Jules Witcover

02/21/2017 - 1:00pm

    Donald Trump's first solo White House news conference as president Thursday, launched with little advance notice, was a bold and aggressive strategy to co-opt one of the news media's prime information vehicles.

    He filibustered for more than an hour of the traditional meeting of president...

01/28/2017 - 1:00pm

    Nearly a week after President Trump's inaugural speech, what lingers is not its eloquence or poetry -- there was little of either -- but rather its dismal view of where this country stands now and Trump's conceit, as he put it at the Republican convention, that "only I can fix it."...

01/24/2017 - 6:00pm

    New President Donald Trump adopted a generally more civil and conciliatory tone in his inaugural address while doubling down on his campaign allegation that Washington politicians were out for themselves, a situation he said was going the change fast.

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01/20/2017 - 9:45am

    Today's inauguration of Donald Trump as our 45th president will be the 16th I've witnessed in Washington, in person or via television, going back to Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957. All have been confirmations of the marvel of continuity in the transition of national power.

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01/18/2017 - 5:00pm

    In the congressional Republicans' rush to put some meat on the bones of the president-elect's pledge to bury Obamacare, they've already found themselves out of the starting gate without another horse to ride.

    After trying about 60 times...

01/15/2017 - 1:00pm

    President Obama's decision to go home to Chicago to deliver his farewell address to the nation was not too surprising, considering he will be leaving a Washington that over the last eight years has brought him as much heartache as satisfaction.

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