Trump administration condemns Venezuela’s ‘sham’ presidential election

The Trump administration on Monday condemned Venezuelan officials for hosting a “sham” presidential election over the weekend, which President Nicolás Maduro easily won after critics claimed the vote was rigged in his favor. Although Maduro walked away with a second election victory on Sunday — he first…

UPDATED: Michael Cohen’s lawyer worked as a lobbyist for Qatar last year

Over the course of the Mueller investigation the ties between the administration and Qatar seem to have been multiplying by the day. First, it was revealed that in December 2016 shortly after Trump was elected president, former Qatari diplomat Ahmed al-Rumaihi attended a meeting at…

Trump’s plan to cut Planned Parenthood funding will do a lot more than target abortion

In a proposed regulation expected to be announced this week, the Trump administration plans to fundamentally change the country’s only federal family planning program dedicated to providing reproductive care to low-income people, by cutting funding for clinics that provide abortions and barring doctors from telling patients…

Israeli embassy opens with prayer from American pastor who said ‘you can’t be saved by being a Jew’

Trump administration officials attended the opening ceremony of the controversial new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on Monday — and invited several extreme Religious Right figures to play a major role in the events. Giving the opening prayer in the world’s only Jewish nation, in a…

John Bolton praises U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem as increasing ‘the chances for peace’

The Trump administration is celebrating the U.S. embassy in Israel moving to Jerusalem, as tensions in the region continue to increase. On Sunday, National Security Advisor John Bolton praised the move as one that will “make it easier” to achieve a peace agreement. “If you’re…

Taxpayers paid for U.S. officials to stay at Trump resort

American taxpayers have paid thousands of dollars for Trump administration officials to stay at the president’s high-end resort in Scotland, The Scotsman newspaper wrote, in just the latest example of how he continues to reap in big bucks while in public office. The Scottish newspaper wrote…

Trump administration rolls back transgender prison protections

On Friday night, the Trump administration released new rules that change the way transgender people in prison are assigned housing, in a move that advocates said targeted the most vulnerable and posed a “direct threat to the safety of transgender people in our nation’s prisons.” Before…