Category: National

Shadowy Trump appointees fill the swamp

by Derek Kravitz, Isaac Arnsdorf and Marina Affo The administration of President Donald Trump continues to quietly hire more than 1,000 political staffers — many of them regulating industries they previously worked for. “The swamp continues,” says a Trump campaign official who is now a…

Trump sabotages Obamacare

President Donald Trump signed an order on Thursday to make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans, using his presidential powers to sabotage the Affordable Care Act after Republicans in Congress failed to repeal the 2010 law.…

Prosecution rests in Menendez trial

After six weeks, government prosecutors in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez. The trial began more than two years after Menendez was indicted on a litany of bribery and corruption charges in a case that could dramatically change the dynamics…

ICE agent shot an unarmed man

Police in riot gear. Protesters blocking highways. A heated discussion about the acquittal of a white police officer for his role in the shooting of a black man. It’s becoming a familiar scene for St. Louis, Missouri. More than 300 protesters have been…

The Trump Slump begins

As our dollar is taking a plunge compared to foreign currencies, the US economy lost jobs for first time in seven years as non-farm payrolls declined by 33,000 in September, against expectations of 90,000 new jobs. Well before the end…