Pruitt’s Culture of Corruption Lives On.

Scott Pruitt might be gone, but the culture of corruption he helped establish is still open for business under new management: Andrew Wheeler. Today, in a gift to their big oil friends, the Trump Administration announced plans to freeze fuel efficiency requirements for cars and trucks through 2026. The impact? Our air will be harder...

Robbing Students to Pay the 1%.

The Trump Administration wants to give another gift to its wealthy donors: up to $100 billion in tax cuts. The Treasury Department—under the leadership of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who once said “it’s very hard not to give tax cuts to the wealthy”—is exploring a plan to allow capital gains to be “adjusted for inflation...

Fifty Shades of Nixon.

Trump is once again trying to kill the investigation into his campaign’s ties with Russia. Over the weekend, Trump went on a tweet storm attacking Special Counsel Robert Mueller, calling Mueller’s investigation a “Rigged Witch Hunt” and an “illegal Scam.” And every day he inches further and further into Saturday Night Massacre territory—the evening President...

Trump Knew All Along.

Michael Cohen is out with a new allegation: Trump knew ahead of time about the June 9, 2016 meeting in Trump Tower where Russian operatives allegedly offered the Trump campaign (and Donald Trump Jr.) dirt on Hillary Clinton. Remember that Steve Bannon also previously speculated that Trump “must have known about the meeting.” Also noteworthy:...

“I Earned This Wheelchair.”

“Don’t look at me with pity. I earned this wheelchair. I own this wheelchair. I’m proud of it, and I’m going to use it to get places a hell of a lot faster than you could ever run.” Those are the words of Senator Tammy Duckworth at the launch of CAP’s new Disability Justice Initiative...

Kavanaugh Sinking.

The American public isn’t sold on Brett Kavanaugh—and for good reason. 41% of voters in a recent poll say the Senate should not confirm Trump’s extremist Supreme Court nominee to a lifetime seat, while just 40% say they should. For context, an April 2017 poll found that voters supported the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch by...

Aiding and Abetting a Conspirator.

Michelle Goldberg of the New York Times is out today with an op-ed asking a question that has long been on our minds regarding the GOP’s servility to Trump in the Russia investigation: “Are Republicans Covering for Trump, or for Themselves?” It’s an apt question considering the House Intelligence Committee that investigated Russian collusion is...

Republican ACA Sabotage.

Right ahead of the midterms, expect to hear a lot about new health care premium rates spiking, and you know who to thank: the Trump Administration and its tireless attempts at ACA sabotage. A new analysis from the Center for American Progress breaks down how much more consumers will pay for their 2019 premiums by...

Trump on Trade Victims: “We’re Playing with the Bank’s Money”

While America’s trade policy needs rethinking, it’s clear President Trump hasn’t put much thought into his haphazard trade policies, and the American people are paying the price. While Trump launches trade attacks on Twitter, saying “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” and lashes out at our allies over personal grudges, the inevitable retaliation...

Dark Money: Trump, Russia, & the NRA.

This week, the Department of Justice charged a Russian national, Maria Butina, on conspiracy to act as an unregistered foreign agent for setting up a secret line of communication with Republican Party leaders through the NRA. While we don’t know much about the case yet, we do know that Butina allegedly spent years cultivating relationships...