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Trump issues fresh warning to North Korea, says U.S. military is “locked and loaded”

2:04 pm Aug. 11, 2017

President Donald Trump on Friday again warned North Korea not to attack American interests or allies, as Mr. Trump tweeted out photos of U.S. military forces on the Pacific island of Guam, aiming his remarks directly at the leader of the Pyongyang regime, Kim Jong Un, again saying that any military action by North Korea will meet with a swift and serious U.S. response.

“If he does anything with respect to

What if Trump pushed out McConnell? It might not change anything

9:56 pm Aug. 10, 2017

President Donald Trump raised a lot of eyebrows on Capitol Hill this week by repeatedly going after Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, demanding that the top Republican do more to push ahead with plans to overhaul the Obama health law, and also to spur action on other top Trump priorities, like bills on tax reform, and new money for roads and bridges.

Let’s imagine for a moment that President Trump could wave

Trump renews warning to Pyongyang, tells North Korea to ‘get their act together’

2:23 pm Aug. 10, 2017

Not backing off one bit from his threat earlier this week to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea, President Donald Trump on Thursday again warned the Pyongyang regime against any direct threats to American interests or allies, saying the U.S. will not stand for any North Korean aggression.

“North Korea better get their act together, or they’re going to be in trouble, like few nations ever have been in trouble

Trump again jabs at McConnell over failure of GOP health care bill

11:43 am Aug. 10, 2017

For a second straight day, President Donald Trump expressed his public frustration with the top Republican in the U.S. Senate, chiding Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over the failure to get a bill approved that would overhaul the Obama health law, as the White House reinforced Mr. Trump’s displeasure.

“I’m very disappointed in Mitch,” Mr. Trump said.

“All I hear is ‘repeal and replace,’” the President said of the GOP push to

Top officials offer conflicting message on Trump ‘fire and fury remarks’

6:41 pm Aug. 9, 2017

There were conflicting explanations offered Wednesday to news organizations by the Trump Administration on why President Donald Trump had threatened a vigorous military attack against North Korea, when he vowed Tuesday to unleash “fire and fury like the world has never seen” on the Pyongyang regime of Kim Jong Un.

In a series of leaks to major news organizations, top White House officials portrayed the statement as one that was

Trump says U.S. nuclear arsenal “far stronger” than ever before

7:43 am Aug. 9, 2017

A day after threatening to unleash “fire and fury like the world has never seen,” on North Korea for that nation’s threats to attack U.S. targets, President Donald Trump kept up the public pressure on the Pyongyang Regime on Wednesday, expressing confidence in the power and capability of the U.S. military’s nuclear weapons arsenal.

“My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal,” the President said on

Lawmakers urge caution as Trump threatens North Korea with “fire and fury”

9:04 pm Aug. 8, 2017

Spread around the country during a summer legislative recess, lawmakers in Congress mainly urged caution after President Donald Trump on Tuesday publicly threatened North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen,” in response to growing threats by the Pyongyang regime to possibly attack the United States.

“We need to be firm and deliberate with North Korea, but reckless rhetoric is not a strategy to keep America safe,”

Trump vows to meet threats from North Korea with “fire and fury”

2:37 pm Aug. 8, 2017

With new reports that North Korea has figured out how to make nuclear weapons small enough to fit on a missile, President Donald Trump warned the Pyongyang regime on Tuesday that any effort to threaten or attack the United States would be met with a decisive U.S. military response.

“As I said, they will be met with fire, fury and frankly, power – the likes of which the world has never

With health care bill in limbo, GOP shifts into push for major tax reform

8:56 pm Aug. 6, 2017

As a GOP plan to overhaul the Obama health law foundered in the U.S. Senate earlier this month, Republicans in Congress quickly shifted their focus in recent days to a new goal, getting a major tax reform bill to the President’s desk, though many on Capitol Hill believe the undertaking could be more complicated – and includes even more political pitfalls – than the derailed debate on a plan to