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Trump Administration

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. politics
    What Happened to Lindsey Graham?Once defined by his loathing for Trump, he’s now all-in for the president. Why?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. political correctness
    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.
  7. 2018 elections
    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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.”
  10. 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.
  11. immigration
    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.
  12. foreign policy
    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).
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.”
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Report: Wilbur Ross May Have Grifted $120 Million From Investors, PartnersIn a Cabinet stocked with ethically challenged plutocrats, he manages to stand out.
  20. immigration
    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.
  21. immigration
    ICE Reportedly Detaining a 32-Week Pregnant Woman, Despite Her Worrying SymptomsAdvocates say she’s experiencing abdominal pain and serious vaginal bleeding.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.”
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. power
    Bookstore Owner Calls Cops After Woman Accosts Steve BannonA fellow patron called the former Trump adviser a “piece of trash.”
  29. global health
    Trump Administration Opposes Major Breastfeeding ResolutionThe U.S. blocked a worldwide breastfeeding resolution, shocking World Health officials.
  30. Justice Department Asks for More Time to Reunite Migrant FamiliesThe Trump administration didn’t keep track of how many families it separated. Now, it wants more time to figure that out.
  31. The EPA Is Hiding Proof That a Widely Used Chemical Causes Leukemia: ReportTrump appointees are (reportedly) refusing to release a blockbuster EPA report — because industry lobbyists asked them not to.
  32. Trump Administration Calls On Colleges to End Affirmative ActionThe Justice Department has revoked an Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools and universities to take race into account in admissions.
  33. Immigrant Families Must Pay Steep Fees to Get Child Migrants Out of DetentionThe U.S. is separating migrant families, and then refusing to place kids with relatives — unless the latter pays thousands in transport fees.
  34. Still No Clarity From White House on North Korea PlanBut at least we’re not at war yet.
  35. immigration
    Trump Administration Claims Right to Detain Migrant Families IndefinitelyThe Justice Department is trying some legal jujitsu to get away with detaining families beyond the court-mandated 20-day limit.
  36. drain the swamp
    Scott Pruitt’s Lobbyist Landlord Tried to Get EPA Job for FriendNewly released emails reveal Vicki and J. Stephen Hart’s correspondence with, and requests of, Pruitt and his chief of staff.
  37. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Was Asked to Leave Restaurant Over Her Work for TrumpAs outrage over the migrant family separations continues, three Trump officials have faced public backlash while dining out in less than a week.
  38. the national interest
    The Genesis of Trump’s Family-Separation PolicyFor a would-be strongman, cruelty is the ultimate deterrent.
  39. family separation policy
    What to Know About the Detention Centers for Immigrant ChildrenHow many immigrant children are detained, the conditions inside the centers, and more.
  40. immigration
    Separating Families at the Border Was Always Part of the PlanTrump and administration officials like Stephen Miller view the detention of immigrant children as a long-awaited victory.
  41. trade wars
    China Retaliates With New Tariffs as Trump’s Trade War EscalatesIf Trump retaliates further as promised, there could be no chance to avoid a large-scale trade war with widespread consequences.
  42. taxonomy
    What 22 Trump Staffers Looked Like in High SchoolWho would have thought they’d one day work for the 45th president of the United States?
  43. Trump’s Latest Attack on Obamacare Is a Huge Gift to DemocratsThe White House’s push to eliminate protections for people with preexisting conditions is the perfect campaign issue for Democratic candidates.
  44. Trump’s Briefing Book Includes ‘Screen Grabs of Cable News Chyrons’It has become so difficult to get the president to do his homework, aides have resorted to briefing him with printouts of cable news headlines.
  45. Virginia Is Giving Obamacare a Huge — If Belated — WinDemocrats were able to wrangle a few GOP votes to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of needy Virginians.
  46. Bolton Installs Anti-Muslim Wingnut As NSC Chief of StaffFred Fleitz is the senior vice-president of a think tank that claims the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the highest ranks of the U.S government.
  47. foreign policy
    U.S. Officials Meet With North Koreans to Discuss SummitThe U.S. has sent an experienced diplomat across the border in an effort to salvage and resume preparations for the still-cancelled June 12 summit.
  48. big lies
    Trump Claims Aide Who Gave Official White House Briefing Does Not ExistEveryone knows the president has a penchant for lying and complaining, but on Saturday he finally invented an alternate universe.
  49. power
    Why Washington Insiders Decide to LeakInside the national-security press offensive against the president.
  50. 3 States Are Pushing Medicaid Reforms That Discriminate Against Black PeopleFunny how this works: White midwestern conservative lawmakers are exempting their own rural constituents from Medicaid work requirements.
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