Bipartisan Outrage as Trump Overhauls Food Stamp Programs

The White House’s proposal to overhaul the U.S. food stamp program — and its subsequent deep cuts to benefit the poorest households — has sparked bipartisan outrage. But there’s another change tucked into the proposal that businesses say caught them off guard which could costs them more than $2 billion. The provision includes a fee charged at retailers that accept food stamps, now known as … Continue reading Bipartisan Outrage as Trump Overhauls Food Stamp Programs

Will Comey’s Testimony Damage Trump?

  James Comey’s written testimony recanting his meeting with President Donald Trump regarding the Russia investigation blows a massive hole into the President’s narrative on on the matter. The testimony, which Comey delivered Thursday in one of the most highly-anticipated Congressional hearing in decades, reads like a point-by-point dismissal of Trump’s version of events — casting Comey as wary from the get-go of a chief … Continue reading Will Comey’s Testimony Damage Trump?

Donald Trump Taps Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster for National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump announced his next National Security Adviser will be Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. This is the best pick Donald Trump has made his entire presidency.  H.R. McMaster is a noted writer and intellectual and respected military leader. McMaster accepted the role after General Michael Flynn resigned after serving for less than a month. H.R. McMaster is a man who has a lengthy military … Continue reading Donald Trump Taps Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster for National Security Adviser

Gen. Mike Flynn Resigns As National Security Adviser

Donald Trump faced his first administration loss after General Michael Flynn quit as his national security adviser, late Monday night. His resignation comes after the Department of Justice shared with the White House their belief that he could be subject to blackmail but questions also arose about whether he told Vice President Pence and President Donald Trump the truth. “Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of … Continue reading Gen. Mike Flynn Resigns As National Security Adviser

President Trump Pulls out of Trans Pacific Partnership Deal

President Donald Trump is beginning his presidency by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. His executive order comes days after a rough first weekend, where he feuded with the press and faced massive protests in response to his election. Former President Obama was a strong advocate for the trade deal, which was never ratified in the U.S. This is his first step in reshaping American … Continue reading President Trump Pulls out of Trans Pacific Partnership Deal

President Trump Begins to Unravel Obamacare

Just a few hours after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump has signed into law an executive order that allows federal agencies the power to loosen large chunks of Obamacare, including the mandate requiring Americans to purchase insurance. During the official Oval Office ceremony, President Trump signed several official documents. The order allows federal agencies the power to change, delay or waive provisions … Continue reading President Trump Begins to Unravel Obamacare

Trump fighting with intelligence community

President-elect Donald Trump has begun a fight with the intelligence community that could spill into his presidency. Trump has raised doubts about U.S. intelligence, citing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Trump elicited alarm after he tweeted disparagingly about a classified briefing he is due to receive this week. Assange has been seen as a partner with Russia in fighting the West. Assange recently appeared on Sean Hannity’s … Continue reading Trump fighting with intelligence community

Donald Trump names son-in-law as adviser to president

President-elect Donald Trump announced on Monday that his son-in-law Jared Kushner will be his senior adviser.  Jared Kushner’s attorney Jamie Gorelick confirmed that Kushner will resign from his positions at Kushner Companies, The Observer and his other organizations. The Justice Department has been called upon by House of Judiciary Committee Democrats to review the appointment in light of the anti-nepotism statute. “There is a strong … Continue reading Donald Trump names son-in-law as adviser to president