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.

June 22, 2017

Donald Trump regales Iowans with plan to cover Mexican border wall in solar panels

"My idea," the president said.

June 22, 2017

Donald Trump's first 2020 fundraiser will be at his DC hotel, raising ethics concerns

"I would advise against it," former White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter said, "But it's legal."
June 21, 2017

Sen. Tom Cotton's intern used a mind-blowing array of slurs in front of a reporter

According to "Nate," the British are "faggots," immigrants are "these people," Paul Ryan is a "cuck" and Americans are a "superior race."
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June 21, 2017

Georgia Special Election Results: 3 key takeaways from the GOP's big night in Georgia's 6th

It was a disappointing night for supporters of Jon Ossoff, but doesn't necessarily spell doom for Democrats.
June 21, 2017

Stark report on opioid epidemic shows what's at stake in Trump's budget cuts

Trump's budget calls for a 95% cut to drug control agencies at the same time opioid ER visits have risen over 99%.
June 20, 2017

John McCain: I haven't seen the GOP's Obamacare repeal bill, "but I'm sure the Russians have"

As angry as McCain seems, though, he has not used the full force of his office to demand open hearings yet.

June 20, 2017

Senate Democrats shut down floor in protest of GOP's secretive Obamacare repeal bill

However, it's unclear whether Democrats plan on extending the protest past Monday night.
June 19, 2017

Georgia Special Election Polls: Race remains tight, but Dem. Jon Ossoff is looking good

Democrat Jon Ossoff's lead has narrowed, but Republican Karen Handel hasn't led a poll since May.
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June 19, 2017

Otto Warmbier, US citizen arrested by North Korea, dies after severe injuries

In a statement, Warmbier's family said his injuries were terminal and "no other outcome was possible" after his detention in North Korea.
June 18, 2017

Emmanuel Macron smashes opposition in French parliamentary elections

Macron seems to have nearly single-handedly destroyed the Socialist party and closed the door on far-right leader Marine Le Pen's ambitions.
June 18, 2017

Bernie Sanders says Alexandria shooting seems to be tied to suppression of free speech

"Every American has got to stand up against any form of violence," Sanders said on CBS News' 'Face the Nation.'

June 18, 2017
June 17, 2017

Report: Donald Trump's White House may seek to water down Russia sanctions

Sen. Sherrod Brown told 'Politico' he had heard the White House was seeking to "slow it, block it."
June 17, 2017

Shaunkeyia Stephens, mother of slain Texas teen Jordan Edwards, joins lawsuit against city, ex-cop

The mother of slain black 15-year-old Jordan Edwards claims police officer shot her son in cold blood and the city aided a cover-up.
June 17, 2017

Democrats may drag Senate to a halt over GOP's secret ACA repeal bill

The move could spook some Republican senators.
June 17, 2017

Betsy DeVos' education department moves to reduce civil rights investigations in schools

Schools will no longer be required to conduct systemic reviews after allegations of discrimination or mishandling of sexual assault.

June 15, 2017

Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, Trump asks Americans to "pray for Steve"

"Rep. Steve Scalise, one of the truly great people, is in very tough shape — but he is a real fighter," Trump tweeted.
June 14, 2017

Report: Special counsel Robert Mueller investigating whether Donald Trump obstructed justice

Numerous high-level officials have agreed to be interviewed, according to the 'Washington Post'.
June 14, 2017

Watch 2011 footage of the Alexandria shooter talking at an Occupy Wall Street event

"The 99% are getting pushed around," alleged shooter James Hodgkinson told a St. Louis news station.
June 14, 2017

White House says Trump won't fire special counsel, but his own staff are nervous he will

Staff tried to stop Trump from turning a "bad situation into a catastrophe" by firing Mueller, the 'New York Times' reported.