Politics

Tess Torelli January 6, 2018

President Donald Trump’s fervent use of Twitter has produced a staggering number of catchy nicknames the president has bestowed on many of his political foes, former allies and members of the media. Following are some of the subjects of the president’s creative wrath.

Tess Torelli January 6, 2018

The Department of Justice is reportedly continuing its long-running probe of the nonprofit Clinton Foundation, and whether any donors to the foundation created by former President Bill Clinton received favorable treatment during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of State. On Friday, The Hill newspaper reported that FBI officials conducted at least one interview in the […]

Tess Torelli January 6, 2018

Getty Images In this handout image provided by South Korean Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flying with F-35B fighter jets and South Korean Air Force F-15K fighter jets during a training at the Pilsung Firing Range on September 18, 2017 in Gangwon-do, South Korea. The Pentagon says the U.S. has agreed to […]

Tess Torelli January 5, 2018

As the Dow Jones industrial average crosses 25,000, the popular stock market gauge gives President Donald Trump yet another opportunity to crow about growth since his election in November 2016. However, he may end up regretting his decision to latch onto such a fickle indicator. Markets go up and markets go down, and using stocks […]

Tess Torelli January 5, 2018

“Data suggest that insurers in this market are on track to reach pre-[Affordable Care Act] individual market performance levels,” said the report, prepared by analysts from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The report, comes on the heels of surprisingly strong enrollment on the federal Obamacare marketplace during the recently concluded open sign-up season. The Trump administration, […]

Tess Torelli January 5, 2018

The New York Times first reported that Trump had McGahn lobby Sessions against a recusal. Sessions announced on March 2 that he would recuse himself from that probe. He said at the time that he should not oversee an investigation into a campaign for which he was an active and vocal supporter, though the recusal […]

Tess Torelli January 5, 2018

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai canceled his scheduled appearance at a major upcoming tech industry trade show after receiving death threats, two agency sources told Recode on Thursday. It’s the second known incident in which Pai’s safety may have been at risk, after a bomb threat abruptly forced the chairman to halt his controversial […]

Tess Torelli January 5, 2018

“Henry Holt confirms that we received a cease and desist letter from an attorney for President Trump. We see ‘Fire and Fury’ as an extraordinary contribution to our national discourse, and are proceeding with the publication of the book,” she said. Harder also sent a cease and desist letter to Bannon over what he called […]

Tess Torelli January 5, 2018

Some corporations have reacted to the passage of sweeping tax reform legislation by announcing stock buybacks, raising wages or planning to give bonuses. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, says the best news is yet to come. “I’ve talked to a number of CEOs over the past several months about the tax reform as it relates to […]