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Trump’s Chief of Staff Is Having a Great Time

4:24 PM ET Here’s the thing, Mick Mulvaney says, sitting in his West Wing office on Wednesday afternoon: He knows that Donald Trump’s administration doesn’t always make good on conservative ideals. He knows that they’re “spending a bunch of money on stuff we’re not supposed to,” and that all the excess doesn’t comport...

Trump Learns to Live With NATO—And Vice Versa

April 3, 2019 Two-plus years into the Trump presidency, NATO is learning to live with the U.S. president, and vice versa. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has been praised for his deft touch with Trump—for making him feel his concerns are heard even as he defends NATO’s value. For his part, Trump has long...

The Senate Could Embarrass Trump Over His National Emergency

March 14, 2019 Real power is fear. So said Donald Trump in the thick of the 2016 presidential race. He’s carried the dictum into the White House. Since taking office, President Trump has used fear as a cudgel both to cow top administration officials and intimidate Republican lawmakers loath to see him endorse...