Jonathan Gottlieb

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Return of the Blood Libel

The speed of America’s moral descent under Donald Trump is breathtaking. In a matter of months we’ve gone from a nation that stood for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to a nation that tears children from their parents and puts them in cages.<p>What’s almost equally remarkable about this …

After the White House briefing with the Department of Justice Devin Nunes is quiet

In many ways, Thursday’s classified Justice Department briefing was the culmination of a year’s work for House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin …

One of the most worrisome predictions about climate change may be coming true

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>Two years ago, former NASA climate scientist James Hansen and a number of colleagues laid out a dire scenario in which gigantic pulses of fresh water from melting glaciers could upend the circulation of the oceans, leading to a world of fast-rising seas and even superstorms.<p>…

Global Warming

The Latest: Trump, Macron return to White House after dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the state visit by President Emmanuel Macron of France (all times local):<p>8:15 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump and French …

Donald Trump

Special Trump tax provision gives $17 billion break to millionaires, gov't report finds

WASHINGTON — The wealthiest Americans will benefit the most from President Donald Trump's tax deduction for owners of "pass-through" businesses, according to a congressional report released Monday.<p>The deduction, which ranges up to 20 percent, will shower $40.2 billion in tax breaks on owners of …

Republicans

White House press secretary pressed to explain what Trump meant by a ‘breeding concept’

By John Wagner<p>, Reporter<p>White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sought Monday to dismiss criticism of President Trump’s use of the words “breeding concept” in a tweet last week in which he railed against “sanctuary” laws in California that protect undocumented immigrants.<p>After the tweet …

Donald Trump

Scramble for answers as Ronny Jackson allegations threaten to upend nomination

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee are raising concerns about allegations involving Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, and are reviewing them to determine if they are substantial …

Donald Trump

European rights court rejects case on terminally ill toddler

PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Monday rejected a case from British parents who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy …

Pope Francis

US and North Korea expectations over denuclearization appear to collide

Signs that the US and North Korea interpretations are worlds apart as Kim Jong-un pledges to keep his country’s arsenal for generations<p>US and North Korean expectations for a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un appear set on a collision course after the North Korean leader pledged to keep …

North Korea

Net neutrality is all but dead. Here's what happens now.

Everyone take a moment of silence please — the free and open internet is all but dead.<p>In December 2017 the FCC, under chairman Ajit Pai, voted to …

Net Neutrality

Did Michael Flynn Jr. just reveal something very, very important about the Russia investigation?

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Monday morning, Michael Flynn Jr., the son of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, tweeted something very, well ... interesting.<p>"American Patriot @GenFlynn did not lie to Pence (or anyone else in the admin) about his perfectly legal and appropriate conversations w …

Donald Trump

Republican challenge to Pennsylvania map likely to fail

For Republicans, it’s not clear yet what legal avenue they plan to proceed with first, or the relief for which they will ask.<p>President Donald Trump wants Pennsylvania Republicans to fight the implementation of a court-drawn congressional map that threatens a half-dozen GOP-held seats this November, …

Today in Trumpworld: Bump stocks and Mueller's newest charge

Sessions forms U.S. cyber task force after election warnings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he would create a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage critical infrastructure.<p>Last week, leaders of U.S. …

Trump proposal boosts skimpy insurance plans, again undercutting Obamacare

The Trump administration is proposing to expand the availability of short-term health insurance plans that some deride as “junk insurance” — an effort that could give consumers cheaper coverage options but undermine Obamacare's marketplaces and popular protections for pre-existing medical …

Health Care

Mueller charges lawyer with lying about interaction with Rick Gates

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A European lawyer pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying to investigators in Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation, after he covered up his discussions with former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates and a business associate based in Ukraine in September 2016, while the Trump …

Corruption

McCain rebukes Republicans: Attacking FBI serves 'only Putin'

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Friday delivered a subtle but stinging rebuke to House Republicans over their move to release a classified memo alleging misconduct at the FBI, urging President Donald Trump and other Republicans to stop "manufacturing partisan sideshows" that benefit Russia.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Full text: Nunes memo on FBI surveillance

With President Donald Trump’s blessing, Republican lawmakers on Friday released a classified GOP-drafted memo that alleges misconduct by senior FBI officials investigating Trump’s 2016 campaign.<p>Trump on Friday declassified the GOP-authored memo. White House counsel Don McGahn sent a letter to the …

Donald Trump

FBI special agent says he's leaving over political attacks against the bureau

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> An FBI special agent says he's turned in his badge so he can publicly voice his concerns over the politicization of the bureau by Republicans in Congress and the Trump administration.<p>"FBI agents are dogged people who do not care about the direction of political winds," former FBI …

Donald Trump

The Latest: White House says economic fundamentals 'strong'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trumps' trip to Ohio (all times local):<p>5:35 p.m.<p>The White House is responding to Monday's stock market beating by …

Donald Trump

Era of trillion-dollar budget deficits is making a comeback

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have come out with a plan to keep the government open for six more weeks while Washington grapples with a potential follow-up budget pact and, perhaps, immigration legislation.<p>GOP leaders announced they would seek to pass the stopgap spending bill by …

Devin Nunes: Trump never met with Papadopoulos. Reality: here’s a photo.

An astonishingly brazen lie.<p>Rep. Devin Nunes is the author of a newly declassified document falsely insinuating the FBI misused US surveillance law to go after President Trump under the pretext of investigating Russia. On Monday morning, Nunes went on <i>Fox & Friends</i>, the president’s favorite TV show, …

One year in, is Donald Trump's presidency a fluke or a political turning point?

By most political measures, Donald Trump shouldn't be in the White House. That's not an assessment of his policies or fitness for the job. Rather, it's judging by the rules that once seemed to govern presidential campaigning.<p>Trump never held office, never served in government or spent a day in …

Trump’s moment of truth on China has arrived

After a year of delay, he’s on the brink of a big trade crackdown against Beijing.<p>It’s looking likePresident Trump might finally follow through on his threats to get tough with China on trade.<p>Earlier this month, Trump administration officials told Politico that the White House is preparing to roll …

Trump Had No Clue What He Was Doing With His Disastrous Jerusalem Announcement 

As protests intensify against the White House’s decision to recognize Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a new report from the <i>Washington Post</i> suggests …

The Next Step in the Radical Trump-G.O.P. Agenda: Gut the Welfare State

Much of journalism is dedicated to the proposition that the truth is often hidden. Sometimes, though, it is right there before our noses. Despite the chaos, the insinuations, and the scandals surrounding Donald Trump, he and his Republican allies on Capitol Hill are making progress toward enacting …

Trump doubles down on his demand for a border wall

President Trump still wants his wall.<p>Minutes after he signed a stopgap measure to give Congress two more weeks to negotiate a spending deal and avoid a government shutdown, the president renewed his call for lawmakers to fund his signature campaign promise — a large physical wall along the 2,000 …

Alabama’s women wrote the verdict on Roy Moore

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Women drew the line at Roy Moore.<p>There are many reasons why Moore became the first Republican nominee to lose an Alabama Senate race since 1992 on Tuesday night, including a strong turnout by African-American voters and a lack of enthusiasm among Moore's base.<p>But with Moore …

Roy Moore

Preliminary exit poll results: How different groups voted in Alabama

Percentage-point lead in select groups<p>Democrat Doug Jones<p>Women + 16 <br>Under age 30 + 22 <br>Black + 92 <br>Independent or something else + 8 <br>Disapprove of Trump + 87<p>Republican Roy Moore<p>White women + 29 White no college degree + 55 Approve of Trump + 80 Abortion should always be illegal + 62 Decided in …