Trumpocalypse Now

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

Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin

Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from …

Russia

Boehner chides Trump administration 'disaster'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former House Speaker John Boehner gave President Donald Trump's young presidency low marks at an event Wednesday, saying that other than getting the House to pass a health care bill, "everything else he's done has been a complete disaster."<p>"He's still learning how to be president," Boehner …

Donald Trump

Krauthammer slams Trump for ommitting one simple phrase in NATO speech

Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer was not fond of President Donald Trump’s speech before NATO on Thursday, and he set forth many criticisms including the important omission of a very simple phrase.“Well, I think we’re looking at the wrong thing,” Krauthammer said to Martha MacCallum …

Conservative POV

Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military

BRUSSELS – Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it weaker and shortchanges "the people and taxpayers of the United States."<p>Trump, who has often complained …

News (U.S.)

Big-time backlash: When all polling on Donald Trump is dismissed as fake

A Fox News poll came out the other night, and I tweeted some of the findings about President Trump.<p>No analysis, no commentary. Just a few numbers.<p>“Trump approval at 40%, down from 45% last month. 53% say his agenda is coming apart; 44% say he's shaking up Washington.”<p>And: “68% approve of DOJ naming …

Elections

Law Enforcement Turns on the Law and Order President

opinion<p>Hey, ‘law-and-order’ conservatives: You do realize that it’s the protectors of our laws who are trying to send this president to an early retirement, right?<p>opinion<p>Every time a new story breaks that moves the Russia story down the field, there’s an inevitable eruption from the right and …

Greg Gianforte

Court maintains block on Trump's Muslim travel ban

US appeal court's chief judge states revised ban 'drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination'.<p>An appeals court from the US state of Virginia refused on Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority nations, stating it …

U.S. Supreme Court

Trump lectures NATO allies to their faces as they look on in awkward silence

President Donald Trump on Thursday lectured a group of leaders from member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization over not contributing their "fair share" in defense spending.<p>Standing beside Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Trump blasted the nearly …

Jens Stoltenberg

McConnell: Trump’s administration is ‘indistinguishable’ from a hypothetical Bush, Rubio presidency

Aside from his erratic Twitter behavior, President Donald Trump is just a run-of-the-mill Republican, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says.<p>In fact, McConnell believes Trump has been a “right-of-center” president, “indistinguishable” from what a hypothetical administration helmed by …

Donald Trump

GOP leaders play it safe as Trump scandals grow

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are eager to avoid intraparty fights as they try to muscle through the GOP agenda.<p>The controversy over Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia is mushrooming into an all-consuming Washington melodrama and full-fledged criminal investigation. But don’t look to GOP …

U.S. Congress

Commentary: It doesn’t matter if you think Trump is a ‘legitimate’ president — he’s still president

A recent Harvard-Harris poll revealed that a “strong majority” of registered voters don’t believe that Democrats consider President Donald Trump a “legitimate” president.<p>The poll went on to note that 68 percent of Democrat voters still have not accepted that Trump won the 2016 presidential election …

Donald Trump

Gingrich: Trump trip will be remembered as 'historic turning point'

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Fox News' "Hannity" Wednesday that President Trump's first foreign trip as chief executive would be remembered as a "historic turning point" in the struggle against Islamic terrorism.<p>Gingrich reserved special praise for Trump's speech to Muslim leaders in …

Sean Hannity

President and Pope: Why Trump's foreign trip is surprising his critics

President Trump’s meeting with Pope Francis seemed to capture not just the success he’s having on this foreign trip, but the progress he’s made since he and the pontiff were at odds during the campaign.<p>The “honor of a lifetime,” Trump tweeted.<p>Now it’s true the Pope looked stern in the initial photo …

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Psychiatrist Bandy Lee: “We have an obligation to speak about Donald Trump’s mental health issues … our survival as a species may be at stake”

"Malignant reality is taking hold" in American politics, says shrink who held conference on Trump's mental health<p>President Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the United States and the world.<p>He has reckless disregard for democracy and its foundational principles. Trump is also an …

Mental Health

Donald Trump Gave The Pope A Sculpture His Holiness Will Probably Regift

Surprise! Trump doesn't have great taste in art.<p>Turns out President Donald Trump’s taste in art is just about as refined as his taste in suits.<p>During Wednesday’s visit to the Vatican, 45 exchanged gifts with a dour looking Pope Francis. His holiness’ awesomely unsubtle gifts to our president …

Donald Trump

The Pentagon Is Apparently Freaking Out After Trump Blabbed About Nuclear Subs Near North Korea

Since it’d been a few days since we learned the President had given away information he shouldn’t, Donald Trump recently bragged during a phone call with Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte that the U.S. has two nuclear submarines stationed off the coast of North Korea, which goes against …

North Korea

Fox News Poll: Trump approval down, voters support special counsel on Russia

American voters disagree with President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, think the dismissal was for self-serving reasons, and approve of a special counsel being appointed to investigate Russian government efforts to influence the election and the Trump campaign. In addition, a majority …

Elections

It’s possible that Trump won’t get any major legislation passed before 2018.

With the 100-day marker in the rearview mirror, the Trump administration has largely stopped pushing one of its most aggressive lies—that this is the …

Pope Francis

Trump Turns the Corner

Impeachment looks less likely all the time.<p>The president’s tour in the Middle East and Europe is going extremely well, to the point where there is …

Conservative POV

Trump should be scared, Comey friend says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A friend of James Comey said Tuesday that if he were President Donald Trump he would be scared of the former FBI director's pending testimony.<p>"I found it interesting and very telling that (Comey) declined any opportunity to tell his story in private," Benjamin Wittes, who describes himself …

Donald Trump

We Started With 14 Possible Paths For Trump’s Presidency. Which Are Most Likely Now?

In this week’s politics chat, we debate what trajectory the Donald Trump presidency is on. The transcript below has been lightly edited.<p><b>micah</b> (Micah …

Democracy

Trump to Pope Francis After Vatican Meeting: I ‘Won’t Forget What You Said’

ROME — Donald Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday — the latest in a string of high-level meetings at sites sacred to the world's three great monotheistic religions.<p>The president smiled broadly beside the pontiff, who appeared subdued and stone-faced before their 30-minute private …

Christianity

Trump’s budget would devastate the EPA more than any other federal agency.

Trump released his first major budget proposal on Tuesday, and it maintains the same 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency that Trump …

H. R. McMaster

Does it matter? No evidence of Trump 'collusion' with Russia as media shift focus

The headline in the Washington Examiner was rather eye-catching:<p>“At This Rate, It Won’t Matter If Trump Colluded with Russia.”<p>Huh! Won’t matter? Hasn’t that been the subject of a huge swath of media coverage for many months now?<p>Turns out the piece contained astute observations by Byron York, a Fox …

Donald Trump

The dumb accounting error at the heart of Trump’s budget

Not only does the Trump administration's budget proposal rely on economic growth assumptions that are wildly more optimistic than those produced by …

Economics

10 incredibly fake facts Trump supporters think are true

Facts are not the way to Make America Great Again<p>Americans, divided and polarized as they are, live in two distinct worlds. In one world, the earth is not flat, climate change is real and Bill and Hillary aren’t pimping kids out in the basement of a pizza restaurant.<p>The other world is devoid of …

Liberal POV

Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence

President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials.<p>Trump made separate appeals to the director of …

Government

In U.S. presidential first, Trump prays at Jerusalem's Western Wall

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made a historic visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall on Monday, standing before the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray and saying a few words before inserting a note between the monumental stones.<p>He was accompanied by the Rabbi of the Western …

Israel

Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a big way. But he drew rebukes, even from some Republican allies, for the plan's jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net …

Mick Mulvaney