Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the long-running leader of Turkey who has ruled in increasingly authoritarian fashion over the last several years, won reelection on Sunday. In addition to extending his time in office, he’s gained broad new powers under the country’s new constitution, on top of his already considerable authority.
Benjamin Hartturkey electionserdoganturkish electionshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/erdogan-declares-victory-in-turkish-presidential-election.html#commentshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/where-is-barack-obama.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-parthttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/where-is-barack-obama.htmlMon, 25 Jun 2018 01:00:00 GMT
Barack Obama was six months into his post–White House life when Donald Trump found a new way to grab his attention. It was a Tuesday morning deep in the mid-Atlantic summer, and, feeling a world away from the Pennsylvania Avenue grind, the former president was reading the New York Times...More »]]>
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The landlords who gave Environmental Protection Agency administrator and scandal-collector Scott Pruitt a sweetheart deal on his Washington, D.C., condo discussed awarding an EPA job to a family friend with Pruitt and his chief of staff, according to emails reviewed by the New York Times and Washington Post. Lobbyist...More »]]>
Chas Dannerscandalsscott pruittpoliticstrump administrationj. stephen hartdrain the swampenvironmental protection agencyethicscorruptionhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/scott-pruitts-lobbyist-landlord-pushed-friend-for-epa-job.html#commentshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/trump-floats-suspending-laws-for-undocumented-immigrants.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-parthttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/trump-floats-suspending-laws-for-undocumented-immigrants.htmlSun, 24 Jun 2018 19:12:36 GMT
President Trump tweeted on Sunday morning that undocumented immigrants should not be subject to due process under the law when they cross the U.S.-Mexico border, and should instead be sent “back from where they came” immediately.
We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody...More »]]>
Benjamin Hartdemagoguesimmigrationpresident trumphttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/trump-floats-suspending-laws-for-undocumented-immigrants.html#commentshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/former-trump-adviser-uses-racist-slur-on-fox-news.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-parthttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/former-trump-adviser-uses-racist-slur-on-fox-news.htmlSun, 24 Jun 2018 18:34:00 GMT
David Bossie, President Trump’s former deputy campaign manager, used a racist slur to attack Democratic strategist Joel Payne, who is black, during an appearance on Fox & Friends on Sunday. In the midst of a contentious exchange, Bossie told Payne that, “You’re out of your cotton-picking mind.”
When President Trump announced that his administration would stop separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border last week, he made it clear that the rest of his severe border policy would remain in place.
But there’s a big legal roadblock standing in the way of Trump’s vision...More »]]>
Benjamin Harthouse goppresident trumpimmigrationfamily separationhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/house-may-vote-on-indefinite-immigrant-detention-bill.html#commentshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/its-never-been-easier-to-be-a-felon-running-for-congress.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-parthttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/its-never-been-easier-to-be-a-felon-running-for-congress.htmlSat, 23 Jun 2018 22:36:26 GMTMichael Grimm strode into his campaign office, his arms outstretched, pulling his half-a-size too small blue suit tight across his brawny physique, to give double waves and double air-kisses to the room of mostly elderly volunteers for his unlikely comeback campaign for Congress.
Grimm’s headquarters is in the same basement...More »]]>
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On Friday, USA Today reported that soon after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his his “zero tolerance” border policy last month, federal prosecutors warned that the new directive meant that they were diverting resources from federal drug-smuggling cases. The message came in a May 18 email from a Justice...More »]]>
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant on Friday night on account of the owner objecting to her work with President Trump. Sanders was dining at the Red Hen, a 26-seat, farm-to-table restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, which serves “inspired Shenandoah cuisine.” Not long...More »]]>
Katie Arrington, who recently defeated South Carolina Representative Mark Sanford in a closely watched Republican primary, was badly injured in a car accident on Friday night.
The AP reports that Arrington and a friend were in a vehicle driving south on U.S. Highway 17 in South Carolina when...More »]]>
Benjamin Hartmark sanfordkatie arringtonpresident trumphttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/katie-arrington-seriously-injured-in-car-crash.html#commentshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/trump-could-accidentally-help-save-angela-merkels-job.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-parthttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/trump-could-accidentally-help-save-angela-merkels-job.htmlFri, 22 Jun 2018 23:13:27 GMT
Donald Trump and his friends really don’t like German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She’s the leader of a country and a European Community that he regards as inveterate migrant-coddlers and trade cheats; a chief obstacle to his larger strategic goals with respect to Iran; and an enemy of his tacit ally...More »]]>
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Part of what’s been playing out on television screens and heated public debates over the last few days has been the visible implications of a “zero tolerance” policy toward undocumented immigrants crossing the border: It’s chaotic and often inhumane. But in quieter sectors of the federal government, bureaucrats are beavering...More »]]>
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Areas where opioid use is disproportionately high were more likely to favor Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, a new study published this week finds.
Researchers from the University of Texas found that nearly 60 percent of the vote went to Trump in U.S. counties with an above average...More »]]>
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In 2014, Chief Justice John Roberts drew praise from every corner when he led a near-unanimous Supreme Court to rule that it’s unconstitutional for the government to rummage through a smartphone without first obtaining judicial authorization. “Our answer to the question of what police must do before searching a...More »]]>
When Donald Trump first proposed to ban all Muslim immigrants from the United States two and a half years and a thousand Trump controversies ago, the Republican front-runner was asked if he would have supported the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. “I would have had to be there...More »]]>
Jonathan Chaitkirstjen nielsenthe national interestfamily separationnew york magazineimmigrationdonald trumphomeland securitytrump administrationpoliticshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/the-genesis-of-trumps-family-separation-policy.html#commentshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/trump-dumps-obama-effort-to-prevent-oil-spills.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-parthttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/trump-dumps-obama-effort-to-prevent-oil-spills.htmlFri, 22 Jun 2018 18:49:40 GMT
It is often useful to think of the Trump administration’s policy initiatives, such as they are, as a compromise between his party’s conventional conservative-business preoccupations and the “populist” impulse associated with MAGA and the president’s distinctive following. Sometimes he gives the business community and anti-government zealots tax cuts, and sometimes...More »]]>
Ed Kilgorebureaucracyenvironmentenergyscott pruittdonald trumpoffshore drillingbarack obamaenvironmental protection agencypoliticsdeepwater horizonhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/trump-dumps-obama-effort-to-prevent-oil-spills.html#commentshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/natural-gas-is-hurting-the-climate-more-than-we-thought.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-parthttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/natural-gas-is-hurting-the-climate-more-than-we-thought.htmlFri, 22 Jun 2018 17:46:26 GMT
Natural gas is better for the climate than coal — except when it’s much, much worse.
When burned for electricity, gas yields roughly half as much carbon dioxide as coal. For this reason, as the fracking industry has eaten into Big Coal’s market share over the past decade, C02 emissions...More »]]>
Eric Levitznatural gasclimate changefrackingscott pruittmethaneepahttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/natural-gas-is-hurting-the-climate-more-than-we-thought.html#commentshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/midterms-are-about-trump-more-than-parties-or-issues.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-parthttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/midterms-are-about-trump-more-than-parties-or-issues.htmlFri, 22 Jun 2018 17:30:37 GMTIt’s a political science truism that midterm elections are typically referenda on the current president, and that the party controlling the White House typically loses ground in midterms that it won in more congenial presidential elections.
Because there’s never been a president quite like Donald J. Trump, with his extraordinary...More »]]>
Ed Kilgoregeneric congressional ballot2018 electionpresidential job approvaldonald trumpenthusiasm gappoliticshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/midterms-are-about-trump-more-than-parties-or-issues.html#commentshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/britains-russia-collusion-scandal-looks-just-like-trumps.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-parthttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/britains-russia-collusion-scandal-looks-just-like-trumps.htmlFri, 22 Jun 2018 17:24:26 GMTThe most important thing to understand about the Russia scandal is that it perfectly fits a clear pattern of behavior. What Vladimir Putin is accused of doing to help Donald Trump win the presidency is essentially identical to what he is either accused of or proven to have done to...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitbrexitarron banksrussia investigationthe national interestdonald trumppoliticstop storyhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/britains-russia-collusion-scandal-looks-just-like-trumps.html#commentshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/scott-pruitt-has-his-own-email-problem-now.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-parthttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/scott-pruitt-has-his-own-email-problem-now.htmlFri, 22 Jun 2018 16:22:49 GMT
In his first ten months on the job, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt sent just one message from his government email account to anyone outside of the agency. That is, if you believe the records provided by the EPA.
Watchdog groups don’t. Nor do they believe the EPA’s official line that...More »]]>
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