The Questionable Future of Donald Trump’s Department of Justice

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may have been controversial at times–Democrats applauded his appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, then criticized him for not pressing the attorney general to pursue obstruction of justice charges against President Donald Trump–but he had been with the DOJ since 1990. Now, Rosenstein is becoming another experienced employee to exit […]

Hillary Clinton Talks Immigration, Healthcare, Foreign Policy—And Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton addressed several issues pressing the Trump administration Friday, commenting on healthcare, immigration, foreign policy, and more during a candid discussion at the Women in the World summit in Manhattan. “We deserve to see the Mueller report,” said Clinton, referring to the special counsel investigation’s report that Attorney General William Barr is currently redacting […]

Susan Rice: The U.S. Has Become an ‘Exporter of Instability’ Under Trump

Susan Rice, formerly the National Security Adviser under Barack Obama, criticized the Trump administration’s foreign policy Thursday, saying that the United States has become an “exporter of instability.” “The world has long looked to the United States to lead with respect to our values, to lead with respect to our interests, to bring coalitions together–whether […]

How These Fortune 500 Companies (Legally) Paid $0 In Taxes Last Year

When it comes to tax day, many big American corporations have a powerful message: We’ll pass. Of the Fortune 500 companies that have already filed their 2018 taxes, 60 were profitable and yet avoided all federal income tax, according to an ITEP analysis released on Thursday. The total U.S. income of the 60–which ITEP reports […]

What Happens If the Affordable Care Act Is Struck Down?

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has existed largely on the edge of a cliff since President Donald Trump entered the White House. While Trump has thus far failed to fulfill his campaign promise of repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama’s signature health care plan, he appeared to get a second wind […]

Facebook Charged With Housing Discrimination Following HUD Investigation

Facebook has been hit with housing discrimination charges over the way the company allegedly operates its targeted advertising services. In a statement on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) said that Facebook has violated the Fair Housing Act by using its advertising platform to enable housing discrimination. HUD said that it […]

Trump Administration Ends First-Time Border Crosser Prosecutions

A key tool for the Trump administration’s policy toward illegal immigration at the southern border has been the prosecution of first-time offenders. But it’s now out of the question along a part of West Texas that saw heavy crossing attempts. There’s no room left in jails to house those charged, the Wall Street Journal reported. […]

Trump Administration Leaves Thousands of Students Hanging Over Loan Forgiveness

Five months ago, a federal court ordered the Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos to provide defrauded students loan relief under a 2016 Obama-era rule. But more than 100,000 people are still waiting for action to be taken, as CNN reported. The rule, called Borrower Defense to Repayment, was introduced in 2016 after for-profit […]

Trump Tariffs Shedding $1.4 Billion a Month in Consumer Income, Study Says

President Donald Trump has used tariffs as a negotiating tactic with international governments. But those tariffs might be hurting U.S. consumers more than anyone else, according to a new study. The tariffs and Trump’s broader trade policies with foreign governments reduced U.S. consumers’ monthly income by $1.4 billion by November 2018, according to a study […]

Trump’s Latest Policy of Holding Migrants in Mexico Faces Problems

A declaration to be tough on immigration is one of the factors that drew many voters to Donald Trump. But handling the masses of people that have come from Central and South America asylum has moved beyond challenge into debacle. There’s still a clash over using emergency power to divert additional funding from congressionally-mandating budgets […]