Media Watch

'18Dec
28

In 2018, Trump turned the White House into a source of instability and disruption. Expect more in 2019

Concern, even among so far docile Washington Republicans, about Trump's course is palpable.During a discombobulating holiday season, a constitutional or international crisis felt just around the corner. In an...
'18Nov
08

Trump strikes, sensing post-midterm window to wound Mueller

With a single swipe, he rid himself of an attorney general who had recused himself from the Russia probe. Trump had been tormenting Sessionson Twitter for months.He immediately replaced him with an acting attorney...
'18Oct
19

Justice Department charges Russian national with conspiring to interfere with 2018 midterms

Federal prosecutors have criminally charged a Russian national with trying to interfere with the 2018 midterm elections, the Justice Department announced Friday.Elena Khusyaynova of St. Petersburg was accused of...
'18Sep
01

AP News in Brief at 9:04 p.m. EDT

McCain salute: One of nation's 'bravest souls' in war, peaceWASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders saluted John McCain Friday as a model of service in war and peace and "one of the bravest souls our nation has...
'18Aug
10

The 12 Trumpiest Members of Congress

Every Republican member of Congress has become, at the least, a little Trump-y. That’s been exemplified by their willingness to tolerate scandals without investigation, allow tainted appointees to remain at their...
'18Jul
17

Wave of condemnation, especially from GOP ranks, hits Trump after summit with Putin

WASHINGTON – “Bizarre.” “Shameful.” “Disgraceful.”That’s the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning...
'18Jul
10

Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, explained

Donald Trump on Monday night chose Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.Kavanaugh, 53, is a candidate straight out of Supreme Court central...
'18Jul
06

Life in Trump's Cabinet: Perks, pestering, power, putdowns

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross came in for an Oval Office tongue-lashing after he used a mundane soup can as a TV prop. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis got overruled by President Donald Trump's announcement that a new...
'18Jun
07

The Note: Trump’s power plays

The point isn't winning. The point is fighting – and showing who is in control. That's fundamental to understanding President Donald Trump's actions on the domestic front, as a moment approaches where he's about...
'18May
16

This Is Ajit Pai, Nemesis of Net Neutrality

In March, Ajit Pai, the 45-year-old chair of the Federal Communications Commission, took to the internet—a community he joyfully inhabits and grudgingly regulates—to pay tribute to his favorite movie. “It’s not...

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