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Trump’s Pick to Lead Indian Health Service Withdraws Nomination – New...

President Trump’s nominee to lead the Indian Health Service has withdrawn his name from consideration for the position, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Humans Services said Wednesday. The withdrawal of the nominee, Robert Weaver, follows Wall Street Journal reports that said he had inaccurately represented his qualifications to the Senate Committee on…

Do Trump’s ‘Approval’ Numbers Tell Us About Him, or About Us?...

He is not the first modern president to obsess over these ratings, but the nature of his obsession is different. Presidents from Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush spoke bluntly about approval as a means to an end. For Trump, approval seems to be the end. His primary pre-presidential business was, quite literally, being popular,…

Trump Should Get Behind Romney’s Candidacy, McConnell Says – New York...

While enthusiastic about the handful of Senate candidates, including Mr. Romney, he has helped recruit, Mr. McConnell offered a sober assessment of what the party faces in the first midterm election of Mr. Trump’s unpopular presidency. “The odds are that we will lose seats in the House and the Senate,” Mr. McConnell said in the…

In Pursuit of Peace, Trump Generates Rare Friction With Netanyahu –...

Certainly, Mr. Trump is not missing chances to press his case. Aides recount, for example, that last month, when he reached Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on his cellphone in Davos, Switzerland, Mr. Mnuchin relayed that he was in a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan. Mr. Trump requested to speak to the king, whom…

Corker Reconsiders Retirement, but He Must Win Over Trump to Do...

And without Mr. Trump’s direct intervention, Ms. Blackburn is highly unlikely to bow to Mr. Corker. “Marsha Blackburn is not getting out of this race regardless of who gets in,” said Ward Baker, the Nashville-area lawmaker’s chief strategist. Further, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, has rebuffed Mr. Corker by telling him that…
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