Mueller and Trump: Born to wealth, raised to lead. Then, sharply different choices.In Vietnam, in matters of love and in their careers, the president and the man investigating him have followed opposite paths.By Marc Fisher and Sari Horwitz  •  Read more »

Analysis: Mueller is about to take a big step closer to TrumpRick Gates moves the special counsel closer to Paul Manafort, which could move Manafort closer to cooperating, too.By Philip Bump  •  Read more »

Trump says chief of staff Kelly will handle decisions about Jared Kushner’s security clearanceJohn F. Kelly had said that the White House will no longer allow some employees with interim security clearances access to top-secret information. “General Kelly respects Jared a lot, and General Kelly will make that call — I won’t make that call. I will let the general, who’s right here, make that call,” the president said. “And I have no doubt that he will make the right decision.”By Jenna Johnson  •  Read more »

‘I don’t know how you got this way’: A neo-Nazi’s family wonders if they can get him backSince the 2016 election, Kam Musser had gone from supporting white supremacists, to joining a neo-Nazi group, to standing beside Richard Spencer outside the White House, to increasingly tense conversations with his mother and grandmother, both of whom fear that what they had once thought was just a phase was quickly becoming his life.By Terrence McCoy  •  Read more »

Fla. governor backs raising age for gun purchases to 21 in first major break with NRAGov. Rick Scott announced the proposed gun restrictions nine days after a deadly mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla., as part of a broad package of legislative initiatives, including new school security measures and a program to deny guns from those deemed to pose a danger to the community.By Michael Scherer  •  Read more »

Trump: Armed teachers would have ‘shot the hell out of’ Florida school gunmanSpeaking to CPAC, an annual conservative gathering, the president made another full-throated pitch for his plan to have school staff carry concealed weapons.By John Wagner  •  Read more »

Trump seems to miss his old life: ‘They used to treat me so good, too, before I ran for office’Addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference, the president tried to re-create the thrill of campaigning and reminisced about the gentler media coverage he received as a businessman.By Callum Borchers  •  Read more »

Trump announces ‘heaviest sanctions ever’ against North KoreaThe measures target 56 vessels, shipping companies and other entities that Trump administration officials believe are used by North Korea to conduct trade prohibited under previous sanctions, creating an economic lifeline for the isolated regime.By Missy Ryan, Jenna Johnson and John Wagner  •  Read more »

Ex-Trump campaign official Gates pleads guilty to conspiracy, lying to FBIRick Gates, who pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy and making a false statement, could provide special counsel Robert S. Mueller III with valuable information about the inner workings of the Trump campaign and early administration as he seeks to determine whether there was any coordination with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.By Devlin Barrett, Spencer S. Hsu and Tom Hamburger  •  Read more »