The disrupter president and the do-little Congress

Will President Trump and congressional Republicans ever understand one another? Over time, they might accomplish things of mutual interest. Big things, perhaps. But the mismatch between the disrupter president and what has been a business-as-usual, do-little Congress seems especially evident as the 100-day mark of the administration nears. The president came to Washington on a… Continue reading The disrupter president and the do-little Congress

Nearing the 100-day mark with limited accomplishments, Trump calls it a ‘ridiculous standard’

President Trump, who as a candidate put forward a contract with voters on what he accomplish in his first 100 days in office, on Friday called that a “ridiculous standard.” “No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will… Continue reading Nearing the 100-day mark with limited accomplishments, Trump calls it a ‘ridiculous standard’

Trump’s claim that Korea ‘really used to be a piece of China’

“He then went into the history of China and Korea. Not North Korea, Korea. And you know, you’re talking about thousands of years . . . and many wars. And Korea actually used to be a part of China. And after listening for 10 minutes, I realized that it’s not so easy.” — President Trump,… Continue reading Trump’s claim that Korea ‘really used to be a piece of China’

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Trump administration sought to block Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia

The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying in the House investigation of possible links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s campaign, according to letters provided to The Washington Post. The effort to keep Yates from testifying has further angered Democrats, who have accused Republicans of trying to damage… Continue reading Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Trump administration sought to block Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia

Trump’s biggest Obamacare bloopers

President Trump is like a broken record of Pinocchios, incessantly repeating false and misleading claims that have been debunked. As Congress debates the Republican replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act, Trump has been on a greatest-hits tour of his favorite, and questionable claims about Obamacare. We compiled a round-up of his most notable claims… Continue reading Trump’s biggest Obamacare bloopers

This 2005 Donald Trump tax return is a total nothingburger

MSNBC have Rachel Maddow invested hours touting a huge scoop: She — or all the more precisely, veteran investigative columnist David Cay Johnston — had gotten her hands on President Trump’s 2005 government expense form. That arrival, the political universe theorized, may hold the way to opening the single greatest riddle encompassing Trump: His budgetary… Continue reading This 2005 Donald Trump tax return is a total nothingburger