The Week in Trump is a collection of Trump news stories, editorials, memes and videos, with a focus on Russia, conflicts of interest, and mental instability.


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Articles and Editorials of Interest:

May 2019

Xi Jinping says China is embarking on a ‘new Long March,’ signaling no end to trade war soon
(CNBC – 5/21/19)

Special counsel’s team hesitant about Mueller testifying publicly, part of hold up securing testimony
(CNN – 5/21/19)

Morgan Stanley Joins Bank of America in Warning of Global Recession from U.S.-China Trade War
(Newsweek – 5/20/19)

McGahn confirms he will skip House hearing, as DOJ asserts ‘immunity’ and Nadler fumes
(Fox News – 5/20/19)

Russian documents reveal desire to sow racial discord — and violence — in the U.S.
(NBC News – 5/20/19)

Ukraine’s Comedian President Takes Office, Says He’s Dissolving Parliament
(NPR – 5/20/19)

Ford will cut 10 percent of its salaried employees
(The Verge – 5/20/19)

Trump lashes out after report bank found suspicious transactions
(Politico – 5/20/19)

‘I didn’t need money’: Trump bristles at report Deutsche Bank staff saw suspicious activity
(USA Today – 5/20/19)

Buttigieg attacks Fox News hosts at Fox News town hall
(NBC News – 5/19/19)

KISS frontman Gene Simmons delivers briefing at Pentagon podium that has not seen a spokesperson in almost a year
(CNN – 5/17/19)

Leaked Documents Reveal ‘Mindboggling’ Spending at the National Rifle Association
(Rolling Stone – 5/17/19)

Trump’s wealth in the spotlight with new disclosure forms
(CNN – 5/16/19)

Leaked documents reveal Trump’s prized Doral resort is in steep decline
(Independent – 5/16/19)

Trump declares national emergency over IT threats
(BBC – 5/16/19)

Trump issues order to ban foreign telecom gear that poses security risk
(CNN – 5/15/19)

Trump, frustrated by advisers, is not convinced the time is right to attack Iran
(Washington Post – 5/15/19)

Trump declares national emergency over threats against US technology amid campaign against Huawei
(CNN – 5/15/19)

It was 84 degrees near the Arctic Ocean this weekend as carbon dioxide hit its highest level in human history
(Washington Post – 5/14/19)

Buttigieg knocks Trump over ‘Alfred E. Neuman’ jab: He finally made a ‘literary reference’
(Fox News – 5/14/19)

Rosenstein slams Comey for becoming a ‘partisan pundit’
(Politico – 5/14/19)

Farmers get impatient with Trump’s trade war: ‘This can’t go on’
(CNN – 5/13/19)

Frustration, Miscalculation: Inside the U.S.-China Trade Impasse
(Wall Street Journal – 5/13/19)

Sen. Lindsey Graham advises Donald Trump Jr. to ignore Senate subpoena
(Yahoo News – 5/13/19)

Trump asked Don McGahn to publicly state he didn’t obstruct justice. McGahn refused
(Vox – 5/11/19)

Congress’ Showdown With The Executive Branch: Here’s What You Need To Know
(NPR – 5/11/19)

Trump’s interest in stirring Ukraine investigations sows confusion in Kiev
(Washington Post – 5/11/19)

Giuliani cancels Ukraine trip, says he’d be ‘walking into a group of people that are enemies of the US’
(Fox News – 5/10/19)

Be Skeptical of Stories Trump Spins Out of Ukraine
(Bloomberg – 5/10/19)

Trump takes over Fourth of July celebration, changing its location and inserting himself into the program
(Washington Post – 5/10/19)

President Trump Says U.S. Will Buy American Farmers’ Crops to Offset China Trade Losses
(Time – 5/10/19)

U.S. plans more aid for farmers amid China trade spat
(Reuters – 5/10/19)

James Comey blasts Rod Rosenstein, mocks departing deputy AG for thinking ‘the country needs me’
(Fox News – 5/10/19)

Exclusive: Documents Detail Meetings Of Russians With Treasury, Federal Reserve
(NPR – 5/10/19)

Trump Is a Warmonger Who’s Terrified of War
(Daily Beast – 5/10/19)

Trump says John Kerry ‘should be prosecuted’ for Iran contacts
(Fox News – 5/10/19)

U.S. Takes Control Of North Korean ‘Sanctions-Busting’ Ship
(NPR – 5/9/19)

Pompeo to travel to Russia, meet with Putin next week
(The Hill – 5/9/19)

China’s Liu He will have dinner with Trump trade negotiators hours before tariff hike takes effect
(CNBC – 5/9/19)

Dow sinks more than 400 points as trade jitters continue
(CNN – 5/9/19)

North Korea Launches 2 Suspected Short-Range Missiles In A New Test
(NPR – 5/9/19)

Facebook’s co-founder: ‘It’s time to break up Facebook’
(Washington Post – 5/9/19)

Donald Trump’s emperor-has-no-clothes moment on his wealth is here
(CNN – 5/8/19)

As a Businessman, Trump Was the Biggest Loser of All
(New Yorker – 5/8/19)

Scoop: Senate Intel subpoenas Trump Jr. over Russia matters
(Axios – 5/8/19)

Schiff introduces constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United
(The Hill – 5/8/19)

“Mass Purge” Of White House Press Passes
(News and Guts – 5/8/19)

Trump asserts executive privilege over Mueller report
(CNN – 5/8/19)

Iran Says It Will Stop Complying With Parts Of Nuclear Deal, A Year After U.S. Left It
(NPR – 5/8/19)

Decade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Business Losses
(New York Times – 5/7/19)

List of former federal prosecutors accusing Trump of obstruction nears 700
(The Hill – 5/7/19)

Exclusive: Trump fixer Cohen says he helped Falwell handle racy photos
(Reuters – 5/7/19)

Report: Michael Cohen Says He Helped Jerry Falwell Jr. Bury ‘Personal’ Photos in 2015
(New Yorker – 5/7/19)

Pompeo: Melting sea ice presents ‘new opportunities for trade’
(CNN – 5/7/19)

McConnell: Mueller Report Case Closed, Unless You Want to Help Russia
(Hill Reporter – 5/7/19)

Statement by Former Federal Prosecutors: Were He Not President, Trump Would be Charged With Felony Obstruction of Justice
(Medium – 5/6/19)

Mnuchin rejects Democrats’ demand to hand over Trump’s tax returns, all but ensuring legal battle
(Washington Post – 5/6/19)

Trump move raises pressure on Barr
(The Hill – 5/6/19)

Trump pardons former soldier who was convicted of murdering an Iraqi prisoner
(Washington Post – 5/6/19)

Comey defends FBI’s investigation in response to NYT ‘spying’ report
(Fox News – 5/4/19)

Kamala Harris asks DOJ IG to probe whether Trump asked Barr to investigate political opponents
(Fox News – 5/4/19)

Trump says he and Putin discussed outcome of Mueller probe as part of hour-long phone conversation
(Washington Post – 5/3/19)

Trump, Putin discussed Mueller report and agreed no collusion, White House says
(NBC News – 5/3/19)

Cohen to prison Monday. Ex-officials say the ‘rat’ should watch his back.
(NBC News – 5/3/19)

Cohen’s prison reality: A bunk bed in barrack-style hall
(ABC News – 5/3/19)

Trump admin slaps new restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activities
(NBC News – 5/3/19)

President Trump Is Spending $20 Billion on an Aircraft Carrier. The Navy Wanted That Money for Cybersecurity
(Time – 5/2/19)

State Dept. allowed foreign govts to lease luxury condos at Trump World Tower without Congress OK
(NBC News – 5/2/19)

These Foreign Governments Got Leases in Trump World Tower after the Inauguration
(Vice News – 5/2/19)

READ: White House letter to Barr on Mueller report
(CNN – 5/2/19)

Stephen Moore withdraws from consideration for Fed job, Trump says
(NBC News – 5/2/19)

U.S. health agency finalizes controversial ‘religious freedom’ rule
(NBC News – 5/2/19)

Fox News Legal Analyst Says William Barr ‘Has a Problem’ and ‘Probably Misled’ Congress
(Newsweek – 5/1/19)

Deutsche Bank has ‘Reams’ of Trump Documents, Including His Tax Returns, for Congressional Investigators: Report
(Newsweek – 5/1/19)

Mueller handed over a blank coin. Should he be shocked at Barr’s stamp on it?
(Washington Post – 5/1/19)

April 2019

Should William Barr Recuse Himself From Mueller Report? Legal Experts Say Attorney General’s Ties to Russia Are Troubling
(Newsweek – 4/15/19)

History’s Best Recession Predictor is Flashing Red Again
(OZY – 4/14/19)

February 2019

Andrew McCabe worried Trump was a potential national security threat. America should listen to his warning.
(NBC News – 2/19/19)

I owe how much? Americans are shocked by the impact of Trump’s tax law
(CNBC – 2/19/19)

Americans shocked by impact of new tax law: “My jaw hit the floor”
(CBS News – 2/19/19)

Bernie Sanders Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign, No Longer An Underdog
(NPR – 2/19/19)

The White House asked Japan’s prime minister to nominate Trump for a Nobel prize
(Quartz – 2/17/19)

Trump Administration Argues it Could Be “Traumatic” to Reunite Thousands of Migrant Children With Their Parents
(Newsweek – 2/3/19)

‘Willful Ignorance.’ Inside President Trump’s Troubled Intelligence Briefings
(Time – 2/2/9)

January 2019

Statement for the Record: Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community
(Department of National Intelligence – 1/29/19)

Mitch McConnell reportedly linked to Putin, Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and Russian companies
(Daily KOS – 1/28/19)

Giuliani complicates the Trump-Moscow story for the president
(NBC News – 1/21/19)

Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Candidacy
(NPR – 1/21/19)

A new video shows a different side of the encounter between a Native American elder and teens in MAGA hats
(CNN – 1/21/19)

Mike Pence Compares Trump to Martin Luther King Jr. on Eve of MLK Day: Both “Inspired Us to Change”
(Newsweek – 1/20/19)

Inside the Mueller team’s decision to dispute BuzzFeed’s explosive story on Trump and Cohen
(Washington Post – 1/19/19)

President Trump said he ‘appreciates’ Mueller’s response to BuzzFeed report
(NBC News – 1/19/19)

In a rare move, Mueller’s office denies BuzzFeed report that Trump told Cohen to lie about Moscow project
(Washington Post – 1/18/19)

Melania Trump Took Government Jet to Florida After Donald Trump Postponed Nancy Pelosi’s Afghanistan Trip: Report
(Newsweek – 1/18/19)

Watch Trump’s attorney general pick William Barr tell senators that a president who encourages perjury is committing a crime
(CNBC – 1/18/19)

President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project
(Buzzfeed – 1/17/19)

Michael Cohen’s big day may not be about Russia
(CNN – 1/12/19)

Test of steel prototype for border wall showed it could be sawed through
(NBC News – 1/10/19)

Donald Trump Jr. Says Border Wall Is Like A Zoo Fence Protecting You From Animals
(Yahoo News – 1/9/19)

Manafort Allegedly Shared 2016 Polling With Associate Linked To Russian Intelligence
(NPR – 1/8/19)

Every congressperson along southern border opposes border wall funding
(CBS News – 1/8/19)

Nobel-winning economist says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tax policy is ‘fully in line with serious economic research’
(Raw Story – 1/5/19)

Moscow says FBI arrested Russian a day after it detained ex-US Marine
(CNBC – 1/5/19)

As American Sits In Moscow Jail, Russia Says U.S. Has Detained One Of Its Citizens
(NPR – 1/5/19)

Grand Jury Hearing Evidence In Mueller Inquiry Is Extended For Up To 6 Months
(HuffPost – 1/5/19)

Some U.S. troops could remain in Syria after planned withdrawal
(NBC News – 1/5/19)

The Story of the American Arrested for Espionage in Russia Keeps Getting Stranger
(Slate – 1/4/19)

The Democrats’ big rollout begins now. It must include a real bid for Trump’s tax returns.
(Washington Post – 1/4/19)

Meet Putin’s American Prisoner, Paul Whelan
(Daily Beast – 1/1/19)

Mitt Romney: The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short.
(Washington Post – 1/1/19)

US fires tear gas into Mexico as migrants attempt to cross border into San Diego
(ABC News – 1/1/19)

December 2018

FBI Collected Fake Green Cards Allegedly Supplied By Trump Golf Club Managers: Report
(HuffPost – 12/30/18)

Retired four-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal says Trump is dishonest, immoral
(NBC News – 12/30/18)

Trump blames Dems for deaths of migrant children on the border
(CNN – 12/29/18)

Identity of Russian ex-spy who served as Manafort’s main foreign contact during 2016 election revealed
(Business Insider – 12/29/18)

Taxpayers Dish Out $54,000 For Mar-a-Lago Party Tents For New Year’s Eve
(HuffPost – 12/28/18)

Mercury Limits on Coal Plants No Longer ‘Appropriate,’ EPA Says
(Bloomberg – 12/28/18)

Trump bragged to service members in Iraq about a 10 percent raise they haven’t been given
(Washington Post – 12/27/18)

What Happened When a Trump Supporter Challenged Me About the Wall
(Medium – 12/22/18)

November 2018


October 2018

Special Counsel Asks FBI to Investigate a Sexual Assault Hoax Against Mueller
(Vice – 10/30/18)

Trump claims he can defy Constitution and end birthright citizenship
(CNN – 10/30/18)

This Is How We Radicalized The World
(Buzzfeed – 10/29/18)

Pentagon: 5,000 Troops Will Be Deployed To U.S.-Mexico Border
(NPR – 10/29/18)

Suspicious package headed to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters intercepted
(CNN – 10/29/18)

White executive loses job after racist rant toward black neighbor
(New York Post – 10/29/18)

Trump slams the media as ‘the true Enemy of the People’ days after CNN was targeted with mail bombs
(CNBC – 10/29/18)

How Donald Trump’s amoral approach to the presidency is changing everything
(CNN – 10/29/18)

Private prison company moves annual conference to Trump-owned golf resort
(The Independent – 10/29/18)

10 Tips to Spot Media Manipulation

Is the Trump presidency a religious cult?
(YouTube – Reza Aslan)

At Least 1 Trump Supporter Still Thinks Obama, Clintons Sent Bombs To Themselves
(HuffPost – 10/28/18)

“Fahrenheit 11/9” outtake of Cesar Sayoc at ‘Trump 2020’ Rally in February 2017
(YouTube – 10/28/18)

Pence rejects suggestions of a link between Trump rhetoric and acts of violence
(NBC News – 10/27/18)

President Trump Says ‘Results Would Have Been Far Better’ If Pittsburgh Synagogue Had Armed Guard
(Time – 10/27/18)

Inside Mail Bomber Cesar Says Jr.’s Violent History
(New York Post – 10/27/18)

Mail ‘Bomber’ Aftermath: Arrest of Cesar Sayoc in Brings Up Several Unanswered Questions
(Gateway Pundit – 10/27/18)

Another two potential bombs found: What we know now about the 12 suspicious packages
(USA Today – 10/26/18)

‘I bet $500 they are lying’: Trump fans sceptical about pipe bomb arrest
(The Guardian–  10/26/19)

Trump rally goer explains why he thinks Obama and Hillary ‘probably mailed bombs to themselves’
(Raw Story – 10/26/18)

Cesar Sayoc Jr., Alleged Mail Bomber, Threatened Democrats on Twitter
(Daily Beast – 10/26/18)

Mail bomb suspect appeared to be fervent Trump supporter
(Politico – 10/26/18)

Who is Cesar Sayoc? What we know about the suspected mail bomber arrested in Florida.
(New York Times – 10/26/18)

What should Canada do if there’s a civil war in the U.S.?
(CBC – 10/26/18)

I was wrong’ about Trump, Caitlyn Jenner says in op-ed
(NBC News – 10/25/18)

CNN to Trump: You incited this
(Washington Post – 10/24/18)

Trump says he’s terminating a major nuclear treaty with Russia. Here’s what you need to know.
(ABC News – 10/22/18)

This chart shows how everything has changed since Trump became president
(CNBC – 10/21/18)

Mueller said to be ready to deliver key findings in Trump-Russia probe
(Chicago Tribune – 10/17/18)

A high-ranking Saudi officer with ties to the crown prince oversaw journalist’s deadly interrogation, sources say
(CNN – 10/17/18)

Saudi Arabia Wires U.S. $100 Million as Trump Proclaims M.B.S. Innocent
(Vanity Fair – 10/17/18)

Turkey’s Erdogan drops bombshell twist in the Khashoggi case as Trump appears to side with Saudis
(Insider – 10/16/18)

Saudia Arabia’s crown prince went a ghastly step too far
(Washington Post – 10/16/18)

The Dumbest Moments From Trump’s 60 MinutesInterview
(New York Magazine – 10/14/18)

Donald Trump Speaks at a Hate Group’s Annual Event – A First for a President
(Newsweek – 10/12/18)

Russian Troll Factory Hit by Molotov Cocktail, Goes Up in Flames
(Politico – 10/9/18)

Photo surfaces of doomed reporter walking into Saudi Consulate
(New York Post – 10/9/18)

Saudi journalist’s disappearance developing into diplomatic mess
(The Hill – 10/9/18)

Nikki Haley’s resignation comes one day after an ethics watchdog requested an investigation into her acceptance of free flights on private jets
(Business Insider – 10/9/18)

McConnell: Senators were ‘literally under assault’ during Kavanaugh hearings
(Politico – 10/9/18)

Global warming report carries life-or-death warning
(Los Angeles Times – 10/9/18)

Trump Organization “at its core a criminal enterprise”
(MSNBC – 10/8/18)

Why I’m Leaving the Republican Party – Tom Nichols
(The Atlantic – 10/7/18)

Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice, hours after Senate votes to confirm
(Fox News – 10/6/18)

A GOP ‘disaster’ averted: The final harrowing hours of Kavanaugh’s confirmation
(Politico – 10/6/18)

$3 million raised for Susan Collins’ 2020 challenger after she backed Brett Kavanaugh
(Think Progress – 10/6/18)

One Possible Reason for the Rush to Confirm Kavanaugh: “Gamble vs US” No 17-646 is on the SCOTUS Docket Next Month:
A Supreme Court Case Could Liberate Trump to Pardon His Associates
(The Atlantic – 10/5/18)

We were Brett Kavanaugh’s drinking buddies. We don’t think he should be confirmed.
(Washington Post – 10/4/18)

Kavanaugh’s Ex-Roommate: Devil’s Triangle Was Totally a Sex Thing
(Vice – 10/4/18)

Here’s a list of people the FBI did NOT interview. Okay with this, Flake and Collins?
(Washington Post – 10/4/18)

I Am an Independent, Impartial Judge – Brett Kavanaugh
(Wall Street Journal – 10/4/18)

‘Unfathomable’: More than 1,700 law professors sign letter opposing Kavanaugh’s confirmation
(Washington Post – 10/4/18)

The FBI reportedly only interviewed 9 people about the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, and ignored his drinking habits
(Insider – 10/4/18)

Report: The FBI’s Investigation of Kavanaugh Was a Sham
(New York Magazine – 10/4/18)

Cyber Criminals in the Kremlin
(Wall Street Journal – 10/4/18)

I Was Brett Kavanaugh’s College Roommate: He lied under oath about his drinking and terms in his yearbook.
(Slate – 10/3/18)

The Cruelty Is the Point: President Trump and his supporters find community by rejoicing in the suffering of those they hate and fear.
(The Atlantic – 10/3/18)

FBI Said to Lack White House Approval to Talk to Kavanaugh, Ford
(Bloomberg – 10/3/18)

This Vicious Buffoon Is a Vessel for All the Worst Elements of the American Condition
(Esquire – 10/3/18)

EPA: Actually, a Little Radiation Might Be Good For You
(New Yorker – 10/3/18)

(New York Times – 10/2/18)

REPORT: Evidence Outlining Senator Lindsey Graham’s Links to Russian Oil Money and a Campaign Finance Scandal via Democratic Coalition
(Democratic Coalition – 10/2/18)

Trump openly mocked Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault testimony at a rally
(Vox – 10/2/18)

Trump Mocks and Imitates Christine Ford at Campaign Rally, Crowd Goes Wild
(New Yorker – 10/2/18)

Kavanaugh warned friends of condo eviction in 1983 letter: ‘We’re loud, obnoxious drunks’
(CNBC – 10/2/18)

September 2018

Devin Nunes’s Farm is Hiding a Potentially Explosive Secret
(Esquire – 9/20/18)

Kavanaugh classmate: Disappointed in blatant lying
(CNN – 9/28/18)

Classmate: Kavanaugh drank heavily
(CNN – 9/28/18)

Sen. Amy Klobuchar asks Republican colleagues: ‘Where is the bravery in this room?’
(Star Tribune – 9/28/18)

Sen. Jeff Flake Asked for Kavanaugh Vote Delay After Assault Survivor Confronted Him in Elevator
(Daily Beast – 9/28/18)

State Senator Shares Sexual-Assault Story After Ford’s Testimony
(Daily Beast – 9/28/18)

Russia levels blistering attack on Trump at UN, then calls for truce
(CBS News – 9/28/18)

Devil’s Triangle Wikipedia page changes definition during Kavanaugh hearing
(USA Today – 9/28/18)

Brett Kavanaugh’s questionable definitions of “boof” and “Devil’s Triangle,” explained
(Vox – 9/27/18)

Brett Kavanaugh and the tears of a bully
(Boston Globe – 9/27/18)

Sexual Assault Should Not Disqualify Kavanaugh if Proven, Majority of Republicans Believe
(Newsweek – 9/27/18)

Voting Machine Used in Half of U.S. Is Vulnerable to Attack, Report Finds
(Wall Street Journal – 9/27/18)

Trump said soybean prices have gone up. They’re near decade-lows.
(Yahoo News – 9/27/18)

Read the sworn declaration by Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick
(NBC News – 9/26/18)

Donald Trump bragged about himself to the United Nations. The UN laughed.
(CNN – 9/25/18)

Fox News Edits Out the United Nations Laughing at Trump from Clips of His Embarrassing Speech to the General Assembly
(AlterNet – 9/25/18)

Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct in Fox News exclusive: ‘I know I’m telling the truth’
(Fox News – 9/25/18)

Avenatti says more Kavanaugh accusations will go public within 48 hours: ‘I state facts and have evidence to back it up’
(Fox News – 9/25/18)

Rachel Mitchell, prosecutor experienced in sex-crimes cases, to question Kavanaugh and Ford, Grassley announces
(Fox News – 9/25/18)

The Abandoned World of 1982: The year Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted Christine Blasey Ford at a party saw the first stirrings of a revolution in how American girls were raised, and how they would regard themselves.
(The Atlantic – 9/25/18)

Trump Lawyers Demand Mueller Probe ‘Time Out’ if Rosenstein Is Ousted
(Daily Beast – 9/24/18)

More allegations emerge about Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct — including exposing himself at a college party and joining in on gang rapes in high school
(New York Daily News – 9/23/18)

Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct, from Brett Kavanaugh’s College Years
(New Yorker – 9/23/18)

Republican Women on Kavanaugh Assault Claims: ‘What Boy Hasn’t Done This in High School?’
(Newsweek – 9/23/18)

Graham: Ford’s testimony won’t change my vote
(Politico – 9/23/18)

There Could be a Financial Crash Before End of Trump’s First Term, Experts Say, Citing Looming Debts
(Newsweek – 9/23/18)

Meet Nevada’s ‘Trump Of Pahrump’
(NPR – 9/23/18)

Overconfident? Dem optimism surges as midterms approach
(Fox News – 9/22/18)

China says U.S. has ‘no right’ to interfere in Russia military cooperation
(Reuters – 9/22/18)

Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford say she has accepted Senate Judiciary Committee’s request to testify against Kavanaugh
(Washington Post – 9/22/18)

Trump vows to rid Justice Department of ‘lingering stench’
(CNN – 9/21/18)

Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment
(New York Times – 9/21/18)

Trump backs away from demand to declassify documents related to Russia investigation
(CNN – 9/21/18)

Opinion: Democrats are now the party of lawlessness and anarchy, writes Donald Trump Jr.
(Denver Post – 9/21/18)

Republicans stunned to learn voters understand exactly what their tax cut did
(Washington Post – 9/21/18)

“Outraged” China and Russia warn U.S. of “consequences” for sanctions
(CBS News – 9/21/18)

A Timeline Showing the Full Scale of Russia’s Unprecedented Interference in the 2016 Election, and Its Aftermath
(New York Times – 9/20/18)

US changes course to allow Russian surveillance flyover
(CNN – 9/20/18) (IMPORTANT CONTEXT: The Secret History of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco – Foreign Policy – 12/14/17)

Michael Cohen spoke to Mueller team for hours; asked about Russia, possible collusion, pardon: Sources
(ABC News – 9/20/18)

Nellie Ohr, Wife of DOJ Official Bruce Ohr, is Refusing to Appear Before Congress
(WCBM – 9/20/18)

Trump Is Winning His Trade War With China. Here’s Why That Might Not Last
(Fortune – 9/20/18)

Kavanaugh’s classmates at Georgetown Prep describe alcohol-soaked party culture
(Chicago Tribune – 9/20/18)

‘No accident’ Brett Kavanaugh’s female law clerks ‘looked like models’, Yale professor told students
(The Guardian – 9/20/18)

After the Kavanaugh Allegations, Republicans Offer a Shocking Defense: Sexual Assault Isn’t a Big Deal
(The New Yorker – 9/20/18)

Timeline: The birth of the Russia investigation
(Washington Post – 9/19/18)

How fascism works: A Yale philosopher on fascism, truth, and Donald Trump
(Vox – 9/19/18)

Comey says Manafort plea deal may mean it’s the ‘fourth quarter’ of Mueller investigation

(Think Progress – 9/19/18)

‘Off the charts’: National-security experts sound the alarm after Trump moves to selectively declassify the Carter Page FISA application
(Business Insider – 9/18/18)

Nellie Ohr, who worked for the firm behind Trump-Russia dossier, to meet with House committees
(Washington Post – 9/181/18)

Trump-proof aspects of Manafort deal rankle lawyers
(Politico – 9/18/18)

A former sex-crimes prosecutor analyzed Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh. Here’s her take
(Washington Post – 9/18/18)

Stormy Daniels Compared Trump’s Penis To Toad From Mario Kart And It’s Now A Meme
(PopBuzz – 9/18/18)

The quiet evangelical campaign to help Republicans hold onto the House and Senate
(PBS – 9/17/18)

Ex-Trump adviser savages Downer again
(The Australian – 9/17/18)

Lisa Page bombshell: FBI couldn’t prove Trump-Russia collusion before Mueller appointment
(The Hill – 9/17/18)

Trump orders declassification of surveillance application, release of Comey texts
(Politico – 9/17/18)

GOP campaigns took $7.35 million from oligarch linked to Russia
(Dallas News – August, 2017)

California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault
(Washington Post – 9/16/18)

(CNN – 9/14/18)

‘It’s getting lonely on Trump Island’: Mueller just snagged his biggest victory yet in the Russia probe
(Business Insider – 9/14/18)

Trump falsely claims nearly 3,000 Americans in Puerto Rico ‘did not die’
(CNN – 9/14/18)

Russian Pussy Riot activist hospitalized in grave condition; poisoning suspected
(Los Angeles Times – 9/13/18)

Salisbury novichok suspects say they were only visiting cathedral
(The Guardian – 9/13/18)

Russian Suspects In Skripal Case Say They Visited Salisbury To See Cathedral
(NPR – 9/13/18)

Putin takes another swipe at protectionism, ‘sanctions, bans and political bias’ 
(CNBC – 9/12/18)

Skripal poisoning: Putin says suspects ‘civilians, not criminals’
(BBC – 912/18)

Trump told Gary Cohn to ‘print money’ to lower the national debt, according to Bob Woodward’s book
(CNBC – 9/11/18)

This Is the President on 9/11: Double fist-pumping his way into a memorial service in Pennsylvania
(Vice – 9/11/18)

BREAKING: Page and Strzok Texts Reveal They Discussed Writing a “Folksy” Op-ed on Russia
(Sara Carter – 9/11/18)

Bob Woodward book: Gary Cohn was ‘astounded at Trump’s lack of basic understanding’ about the federal debt
(Insider – 9/10/18)

David Brock I knew Brett Kavanaugh during his years as a Republican operative. Don’t let him sit on the Supreme Court.
(NBC News – 9/7/18)

August 2018

Trump revokes ex-CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance
(Fox News – 8/15/18)

An 11-Year-Old Hacked Into a U.S. Voting System Replica in 10 Minutes This Weekend
(Time – 8/14/18)

The defense in the Manafort trial rested its case without calling any witnesses
(Business Insider – 8/14/18)

Young Trumpies Hit D.C.
(Politico – August 2018)

July 2018

A China-US trade war would wipe 20% off the S&P 500, UBS says
(CNBC – 7/27/18)

Trump triumphant: ‘We’re going to go a lot higher’ than 4.1% GDP growth
(CNBC – 7/27/18)

Portrait of the President As a Con Man
(New York Magazine – 7/27/18)

Putin invites Trump to Moscow for a second meeting
(Politico – 7/27/18)

Trump Denies Report He Knew In Advance Of Trump Tower Meeting With Russians
(NPR – 7/27/18)

What Michael Cohen’s bombshell means
(Washington Post – 7/27/18)

Michael Avenatti claims three more women, including one who was allegedly pregnant, were paid off by Trump team
(New York Daily News – 7/27/18)

Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting
(CNN – 7/26/18)

From Russia to Bistro Bis: The Calif. congressman who dined with alleged Russian agent
(ABC News – 7/26/18)

TRUMP TOWER THREAT? Iran Vows to ‘Destroy Everything’ Trump Owns, Threatens ‘Martyrdom’
(Fox News – 7/26/18)

How Trump Won Re-election in 2020
(New York Times – 7/26/18)

Michael Avenatti is giving a speech to Democrats in Iowa, and people think he might run for president
(Business Insider – 7/26/18)

Rosenstein Impeachment Sputters On Capitol Hill, But Political War Likely Will Rage On
(NPR – 7/26/18)

Amid Trump threats, senior Iran general says his forces ‘ready to confront’ U.S.
(USA Today – 7/26/18)

American Racists Look for Allies in Russia
(Daily Beast – 7/26/18)

Republican lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment against Rod Rosenstein
(Business Insider – 7/26/18)

Trump Organization Finance Chief Called to Testify Before Federal Grand Jury
(Wall Street Journal – 7/26/18)

John Bolton’s complete reversal on Russia, in one tweet
(Vox – 7/26/18)

QAnon – The Magic 8-Ball for Trump Supporters
(Q-Anon is a mystery person who Trump supporters believe is a White House insider funneling them information about what is happening behind the scenes via cryptic tweets that can be interpreted in multiple ways)
(Map – Ongoing)

Michael Cohen Releases Tape of Trump Discussing Hush Money for Playboy Model
(New York Times – 7/25/18)

All Americans have a constitutional right to criticize President Donald Trump
(USA Today – 7/25/18)

Is there anything this administration won’t lie about? And that Trump supporters won’t swallow?
(Los Angeles Times – 7/25/18)

Trump lies. And lies. And lies.
(Washington Post – 7/27/18)

Federal judge allows emoluments case against Trump to proceed
(Washington Post – 7/25/18)

Trump And Putin Won’t Hold U.S. Summit Until Next Year, White House Says
(Huffington Post – 7/25/18)

In abrupt shift, Trump makes nice with EU, gets tough on Russia
(Politico – 7/25/18)

Trump, Juncker Tout Deal Pulling Back From U.S.-EU Trade War
(Bloomberg – 7/25/18)

Yes, Russian Election Sabotage Helped Trump Win
(Bloomberg – 7/24/18)

Trump warns Iran’s President Rouhani: ‘NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN’
(CNBC – 7/23/18)

Iran’s Rouhani warns Trump about ‘mother of all wars’
(Reuters – 7/22/18)

Stelter: Trump’s ‘hoax’ tweet means the press has even more questions to ask
(CNN – 7/22/18)

Calling my fellow Republicans: Trump is clearly unfit to remain in office
(LA Times – 7/22/18)

I See You: What Russia Stands to Gain by Adhering to the Open Skies Treaty
(Sputnik News – 7/19/18)

White House: Trump will consider letting Russia question investor, former ambassador
(Politico – 7/18/18)

Why an accused Russian agent visited an American university and South Dakota summer camp
(Washington Post – 7/18/18)

White House says Trump to discuss allowing Russia to question US citizens
(The Hill – 7/18/18)

Trump’s Road to American Martial Law
(New York Times – 7/18/18)

Watergate’s John Dean on Why Trump Will Survive the Russia Scandal
(Rolling Stone – 7/18/18)

California GOP Congressman Rohrabacher met with accused Russian agent Maria Butina in St. Petersburg
(East Bay Times – 7/18/18)

Russia State Media Declares: “Trump Is Ours!”
(Newsweek – 7/18/18)

Trump: ‘No,’ Russia is not targeting the United States
(CNBC – 7/18/18)

Trump, facing fury, says he misspoke with Putin
(CNN – 7/18/18)

Time for Republicans to Grow a Spine
(New York Times – 7/17/18)

I’m Bill Browder. Here’s the Biggest Mistake Putin Made When Trying to Get Access to Me Through Trump
(Time – 7/17/18)

TRANSCRIPT: Trump backtracks on Russia comments
(CNN – 7/17/18)

A President With No Shame and a Party With No Guts
(New York Times – 7/17/18)

Watch: Trump and Putin hold joint press conference in Helsinki
(CNBC – 7/16/18)

Trump Endorses Putin Proposal to Have Russian Operatives Work on Mueller Probe
(New York Magazine – 7/16/18)

Does Russia have Kompromat on Trump? Here’s Putin’s strange answer
(CNN – 7/16/18)

Trump faces bipartisan criticism over press conference with Putin
(Fox News – 7/16/18)


Affidavit: ‘key’ Republican ‘leaders’ had secure back channel to the Kremlin in October 2016
(Daily KOS – 7/16/18)

EXCLUSIVE: Former Fox News reporter warns that Trump team is ‘still colluding’ with the Russians
(ThinkProgress – 7/15/18)

With Putin, Trump insists he’ll be ‘different’
(CNN – 7/15/18)

On eve of Russia summit, Trump calls European Union ‘a foe’
(Reuters – 7/15/18)

12 Russians indicted in Mueller investigation
(CNN – 7/14/18)

The Russia Investigations: 6 Key Insights From The Cyberspy Indictment
(NPR – 7/14/18)

The Way Trump and the GOP Deal With Russian Attacks Is ‘Textbook Treason’
(Daily Beast – 7/14/18)

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Says Russia Isn’t Targeting Midterms Like 2016
(Time – 7/14/18)

‘Warning Lights Are Blinking Red,’ Top Intelligence Officer Says of Russian Attacks
(New York Times – 7/13/18)

Trump Calls His Criticism Of British Prime Minister ‘Fake News’
(NPR – 7/13/18)

Congress Moves to Force Trump to Come Clean on North Korea Talks
(Daily Beast – 7/13/18)

Trump won’t rule out ceasing military exercises if Putin asks
(CNN – 7/13/18)

Snarling orange ‘Trump baby’ blimp flies outside British parliament
(Reuters – 7/12/18)

Trump blasts Prime Minister Theresa May in interview published during his first official visit to Britain
(Washington Post – 7/12/18)

‘Very stable’ Trump? European leaders beg to differ
(Politico – 7/12/18)

Trump blasts Theresa May in interview a day before meeting
(NBC News – 7/12/18)

FBI agent Peter Strzok, Republicans clash in fiery House hearing
(CNN – 7/1218)

US Republican Delegation Met With Sanctioned Russians In Moscow
(Buzzfeed – 7/10/18)

Stung By Trump At G-7, Allies Look For Better Outcome At NATO Summit
(NPR – 7/9/18)

Trump’s delusions are about to blow up in his own voters’ faces
(Washington Post – 7/9/18)

Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler?
(New York Magazine – 7/9/18)

After Moscow Trip, Ron Johnson Says Election Meddling Overblown
(Roll Call – 7/9/18)

Home from Moscow, GOP senator questions value of existing sanctions
(MSNBC – 7/9/18)

Novichok: Murder inquiry after Dawn Sturgess dies
(BBC – 7/9/18)

Trump Administration Freezes Payments Required By The Affordable Care Act
(NPR – 7/8/18)

Trump’s North Korea Policy Just Collapsed
(Daily Beast – 7/7/18)

Trump administration takes another major swipe at the Affordable Care Act
(Washington Post – 7/7/18)

Federal judge declines to ease deadlines for government to reunite separated families
(LA Times – 7/7/18)

President Trump’s first UK visit expected to be met with protests and support
(NBC News – 7/7/18)

Read Scott Pruitt’s totally unapologetic resignation letter
(Vox – 7/5/18)

A woman climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July to protest migrant family separations
(CNN – 7/5/18)

Two people poisoned by same nerve agent used on ex-spy, police say
(CNN – 7/5/18)

Trump asked advisers about invading Venezuela in 2017
(CNN – 7/5/18)

Trump Repeatedly Questioned Why the United States Couldn’t Simply Invade Venezuela
(Slate – 7/4/18)

Senate Republicans Meet Lavrov in Moscow Ahead of Trump-Putin Summit
(Roll Call – 7/3/18)

Senate panel upholds finding that Russia backed Trump, contradicting House
(The Hill – 7/3/18)

Backing Intelligence Agencies, U.S. Senate Panel Says Russia Interfered in 2016 Election to Help Trump Win
(KTLA – 7/3/18)

Kremlin: One-on-one meeting with Trump ‘absolutely suits’ Putin
(CNN – 7/3/18)

China issues U.S. travel warning amid trade tensions
(Reuters – 7/3/18)

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Cohen says family and country, not President Trump, is his ‘first loyalty’
(ABC News – 7/2/18)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce launching campaign opposing Trump’s tariffs
(Politico – 7/2/18)

Michael Cohen breaks his silence and makes a full split from Trump: ‘I put family and country first’
(Business Insider – 7/2/18)

Demetrius Pitts charged in Cleveland bomb plot after FBI sting
(NBC News – 7/2/18)

Judge orders Michael Flynn to court for hearing on sentencing delay
(CNN – 7/2/18)

Lopez Obrador scores landslide victory as Mexico votes for change
(CNN – 7/2/18)

Anti-Trump populist poised to clinch Mexican presidency
(Politico – 7/1/18)

Canada hits $13 billion of US goods with new tariffs
(CNN – 7/1/18)

June 2018

US ambassador to Estonia resigns over frustrations with Trump’s EU comments
(Fox News – 6/30/18)

How a podcaster tricked Trump into calling him from Air Force One
(Vox – 6/30/18)

‘Stuttering John’ says he was visited by Secret Service after Trump prank call
(Fox News – 6/30/18)

Protesters across U.S. call on Trump to reunite immigrant families
(Reuters – 6/30/18)

Protesters march against Trump’s immigration policy
(CNN – 6/30/18)

The plan to overturn Roe v. Wade at the Supreme Court is already in motion
(CNN – 6/29/18)

Her son was killed — then came the Russian trolls
(CNN – 6/29/18)

An explosion is coming
(Washington Post – 6/29/18)

Trump’s New IRS ‘Postcard’ Is Not So Simple And Not Really A Postcard
(NPR – 6/29/18)

Loans of over $1 Billion to Trump by SCOTUS justice Kennedy’s son, but nothing to see here…
(Daily KOS – 6/29/18)

Kudlow Falsely Claims Deficit Is ‘Coming Down Rapidly’
(New York Times – 6/29/18)

‘Say Hello to Your Boy. A Special Guy.’
(Talking Points Memo – 6/29/18)

Harley-Davidson CEO Levatich slams fake Trump ‘moron’ quote, calls it ‘shameful’
(CNBC – 6/28/18)

It Can Happen Here

(New York Book Review – 6/28/18 Issue)

The America We Thought We Knew Is Gone
(Slate – 6/28/18)

Putin-Trump summit to take place in Helsinki on July 16
(CNBC – 6/28/18)

Trump casts doubt on Russian election meddling ahead of Putin summit
(CNN – 6/28/18)

Please Read This Through. He’s Right.
(Talking Points Memo – 6/28/18)

Jim Jordan reveals just how nutty Republicans have become
(Washington Post – 6/28/18)

Capital Gazette Journalist Reports Live During Active Shooting
(HuffPost – 6/28/18)

‘Canadians Are Livid’ About Trump And Are Hitting Back By Boycotting U.S. Goods
(NPR – 6/28/18)

Supreme Court deals major financial blow to nation’s public employee unions
(USA Today – 6/27/18)

Kennedy’s retirement could open the door to new attack on legal abortion
(NBC News – 6/27/18)

Xi Warns Mattis China Won’t Surrender ‘One Inch’ of Territory
(Bloomberg – 6/27/18)

North Korea Upgrading Nuclear Facility Despite Trump-Kim Deal, Satellite Images Show
(Newsweek – 6/27/18)

Jeff Sessions jokes about separated families to laughing crowd
(New York Daily News – 6/27/18)

What did corporate America do with that tax break? Buy record amounts of its own stock
(NBC News – 6/26/18)

Supreme Court rules that Trump’s travel ban is constitutional
(CNBC – 6/26/18)

Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow
(Irish Times – 6/26/18)

Steve Schmidt: GOP is “a threat to liberal democracy”
(MSNBC – 6/26/18)

Republican or Conservative, You Have to Choose
(New York Times – 6//25/18)

Department Of Homeland Security Releases Plan To Reunify Families

(NPR – 6/24/18)

I consider the piece below to be one of the most important articles thiss year for Democrats and people who oppose Donald Trump to read. I am not by any stretch implying that sustained moral outrage is not warranted, appropriate and necessary: I feel it nearly every day. My point is that the current expression of that outrage is having EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE of the desired effect on Trump’s supporters and many Republicans. I believe that if our outrage is not reimagined into something that seeks individual human roots in the reasons for supporting Trump and his agenda, rather than using shunning, scorn, and blanket demonization, we may be in for something that is currently inconceivable to many Democrats: a shockingly tepid or even nonexistent “blue wave” this November, and a second term for Trump in 2020. Please consider the following:

As Critics Assail Trump, His Supporters Dig In Deeper
(New York Times – 6/23/18)

George Will, Having Left Republican Party, Urges Conservatives to Vote Against Donald Trump
(Fortune – 6/23/18)

Trump accuses Dems of ‘phony stories’ of sadness on border, seeks delay on immigration fix until after midterms
(NBC News – 6/23/18)

Trump administration asks Pentagon to prepare 20,000 beds for immigrant children on military bases
(Independent – 6/21/18)

Melania Trump’s ‘I really don’t care’ jacket causes stir on border visit
(Fox News – 6/21/18)

When The White House Can’t Be Believed
(NPR – 6/20/18)

In Trump’s America, the Conversation Turns Ugly and Angry, Starting at the Top
(New York Times – 6/20/18)

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is tied up in major financial conflicts of interest
(Vox – 6/20/18)

The Trump administration misspelled “separation” in an executive order on family separation
(Vox – 6/20/18)

Trump’s order could mean families will be together in detention purgatory indefinitely. But where will they stay?
(NBC News – 6/20 /18)

Trump’s family-separation policy faces international condemnation from Pope Francis, Theresa May and others
(Washington Post – 6/20/18)

US quits ‘biased’ UN human rights council
(BBC – 5/20/18)

US leaving UN Human Rights Council — ‘a cesspool of political bias’
(CNN – 6/20/18)

Trump administration puts skimpy health insurance plans in place
(Reuters – 6/19/18)

‘Today I renounce my membership’: Longtime GOP strategist Steve Schmidt announces he’s leaving the party
(Washington Post – 6/19/18)

Screaming children heard crying for parents at US detention centre after being separated at border under Trump policy, in distressing audio recording
(The Independent – 6/19/18)

U.S. Quits UN Human Rights Council, Saying It’s Anti-Israel
(Bloomberg – 6/19/18)

Buyers tied to Russia, former Soviet republics paid $109 million cash for Trump properties
(McClatchy – 6/19/18)

Commerce Secretary Shorted Stock as Negative Coverage Loomed
(New York Times – 6/19/18)

Photos appear to show Russia upgrading nuclear weapons bunker
(Fox News – 6/19/18)

Jeff Sessions: DOJ Not Like The Nazis Because They Were Trying To Keep ‘Jews From Leaving’
(Huffington Post – 6/19/18)

The facts about Trump’s policy of separating families at the border
(Washington Post – 6/19/18)

Trump tariffs: US escalates trade threats to China
(BBC – 6/19/18)

Lies, China And Putin: Solving The Mystery Of Wilbur Ross’ Missing Fortune
(Forbes – 6/18/18)

Kaliningrad photos appear to show Russia upgrading nuclear weapons bunker
(Guardian – 6/18/18)

Coal Plants Keep Shutting Despite Trump’s Order to Rescue Them
(Bloomberg – 6/18/18)

Laura Bush pens scathing column on child separation as part of immigration policy
(CNN – 6/18/18)

Democrats press U.S. Justice Dept. officials on possible leaks to Giuliani
(Reuters – 6/18/18)

Trump says he’s directing Pentagon to create a new ‘Space Force’
(Washington Post – 6/18/18)

Peter Strzok says he’s willing to testify before House Judiciary Committee
(CNN – 6/17/18)

Inspector General’s Final Report on Clinton Investigation
(Scribd – 6/?/18)

Judge sends Paul Manafort to jail, pending trial
(CNN – 6/15/18)

6 takeaways from the Justice watchdog report on the Clinton email investigation
(CNN – 6/14/18)

Trump Uses the Comey Report to Cover Up His Guilt in the Russia Scandal
(Mother Jones – 6/14/18)

North Korea state media airs unseen video from Trump-Kim summit
(CNN – 6/14/18)

Premature Congratulations: Donald Trump is playing a dangerous game with North Korea
(Weekly Standard – 6/13/18)

Trump’s Negotiating Style Is Pure Art of the Moron
(Daily Beast – 6/13/18)

Senate, White House gear up for battle over China’s ZTE
(Reuters – 6/13/18)

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen likely to cooperate as his attorneys leave case, sources say
(ABC News – 6/13/18)

Poll shows Mueller’s public image at all-time low
(Politico – 6/13/18)

After meeting with North Korean dictator, Trump calls press America’s ‘biggest enemy’
(CNN – 6/13/18)

Republicans in Primaries Absorb Lesson: Cross Trump at Their Peril
(New York Times – 6/13/18)

Antarctica is losing ice twice as fast as anyone thought
(PBS News Hour – 6/13/18)

Kim Jong Un pulls off a magic trick
(Washington Post – 6/12/18)

The 10 Weirdest Moments of a Very Weird Summit
(The Atlantic – 6/12/18)

Trump’s Singapore Summit Was a Bust—for the U.S.
(CNN – 6/12/18)

Foreign Policy Analysts Skeptical of North Korea Summit Results, Lack of Details
(Wall Street Journal – 6/12/18)

Erick Erickson: Obama would have been impeached for Kim summit
(The Hill – 6/12/18)

South Korea Blindsided By Trump War Games Agreement
(Huffington Post – 6/12/18)

Web of elite Russians met with NRA execs during 2016 campaign
(McClatchy – 6/11/18)

Sessions: Victims of domestic abuse and gang violence generally won’t qualify for asylum
(Washington Post – 6/11/18)

The already iconic G7 photo is a Trump Rorschach test
(CNN – 6/11/18)

Trump’s improvisation faces decades of North Korean preparation
(CNN – 6/11/18)

The Net Neutrality Repeal Is Official. Here’s How That Could Affect You.
(New York Times – 6/11/18)

Here’s what was really happening in that photo of Trump at the G7
(CNN – 6/11/18)

Canada Responds After White House Says Trudeau ‘Stabbed Us In The Back’
(NPR – 6/10/18)

Trump criticizes Justin Trudeau, says US won’t endorse G7 statement
(CNN – 6/10/18)

Meet the guys who tape Trump’s papers back together
(Politico – 6/10/18)

Immigrant dies by suicide in Texas jail after being apprehended at border, U.S. authorities say
(NBC News – 6/10/18)

Trump pulls U.S. out of G-7 statement, accuses Trudeau of being ‘dishonest’
(NBC News – 6/9/18)

One stunning photograph captured the tensions between the US and other nations at the G7 summit
(Business Insider – 6/9/18)

Trump again calls for readmitting Russia to G7, blames Obama for Crimea’s annexation
(CNN – 6/9/18)

Donald Trump held a press conference at the G7 – here are the 38 wildest things he said
(CNN – 6/9/18)

Trump vexes allies as he calls for Russia to rejoin G-7
(Politico – 6/8/18)

Veteran of Senate Intel Committee charged with lying to investigators in leak investigation
(CNN – 6/8/18)

Donald Trump is Doing Putin’s Work in Ruining U.S. Alliances, Say Ex-Envoy to Moscow
(Newsweek – 6/8/18)

Ex-Senate Aide Charged in Leak Case Where Times Reporter’s Records Were Seized
(New York Times – 6/7/18)

The Most Powerful Conservative Couple You’ve Never Heard Of
(New York Times – 6/7/18)

House Votes to Trim Unused Funding, a Gesture of Fiscal Restraint
(New York Times – 6/7/18)

Trump asks if Canada burnt down White House in call with PM
(BBC – 6/7/18)

Trump says Kim meeting will be about ‘attitude,’ not prep work
(Politico – 6/7/18)

The Trump-Trudeau argument about steel tariffs and the War of 1812, explained
(Vox – 6/7/18)

‘I Want to Hate …’
(New York Times – 6/6/18)

Kellyanne Conway appears to accidentally call Trump ‘commander of cheese’
(CNN – 6/6/18)

Did California Democrats sleep through election day?
(LA Times – 6/6/18)

Could Trump Pardon Himself?
(National Review – 6/6/18)

What Happens When a Bad-Tempered, Distractible Doofus Runs an Empire?
(New Yorker – 6/6/18)

Trump’s School Safety Commission Won’t Look at Guns, Betsy DeVos Says
(New York Times – 6/5/18)

Putin Sees an Opening in Europe’s Fury With Trump
(New York Times – 6/5/18)

Trump’s Damning Defense
(Slate – 6/5/18)

Trump tariffs: Mexico retaliates against US products
(BBC – 6/5/18)

National Security Council Contractor Arrested at White House for Attempted Murder
(Daily Beast – 6/5/18)

Trump’s legal memo to Robert Mueller is a recipe for tyranny
(Vox – 6/3/18)

Preet Bharara says Trump pardoning himself would be ‘almost self-executing impeachment’
(CNN – 6/3/18)

Trump’s legal team made a number of bombshell claims in a 20-page memo they sent to Mueller
(Business Insider – 6/2/18)

Trump’s Lawyers: Obstruction of Justice Is Legal If You’re President
(New York Magazine – 6/2/18)

John Brennan: I will speak out until integrity returns to the White House
(Washington Post – 6/1/18)

May 2018

Trump has officially put more tariffs on U.S. allies than on China
(Washington Post – 5/31/18)

The Trump effect: New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism
(NBC News – 5/27/18)

Key US allies ‘perplexed’ as Trump treats friends like enemies
(CNN – 5/26/18)

Nunes feels Russia probe blowback at home
(Politico – 5/25/18)

White House gift shop puts North Korea summit coin on clearance, website crashes
(Financial Review – 5/25/18)

Trump cancels Singapore nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
(CNBC – 5/24/18)

Air Force Uncovered LSD Use Among Airmen Guarding Nuclear Missiles
(NPR – 5/24/18)

Trump Ignores Court Ruling that he Can’t Block Twitter Critics: “President Thinks He’s Above the Law”
(Newsweek – 5/24/18)

Russia quietly conducted the world’s longest surface-to-air missile test
(CNBC – 5/24/18)

FACT CHECK: No, Clapper Has Not ‘Admitted That There Was Spying’ On Trump Campaign
(NPR – 5/24/18)

Trump’s Lawyer and Chief of Staff Appear at Briefings on F.B.I.’s Russia Informant
(New York Times – 5/24/18)

Trump lawyer ‘paid by Ukraine’ to arrange White House talks
(BBC – 5/23/18)

Trump Intensifies Push On What He Calls Improper Snooping With ‘Spygate’ Brand
(NPR – 5/23/18)

The U.S. Has Made a Commemorative ‘Peace Talks’ Coin Ahead of the Trump-Kim Summit
(Time – 5/22/18)

The constitutional crisis is here
(Washington Post – 5/21/18)

‘Too inconvenient’: Trump goes rogue on phone security
(Politico – 5/21/18)

The Coming Collapse
(Common Dreams – 5/21/18)

UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs
(BBC – 5/21/18)

The Coming Collapse
(TruthDig – 5/20/18)

Trump lawyer Giuliani: Special counsel Mueller’s office said it could wrap up obstruction part of Russia probe by September
(CNBC – 5/20/18)

Trump Demands Review Of Russia Investigation Surveillance Tactics
(NPR – 5/20/18)

Senate Democrats Call For Multi-Agency Probe Into Russia Sanctions Delay
(Daily Beast – 5/18/18)

North Korea expands threat to cancel Trump-Kim summit, saying it won’t be pushed to abandon its nukes
(Washington Post – 5/16/18)

Trump Discloses Cohen Payment, Raising Questions About Previous Omission
(New York Times – 5/16/18)

Trump voters warn him not to fire Mueller: ‘People would be suspicious’
(Washington Post – 5/16/18)

Key senators: ‘no doubt’ Russia sought to interfere in U.S. election
(Reuters – 5/16/18)

Trump Picks Mitch McConnell’s Brother-In-Law, Gordon Hartogensis, To Lead Pension Agency
(Huffington Post – 5/16/18)

European Union Leader Lashes Out Against Trump on Iran Deal: ‘With Friends Like That Who Needs Enemies?’
(Yahoo News – 5/16/18)

Here’s Your Unclassified Briefing on Secret Government Code Names
(New York Times – 5/16/18)

Senate investigation concludes Russia interfered in election to help Donald Trump – breaking with conclusion of House probe
(The Independent – 5/16/18)

13 Inconvenient Truths About What Has Been Happening in Gaza
(TabletMag.com – 5/16/18)

Rebecca Solnit: The Coup Has Already Happened
(Literary Hub – 5/15/18)

Trump helps sanctioned Chinese phone maker after China delivers a big loan to a Trump project
(Vox – 5/15/18)

Just about everything is odd about Trump’s support of Chinese firm ZTE
(Washington Post – 5/15/18)

William Watson: Why we should worry that Trump wants more jobs in China
(Financial Post – 5/15/18)

U.S. jets intercept pair of Russian bombers off Alaskan coast
(Washington Post – 5/12/18)

CIA director nominee Haspel and the destruction of interrogation tapes: Contradictions and questions
(Washington Post – 5/11/18)

A sign in Maryland tells liberals to get their guns if they try to impeach Trump
(CNN – 5/10/18)

Neo-Nazi Arthur Jones wins Republican nomination for Illinois congressional seat
(CNBC – 5/9/18)

Novartis official: Michael Cohen was ‘promising access’ after Trump election
(NBC News – 5/9/18)

Novartis and AT&T Spoke to Mueller’s Office About Payments to Michael Cohen
(New York Times – 5/9/18)

Exclusive: Mueller’s team questions Russian oligarch about payments to Cohen
(CNN – 5/9/18)

Michael Cohen allegedly received $500,000 from Russian oligarch
(CNBC – 5/9/18)

The Michael Cohen Revelations are a Crash Course in Shady Corporate Entities
(The New Yorker – 5/9/18)

Following the Money in Trumpland Leads Ugly Places
(New York Magazine – 5/9/18)

Michael Cohen accuses Stormy Daniels’ lawyer of publishing information about the wrong Michael Cohen
(CNN – 5/9/18)

Iran to negotiate with Europeans, Russia and China about remaining in nuclear deal
(Washington Post – 5/8/18)

Trump Vandalizes the Iran Deal
(New York Times – 5/8/18)

Trump pulls United States out of Iran nuclear deal, calling the pact ‘an embarrassment’
(Washington Post – 5/8/18)

At FDA, TVs now turned to Fox News and can’t be switched
(CBS News – 5/8/18)

White House Leans Into Mueller Attacks Betting On Favorable Landscape With Supporters
(NPR – 5/7/18)

Inside Melania Trump’s complicated White House life: Separate schedule, different priorities
(Washington Post – 5/6/18)

Giuliani: It is possible Michael Cohen paid off other women for Trump
(Washington Post – 5/6/18)

Trump friend Tom Barrack was interviewed by special counsel team in December
(CNN – 5/5/18)

Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal
(The Guardian – 5/5/18)

In NRA speech, Trump promises to protect gun rights — and endorses Texas politicians
(Texas Tribune – 5/4/18)

Analysts: Giuliani’s media blitz gives investigators new leads, new evidence
(Washington Post – 5/3/18)

Trump Says Payment to Stormy Daniels Did Not Violate Campaign Laws
(New York Times – 5/3/18)

Trump Says There’s No Evidence of Collusion. There Is So Much Evidence Already.
(New York Magazine – 5/1/18)

April 2018

The Questions Mueller Wants to Ask Trump About Obstruction, and What They Mean
(New York Times – 4/30/18)

The Bizarre Reaction to the WHCD Reveals We’re in Deeper Trouble Than We Thought
(Cosmopolitan – 4/30/18)

The Comet Memos
(Document Cloud – released 4/20/18)

Comey memos detail Trump’s comments on Russia, reservations about Flynn
(CNN – 4/19/18)

Inspector general recommends criminal investigation of Andrew McCabe
(NBC News – 4/19/18)

Giuliani says he is joining Trump’s legal team to ‘negotiate an end’ to Mueller probe
(Washington Post – 4/19/18)

Trump attorney Michael Cohen withdraws libel lawsuits over Russia dossier
(Washington Post – 4/19/18)

Pittsburgh police are preparing riot gear for ‘large scale protest’ if Trump fires Mueller
(Washington post – 4/19/18)

CIA Director Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend
(Washington Post – 4/18/18)

Sex worker who claims dirt on Russian oligarch appears in court
(CBS News – 4/17/18)

As GOP balks, McConnell shuts down bill to protect Mueller
(Washington Post – 4/17/18)

Sean Hannity’s idea of ‘attorney-client privilege’ was right out of ‘Breaking Bad’
(Washington Post – 4/17/18)

Sandy Hook Parents Sue Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Over Claim Shooting Was ‘Fake’
(NPR – 4/17/18)

WH response to Russia sanctions confusion: Blame Nikki Haley
(CNN – 4/17/18)

Judge Says Trump and Cohen Can’t Yet Review Materials Seized by FBI
(New York Times – 4/16/18)

Sean Hannity Is Named as Client of Michael Cohen, Trump’s Lawyer
(New York Times – 4/16/18)

Federal judge weighs special master to review seized Trump-Cohen records
(Washington Post – 4/16/18)

Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley’s announcement
(Washington Post – 4/16/18)

Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency
(The New Yorker – 4/14/18)

President Trump proclaims ‘Mission Accomplished!’ after U.S.-led missile strike on Syria
(New York Daily News – 4/14/18)

From One Attack in Syria, a World of Potential Risks
(New York Times – 4/14/18)

Some Said They’d Flee Trump’s America. These People Actually Did.
(New York Times – 4/14/18)

Sources: Mueller has evidence Cohen was in Prague in 2016, confirming part of dossier
(McClatchy Washington Bureau – 4/13/18)

Trump Lawyer Seeks to Block Files From F.B.I. Until Search Can Be Done ‘Scrupulously’
(New York Times – 4/13/18)

Why the Scooter Libby Case – and Trump’s Pardon – Really, Really Matter
(Mother Jones – 4/13/18)

Trump issues pardon to ‘Scooter’ Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Cheney
(Washington Post – 4/13/18)

Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Negotiated $1.6 Million Settlement for Top Republican Fundraiser
(Wall Street Journal – 4/13/18)

Trump Calls Comey ‘Untruthful Slime Ball’ as Book Details Released
(New York Times – 4/13/18)

Congress gets DOJ inspector general’s critical report on FBI’s McCabe
(Politico – 4/13/18)

The RNC’s new Lyin’ Comey website, explained
(Vox – 4/12/18)

Why the GOP’s Campaign Against ‘Lyin’ Comey’ Makes No Sense
(New York Magazine – 4/12/18)

Trump, Mueller teams prepare to move forward without presidential interview
(NBC News – 4/12/18)

Trump Tax Plan: 80% of Economic Gains Will End Up Going to Foreigners, CBO Says
(Newsweek – 4/12/18)

Trump to pardon ex-Cheney aide Scooter Libby: report
(The Hill – 4/12/18)

Trump Reverses Course and Proposes Rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership
(New York Times – 4/12/18)

Facebook-quitting advice from a professional internet quitter
(The Verge – 4/1218)

$30,000 rumor? Tabloid paid for, spiked, salacious Trump tip
(Washington Post – 4/12/18)

Comey sat down with Stephanopoulos for 5-hour interview
(Politico – 4/11/18)

Raid on Trump’s Lawyer Sought Records on ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape
(New York Times – 4/11/18)

Senate panel moves to take up bill protecting Mueller
(The Hill – 4/11/18)

Paul Ryan Upends Republican Hopes and Plans for Midterm Elections
(New York Times – 4/11/18)

The Ship Is Sinking. The Rats Are Scrambling.
(Esquire – 4/11/18)

Why Not Mike Pence?
(New York Times – 4/11/18)

Trump’s Tax Cuts Didn’t Benefit U.S. Workers, Made Rich Companies Richer, Analysis Finds
(Newsweek – 4/10/18)

Facebook Data Collected by Quiz App Included Private Messages
(New York Times – 4/10/18)

Awkwardness ensues as top Democratic senator asks Mark Zuckerberg if he’ll reveal what hotel he stayed at last night
(Business Insider – 4/10/18)

Here’s How To Check If Your Facebook Data Was Shared With Cambridge Analytica
(Buzzfeed – 4/10/18)

Raid on Trump’s Lawyer Sought Records of Payments to Women
(New York Times – 4/10/18)

F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen
(New York Times – 4/9/18)

Trump attorney Cohen is being investigated for possible bank fraud, campaign finance violations
(Washington Post – 4/9/18)

The Search of Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen’s Office: What We Can Infer Immediately
(PopeHat – 4/9/18)

The Failures of Anti-Trumpism
(David Brooks, Washington Post – 4/9/18)

The biggest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook is fake
(CNN – 4/9/18)

$1 Trillion Deficits To Return, National Debt To Rise, Projects CBO
(NPR – 4/9/18)

Why America’s return to $1 trillion deficits is a big problem for you
(Washington Post – 4/9/18)

Trump Tower fire is second 2018 blaze in sprinkler-free residential tower
(CBS News – 4/8/18)

Week 46: Mueller Rattles the Oligarchs – Treasury filed the sanctions, but the special counsel set the punishing tone.
(Politico – 4/7/18)

Escort Who Claims to Have Russian Secrets Faces New Charges in Thailand
(New York Times – 4/6/18)

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?
(Madeleine Albright, New York Times – 4/6/18)

‘Concerned’ Evangelicals Plan To Meet With Trump As Sex Scandals Swirl
(NPR – 4/6/18)

Department Of Homeland Security Compiling Database Of Journalists And ‘Media Influencers’
(Forbes – 4/6/18)

The Conspiracy Theory That Says Trump Is a Genius
(New York Times – 4/10/18)

Markets Tumble Again as U.S.-China Trade Threat Looms
(New York Times – 4/6/18)

Treasury Designates Russian Oligarchs, Officials, and Entities in Response to Worldwide Malign Activity
(U.S. Department of Treasury – 4/6/18)

U.S. sanctions ensnare Russians with ties to Trump world
(Washington Post – 4/6/18)

A Whistleblower Alleges Corruption in Rick Perry’s Department of Energy
(The New Yorker – 4/5/18)

Scott Pruitt’s bizarre condo scandal and mounting ethics questions, explained
(Vox – 4/4/18)

Exclusive: Mueller’s team questioning Russian oligarchs
(CNN – 4/4/18)

Roger Stone predicted ‘devastating’ anti-Hillary leaks on same day he boasted of Assange dinner
(Raw Story – 4/4/18)

Trump instructs military to begin planning for withdrawal from Syria
(Washington Post – 4/4/18)

The escort claiming to have tapes proving Russian interference in the US election, explained
(Vox – 4/3/18)

From Thai Jail, Sex Coaches Say They Want to Trade U.S.-Russia Secrets for Safety
(New York Times – 4/2/18)

Jill McCabe: The president attacked my reputation. It’s time to set the record straight.
(Washington Post – 4/2/18)

Trade war escalates as China says it will impose tariffs on 128 U.S. exports, including pork and fruit
(Washington Post – 4/1/18)

501 Days in Swampland: A constant drip of self-dealing. And this is just what we know so far …
(New York Magazine – 4/1/18)

John Bolton, cyber warrior: Trump’s incoming adviser has said the U.S. should launch a ‘retaliatory cyber campaign against Russia’ and ‘use WikiLeaks for target practice.’
(Politico – 4/1/18)

March 2018

 FBI questions Ted Malloch, Trump campaign figure and Farage ally
(The Guardian – 3/30/18)

Poisoned ex-spy’s daughter “improving rapidly” in U.K. hospital
(CBS News – 3/29/18)

Spy poisoning: Highest amount of nerve agent was on door
(BBC – 3/28/18)

Trump attack unleashes oppo against Mueller
(Politico – 3/28/18)

Mueller team reveals Manafort business associate’s connection to Russian intel service
(The Hill – 3/28/18)

Kim Jong Un follows his father’s blueprint with a secret armored train journey to China
(Washington Post – 3/28/18)

Senators’ New Bipartisan Bill Protecting Robert Mueller
(MSNBC – 3/27/18)

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower reveals shocking claim his predecessor was poisoned
(Business Insider – 3/27/18)

Spy poisoning: Nato expels Russian diplomats
(BBC – 3/27/18)

Trump, Joining Allies, Expels 60 Russians Over Poisoning in U.K.
(New York Times – 3/26/18)

Blizzard of ethics complaints filed against Trump administration by Public Citizen
(NBC News – 3/26/18)

I downloaded 14 years of my Facebook data and here’s what happened
(CNN – 3/24/18)

Stormy Daniels Is Beating Donald Trump at His Own Game
(New York Magazine – 3/24/18)

The hawkish views of Bolton and Pompeo could mark a turning point for Trump
(Washington Post – 3/24/18)

The second-most dangerous American
(Washington Post – 3/23/18)

“The President May Be Able To Fire Mueller, But He Can’t Fire Me:” Stormy Daniels’s Attorney Relishes His Role As Trump’s Nemesis Du Jour
(Vanity Fair – 3/23/18)

Former Playboy model gives emotional account of alleged affair with Trump, apologizes to Melania
(Washington Post – 3/23/18)

John Bolton: Bush-era war hawk makes comeback
(BBC – 3/22/18)

Nobody Is Left to Save the World From Trump Now
(New York Magazine – 3/22/18)

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Lone DNC Hacker’ Guccifer 2.0 Slipped Up and Revealed He Was a Russian Intelligence Officer
(Daily Beast – 3/22/18)

My Cow Game Extracted Your Facebook Data: The Cambridge Analytica scandal is drawing attention to malicious data thieves and brokers. But every Facebook app—even the dumb, innocent ones—collected users’ personal data without even trying.
(The Atlantic – 3/22/18)

How to see all the apps tracking you on Facebook — and block them
(Business Insider – 3/20/18)

Trump Made White House Staff Sign NDAs in Futile Effort to Stop Leaks: Report
(New York Magazine – 3/19/18)

Trump said Mueller’s team has ‘13 hardened Democrats.’ Here are the facts.
(Washington Post – 3/18/18)

The ‘value divide’ between Democrats and Republicans is getting bigger and bigger
(Washington Post – 3/18/18)

Trump Assails Mueller, Drawing Rebukes From Republicans
(New York Times – 3/18/18)

(The Guardian – 3/18/18)

Jared Kushner’s Company Filed False NYC Paperwork About Its Buildings and Pushed Out Tenants, AP Report Alleges
(Newsweek – 3/18/18)

Trump’s lawyer calls on Justice Department to immediately end Russia probe
(Washington Post – 3/17/18)

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions
(New York Times – 3/17/18)

The Felix Sater Interviews:

A voter profiling firm hired by Trump likely grabbed data for tens of millions of Facebook users
(Washington Post – 3/17/18)

The Trump Tariff Layoffs Begin
(Wall Street Journal – 3/16/18)

Read former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe’s full statement after firing
(NBC News – 3/16/18)

Andrew McCabe, a Target of Trump’s F.B.I. Scorn, Is Fired Over Candor Questions
(New York Times – 3/16/18)

Russian Nikolai Glushkov’s Death In London Was A Murder, Police Say
(NPR – 3/16/18)

Trump’s CIA Has Set Up Teams To Kill Terrorists
(Buzzfeed – 3/16/18)

Meet The Activist Who Uncovered The Russian Troll Factory Named In The Mueller Probe
(NPR – 3/15/18)

Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says
(New York Times – 3/15/18)

Russian Government Cyber Activity Targeting Energy and Other Critical Infrastructure Sectors
(United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team – 3/15/18)

Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia
(New York Times – 3/15/18)

Trump ‘admitted making up figures to Justin Trudeau’
(BBC – 3/15/18)

Why Trump’s admission that he made stuff up to Justin Trudeau is particularly bad
(Washington Post – 3/15/19)

Trump administration hits Russian spies, trolls with sanctions over U.S. election interference, cyberattacks
(Washington Post – 3/15/18)

Senate passes rollback of banking rules enacted after financial crisis
(Washington Post – 3/14/18)

British Royal Family and government ministers will boycott World Cup in Russia after nerve agent attack on spy
(Mirror – 3/14/18)

Six ways Trump can help stop Russian meddling
(CNN – 3/14/18)

Stormy Daniels launches fundraiser to cover legal costs to break confidentiality agreement
(Washington Post – 3/14/18)

Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over chemical attack on ex-spy
(Reuters – 3/13/18)

Roger Stone tried to meet with Assange, documentary producer says
(Politico – 3/13/18)

How to spot fake news in your social media feed
(NBC News – 3/13/18)

Who Is Gina Haspel? Trump Announces CIA Replacement For Pompeo After He Takes Over For Tillerson
(Newsweek – 3/13/18)

Mike Pompeo at State Would Enable Trump’s Worst Instincts
(The Atlantic – 11/30/17)

Trump ousts Tillerson, will replace him as secretary of state with CIA chief Pompeo
(Washington Post – 3/13/18)

ICE spokesman resigns, citing fabrications by agency chief, Sessions about Calif. immigrant arrests
(Washington Post – 3/13/18)

Former Soviet chemist shares details of the nerve agent Novichok
(CNN – 3/13/18)

The Nerve Agent Too Deadly to Use. Until Someone Did.
(New York Times – 3/13/18)

Britain gives Putin until midnight to explain nerve attack on former spy
(Reuters – 3/13/18)

Stormy Daniels Offers To Pay Back ‘Hush Money’ To Speak About Alleged Trump Affair
(NPR – 3/12/18)

One of the busiest websites in the U.S. in 2016 regularly linked to Russia propaganda
(Washington Post – 11/10/17)

Former Trump aide speaks to Mueller, believes Russia probe is ‘not a witch hunt’
(ABC News – 3/10/18)

Michael Cohen used Trump company email in Stormy Daniels arrangements
(NBC News – 3/9/18)

The secret Seychelles meeting Robert Mueller is zeroing in on, explained
(Vox – 3/7/18)

Putin praises Trump, says U.S. political system eating itself
(Washington Post – 3/7/18)

BREAKING NEWS: Nerve agent WAS used to poison Russian spy and his daughter as it’s revealed police officer first on the scene is also fighting for his life
(Daily Mail UK – 3/7/18)

The bank deregulation bill in the Senate, explained
(Vox – 3/6/18)

Stormy Daniels sues Trump, says ‘hush agreement’ invalid because he never signed
(NBC News – 3/6/18)

Adviser to Emirates With Ties to Trump Aides Is Cooperating With Special Counsel
(New York Times – 3/6/18)

The long, terrifying history of Russian dissidents being poisoned abroad
(Washington Post – 3/6/18)

WSJ: Cohen complained about lack of reimbursement for porn star payment
(CNN – 3/5/18)

Former Russian spy critically ill in UK ‘after exposure to substance’
(The Guardian – 3/5/18)

Trump-Russia: Ex-aide refuses to co-operate with Mueller probe
(BBC – 3/5/18)

Christopher Steele: The Man Behind the Trump Dossier
(The New Yorker – 3/12/18 Issue)

 ‘Pure madness’: Dark days inside the White House as Trump shocks and rages
(Washington Post – 3/3/18)

(Reuters – 3/2/18)

Mueller is reportedly scrutinizing Trump’s efforts last July to force Jeff Sessions out of office
(Business Insider – 3/2/18)

Putin on U.S. election interference: ‘I couldn’t care less’
(NBC News – 3/1/18)

Trump ignored ‘bright line’ on discussing Russia with Hicks
(Politico – 3/1/18)

Exclusive: FBI counterintel investigating Ivanka Trump business deal
(CNN – 3/1/18)

2 Meetings With Jared Kushner, and $509 Million in Loans: DealBook Briefing
(New York Times – 3/1/18)

Is Jared Kushner using the White House as his own personal boardroom?
(Washington Post – 3/1/18)

Jared Kushner Flames Out
(New York Times – 3/1/18)

Putin threatens US arms race with new missiles declaration
(The Guardian – 3/1/18)

February 2018

Hope Hicks to Leave Post as White House Communications Director
(New York Times – 2/28/18)

Trump Calls Sessions’s Handling of Surveillance Abuse Allegations ‘Disgraceful’
(New York Times – 2/27/18)

Ben Carson’s HUD Spends $31,000 on Dining Set for His Office
(New York Times – 2/27/18)

Shocker: Democrats’ predictions about the GOP tax cut are coming true
(Washington Post – 2/27/18)

Republicans Don’t Want to Know if Trump Colluded with Russia
(Vanity Fair – 2/26/18)

Trump’s Miss Universe Gambit
(The New Yorker – 2/26/19)

2 Weeks After Trump Blocked It, Democrats’ Rebuttal of G.O.P. Memo Is Released
(New York Times – 2/24/18)

Inside the Manafort money machine: A decade of influence-peddling, lavish spending and alleged fraud
(Washington Post – 2/23/18)

FACT CHECK: Why Didn’t Obama Stop Russia’s Election Interference In 2016?
(NPR – 2/21/18)

Trump supporters, conservatives rage over Russian bot purge, #TwitterLockOut
(USA Today – 2/21/18)

Bernie blames Hillary for allowing Russian interference
(Politico – 2/21/18)

The Making of a No. 1 YouTube Conspiracy Video After the Parkland Tragedy
(New York Times – 2/21/18)

FACT CHECK: Why Didn’t Obama Stop Russia’s Election Interference In 2016?
(NPR – 2/21/18)

Exclusive: Mueller’s interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts
(CNN – 2/20/18)

Axios: Kelly, Secret Service agent scuffled with Chinese officials over nuclear ‘football’
(The Hill – 2/18/18)

Former Trump aide Rick Gates to plead guilty; agrees to testify against Manafort, sources say
(Los Angeles Times – 2/18/18)

Trump’s Evolution From Relief to Fury Over the Russia Indictment
(New York Times – 2/18/18)

Full Text of Mueller Indictment Against 13 Russian Nationals
(U.S. Department of Justice – 2/16/18) (BBC – 2/16/18)

Special counsel issues indictment against 13 Russian nationals over 2016 election interference
(CNN – 2/16/18)

Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity
(The New Yorker – 2/16/18)

Mueller levels new claim of bank fraud against Manafort
(Politico – 2/16/18)

Exclusive: A top Trump campaign adviser close to plea deal with Mueller
(CNN – 2/15/18)

Priebus on White House chaos: ‘Take everything you’ve heard and multiply it by 50’
(Politico – 2/15/18)

“Who Needs a Controversy Over the Inauguration?”: Reince Priebus Opes Up About His Six Months of Magical Thinking
(Vanity Fair – 2/14/18)

Trump’s Biggest Potential Conflict Of Interest Is Hiding In Plain Sight
(Forbes – 2/13/18)

Stormy Daniels’ Explosive Full Interview on Donald Trump Affair: “I Can Describe His Junk Perfectly” (EXCLUSIVE)
(InTouch – 2/14/18)

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He’s Worried About An Information Apocalypse.
(Buzzfeed – 2/11/18)

Bob Mueller’s Investigation is Larger – and Farther Along – Than You Think
(Wired – 2/5/18)

January 2018

MSNBC analyst to Dem rep: Has Nunes been compromised by the Russians?
(The Hill – 1/30/18)

Is Money-Laundering the Real Trump Kompromat?
(The Atlantic – 1/19/18)

Investigators Are Scrutinizing Newly Uncovered Payments By The Russian Embassy
(Buzzfeed – 1/18/18)

Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries
(Washington Post – 1/11/18)

Trump Renews Pledge to ‘Take a Strong Look’ at Libel Laws
(New York Times – 1/10/18) 

Democrats go it alone on Russia probe after partisan breakdowns
(Washington Post – 1/10/18)

Trump lawyer Cohen sues Fusion GPS, BuzzFeed over Steele dossier
(Politico – 1/9/18)

Senate Judiciary Committee Testimony by Fusion GPS Founder Glenn Simpson
(Assets DocumentCloud – 1/9/18)

Fusion GPS Founder’s Senate Judiciary Testimony Released
(NPR – 1/9/18)

Former GOP rep: Trump’s mental health ‘a grave conversation’
(The Hill – 1/8/18)

Republicans who blasted Trump are still standing by him. Here’s why.
(NBC News – 1/8/18)

Making China Great Again
(The New Yorker – 1/8/18 Issue)

Trump Administration Set for Broad Engagement with Russia in Early 2018
(Buzzfeed – 1/7/18)

Trump reportedly starts his days later because he wants more ‘executive time’ to watch TV and tweet
(Business Insider – 1/7/18)

Trump, Defending His Mental Fitness, Says He’s a ‘Very Stable Genius’
(New York Times – 1/6/18)

The psychiatrist who briefed Congress on Trump’s mental state: this is “an emergency”
(Vox – 1/5/18)

Why do US evangelicals support Trump’s Jerusalem policy?
(BBC – 1/5/18)

Obstruction Inquiry Shows Trump’s Struggle to Keep Grip on Russia Investigation
(New York Times – 1/4/18)

‘Yesterday morning, he was key. Today, I’m not sure’: Bannon’s allies start to abandon him
(Washington Post – 1/4/18)

Is Something Neurologically Wrong With Donald Trump?
(The Atlantic – 1/3/18)

Trump Tower meeting with Russians ‘treasonous’, Bannon says in explosive book
(The Guardian – 1/3/18)

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President
(New York Magazine – 1/3/18)

Donald Trump’s Year of Living Dangerously
(Politico – 1/2/18)

December, 2017 and earlier

Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump’s New York Times interview is a scary read
(Vox – 12/29/17)

Excerpts From Trump’s Interview With The Times
(New York Times – 12/28/17)

Dear F*cking Lunatic: An open letter to Donald Trump
(Daily KOS – 12/29/17)

This Should Freak Everyone Out: The Arctic Will Never Be Frozen Again

(Mother Jones – 12/26/17)

(Washington Post – 12/21/17)

The Darkest Day of the Year
(Democracy Now – 12/21/17)

Donald Trump’s Holiday Gift to America: A Fundamental Crisis
(Mother Jones – 12/20/17)

The Storm Is the New Pizzagate — Only Worse
(New York Magazine – 12/19/18)

Internal FCC Report Shows Republican Net Neutrality Narrative Is False
(Motherboard – 12/18/17)

Increasingly a Necessity: A 15-Point Guide to Surviving Authoritarianism
(Moyers and Company – 12/15/17)

The Uncanny, Frightening Ways That Trump’s America Mirrors Hitler’s Germany
(Alternet – 12/11/17)

The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow
(Politico – 11/19/17)

Putin’s Media Czar was Murdered Just Before Meeting Feds
(Buzzfeed – 7/28/17)

Why My Student Voted for Trump
(Moyers & Company – 1/23/17)

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