Melania Trump’s ‘disappearance’ and the appeal of fantasy in the Trump era

Melania Trump is dead — at least according to Twitter. The First Lady hasn’t been seen in public for 22 days now. Last month, she had a procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center “to treat a benign kidney condition,” and hasn’t made a…

Why Won’t David Cover Story He Covered Last Week?

–Regular voicemail caller Troy York demands to know why David hasn’t spoken about the incident involving New York attorney Aaron Schlossberg ranting about people speaking Spanish at a Fresh Kitchen restaurant, despite David having covered the story last week -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our…

Pro-reform House Republicans could bypass Paul Ryan and force a DACA vote

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) hasn’t allowed the House of Representatives to vote on offering permanent protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children. But thanks to a little-used procedure called a “discharge petition,” a group of renegade Republicans could now…

John Kelly reportedly feared Pruitt’s climate debate would be a huge embarrassment

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt hasn’t made much of an effort to hide the fact that he rejects the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change. Over the past year, Pruitt has falsely claimed that carbon dioxide is not a top contributor to climate change,…

Court’s energy efficiency ruling a blow to Trump’s anti-climate agenda

It hasn’t been all smooth sailing for President Donald Trump as he seeks to gut environmental rules and standards. Federal courts have stood in his way at times over the past year, ruling in favor of environmental groups that are investing a significant amount of…