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Donald Trump

  1. the national interest
    In Terrifying Interview, William Barr Goes Full MAGAAttorney general insists the only norms being shredded are by people investigating Trump.
  2. yikes
    The 21 Wildest Celebrity Stories From Moby’s Controversial Tell-all MemoirThe Natalie Portman and Lana Del Rey controversies are just the tip of the iceberg from the book sinking Moby’s career once again.
  3. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: This Is What a Real Conservative Looks LikeAmong the key virtues is restraint — like that Robert Mueller has shown. Another is safeguarding the rule of law — see, Justin Amash.
  4. mueller time
    Warren Calls for Making Prosecution of Sitting Presidents PossibleThe first 2020 candidate to call for Trump’s impeachment offers a way to make future impeachment proceedings less necessary.
  5. north korea
    North Korea Executes Five Officials for Failed U.S. Summit: ReportThe special envoy to the U.S. was reportedly executed on spying charges, and Mike Pompeo’s counterpart at the summit was sentenced to forced labor.
  6. impeachment
    Should Democrats Reserve Impeachment for a Possible Second Trump Term?Without the ultimate remedy available, a reelected Trump could truly run wild.
  7. trade war
    Trump to Open a Second Front in His Trade WarTrump announced a tariff on Mexican goods until the migration crisis is solved. Like the border wall, it is an ineffective stab at crisis management.
  8. tv review
    When They See Us Is an Intimate, Sensitive Look at the Central Park Five TragedyThe famous rape case and wrongful convictions are revisited in this thoughtful, well-acted Netflix miniseries from Ava DuVernay.
  9. donald trump
    Trump Admits Russia Helped Him Get Elected, Walks It Back 20 Minutes LaterIt was the first time he’s publicly acknowledged Russia’s role in getting him elected.
  10. pettiness
    White House Wanted U.S.S. John S. McCain Hidden on Trump’s Trip to Japan: ReportThe Navy reportedly received a request that the 505-foot destroyer sharing the name of Trump’s GOP adversary stay ‘out of sight’ on his Japan visit.
  11. vision 2020
    Trump’s Grossly Dishonest Appeal to African-AmericansTrump’s efforts to depict himself as an opponent of overzealous law-and-order politics and a champion of criminal-justice reform is beyond belief.
  12. the top line
    The Trade War Is Getting Big Enough to Hurt the EconomyThe stock and bond markets are saying there might be a real problem.
  13. republicans
    Trump Has ‘Nothing’ Against Roy Moore — Except for His Odds of LosingThe accused child molester is mulling another Senate run in Alabama. Trump is fine with him personally — he’s just worried that he’ll lose.
  14. mueller time
    Robert Mueller’s Statement: Full Speech TranscriptRead Robert Mueller’s full statement on the Russia investigation.
  15. the national interest
    Mueller: Trump Is Not Not a CriminalThe special prosecutor all but calls William Barr a liar.
  16. mueller time
    Robert Mueller’s Statement: Everything We LearnedThe special counsel is leaving the Justice Department and he doesn’t want to talk to Congress.
  17. border wall
    Trump Facebook Ad Suggests Building Border Wall Along Gulf of MexicoBuild the wall — in the ocean!
  18. the national interest
    Study Finds Trump Tax Cuts Failed to Do Anything But Give Rich People MoneyA congressional paper looks closely and finds no increased growth or investment, just a windfall for business owners.
  19. mar-a-lago
    Mar-a-Lago Still Has Glaring Security Issues: ReportReports of a teenage intruder — who snuck in when the president was there for Thanksgiving— compound the club’s already alarming security problems.
  20. conflicts of interest
    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Owns Stock She Vowed to Divest: ReportDespite owning gravel company stock she agreed to divest, the Department of Transportation said that Chao isn’t engaged in an ethical violation.
  21. the national interest
    Of Course President Trump Hates Maggie Haberman. Why Does the Left?The weird resistance campaign against the toughest and best White House reporter ever.
  22. rudy giuliani
    Trump Advisers: Rudy Giuliani Is Great, But Also NutsThe loyal Trump attack dog may be a headache, but he’s their headache.
  23. fox news news
    Miffed at Fox News, Trump Flirts With an Even More Fawning News NetworkTrump is reportedly using One America News Network to make Fox News jealous.
  24. impeachment
    Senate Republicans Say They Would Kill Trump Impeachment Charges InstantlyIf the House impeaches Trump, Senate Republicans are serving notice that the constitutionally required trial will be brief.
  25. kavanaugh watch
    Is Justice Kavanaugh As Bad As Democrats Feared?Conservatives’ salvation? Cautious operator? Here’s what we’ve learned so far about the impact Kavanaugh will have on the law, and Americans’ lives.
  26. vision 2020
    Democrats Say They Don’t Want Presidents As Old As Their Two Front-RunnersThere’s evidence Democrats would prefer not to have really old presidential candidates. Yet the two front-runners are over 75. What’s up with that?
  27. impeachment
    Does Trump Want to Be Impeached?Is the president one step ahead of his opponents?
  28. high drama
    Trump v. Pelosi: Anatomy of a FeudA timeline of the president’s ongoing fight with the Speaker of the House
  29. the national interest
    Laugh at Trump, Sure — But Also Watch What He’s DoingWhile his authoritarian fantasies play out in farce before the cameras, behind the scenes he is managing to grasp the levers of power.
  30. the national interest
    Trump Staff Dreads Traveling Overseas With Toddler PresidentOn Trump’s Air Force One, the overnight is dark and full of terrors.
  31. calmness
    Trump: ‘I’m an Extremely Stable Genius,’ Asks Staff to Describe How ‘Calm’ He IsNeedless to say, the president’s speech on increased farm aid did not stay on target.
  32. vision 2020
    Slowly and Persistently, Elizabeth Warren Is On the RiseIf the 2020 hopeful can avoid getting sideswiped by a fast-moving dark horse candidate, she’s in decent shape to challenge Sanders and Biden.
  33. pete buttigieg
    Pete Buttigieg: Privileged Trump ‘Faked’ a Disability to Avoid Vietnam“I have a pretty dim view of his decision to use his privileged status to fake a disability in order to avoid serving in Vietnam.”
  34. politics
    Rex Tillerson Is ‘Dumb As a Rock,’ Says the Guy Who Made Him Secretary of StateThe former secretary reportedly told Congress this week that Putin outmaneuvered Trump in their first meeting.
  35. donald trump
    Afraid of Trump Uproar, Steve Mnuchin Kicks Harriet Tubman $20 to 2028: ReportMnuchin blamed the wait on a security issue, but the New York Times reports that he may have delayed the Tubman bill to avoid a Trump tantrum.
  36. palace intrigue
    John Bolton Is Trying to Run a One-Man State Department: ReportBoth Mike Pompeo and President Trump are reportedly frustrated with the national security adviser overstepping his bounds.
  37. grift
    Michael Avenatti Indicted for Identity Theft, Defrauding Stormy DanielsAlready facing almost 40 charges from a March indictment, the lawyer was hit with a few more for good measure by a Manhattan grand jury on Wednesday.
  38. memorial day
    Military Brass Warn Trump Against Memorial Day Pardons for War CriminalsCurrent and former military leaders think it’s a terrible way to celebrate Memorial Day.
  39. memes
    Trump’s Mueller-Probe Podium Sign Is Now a Meme$35+ MILLION Spent, 2,800+ Subpoenas, 1 Poster, 500+ Tweets.
  40. the national interest
    Trump Refuses to Repair Infrastructure Unless Congress Halts All InvestigationsPresident holds gun to his own approval ratings.
  41. 2019 elections
    Democrat Beshear to Take On ‘Least Popular Governor’ in Red KentuckyMatt Bevin has richly earned his unpopularity, especially among those who value public education. Sheer partisanship is his top asset.
  42. donald trump
    The Taxpayer Tab for Trump’s Golf Outings Tops $100 Million: ReportThe guy who said he wouldn’t play golf as president appears to have lied.
  43. the national interest
    The New Socialism Panic Is the Right’s Trick to Justify Supporting Trump“Socialism: This Time, We’re Actually Not Making It Up.”
  44. trump tax returns
    IRS Memo From 2018 Says Agency Must Release Trump Tax Returns: ReportThe 10-page memo states that the disclosure of tax returns to the Ways and Means Committee is “mandatory” unless Trump declares executive privilege.
  45. merrick garland
    Obama Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland Could Rule on Trump Subpoena AppealGarland heads the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, where Trump intends to appeal a decision regarding a House subpoena of his financial records.
  46. vision 2020
    Today’s Dark-Horse Candidates Could Be Tomorrow’s SupernovasThere’s a decent chance a little-known Democrat will become a contender when better known. Donald Trump, however, will need strong turnout and luck.
  47. abortion
    Alabama’s Extreme Abortion Law Is Dividing RepublicansSuddenly Republicans are exposing their common extremism by arguing over rape exceptions to a total abortion ban.
  48. the national interest
    Just This Week, Trump Has Already Committed 5 More Impeachable ActsAnd it’s only Tuesday.
  49. war crimes
    Fox News Host Lobbied Trump in Private to Pardon Alleged War Criminals: ReportFor more than four months, the Fox & Friends host has tried to convince Trump to let accused war criminals off the hook. It appears to be working.
  50. executive privilege
    Trump Directs White House Counsel Don McGahn to Skip Congressional TestimonyTrump’s claims of executive privilege are becoming so frequent that even House Republicans are getting frustrated by them.
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