Trump to seek $8.6 billion to finish border wall before 2020 election

President Donald Trump will ask Congress for another $8.6 billion to complete a 722-mile wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a senior administration official told POLITICO on Sunday, part of a cost-cutting opening budget offer that… Read More

Senators Urge IRS to Focus on Big-Time Tax Cheats, Citing ProPublica Stories

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and three fellow senators say the agency should do more to tackle financial crimes, even in the face of crippling budget cuts. by Paul Kiel and Jesse Eisinger In a letter… Read More

As budget deficit balloons, few in Washington seem to care

The federal budget deficit is ballooning on President Donald Trump’s watch and few in Washington seem to care. And even if they did, the political dynamics that enabled bipartisan deficit-cutting deals decades ago has disappeared,… Read More

That Time Trump Got $18.3 Million in Palm Beach

Scrutiny of his business dealings is just the start of a long and possibly harrowing experience for the president and his entourage. A series of hurricanes tore through Florida in 2005, and Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s business… Read More

John Kelly rebukes Trump on immigrants at border: ‘They’re not criminals’

Former Trump chief of staff John Kelly spoke at an event at Duke University Wednesday night, and according to NBC News, he rebuked his former boss on a few different issues. “They’re overwhelmingly not criminals,”… Read More

Trump’s attorney general must indict the president if Mueller recommends action: Watergate-era DOJ official

Attorney General William Barr should reconsider the Justice Department policy against indicting a sitting president, according to a former official who helped craft that directive. The current legal position was reached in 2000, but the… Read More