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.
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.
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pointed to her willingness to speak to Wall Street firms and the poor “optics” of those highly-paid appearances as a contributing factor for her loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
The U.S. said it would seek a vote Monday on a draft United Nations Security Council resolution on North Korea, as it pushes for fresh sanctions against the regime after its recent nuclear test.
North Korea said the U.S. will “pay dearly” after its United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said the isolated nation was “begging for war,” again ratcheting up tensions as world leaders consider a fresh round of sanctions.
President Donald Trump said it’s not “inevitable” that the U.S. will wind up in a war with North Korea over its continued development of nuclear weapons, but that military action remains an option.
President Donald Trump said Thursday there are “a lot of good reasons” to get rid of the U.S. debt ceiling as Senate Democrats began exploring a possible deal with the president to end the recurring fiscal standoffs.
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.
With Texas still being lashed by rain and rescues still underway, President Donald Trump vowed that the government’s response to Hurricane Harvey would serve as a model for disaster recovery.
President Donald Trump pledged the full support of the federal government to residents of Texas and Louisiana hit by Hurricane Harvey and said he expected Congress to act quickly on funding for emergency assistance.
President Donald Trump promised swift emergency funding to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey, but Republicans in Congress will have the ultimate say over how much aid is delivered -- and how quickly it begins to flow.
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.
President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is beginning to respect the U.S., the latest comments that suggest his administration is moving closer to seeking talks over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal.
President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to bring the U.S. government to the brink of a shutdown if needed to pressure Congress into funding the border wall that was a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Donald Trump faced a second day of criticism after failing to personally denounce white nationalists, neo-Nazis and others who held a rally in Virginia that ended with a deadly car-ramming attack on pedestrians.
A top income-tax rate of 44 percent for Americans earning more than $5 million per year isn’t under consideration, a White House official said Monday, knocking down a proposal said to be backed by top Trump adviser Steve Bannon.
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.
President Donald Trump’s hastily tweeted declaration that he’ll bar transgender people from serving in the military has run into the realities of Pentagon bureaucracy.
First came the surprise tweets, then the confusion. Now, the Trump administration is scrambling to formulate the policy.
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.
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.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had a second encounter while at the G-20 summit in Germany earlier this month that wasn’t disclosed at the time, a White House official said Tuesday.
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.
Beau McElhattan has a helpful tip for Donald Trump’s commission on voting fraud.
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.
Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman called Donald Trump a “whack job” and urged him to get his “head in the game” after the president tweeted about him from the Group of 20 summit in Germany on Friday.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that efforts by China to try to influence North Korea have “not worked out,” suggesting he is weighing new options on dealing with the pariah nation.
The American-led military coalition in Syria said it has repositioned aircraft after Russia threatened to treat its warplanes as targets in response to the U.S. downing of a Syrian government jet.
President Donald Trump said America’s teenagers should have broad access to apprenticeships to prepare them for jobs.
Ousted FBI chief James Comey called Donald Trump’s shifting explanations for firing him “lies, plain and simple” during his Senate testimony.
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.
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.
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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton rolled out her next act on Monday, launching a political group that will tap her prominence to raise money for groups opposing the man who defeated her and his agenda.
President Donald Trump had misgivings about retaining James Comey as FBI director as early as his election in November, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.
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.
Donald Trump’s first foreign trip as president will begin with a symbolic tour of sacred centers of the three major Abrahamic religions, with stops at the Vatican, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.
President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to force a government shutdown later this year after congressional Democrats and Republicans struck a budget deal that largely neglected his priorities.
President Donald Trump said Monday the Republican health-care bill being negotiated in Congress ultimately will protect Americans with pre-existing conditions as well as Obamacare does.
President Donald Trump declared his continuing commitment to gun rights, construction of a border wall and keeping out immigrants sympathetic to Islamist extremists before a gathering of one of the nation’s largest and best-organized conservative groups.
U.S. President Donald Trump intensified a trade dispute with Canada, slapping tariffs of up to 24 percent on imported softwood lumber in a move that drew swift criticism from the Canadian government, which vowed to sue if needed.
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.
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.
President Donald Trump took aim at information-technology outsourcing companies Tuesday as he ordered a review of H-1B visa programs to favor more skilled and highly paid applicants.
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.
The White House will no longer disclose logs of visitors to the 18-acre complex where President Donald Trump lives and works, Trump administration officials said Friday.
China’s abstention from a United Nations resolution condemning the chemical attack in Syria is the most significant sign yet of warmer ties between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump after they met last week.
President Donald Trump said he thinks it’s “unlikely” Russia had no advance knowledge of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons attack on civilians last week.
The Trump administration said evidence clearly showed Syria was behind a chemical attack on civilians this month and accused Russia of trying to cover up for its ally, Bashar al-Assad, by spreading disinformation.
U.S. President Donald Trump added public pressure to his efforts to encourage China to rein in North Korea, saying Tuesday that he told Chinese President Xi Jinping that such action will help improve the conditions of a trade deal with the U.S.
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.
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.
President Donald Trump asked Congress to slash nearly $18 billion from medical research, education and other programs for the remainder of the current fiscal year to finance construction of a border wall and build up the military.
Jared Kushner will face questioning by the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its investigations into ties between the Russian government and President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, the panel said Monday.
Democrats seized on the House health-care vote as an opportunity to inflict political damage on vulnerable Republicans.
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.