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  1. trump administration
    Federal Watchdog Says Kellyanne Conway Should Be Fired for Violating Hatch ActConway constantly advocates for the GOP while speaking in her official capacity, which is illegal. Regulators say that’s unacceptable.
  2. 2020 census
    Why a Dead GOP Operative’s Files Could Change the Electoral Map for a DecadeDiscarded files from a GOP gerrymandering wiz could upset administration’s plans to intimidate immigrants with a 2020 Census citizenship question.
  3. climate change
    Trump Thwarts GOP Plot to Pretend His Climate Agenda Isn’t IdioticRepublicans have realized that denying climate science is unpopular and unnecessary. But Trump insists on putting the party’s dumbest face forward.
  4. trump administration
    Trump HUD Appointee: ‘I Honestly Don’t Care’ About Violating Federal Hatch ActLynne Patton, a former Trump family event planner and current HUD administrator, is surprisingly honest about her Twitter use as a federal appointee.
  5. immigration
    Trump to Tap Anti-Immigrant Crusader Ken Cuccinelli for Homeland Security PostThe former Virginia attorney general is part of Trump pushing DHS in a “tougher direction.”
  6. immigration
    Kris Kobach to Trump: I Can’t Be an Effective Adviser Without 24/7 Jet AccessThe GOP’s “populist” anti-immigration guru told the White House he won’t serve his country unless he’s given an on-call plane, other perks.
  7. irs
    The IRS Basically Put the Superrich on the Honor System Last YearIn 2018, the audit rate for Americans who earn more than $10 million fell by more than half to 6.66 percent.
  8. corruption
    EPA Science Said Trump’s Coal Rule Would Kill 1,400. So the EPA Ditched Science.Trump’s coal policy had an estimated death toll so high his administration couldn’t defend it. So the EPA is engineering a lower estimate.
  9. markets
    Trump’s Huawei Ban Is a Bigger Deal Than His Trade WarIf great-power rivalry renders high-tech trade between the U.S. and China impossible, globalization as we’ve known it will end.
  10. jared kushner
    Jared Kushner Has Crafted a Lose-Lose Compromise on ImmigrationThe man who was supposed to unite the Israelis and Palestinians behind a peace plan can’t even unite Republicans on immigration.
  11. foreign interests
    White House Reviews Plans for Needless War With IranIf Tehran violates the nuclear agreement that the U.S. already withdrew from, America is prepared to confront Iran militarily with 120,000 troops.
  12. vision 2020
    Democrats Are Ignoring Their Party’s Strongest Issue for 2020Making it easier for corporations to poison children is unpopular. Trump has done so anyway. Democrats should make that a bigger issue.
  13. mueller report
    Report: Barr May Bail on House Democrats’ Mueller Report HearingThe attorney general is threatening to skip Thursday’s much anticipated hearing. Democrats say they’ll subpoena him if he does.
  14. census
    Trump Just Confirmed His Administration Is Lying in Census CaseThe White House says it needs to ask Census respondents about their citizenship to enforce the Voting Rights Act. Trump just told a different story.
  15. war on immigrants
    USCIS: Immigrants Linked to Legal Weed May Be Morally Unfit for CitizenshipThe Trump administration’s latest barrier to citizenship rejects the views of a bipartisan majority of Americans.
  16. president trump
    Trump Wants America to Stop Enforcing Its Immigration LawsThe White House’s attempts to nullify asylum rights prove that its opposition to illegal immigration has nothing to do with respect for the law.
  17. stephen miller
    If You Are Defending Stephen Miller, You Are an Ally of Anti-SemitismMiller’s white-nationalist politics are far more dangerous for American Jews than anything Ilhan Omar has ever tweeted.
  18. mar-a-lago
    Did the Secret Service Catch a Chinese Spy in Mar-a-Lago?Yujing Zhang was caught sneaking into the president’s club carrying four phones, a laptop, and a thumb drive full of malware.
  19. trump turnover
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Quits Amid Pressure From TrumpShe appears to have been forced out by Trump, who has repeatedly criticized her and was working to marginalize her role within the administration.
  20. international affairs
    Netanyahu Vows to Annex West Bank, Never Allow Palestinian State, If ReelectedThe embattled Israeli prime minister is pulling out all the far-right stops in a desperate, Trump-enabled attempt to get reelected.
  21. u.s. mexico border
    White House Insists That Trump Really Is Dumb Enough to Close the BorderJust because Trump’s latest anti-migrant proposals would be self-defeating and economically devastating doesn’t mean he won’t go through with them.
  22. trump administration
    The Trump DOJ Just Put Killing Obamacare Above the Rule of LawThe Trump DOJ’s quest to kill the ACA by judicial fiat is an expression of contempt for democracy, rule of law, and competent governance.
  23. 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.”
  24. immigration
    Unauthorized Nanny Grounds Nauert’s U.N. AmbassadorshipMaybe ICE should raid the White House.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. politics
    What Happened to Lindsey Graham?Once defined by his loathing for Trump, he’s now all-in for the president. Why?
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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