Donald Trump is now claiming that he had never denied that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. This is, of course, not true.
President Trump has been labeling reports of Russian interference in the 2016 election as “Fake News” for the better part of a year now, and he’s been ignoring warnings about the potential of similar efforts in this year’s midterms, but his National Security Adviser isn’t: Evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is “now […]
A significant and important development in the Russia investigation that shows that President Trump’s claim that the stories of Russian interference in the 2016 election were “Fake News” is completely untrue.
More security clearance problems for the White House.
The prospect for a fix to help DACA beneficiaries is looking gloomier than ever.
Another day, another Court ruling against the Trump Administration.
President Trump’s military parade would come with a not insignificant cost.
A bipartisan group of Senators has proposed a largely reasonable fix to the DACA problem, but its fate remains unclear.
Despite what his own intelligence chiefs are saying, President Trump still does not believe that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.
Whether it’s the abuse angle or the more serious issue of security clearances, the White House still can’t get the story straight on the Rob Porter case.
Donald Trump’s lawyer admits to making a six-figure payment on the eve of the 2016 election to a porn star that Trump was alleged to have had an affair with. That just raises a host of other questions.
Another Federal Judge has placed a hold on President Trump’s order to end DACA.
Why does the U.S. continue to pursue the seemingly impossible goal of denuclearization with regard to North Korea? In part, it’s because we’re still locked into thirty-year-old rhetoric.
The Department of Education announced yesterday that it will no longer investigate civil rights complaints from transgender students regarding bathroom access in public schools.
Intelligence officials are warning that the Russians are set to seek to influence the 2018 elections just as they did in 2016. Despite this, the Trump Administration refuses to acknowledge this publicly while the President seeks to undermine the investigation into past Russian interference.
Women voters are turning decidedly against Donald Trump, this could pose problems for Republican in 2018 and beyond.
The only reason March 5th is “our last chance” at a DACA deal is if Trump makes it so.
If Trump is able to insist upon a package deal or no deal at all, he may muck up his chance of policy success, but it may be the Democrats who lose politically.
The Tea Party is dead, but it was never really alive to begin with.
Republicans spent the eight years of Obama Administration railing against fiscal irresponsibility. Now that they have power, they’re the ones being fiscally irresponsible.
Via Gallup: Outlook Grim in Latin America for Relations Under Trump. The image of U.S. leadership took a hit worldwide during Donald Trump’s first year in office, but nowhere more so than in Latin America, where the median approval rating dropped from 49% in 2016 to 24% in 2017. As low as the approval rating was […]
One of the main objections that many on the right seem to have to proposals to legalize DACA beneficiaries and other illegal immigrants is the idea that they could eventually become citizens. There’s no good reason they shouldn’t be able to do so.
The Judge presiding over a case dealing with Trump’s proposed border wall expressed doubts about the project. The President will no doubt be irked by the identity of that Judge.
More than a year into the Trump Presidency, dozens of White House personnel lack proper security clearances.
President Trump spoke up about the spousal abuse charges against his former Staff Secretary Rob Porter. His response was entirely predictable.
Late Friday, a second member of the Trump Administration resigned his position amid accusations that he abused his former wife: A White House speechwriter resigned Friday after his former wife claimed that he was violent and emotionally abusive during their turbulent 2½ -year marriage — allegations that he vehemently denied, saying she was the one […]
Donald Trump has blocked the release of a memo prepared by House Intelligence Committee Democrats to rebut the Nunes memo. It’s hard not to see this as a blatantly partisan move.
The Rob Porter story, which is quickly becoming the Rob Porter scandal, tells us a lot about the Trump White House, and none of it is good.
While most of America slept, the government was shutdown thanks to some faux theatrics by a single Senator.
Today in an increasingly liberal, educated, globalized, and democratic world, we have more reason than ever to listen to the opinion of our peers and, where appropriate, to be open to their counsel.
Contrary to the claims that were made by conservatives and Trump supporters before its release, the memo prepared by Congressman Devin Nunes has done nothing to undermine the Russia investigation.
Congress seems likely to pass a budget deal today that will massively increase spending, putting to rest once and for all the rank hypocrisy of Republicans when it comes to claims that they are “fiscally conservative.”
Administration officials are admitting that it’s likely that Russia will try to interfere in the midterm elections just as it did in 2016, but they don’t seem inclined to do anything about it.
Of course Donald Trump wants a military parade, it would be consistent with his delusions of grandeur.
Last week, the President was calling for national unity. This week, he called political opponents “treasonous.”
Congress appears to be moving closer to a budget deal even as the President tries to throw a monkey wrench into the whole thing.
Recent polls have caused Republicans to become more optimistic about their chances in this year’s midterms. That optimism is both premature and misplaced.
Donald Trump spent much of the past year touting the rising stock market, now he’s getting a lesson in reality.
President Trump has harsh words for Democrats who didn’t applaud his SOTU.
Donald Trump’s own lawyers are afraid he can’t help but lie to such an extent that he should not sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
With Republicans fully in control in Washington, their concerns about the budget deficit seem to have disappeared.
Congress seems no closer to a DACA deal than they were in January.
After an extended break for the Republican retreat, Congress heads back to work today with just three days before a possible government shutdown.
Via the NYT: Trump’s Unparalleled War on a Pillar of Society: Law Enforcement. The war between the president and the nation’s law enforcement apparatus is unlike anything America has seen in modern times. With a special counsel investigating whether his campaign collaborated with Russia in 2016 and whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice in 2017, the president has engaged in […]
The two most important allegations in the Nunes memo appear to be complete lies.
Some very interesting reporting from WaPo as to when Trump really knew what was in the memo: ‘Never any hesitation’: Trump was quickly persuaded to support memo’s release The president did not actually see the memo — written by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Nunes’s staff — until Wednesday afternoon, following the committee’s Monday vote […]
President Trump is claiming that the Nunes memo vindicates him. He’s wrong.
Republicans have released the memo prepared by Congressman Devin Nunes that purports to call into question the basis for the Russia investigation. In the end, though, it amounts to much ado about nothing.