Under new scrutiny after reports that he proposed secret back-channel communications with Russians, the President's son-in-law and trusted advisor could reach for more benign Nixon-era parallels, writes Julian Zelizer. But can these hold up?
President Donald Trump's first presidential foray onto the international stage should be judged as a success. His visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy were well managed by the White House and effectively advanced some key foreign policy goals for the new administration.
Obamacare repeal plan and Trump budget proposal reveal a GOP willing to put the nation's elderly, sick and disabled on the street, while gilding the corporate class and shouting down the rest of the world, writes Ford Vox.
Viral videos of the First Land and Donald Trump from their trip abroad have sparked speculation that they are locked in war of signals and symbols that mainly indicate, says Michael D'Antonio, that Melania is not happy.
The Manchester attacker was a homegrown terrorist and the son of Libyan immigrants -- and may have struggled with a split identity -- feeling neither entirely Western nor of his parents' culture writes Peter Bergen.
When British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her decision to call a general election, she said she was doing so in order to secure her own strong mandate, giving her the authority she needed to negotiate Britain's departure from the EU.
Trump is doing that Obama was reluctant to do: he's picking sides, even when his choices are not ideal, and amid the added urgency, after Manchester attack, to address nations' collective vulnerability to terror, writes Tim Stanley.
People are freaked out about a picture of Trump in Saudi Arabia with his hands on a glowing orb. I'm not freaked, writes David Wheeler. The glowing orb is a friend of mine--whose predictions come true.
Donald Trump's first major trip overseas may be fraught with diplomatic land mines for the President, but the Trump administration can at least comfort itself with the clear hit that Melania Trump has been with the Saudi press.
At first glance, it appears that there are only two clear paths that the US can take when dealing with the Middle East: the Sunni path of Saudi Arabia and the bulk of its Gulf allies, on the one hand; or the Shiite path represented by Iran.
From the obscure felony off misprision, to non-crimes like abuse of power, there are plenty of impeachable transgressions that can be creatively applied to an executive's conduct, writes Danny Cevallos
On Friday the potential for an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump took a quantum leap in strength and legal sustainability when the New York Times reported that Trump had advised two of the investigation's targets that the Russia "pressure" was off and that Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey, who he described as a "nut."
President Donald Trump's trip through the Middle East should puncture a myth Americans have been fed for generations: that this country's foreign policy lives up to its high-minded rhetoric on the advancement of human rights.
After what must have been a lot of hand-wringing and soul-searching, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein chose Robert Mueller as "special counsel" to oversee the investigation into Russia's meddling in the last election, and any unlawful collusion that may have occurred between the Russians and Donald Trump's campaign during that time.
News reports that the President shared secret information with Russia will alarm foreign partners, who are already anxious about his impulsive actions and may pull back on intelligence sharing that helps safeguard Americans.
News reports say the President revealed secret information to the Russians; if true, it is only the latest in a string of fast and loose statements that endanger the country, and for which he bears sole responsibility, writes Frida Ghitis.
The former FBI director--over the past year one of the most scrutinized men in America--chose a bold, lesbian feminist musical,Fun Home for his low-profile/high-profile public appearance, writes Kate Maltby.
After the firing of Comey, it's clear that President Trump can remove anyone and everyone holding a top position at the Justice Department who may be involved in this investigation -- and that's not acceptable, Page Pate writes
Tammy Wynette sang "if you love him you'll forgive him,' but GOP Congress must instead show courage to stand up for something bigger than party and President and demand Russia inquiry get to bottom of election meddling, writes Jen Psaki.
Despite the optics and implications of firing Comey, Trump proceeded on it the way he approaches any problem: intensify it, personalize it, try to score public win. But this time it could backfire, says Tim Stanley.
Though President Trump denies Roger Stone influenced his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, Michael D'Antonio writes Stone is a longtime friend who has undoubtedly shaped the President's ruthless.
If Justice Kennedy wants to preserve his legacy, particularly on issues of gay rights and reproductive health, then it's in his best interest to stay on the court as long as possible, writes Elizabeth Wydra.
While the GOP's latest itieration of a healthcare bill is unlikely to become law, Laurie Garrett writes it is an awful harbinger of what is to come when one party controls all of three branches of government.
When Emmanuel Macron, France's moderate centrist candidate, won Sunday's presidential election against his fiery nationalist opponent Marine Le Pen, he confirmed a trend that should worry right-wing populists -- especially those working in the White House. In an ironic twist, Donald Trump's rise to the presidency -- which was supposed to usher in a sweep of victories for like-minded candidates -- is ruining their chances for success.
The late night talk show host Stephen Colbert is the target of an online campaign aimed at getting him fired over jokes he made about President Donald Trump this week. CNN commentators Judy Gold, Paul Callan and Danny cevallos weigh in on what should happen next:
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer on December 1, 2011, I didn't know what would come next, but I knew it wasn't going to be easy. I feel the same way now, the morning after Republicans in the House of Representatives conspired with our President to destroy critical health care protections that are my lifeline, and that of millions of my fellow Americans.
Sometimes political change happens suddenly. You wake up, and a military junta has taken over your country, or some other kind of revolution has happened. But other times, the climate shifts little by little. A few big gestures of aggression, and then things settle down. Then the cycle repeats, until one day the tipping point is reached and you find your democracy has been transformed into an autocracy.
In his first 100 days, President Trump strongly defended American workers and took steps to protect domestic manufacturing, writes Peter Navarro, Director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy.
Carl Icahn, named an adviser to President Trump, is pushing for a rule change that would save one of his companies hundreds of millions of dollars and he should have to abid by government ethics rules, say Norman Eisen and Fred Wertheimer
The audience at the correspondents dinner believes its profession has been sharpened by Trump. They have gone from being the journalists reporting on a war to soldiers fighting in it, writes Tim Stanley.
President Donald Trump is coming to the end of his first 100 days in office, and everyone has an opinion about his performance. We asked CNN contributors and analysts to weigh on the good, the bad and the what comes next of Trump's first 100 days. The opinions expressed in these commentaries are solely those of the authors.
When FDR took office, the nation was deep into a depression, writes David Gergen. What followed were the most remarkable hundred days since the nation's founding. Franklin Roosevelt built a bridge of hope across the valley, inspiring fresh confidence in the country's future.
Though President Donald Trump has not fully defined his foreign policy priorities, he should make ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers the top of his agenda, Rachel Stohl and Shannon Dick write.
A pamphlet proclaiming that President Abraham Lincoln supported a program of interracial sex to create an "American race" meant to cost him his re-election. It didn't work, but the rumor never truly died.