Advanced Search

Topics
Media Types
States
Races
Candidates
Type

Trump Administration

Accountability

Trump Says 11,000 GM Layoffs Don’t ‘Really Matter’

By Chad Smith on December 13, 2018.

President Donald Trump today dismissed thousands of layoffs at General Motors, saying in an interview with Fox News that they don’t “really matter” even as American workers from Michigan to Maryland prepare to lose their jobs.

Corruption & Secrecy

Trump’s Foreign Income Soared Since Taking Office

By Chad Smith on December 7, 2018.

President Donald Trump’s domestic businesses -- his golf courses, hotels, even his ice rink in Central Park -- have hemorrhaged money during his term, while his income from foreign projects in countries like India, Canada and Uruguay soared. The pattern is sounding alarm bells with both ethics experts and political observers who see the falling domestic revenue as a sign of Trump's increasing unpopularity ahead of an election year.

Accountability

Whitaker Didn’t Want Iowa to Buy American Steel

By Chad Smith on December 5, 2018.

President Donald Trump’s hand-picked choice to lead the Justice Department once lobbied against a bill requiring state and local contractors in Iowa to use U.S.-manufactured steel, iron and other building materials, according to state records.

Corruption & Secrecy

Cohen Plea Lends Further Proof to Steele Dossier

By Chad Smith on November 30, 2018.

President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Congress about his work on a Trump business project in Russia, an admission that corroborated parts of the infamous dossier that detailed a conspiracy between the Kremlin and Trump’s campaign.

Environment

In Concession to Energy Industry, Zinke Allows Polluting Practice He Called ‘Wasteful’

By Chad Smith on October 11, 2018.

The Interior Department last month rolled back Obama-era restrictions on methane “flaring” despite Secretary Ryan Zinke previously calling the practice “wasteful.”

Accountability

Kavanaugh Represented Company Accused of Mistreating HIV-Positive Prisoners

By Chad Smith on September 12, 2018.

As an attorney in the late 1990s, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh defended a company accused of failing to provide treatment and adequate care to inmates dying of HIV and AIDS in Alabama prisons.

Accountability

Woodward: Pruitt Bypassed Protocol, Legal Review in Failed Coup Against Paris Agreement

By Chad Smith on September 10, 2018.

Scott Pruitt once let himself into the Oval Office and asked President Donald Trump to sign off on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement on the spot, according to a new book by Bob Woodward detailing the inner workings of the Trump White House.

1 2