As "National Character Counts Week" begins, these presidential proclamations really are a problem for Donald Trump. Read more
President Trump's nominee for drug czar, Rep. Tom Marino, has withdrawn from consideration. The congressman was found to have supported legislation that prevented federal agents from pursuing Big Pharma firms responsible for the opioid crisis. Read more
Representative Tom Marino had championed a law that undermined the Drug Enforcement Administration’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
Donald Trump's nominee for drug czar faced the kind of questions he simply couldn't answer. Read more
President Donald Trump, hours after Sen. John McCain delivered a speech that repudiated the President, warned the Arizona Republican to “be careful” because at some point he will “fight back.”
A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban one day before it was set to take effect.
Before the nation was introduced to Colin Kaepernick, a line of athletes embodied the struggle to overcome racial discrimination in American sports “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Those were the words of Colin Kaepernick, then the […]
Can anything stop the Warriors? Will the 76ers finally make the playoffs? And who will win MVP? Guardian writers on what’s coming up this season Seeing how Oklahoma City will fit Paul George and Carmelo Anthony with Russell Westbrook. The Thunder have essentially rented George and Anthony for a season. Both will want the ball […]
San Antonio Spurs coach has been long-time critic of US president Trump said Obama and other presidents ignored families of military dead On the opening day of the NBA season the San Antonio Spurs coach, Gregg Popovich, has launched his latest broadside at Donald Trump. Popovich, who has won five NBA championships with the Spurs, […]
Today, President Trump tweeted that the Dow passed 23,000 for the first time. Last week, he tweeted that the stock market had gained more than $5 trillion in value since election day last year. Before that, he called on the media to report more on the “virtually unprecedented stock market growth since the election.” These […]
Economists may argue that trade deficits are ultimately irrelevant. But they have wounded American workers.
The plan by the two senators, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington, would fund the subsidies that President Trump said he would cut off.
A Republican president presses intelligence agencies to tell him what he wants to hear about a Middle Eastern foe. Remember how this turned out last time? Read more
During an interview, President Trump claims that President Obama did not call General Kelly after his son died in Afghanistan. Read more
Eminem’s anti-Trump rap music video is enjoying a second life as a funny meme. Last week, the rapper unleashed a fiery verse that became an instant hit at the BET Hip-Hop Awards earning high praise, staunch criticism and a response from Saturday Night Live’s President Trump character. In the politically charged diss, he hammers Trump […]
The movie business is corrupt and depraved. The Republican Party under Trump is worse.
President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, put on a public display of bonhomie, waving aside reports of a disintegrating relationship.
President Trump, during a news conference, touched on topics as wide-ranging as disaster relief, the special counsel and assault allegations.
When President Donald Trump sits for talks Tuesday with his left-wing Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras, he’ll face a man who last year warned his own citizens that Trump represented an “evil” raft of ideas with no place in western democracy.
Torrential rains washed away weeks of clean-up and brought new problems for Puerto Ricans on Monday.
PA representative was subject of Washington Post/60 Minutes investigation President tweets: ‘Tom is a fine man and a great congressman!’ Tom Marino, the Pennsylvania congressman who Donald Trump nominated to be his “drug czar”, has withdrawn from consideration, the president said on Tuesday. Related: Trump says he’ll declare the US opioid crisis a national emergency […]
The president presents himself as pious in public. But according to the New Yorker, he mocks Vice President Mike Pence's religiosity in private. Read more
Rachel Maddow notes that not only did Donald Trump fail to duly honor the recent deaths of U.S. Green Berets attacked in Niger, but given the chance, he told a lie about President Obama instead. Read more
By backing out of international commitments, he is ceding the future to the powers he claims to be protecting Americans from.
Rachel Maddow shares two new reports that add detail to what is known about how Russia tried to interfere in the U.S. democratic process on Donald Trump's behalf. Read more
Fredreka Schouten, campaign finance reporter for USA Today, talks with Rachel Maddow about the legal fees for Donald Trump and his son and other members of the Trump campaign are covering the cost of legal fees associated with the Trump Russia… Read more
President Donald Trump’s approval rating for handling the federal government’s response to recent hurricanes has dropped 20 points in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
Donald Trump called him a traitor who would have been shot ‘in the old days’ Army sergeant, 31, held by Taliban for five years from 2009 Bowe Bergdahl, the US army sergeant whom Donald Trump called a traitor who would have been executed in “the old days”, told a military judge on Monday he was […]
The Hustler publisher Larry Flynt has promised a large reward for information that leads to the downfall of the US president. Such offers are an age-old weapon in the arsenal of the aggrieved If there is something public discourse could arguably do without right now, it’s a seventysomething man they call “the porn king” flopping […]
What We’re Following Political Rifts: President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held a press conference to affirm their commitment to working together, with the president asserting their relationship “has been outstanding.” While Trump has attacked McConnell on Twitter over the Senate’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republicans’ slim majority in the Senate […]
When Ethiopian troops, with the Bush administration’s help, invaded Somalia on Christmas Day 2006 to remove a government suspected of sponsoring Islamic terrorists, it was assumed the war would be over quickly. Ten years later, it’s bloodier than ever. More than 300 people were killed in a truck bomb attack in the capital of Mogadishu […]
President Trump’s assertion belied a long record of meetings his predecessor, Barack Obama, held with the families of killed service members, as well as calls and letters.
President Trump and Mitch McConnell held a press conference to make it seem as if the two leaders get along, but a new report from Politico shows Trump and the White House are blaming all of their legislative issues on the Senate and its Majority… Read more
Former Florida Republican congressman David Jolly says President Trump presents such a clear threat, America "might be better off as a republic" if Democrats take the House in 2018, to act as a check on Trump. Lawrence O'Donnell also discusses with… Read more
Twitter bots are winning fans by formatting President Trump’s posts to look like official statements, or tracking the accounts he and his inner circle follow.
‘It’s gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare any more’ President slashed federal healthcare subsidies for lower-income Americans Donald Trump on Monday absolved himself of responsibility for Republicans’ failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and predicted voters will blame Democrats if the law crumbles under sustained assault from his administration. […]
Trump teases ‘major announcement, probably next week, on the drug crisis’ Says he could revisit Tom Marino nomination as drug czar Donald Trump on Monday teased a long-awaited announcement on tackling the crisis of opioid addiction. He also suggested his choice to lead to lead the National Office of Drug Control Policy might be under […]
Forbes' Dan Alexander reports on Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, the $2 billion he left off of his financial disclosure report and if in doing so Ross violated federal rules. Read more
I don't think "ahead of schedule" means what Donald Trump thinks it means. Read more
Corker’s characterization of the White House underscores the difficulty managing an impulsive president.
Here’s why this policy might prevent North Korea from hastily launching nuclear weapons.
Conservative donors and activists blame Congress, not the president, for failures.
A top U.S. negotiator of the agreement talks about how it was reached, and what it feels like to watch President Trump threaten to undo it.
There is a theme: A misconception about how insurance works.
Since the truth is a political problem for the White House, Donald Trump found it necessary to lie about the international nuclear agreement with Iran. Read more
Top White House aides, lawmakers, donors and political consultants are privately asking whether President Donald Trump realizes that losing the House next year could put his presidency in peril.
Cyrus Vance Jr., Manhattan’s district attorney, is facing intense public scrutiny for a series of prosecutorial decisions in cases involving the Trump family and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Multiple stories have emerged about how lawyers connected to those figures have donated to Vance’s campaigns, along with the implicit suggestion that those funds may have played […]