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Donald Trump

  1. abortion
    New Trump Administration Rule Restricts Federal Funding for Planned ParenthoodIt will be challenged in court, but the idea is to partly accomplish Trump’s pledge to defund Planned Parenthood without congressional action.
  2. filibuster
    Democrats Should Trust Democracy and Resolve to Kill the FilibusterA lot of Democratic senators running for president won’t challenge the filibuster. That’s a problem for Democrats.
  3. jussie smollett
    The Jussie Smollett Case Is Not a ParableIt is still good to extend sympathy toward alleged victims of tragedy — even if that tragedy ends up being fake.
  4. russia investigation
    What If the Mueller Report Does Actually Drop Next Week?How the special counsel investigation’s conclusion is likely to play out.
  5. transit woes
    The Battle Over High-Speed Rail Money Is Part of Trump’s War on CaliforniaTrump’s focus on the California high-speed rail project curtailed by Governor Gavin Newsom is about more than his desire to recoup some federal money.
  6. past is prologue
    If Ross Perot Couldn’t Win the Presidency, There’s No Hope for Howard SchultzPerot didn’t win a single state in 1992 — or cost Bush reelection. Schultz isn’t as well known, and there’s less of a rationale for his candidacy.
  7. climate change
    Report: Climate Denier to Lead White House Climate PanelTrump’s new climate expert William Happer: “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.”
  8. politics
    Hate-Group Activity Rises for Fourth Year in a Row, Civil-Rights Group SaysThe Trump presidency corresponds to a major increase in white supremacist activity.
  9. national emergency declaration
    Can Congress Stop Trump’s State of Emergency Declaration?Congress can pass a joint resolution ending the state of emergency, but it would have to be veto-proof to stick.
  10. politics
    Why Has It Taken Us So Long to See Trump’s Weakness?There’s a bad synergy at work between the short-termism of the news cycle and the longue durée-ism of the academy.
  11. political science
    Trump’s EPA Is Risking the Health of a Generation of American ChildrenThere’s a debate on kids’ health happening at the agency — without the scientists.
  12. covington catholic
    Covington Catholic Teen Sues Washington Post for a Reasonable $250 MillionNicholas Sandmann – a teenager perceived by the media as an avatar of entitlement – argues that he is entitled to a ridiculous sum of money.
  13. 2020 presidential election
    Will Age Be an Issue in the 2020 Presidential Race?With Sanders running and Biden in the wings, Democrats need to take a serious look at the actuarial tables.
  14. the national interest
    Trump’s New Defense: Can’t Investigate Him Because There Are Too Many CrimesConservative legal experts insist investigations would interfere with the president’s, uh, “work.”
  15. first amendment
    Clarence Thomas Wants to Make It Easier to Sue for LibelIn an opinion that Trump will cheer, the eccentric conservative justice attacks a long-settled precedent on criticism of public figures.
  16. authoritarianism
    Trump’s National Emergency Is Off to a Bad StartLawsuits, protests, horrible polls — and we’re only four days in.
  17. vision 2020
    How Do Democrats Beat Trump in 2020? Barack Obama Has Some IdeasThe former president is reportedly telling Democratic candidates to rebut Trump’s dystopian vision and court rural voters.
  18. the national interest
    Trump Has Lost His War on the War on CoalGovernment agency closes coal plants, saying they’re too expensive.
  19. last night on late night
    SNL’s Donald Trump to the Nation: I Can Has Wallz?“Wall works. Wall makes safe.”
  20. programming note
    CBS Deems Trump’s National Emergency Speech Less Important Than Price Is RightTwenty minutes after his 8-minute speech began 40 minutes late, it was back to the Big Wheel.
  21. russia investigation
    Mueller Recommends Paul Manafort Receive Up to 24 Years in PrisonUnfortunately for Manafort’s chances of ever getting out of prison, this recommended sentence only deals with his financial convictions in Virginia.
  22. politics
    You Can’t Stop a Power Grab by Fact-Checking ItTrump’s national emergency stems from an ideological problem, and it won’t be fixed by fact-checking.
  23. william weld
    William Weld and the Strange Allure of No-Hope Primary ChallengesSo many people think Trump ought to have a primary challenger that they’ll exaggerate the importance of anyone who shows up.
  24. national emergency declaration
    Trump Counting on Supreme Court to Vindicate His Emergency DeclarationTrump did the legal case for his emergency declaration no good in his rambling press appearance announcing it.
  25. the national interest
    Trump’s Emergency Declaration Shows He Is Unfit for OfficeAt worst, the president is trashing the Constitution. At best, he is using the courts to rescue him from a massive blunder.
  26. snl
    Prepare Yourself for the Return of Alec Baldwin’s Trump on SNLYou’ve been warned.
  27. the national interest
    Putin Told Trump North Korea Couldn’t Launch Missiles, and He Believed ItHarrowing evidence Trump’s insane credulity on North Korea is influenced by Russia.
  28. national emergency declaration
    What to Expect When You’re Expecting a National EmergencyEverything you need to know about Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency to fund a southern border wall.
  29. donald trump
    White House Tries to Hide Official News That Trump Is ObeseThe White House released Trump’s physical showing that he is obese just after announcing that the president intends to declare a national emergency.
  30. big announcements
    Is the Trump Admin Seriously Going to Declare National Emergency via Notes App?Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted out a clumsily cropped screenshot.
  31. national emergency declaration
    Trump to Sign Spending Bill, Declare National Emergency to Build the WallTrump avoids another shutdown and an admission of failure, but an emergency declaration over the wall could create a legal and political quagmire.
  32. clarence thomas
    Is Trump Trying to Ease Clarence Thomas Off the Supreme Court?A Thomas retirement this year would probably give conservatives an extended hold on the Supreme Court.
  33. government shutdown
    Congress Set to Pass Deal to Avoid Shutdown, But Trump Could Still Kill ItTrump has been noncommittal about signing the funding bill. It mostly represents his surrender, so he may just be pondering how to spin it.
  34. fox news
    Fox News Refuses to Air Ad for Oscar-Nominated Anti-Fascism Doc During HannityAn ad for the doc A Night at the Garden – which features uncut footage of marching American Nazis – will only run in L.A., not nationally.
  35. russia investigation
    Manafort ‘Intentionally’ Lied to Mueller Investigation; Plea Deal VoidedPaul Manafort is now the fourth Trump surrogate to be caught lying to investigators about campaign contacts with Russia.
  36. the national interest
    Trump Has Willed the Wall Into Existence With His MindA new stage of fantasy begins with Trump’s most famous campaign promise.
  37. politics
    Everything to Know About Ilhan Omar’s Israel ControversyOn Tuesday, Trump called on the congresswoman to resign.
  38. politics
    Trump Spent $50,000 on an Elaborate Golf Video GameHe recently had one installed at the White House.
  39. the national interest
    Republicans Trying, Failing to Come Up With Good Reasons to Conceal Trump TaxesSurely Trump has nothing to hide and there’s no reason to check.
  40. green new deal
    McConnell Wants to Troll Democrats With Green New Deal VoteMcConnell hopes to get 2020 Democrats on the record about the policy moon shot, so Republicans can hit them with attacks mischaracterizing the deal.
  41. patriotism
    Trump Proposes July 4 Parade in D.C., Which Already Exists“We’re thinking about doing, on the Fourth of July or thereabouts, a parade, a ‘Salute to America’ parade.”
  42. politics
    U.S. Senate Does Rare Good Thing and Passes Major Conservation LegislationThe bill will create over one million acres of new, protected wilderness.
  43. dogs
    Trump Once Again Reveals His Odious Position on DogsHe couldn’t even pretend to like them in a recent rant about dog ownership.
  44. government shutdown
    Trump May Accept Defeat on Wall Funding and Claim He’ll Get His Money ElsewhereAs Congress denies him anything like the border-wall money he’s demanded, Trump may claim he’ll “plus up” the amount via executive action.
  45. government shutdown
    Shutdown Negotiations Still Snagged As ICE Detention Policies Come to the ForeWith Trump headed to an El Paso rally amid mischaracterizations of what Democrats are demanding, another government shutdown is possible.
  46. the national interest
    Republicans Keep Admitting Everything They Said About Obama Was a LieWhite House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confesses the GOP Congress refused to give Obama any successes.
  47. 2020 presidential election
    Joe Biden May Be the Last Hurrah for Moderate DemocratsBarring a Biden nomination, the time seems ripe for progressives to take the wheel in the Democratic Party, and for moderates to fall in line.
  48. politics
    The Union That Ended the Shutdown Is Preparing to ProtestEven if the government doesn’t shut down next Friday, flight attendants intend to protest at some major airports.
  49. the national interest
    Trump’s Inaugural Grift Reportedly Lined His Own PocketsSome excessive payments for the inauguration went to Donald Trump himself through his hotel.
  50. border wall
    Trump Quietly Laying Groundwork for Massive Surrender on Border WallIf he accepts the kind of deal in the works right now, Trump will have been dealt an embarrassing defeat.
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