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President Trump

  1. reading the signs
    Trump, Santa, and the Power of Collective DelusionsThe effort it takes to maintain a myth can become exhausting.
  2. government shutdown
    Partial Government Shutdown Will Go On Past ChristmasThe shutdown will now last until at least December 27 after negotiators failed to reach a compromise on Saturday.
  3. government shutdown
    Shutdown, Market Crash, and Mattis Out: A Chat About Trump’s Week of ChaosThree Intelligencer writers try to make sense of the madness.
  4. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Establishment Will Never Say No to a WarKeep that in mind when listening to the many defenders of the shadowy and unconstitutional occupation in Syria and the endless slog in Afghanistan.
  5. russia investigation
    CNN: Trump Signed a Letter of Intent to Build Trump Tower MoscowOn Sunday, Rudy Giuliani said “no one signed” the letter.
  6. voter suppression
    What Russia Learned About Black Voters From AmericaA new report on Russian interference in the 2016 election shows that Putin’s meddlers used tactics not unfamiliar to modern-day Republicans.
  7. the white house
    How John Kelly Failed to Tame the West WingWhat Trump’s new chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is walking into.
  8. campaign finance law
    Trump’s 7 Mutually Contradictory Arguments for His Own InnocenceThe president trots out the old “Schrödinger’s lawyer” defense, “breaking the law is not a crime,” and much, much more.
  9. michael cohen
    Michael Cohen Headed to Prison for 3 Years, After Doing Crimes at Trump’s Behest“The irony is that today I get my freedom back,” Cohen said. “Blind loyalty to [Trump] led me to choose a path of darkness over light.”
  10. the national circus
    Will Trump Follow Through on His Incredibly Dumb Threat?If he does trigger a shutdown, he will set his party back even further than he already has.
  11. the wall
    Trump to Congress: Fund the Wall — Or Not, Either Way Works for MeThe great negotiator says Congress must fund his border wall — unless they don’t want to, in which case the military can just build it anyway.
  12. the top line
    If Trump Is Obsessed With Stock Prices, Why Is He Still a ‘Tariff Man’?It’s one of the core contradictions of Trump administration.
  13. roundup
    How Screwed Is Trump? Collected Commentary on the Cohen and Manafort MemosThe president thinks he’s been cleared, but pundits and experts who actually understand the Cohen and Manafort sentencing memos beg to differ.
  14. vision 2020
    Trump 2020 Shaping Up to Be a Campaign to Stay Out of PrisonIf the presidency shields Donald Trump from a pending indictment, what wouldn’t he do to hold onto it?
  15. ammon bundy
    Ammon Bundy Quits Militia Movement in Solidarity With Migrant Caravan“Fear is the opposite of faith … The time we find ourselves in now that is closest found in history is Germany in the 1930s.”
  16. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: America’s New ReligionsPolitical cults are increasingly filling the empty space in our lives left by the decline of organized faiths.
  17. foreign policy
    Why Nuclear Weapons Are Shaping Up As a Big 2020 Campaign IssueLast time that happened, George H.W. Bush wasn’t just alive, he was a candidate.
  18. the top line
    The Stock Market Plunged Yesterday, for ReasonsWere investors making too much of Trump’s “Tariff Man” tweet?
  19. conservatism
    White House: We May End Electric Car Subsidies to Punish GM, Protect Free MarketThe White House says electric car subsidies must end because GM closed some factories – and because the government shouldn’t pick winners and losers.
  20. the top line
    Will Congress Take Away Trump’s Keys on Trade?Trump is likely to be even more keen to pick trade fights in the next two years. Expect a backlash on Capitol Hill — even in the GOP.
  21. international affairs
    The Migrant Crisis Means No Honeymoon for Mexico’s New PresidentPresident López Obrador’s first term has begun, and so has the challenge of handling the migrant caravan and a disruptive leader north of the border.
  22. trump tweets
    Note to Trump: The Mueller Probe Costs Roughly $0.00 — Not $40 MillionTrump accuses Mueller of “wasting more than $40,000,000 (is that possible?).” (No, Mr. President, it is not.)
  23. border wall
    Trump: The Dreamers Are My Hostages – But the Wall Is Not My RansomTrump says he won’t negotiate over DACA because he thinks he’ll get a higher ransom once the Supreme Court makes Dreamers vulnerable to deportation.
  24. migrant caravan
    Trump Falsely Claims That U.S. Agents Were Hurt in Border ClashesThe president also asserted that many of the migrant families involved were, in fact, kidnappers with stolen children.
  25. migrant caravan
    Trump Ignores Actual Climate Threat, Takes Action Against Illusory Migrant OneAsylum seekers will not destroy the U.S. economy or threaten America’s national security. But a new government report says that climate change will.
  26. the democrats
    Democrats Might Be Too Afraid of Power to Aggressively Investigate TrumpModerates in the House are warning their party that it would be politically risky to aggressively investigate Trump. They couldn’t be more wrong.
  27. world view
    Unlawful, Alarming John Kelly Order Allows Use of Force by Troops at BorderThere is no such thing as a “Cabinet order,” and the White House chief of staff has no authority to command anyone except White House employees.
  28. trump tweets
    This Thanksgiving, Donald Trump Is Thankful for Saudi ArabiaTrump thanks a government that is starving Yemen, and recently murdered a U.S. resident, for a drop in oil prices it had little to do with.
  29. foreign interests
    Trump May Let Turkey Kill U.S. Resident to Help Saudis Who Killed U.S. ResidentErdogan won’t lay off Riyadh for killing Khashoggi — so Trump might send him a legal U.S. immigrant whom the Turkish leader wants to behead.
  30. vision 2020
    Democrats Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Run an Anti-Trump Campaign in 2020Some Democratic operatives appear to have badly mislearned the lessons of 2016.
  31. diplomacy
    Don’t Get Donald Trump Started About France“They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along,” Trump said, on the anniversary of the 2015 Paris attacks.
  32. world view
    Don’t Let Trump’s Slights Overshadow Lessons From World War I RemembrancesIf you look past Trump’s usual affronts, the memorials offered messages about nationalism and weakened alliances that are still relevant today.
  33. trump scandals
    Trump Definitely Directed the (Probably Illegal) Hush Payment to Stormy DanielsAnd four other revelations from the Wall Street Journal’s investigation.
  34. rick scott
    Republicans Need to Stop Baselessly Accusing Democrats of Stealing ElectionsRepublicans have cause for accusing Broward County of incompetence — but none for accusing “liberals” of trying to steal an election.
  35. jeff sessions
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns at Trump’s RequestHis interim replacement, Matthew Whitaker, once mused that a new attorney general could foil the Mueller probe by defunding it.
  36. feuds
    The Complete History of President Trump’s Feud With Jeff SessionsThe pair went from donning MAGA hats together to publicly sniping at each other — culminating in a dizzying post-midterms resignation.
  37. jeff sessions
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns at Trump’s RequestHis interim replacement, Matthew Whitaker, once mused that a new attorney general could foil the Mueller probe by defunding it.
  38. 2018 midterms
    Why Trump’s Culture War Lost the Suburbs — But Held the SenateThe president’s singular strength in rural areas will help Republicans consolidate power over the least majoritarian parts of our government.
  39. republicans
    Live From the Trump International Hotel in D.C. on Election NightWhere Trump’s supporters in D.C. and some members of his administration and his family in Washington are taking in the election results.
  40. diplomacy
    U.S. Reimposes Harsh Sanctions on Iran (to Europe’s Chagrin)Here’s how the world is reacting to the Trump administration’s latest attempt to cow Iran by destroying its economy.
  41. racism
    Michael Cohen: Trump Once Said ‘Black People Are Too Stupid to Vote for Me’“Name one country run by a black person that’s not a shithole. Name one city,” Cohen recalled Trump saying after Nelson Mandela’s death.
  42. united nations
    Trump Eyes Former Fox & Friends Host for U.N. AmbassadorThe president has reportedly offered Nikki Haley’s old gig to former Fox News anchor, and current State Department spokesperson, Heather Nauert.
  43. 2018 midterms
    Trump’s Racist ‘Willie Horton’ Video Is a Normal GOP Ad in 2018The president just accused Democrats of trying to flood our country with cop killers. Other Republicans have accused them of worse.
  44. the media
    What Jon Stewart Gets Wrong About Trump and the MediaThe relationship between the Fourth Estate and a president who wants truth to have no relevance in our civic life should resemble a “fight.”
  45. the economy
    Wage Growth Is Improving. Does President Trump Care?Where’s his tweet bragging about something that matters more to most Americans than what’s happening in the stock market?
  46. the law
    No, President Trump Can’t Strike Birthright Citizenship Out of the ConstitutionThe president is trying to stir up questions about the 14th Amendment, though for more than a century the courts have been very clear on its meaning.
  47. pittsburgh synagogue shooting
    Trump Heads for Pittsburgh (Over Local Leaders’ Objections)The Steel City’s mayor asked the president not to visit until after the victims of the synagogue shooting were buried. Trump came anyway.
  48. fake news
    Trump: Why Didn’t the Media Blame Obama for Dylann Roof Attacking Black People?The president says the media is biased because it associated him with Cesar Sayoc but “didn’t do that with President Obama, with the church.”
  49. migrant caravan
    Trump to Send 5,200 Troops to Border for Preelection StuntWe are sending 5,200 troops (who aren’t allowed to enforce immigration law) to combat 3,500 unarmed asylum-seekers who are still 900 miles away.
  50. migrant caravan
    The GOP’s Caravan Propaganda Is Aiding Nazis for No Good ReasonTrump says that Democrats are orchestrating an invasion of the U.S., using migrants as their shock troops. Robert Bowers said the same of Jews.
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