Trumpocalypse Now

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

AP FACT CHECK: The week when Trump's wiretap accusation died

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's accusation that his predecessor ordered snooping of his communications has fallen apart, slapped down by the FBI chief and again by the Republican leading the House intelligence committee, a Trump ally. The president gave up on arguing that Barack Obama …

Finance

In healthcare defeat, President Trump learns a costly lesson that could imperil his agenda

Driven by an obsession for a quick win and failing to grasp the complexities of an issue that has bedeviled politicians for generations, President Trump learned last week that the negotiating tricks and power plays he honed in business don’t translate into the messy world of Congress.<p>“Political …

U.S. Congress

Freedom Caucus thwarts Boehner, Ryan — and now Trump

President Donald Trump’s election was supposed to neuter the House Freedom Caucus, the band of three-dozen rabble-rousing conservatives who made their name vexing House GOP leadership and driving John Boehner into early retirement.<p>So much for that idea.<p>On Friday, the Freedom Caucus delivered enough …

U.S. Congress

Lawmaker's 'peculiar midnight run' endangers Trump-Russia inquiry

House intelligence chair Devin Nunes reportedly disappeared from Uber ride, fueling further questions over his role in committee’s investigation<p>The House intelligence committee investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged links with Moscow looks in danger of unravelling as a result of the …

Government

Netanyahu's honeymoon with Trump ends abruptly

Jerusalem (CNN)This was supposed to be Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory lap.<p>After a combined 10 years leading the government, he finally had a Republican president in the White House, with a Republican House and Senate to boot. It should have been the perfect match for …

Israel

Inspector General Probes Trump Administration's Move To Pull Obamacare Enrollment Ads

Halting outreach for ACA enrollment could "contribute to weakening healthcare marketplaces and raising costs," Sen. Elizabeth Warren says.<p>The Department of Health and Human Services inspector general has launched an investigation into the Trump administration’s decision to pull ads encouraging …

Health Care

Intelligence Committee Democrats hell bent on destroying Trump presidency

The House Intelligence Committee is supposed to be more bipartisan than other House committees and a place where members conduct serious oversight of America’s intelligence agencies. Its members are expected to put politics aside to oversee sensitive intelligence programs that are crucial to …

Government

Trump disappointed in bill failure, blames Democrats in remarks from White House

President Trump addressed the nation from the White House soon after the vote for the “American Health Care Act” bill was pulled Friday. He told reporters that he was disappointed in the Freedom Caucus, but blamed Democrats for not pursuing Obamacare fixes in a bipartisan fashion.<p>“We were very …

Health Care

Virginia judge backs Trump on travel ban

Key parts of revised order remain on hold due to other judges' rulings<p>Updated 03/24/17 01:47 PM EDT<p>A federal judge in Virginia has affirmed President Donald Trump's authority to issue his revised travel ban executive order, although key parts of the directive remain blocked due to rulings from two …

Government

Trump predicts 'one beautiful deal' after Obamacare 'explodes'

President Trump predicted Friday that pressure on Democrats will compel them to work with Republicans to pass a healthcare reform package after …

Potential 'smoking gun' showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says

Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News.<p>Classified …

Government

Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.<p>In a reversal of the Obama administration's earlier decision, the Trump …

Corporate Sustainability

Devin Nunes -- Trump Wiretap Allegation

The Nunes revelations indicate that an investigation is necessary.<p>Earlier this month, President Trump accused his predecessor of ordering the …

Government

Trump vs. the Freedom Caucus

Updated 03/24/17 10:29 AM EDT<p>The group that brought down Speaker John Boehner is headed for a momentous clash with President Donald Trump on Friday.<p>And it's anybody's guess who’s going to win.<p>The House Freedom Caucus has threatened to tank the House GOP Obamacare replacement bill unless they get …

U.S. Congress

Trump Is Now Preparing Executive Orders to Review All 14 U.S. Trade Deals

The Trump administration is preparing new executive order s to re-examine all 14 U.S. free trade agreements and review government procurement …

Government

The mind-boggling past 24 hours in politics, explained

Russia revelations. Health bill woes. Wiretap wars. And that Supreme Court seat.<p>Donald Trump's presidency has reached a new level of chaos, somehow.<p>Last night, CNN reported that the FBI “has information that indicates” Trump’s associates communicated with Russian operatives, “possibly” to …

Government

Donald Trump Sticks To Claim Of Widespread Voter Fraud, Despite Having No Proof

The president says he's just going with his gut.<p>It’s been months since President Donald Trump first said there was widespread voter fraud, and any evidence supporting the claim has yet to emerge. But that hasn’t stopped Trump.<p>In an interview with Time magazine published Thursday, Trump stood by his …

Donald Trump

Birth of the Biggest Lie

A few things are clear after the congressional testimony of James Comey, the F.B.I. director, this week:<p>First, Donald Trump owes Barack Obama and the American people an apology for his vituperative lie that Obama committed a felony by wiretapping Trump Tower. It was specious, libelous and reckless, …

Donald Trump

Trump: 'I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president and you’re not'

In a wide-ranging interview with Time magazine, President Donald Trump defended his controversial statements on wiretapping, voter fraud and an array of other issues, claiming he has ultimately been proven right time and time again.<p>“I’m a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be …

Donald Trump

CNN: Trump Folks May Have Possibly Coordinated with Russia, Sources Might Say. Possibly.

This is CNN:The FBI has information that <b>indicates</b> associates of President Donald Trump communicated with <b>suspected</b> Russian operatives to <b>possibly</b> …

Conservative POV

Top Dem on Intel Committee accuses Chairman Nunes of improperly siding with Trump

House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) accused the chairman of that committee of acting like a surrogate for the Trump administration instead of fulfilling his duty as the head of an independent entity. He made the comments to the press Wednesday.<p>“The chairman will need to …

Government

Donald Trump’s biggest war is on democracy itself

Slashing the State Department and the U.N. is preparation for Bannon's "clash of civilizations"<p>“There’s no question this is a hard-power budget,” budget director Mick Mulvaney said of President Trump’s proposal to slash spending on diplomacy while increasing military spending. “It is not a …

Foreign Policy

If true, this CNN report about Russia could destroy Trump’s presidency.

On Wednesday afternoon, an enraged Adam Schiff went on television to lash out at fellow House Intelligence Committee member Devin Nunes, for his …

US officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign, US officials told CNN.<p>This is partly what FBI Director James Comey …

Corruption

Schiff: 'There Is More Than Circumstantial Evidence Now'

“There is evidence that … is very much worthy of investigation” of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia, the Democratic vice chair of the House intelligence committee tells Meet the Press Daily.<p>Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on MSNBC Wednesday …

Government

Wall Street Journal’s editorial board has lost faith in Donald Trump

The conservative newspaper, which didn't endorse Trump or Clinton, believes the president's credibility is shot<p>Neither President Donald Trump nor his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, was endorsed by the conservative Wall Street Journal, which has had a longstanding skepticism about Trump’s …

Donald Trump

How Sean Spicer lost his credibility

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> The White House press secretary has always been a spin artist.<p>Spinning is not lying, Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers once said, but rather "marshaling the facts in service of an argument." As President Reagan's longtime press secretary Larry Speakes put it, "spinning aims …

U.S. Politics

Why Objectively False Things Continue to Be Believed

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts,” goes the saying — one that now seems like a relic of simpler times.<p>Today, President Trump is sticking with his own facts — his claim that the Obama administration wiretapped him during the election — in the face of testimony to the …

Government

Trump's Credibility Crisis Arrives

Warnings that the president’s cavalier disregard for truth would have real-world consequences were vindicated on Tuesday.<p>Donald Trump’s first two months in office have obviously been rocky. But the disruptions have mainly been internally generated—Trump’s tweets, the tensions and shakeups in his …

Foreign Policy