Michael Cohen Has Become a Trumpworld Pariah: ‘Time to Keep a Distance'

Michael Cohen Has Become a Trumpworld Pariah: ‘Time to Keep a Distance'

In March, Michael Cohen’s lawyer went on NBC to declare with “100 percent” certainty that President Donald Trump had not reimbursed Cohen for a $130,000 payment to Trump’s alleged porn star mistress. The president has now officially confirmed that that was not the case.

House Democrats Fear That the Gavel Could Slip Away

House Democrats Fear That the Gavel Could Slip Away

John Vigna still regrets what happened in 2012.

Trump's D.C. Hotel Gave a Sweetheart Rate to a Pro-Immigrant Worker Group

Trump's D.C. Hotel Gave a Sweetheart Rate to a Pro-Immigrant Worker Group

The Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C., commanded more than $40.4 million in revenue in 2017 and it did so with a simple business strategy. To overcome a low occupancy rate, it charged President Donald Trump’s supporters, and organizations hoping to curry favor, one of the highest room rates in the city.

Jeff Sessions Will Lose the GOP's Battle Over Weed

Jeff Sessions Will Lose the GOP's Battle Over Weed

In the year-and-a-bit since Donald Trump took office, Americans have witnessed a neck-wrenching 180-degree turn on an array of policy topics. One of the biggest has been with regard to drugs.

U.S. Counterterrorism Spending Since 9/11 Adds Up to at Least $2.8 Trillion

U.S. Counterterrorism Spending Since 9/11 Adds Up to at Least $2.8 Trillion

By Julia Donheiser

Kirsten Gillibrand, Please Cut That Lame ‘Lehman Sisters' Joke From the Stump Speech

Kirsten Gillibrand, Please Cut That Lame ‘Lehman Sisters' Joke From the Stump Speech

If you’re not currently 100 percent sold on the president’s re-election—and odds are you’re not—then you’ve got to be hoping and praying the Democratic Party will serve up some good stuff. Instead, one of their brightest stars speaking at a big liberal conference this week seems to have gotten a ton of attention for a joke that involved the political trifecta of #fail: Not funny, pandering, and making the joke-teller look stupider than she probably is.

The Democrats' Shameful Collective Silence on Gaza

The Democrats' Shameful Collective Silence on Gaza

The divide between the Democratic base—which is increasingly progressive—and establishment Democrats was on display again this week. We saw it after at least 60 Palestinians were killed, including women and children, and reportedly 2,700 were injured by the Israeli military during protests in Gaza on Monday. Despite this incident marking the biggest loss of life since the 2014 Gaza war, most leading Democrats were silent.

GOP Senators Chicken Out on Defending McCain to Trump's Face

GOP Senators Chicken Out on Defending McCain to Trump's Face

One of the knocks on Donald Trump is that he talks and tweets like a tough guy but in personal situations is conflict averse. We hear this every time he refuses to personally fire someone.

Republican Senators Didn't Press Trump on Aide's Comments About John McCain

Republican Senators Didn't Press Trump on Aide's Comments About John McCain

Republican senators declined to press President Donald Trump during a closed-door lunch on Tuesday about a White House aide’s derogatory remark about Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and about the president’s tweets about Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE, according to multiple senators who were in the room, despite having raised serious concerns about both subjects.

Senator Suggests Haspel Aided Wrongful CIA Kidnapping, Votes for Her

Senator Suggests Haspel Aided Wrongful CIA Kidnapping, Votes for Her

A crucial Democratic senator suggested that Donald Trump’s pick to run the CIA bears some responsibility for the rendition and torture of an innocent man. But soon after Gina Haspel provided a vague answer, the senator nevertheless announced his support for her controversial nomination.