Trumpocalypse Now

By Keith | A chronology of the Trump Presidency from the editor of Notice Magazine.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal Criticizes President Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy

President Donald Trump’s “America First" foreign policy aims to put the nation’s economic and political interests ahead of other countries and global …

Foreign Policy

Trump tests the limits of presidential power

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is the no-limits President.<p>During his six months in power, Trump has made few concessions to the conventions and protocol of an office shaped by his predecessors for more than two centuries.<p>Though his voice now carries the resonance of a head of state, he's more often adopted …

Donald Trump

Trump team seeks to control, block Mueller’s Russia investigation

Some of President Trump’s lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing the president’s authority to grant pardons, according to people familiar with …

Donald Trump

We’re on the Brink of an Authoritarian Crisis

There were many reasons to be alarmed by the transcript of President Donald Trump’s Wednesday interview with <i>The New York Times</i>, but if you drew back …

Government

Spokesman for Trump's legal team resigns, reports say

The spokesman for President Trump’s personal legal team resigned Thursday, according to multiple media reports.<p>Mark Corallo, who had been issuing statements on behalf of Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz, reportedly objected to any public criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller in connection with …

World Leaders

An extensive, completely serious list of all Trump's accomplished in his first 6 months

Some people say President Trump hasn't accomplished much during his time in office, but those people are flat out wrong.<p>So what if he hasn't <i>built</i> that wall yet or figured out the logistics of that whole travel ban thing. Just because America doesn't have a successful new healthcare plan does not, …

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President Trump's Legal Team May Investigate Mueller Aides

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's …

Donald Trump

Jeff Sessions says he'll keep job 'as long as appropriate' despite Trump's criticism

Attorney general speaks after Donald Trump’s comments that he would not have hired Sessions had he known Sessions would recuse himself from Russia inquiry<p>The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, insisted on Thursday that he would continue in his job “as long as that is appropriate”, despite Donald …

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GOP senators dismayed at Trump's criticism of DOJ officials

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A group of Republican senators criticized President Donald Trump on Thursday, a day after the President rebuked top law enforcement officials in an interview with The New York Times.<p>"The attorney general is America's top law enforcement official," one GOP senator said. "It's …

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RNC To GOP Candidates: Fealty to Donald Trump Or Else

Party loyalty in politics is nothing new. The fact is, most people who vote for Democrats and Republicans are “party” people. Meaning it doesn’t much …

Elections

Trump Doesn't Seem To Know What Health Insurance Is, How It Works Or What It Costs

The president suggested it costs $12 a year.<p>President Donald Trump’s interview with The New York Times generated plenty of headline-making comments. But his remarks on health insurance, the biggest topic of the week, suggested he didn’t know how it works or how much it costs.<p>He said:<p>“So …

Insurance

Trump says he wouldn't have picked Sessions if he knew he'd recuse himself

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump said in an interview published Wednesday that he would not have chosen Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself over matters related to the 2016 presidential campaign.<p>Trump's remarks, in a 50-minute interview with …

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Do-over: 1 in 8 people who voted for Trump want to change their vote - Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - About one in eight people who voted for President Donald Trump said they are not sure they would do so again after witnessing Trump's tumultuous first six months in office, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2016 voters.<p>While most of the people who voted for Trump on Nov. 8 …

Elections

Trump declines invitation to speak at NAACP convention

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to address the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday.<p>The White House did not offer any details on why Trump would not speak …

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Team Trump Used Obamacare Money to Run PR Effort Against It

The administration is tasked with overseeing the health care law. Instead, it has made a major social media push to undermine it.<p>The Trump administration has spent taxpayer money meant to encourage enrollment in the Affordable Care Act on a public relations campaign aimed at methodically strangling …

Health Care

A new poll shows most Republicans think Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer was fine

Most Republicans approve of Donald Trump Jr.'s decision to seek out damaging information on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign by taking a meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer, according to a new poll.<p>In a Politico/Morning Consult poll released on Wednesday, 52% of Republicans …

Elections

Trump claims he’s passed more bills “than any president, ever”

As President Trump approaches the six month mark of his presidency, he boasted about his legislative successes at a "Made in America week" event …

Government

Six ways Trump is 'dismantling' the US after six months in office

Trump has been paralyzed on healthcare and tax reform, but his administration has been active in eroding safeguards and protections elsewhere<p>Business and the economy<p>Given all that Donald Trump promised the business world during his bombastic campaign it’s tempting to dismiss the president’s first …

Planned Parenthood

Revealed: Trump's Still-Secret Plan to ‘Crush’ ISIS

The new plan talks tough, with lines about “denying ISIS a haven from which to hatch murder.” But it’s basically the reheated Obama strategy, plus more bluster.<p>At long last, Donald Trump has a plan to fight the Islamic State. Well, sort of. According to the document’s text and those briefed on it, …

Islamic State (ISIS)

How long till leading Republicans turn on Trump? It’s happening already

After the health care fiasco, leading Republicans are souring on Trump at last — and it's only the beginning<p>At some point, congressional Republicans will entirely abandon President Donald Trump. How do we know this? If you look closely, you’ll notice that it’s already happening. One by one, …

Republicans

Trump slams breaking Putin news report as ‘sick’

President Trump took to his Twitter account Tuesday to slam the account being reported by mainstream media that there was a previously undisclosed second meeting between the president and Russian Federation President Vladimir Trump.<p>“Fake News story of secret dinner with Putin is “sick.” All G 20 …

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Putin, Trump held second undisclosed G20 conversation

The private conversation took place during a dinner for G20 leaders in Germany this month, says White House official.<p>US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a previously undisclosed conversation during a dinner for G20 leaders at a summit earlier this month in Germany, a …

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Trump says time to 'let ObamaCare fail' after health bill stalls

President Trump said Tuesday he's prepared to “let ObamaCare fail” after the collapse of Senate Republicans' latest health care bill, indicating he's willing to move on to tax reform and other issues – and deal with an Affordable Care Act fix down the road.<p>“I think we're probably in that position …

ObamaCare

As Trumpcare Falters, President Still Hazy On What His Plan Should Do

The president does not seem to understand the health care system he says he wants to overhaul.<p>WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has promised a “tremendous” health care plan, one that would cost Americans “a tiny fraction” of what they’re paying now, and would also be “beautiful.”<p>What does any of …

Affordable Care Act

Trump, after Senate bill collapses, vows 'great healthcare plan'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After Republicans' effort to pass a healthcare bill in the Senate collapsed on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday put the blame on Democrats and a few members of his own party, but vowed to come back with "a great healthcare plan."<p>"We were let down by all of the …

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MSNBC Trolls Trump’s 'Made In America' Speech With A Dead-On Chyron

The truth trumps everything.<p>The best American-made product just may be snark.<p>At least that’s the impression from the reaction to President Donald Trump’s “Made In America” campaign.<p>The president declared this week “Made In America Week,” in an attempt to promote products made in this …

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Poll: 46 percent of respondents approve of Trump's handling of economy

Americans are increasingly confident about the state of the U.S. economy, a new Bloomberg poll released Monday morning shows, but that confidence does not extend to the performance of President Donald Trump.<p>Fifty-one percent of those polled said they believe the stock market will end 2017 higher …

Elections

WSJ Editorial: Time Is Running Out for Trump Without Transparency

<i>The Wall Street Journal</i>’s editorial board has hit President Trump with a scathing critique of his skills in Washington politics in light of the latest revelations on Russia. In a blunt editorial urging Trump not to engage in the same kind of “scandal, deception and stonewalling” he often accused …

Wall Street Journal

Six Months In, Trump Is Historically Unpopular

On Thursday, President Trump will officially have been in office for six months, and his term so far has included a few victories (the nomination and …

Elections