Deb Riechmann

PHILADELPHIA | Trump set for his first Army-Navy football game as president

PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump mixed politics and sports Saturday, announcing the departure of his chief of staff before settling in for Army-Navy football game. The commander in chief flew to Philadelphia for the 119th meeting in the storied rivalry between the service academies, and was to officiate the coin toss at Lincoln Financial Field, … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Trump set for his first Army-Navy football game as president

WASHINGTON | Heather Nauert likely to be quizzed on her diplomatic resume

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s pick to be America’s ambassador at the United Nations is likely to face questions about her thin diplomatic resume during an upcoming Senate confirmation hearing that will shine fresh attention on the president’s “America first” approach to foreign policy. If confirmed by the Senate, Heather Nauert, a 48-year-old former Fox … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Heather Nauert likely to be quizzed on her diplomatic resume

WASHINGTON | Bush remembered for enjoying a joke, even aimed at himself

WASHINGTON — Memories of George H.W. Bush’s underappreciated sense of humor drew laughter and brought smiles to the sorrowful mourning of the death of America’s 41st president. Presidential historian Jon Meacham recounted how comedian Dana Carvey once said that the key to doing his iconic impersonation of Bush was to mimic “Mr. Rogers trying to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Bush remembered for enjoying a joke, even aimed at himself

WASHINGTON | Memories of Bush humor brought smiles to sorrowful farewell

WASHINGTON  — Memories of George H.W. Bush’s underappreciated sense of humor drew laughter and brought smiles to the sorrowful mourning of the death of America’s 41st president. Presidential historian Jon Meacham recounted how comedian Dana Carvey once said that the key to doing his iconic impersonation of Bush was to mimic “Mr. Rogers trying to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Memories of Bush humor brought smiles to sorrowful farewell

WASHINGTON | White House staffers admonished for posting political tweets

WASHINGTON  — Six former and current White House staffers were reprimanded Friday for posting political tweets, such as the campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” and “MAGA,” on Twitter accounts they use for government business. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel sent warning letters to the six warning them that their tweets violated the Hatch … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House staffers admonished for posting political tweets

WASHINGTON | First lady calls opioids ‘worst drug crisis’ in US history

WASHINGTON  — First lady Melania Trump is calling the opioid epidemic the “worst drug crisis in American history” and says she is struck by how it has touched the lives of so many people. Mrs. Trump is speaking Wednesday about the crisis at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She says the stigma of shame must … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First lady calls opioids ‘worst drug crisis’ in US history

WASHINGTON | Trump says CIA has not found Saudi prince culpable in murder

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday disputed that U.S. intelligence officials had concluded that the de facto leader of American ally Saudi Arabia ordered the killing of a U.S.-based journalist critical of the kingdom’s royal family. Citing vehement denials by the crown prince and king that they were involved, Trump said “maybe the world … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says CIA has not found Saudi prince culpable in murder

WASHINGTON | Trump’s embrace of Saudi Arabia causes GOP rift

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump‘s embrace of Saudi Arabia has exposed a foreign policy rift in the Republican Party, as some of his GOP colleagues warn that not punishing the kingdom for its role in killing a U.S.-based columnist will have dangerous consequences. Many Republicans — even Sens. Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul, who share … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s embrace of Saudi Arabia causes GOP rift