Category: News & Politics

Trump’s ICE Nominee Thinks He Has a Sixth Sense for Future MS-13 Members

Mark Morgan testifies before the Senate in 2016.NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty ImagesDonald Trump has never bothered to distinguish between migrant children and their parents when it comes to his anti-immigrant fear-mongering. “They look so innocent,” the president said of migrant kids last...

/ May 17, 2019

Well, It’s Official: Bill de Blasio Is Running For President

By Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg/Getty Images.After months of public hints that filled New Yorkers with dread, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is finally on the verge of making his 2020 bid official. A campaign spokesperson confirmed Wednesday that the mayor...

/ May 15, 2019

Don Jr.’s Subpoena Fight Becomes Another G.O.P. Loyalty Test

By Lauren Justice/Bloomberg/Getty Images.The president’s son may have avoided an indictment from Robert Mueller, but Republicans are still worried he could be in legal jeopardy. A growing number of lawmakers are urging Donald Trump Jr. to ignore a subpoena from...

/ May 14, 2019

Blaming Democrat “Spin,” Giuliani Cancels Election-Meddling Trip to Ukraine

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images.Shockingly, Rudy Giuliani’s apparent efforts to solicit election interference from yet another foreign power have not gone over well. President Trump’s perennially foot-in-mouth lawyer has now canceled his trip to Ukraine—the intent of which was apparently...

/ May 11, 2019

Trump’s Former West Wing Lawyer Won’t Say He’s Innocent

By Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.It appears that former White House counsel Don McGahn’s defiance of Donald Trump went further beyond refusing to fire Robert Mueller, as the special counsel’s report alleges. The New York Times and Wall Street Journal report that...

/ May 10, 2019

Trump Laments Not Being Able to Shoot Migrants Like “Other Countries Do”

Donald Trump is known to encourage violence against those he believes have wronged him, and to do so in public, as a quick and easy way to rile up the base. In February 2016, after a protester was ejected from...

/ May 9, 2019

Fresh Off His Twitter Meeting, Trump Is Back to Complaining About Conservative Social Media

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.Sadly, airing grievances with the head of Twitter did little to quell President Trump’s social media angst. The president spent a large portion of Saturday re-upping concerns of alleged Facebook and Twitter bias against conservative figures, following a...

/ May 5, 2019

Is This Why Trump Is So Scared of the Deutsche Bank Investigation?

Of all the investigations into his dubious behavior, the one that most sets Donald Trump’s hair on fire involves Deutsche Bank. The German lender is famous for being the only institution that would loan the ex-real-estate developer money while everyone...

/ May 3, 2019

Robert Mueller Wasn’t a Fan of How Barr Handled His Report

By Alex Wong/Getty Images.Attorney General William Barr's management of Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report has drawn widespread criticism—including, as it turns out, by the man himself. Following reports that Mueller's staff disagreed with how Barr characterized Mueller's report in an initial...

/ May 1, 2019

“It’s a Different World Now”: Will Hollywood Dump Kamala for Mayor Pete?

“When Trump got elected, I was flattened for a number of weeks, and a number of people around me felt the same way,” Billy Ray, the screenwriter behind The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips, said. We were sitting at the...

/ April 28, 2019

N.R.A. President Oliver North Steps Down Amid “Clear Crisis” of Leadership

Scott Olson/Getty Images.As allegations of financial misconduct continue to mount, a dramatic scene unfolded at the National Rifle Association conference on Saturday. The organization’s president, Col. Oliver North, confirmed his intent not to seek a second term after his appointment...

/ April 27, 2019

The White House Escalates Its Battle to Keep Don McGahn Silent

By Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.The White House is preparing for another showdown against House Democrats, this time over testimony from former White House Counsel Don McGahn. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the White House is reportedly planning to use executive...

/ April 24, 2019

Elizabeth Warren Is Officially Calling For Trump’s Impeachment

By Scott Eisen/Getty Images. The 2020 candidates are starting to join the growing calls for Trump's impeachment, as the release of the redacted Mueller report has inspired some Democrats to start embracing the “i-word.” Following a statement by candidate Julián...

/ April 19, 2019

The “Red Line” Investigations that Will Haunt Trump’s Presidency

For Donald Trump, perhaps the most chilling moment in the Mueller report occurs on page 446, where the special counsel reveals that he has referred a total of 14 potential cases to other prosecutors. Because while Robert Mueller was given...

/ April 19, 2019

Robert Mueller’s Six Cases for Collusion

Nowhere in the sprawling first volume of Robert Mueller’s report does the special counsel exonerate Donald Trump on “collusion.” And yet, there is an obvious tension between the contents of the report and the breezy, seemingly exculpatory introduction given by...

/ April 19, 2019

Post-Mueller, Democrats Are Divided Over What Comes Next

By Spencer Platt/Getty Images.Thursday's release of Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report moved the spotlight from the special prosecutor to Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are now forced to reckon with Mueller's tepid yet potentially damning portrait of Donald Trump and his 2016...

/ April 19, 2019

Breaking Down the Legalese in the Mueller Report | NowThis

The Mueller report is full of legal talk and technicalities that can get confusing — so we’re breaking down what counts as ‘collusion,’ how exactly to define ‘obstruction,’ and why there are so many black bars over these documents. »...

/ April 18, 2019

What’s in the Mueller Report? Live Breakdown | NowThis

MUELLER TIME: What's in the Mueller report? A redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report is being released today. Trump's Attorney General William Barr has edited out portions he's deemed too sensitive for public release. Our team is working...

/ April 18, 2019