From Nixon to Trump, a history of the White House gingerbread home

“The problem with this kind of tradition is you sort of feel like you have to top yourself every year,” Bill Yosses, the former White House executive pastry chef, said.

Today in Trump’s America: Trump airs grievances on day meant for reflection and giving thanks

Thursday may have been Thanksgiving in the United States. But for Trump, it felt more like Festivus, the secular holiday created by Seinfeld, in which airing grievances is one of the main traditions.

Obama visits a food bank, Trump goes to Mar-a-Lago: Here’s how politicians are spending Thanksgiving

Barack Obama surprises a food bank and President Donald Trump golfs.

Today in Trump’s America: Trump wanted the Justice Department to prosecute Clinton and Comey

Trump was talked down from making that call by now former White House counsel Don McGahn, who told Trump the president does not have the power to order someone to be prosecuted.

Today in Trump’s America: Ivanka Trump used personal email to conduct official WH business

Her use of a personal email is not only against federal records rules, but it’s an incredibly hypocritical act given her father campaigned against “Crooked" Hillary Clinton’s email use.

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.

This man wouldn’t stop holding up Trump signs at Disney — and now he’s banned for life

Dion Cini had been a Disney season pass holder for 26 years.

7-Eleven may be outing its undocumented workers to ICE

7-Eleven has investigated its own stores through the use of hidden cameras, secret listening devices and surveillance trucks disguised as plumbing vehicles.

Today in Trump’s America: Democrats making more midterm gains as ballots are counted

Late-arriving mail-in ballots, as well as provisional ballots cast on Election Day, continue to be counted in states across the country, and Democrats are making gains — especially in Western states.

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

Here are five stories you might have missed this week.

Man who smashed Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame sentenced to 1 day in jail

Austin Michael Clay, 24, was also ordered to pay $9,404.46 to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.


Mic Daily: Your Election Day recap before the results roll in

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

As the midterm cycle ends, a grassroots battle against Trump’s energy policy heats up

Activists view these pipelines an example of local, state and national politicians — of both parties — being directed by corporations and their donations to work against the interests of locals.

Food and Politics: Sports bars are the place to watch the midterms; Kids take candy from Trump

In other food and politics news: Trump gives kids Twizzlers and Congressman Steve King can't believe it's not butter.

Today in Trump’s America: Trump goes full racist in news conference on immigration

Trump said a migrant caravan filled with “strong men” were planning an “invasion” of the U.S., and border patrol agents and military may shoot if caravan members throw rocks at them.

Today in Trump’s America: Trump reportedly wants to send 15,000 troops to the border

Trump’s reaction to the migrant caravan is growing even more absurd as he pledged to send up to 15,000 troops to defend against a dwindling group of migrants that is still hundreds of miles away.

Today in Trump’s America: Smear attempt against Robert Mueller continues to unravel

Thousands of protesters lined the streets of the Squirrel Hill neighborhood where the shooting took place, with many holding signs reading “words matter” and “president hate leave our state.”

Ben and Jerry’s new “Pecan Resist” flavor takes direct aim at Trump administration

An anti-Trump ice cream is fudgy and filled with nuts.

Today in Trump’s America: Nation once again thrust into gun control debate after Pittsburgh shooting

The gun control debate ramps up after almost every mass shooting, as Democrats call for “commonsense” gun reforms and Republicans insist more guns are needed to solve the scourge of gun violence

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

Here are five stories you might have missed this week.

The Movement Must-Reads: Alleged voter suppression in Georgia and Trump’s attempt to rewrite gender

Plus, an eye-opening report on the state of Latinx women founders.

Hype Daily: Caitlyn Jenner says she was “wrong” about Trump and more entertainment news

"I do not support Trump. I must learn from my mistakes and move forward."

Trump administration gives states power to weaken Affordable Care Act

The new guidance, which could affect coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, comes as health care has become a major issue in the November midterms.

Today in Trump’s America: Lies and falsehoods from Trump grow as election nears

As Trump hits the campaign trail to boost Republicans’ fate in the midterms, he’s lying about a number of easily verifiable things.

Today in Trump’s America: Trump appeals to fear, racism by pushing migrant caravan story

Trump on Monday night admitted in an interview with USA Today that he’s using the migrant caravan headed toward the U.S. as a way to motivate Republicans and hurt Democrats ahead of the midterms.

Hype Daily: Laverne Cox responds to Trump’s anti-trans memo and more entertainment news

"Trans folks need everyone to stand with us in this fight," Cox wrote.

Today in Trump’s America: Protests erupt as Trump seeks to “define transgender out of existence”

The report sparked an outcry from Democrats and civil rights groups, who vowed to fight back against the policy with legal action and protests.

Anthony Bourdain makes a case against Trump’s wall in season 12, episode 4 of ‘Parts Unknown’

"Loyalty is a big thing in Texas, and you ain’t gonna build a fence between me and my loyal friends.”

The Trump administration’s attempt to rewrite gender is not enough to erase trans existence

Trans people will exist regardless of what any government says.

Trump believes Saudi explanation for Khashoggi death is “credible.” Not many others do.

U.S. intelligence, along with some of Trump's closest allies on Capitol Hill, are skeptical of the narrative that the journalist died in a fistfight.