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  1. trade wars
    Trump Administration Slaps 25 Percent Tariffs on European Foods and BoozeIncluding Italian cheeses and French wines.
  2. trump administration
    Trump Loyalists Aren’t Being Ostracized After Leaving — They’re ThrivingSean Spicer, Kierstjen Nielsen, and Corey Lewandowski all made dramatic public comebacks this week.
  3. international affairs
    Everything We Know About Saudi Oil Attacks and the Escalating Crisis in the GulfThe Trump administration blames Iran, which is denying any role in the air strikes.
  4. world view
    Saudi Oil Attack Prompts More Incoherence From Trump AdministrationThe strikes disabled critical Saudi oil infrastructure and revealed how unprepared the Trump administration is to handle such a crisis.
  5. mass shootings
    Robert Bowers Killed 11 Jewish People. The Death Penalty Is Not the Answer.The death penalty means little where casual state violence runs rampant.
  6. family separation
    The Trump Administration Hasn’t Stopped Separating Migrant FamiliesThe U.S. has taken 911 child migrants from their parents or guardians since last June. Officials insist they are protecting the minors from abuse.
  7. trump administration
    Coats Finally Out, Trump Picks Rep. Ratcliffe to Be New DNIA Cabinet member who was willing to contradict the president is leaving, and a Trump loyalist who tried to discredit Mueller is set to replace him.
  8. death penalty
    Trump’s DOJ Brings Back Capital Punishment 16 Years After Last Federal ExecutionAfter three executions in the last 30 years, the Trump administration plans to execute five people in the next six months.
  9. foreign interests
    Trump’s Unlawful Asylum Policy Is a Jab at MexicoTrump needs our southern neighbors’ help to fix the migrant crisis – so he’s forcing them into illegal agreements that come with unmanageable burdens.
  10. the republican party
    Why the GOP Might Learn to Love Putting Price Controls on DrugsConservatives’ traditional defense of America’s high drug prices is completely at odds with Trump’s “America first” ideology.
  11. obamacare
    Suit to Destroy Obamacare Slouches Toward Supreme CourtIf oral arguments in the Fifth Circuit are any indication, SCOTUS and the GOP will receive a “gift” they don’t need: the extinction of Obamacare.
  12. federal reserve
    Trump’s Fed Nominee Pledges to Serve As a Partisan HackJudy Shelton used to be an inflation hawk. Now she says loose money is actually good, so long as the sitting president has cut taxes and regulations.
  13. 2020 census
    Trump Administration Drops Citizenship Question From 2020 CensusTrump’s plot to rig the 2020 Census was undone by his administration’s own incompetence.
  14. immigrant detention
    AOC’s Detention-Camp EtiquetteAmid squalid conditions, conservative media was most concerned that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might have yelled at a detention-center guard.
  15. hatch act
    White House: Kellyanne Conway Will Skip House Hearing on Hatch Act ViolationsA federal agency said Conway should be fired. Instead, the White House is blocking her from testifying at Wednesday’s House hearing on the matter.
  16. supreme court
    Where’s the Supreme Court’s Census Decision?It’s possible new evidence of the administration’s true intent in placing a citizenship question in the 2020 Census is causing a delay at SCOTUS.
  17. migrant crisis
    With Trump’s Migrant Camps, the History We Should Fear Repeating Is Our OwnAOC’s invocation of Nazi concentration camps was legitimate. But the most apt precedents for the crisis at our border were born in the USA.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.”
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.”
  41. immigration
    Unauthorized Nanny Grounds Nauert’s U.N. AmbassadorshipMaybe ICE should raid the White House.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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