The Trump administration’s attempt to rig the Census hits a speed bump in court

The Trump administration wants to add a question to the 2020 U.S. Census form that is expected to discourage many immigrants from participating in the Census. The question, which asks respondents to disclose their citizenship status, is likely to lead many non-citizens in general, and…

Judge allows Trump administration to dismantle key part of housing desegregation rule

A federal judge is allowing the Trump administration to dismantle a key element of an Obama-era rule combating housing discrimination, giving U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson a big legal victory in his efforts to fundamentally scrap the rule. A…

Trump’s bid to roll back environmental protections suffers 3 court losses in a row

The Trump administration is on a three-case losing streak in federal courts after falling to defeat on Friday in a major chemical safety decision. The adverse court rulings are jeopardizing the president’s goal of erasing much of former President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy as well as…

Trump administration reportedly poised to approve restrictive changes to Medicaid

The Trump administration is preparing to approve a number of changes to Medicaid — the government health care program that provides coverage to low-income people — that could leave tens of thousands of people without coverage. As Politico first reported Friday, the administration is set…

The Trump campaign tried to spin Omarosa’s latest tape. It turned into a farce.

On Thursday, former Trump campaign and Trump administration aide Omarosa Manigault Newman released a secret recording of a phone call with Lara Trump. The two discuss Manigault Newman possibly joining the Trump campaign shortly after she was fired from the White House late last year. In the call,…

New plans for Utah national monuments reveal resource extraction was goal of Trump’s attack

The Trump administration released draft plans on Wednesday outlining how it intends to allow resource extraction on vast swaths of land that President Donald Trump ordered stripped from the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments in Utah. Trump signed two executive orders in December 2017 that…

Brennan says Trump revoked his security clearance because he’s ‘desperate to protect himself’

The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance — a move Brennan said Thursday was meant to silence him from speaking out against the president, who he claimed in an op-ed likely colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election….

Elevating Ocean-Based Climate Solutions

When the Trump administration announced its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, U.S. nonfederal actors—including states, cities, and businesses—launched alliances and initiatives to express their support for the agreement.1 This nonfederal climate movement, once largely a reactive communications exercise, is increasingly…

Former Trump official claims Trump knew WikiLeaks had hacked emails ahead of time

During an MSNBC interview on Tuesday, former Trump campaign and Trump administration official Omarosa Manigault-Newman claimed Donald Trump knew WikiLeaks was in possession of hacked emails during the 2016 campaign — before those emails were published. In response to a question about if Trump had foreknowledge…