Emily C. Singer
Emily C. Singer
6h ago

House Republicans fail to pass conservative immigration bill, postpone vote on compromise bill

The entire effort is yet another embarrassment for House Republicans, who waded into the immigration debate only to see the effort crash and burn thanks to Trump and the hard-liners in their caucus.

10h ago

Online shopping to get more expensive as Supreme Court rules that states can collect sales tax

The Supreme Court ruled that states can collect sales tax from all retailers, even if those retailers do not have a “physical presence” in their state.
June 21, 2018

Today in Trump’s America: House to vote on 2 immigration bills that already look doomed

The House will vote on two different immigration bills Thursday, both of which could fail — putting Republicans back at square one on the immigration fight.
June 20, 2018

Trump signs order to keep families together, backtracking on claim that only Congress could act

Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that will let immigrant families stay together after crossing the border — reversing his previous claim that only Congress could solve the problem.
June 20, 2018

Corey Lewandowski mocked a child with Down syndrome separated from her mom and refused to apologize

Instead of apologizing for his comment, Lewandowski is digging in and crying “fake news” about his behavior — which was caught on camera.
June 20, 2018

Today in Trump’s America: Trump officials offer callous response to family separations

Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski responded with a dismissive "womp womp" when he learned that a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome was separated from her mother at the border.

June 19, 2018

Former ICE director blasts Trump administration over family separations, offers “humane” solutions

"I don’t view this as a toughness issue," former acting ICE Director John Sandweg said. "We have better border security than ever before, and systems in place to handle this in a humane way.”
June 19, 2018

Today in Trump’s America: Polls show family separations could imperil House Republicans

Voters in battleground districts oppose the family separation policy by large margins.
June 18, 2018

As Trump doubles down on family separations, Republicans warn the policy may lead to electoral doom

Republicans ranging from former first lady Laura Bush to disgraced ex-Fox News host Bill O’Reilly are warning how bad the optics of this policy are for Republicans.
June 18, 2018

Today in Trump’s America: WH struggles to get message straight on its child separation policy

As the harsh criticisms roll in, Trump administration officials have given conflicting statements about the policy, with some administration officials flat-out lying.
June 15, 2018

Trump gave an impromptu press conference filled with lies and utterly wild claims

Trump made wild assertions about wanting Americans to treat him the way North Koreans treat their dictatorial leader and spouted off lies about everything from immigration law to the FBI IG report.

June 15, 2018

Trump slaps tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese technology goods

Economists have warned that Trump’s trade war could threaten the booming economy.
June 15, 2018

Today in Trump’s America: Republicans rail against the FBI after release of IG report

It’s been 585 days since the election, and yet here we are — again — discussing James Comey’s conduct as the head of the FBI during the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
June 14, 2018

New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation for “pattern of persistent illegal conduct”

The lawsuit alleges that the Trump Foundation engaged in “unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign” and illegal “self-dealing transactions to benefit Mr. Trump."
June 14, 2018

Today in Trump’s America: Is this the end for Scott Pruitt?

CBS News dropped a major bombshell Wednesday night, when the outlet reported White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her deputy, Raj Shah, were both planning to depart the White House.
June 13, 2018

Maine voters defy state legislature to demand ranked-choice voting in referendum

Ranked-choice voting is a helpful system for Maine due to the state’s penchant for independent candidates.

June 13, 2018

Today in Trump’s America: Trump embraces pro-Confederate Senate nominee Corey Stewart

While national Republicans are likely to distance themselves from Corey Stewart — who has embraced Confederate symbols and neo-Nazi figures — Trump congratulated Stewart on his win.
June 13, 2018

Republican Mark Sanford stood up to Trump — now he’s the second House member to lose re-election

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) became the second member of Congress to lose re-election, after he was ousted by a fellow Republican in a primary in his coastal South Carolina House seat.
June 13, 2018

Pro-Confederate Republican Corey Stewart wins GOP nomination for Senate in Virginia

Stewart’s embrace of the Confederate battle flag and monuments to Confederate leaders likely puts this seat even more out of play than it already was.
June 12, 2018

How Mitch McConnell blew up norms to become the longest-serving Senate GOP leader

Both McConnell and his Democratic detractors would agree: McConnell has played a consequential role in shaping the federal court system.