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President Trump

  1. delusions of grandeur
    Yes, Trump Actually Did Want to Be Added to Mount RushmoreA White House aide reportedly looked into the process for adding another president’s face to the monument.
  2. vision 2020
    What the Hell Is Kanye West’s Campaign About?It is not serious, but it’s not a joke either. It has aspects of both a vanity project and a GOP sabotage operation, but not fully either.
  3. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Trump’s Frantic Summer — Salesmanship or Mania?So, in the three-month countdown to Election Day, it’s come to this.
  4. elliott abrams
    Official Convicted in Iran-Contra Affair Is Appointed Trump’s Envoy to IranElliott Abrams, who lied to Congress about his knowledge of the Iran-Contra affair, is now the administration’s envoy to Iran.
  5. coronavirus stimulus
    Maybe Panicked Investors Will Save the COVID StimulusWall Street has priced in another round of coronavirus relief. If a deal falls through, plunging stock prices just may break the GOP’s resolve.
  6. president trump
    Deutsche Bank Reportedly Gave Trump’s Financial Records to Manhattan DA Cy VanceThe bank has reportedly complied with a subpoena from Cy Vance’s office, suggesting the DA’s inquiry into Trump’s “criminal conduct” may be expansive.
  7. protests
    Portland’s Bigger Policing Problem Was Always LocalTrump’s agents may leave Portland. Police brutality won’t.
  8. vision 2020
    Voters Are Turning Against Trump in Places Hit Hard by COVID-19A new study confirms the president is paying a political price for presiding over mass death.
  9. vision 2020
    Trump Says He Has the ‘Right’ to Block Any State Expansion of Mail-in VotingTrump says he is considering an executive order to stop states from scaling up mail-in ballots, which he falsely claims promote voter fraud.
  10. tiktok
    What’s Going on With Trump’s TikTok Ban and the Microsoft Deal?As TikTok users continue to hold their looped breath, Microsoft is again trying to acquire the app after dealing with some Trump-prompted confusion.
  11. sometimes trump
    Trump and the GOP Establishment Are Falling Out of LoveAs his odds of reelection dwindle, the marriage of convenience between Trump and the conservative old guard is starting to fray.
  12. the suburbs
    Trump’s Racism Won’t Win the Suburbs. But It May Diversify Them.The president’s hideous defense of exclusionary zoning just might nudge liberal NIMBYs toward tolerating desegregation.
  13. coronavirus
    Trump’s Disregard for Blue States Is at the Heart of His Shoddy COVID ResponseIn April, the White House reportedly abandoned a federal plan for mass COVID testing because the outbreak was occurring mostly in Democratic states.
  14. portland
    Militarized Federal Agents to Begin Withdrawal From PortlandAfter weeks of highly publicized clashes with demonstrators, DHS agents and U.S. Marshals in Portland will begin a “phased withdrawal.”
  15. daca
    Trump Admin Defies Federal Court by Rejecting New DACA ApplicantsThe Department of Homeland Security will no longer process new Dreamer applications, despite a direct order from a U.S. district court judge to do so.
  16. politics
    What Happened at Attorney General Barr’s Five-Hour House HearingBarr defended sending federal agents to Portland and other cities, and his heated exchanges with grandstanding Democrats yielded little substance.
  17. george floyd protests
    Federal Agents Were Reportedly Eager to Join Trump’s Crackdown in U.S. CitiesAs early as June 2, the FBI reportedly wanted to deploy federal agents to American cities to suppress largely non-violent demonstrations.
  18. republican national convention
    Trump Says He Will Accept the GOP Nomination in North Carolina After AllThe president has given the RNC quite the runaround this summer, all to end up returning to the original host state for his acceptance speech.
  19. president trump
    Trump Made Up His Yankees Opening Pitch Invite: ReportLast Thursday, Trump announced he would throw out the opening pitch at an August 15 Yankees game, to the surprise of the New York Yankees.
  20. coronavirus stimulus
    Republicans’ COVID Relief Bill to Include Second Round of $1,200 Stimulus ChecksOn Monday, Senate Republicans proposed an early version of the HEALS Act, with a second round of $1,200 checks but no eviction moratorium for renters.
  21. president trump
    Trump to Promote COVID Vaccine in Election Messaging Pivot: ReportThere’s a major concern with the plan: A vaccine won’t be available until spring 2021 at the very earliest.
  22. regret
    Trump Admits Regret (for Some of His Tweets)The president explains in a new interview that “you find out a lot of things” after sending problematic tweets and retweets.
  23. foreign interests
    Trump’s Reelection Woes, Not Policy, Are Root of Escalating China TensionsPresident Trump’s decision to shutter the Houston consulate is supposedly about Chinese espionage, but it makes more sense as a reelection tactic.
  24. coronavirus
    So Much for Trump’s ‘Somber’ COVID-19 Press BriefingsA day after Trump rebooted the briefings, he abandoned his vaguely presidential tone. Here, a rundown of Tuesday’s false claims and self-promotion.
  25. president trump
    Trump Pressured Ambassador to Have British Open Moved to His Resort: ReportIn 2018, the president reportedly attempted to steer the British Open into holding its lucrative golf tournament at the Trump Turnberry resort.
  26. the pandemic president
    Trump Attempts Sober Pose in Resurrected COVID-19 BriefingThe president read a prepared statement word-for-word, recommended masks without downplaying them, and acknowledged the pandemic would get worse.
  27. 2020 census
    Trump Tries Last-Ditch Order to Keep Undocumented Immigrants Off CensusTrump’s plan to subtract undocumented immigrants from the total Census population probably won’t work, as it appears to violate the 14th Amendment.
  28. trump administration
    DHS Agents Seen in Portland Are Deploying to Chicago — and Perhaps FurtherTrump will reportedly send 150 Homeland Security officers to Chicago this week. He also threatened to send federal agents to Detroit and Baltimore.
  29. coronavirus
    Trump Calls Masks ‘Patriotic’ Months After Mocking Biden for Wearing OneAfter ridiculing Biden for wearing a mask, Trump considers face coverings to be “patriotic” as his approval rating tanks due to his pandemic response.
  30. international affairs
    Could War With Iran Be an October Surprise?A series of mysterious explosions and alleged Israeli sabotage operations could soon open the door to a broader conflict.
  31. president trump
    Everything We Learned From Mary Trump’s BookIn Too Much and Never Enough, Trump’s niece claims he allegedly cheated on the SATs. In an interview, she alleged she heard him use racial slurs.
  32. stimulus legislation
    Trump Calls for Limiting COVID Relief to Less NeedyThe White House is pushing to cut unemployment benefits, keep the stimulus bill under $1 trillion — and give a big tax cut to people with jobs.
  33. president trump
    Trump’s COVID-19 Policy: I, Alone, Can Ignore ItIn the midst of a pandemic, the White House is working around the clock to protect the president’s fragile ego.
  34. death penalty
    The Capricious Execution of Daniel Lewis LeeThe federal government has put its first prisoner to death in 17 years. It’s still unclear why.
  35. president trump
    Trump Claims ‘More White People’ Killed by Police Than Black AmericansTrump asserted that “more white people” are killed by the police, ignoring basic demographic realities about the country.
  36. executions
    Feds Restart Executions, Killing in Our Name During a Deadly PandemicAfter a 17-year hiatus on federal executions, the Justice Department had no good reason to execute prisoners this week.
  37. vision 2020
    Polls Raise Hopes of Biden Turning Texas BlueNew polls, including one that has Trump down by five points, suggest the Lone Star State may not be off the table for the Biden campaign.
  38. coronavirus
    Trump Administration Transitions From Ignoring to Undermining Anthony FauciFor the last month, the White House has disregarded the NIAID head. But over the weekend, the administration began to bad-mouth their own expert.
  39. the pandemic president
    99 Days Later, Trump Finally Wears a Face Mask in PublicIt only took more than three months, 3.2 million COVID-19 infections, and 134,000 deaths for Trump to follow and model CDC guidance a single time.
  40. obstruction of justice
    Trump Commutes Sentence of Roger Stone, Who Refused to Testify Against HimThe president has made sure that his loyal friend and longtime collaborator will not face justice after he was convicted of obstructing justice.
  41. vision 2020
    The Trump Campaign Is Considering Using Statues As Rally PropsAs he doubles down on defending the country’s racist past, Trump may bring statues of “America’s founding fathers” on the campaign trail.
  42. coronavirus
    Pence Announces CDC Will Change School-Reopening Guidance After Trump ComplaintThe administration continues to overrule public-health officials six months after learning the peril of doing so.
  43. coronavirus
    United States, World Leader in COVID-19 Deaths, to Leave WHOThe Trump administration has officially notified the U.N. that the United States will leave the World Health Organization in 2021.
  44. vision 2020
    GOP Senators Are Already Bailing From the Convention in Florida Next MonthFive Republican senators announced this week that they would skip the convention in Jacksonville, further revealing the uselessness of the event.
  45. democracy
    The Coronavirus Crisis Is Proving That Democracy WorksThe president is bleeding support in counties hit hard by COVID-19, as previously pro-Trump voters rationally respond to evidence of his failures.
  46. games
    Trump Can’t Turn Bubba Wallace Into Colin KaepernickIn his attempt to demonize an innocent driver, the president finds that even NASCAR won’t listen to him anymore.
  47. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: China Is a Genocidal MenaceIt’s time we treat the country as the rogue dictatorship that it is.
  48. foreign interests
    Please Don’t Prolong a Pointless War Just to Show Russia Who’s BossA bipartisan group in the House just made it harder for Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. That’s a mistake.
  49. vision 2020
    Trump Believes That He Is Losing Because He Hasn’t Been Racist EnoughOn the one hand, all available evidence suggests this is wrong. On the other hand, Tucker Carlson suggests it is right.
  50. vision 2020
    Democrats Are on Pace for a Down-Ballot BlowoutThe party’s lead in the congressional generic ballot is higher now than it was in 2018.
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