Trump foiled again at the border as federal judge halts White House ban on asylum claims

The decision comes after Trump also authorized the deployment of more than 5,000 active-duty military troops to the border — a move widely panned as a political stunt.


Mic Daily: White House reportedly backs away from challenging Jim Acosta’s White House access

Mic Daily is a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

Report: White House caves, decides not to revoke Jim Acosta’s press pass

The White House reversed course Monday in deciding not to revoke CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press credentials, ending a saga that began the day after the midterm elections, ABC News reported.

Trump doubles down on criticism of military for not capturing Osama bin Laden sooner

The president is doubling down on his criticism of a decorated Navy Seal who led the successful mission to take down Osama bin Laden.

Senate Democrats file lawsuit to block Matthew Whitaker from serving as acting AG

This is the second such attempt to stop Whitaker from serving as Jeff Sessions' replacement any longer.

White House says it will revoke Jim Acosta’s press pass... again

CNN on Monday asked a federal judge for an emergency briefing, after the White House sent a letter to reporter Jim Acosta saying his press pass is slated to once again be suspended.

Today in Trump’s America: Backlash ensues after Trump criticizes Navy SEAL who took down bin Laden

In an interview with Fox News that aired Sunday, Trump criticized retired Navy Seal Adm. Bill McRaven, who led the mission that successfully killed Osama bin Laden.

The presidential turkey pardoning is a cruel tradition — here’s what happens after the big day

The birds who have the honor of being pardoned are shampooed and dusted with baby powder "to make them glisten and get soft before meeting the president."

This Week in Politics: A few House midterm races still up in the air as Trump pardons a turkey

Politicians will take a break for Thanksgiving this week, though the political controversies over Robert Mueller's investigation and the death of Jamal Khashoggi will continue.

California Gov. Jerry Brown: Climate skeptics “will be believers” within 5 years as wildfires rage

The governor's comments come after Trump suggested "raking" could prevent the deadly fires.

Trump visits California amid historic wildfires

Trump had been slammed for blaming the severity of the deadly blazes on "gross mismanagement of the forests" by state officials.

Trump defends relationship with Pence after reportedly questioning his loyalty

"I can't imagine any President having a better or closer relationship with their Vice President [than] the two of us."

This Week in Trump-Russia News: Anticipation grows over Mueller’s next move

Trump ramps up his attacks on the special counsel as the investigation draws to a close.

The Trump administration rolled back coal ash rules — but Americans are feeling its harmful effects

Residents throughout North Carolina have been affected by the harmful effects of coal ash — which the Trump administration recently took steps to deregulate.

Trump once again endorses Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker: “She will win!”

Pelosi is seeking to retake the gavel for the Democrats when they take over the House in January, but some in her party say they want new leadership.

Abrams slams Kemp’s “erosion of our democracy” as she ends Georgia gubernatorial bid

Abrams suspended her campaign, but did not concede to Kemp, whom she accused of voter disenfranchisement.

IndictMint Chip and White Russian: This Mueller-themed ice cream truck is giving away free scoops

The truck wants to bring extra attention to Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump's Russian ties.

Mic Daily: Betsy DeVos expands rights for those accused of sexual harassment

Mic Daily is a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about counting votes

As the nation was rapt by ballot counting in a number of outstanding contests from the midterm elections, Trump administration continued to hum along, crafting new regulations and nixing others.

Meet the teacher who traveled through 9 countries and worked as a stripper trying to reach the US

This story is part of Mic Dispatch’s three-part series on immigration in Central America.

Judge orders White House to reinstate Jim Acosta’s press pass, a blow to Trump administration

The decision is a total win for CNN and other news organizations fighting for press freedoms.

Today in Trump’s America: Dems continue to pick up House seats, Florida Senate goes to hand recount

Democrats picked up two more House seats on Thursday, bringing the total number of House seats Democrats gained in the 2018 midterm elections to 36 — with a handful of races that remain to be called.

Mic Daily: Trump administration sanctions Saudis over Jamal Khashoggi killing

Mic Daily is a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

Today in Trump’s America: Judge set to rule on CNN lawsuit against Trump

A federal judge presided over a hearing on CNN’s lawsuit against the White House, claiming the Trump administration infringed on Jim Acosta’s First Amendment rights when it revoked his press pass.

LAPD: Michael Avenatti arrested over alleged domestic violence

Avenatti became a household name this year as Stormy Daniels' lawyer and a harsh critic of Trump.

Trump announces support for prison reform bill: “So important”

Trump called on the Senate to pass the First Step Act: "I'll be waiting with a pen."


Mic Daily: California residents criticize officials’ lack of preparedness

Mic Daily is a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

Hugh Jackman defends his friendship with Ivanka Trump, says she’s “kind”

“We’re in a similar group of friends. They’ve always been so kind and generous."

Fox News to file a legal brief supporting CNN’s lawsuit against the White House

“Fox News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter’s press credential.”

DOJ upholds Trump selection of Whitaker as acting attorney general

Critics had argued that Whitaker cannot legally lead the Justice department because he was not approved by the Senate.