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Monday, May 22, 2017
Tim Marcin
Trump, Tone

Trump’s Approval Rating Dipped Again

The latest survey from Reuters/Ipsos found only 38 percent of adults approved of the president. Fifty-six percent disapproved while 6 percent had “mixed feelings.” Perhaps more troubling for the Trump administration: the president appeared to be losing support from his own party.

May 21, 2017
pressure

Trump Told Russians Firing Of Comey Relieved “Great Pressure”

“I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Trump told told Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, according to a New York Times report on Friday. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.” the president reportedly added, “I’m not under investigation.”

May 19, 2017
Hawaii, Trump, Congress, Executive Orders

Trump’s Approval Rating Falls In Election Strongholds

The latest survey from Monmouth University found that Trump’s approval rating has fallen in the counties that he won over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by 10 or more percentage points.

May 19, 2017
Trump, White House

Trump’s Approval Rating Falls Among White Voters

It’s no secret President Donald Trump isn’t popular with the majority of Americans, but a new poll this week shows he is beginning to lose some of the demographics that thrust him into the White House. The Quinnipiac University survey found that just 36 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing, while 58 percent disapprove.

May 11, 2017
Trump in Ames

How To Fight The Republicans Who Voted For ‘Trumpcare’

Lots of liberals, and even some conservatives, are upset that House Republicans passed Thursday a health care bill that hadn’t been vetted by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for its cost or effects, such as the loss of coverage for millions of Americans, as the CBO estimated for a prior version of the legislation. The GOP was apparently ready for it’s Obamacare replacement and ready for it now—but opponents also were ready to fight back.

May 5, 2017
Travel Ban

French Dislike Trump More Than Putin, Xi, Merkel: Poll

While President Donald Trump isn’t exactly well liked in the United States, he’s viewed even more unfavorably in France, a new poll released Thursday found. Some 82 percent of French people view him unfavorably, more than any other politician included in the Suffolk University poll. About 13 percent view Trump favorably and 5 percent were undecided. Some 0.27 percent—or three of the 1,094 people surveyed—had never heard of Trump (bless their hearts).

May 5, 2017

Chaffetz Out Of The House

The Utahn—who easily won re-election in November—has been the subject of recent controversy in his role as the head of the House Oversight Committee during the Trump administration. He declined to investigate Trump’s massive business interests despite promises to ferociously continue investigating Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton following an investigation into her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.

April 20, 2017
Trump, Conservative, Press

Trump Slams Top Democrat In Georgia’s Special Election

“The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal (sic) race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!” Trump posted. The president’s involvement is an indicator of the importance of the Georgia election. Flipping a seat in the GOP-majority House would be a nice accomplishment for the Democrats in the early days of the Trump presidency

April 18, 2017
Senate Democratic leader Schumer warns against Obamacare repeal

Schumer Warns Obamacare Repeal Will ‘Make America Sick Again’

Seizing Trump’s campaign slogan, Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer sternly signaled Republicans on their plans to repeal Obamacare and cut Medicare and Medicaid.

January 5, 2017
Humayun Khan

Why The Khan Feud Is Disastrous For Trump’s Campaign

“Nobody minds when he attacks other politicians; in fact, they like it. He’s instilling an ­accountability that doesn’t exist. But they don’t like it when he goes after real people, and they wish he would stop,” said GOP pollster Frank Luntz

August 3, 2016

Trump Ghostwriter: ‘Sociopath’ Candidate Could ‘End Civilization’

The man who served as a ghostwriter for Trump’s 1987 screed has come out publicly as an ardent critic of the now presumptive Republican nominee for president.

July 18, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump boards his plane after speaking at a campaign rally in Mesa, Arizona December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

Trump To Fly To Scotland On Business Amid Campaign Worries

But even before his political run, many in Scotland had issues with Trump. He angered politicians fighting a windmill farm in 2012 because he didn’t want it near his resort.

June 23, 2016