The Memo: Is Michelle Obama the one critic Trump can’t hit back?

Former first lady Michelle Obama has slammed President Trump as she begins touring for her memoir, but Trump has not hit back in earnest – yet.

The Memo: Dem hopes for 2020 grow in midterms afterglow

Democrats are gaining confidence about winning back the White House in 2020 in the days following last week’s midterm elections. And they increasingly think a candidate from the party’s left flank could be the person to d…

The Memo: Five lessons for 2020 from the 2018 exit polls

The exit polls from the midterm elections are telling important stories, even as the final races are still being tallied.As attention begins to focus on the 2020 election cycle and President Trump’s reelection hope…

The Memo: Why Trump thinks he won the midterms

President Trump believes he won the midterms.The claim is clearly one-sided, given the Democratic takeover of the House – but it’s not nearly as ridiculous as some of his critics appear to believe.Plenty tha…

Midterms: The winners and losers

Tuesday was the most anticipated, most hyped – and likely most-watched – midterm election of modern times.The reason was simple: It was widely seen as a referendum on President Trump.Yet the verdict is far f…

The Memo: Trump and Obama face off in midterms

ATLANTA – President Trump and former President Obama are in a full-blown proxy war centered on Tuesday’s midterm elections.The president and his predecessor have been rallying supporters in critical states in the f…

The Memo: Trump base will be tested in midterms

One major question looms over the midterms: Can Trump transfer the fervor of the voters who elected him in 2016 to other candidates in his party?

The Memo: Bomb attacks expose festering divisions 

Partisan enmity, incendiary rhetoric and polarization were under a more intense spotlight than ever Wednesday, after crude explosive devices were sent to several leading Democratic politicians, and to CNN.President…

The Memo: Trump fuels GOP’s midterm momentum

President Trump is hitting the same fiery rhetorical notes that helped get him elected in 2016 – and it might just be working, with the midterm elections two weeks away.At rallies, Trump has blasted the Democratic…

The Memo: Trump in a corner on Saudi Arabia

The Republican critiques point to a larger problem for Trump.

The Memo: Saudi storm darkens for Trump

President Trump edged toward a harder line with Saudi Arabia on Thursday.But the shift came only after the administration faced pressure for a response to the apparent killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi that cri…

Trump rails against Dems at Pennsylvania rally as Hurricane Michael batters Florida

ERIE, Pa. – President Trump praised his own record as “the greatest revolution to ever take place in our country” during a speech at a full-to-capacity hockey arena in Erie, Pa., on Wednesday evening.The grandiose…

The Memo: Trump’s shot at Ford seems to backfire

President Trump’s latest shot in the culture war appeared to backfire Wednesday, as Republicans distanced themselves from comments he had made at a rally the previous evening.The president, speaking in Southaven, M…

The Memo: GOP risks disaster with Kavanaugh, midterms

Progressives are certain the GOP will end up on the losing side.

The Memo: Could Kavanaugh furor spark another ‘year of the woman’?

Political insiders are trying to forecast the potential ramifications after Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination is roiled by sexual assault allegations.

The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh

Republicans who were facing a politically nightmarish predicament on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have gotten a reprieve from the most unlikely quarter: Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Kavanaugh…

The Memo: Kavanaugh firestorm consumes political world

A woman’s allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in their youth has upended the judge’s confirmation process – and it threatens to have deep political implications for President Trump…

The Memo: Manafort pulls surprise on Trump with Mueller deal

The pressure on President Trump was ratcheted up a few more notches on Friday with news of Paul Manafort striking a deal to cooperate with Robert Mueller’s prosecutors.The decision by Manafort, T…

Trump cancels visit to Ireland

President Trump’s scheduled trip to Ireland in mid-November has been canceled, an administration source confirmed to The Hill on Tuesday.No reason was given for the cancellation, although Trump was expected to face…

Trump faces buzzsaw in ‘year of the woman’

President Trump’s attitude toward women – and toward the #MeToo movement – is getting new attention as members of both parties focus on the importance of female voters in an election dubbed by many as the “year of the wom…