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  1. trump administration
    Lawyer Indicted in Durham Probe on the Beginnings of Trump-Russia InvestigationOne charge of lying to the FBI could mark an underwhelming end to an inquiry looking for misconduct among officials investigating Trump.
  2. trump administration
    Did Gen. Mark Milley Actually Go Rogue at the End of the Trump Administration?Reporting on Robert Costas and Bob Woodward’s book suggests the journalists may have inflated the severity of a call from Milley to a Chinese general.
  3. biden administration
    White House Tells Trump Appointees to Get LostSean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, and 16 other Trump loyalists were asked to resign from the committees advising the nation’s military academies.
  4. politics
    Biden Fires Trump-Appointed Social Security CommissionerAndrew Saul, who was fired after refusing to resign on Friday, says he’ll challenge the legality of the move.
  5. transgender rights
    Transgender Student Wins Bathroom-Access Case As Supreme Court Denies AppealSeven of nine justices affirmed the decision by a lower court that transgender bathroom restrictions violated civil-rights laws and the Constitution.
  6. department of justice
    Trump DOJ’s Secret Subpoenas and Data Seizures: What We KnowThe Trump Justice Department went to unprecedented lengths to hunt down leakers, seizing records from reporters, Democrats, and a White House counsel.
  7. immigration
    Biden Administration Begins Migrant-Family ReunificationsFour parents separated from their children will be let into the U.S. this week as DHS takes its first steps to address fallout from the Trump policy.
  8. politics
    Biden Cancels Military-Funded Construction of Border WallThe DHS also says it will repair flood levees and soil erosion caused by Trump’s wall-construction efforts.
  9. immigration
    Biden Keeps Trump’s Record-Low Refugee-Admissions Cap, Breaking PledgeFollowing backlash over the reversal, the White House later signaled it would still raise the cap this fiscal year, but not as high as it had pledged.
  10. covid vaccines
    J&J Takes Over Plant Where Contractor Error Led to Loss of 15M Vaccine DosesNew reports detail past batches of discarded vaccines and doubts that Johnson & Johnson can correct the course at the plant in Baltimore.
  11. partisan gerrymandering
    Census Delays Could Create Havoc and Skullduggery in RedistrictingLack of timely Census data could short-circuit court challenges to partisan gerrymandering, which Republicans in particular are expected to pursue.
  12. trump administration
    Who Did Trump Pardon on His Last Day As President?Steve Bannon, Lil Wayne, Elliott Broidy, and Kodak Black are among the most notable figures in Trump’s final clemency spree.
  13. covid vaccines
    The Vaccine Stockpile the White House Released This Week Doesn’t Exist: ReportThe Trump administration had already depleted the vaccine stockpile it said it would release, sowing more confusion for state and local authorities.
  14. crime
    The Last Man Set to Be Executed by the Trump AdministrationWhat to know about Dustin Higgs, the final person scheduled to be killed in Trump’s cruel and unprecedented execution spree.
  15. liveblog
    Pfizer, Trump Administration Reach Deal for More Doses: Live UpdatesThere will now be enough vaccine for at least 200 million Americans by the end of July.
  16. swan songs
    Barr Pans Trump’s Coup Schemes in Final Press ConferenceThe outgoing attorney general reiterated that he is not onboard with some of the extreme measures the president has reportedly been seeking.
  17. star wars
    Abolish the Space ForceJoe Biden, please, I’m begging you.
  18. herd immunity
    Trump Appointee Reportedly Pushed for Herd Immunity: ‘We Want Them Infected’While the HHS secretary has said “herd immunity is not” U.S. COVID strategy,” two influential advisers reportedly recommended the disastrous policy.
  19. politics
    Betsy DeVos Tells Education Department Staff to ‘Resist’ Biden: ReportHer comment suggests career officials were fully onboard with her agenda of budget cuts and privatization.
  20. department of justice
    Trump: Attorney General William Barr Will Resign Next WeekBarr and Trump were closely aligned until after the election, when the AG refused to sign on to the president’s baseless fraud claims.
  21. covid-19
    Everyone Diagnosed With COVID in Post-Election White House OutbreakThe director of White House security reportedly lost his foot in his fight against the virus.
  22. coronavirus vaccine
    White House Staffers Among the First to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine: ReportAs a reward for a months-long coronavirus disinformation campaign, top Trump staffers will be some of the first to receive doses of the vaccine.
  23. covid-19
    Trump Holiday Parties Celebrate Season by Denying RealitySpreading Christmas cheer, election denialism, and potentially the coronavirus.
  24. covid-19
    Hospitalized Giuliani Says His COVID-19 Symptoms Are ‘Pretty Much’ GoneThe 76-year-old Trump lawyer said he thinks he’ll be released from the hospital soon.
  25. white house
    Trump’s Crank COVID Adviser Scott Atlas ResignsHe said that masks don’t work and that lockdowns caused the latest surge.
  26. covid-19
    Donald Trump Jr. Has Tested Positive for COVID-19Trump’s son is one of dozens of people linked to the president who have recently caught the virus.
  27. president trump
    Trump Asked About Options to Strike Iran Last Week: ReportThe president was talked down from his reported consideration of an attack on Iran’s growing stockpile of nuclear material.
  28. politics
    Trump Almost Acknowledges Losing the Election to Biden for the First TimeThe president offered some updates on COVID-19 vaccines, and came ever so close to admitting another administration would soon replace his.
  29. october surprise
    How Trump and Barr’s October Surprise Went BustThe attorney general’s pressure on John Durham nearly blew up the investigation that the president hoped would help swing the election.
  30. coronavirus
    The 5 Worst Things Jared Kushner Told Bob Woodward About Trump’s COVID StrategyIn a newly published interview with Bob Woodward, Jared Kushner said in April that Trump wanted to get “the country back from the doctors.”
  31. politics
    Anonymous ‘Resistance Inside the Trump Administration’ Guy Is Former DHS StafferThe notorious op-ed belongs to Miles Taylor, who wrote about how he fought Trump’s worst impulses while selling one of his most abhorrent policies.
  32. the swamp
    The Winners of Trump’s WashingtonFifty-one insiders who profited off the presidency.
  33. vision 2020
    Supreme Court’s Vague Election Orders Are a 2020 Wild CardRepublicans want the Supreme Court to stop lower-court judges from liberalizing voting rules, and the Court’s conservative majority often complies.
  34. just asking questions
    How to Restore the Justice Department After Trump Leaves OfficeConstitutional-law expert Mark Tushnet on his call for a bipartisan commission to investigate the many ways the DOJ shattered norms under Trump.
  35. pandemic
    Trump Administration Shelves COVID-Vaccine Santa ClauseSanta Claus performers would have been offered early vaccinations in exchange for their help promoting the COVID-19 vaccine.
  36. coronavirus
    Twitter Removes Trump Adviser’s Tweet Claiming Masks Don’t WorkThe platform nixed radiologist Scott Atlas’s tweet for breaking its policy on distributing misleading info that could encourage the spread of COVID.
  37. california wildfires
    Trump Rejects, Then Grants Wildfire Disaster Aid to CaliforniaThe Trump administration first rejected the state’s request for a federal disaster declaration for its September wildfires. It’s still unclear why.
  38. white house outbreak
    Even the Creator of Veep Couldn’t Make the Last Week UpArmando Iannucci on a presidency that has surpassed satire.
  39. the swamp
    The Entire Presidency Is a Superspreading EventDown in the polls, high on steroids, and clinging to good health while endangering everyone else’s.
  40. trump administration
    Federal Officials Considered Using a ‘Heat Ray’ Against D.C. Protesters: ReportThe device, reportedly considered for use on unarmed civilians before Trump’s Bible photo op, makes victims feel like their skin is burning.
  41. misinformation
    Trump Aide Michael Caputo Takes Leave of Absence After Facebook RantThe former Trump campaign official baselessly accused CDC scientists of “sedition.”
  42. department of justice
    DOJ Opens Criminal Inquiry Into John Bolton’s Recent BookThe Department of Justice is reportedly investigating if the former national security adviser illegally disclosed classified information.
  43. tiktok
    Oracle to Partner With TikTok in the U.S. After Microsoft Deal Is RejectedThe partnership comes two days before Trump’s deadline for a deal to remove control of the video-sharing app from its Chinese-owned parent company.
  44. misinformation
    HHS Officials Altered CDC COVID-19 Reports to Help TrumpTrump-appointed officials have been interfering to protect the president’s deliberately misleading COVID-19 spin.
  45. climate change
    Federal Report Warns of Financial Disaster of Climate ChangeA report from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission confirms that business-as-usual emissions are extremely bad for business.
  46. scandals
    What We Know About Louis DeJoy’s Campaign Finance ScandalThe postmaster general allegedly operated an illegal “straw-donor” scheme at his former company.
  47. 2020 census
    Leaked Census Document Warns of ‘Serious Errors’ Due to Shortened TimelineThe Trump administration’s most effective attempt to undermine the census is also its simplest.
  48. doj
    Trump Wants to Cut Federal Funding to ‘Anarchist Jurisdictions’ Including NYCThe president’s threat to defund Democratic cities if they defund the police is extremely unlikely to hold up in the courts.
  49. coronavirus
    CDC Advises States to Prepare to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine As Soon As NovemberThe agency advised states to consider the immense challenge of distribution, as some public-health experts worry that Trump is rushing the process.
  50. coronavirus news
    Here’s the Latest Good (and Bad) News About COVID-19America’s epidemic is slowing — but a globe-spanning, coronavirus-induced hunger crisis is just beginning.
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