Emily C. Singer
Emily C. Singer

Today in Trump’s America: Trump slashes number of refugees allowed in the US to a record low

The Trump administration is once again lowering the number of refugees it will allow to resettle in the U.S., slashing the number from 45,000 in 2018 to no more than 30,000 in 2019.

Trump opens door to a delay in Brett Kavanaugh confirmation vote as controversy swirls

A growing number of GOP senators have said they think the allegations should be looked into before a vote is held.

1992 all over again? The Kavanaugh allegations could boost turnout and amplify “year of the woman.”

The sexual assault allegations that surfaced Wednesday against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are creating an eerily similar feel to the state of affairs 27 years ago.

Brett Kavanaugh denies sexual assault allegations, will testify to “defend my integrity”

“I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee in any way the committee deems appropriate to refuse this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity.”

Today in Trump’s America: Kavanaugh nomination in doubt as his accuser steps forward

Ford says she is willing to testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to NBC News. The optics of such a testimony could be devastating for Kavanaugh and the GOP.

This Week in Trump-Russia News: Manafort could now become the president’s worst nightmare

Manafort agreed to plead guilty to a reduced number of charges and forfeit $46 million worth of assets — including, ironically, his apartment in Trump Tower — in exchange for his cooperation.

Paul Manafort pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller’s team in blow to Trump

Prosecutors on Mueller’s team filed a superseding criminal information against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Friday, a document that signals Manafort will plead guilty.

Today in Trump’s America: Manafort plea agreement could come as early as Friday

It’s unclear for now what charges Manafort will plead guilty to or what he received in exchange for his plea. It’s also unclear if Mueller’s team will force Manafort to cooperate as part of the deal.

Andrew Cuomo easily defeats Cynthia Nixon in New York gubernatorial primary

Cuomo is now the odds-on favorite to win a third term as governor, given New York’s strong Democratic bent and the anti-Trump fervor across the country.

Testy race between Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon to end as New York closes out primary season

While a Cuomo victory looks preordained, the race for state attorney general most definitely does not.

Donald Trump says Hurricane Maria’s Puerto Rico death toll is a ploy to make him “look bad”

"This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico,” Trump said.

Today in Trump’s America: FEMA administrator under fire for use of government vehicles, per report

FEMA administrator Brock Long is under investigation for possibly misusing government vehicles to commute back and forth from Washington, D.C., to his home in North Carolina.

New Jersey GOP lawmaker under fire for saying orphanages are better than letting LGBTQ people adopt

“There are many others who would like to adopt who can acquire a child,” Smith told a student about why he thinks LGBT people are not as worthy as heterosexual people to adopt.

Stormy Daniels to release tell-all book on Trump in October

The book’s release in early October, weeks before voters head to the polls for the midterm elections, could cause more trouble for Republicans hoping to hang on to their congressional majorities.
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As Hurricane Florence approaches, Rush Limbaugh spouts conspiracy theories about climate change

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is once again spouting fake and dangerous conspiracy theories that hurricane forecasting is an attempt by liberals to get the public to believe in climate change.

Today in Trump’s America: Paul Manafort reportedly in talks for plea deal

Trump has specifically praised Manafort for not “flipping” — which the president described in a Fox News interview in August as an unfair practice that “almost ought to be illegal.”

Trump calls Puerto Rico hurricane response an “unsung success”

“It was one of the best jobs ever done with respect to what this is all about,” Trump said of the response to Hurricane Maria, the death toll for which has been revised up to 2,975.

Will the year of the woman continue? What to watch for in this week’s primaries

Primary season officially ends on Thursday.

Today in Trump’s America: Trump’s approval rating plummets

A narrative has formed that nothing Trump does matters for his approval rating. But polls out over the past few days should put that narrative to rest, as Trump’s approval has fallen sharply.

Today in Trump’s America: Is the Senate in play?

There is a small — but very much real — possibility the Republican Senate majority is also at risk.