Andrew Joyce
Andrew Joyce

I cover politics and policy.

Oct. 23, 2017

Members of Trump’s own opioid commission worry he won’t make an impact on the crisis

Trump says he's about to make a "major announcement," but his opioid commission is not sure anything will get done.

Oct. 20, 2017

While you weren’t looking: 5 things from this week that didn’t involve Trump’s condolence calls

The Trump administration is trying to stop an undocumented teen from getting an abortion and Betsy DeVos gets sued by civil rights groups.
Oct. 20, 2017
Oct. 19, 2017

Dems may be on the verge of backing a Senate candidate at odds with their own health care agenda

Would Democrats really nominate a Senate candidate who kicked more than 100,000 people off Medicaid in a year when health care is a top priority?
Oct. 13, 2017

While you weren’t looking: 6 things Trump’s Cabinet did this week that didn’t involve Obamacare

Another Cabinet member's travel habits come under increased scrutiny and the Department of Health and Human Services quietly makes a big anti-abortion move.
Oct. 12, 2017

A former sex crimes prosecutor is running against the New York DA who failed to prosecute Weinstein

Former Brooklyn DA candidate Marc Fliedner is critical of the Manhattan DA who failed to prosecute both Harvey Weinstein and members of the Trump family.

Oct. 10, 2017

The US Health Department is quietly trying to redefine life as beginning at “conception”

The decision appears to be an attempt to appease the anti-abortion activists in Trump's base of supporters.
Oct. 9, 2017

Report: Trump was mad U.S. businesses can’t bribe foreign officials

Rex Tillerson was reportedly taken aback by Trump's open endorsement of foreign corruption.
Oct. 8, 2017

Activists vow wave of mass protests if lawmakers fail to protect undocumented immigrants

"We could flood D.C. with hundreds of thousands of young people who will shut it down, both by numbers, and by massive civil disobedience,” undocumented organizer Thaís Marques said.
Oct. 6, 2017

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump Cabinet this week that don’t involve bump stocks

Here are five stories from the Trump Cabinet you may have missed this week.
Oct. 4, 2017

Immigrant rights activists scramble to help DACA recipients stay protected ahead of looming deadline

Nearly 100,000 DACA recipients risk losing their status if they fail to register by Thursday.

Oct. 3, 2017

Democrats heavily push “sensible gun laws.” Here’s why those aren’t enough.

There are many gun control proposals with broad support, but not necessarily broad impact.
Oct. 2, 2017

White House press secretary says we shouldn’t politicize tragedy. That’s never been Trump’s rule.

The president frequently responds to tragedy by promoting his agenda.
Oct. 2, 2017

In the wake of deadliest shooting in modern US history, GOP pushes bill to deregulate gun silencers

A vote on an NRA-backed gun deregulation bill is scheduled for later this week.
Sept. 29, 2017

While you weren’t looking: 5 things the Trump Cabinet did this week that didn’t involve the tax code

Another cabinet secretary is chartering private flights, a top official installs an expensive private sound booth and disabled vets sue the Trump administration.
Sept. 28, 2017

Congress is finally working on bipartisan health care solutions — but the damage may already be done

The debate over Graham-Cassidy has derailed bipartisan attempts to stabilize the individual market and fund children's health insurance.

Sept. 27, 2017

Here’s who would benefit from Trump’s new tax plan: The Trumps and other families like them

His new tax plan includes two provisions that would drastically lower taxes for the Trump family.
Sept. 25, 2017

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting a teen

Weiner exchanged sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old high school student.
Sept. 22, 2017

While you weren’t looking: 5 Trump administration stories this week that didn’t involve Jimmy Kimmel

The EPA is forcing its employees to take an "anti-leaking" class, and Tom Price has been riding private jets on taxpayers' dime.
Sept. 22, 2017

This Muslim American woman is running for Congress as a direct challenge to Trump’s agenda

Michigan native Fayrouz Saad, born to Lebanese immigrants, worked in Barack Obama's Homeland Security department and was Detroit's director of immigrant affairs.