Andrew Joyce
Andrew Joyce

I cover politics and policy.

July 27, 2017

Paul Ryan seems to have had it with Trump — if this bizarre online quiz he created is any indication

Paul Ryan really wants you to know what he was doing while Donald Trump Jr. was meeting with the Russians.

July 26, 2017

Undocumented immigrant activists arrested fighting attempts to repeal DACA

Undocumented organizers have been arrested in one of the most anti-immigrant states in the country.
July 26, 2017

5 military costs that out-tremendous the “tremendous” cost of transgender medical care

We have built facilities in Afghanistan that have never been used that cost more than these medical services.
July 26, 2017

Randy “Iron Stache” Bryce gets in on the New York City fundraiser game — of a different sort

Randy Bryce met with small dollar progressive donors at a New York dive bar to support his race against Paul Ryan.
July 24, 2017

Are Democrats about to repeat Republicans’ mistake on health care?

The party out of power is refusing to coalesce around a single health care plan. Sound familiar?
July 24, 2017

GOP congressman blames “some female senators” for tanking the health care bill

Rep. Blake Farenthold says if the senators were men he would challenge them to a duel.

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July 21, 2017

5 stories from this week that aren't about OJ Simpson or Sean Spicer

The White House will be forced to release logs from Mar-a-Lago, and Democrats finally have an agenda.
July 21, 2017

3 things to know about Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director

Scaramucci is a former hedge fund manager who was named Yahoo Finance's 2016 "Wall Streeter of the Year."
July 21, 2017

Russian foreign minister hints Trump may have had more undisclosed meetings with Putin

Russia's top diplomat said there may have been more encounters and joked that perhaps the two presidents "went to the toilet together.”
July 21, 2017

Russian official says they are still working with Trump administration on cybersecurity group

Trump previously proposed, then backed away from, a plan to partner with the foreign adversary on cybersecurity.
July 21, 2017

Trump asked his advisers about his ability to pardon his family and himself

Trump is reportedly looking for ways to block Mueller's investigation and is concerned that Mueller will look at his tax returns.

July 21, 2017

Prominent alt-right troll responds to ADL’s hate designation with Auschwitz video

The provocateur used the famous Nazi death camp to warn the Jewish civil rights group about hate.
July 21, 2017

Betsy DeVos calls protests against her a “badge of honor”

Hundreds gathered to protest her speech before a notorious conservative group.
July 20, 2017

Report: Paul Manafort is being investigated for possible money laundering by special counsel Mueller

The Senate has already asked Manafort to testify in open session next week.
July 20, 2017

Democrats finally roll out their agenda, but leave out many progressive agenda items

The Democrats' plan to win in 2018 might alienate large swaths of their base.
July 20, 2017

Trump just warned Robert Mueller not to look into his finances — it might be too late for that

In an interview with the 'New York Times,' Trump warned Mueller not to look into his finances. But Trump's bank is already getting calls from the feds.

July 20, 2017

Trump suggests that the FBI director should report directly to him

Such an unprecedented arrangement would have considerable implications for the agencies independence.
July 20, 2017

New White House idea to woo moderates: take health care from the poorest to cover Medicaid expansion

The plan would take from the poorest and give to the slightly less poor.
July 20, 2017

Trump says he wouldn’t have appointed Sessions if he knew he’d recuse himself from the Russia matter

He also said he doesn't think Mueller should be looking into his finances.
July 19, 2017

Records show Paul Manafort was millions of dollars in debt with pro-Russian interests

Manafort went to work for the Trump campaign for free just a few months after the records were filed.