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Jennifer Epstein

Jennifer Epstein is a correspondent covering Hillary Clinton. Before joining Bloomberg Politics in February 2015, she spent more than four years at Politico, most recently as a White House reporter. She also covered the 2012 Obama campaign and general politics. She previously worked for Inside Higher Ed and Time Magazine. Epstein is a graduate of Princeton University, where she majored in history and was managing editor of the Daily Princetonian.

Trump Invites Pelosi and Schumer to Dinner

President Donald Trump has invited the Democratic leaders of the House and Senate, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, to dine with him at the White House on Wednesday, two people familiar with the matter said.

Trump Seeks $7.85 Billion for Harvey, Action on Debt Limit

President Donald Trump visited storm-ravaged Texas Saturday saying he hopes for a “quick process” getting Congress to approve almost $8 billion in initial Hurricane Harvey relief despite concerns that some Republicans will balk at suggestions it be tied to lifting the federal debt ceiling.

Trump Calls for Unity After Attacking Media

President Donald Trump dramatically shifted tone to make a plea for national unity one day after delivering an extended diatribe against the media and political opponents.

Trump Hits Media, Angrily Defends Charlottesville Response

President Donald Trump delivered an angry and forceful defense of his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, declaring at a campaign-style rally of supporters in Phoenix that the news media had distorted his position.

Cohn to Remain in White House Economic Post, Official Says

Top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn, who has been leading the Trump administration’s effort to overhaul the U.S. tax code, will remain in his position as director of the National Economic Council, a White House official said.

Bannon Tells Magazine About His White House Feuds Over China

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told a journalist about his long-simmering feud with some of President Donald Trump’s top economic advisers, saying in an interview with The American Prospect that he battles them often, especially over his determination to take a tougher position on China.

Trump Pivots Back to Blame `Both Sides' for Virginia Melee

A day after belatedly faulting white supremacists for deadly clashes in Virginia, President Donald Trump returned to his controversial position that there was “blame on both sides” for the weekend violence -- remarks that caught his own aides off-guard.

U.S. Adds Sanctions on Iran Over Ballistic Missile Program

The U.S. moved to add more sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile program as President Donald Trump signals increasing frustration with the Islamic Republic and the accord over its nuclear program reached during the Obama administration.

Priebus Hangs In After Scaramucci’s Epic Takedown Attempt

Reince Priebus showed no sign of departing his job after an epic takedown attempt on Thursday by President Donald Trump’s new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, who used interviews with CNN and the New Yorker magazine to accuse the White House chief of staff of leaking information about him.

Ailing John McCain Will Fly to Washington for Health-Care Vote

U.S. Senator John McCain, who underwent surgery last week for brain cancer, will return to Washington Tuesday as the Senate prepares to take up embattled healthcare legislation, a dramatic development that could boost Republican efforts to get enough votes to pass the measure.

U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Iran After Saying It Meets Nuclear Deal

President Donald Trump’s administration said Iran is complying with an international accord to curb its nuclear weapons program but isn’t living up to the spirit of the pact, and it imposed new sanctions on the Islamic Republic to punish what it calls persistent efforts to destabilize the Middle East.

Trump Won't Say Whether Putin Meddled But Would Host Him in U.S.

President Donald Trump said he’s willing to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House “at the right time,” while repeatedly sidestepping questions about whether he believed Putin’s denials of meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Republican Candidate Charged With Assault as Montana Votes

A U.S. House election Thursday in Montana that was shaping up as a referendum on President Donald Trump is drawing national attention for another reason: The Republican candidate was charged with assaulting a reporter who was trying to ask him a question.

Trump Denies Trying to Quash Flynn Probe, Any Links to Russia

President Donald Trump denied trying to quash an FBI investigation of his former national security adviser and said there was no collusion by his campaign with the Russians who used hacking and disinformation to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

Russia's Lavrov Drops by White House After Trump Fires Comey

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Donald Trump at the White House Wednesday a day after the U.S. president fired the FBI director -- and brought with him the Russian envoy who is at the center of intrigue about Trump campaign officials’ contacts with the Russian government.

Democrats Must Compromise on Trump Budget Demands, Mulvaney Says

Democrats will need to agree to fund some of President Donald Trump’s key projects, including a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, if they want to reach a deal to keep the government running beyond the end of the month, the White House budget director said Thursday.

Trump Wants $200 Billion for Infrastructure, Mulvaney Says

President Donald Trump plans to propose spending about $200 billion in taxpayer dollars on an infrastructure development plan that would leverage private financing, his budget director said -- adding that the plan won’t be ready until this fall.

Trump Pick for Export-Import Bank Is Critical of Its Mission

President Donald Trump said Friday he’ll nominate a critic of the U.S. Export-Import Bank -- one who has derided the bank as “corporate welfare” -- to run the institution, which has been operating under strict lending limits because of a partisan battle over its mission.

GOP Paid White House's Priebus Almost $500,000, Filing Shows

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus received almost $500,000 from the Republican National Committee in 2016 as he led the party to wins at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a financial disclosure form released Friday.

Clinton Assails Trump's Cuts to State Department She Led

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday criticized President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts to foreign aid and urged the administration not to retreat from engagement with the world, saying the moves would threaten the nation’s safety.

Obama Defends Health-Care Law Ahead of GOP Repeal Vote

Former President Barack Obama marked the seventh anniversary Thursday of his signing of the Affordable Care Act with a defense of the law’s accomplishments as House Republicans prepare to vote on their own health-care bill rolling back key pieces of the 2010 measure.