Emily C. Singer
Emily C. Singer

Emily C. Singer, née Cahn, is a senior writer for Mic covering politics. She is based in New York and can be reached at esinger@mic.com

Jan. 19, 2018

Americans would largely fault Republicans for government shut down, poll finds

The poll’s findings could have an impact on whether or not the government will shut down Friday.

Jan. 19, 2018

How Trump has attacked blue states during his first year in office

Many policies that came from the Trump administration and the GOP were designed to specifically hurt the people who didn’t support Trump in the 2016 election.
Jan. 18, 2018

Standoff forms in Congress as clock ticks closer towards government shutdown

The Republican-controlled Congress doesn't appear to have the votes in the House nor the Senate in order to avoid a government shutdown.
Jan. 18, 2018

Chief of staff John Kelly called Trump’s immigration positions “uninformed.” Trump fired back.

Kelly said Trump's view on a physical border wall has "evolved" since the campaign. But Trump himself said his position has never changed.
Jan. 18, 2018

Trump’s highly anticipated “Fake News Awards” land with a thud

Those who clicked through either got a 404 error page, or a message saying, “The site is temporarily offline, we are working to bring it back up. Please try back later.”
Jan. 17, 2018

Republicans won’t pass a DACA fix until Trump tells them what he supports

Waiting for Trump to explicitly tell Congress what bill he’d sign is risky — Trump has repeatedly changed his mind on what kind of immigration legislation he supports.

Jan. 17, 2018

Democrats win historically GOP state Senate seat in Wisconsin, yet another sign of a coming wave

Evidence is mounting that the 2018 midterms could be a bloodbath for the GOP.
Jan. 16, 2018

DHS secretary twists herself into pretzel to avoid confirming Trump’s “shithole” remark

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen twisted herself into knots to try and avoid confirmation that Trump specifically used that language.
Jan. 16, 2018

Will 2018 be a Democratic wave? These five House races suggest yes.

One major sign that the 2018 midterm elections will be favorable to Democrats: Republican recruitment problems.
Jan. 16, 2018

North Korea calls Trump’s “nuclear button” tweet the “spasm of a lunatic”

North Korean state TV also called Trump a "loser" and a "psychopath."
Jan. 16, 2018

Trump’s “shithole countries” remark has increased the odds of a government shutdown

A deal may ultimately hinge on whether a consensus forms on which party would shoulder the blame from voters for a shutdown.

Jan. 12, 2018

Republicans are trying to clean up Trump’s “shithole” comments

Republican Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) said they "do not recall" Trump calling African nations shitholes — but they didn't deny Trump said the phrase, either.
Jan. 12, 2018

“Vulgar, racist, nauseating”: Trump’s “shithole countries” remark draws international outrage

From Republican lawmakers to the U.N., Trump's "shithole" comments are being condemned as "racist" and "divisive."
Jan. 12, 2018

Trump cancels London trip, pins the blame on Obama in false tweet

Trump blamed his decision on Obama, saying Obama moved the U.S. Embassy in London to an "off location." But Obama had nothing to do with the move — Bush did.
Jan. 11, 2018

Donald Trump: Haiti, African nations are “shithole countries”

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said of Haiti and African countries, according to the 'Washington Post.'
Jan. 11, 2018

CBO: Funding CHIP for 10 years would actually save $6 billion

Supporters of soon-to-expire program are sure to use this new factoid as they lobby for its reauthorization.

Jan. 11, 2018

Trump touts poll showing voters think the U.S. economy is “good” — but there’s a catch

That same poll shows that voters credit former President Barack Obama with the country’s economic success — not Trump.
Jan. 10, 2018

Vermont becomes first state to legalize recreational marijuana via state legislature

Vermont is the first state to legalize the drug via its state legislature, rather than through a ballot initiative.
Jan. 10, 2018

Trump calls his immigration reform meeting with lawmakers a “performance” and “work”

"Actually, it was reported as incredibly good and my performance — some of them called it a performance, I consider it work — but it got great reviews by everybody," Trump said.
Jan. 10, 2018

In fresh sign of a pending Democratic wave, Rep. Darrell Issa is the latest Republican to retire

Issa's retirement is one of a growing number of signs that a Democratic wave is building in 2018 that could sweep Republicans from the majority.