Trump Administration

As Goes Moore, So Goes Trumpism

In one of the strange rhymes that history favors, nearly eight years after Barack Obama’s Democrats managed the extraordinary feat of losing a senate race in Massachusetts, Donald Trump’s Republicans have matched the feat by losing a senate seat in Alabama. Roy Moore and Martha Coakley don’t really …

Opinion

Report: Americans view Trump White House as the most corrupt government institution

Almost half of Americans believe that corruption is pervasive in the White House under President Trump, a sharp increase over last year, according to a new survey. Americans now see Trump and his top officials as the most corrupt public officials in government, despite his campaign pledge to drain …

Opinion

Latest Student Loan Debacle Is Ultimate Example of Trump's Campaign Con

The president ran against debt predators, drug makers and big banks – once elected, he immediately got in bed with all of them<p>Last October, just …

U.S. Politics

Trump, Zinke to Auction Away 700,000 Acres of Western Public Lands for Fracking

By WildEarth Guardians<p>President Trump and Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke are continuing their onslaught against American public lands this holiday month …

Environment

Doug Jones pulls out a stunning win in Alabama

Democratic candidate Doug Jones pulled off a stunning victory in Alabama on Tuesday night, becoming the first Democrat to win a Senate race in the …

Elections

Inspector general: Betsy DeVos hasn't canceled a single defrauded student loan this entire year

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Betsy DeVos

How big oil is tightening its grip on Donald Trump's White House

The oil industry has stalled action on climate change from the inside and sold America on fossil fuels – and its influence goes back further than people realize<p>When Rick Perry was interrupted by climate-change protesters during his address to the National Petroleum Council in late September, the …

Climate

Legal Marijuana Just Can't Catch a Break From Washington

There will be no tax relief for the legal cannabis industry, and the Justice Department is threatening a return to fierce enforcement.<p>The marijuana industry has taken a couple of hits in Washington this month.<p>First, an amendment that would have stripped a part of the tax code that places extra …

Cannabis

A judge has ruled that the Trump administration cannot restrict transgender people from enlisting in the military

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration cannot restrict transgender people from enlisting in the military, and the armed forces must …

Donald Trump

This wasn't about Democrats v Republicans. It was about Roy Moore

With morality on the line, Alabama has rejected a man accused of sexual misconduct against nine women decades ago.<p>In the end, the Alabama senate race …

Elections

Remarkable Win Sends Democratic Candidate To U.S. Senate

Democrat Doug Jones overcame tough odds to win the special election in the very red state of Alabama. He beat Republican Roy Moore to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Politics

Roy Moore ‘Probably’ Believes Homosexual Conduct Should Be Illegal, According To Awkward Spokesperson

Roy Moore’s campaign spokesman on Moore’s 2005 comments saying homosexuality should be illegal: “Homosexuality is a sin in the biblical sense. That is where Roy Moore is in the state of Alabama” https://t.co/avSTRTRrT3— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 12, 2017<p>Between the photo op he created by …

Equality

Court upholds Obama-era ban on new Grand Canyon uranium mines

Celebration of the ruling by environmentalist has been tempered by expectations that the Trump administration will side with mining interests to end the ban<p>A powerful court ruled on Tuesday that an Obama-era ban on new uranium mines around the Grand Canyon should stay in place, though celebration …

Environment

Independent auditor: Trump has made it impossible for students defrauded by predatory diploma mills to get their loans cancelled

The US Department of Education's Inspector General has released a report saying that the DoE has stopped cancelling the debts of students who were …

Betsy DeVos

Trump’s ally in his war on “fake news”: the Chinese Communist Party

In its ongoing battle with the so-called “mainstream media,” the Trump administration has found a staunch ally: the Chinese Communist Party.<p>Trump and his team have long complained that the US press is biased against them. Even since day one, when Sean Spicer, then the White House press secretary, …

Fake News

Jeff Sessions Refuses To Say Whether Or Not He Voted For Roy Moore In Alabama

In the immediate aftermath of the <i>Washington Post</i> publishing its bombshell report alleging serial sexual misconduct by disgraced Alabama judge Roy Moore, rumors surfaced that Attorney General Jeff Sessions — a thorn in the Trump administration’s side for recusing himself from an investigation — was …

Equality

Students scammed by for-profits still have to pay back their loans – VICE News

Every year, students concede to the rising cost of college tuition in hopes they’ll land a big enough salary after graduation to pay off whatever debt they incurred along the way. But that dream dissolved for thousands of students when Corinthian Colleges and other fraudulent for-profit colleges …

Education

Take Five: Karen Handel

‘One of the greatest moments ever’ was when Donny Osmond called her about Mitt Romney<p>Freshman Rep. Karen Handel, 55, a Georgia Republican, talks …

Politics

EU rules out early Brexit trade talks

Tougher stance on negotiations comes as member states irritated by David Davis comments<p>16 minutes ago Updated: 13 minutes ago<p>EU countries have …

Brexit

Wilbur Ross Accused Of Insider Trading In Commerce Secretary's 'Deal of the Century'

President Donald Trump’s Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is facing allegations of insider trading related to the sale of his shares in the Bank of …

Wilbur Ross

Top Interior Official Stayed At Montana Resort That Secretary Zinke’s Billionaire Friend And Donor Owns

The revelation raises questions about the use of public funds related to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's activities and travel.<p>In late June, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met in Nevada with billionaire friend and political benefactor William Foley. As the owner of Las Vegas’s new National Hockey …

Ryan Zinke

Detroit has one of the nation’s only schools named for a Trump cabinet member. That name could change soon.

A member of the Trump administration may have his name stripped from a school in Detroit — though not because of politics.<p>The Detroit school board …

Education

Trump signs National Defense Authorization Act

President Trump signs the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. ET. The House and the Senate passed the $700 billion 2018 …

Mike Pence

Trump's push to cut federal jobs has modest impact, mostly in defense

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's campaign to shrink the "bloated federal bureaucracy" so far has made a small dent in the federal workforce, and that largely because of a decline in civilian defense jobs.<p>Days after his Jan. 20 inauguration, Trump ordered a hiring freeze later …

James Mattis

REPORT: Latest Parade of Trump Accusers Being Funded By George Soros

The most recent parade of Trump accusers, most of whose stories were already made public by attorney Gloria Allred prior to the 2016 election, is not …

Politics

Biden thanks Alabama after Jones win: 'He is going to make you proud in the Senate'

Former Vice President Biden congratulated Democrat Doug Jones for his win in the Alabama Senate race.<p>“Doug Jones. Thank you, Alabama. You’ve elected …

Joe Biden

Many Questions Remain Unanswered About Russia’s Election Interference

This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.<p>GLENN: It’s time the Russia investigation was put on hold. At this point, the DoJ and FBI need to be …

Fusion GPS

Democrats just won a Senate seat in Alabama – VICE News

Democrat Doug Jones defeated the Republican accused child molester Roy Moore Tuesday night, winning the Alabama senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and becoming the first Democrat to represent Alabama in the Senate since 1997.<p>The race was nail-bitingly close: Jones beat Moore by …

Jeff Sessions

Roy Moore Trots to the Polls, Unclear When the Other Three Horsemen Will Arrive

Racist, sexist accused child molester and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore rode his horse Sassy to the polls today in a last-minute attempt to …

Ryan Zinke

Montana Voices: Daines, Gianforte on the wrong side of public lands

Montanans know what makes our state spectacular: the vast public landscapes we hold dear. Not only are public lands our playgrounds, they are vital …

Missoula