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  • Amid ‘arms race’ kerfuffle, Trump releases friendly Putin letter

    Amid ‘arms race’ kerfuffle, Trump releases friendly Putin letter0

    President-elect Donald Trump on Friday made public a conciliatory holiday letter from Russian President Vladimir Putin and said the two countries can forge a constructive new relationship or “travel an alternate path.” Trump released the message, which was dated December 15, after reportedly shrugging off concerns he might trigger a nuclear arms race. In the

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  • Why did North Carolina’s deal to repeal HB2 come undone?

    Why did North Carolina’s deal to repeal HB2 come undone?0

    A deal to scrap House Bill 2 (HB2), the “bathroom bill” that’s caused tremendous tension in the Tar Heel State, fell apart Wednesday night in a raucous special session where state legislators hurled recriminations at each other — a microcosm of the state’s deeply divided politics. For North Carolina’s pro-LGBT contingent, the standoff kicked off

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  • Trump: Gingrich wrong that ‘drain the swamp’ is over

    Trump: Gingrich wrong that ‘drain the swamp’ is over0

    Donald Trump declared Thursday that he still plans to “drain the swamp” of alleged Washington corruption, bluntly contradicting former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s claim a day earlier that the president-elect had dumped that signature campaign slogan. “Someone incorrectly stated that the phrase ‘DRAIN THE SWAMP’ was no longer being used by me. Actually, we will

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