News conferences raise issue of Trump seeking softballs

Feb 14, 2017

News conferences raise issue of Trump seeking softballs

President Donald Trump managed to avoid questions about hot-button issues facing the White House — such as the future of national security adviser Michael Flynn and the North Korean missile launch — in a news conference Monday where selected reporters asked nonchallenging questions and ...

State Department silent as Trump forges foreign policy

Feb 8, 2017

State Department silent as Trump forges foreign policy

President Donald Trump’s two-week blitz of national security initiatives has shaken up world affairs, but Washington’s own foreign policy headquarters has fallen all but silent. While daily White House news conferences have become must-see political theater, the State Department has not held a press ...