Gold Star families dispute Trump’s claims

Donald Trump. Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images Gold Star families are speaking out after President Donald Trump said his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, did not call the families of fallen soldiers. A number of Gold Star families who lost their children or spouses in the military during Trump’s term in office said the president has yet […]

To some Gold Star families, Trump has comforted, helped them heal

CLOSE The congresswoman claiming President Trump told the widow of a fallen soldier “he knew what he signed up for” is now facing threatening phone calls. Buzz60 Sgt. Eric Michael Houck’s casket is carried out following his funeral service on June 20, 2017.(Photo: Erica Brechtelsbauer/The Leaf-Chronicle) Family members of three 101st Airborne Division soldiers who […]

Paul Ryan roasts Trump at Al Smith Dinner

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) is defending herself against remarks made Thursday by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, saying she never stood up during the dedication of an FBI building and claimed to have secured funding for the project. “He shouldn’t be able to just say that, that is terrible,” she told the Miami […]

Bush, Obama blasts will be water off Trump’s back

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John Kelly knows what happens when troops are killed. He experienced it firsthand.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Oct. 19 defended President Trump’s call to the widow of a soldier killed in action. (Reuters) White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly defended President Trump on Thursday, saying that Trump had “bravely” called families of four fallen American soldiers. Kelly’s appearance was an attempt to manage a growing […]

Ryan’s friends flee as frustration with Trump grows

Paul Ryan’s governing caucus is dwindling. A number of the speaker’s closest comrades in the House have called it quits in recent weeks because they’re tired of President Donald Trump’s antics, depressed over the GOP’s dearth of legislative accomplishments this year or have personal reasons. Whatever the causes, the departures are certain to make Ryan’s […]