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Trump Blames Migrant Families for His Administration's Decision to Kidnap Them

Using the logic of “Look at what you made me do<i>,”</i> Donald Trump is blaming asylum-seeking families for his cruel decision to forcibly separate …

Donald Trump

In honor of Trump visit, Brits launch campaign to lift ‘American Idiot’ to top of the charts

<i>Editor’s note:</i> A previous version of this report included information about the meaning of “American Idiot” that was attributed to a Clickhole.com article. Clickhole.com is a satire site. The information has been removed from the story. It has also been corrected to reflect that “American Idiot” …

Red Carpet

Trump's presidential pardons include Jack Johnson, Joe Arpaio, others: A complete list

Seen as a “sign of forgiveness,” the president of the United States has the authority to grant pardons to individuals.<p>President Trump has pardoned seven individuals since he took office in 2017. Their offenses range from drug convictions to arson.<p>Read on for a look at who has been pardoned under …

Donald Trump

DOJ Sues to Revoke Citizenship of Florida Woman Over Offense Committed Years Ago

A 63-year-old woman who immigrated from Peru in the 1980s learned this week she was being sued by the Department of Justice to “denaturalize” her …

Corruption

Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons 2 Oregon ranchers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rugged individualists to some, dangerous arsonists to others, a father and son who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon were pardoned Tuesday by President Donald Trump.<p>The pardon is raising concerns that it will encourage others to actively …

Forests

The Other Russia Collusion Scandal Is Breaking Wide Open

In 2016, Vladimir Putin reaped two of his greatest foreign policy triumphs in quick succession. The United Kingdom voted narrowly to exit the …

Russia

Sarah Sanders says she was kicked out of restaurant because she works for Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said she was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant by its owner because she works for President Donald Trump.<p>"Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left," Sanders …

Donald Trump

Trump administration moves to block victims of gang violence and domestic abuse from claiming asylum

Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions has ordered immigration judges to stop granting asylum to most victims of domestic abuse and gang violence, a move that could block tens of thousands of people, especially women, from seeking refuge in America.<p>The decision, which immigration advocates are sure to …

The Trump administration believes Obamacare’s preexisting conditions protections are now unconstitutional

Insurers could once again deny people coverage based on their medical history, undoing the law’s most popular provisions.<p>The Trump administration argued in a court brief filed on Thursday that Obamacare’s protections for preexisting conditions should be ruled unconstitutional, opening up another …

Schools Cancel White House Tours, Fearing That Trump Might Teach Kids History

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Schools across the country have cancelled tours of the White House out of concern that a chance encounter with Donald J. Trump could lead to an attempt by the President to teach their students history.<p>In an advisory sent to the nation’s schools on Thursday, the …

Trump’s Lawyers Argue That He Cannot Be Impeached Because He Was Never Actually Elected

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In what they believe is a legal masterstroke, lawyers for Donald J. Trump are now claiming that he cannot be impeached because he was never actually elected.<p>In a lengthy memo sent to the special counsel, Robert Mueller, the lawyers pushed back vehemently against any …

Trump’s legal memo to Robert Mueller is a recipe for tyranny

A clear and present danger to the rule of law.<p>Essentially all presidents sooner or later end up commissioning lawyers to put forward an expansive view of presidential power, but those lawyers take pains to argue that they are <i>not</i> making the case for a totally unchecked executive whose existence …

The FBI warning Trump received, ignored, and apparently forgot about

Donald Trump asked over the holiday weekend why neither the FBI nor the Justice Department contacted him during the 2016 campaign to alert him to the …

Roseanne goes full conspiracy theorist on Chelsea Clinton

Trump’s favorite TV star was busy on Twitter this morning.<p>On Tuesday morning, Roseanne Barr went on a Twitter tirade against liberals, invoking conspiracy theories, lobbing a bizarre slur at Barack Obama’s top adviser Valerie Jarrett, and weirdly claiming Chelsea Clinton is married to a Soros.<p>So …

George Soros

The right to vote just suffered one of its worst losses of the Trump era

Want to keep poor voters of color from casting a ballot? A federal appeals court has your back.<p>A divided panel of one of the most conservative …

The Trump administration wants to make it easier for federal contractors to hide pay discrimination

The Department of Labor plans to weaken rules to determine whether companies pay women and workers of color less.<p>The Department of Labor (DOL) is expected to announce changes to the way it investigates pay disparities at companies that do business with the federal government — making it easier for …

DeVos Cuts Down on Civil-Rights Investigations in Schools

The U.S. Department of Education under Secretary Betsy DeVos has rolled back on civil-rights investigations in schools, giving districts room to …

The many ‘ridiculous,’ ‘insulting,’ ‘inappropriate’ questions Trump officials don’t want reporters to ask

Officials in President Trump's administration sometimes deflect or spin when asked tough questions by reporters, but other times they contend that the questions should not be asked in the first place.<p>That is what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did Wednesday in Seoul, objecting when journalists …

Donald Trump

Trump Blasts Gov. ‘Moonbeam’ Brown Over Immigrants’ Pardons

WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Donald Trump lashed out at California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday morning, continuing a longstanding feud between his …

Citing Trump’s ‘Racial Slurs,’ Judge Says Suit to Preserve DACA Can Continue

Citing President Trump’s “racially charged language,” a federal judge in Brooklyn ruled on Thursday that a lawsuit seeking to preserve a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation could continue.<p>The order, by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of Federal …

Immigration

The “biblical” defense of Trump’s affair with Stormy Daniels

King David, President Trump, and using Scripture for political purposes.<p>To social conservatives, particularly evangelicals, the Stormy Daniels saga presents an ethical quandary: The president they’ve tasked with defending Christianity against the “secular left” allegedly cheated on his third wife, …

Donald Trump

Trump Hides Under Desk After Diet Coke Can Opens Loudly

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a moment of high drama at the White House on Tuesday morning, Donald J. Trump dove under his desk after a can of Diet Coke opened with an unexpectedly loud sound.<p>Moments earlier, Trump had pressed a button on his desk, summoning Vice-President Mike Pence to the …

This Is the Law That Could Take Down Trump

Bribery statutes apply to public officials. And Trump became one, says one federal prosecutor, when he became the GOP nominee. Dum-da-dum-dum.<p>It’s …

Trump supporters have their own dating websites now — and they're already sparking controversy

The dating game has become more political than ever. A 2016 Tinder study found 71% of online daters consider political differences to be a dealbreaker.<p>And now, two online dating sites — Trump Dating and TrumpSingles — have arisen to indulge one side of that growing divide.<p>The two sites brand …

Donald Trump Reportedly Had 9-Month Affair with Playboy Model While Married to Melania

An explosive new report in <i>The New Yorker</i> claims that Donald Trump had a consensual sexual relationship with former <i>Playboy</i> Playmate of the Year Karen …

Special counsel Mueller: Russians conducted 'information warfare' against US during election to help Donald Trump win

A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for alleged illegal interference in the 2016 presidential …

Donald Trump

The left shouldn’t fear nationalism. It should embrace it.

National solidarity is an old, powerful theme on the left — one it shuns at its peril.<p>To some on the left, Donald Trump’s presidency, combined with disturbing developments in Europe, suggests that progressive politics are doomed by the rise of nationalism.<p>“Forget the nostalgia for 21st-century …

Political Science

In Russia Inquiry, Lawyers Tell Trump to Refuse Mueller Interview

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for President Trump have advised him against sitting down for a wide-ranging interview with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to four people briefed on the matter, raising the specter of a monthslong court battle over whether the president must answer …

Donald Trump

Trump says he wants a 'merit-based' immigration system — here's why that's easier said than done

WASHINGTON AND SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—When President Trump talks about immigration in his first State of The Union speech tonight, people are likely to hear him use one phrase in particular: "merit-based immigration."<p>As part of his offer to put 1.8 million young, unauthorized immigrant "Dreamers" on a …

Trump Administration Takes Aim At Protections For California Desert

Public lands could be opened to more energy development.<p>Trump administration officials announced this week that they’re considering dropping protections for a vast swath of the California desert to open up more land to energy development.<p>The warning is similar to the one that led to the dramatic …