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#EndorseThis: Colbert Parses That Bizarre Trump Speech In North Dakota

For off-the-cuff gaffes, casual insults to the audience, and every category of cringe-worthy idiocy, any Donald Trump speech is hard to match. Consider his remarks in North Dakota, annotated and commentated here by a certain Stephen Colbert. He was supposed to talk about tax reform, but he went off script. You’ve never really shuddered until […]

September 7, 2017
Kushner, Trump, Nepotism

Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner’s Influence Diminishing

She learnt of the policy change when she saw the tweet on her phone despite being a critical voice in steering the president’s support for the LGBT community in the past. Ivanka herself tweeted less than a month earlier in support of pride month, provoking a backlash.

August 1, 2017
Samantha Bee

#EndorseThis: Samantha Bee Blitzes Covfefe, Kushner, And Trump’s Hobo Doctor

Following a hilarious review of the “covfefe” kerfuffle, Samantha Bee foresees a grim future where the president’s criminal defense lawyers vet all of his precious tweets, and Jared Kushner ends up in prison (prompting Ivanka to publish a memoir of her life as a single mom, cribbed from #BlackLivesMatter activists with jailed husbands).

June 1, 2017
Ivanka

#EndorseThis: Samantha Bee Trolls Ivanka (And Her New Book)

Samantha Bee begins with Ivanka’s bizarre repetition of an invented verb — “architecting” — and charts the downward literary trajectory of the First Daughter’s new book. Given her facility with our language, it’s not surprising that Ivanka relies almost entirely on material “borrowed” from others, tarted up with lots of fancy typefaces.

May 11, 2017
Danziger on pre-existing conditions

Danziger: First, Do Grave Harm

If Trump were a doctor, as Danziger well knows, he’d be cast out of the American Medical Association — which rejected his bill as dangerous to public health.

May 4, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: Let One Hundred Labels Bloom

Would Ivanka Trump try to soft-soap the Chinese sweatshop workers who make her branded clothes (and must now re-brand them)? In a Danziger cartoon she would.

April 29, 2017
The Simpsons

#EndorseThis: ‘The Simpsons’ Sends Up Those First 100 Days

On ‘The Simpsons,’ Trump ruminates: “One hundred days in office, so many accomplishments. Lowered my golf handicap. My Twitter following increased by 700. And finally, we can shoot hibernating bears.”

April 28, 2017
Ivanka Trump

Bad Conditions Reported At Chinese Factory Making Ivanka Line

Workers at the factory producing the Ivanka line made between 1,879 and 2,088 yuan ( $255-$283) a month, which is below minimum wage in some regions in China and is around half of what the average Chinese manufacturing worker earns.

April 27, 2017
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#EndorseThis: John Oliver Shatters Your Illusions About Ivanka And Jared

As John Oliver recites the impressive list of Jared’s assigned tasks — from bringing peace to the Middle East to remaking the federal government — the audience laughs uproariously. Unlike various cable show personalities and hired hacks, they’re in on the joke. For those who aren’t, Oliver presents the true facts about Kushner’s actual background, which render his rise to power all the more astonishing and unnverving. As for Ivanka, who poses as a “moderating influence” on her loony dad, Oliver points out how she essentially says nothing of substance yet does everything possible to bolster her father — no matter how extreme his words and actions.

April 24, 2017
Ivanka Trump

#EndorseThis: Ivanka Trump Is Not Your Secret Progressive Buddy

As Samantha Bee observes, Ivanka’s press clippings suggest she is lobbying her loony dad for sanity and decency. But the Full Frontal host warns liberals against fantasizing that Ivanka, nominated to the Great Feminists in Feminism Herstory Hall of Lady Fame, is their “secret progressive buddy.”

April 6, 2017
Trevor Noah on Trump family ethics

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Asks Us To Imagine How The Trump Era Might End

Nobody keeps closer tabs on the snarled ethics of the Trump family than Trevor Noah. In his latest, the Daily Show host recalls how only months ago, during an interview with ABC correspondent Barbara Walters, First Daughter Ivanka promised not to accept a nepotistic White House job. “I’m going to be a daughter,” she simpered, […]

April 3, 2017
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Danziger: It’s Not Nepotism, It’s Feminism

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a […]

March 30, 2017
Ivanka Trump, White House

Ivanka Trump Taking On Formal White House Role

Although Ivanka Trump already had a West Wing office — as does her husband, senior adviser Jared Kushner — she now will have “increased opportunities to lead initiatives driving real policy benefits for the American public that would not have been available to her previously,” a White House spokesman said.

March 30, 2017
Ivanka Trump

What Good Is Ivanka Trump? The President’s Daughter Is More Than Complicit—She’s a Chip Off The Old Block

Even as she has publicly stated support for feminist-lite tenets about workplace equality and closing the gender wage gap—as if capitalism will solve this whole sexism thing—Ivanka has never shown much interest in social justice as a passion or a hobby. She has definitely never addressed the virulent racism of her father’s campaign or his followers, except to deny it exists. When her father’s misogyny has been on full display, Ivanka has has mostly remained mum.

March 27, 2017
Kushner's weekly paper published article urging crackdown on dissent

White House Power Player Jared Kushner Keeps Part Of His Real Estate Empire

While the White House would only say that Kushner retains some real estate holdings, Kushner does have to file a financial disclosure form that will give more details about what he owns. That filing may also shed light on what assets Kushner divested in the preceding year.

February 25, 2017
Danziger on Daddy's girl

Danziger: Daddy’s Girl

If you’re a senior staffer in need of presidential approval amid the cut-throat intrigues of the Trump White House, Danziger recommends buying and wearing some of “Ivanka’s stuff.” (It worked for Kellyanne Conway.)

February 16, 2017
Conway, ethics

Ethics Office: White House Should Weigh Disciplinary Action Against Conway

The ethics office has little enforcement power, but it can formally recommend disciplinary action if the White House does not act. That recommendation would not be binding, and the process would take until late April or early May. If the ethics office does formally recommend discipline, it would be up to the White House to decide any steps against Conway.

February 15, 2017
Ivanka Trump

Did Kellyanne Conway Break The Law By Plugging Ivanka’s Brand?

“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff …I’m going to go get some myself today,” Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway told Fox News in an interview from the White House. “I’m going to give a free commercial here: Go buy it today, everybody.” Norman Eisen, who served as an ethics adviser to Obama, said Conway’s comments amounted to an advertisement and violated government ethics law.

February 9, 2017
Ivanka Trump

Trump Blasts Nordstrom, Raising New Concern On Business Ties

In response to the Twitter comment Trump posted criticizing Nordstrom, White House spokesman Sean Spicer characterized the company’s action as a “direct attack” on the president’s policies. Nordstrom said it routinely cuts brands each year and that the decision to pass on the Ivanka Trump brand had been based on its performance.

February 8, 2017
Trump, Blind Trust, Ethics

Trump Promised To Resign From His Companies — But There’s No Record He’s Done So

To transfer ownership of his biggest companies, Trump has to file a long list of documents in Florida, Delaware and New York. ProPublica asked officials in each of those states whether they have received the paperwork. The officials said they have not.

January 23, 2017
Kushner

Justice Department: Trump Son-In-Law Kushner Can Serve As White House Adviser

The Justice Department said the president has special hiring authority that exempts White House positions from laws barring the president from naming a relative to lead a federal agency. However, if Trump chooses to officially hire Kushner and also give him security clearance, then conflict-of-interest laws would apply.

January 23, 2017
Ivanka, Donald Trump, Tax

Searching For Integrity In Trumplandia

We’ve been suckered with this tax holiday scam before. In 2004, George W. Bush pulled it on us — and instead of creating jobs, the corporate tax-dodgers eliminated thousands more of our jobs! The way to know whether or not Trump’s tax holiday will benefit workers is to see if it requires that corporations actually create the thousands of good jobs promised before they get the tax break. Anything less is just another swindle.

January 11, 2017
Kushner, Trump, Nepotism

Ignoring Anti-Nepotism Law, Kushner To Be Named Trump Senior Adviser

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will appoint his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to the position of senior adviser to the president, media outlets reported on Monday, a potentially thorny choice in the face of anti-nepotism law.

January 9, 2017
Danziger imagines Trump voters shopping for Ivanka's desig

Danziger: Ivanka, Wearing Thin

Danziger imagines the scene in a department store when Trump voters show up to try on the Ivanka line.

January 1, 2017