April 25, 2018

Kanye West has gone full MAGA — and Donald Trump thinks it’s “very cool”

“You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him,” Kanye said.

April 9, 2018

Queer comedians explain what’s wrong with all those gay jokes about Trump and Putin

"A comedian joking that being a bottom is a bad thing is not only hack, it’s just untrue. Bottoming is great! Gay sex is great!"
April 4, 2018

Trump’s trade war could hurt the very voters who put him in the White House

While Trump has said trade wars are “good, and easy to win,” experts say the trade war would directly hurt the very voters who helped fuel Trump’s presidential victory.
March 29, 2018

David Shulkin burns Trump on the way out: “It should not be this hard to serve your country”

It’s still March Madness at the White House, as the revolving door spun again on Wednesday evening, leading to the ouster of the third Trump Cabinet official, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.
March 27, 2018

Trump administration adds citizenship question to the census, sparking legal challenges

An undercount in the census could lead more populous states with large immigrant populations to inaccurately receive fewer congressional seats.
March 26, 2018

Trump expels 60 Russian officers from US after poisoning attack in UK

“Today’s actions make the United States safer by reducing Russia’s ability to spy on Americans and to conduct covert operations that threaten America’s national security.”

March 25, 2018

Yet again, Gov. John Kasich won’t say whether he’ll run for president against Trump in 2020

Arnold Schwarzenegger is urging Kasich to run in 2020 — but the Ohio governor still remains evasive about his potential presidential bid.
March 22, 2018

HR McMaster resigns from Trump administration, will be replaced by John Bolton

Although Trump and McMaster never got along well, the White House says the decision was a mutual one.
March 22, 2018

Trump targets China for stealing American inventions, foreshadowing possible trade war

Trump is expected to announce tariffs on $60 billion of Chinese goods, about 10% all of goods China sent to the United States in 2017.
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 15, 2018

Treasury Department hits Russia with sanctions over 2016 election meddling

The Internet Research Agency, which Mueller indicted in February, is among the entities targeted by the sanctions.

March 14, 2018

Facebook bans far-right political party for inciting “animosity and hatred”

The social media platform has deleted the official Facebook page for Britain First as well as pages belonging to two leaders of the political party.
March 13, 2018

Trump fires Rex Tillerson, replaces him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo

Tillerson is the 17th top-level White House aide to leave the White House since Trump took office, and the fourth in 2018 alone.
March 12, 2018

The government is on the verge of shutting down, again — here’s why

Congress faces yet another self-imposed deadline, this time on March 23.
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 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 8, 2018

Following West Virginia’s lead, teachers in 3 more states may strike

Teachers across the U.S. are set to follow the lead of West Virginians after what amounted to one of the largest and most successful strikes in recent U.S. history.
March 7, 2018

6 key takeaways from the results of the Texas primary elections

Progressives notched a key win. Democrats surged, but Republicans set a record. Dozens of women advanced.
March 7, 2018

Trump administration is trying to bring back pre-existing conditions

The Trump administration is demanding a series of changes to the Affordable Care Act that would increase costs for seniors and people with pre-existing conditions.
March 6, 2018

4 questions the Texas primary elections may begin to answer

The future of U.S. politics will begin to take shape as ballots are cast Tuesday.
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.
March 2, 2018

Trump’s proposed steel and aluminum tariff sparks global outcry

Trump's unpopular tariff could have widespread effects on both global trade and the U.S. economy.
Feb. 18, 2018

President Trump has treated us to another Sunday morning tweetstorm. Here’s what it all means.

Trump claimed he "never said" Russians didn't meddle in the 2016 election and predicted the Russians are "laughing their asses off in Moscow."
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. 14, 2018

How progressives are building an army of trained activists in swing states

"We are essentially creating a permanent structure of progressive activism."
Feb. 13, 2018

No, the Trump food stamp cuts won’t feel anything like “Blue Apron”

Sending food stamp recipients Blue Apron-style boxes sounds good on paper, but the Trump administration's "harvest box" proposal has several crucial problems.
Feb. 13, 2018

A second federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from ending DACA on March 5

The decision came down as the Senate begins debate on immigration reform.
Feb. 12, 2018

Trump’s budget breaks a key campaign promise in call to slash Medicare

Trump's budget calls for slashing billions from popular social safety net programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps, as well as increasing spending on the military and Trump's border wall.