President Donald Trump

Biden Continues Trend of Not Campaigning in Person

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign announced Monday morning he would not be campaigning in person, the 17th day that will be the case this month alone. Biden, 77, stayed in his home for months starting in March after the COVID-19 situation was declared a…

Trump Gets Third Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

A group of four Australian law professors have nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, the third nomination he’s received in recent weeks. The nomination is based on the so-called Trump doctrine, or the president’s approach to foreign policy, David Flint, one…

Federal Judge Orders Removal of Trump’s Public Lands Chief

A federal judge on Friday ruled that a top Trump administration official has been illegally exercising authority because he hasn’t been confirmed by the Senate. William Pendley has been the Bureau of Land Management’s deputy director for policy and programs since July 2019, but he’s…

Biden Says He Will Bring DOJ’s Civil Rights Division to the White House

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has made a number of pledges that will see the Justice Department shift vastly from the one under President Donald Trump, especially in the area of civil rights and policing. Biden this week told reporters that, if elected, he plans…

Biden Campaign Defends Lack of Public Appearances Amid Trump Attacks

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday defended calling another lid, meaning the candidate will not appear in public in person. Biden’s campaign has called a lid in the morning nine times this month. “More often than not, there’s an inverse relationship between how panicked…

A Defense of Court Packing

It was only a matter of time, really. Ever since Senate Republicans refused to hold a vote on Merrick Garland four years ago, progressives have argued that Democrats need to wrest back control of the Supreme Court by packing it full of liberal justices. By…

Trump’s UN Address Contrasts US Environmental Record to China’s

In his address to the United Nations on September 22, U.S. President Donald Trump contrasted the United States’ environmental record with that of the world’s largest polluter, China. “Every year, China dumps millions and millions of tons of plastic and trash into the oceans, overfishes…

Trump to Pay Respects to Ginsburg at Supreme Court

President Donald Trump will pay his respects to deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday, the White House announced. “The President will pay his respects to the late justice on Thursday at the U.S. Supreme Court where she will be lying in repose,”…

Is This Really the End of Abortion?

Friday was a perfect early-autumn evening in Washington, D.C., less than 50 days away from the election. Marjorie Dannenfelser, the head of the Susan B. Anthony List, arguably the most powerful anti-abortion group in Washington, had wrapped up her day on Capitol Hill. She and…

Manhattan DA Suggests in New Filing Trump Could Face Criminal Tax Probe

The Manhattan district attorney has suggested that President Donald Trump and his businesses could be investigated for criminal tax fraud, according to a new court filing on Monday. The filing is the latest argument made by New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. in…

Trump Highlights Upcoming Supreme Court Nomination at Ohio Rallies

President Donald Trump said at two back-to-back rallies in Ohio on Monday that five people are being vetted for his Supreme Court nomination, and all of them are women. The president visited Dayton and later at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton the same evening to…

Trump: Supreme Court Nomination Will Be Announced Friday or Saturday

President Donald Trump said Monday morning that he will announce his nominee to replace deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday or Saturday. The delay stems from a desire to wait until services happen for Ginsburg, who he called “a legendary figure.” “I…

Senate Republicans’ Last Chance to Stand Up to Trump

Nearly every reporter in Washington has experienced it: A Republican member of Congress says, “Off the record,” shifts into a quieter voice, and expresses how much he or she doesn’t like President Donald Trump. Soon after, you watch this same elected official speak up in…

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Means for America

A furious battle over a Supreme Court vacancy is arguably the last thing the United States needed right now. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today represents a devastating loss for feminists who held up the 87-year-old as an icon of women’s rights, and…

Biden: ‘I’ve Benefitted’ From Being White

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that he has benefited because he’s white. Biden was asked during a town hall on Thursday whether he feels he’s benefited from so-called white privilege, or the notion of having an easier time in life because of the color…

Trump Announces $13 Billion in Farm Aid at Wisconsin Rally

President Donald Trump at a Wisconsin campaign rally Thursday night announced an additional $13 billion in relief funding to farmers amid the CCP virus crisis. “Starting next week my administration is committing an additional … $13 billion in relief to help farmers recover from the…

Mexican President Vows to Pay US Water Debt, Thanks Trump

MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s president vowed Thursday to repay the country’s water debt to the United States, even if it means asking farmers in Mexican states along the U.S. border to pitch in. Time is running out for Mexico to pay the debt by the Oct. 24…

The Slow-Fingered President

President Donald Trump has warned his Twitter followers three times as often about the threat from mail-in ballots as he has urged them to protect themselves from the threat of COVID-19. Since March, when the stay-at-home orders started, he has written a little over a…

CDC Director Issues Clarification on Vaccine, Mask Comments After Questioning By Trump

CDC Director Robert Redfield issued a clarification late Wednesday following a news conference where President Donald Trump questioned his earlier comments on the timeline of COVID-19 vaccine readiness and the importance of wearing mask. “I 100% believe in the importance of vaccines and the importance…

There Won’t Be a Clear End to the Pandemic

(Gueorgui Pinkhassov / Magnum) The pandemic has rendered many activities unsafe, but thankfully it can’t stop us from fantasizing about them. A common balm that people reach for is the sentence construction “When this is over, I’m going to ____.” It seems to help, if…

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