Donald Trump

Powerful Democrat Lodges Important Initial Step against Trump

Last night, Representative Jerrold Nadler introduced a Resolution of Inquiry, a method used by the House of Representatives to get information from the Executive branch, including the president. Nadler’s Resolution is focused on “any and all information relevant to an inquiry into President Trump and his associates’ conflicts of interest, ethical violations—including the Emoluments Clause—and Russia … Continued


Trump Comes for Nordstrom on Twitter, Raising New Concerns

President Donald Trump blasted Nordstrom on social media via his personal Twitter account after the company decided not to continue carrying any of Ivanka Trump’s products. Trump tweeted the message 21 minutes after the start of his daily intelligence briefing. Critics viewed the attack against the retailer as further evidence that the president is misusing the executive … Continued


Federal Appeals Judges Hint at Ruling on Trump Ban

 Last night, the Trump administration defended his executive order banning Muslims from seven countries from entering the U.S. The Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals heard the Justice Department’s appeal in a telephone hearing. More than 130,000 interested listeners tuned in to hear the arguments. Trump issued his executive order on January 28, stranding travelers … Continued


The UK Just Stuck It to Trump Hard

Just days after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, British Prime Minister Theresa May invited him to make a state visit to Britain. But President Donald Trump will not be welcome to address Parliament on his state visit to the United Kingdom, says John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons. Bercow said he was “strongly opposed” … Continued


This Young GOP Senator Just Called Trump Out Hard

When ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos asked Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) about President Donald Trump’s tweet Saturday attacking a federal judge who blocked his immigration order, Sasse called out Trump’s behavior. (Federal Judge James Robart, a George W. Bush appointee who presides in Seattle, blocked the order, which sparked spontaneous protests across the nation’s … Continued


Leaked Draft of Trump’s “Religious Freedom” Order Takes Direct Aim at LGBTs

A leaked copy of a draft executive order titled “Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom,” signals sweeping plans by the Trump administration to legalize discrimination, even by private companies and religious organizations.  The draft order cites religious belief as grounds for its broad application: “Americans and their religious organizations will not be coerced … Continued


Apple Readies for Battle with Trump

Apple will consider taking legal action against President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. According to CEO Tim Cook, the order affects hundreds of the company’s employees. The order, which suspended entry to the United States for refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, ignited spontaneous protests across the nation’s airports as protesters sought to prevent the … Continued


Trump Has Picked Neil Gorsuch For The Supreme Court

Trump announced at 8 p.m. this evening that he is nominating Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court seat left empty by Antonin Scalia’s death last year. THE NOMINEE Neil Gorsuch, 49, is a federal judge based in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado. Gorsuch attended Columbia University and Harvard Law School. Gorsuch … Continued


Despite No Specific Allegations, Six Reporters Arrested Covering Trump’s Inauguration

[DIGEST: The Guardian, New York Times] Six reporters were arrested and charged with felonies while covering the violent protests that took place in Washington, D.C. during Donald Trump’s inauguration. They face up to ten years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted. The reporters are Evan Engel of Vocativ, Alexander Rubinstein of RT America, … Continued


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