A.P. Joyce

I cover politics and policy.

March 16, 2018

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about Stormy Daniels

Yet another Trump official gets caught up in an expensive travel scandal, an ICE spokesman quits after claiming he was asked to mislead the public and Carson's expensive table excuse gets debunked.

March 10, 2018

Nobody seems to know what’s happening with Trump’s decision to meet with Kim Jong Un

The president's ad hoc decision to meet with the North Korean leader has everyone on edge wondering just what he's going to do.
March 10, 2018

Trump will get his military parade — without the tanks

A memo released by the Pentagon says that plans for Trump's military parade are set for Veterans Day 2018, but the event will not include some of our nation's most powerful military equipment.
March 10, 2018

How Democrats became captured by the myth of the wholesome “community bank”

Democrats who support the Senate's financial deregulation bill — and those who oppose it — say they want regulatory relief for community banks. But should they?
March 9, 2018

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about tariffs

Trump reverses himself again on big-game trophies, Carson can't decide if HUD is committed to fighting discrimination and another state gets the green light on work requirements for Medicaid.
March 7, 2018

Minnesota Democrat steps up to lead House fight for “Medicare for all”

After the lead sponsor on the House Medicare-for-all bill resigned amid sexual harassment, a progressive rising star has taken up the mantel.

March 6, 2018

Report: Trump chief economic adviser Gary Cohn will resign

Cohn is the latest in a long line of high-profile resignations from the Trump administration.
March 3, 2018

2018 may not be a great year for political centrists — but they do have one good idea

The 2018 election is not a great year for candidates who think both sides are the problem. But they have one important electoral reform that newly activated voters just might love.
March 2, 2018

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump cabinet that aren’t about White House chaos

Ben Carson has a fiasco with his lavish office spending, Ryan Zinke may have pulled a firefightersaway from work to fly him around and Scott Pruitt closes an office for chemical health safety.
Feb. 28, 2018

Meet the young progressive Latina trying to oust one of the most powerful Democrats in the House

One of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country has been represented by a white man for nearly two decades. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to change that.
Feb. 26, 2018

GOP candidate running to replace “Handmaid’s Tale” congressman caught sexting a staffer

Rep. Trent Franks resigned from Congress after he asked multiple female staffers to carry his child — and now his potential successor was caught sending female staffers inappropriate messages.

Feb. 23, 2018

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about arming teachers

Trump undermined the ACA again, the State Department removed language on women's rights and discrimination from a report and Trump's immigration office decided we're no longer a nation of immigrants.
Feb. 20, 2018

Progressives in red states are not shying away from the gun debate

The grassroots energy that Parkland shooting survivors have injected into the gun debate have emboldened Democrats to change their playbook.
Feb. 17, 2018

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about gun violence

Two more Trump secretaries are caught up in airfare scandals, the Department of Education abandons transgender students and the CFPB ends a lawsuit against a major predatory lender.
Feb. 14, 2018

A week into the Rob Porter scandal, Trump comes out against domestic violence

The president told reporters he is "opposed to domestic violence of any kind” and that it "almost wouldn’t even have to be said.”
Feb. 9, 2018

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that weren’t about domestic abuse

The Department of Homeland Security floats a plan to surveil American Muslims, Trump will float a new transgender military ban and Scott Pruitt thinks climate change might be a good thing.

Feb. 7, 2018

White House staff secretary resigns amid abuse allegations from multiple ex-wives

White House staff secretary Rob Porter announced his resignation Wednesday after his two ex-wives publicly described an alleged history of abuse.
Feb. 7, 2018

Trump is now attacking the stock market for its volatility

Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to admonish the stock market for falling.
Feb. 7, 2018

Steve Wynn has stepped down from his hotel company, but the RNC will keep his money for now

The Republican National Committee put intense pressure on their Democratic counterparts to donate the money they got from Harvey Weinstein.
Feb. 6, 2018

John Kelly: Over 1 million immigrants “too lazy to get off their asses” and sign up for DACA

The broadside came during comments about the president's proposed immigration policy.