Tom McKay
Tom McKay

Tom is a staff writer at Mic, covering national politics, media, policing and the war on drugs. He is based in New York and can be reached at tmckay@mic.com.

July 16, 2017

Under siege on Russia and health care, Trump’s White House plans more “theme weeks”

The White House will stage three weeks of events around "Made in America," "American Heroes" and "American Dreams."

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July 16, 2017

Donald Trump’s lawyer is now arguing it was legal for Donald Trump Jr. to meet with Russians

Jay Sekulow also argued the real scandal was James Comey's leaks, not anything connected to Trump.
July 15, 2017

Mitch McConnell has $200 billion to convince wary senators to repeal Obamacare

At least six states are slated for favorable treatment.
July 13, 2017

Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia scandal is sabotaging the White House’s agenda

"It's sucking the oxygen out of the room, everybody knows that," Sen. John McCain told CNN.
July 12, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. admits he has “probably” met with other Russians

Trump Jr. added it was "certainly not in the context of actual formalized meetings," but he's used that line before.
July 12, 2017

Report: Special counsel Robert Mueller now looking into Donald Trump Jr.

Trump Jr.'s emails may have landed him in a federal investigation's crosshairs.

July 11, 2017

The White House seems to have abandoned Donald Trump Jr. for now

Reports suggest Trump Jr. has earned the nickname of "Fredo" in the administration.
July 11, 2017

Jeronimo Yanez, officer who killed Philando Castile, gets $48,500 in severance pay

Yanez will also be paid 600 hours' worth of accrued comp time.
July 11, 2017

Donald Trump Jr.’s lawyer Alan Futerfas represented New York mafia families

Futerfas' prior clients include alleged members of the Colombo, Gambino and Genovese crime families.
July 9, 2017

The Islamic State has lost Mosul to Iraqi security forces

However, pockets of Islamic State militants are likely prepared to continue fighting and launch terror attacks.

July 9, 2017

Report: Donald Trump Jr. met with Russian who promised “damaging” info on Hillary Clinton

Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort were also in attendance.
July 9, 2017

John McCain: Putin of “enormous assistance” to Trump’s cybersecurity unit, since he’s the hacker

Republicans came hard for Trump's plan to partner with Putin on cybersecurity on Sunday.
July 8, 2017
July 8, 2017

Pressure on GOP to reject Obamacare repeal grows, with bill’s future in doubt

After missing his best shot to pass the bill under the radar, Mitch McConnell's options are diminishing.
July 8, 2017

Nelsan Ellis, who played Lafayette Reynolds on ‘True Blood,’ dies at 39

According to 'Variety,' Ellis died of complications from heart failure.

July 8, 2017

Donald Trump insists he’s going to London but hasn’t set a date

But Trump is essentially persona non grata in the U.K.
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July 6, 2017

Hobby Lobby forced to return 5,500 looted Iraqi artifacts

The antiquities could have been put on the black market by anyone, including the Islamic State.
July 6, 2017

Democrats are getting absolutely roasted after asking people to vote on four bad sticker ideas

One proposed slogan was the painful, "I mean, have you seen the other guys?"
July 4, 2017

Court rules against Donald Trump’s EPA chief Scott Pruitt on methane rules

But EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is trying to eliminate dozens of other rules.