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

17 hours ago

Caitlyn Jenner says she would "seriously" consider running for office

"My loyalties are not with Donald Trump," Jenner said at an NYC meeting.

18 hours ago

Donald Trump's White House is giving up on that border wall, for now

Trump's budget director Mick Mulvaney says the White House will come back to the idea at a later date.
20 hours ago

Sen. Mike Enzi says a man wearing a tutu in a bar "kind of asks" to be beat up

The Wyoming senator made the comments while speaking to a group of middle- and high-school students.
April 25, 2017

Donald Trump's sanctuary cities executive order blocked by federal judge

U.S. District Judge William Orrick said Trump's order was not "legally plausible" and unconstitutional in multiple ways.
April 25, 2017

Donald Trump proposes cutting corporate tax rate by nearly 60%

Steve Mnuchin, Trump's treasury secretary, says the huge tax cut would "pay for itself."
April 25, 2017

Sonny Perdue becomes second to last member of Trump's Cabinet to be confirmed

Perdue was confirmed to lead the Department of Agriculture on Monday in an 87-11 Senate vote.

April 23, 2017

Jeff Sessions: If Mexico doesn't pay for wall, US could investigate Mexicans' taxes

Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested "mostly Mexicans" are receiving invalid tax credits, and the U.S. could take them away.
April 23, 2017

French Election Results 2017: Macron and Le Pen advance to runoff election

The results of France's presidential election are in.
April 23, 2017

Nearly 100 days in, Donald Trump's poll numbers are still terrible

Just 35% think Trump is off to a good start, according to an NBC/'WSJ' poll, and 54% stand in disapproval of his presidency.
April 22, 2017

Meet the everyday scientists, doctors and engineers of NYC's March for Science

Scientists, doctors and grad students alike took to the March for Science to stand in support of evidence-based politics.
April 22, 2017

Paul Ryan says avoiding government shutdown, not repealing Obamacare is current priority

Republicans in Congress are trying to work out a deal to replace the ACA, but don't seem to have made much progress.

April 20, 2017

Trump Tower is flouting public space rules, NYC comptroller Scott Stringer says

Trump added 20 stories to Trump Tower with promises of public space, but Stringer says he isn't holding up his end of the deal.
April 20, 2017

Ann Coulter's UC Berkeley speech canceled amid fears of protests, violence

University officials wrote it was "not possible" to assure "the safety of Ms. Coulter" or others at the event.
April 19, 2017

Trump certifies that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal — which he had said they already violated

On the campaign trail, Trump said Iran had already violated the nuke deal — and promised to "rip it up."
April 19, 2017

Alt-right icon Richard Spencer spoke at Auburn University despite the school's fear of violent protests

"I'm willing to own slavery," Spencer told attendees, as protests raged.

April 19, 2017

'Wall Street Journal': Fox is getting ready to wash their hands of Bill O'Reilly

While O'Reilly remains on "vacation," Fox News may be preparing to cut the host loose.
April 18, 2017

Juan Manuel Montes may be the first "Dreamer" deported under Donald Trump

Montes, 23, said "I thought that if I kept my nose clean nothing would happen."
April 18, 2017

Donald Trump said he was "sending an armada" to North Korea. He lied.

Trump said he was sending a "very powerful" armada to North Korea, but it was actually going in the opposite direction.