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President Trump

  1. manafort trial
    Manafort Juror: One ‘Holdout’ Kept Him From Being Convicted on All CountsPaula Duncan, a Trump supporter, said she didn’t want Manafort to be guilty, “but he was, and no one’s above the law.”
  2. pardons
    Fox News Host: Trump Said He’d ‘Consider’ Manafort PardonTrump may be testing the waters in an upcoming interview, though legal experts and Senate Republicans warn that pardoning Manafort is a bad idea.
  3. corruption
    The President Is Getting Away With Blatant Crimes. That’s Normal.There’s nothing unusual about partisan polarization enabling America’s elites to escape accountability for serious crimes.
  4. michael cohen
    Michael Cohen: I Won’t Accept a Pardon From ‘Criminal’ TrumpThe president’s former fixer has officially welcomed himself to the Resistance.
  5. the law
    5 Ways the Cohen and Manafort News Adds to Trump’s Legal JeopardyPresident Trump was implicated in a federal crime, and while he probably won’t be charged anytime soon, the legal risks are still massive.
  6. michael cohen
    Michael Cohen Says Trump Directed Him to Commit Campaign-Finance ViolationsCohen pleaded guilty to eight charges, and faces multiple years in prison.
  7. north korea
    U.N. Watchdog: North Korea Hasn’t Stopped Making NukesBut…but Trump said we didn’t have to worry about this anymore!
  8. ice
    Trump Boasts That Latino Immigration Agent ‘Speaks Perfect English’He also repeatedly called Customs and Border Protection the wrong name during an event celebrating the organization.
  9. 2018 elections
    Trump’s Base Has Become Too Delusional for the GOP’s Own GoodRepublican voters believe that Trump is wildly popular and Democrats have no chance of taking the House. That could keep them at home this November.
  10. #metoo
    In Defense of Al Franken, Chelsea Handler Points Out She’s Groped Many People“That’s not rape.”
  11. politics
    White House Speechwriter Fired After Being Linked to White NationalistsDarren Beattie gave a speech in 2016 at a small conference popular with white nationalists, but insists he said nothing “objectionable.”
  12. john brennan
    Bolton, Giuliani Attack John Brennan as Unprincipled Lover of IslamA nice, meaty, Sunday-afternoon stew of hypocrisy and prejudice.
  13. russia investigation
    Mueller Wants Papadopoulos to Go to Jail, Says He Harmed Russia InvestigationProsecutors say the Trump campaign aide’s lies did significant damage to the Russia investigation in its critical early stages.
  14. omarosa
    Source Says Omarosa Has Videos, TooMore documentary evidence, more potential headaches for the Trump administration.
  15. veterans
    Trump Picked a Fight With Vietnam Vets Over Who Knew More About Apocalypse NowDuring a White House meeting on health care, Trump fought with veterans over who knew more about the difference between napalm and Agent Orange.
  16. trump white house
    Trump Revoking Security Clearances Shows He Feels Powerless Against MuellerTrump wouldn’t be attacking Brennan and threatening others if he was confident that he could make a bold move against Mueller and get away with it.
  17. disappointments
    Pentagon Postpones Trump’s Absurdly Expensive Military ParadeFollowing a report that the D.C. parade would cost $92 million, the Pentagon said it would be moved from November to some indefinite point in 2019.
  18. trump tax cuts
    The Trump Tax Cuts Keep Getting Worse for the Deficit — and Better for the RichRich people are manipulating retirement plans to milk the Trump tax cuts for all they’re worth (and then a little extra).
  19. omarosa
    New Omarosa Tape Lends More Credence to Possibility of Trump N-word Recording“He said. No, he said it. He is embarrassed by it.”
  20. trump white house
    A Guide to Omarosa’s Trump N-word Tape AllegationsOmarosa claims she’s heard the damning tape, and expects it to be released soon. But Trump aides say she told them a wildly different story.
  21. peter strzok
    Embattled FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired From Agency Over Anti-Trump TextsIn a troubling sign, the agency’s deputy director overruled a more lenient bureau recommendation.
  22. omarosa
    Omarosa Secretly Recorded John Kelly Firing HerWho could have predicted that a notoriously volatile reality-show contestant wouldn’t go quietly?
  23. charlottesville
    Trump Tweets Conciliatory Message Ahead of Charlottesville AnniversaryBut his condemnation of ‘all types of racism’ still stood out.
  24. trump white house
    Omarosa Really Does Have Secret Recordings From the Trump White HouseThe Washington Post has confirmed that the former White House aide has the tapes — but it’s unclear whether she’s “got the goods.”
  25. president trump
    Why Trump’s Turkey Tariffs Are Worrying InvestorsTrump just suggested that any country whose currency falls against the dollar is a fair target for sanctions, no matter the cause of depreciation.
  26. The Trump Administration Just Killed Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Big MergerThe local TV news giant (and unofficial propaganda arm of the White House) has lost its merger with Tribune Media — thanks to Trump’s FCC.
  27. scene report
    Rosie O’Donnell, Broadway Stars Sing the Songs of Angry Men at the White HouseA dispatch from the Broadway-themed protest in D.C.
  28. U.S. to Restore Draconian Sanctions on Iran (Over Allies’ Objections)The White House will punish the Iranian people for allowing their government to defy America’s will, diplomatic and humanitarian concerns be damned.
  29. Trump Endorses Kris Kobach, Giving Kansas Democrats a Huge GiftA primary win by the divisive illegal-immigration zealot could set up a competitive general election in a deep-red state.
  30. the law
    Paul Manafort’s First Trial Is a Sideshow. The Next One Won’t Be.The real action is already happening across the Potomac, where another Manafort trial is bound to be much more revealing.
  31. russia investigation
    Trump Acknowledges Son Sought Clinton Dirt From RussiansThe president says that meeting Russian officials to obtain damaging information about a political opponent is “done all the time.”
  32. politics
    Trump Believes Giuliani’s Claim That Mueller Has Nothing on Him: ReportRudy Giuliani’s PR blitz in defense of President Trump is apparently working — on President Trump.
  33. White House: A Wide Variety of People Want an Illegal Capital-Gains Tax CutTrump may unilaterally give the wealthy a $100 billion capital gains tax cut — because that idea “has a lot of support from various people.”
  34. Trump’s Sabotage of Obamacare Is Backfiring for ConservativesTrump is making Obamacare better for the poor, more expensive for the government — and more likely to be replaced by Medicare for All.
  35. media
    NYT Publisher Attempts, Fails to Reason With Trump Over Media AttacksA.G. Sulzberger says he met with Trump to confront him over his attacks on the media. Nine days later, Trump used the meeting to attack the media.
  36. politics
    Trump Has Repeatedly Tried to Ban or Punish Reporters Who Annoy HimThe authoritarian-curious president has reportedly sought to ban journalists or revoke their credentials in retaliation for how they question him.
  37. Trump Predicts 9 Percent Growth, Budget Surplus by End of PresidencyThe president just set extremely realistic expectations for himself in an interview with Sean Hannity.
  38. Why Economic Growth Might Be Weaker Than It LooksAmerica’s GDP grew by 4 percent last quarter. But that figure is inflated by trade-war distortions and short-term spending.
  39. Trump’s Bailout Won’t Stop the Farm Belt RebellionFarm groups want free trade, not $12 billion in new subsidies — and they’re launching a $2.5 million campaign against tariffs.
  40. Trump to Veterans: Trust Me, Not Your Lying EyesOn trade, the president advises that he is the only arbiter of truth.
  41. Rand Paul Is Pretending That He Might Not Vote for Brett KavanaughJudging by the senator’s past behavior, Mitch McConnell doesn’t have too much to worry about.
  42. President Trump Threatens Iran in All Caps on TwitterHappy Monday, everyone!
  43. foreign policy
    Trump Slowly Realizing It’s North Korea’s Reality Show, Not HisThe president is getting frustrated about North Korea’s continued obfuscation as his fake peace deal with Kim Jong-un falls apart.
  44. russia investigation
    Newly Disclosed FISA Applications Disprove ‘Witch Hunt’ Claims From Trump, NunesNew documents show that the infamous Nunes memo fudged key facts about the start of the Russia investigation — though Trump is claiming the opposite.
  45. Trump Says Michael Cohen’s Taping of Conversation Was ‘Perhaps Illegal’The president is gearing up for full-fledged battle with his former fixer.
  46. ‘I Couldn’t Stop Laughing’: A Surreal Week of Excuse-Making at the White HouseIn the wake of Helsinki, the Trump administration is attempting to conjure an atmosphere of permanent uncertainty.
  47. Polls: GOP Voters Think Trump’s Putin Summit Went GreatA large majority of Democrats and independents thought it was bad for the president to side with the Kremlin over the FBI. But Republicans disagreed.
  48. Poll: Swing-District Voters See GOP As ‘More Corrupt’A survey of 48 Republican-held (but competitive) districts finds 54 percent of voters saying the GOP is “more corrupt” than the Democrats.
  49. GOP Senators: Trump’s Obvious Russia Lie Is Good Enough for UsCongress is getting back to business as usual one day after the president’s national embarrassment.
  50. White House: U.S. Can’t Afford Veterans’ Health Care Without CutsAfter adding $1.5 trillion to the deficit for tax cuts, Trump opposes adding to the debt to increase health-care funding for veterans.
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