Articles Written By: Robert Costa

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Sheldon Adelson to have dinner with Trump, adviser says

Sheldon Adelson to have dinner with Trump, adviser says


Republican financier Sheldon Adelson will dine with President Trump on Thursday night at the White House, according to a Trump adviser who was not authorized to speak publicly. Other White House officials and Trump associates are also expected to attend the dinner, the adviser said. Adelson, who has an estimated net worth of $29.6 billion, […]

Christie advises Trump on town-hall tactics ahead of second debate


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who has hosted countless forums with voters and is widely considered one of the GOP’s most talented performers in that setting, spent Sunday advising Donald Trump ahead of the upcoming town-hall debate, according to Rudolph W. Giuliani. Giuliani, a former New York mayor and a Trump confidant, said in an […]

Trump enlists veteran operative David Bossie as deputy campaign manager


David N. Bossie, the veteran conservative operative who has investigated the Clintons for more than two decades, has been named Donald Trump’s deputy campaign manager. The Republican presidential nominee revealed his hire in a phone call with The Washington Post. "A friend of mine for many years," Trump said, speaking from his office in New […]

Trump campaign chief reaches out to former Carter adviser


Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump’s newly installed campaign chief executive, met over the weekend with Patrick Caddell, the longtime Democratic pollster who rose to fame as an adviser to President Jimmy Carter. The meeting, which took place Saturday night at a hotel bar in New York, is the latest example of how Bannon is building his […]

Former Romney strategist Stuart Stevens meets with independent candidate


Stuart Stevens, the former chief strategist for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, met privately Monday morning in Washington with independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin and his advisers. The hour-long conversation was informal, with Stevens offering his encouragement and advice to McMullin, who announced his long-shot candidacy in early August. But Stevens’s willingness to engage with […]

Paul Ryan easily wins his primary but GOP’s populist storm still rages


JANESVILLE, Wis. — House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) reveled in the aftermath of his commanding and expected primary victory Tuesday against Paul Nehlen, a Donald Trump-inspired opponent, by ordering cheese curds and beer for his supporters. But Ryan’s celebration will be brief, with the skirmish only the latest in this tempest of a year […]

‘Heck if I know,’ Ryan says when asked for an update on Trump spat

JANESVILLE, Wis. — House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said Friday that he remains unsure whether Donald Trump’s public drama with him over a possible endorsement has concluded, hours before the GOP presidential nominee holds a rally in this battleground state. “Heck if I know,” Ryan said Friday in an interview with WISN radio’s Jay […]

Trump campaign consults with former Reagan aides on acceptance speech

CLEVELAND — Donald Trump’s campaign said Monday that it has consulted with Ben T. Elliot and Peter Robinson — two former speechwriters for Ronald Reagan — as the real estate mogul has prepared to deliver his highly anticipated acceptance speech here at the Republican National Convention. Elliot, 71, served as Reagan’s chief speechwriter in the […]
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