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Philip Rucker
White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post | Political Analyst for MSNBC & NBC News | philip.rucker@washpost.com
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Rosalind Helderman 19h
"We're all human." profiles the prosecutor who made the cut-and-paste error heard round the world, accidentally revealing Julian Assange has been criminally charged.
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Philip Rucker Nov 16
Asked why he didn't go anything to honor veterans on Veterans Day, Trump tells Chris Wallace: "I should have done that, I was extremely busy on calls for the country, we did a lot of calling as you know."
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Seung Min Kim Nov 16
Not exactly an epic victory when you consider that Republicans began cycle with 52 seats and there was some private chatter early on that they could reach 60 seats because of the 10 Trump-state Ds who were up in 2018
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Peter Baker Nov 16
This may be a first: White House plays Elvis song during Medal of Freedom ceremony at which the late singer will be a recipient. "I’d like to hear the rest of the song,” Trump says after it is cut off.
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Josh Dawsey Nov 16
"A TOTAL WITCH HUNT LIKE NO OTHER IN AMERICAN HISTORY!" Trump tweeted yesterday.
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Philip Rucker Nov 16
Trump insisted three times that he, not his lawyers, wrote answers to Mueller's questions. "My lawyers don’t write answers," Trump said. "I write answers."
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Philip Rucker Nov 16
Trump: “I like to take everything personally because you do better that way."
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Philip Rucker Nov 16
Trump on yesterday's Twitter outburst over Mueller: “I’m not agitated. It’s a hoax. The whole thing is a hoax. There was no collusion.”
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Peter Baker Nov 16
Trump says his people are treated badly at press briefings and he has told them that they can just leave. Except that there really aren’t formal press briefings anymore. What for decades was a daily briefing now occurs maybe once every two or three or four weeks.
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Philip Rucker Nov 16
Trump on media "decorum": “I’ve instructed my people when they’re not treated properly you have the right to just leave, any time you want.”
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Philip Rucker Nov 16
Trump keeps asking advisers whether Mike Pence is loyal, and some advisers say the VP has used up his utility, & write
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Philip Rucker Nov 16
Trump says he is about finished answering Mueller's questions but has not yet submitted them. “I’ve answered them very easily,” he told reporters. “You always have to be careful answering questions for people who have bad intentions." Via
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Philip Rucker Nov 16
Trump on CNN ruling: “We have to practice decorum. We want total freedom of the press... we’re setting up a certain standard which is what the court is requesting.” via pooler
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Karen Travers Nov 16
. today: "There must be decorum at the White House.” Trump to reporters recently: “What a stupid question that is” “I know you're not thinking. You never do” “You are a rude, terrible person" “You're creating violence by your question” "That's such a racist question"
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Dan Eggen Nov 16
A scale that is still hard to comprehend: More than 900 were killed at Jonestown 40 years ago this weekend.
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Philip Rucker Nov 16
A big win for press freedom -- a federal judge on Friday ruled in favor of CNN and reporter Jim Acosta, ordering the White House to temporarily restore the press credentials that the Trump Administration took away, reports
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The Washington Post Nov 16
Reporter Jim Acosta’s White House credentials temporarily restored after judge grants CNN's motion against Trump administration
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Peter Alexander Nov 16
BREAKING: Judge says the White House “must provide due process if they are to revoke Mr. Acosta’s hard pass." On Acosta "laying hands" on WH intern, judge says that's "likely untrue." h/t
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Josh Dawsey Nov 16
A new twitter bio.
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