Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics by John Wagner and Matt Zapotosky by John Wagner and Matt Zapotosky Email the author April 16 at 12:31 PM Email the author President Trump took fresh aim at fired FBI director James B. Comey on Monday, lambasting his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server and asserting again that Comey and another FBI official had committed crimes. Trump’s comments on Twitter were his first since Comey’s high-profile television interview Sunday night in which he said he believes Trump is “morally unfit” to be president and that he hopes Trump will be voted out of office. … [Read more...] about The morning after Comey’s interview airs, Trump throws another punch at the fired FBI director
Trump iowa poll
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Annie Linskey Globe Staff April 06, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump’s unconventional presidency has shattered all kinds of norms, but there’s one very local tradition that he seems to be reviving: Massachusetts presidential ambitions.Massachusetts voters had only tenuous ties to the 2016 presidential crop — Hillary Clinton graduated from Wellesley College, and Bernie Sanders hails from neighboring Vermont. Now, thanks in part to the president’s deep unpopularity here, there’s a quintet of notable figures from the state showing up on political forecasters’ lists of possible 2020 contenders.Count them: Senator Elizabeth Warren. Former governor Deval Patrick. Representative Seth Moulton. Even former secretary of state John Kerry and Representative Joe Kennedy III are often named. (And, as a bonus, some theorize — or … [Read more...] about Could there really be five Mass. politicians running against Trump in 2020?
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: April 5, 2018 at 11:13 am | UPDATED: April 5, 2018 at 11:14 am By Caitlin Dewey | Washington Post Bret Davis voted for President Donald Trump in 2016, as did many of his fellow farmers in central Ohio. But as a brewing Chinese trade war begins to threaten U.S. exports, Gordon fears his fifth-generation farm will suffer. The farm, where Davis and his stepson grow 1300 acres of soybeans, corn and wheat for Ritz crackers, may not withstand the long-term drop in crop prices a trade war could bring, Davis said. And while he supports the president’s goal of making foreign trade more “balanced,” he’s increasingly concerned that Trump’s methods could harm the rural Americans who helped put him in office. Soybean-producing counties went for Trump by a margin of more than 12 percent, according to a Washington Post analysis. And yet on Wednesday, Davis and thousands of other farmers woke to the news that China had proposed … [Read more...] about Analysis: Soybean country, also Trump country, could suffer under his trade war with China
An emboldened President Trump is discovering that the policies he once described as easy fixes for the nation are a lot more complicated in reality — creating backlash among allies, frustrating supporters and threatening the pocketbooks of many farming communities that helped get him elected. Freed from the caution of former advisers, Trump has spent recent weeks returning to the gut-level basics that got him elected: tough talk on China, a promise of an immigration crackdown and an isolationist approach to national security. Several people who have spoken to the president say he is telling advisers that he is finally expediting the policies that got him elected and is more comfortable without a number of aides around him who were tempering his instincts. And he often cites rising poll numbers in recent weeks as a reason he should do it his own way, these people said. But at every front he has faced resistance from within his own coalition. Immigration hawks have … [Read more...] about Trump’s easy campaign promises run into the difficulties of reality
President Donald Trump continued his attacks on Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday.Trump attacked another of Bezos's investments, the Washington Post, in a tweet calling the paper Amazon's "chief lobbyist."Washington Post editors have said there is no editorial connection with Amazon and Bezos' investment is through private funds.President Donald Trump on Thursday picked a new way to go after Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos, slamming a Washington Post headline about his recently announced tariffs on China."The Fake News Washington Post, Amazon’s 'chief lobbyist,' has another (of many) phony headlines, 'Trump Defiant As China Adds Trade Penalties'," Trump said. "WRONG! Should read, 'Trump Defiant as U.S. Adds Trade Penalties, Will End Barriers And Massive I.P. Theft.' Typically bad reporting!"This is not the first time that Trump has attacked the Washington Post's relationship with Amazon. As far back as July 2017, the president suggested the Post was being used for Amazon's … [Read more...] about Trump picks the ‘Fake News Washington Post’ as newest target in his war against Amazon