Tag: Mulvaney, Mick

Trump’s Dorian Tweet Whips Up a Fight Over a Science Powerhouse

SILVER SPRING, Md. — On Friday morning in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., government scientists in khakis and sensible shoes bustled to work — beneath a towering bronze sculpture of a hand releasing seabirds — heading for a small scientific agency caught up in a political mess triggered by President Trump’s tweet about Hurricane Dorian. […]

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White House Pressed Agency to Repudiate Weather Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump

WASHINGTON — The White House was directly involved in pressing a federal scientific agency to repudiate the weather forecasters who contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian would probably strike Alabama, according to several people familiar with the events. Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, to […]

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The Tea Party Didn’t Get What It Wanted, but It Did Unleash the Politics of Anger

In the late summer of 2009, as the recession-ravaged economy bled half a million jobs a month, the country seemed to lose its mind. Lawmakers accustomed to scheduling town hall meetings where no one would show up suddenly faced shouting crowds of hundreds, some of whom brought a holstered pistol or a rifle slung over […]

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A Gyrating Economy, and Trump’s Volatile Approach to It, Raise Alarms

BIARRITZ, France — President Trump has again tossed out the economic and political playbook that guided other occupants of the Oval Office for generations as the United States dominated the flow of goods and services across the world. In the space of a few hours, he declared that his own central bank chief was an […]

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Trump Administration Drops Proposal to Cut Foreign Aid After Intense Debate

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday rejected a proposal from budget hawks in the administration to curb foreign aid spending after objections from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and lawmakers from both parties, officials briefed on the decision said. The White House’s Office of Management and Budget, which since 2017 has been led by Mick […]

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No One Attacked Trump More in 2016 Than Republicans. It Didn’t Work.

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has called President Trump an “existential threat” to the nation. Senator Kamala Harris has warned on the campaign trail that the president is a racist. After the mass shooting in El Paso this month, in which a Texas man who confessed to killing 22 people echoed […]

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Trump’s Trip to Dayton and El Paso: The Back Story

WASHINGTON — By the time President Trump arrived in El Paso on Wednesday, on the second leg of a trip to meet with people affected by mass shootings in two cities, he was frustrated that his attacks on his political adversaries had resulted in more coverage than the cheery reception he received at a hospital […]

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As Congress Seeks Budget Deal, Negotiators Try to Sideline Mulvaney

WASHINGTON — As the federal government inches closer toward a potentially disastrous default on its debts, lawmakers and some Trump administration officials desperate for a budget deal have carefully maneuvered negotiations away from the man who has emerged as the common enemy: Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff. Mr. Mulvaney made his […]

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White House Considers Restoring the Daily Briefing for the Next Press Secretary

WASHINGTON — Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s announcement that she would step down as White House press secretary has set off the latest round of musical chairs in the West Wing and an internal debate over whether to revive the daily news briefing as President Trump heads into the thick of election season. Some White House officials […]

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Mulvaney Says McCain Ship Episode Is ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

WASHINGTON — Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s acting chief of staff, sought on Sunday to play down the White House’s directive to hide a Navy destroyer named after Senator John McCain during the president’s visit to a naval base in Japan last week. Mr. Mulvaney said that a young White House staff member, knowing of Mr. […]

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