Trump accidentally admits everything he’s been saying about North Korea’s nukes is a lie

On Sunday morning, President Trump explained why he agreed to halt joint military exercises with South Korea during his meeting in Singapore with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. “Holding back the ‘war games’ during the negotiations was my request because they are VERY EXPENSIVE…

Trump attacks media over viral photo that was actually shared by Merkel

On Friday and again on Sunday, President Trump attacked the media for the way the contentious G7 summit in Canada was covered. “I have a great relationship with Angela Merkel of Germany, but the Fake News Media only shows the bad photos (implying anger) of…

House Republicans pass bill that spells chaos for low-income housing

On Thursday, House Republicans passed a bill designed to help low-income people suffering from opioid addiction obtain affordable housing, but opponents of the measure contend that it only worsens the affordable housing crisis. Affordable housing advocates say that while the bill sets aside thousands of…

Putin calls on Trump to hold US-Russia summit

On his way to the G7 Summit of America’s longtime allies, Donald Trump urged that Russia be re-admitted to the group, a call that stunned experienced foreign policy hands who have learned over the years be wary of its president Vladimir Putin. Intelligence officials say the…

Republican senators from Texas feign ignorance of basic legal terminology to attack media

On Monday, the Supreme Court handled a “narrow” 7-2 victory to a baker who refused to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple. “Narrow” does not refer to the margin of the vote, but the scope of the decision — which, as ThinkProgress detailed, was…

Two of Larry Nassar’s biggest enablers face their moment of reckoning

On Tuesday afternoon, the Senate Commerce Committee will hold its second hearing on Preventing Abuse in Olympic and Amateur Athletics. While the first meeting in April featured interviews with victims of sex abuse in Olympic sports, this hearing will focus on the people in charge…

Female Palestinian medic killed by Israeli forces while treating injured protesters on Gaza border

On Saturday in Palestine, thousands attended the funeral of Razan al-Najjar, a 21-year-old volunteer medic who was killed by Israeli soldiers during protests at the Gaza border on Friday. Najjar was shot in the neck despite the fact that she was clearly wearing a white…

Roger Stone gives up the game on Trump’s pardons

On Thursday, President Trump issued his sixth pardon. Each of them bypassed the standard vetting process, and a number of the underlying convictions stemmed from prosecutions conducted by his perceived political enemies, such as James Comey and Preet Bharara. Trump’s most recent pardon was granted…