Trump responds to Parkland massacre by announcing support for NRA-backed gun legislation

Days after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida resulted in the deaths of 17 people, President Trump has seemingly come around to the idea of strengthening the federal background check system. But if history is any indication, it’s probably too soon to celebrate. In a…

Trump thinks he’s Honest Abe, but Lincoln warned us about demagogues like him

President Donald Trump loves to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln. Honest Abe would disagree. Just last month, at a gathering of GOP lawmakers, Trump placed himself on Mount Rushmore again, asserting that Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) “actually once said I’m the greatest president in the history of our country….

Trump calls Oprah ‘insecure’ at a moment of insecurity in his presidency

From within the gilded walls of Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, President Trump took to Twitter late Sunday evening to describe Oprah Winfrey as “very insecure.” The tweet seemingly came after he watched an interview the media proprietor conducted on CBS’s “60 Minutes” in…

Trump ties Florida massacre to the FBI’s Russia investigation

President Donald Trump suggested that the FBI failed to stop the horrific Parkland, Florida school shooting because it was “spending too much time” investigating Russia’s involvement in his narrow 2016 election victory. The claim is both demonstrably false and hypocritical, given his own frequent demands for…

Trump’s national security adviser says the evidence of Russian election interference is irrefutable

President Trump’s national security adviser acknowledged on Saturday that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is irrefutable — after more than a year of Trump characterizing accusations of Russian election interference as a “hoax.” Speaking to an audience at an international…

Mueller’s indictment demolishes Trump’s narrative that Russian interference was a hoax

Over the past year, President Trump has repeatedly denied Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. He has ignored the joint assessment of his own intelligence community and instead took the word of Russian President Vladimir Putin that the U.S.’s Cold War rival did not interfere in…

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…

Fact Sheets: President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget Harms Nearly Every Community Across the Country

Immediately after President Donald Trump signed into law a tax overhaul that jacks up the deficit by $1.5 trillion—and unabashedly funnels enormous tax cuts to the nation’s millionaires, billionaires, and corporations—he and his colleagues in Congress made clear how they planned to pay for it:…

Trump administration’s virtue signaling approach to North Korea confuses allies, isolates U.S.

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un is a very bad man — and Vice President Mike Pence doesn’t want you to forget it. Last Friday, at the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, Pence brought the father of the late…

Trump addresses Parkland mass shooting, doesn’t mention guns once

In his fourth address to the nation following a mass shooting, President Donald Trump failed to mention the word “gun” once. The president instead chose to talk about mental health issues in broad, general terms, without offering any specific policies. “We are committed to working…

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