Sessions Reverses Obama Policy on Private Prisons

Last year the Obama administration announced that it would stop using private prison companies to house federal inmates, but now Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have reversed that policy. Because of course they have. Where else are they gonna put all those dangerous marijuana users after the crackdown? … [Read more...]

Trump’s Reckless and Dangerous Attack on the EPA

How do you destroy one of the most important federal agencies? By appointing one of its enemies to lead it and by undermining its ability to do its job. That's what Trump is doing to the EPA, promising to do away with 75% of its regulations. The results will be bad. … [Read more...]

The Netanyahu Scandal Just Gets Worse and Worse

New excerpts of the recordings made of conversations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and newspaper publisher Arnon Mozes have been released and they pretty much kill any defense of Netanyahu. He outright promises to bury a Shelden Adelson's rival publication. … [Read more...]

The Huge Conflict of Interest for Trump’s SEC Nominee

Last week Donald Trump nominated longtime Wall Street lawyer Jay Clayton to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, which regulates much of Wall Street. That fact alone creates obvious conflicts of interest, but Matt Taibbi points out another key fact that makes it all much worse. … [Read more...]

Trump Owes $1.5 Billion to 150 Companies

The Wall Street Journal has done a study of companies that Donald Trump either completely or partially owns and found that they are in debt to the tune of $1.5 billion, creating massive potential conflicts of interest for him as president. I can't access the WSJ article, so I'm using a report in the Independent. … [Read more...]

Trump Adds Another Alligator to the Swamp

Remember "drain the swamp"? Remember when Trump ran against Wall Street, saying that he would be on the side of Joe Six Pack against big business? You can be forgiven if you don't because the moment he took office he began adding more alligators to it. The latest: … [Read more...]

Trump Sons Pretend They Didn’t Try to Sell Access

Just last week a new non-profit was registered in Texas that sold spots at a reception with Donald Trump and hunting trips with his two older sons for as much as a million dollars each. Now the Trump people want to pretend it had nothing to do with them. … [Read more...]

McEnany: Won’t Someone Think of Trump’s Billionaire Children?

Kayleigh McEnany is among the dullest of the Trump media surrogates and she gave us a great example why when she argued that it's unfair to ask The Donald to sell off his assets because -- get this -- that would deprive his children of their livelihood. … [Read more...]

Is Turkey Already Blackmailing Trump?

There's a new article coming out in Newsweek by Kurt Eichenwald, who has done so much brilliant reporting on Donald Trump over the last year and a half, that quite plausibly suggests that Turkey may already be blackmailing Trump through his financial interests to get an imam extradited. … [Read more...]

Trump: Nobody Knows if Global Warming is Real

Donald Trump uses a tactic very familiar to those of us who have dealt with creationists and global warming deniers by declaring that "nobody really knows" if global warming is happening or not. And if nobody knows, there's no reason to do anything! … [Read more...]

Trump Again Uses Presidency to Help His Business

As his sycophants keep telling us that we can trust Trump not to do anything wrong with any conflicts of interest between his positions as president and as a businessman, he keeps proving that he can't be trusted in that regard. The latest example: … [Read more...]

Meet Your New Treasury Secretary

Self-declared "populist" Donald Trump has nominated a Goldman Sachs partner, George Soros-associated Hollywood and Wall Street elitist to be the next secretary of the treasury. Steven Mnuchin was also the national finance chair for Trump's campaign. … [Read more...]