Obama-era veteran picked to lead Democratic Party

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Opposition Democrats on Saturday chose Tom Perez as their new leader, tapping an establishment figure to lead the fight against President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress.Perez, a labor secretary under former president Barack Obama and the party’s first Hispanic-American leader, immediately named the contest’s runner-up, leftist lawmaker Keith Ellison, […]

Trump Denounces F.B.I. Over Leaks, Demanding Investigation

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President Trump on Friday assailed the F.B.I. as a dangerously porous agency, charging that leaks of classified information from within its ranks were putting the country at risk — and calling for an immediate hunt for the leakers.Mr. Trump’s complaints were his latest attacks on his own government’s law enforcement […]

Mike Pence, on Europe Trip, Says Trump Supports E.U. and NATO

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Vice President Mike Pence told a rattled Europe on Monday that President Trump fully supported crucial European institutions — despite the president’s perplexing comments and occasional insults — and said he supported the firing of the national security adviser.“The president did ask me to come here to Brussels, to the […]

Trump changes his tune on defense aid for Japan

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With a hug and a handshake, President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe opened a new chapter in U.S.-Japan relations on Friday with Trump abruptly setting aside campaign pledges to force Tokyo to pay more for U.S. defense aid.The two leaders appeared to have established a quick friendship […]