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  1. poverty
    Trump Economic Team: Welfare Cuts Poverty. So, Let’s Cut Welfare.A White House report argues that the safety net has nearly eliminated poverty — so we should slash it to teach the poor “self-sufficiency.”
  2. immigration
    Unauthorized Nanny Grounds Nauert’s U.N. AmbassadorshipMaybe ICE should raid the White House.
  3. 25th amendment
    The FBI’s Aborted Plan to Remove Trump From Office Was DelusionalAndrew McCabe says the DOJ considered lobbying Trump’s Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment. That sounds undemocratic — but it’s really just dumb.
  4. medicaid expansion
    Utah Republicans Move to Thwart Voter-Ordered Medicaid ExpansionThe bill substitutes a partial expansion with right-wing conditions they expect the administration to approve, in place of a voter-mandated expansion.
  5. bad ideas
    Trump Is Eyeing Herman Cain for the Federal Reserve BoardAppointing a pizza magnate with a history of sexual harassment to the central bank might sound crazy at first. But upon reflection, it’s totally nuts.
  6. government shutdown
    Janitors, Cooks, and Other Contractors Are Still Fighting for Shutdown Back PayA bill to secure back pay for the lowest paid government workers has not won support from a single Republican.
  7. government shutdown
    The Longer the Shutdown Lasts, the More It Hurts the EconomyEven the White House’s own economic adviser is warning about the damage inflicted by the never-ending shutdown.
  8. 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.
  9. gun control
    Trump to Announce Bump-Stock Ban, a Largely Meaningless GestureBanning bump stocks will do almost nothing to reduce mass-shooting casualties in the U.S.
  10. politics
    Report: Busy Boy Jared Kushner Wants to Do Even MoreThe Israeli-Palestinian conflict, prison reform, and the opioid crisis weren’t enough — Jared Kushner wants more domestic policy on his plate.
  11. climate change
    Trump Says He’s Too Intelligent to Believe Climate Change Report“You look at our air and our water, and it’s right now at a record clean,” said the very intelligent man.
  12. paris climate agreement
    Trump Deals New Blow to Paris Climate Accord Ahead of ConferenceThe U.S. is sowing doubt about whether developed countries will compensate developing ones for the costs of adapting to climate change.
  13. 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.
  14. foreign policy
    Putin Violated an Arms Treaty. Trump Ditching It Makes the Nuclear Threat Worse.Trump thinks if Russia does it, the U.S. should ignore the INF Treaty, too. But helping erode a treaty that curbed the arms race isn’t the answer.
  15. politics
    White House’s Scary Portrait of Socialism Pretends Inequality Doesn’t ExistThe latest Council of Economic Advisers report misrepresents what socialism is about, and ignores an issue that makes it attractive to many Americans.
  16. politics
    Pastor Andrew Brunson’s Release Reveals Trump’s Religious Freedom PrioritiesFreeing the American pastor imprisoned in Turkey became a cause among the Christian right, and another way for Trump to prove himself to Evangelicals.
  17. trump administration
    Trump Has Made Enriching Sheldon Adelson a Top Goal of U.S.-Japan RelationsIn a diplomatic meeting with Shinzo Abe, Trump encouraged the prime minister to let his major campaign donor build a casino in Japan.
  18. brett kavanaugh
    Kavanaugh’s First Vote Could Help Trump Rig the 2020 CensusThe White House is trying to escape court-ordered depositions about its handling of the Census. This week, Kavanaugh could stay those orders.
  19. lgbt rights
    The U.S. Just Made Life Harder on LGBT Diplomats and U.N. StaffIn a change, same-sex partners will now only be granted visas if they’re married.
  20. trade
    With New NAFTA Deal, Trump Avoids Disaster But Falls Short on Big Trade PromisesCanada has signed on to a deal that shores up and modernizes the existing trade system, but fails to address major issues that animated Trump voters.
  21. climate change
    The Trump Administration Anticipates Catastrophic Global Warming by 2100In an official report, the White House argues that restrictions on carbon emissions should be loosened — because four-degree warming is inevitable.
  22. immigration
    ICE Is Targeting Immigrants Who Agree to Take In Migrant ChildrenThe Trump administration is working to maximize the number of child migrants in federal detention by threatening potential sponsors with deportation.
  23. climate change
    Trump Clears Way for Frackers to Leak Methane While Drilling on Federal LandThe Trump administration is rolling back rules that required oil and gas companies to cut down on methane emissions when drilling on public land.
  24. politics
    What Happened to Lindsey Graham?Once defined by his loathing for Trump, he’s now all-in for the president. Why?
  25. interview
    Bob Woodward on the ‘Best Obtainable Version of the Truth’ About TrumpThe legendary journalist explains Trump’s nervous breakdown, when to believe a White House official, and why he isn’t visiting Moscow anytime soon.
  26. immigration
    Trump Wants U.S. to Pay Mexico for Deportations, Spend More on Border WallDespite talk of making Mexico pay, the administration told Congress it’s diverting $20 million in U.S. foreign aid to help Mexico fund deportations.
  27. Trump’s DOE Vows to Help College Students Restrict Free Speech (About Israel)The Trump administration announces that anti-Zionist speech is too politically incorrect and triggering to be allowed on college campuses.
  28. 2018 midterms
    Republicans: Trump Is a Mad King — Vote for Us to Give Him Unchecked PowerAs the midterm campaign enters the homestretch, the GOP is delivering the Democrats’ message for them.
  29. trump administration
    All the Theories on Who Wrote the Anonymous Anti-Trump Op-edCould it be Mike Pence? A Trump true believer framing his White House enemies? Literally hundreds of other “senior officials”? Here’s the evidence.
  30. trump administration
    The Rogue White House Official Who Wrote That Times Op-ed Is a Moral CowardIf you recognize the president is “anti-democratic,” you should not “want the administration to succeed.”
  31. immigration
    Trump Has Scared Immigrants Into Forfeiting Their Kids’ Nutritional BenefitsAmerican babies are going without formula because the Trump administration threatened to deny green cards to immigrants who use welfare.
  32. Trump Administration Revoking Passports and Deporting Hispanic CitizensIn another example of the administration’s animus towards Hispanics, officials are forcing U.S. citizens to prove the legitimacy of their births.
  33. Trump Mulls Legally Dubious Plot to Deny Aid to Poor ForeignersThe White House might refuse to spend $3 billion that Congress appropriated for foreign aid (even as it demands a $716 billion military budget).
  34. racism
    Sarah Sanders ‘Can’t Guarantee’ There’s No Recording of Trump Saying the N-wordIn a statement that’s sure to do nothing to quell the rumors about Trump’s racist conduct.
  35. diversity
    Kellyanne Conway Couldn’t Name Any Top-Level Black Official Working in West WingWhen asked about Trump’s highest-ranking black adviser, Conway came up with Ben Carson and “Ja’Ron,” neither of whom work in the West Wing.
  36. Kellyanne Conway Couldn’t Name Any Top-Level Black Official Working in West WingWhen asked about Trump’s highest-ranking black adviser, Conway came up with Ben Carson and “Ja’Ron,” neither of whom work in the West Wing.
  37. sessions in conempt
    Federal Judge Orders Plane Carrying Deported Mom and Child to Be Turned AroundThe judge suggested that Jeff Sessions could be held in contempt of court for the deportation, which he called “unacceptable.”
  38. 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.
  39. immigration
    Trump Admin Illegally Deporting Women Who Fled Unimaginable Violence, ACLU SaysThe ACLU is suing the government on behalf of asylum-seekers who were told they did not have “credible fear” of returning home.
  40. Report: Wilbur Ross May Have Grifted $120 Million From Investors, PartnersIn a Cabinet stocked with ethically challenged plutocrats, he manages to stand out.
  41. Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration to Restart DACA in FullThe administration may be forced to resume accepting new DACA applications by the end of the month.
  42. immigration
    ICE Reportedly Detaining a 32-Week Pregnant Woman, Despite Her Worrying SymptomsAdvocates say she’s experiencing abdominal pain and serious vaginal bleeding.
  43. Trump Mulls Slashing Refugee Admissions by 40 PercentAmid a global-migration crisis, the world’s wealthiest country is poised to cut refugee admissions to historic lows.
  44. 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.”
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. New EPA Chief Worries Trump’s Pro-Car-Pollution Plan Is IllegalBut other administration officials believe the plan is legal — because Brett Kavanaugh will say that it is, when the issue reaches the Supreme Court.
  48. It’s Normal for the U.S. to Put Corporate Profits Above Babies’ HealthUnder Trump, America undermined global public health for the sake of enriching corporations. It did the same thing under Clinton and Obama.
  49. power
    Bookstore Owner Calls Cops After Woman Accosts Steve BannonA fellow patron called the former Trump adviser a “piece of trash.”
  50. global health
    Trump Administration Opposes Major Breastfeeding ResolutionThe U.S. blocked a worldwide breastfeeding resolution, shocking World Health officials.
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