Why Maddow Cried Last Night.

From Dreamers, to targeting families who have been in America for decades, to family separation, to family incarceration, Trump’s immigration has had a common thread of ruthlessly going after families. Last night, Rachel Maddow choked up while reporting on the detainment of babies and toddlers in Texas shelters. Reports describe rooms of “crying preschool-age children...

5 Faces of Family Separation.

Marco Antonio Muñoz, 39 years old. “They had to use physical force to take the child out of his hands.” Hours after being physically torn from his wife and 3 year old child and then incarcerated, Marco Antonio Muñoz was found dead by suicide in an isolation cell. Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid, 6 years old....

The Sound of Republican Silence.

Over the past two weeks, President Trump and his Administration have tarnished the values at the very heart of America. And Republicans in Congress have stood by silently and shamefully. Tearing families apart Over 2,300 children have been physically torn from their parents under the Trump administration’s family separation policy. Parents are being deported without...

Walls Closing in on Trump and Russia.

Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is headed to jail after being accused of witness tampering in the Russia investigation. After days of speculation, reports show Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, may be willing to cooperate. No wonder Trump wants to talk about an FBI agent’s irrelevant personal texts in a Department of Justice Inspector...

Stop Family Separation.

One asylum-seeking father dead by suicide after being torn from his wife and child. A mother handcuffed for resisting when her breastfeeding baby was ripped from her breast. Assembly line prosecutions. The Trump Administration’s cruel and un-American policy of family separation must stop. Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress have gone along with Trump’s hateful immigration policies...

The Trumpification of the GOP.

Welcome to primaries in the age of Trump. We saw a running theme last night—the eagerness of the GOP to embrace Trumpian politics, and the consequences for those who don’t. In Virginia, a white supremacist Trump supporter won the Republican Senate primary. Corey Stewart, a proud bearer of the Confederate flag and defender of Civil...

Too Much Trust, Too Little Verification.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un met overnight at the long-awaited summit in Singapore. A few takeaways from CAP’s vice president of National Security, Kelly Magsamen: We all want success. But Trump's self-proclaimed lack of preparation isn't the path to success. In order to accomplish anything, this will take a long diplomatic process. Trump told ABC...

The Cost of Collusion.

At the G-7 Summit this weekend, Trump once again spat in the face of U.S. allies while praising Russia and Putin. While our allies in the G-7 have stood by our side in countless conflicts and the movement for democracy, worldwide, there are very good reasons that Russia was suspended from the G-8 and has...

Trump Abandons Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions.

Trump’s disdain for American families’ access to health care is matched only by his disdain for the rule of law. Last night, the Jeff Sessions Department of Justice announced, outrageously, that it will not defend the ACA against a frivolous suit brought by GOP-led states because it “has become unconstitutional.” The lawsuit is so absurd,...

The Cost of Corruption.

Backdoor influence peddling from Michael Cohen and others; Gutting regulations to protect consumers from scams run by political donors in the Payday Lending industry, the retirement industry, and just about any other industry you can think of; side deals with foreign countries. A new report from the Center for American Progress does a deep dive...