Trump’s budget would steer $20M to Jack Nicklaus-backed hospital project

The White House’s proposed budget includes funding for a small children’s health program sought by one of President Donald Trump’s golfing buddies: Jack Nicklaus. Under the administration’s fiscal 2020 funding plan released Monday, HHS would… Read More

Former vice president Cheney challenges Pence at private retreat, compares Trump’s foreign policy to Obama’s approach

A chummy discussion between Vice President Pence and former vice president Richard B. Cheney quickly turned into a vigorous back-and-forth over President Trump’s foreign policy at a private gathering Saturday, with Cheney comparing the president’s… Read More

Here’s what EX-CIA director John Brennan expects will happen to Paul Manafort

Former CIA director John Brennan told MSNBC’s Katy Tur Monday that he fully expects President Donald Trump to pardon his former campaign chair, Paul Manafort. “He got a lenient sentence. He is looking at an… 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

Trump Mar-a-Lago Buddy Wrote Policy Pitch. The President Sent It to VA Chief.

A handwritten note to Trump, addressed “Dear King,” presents another instance of access and influence for Mar-a-Lago associates. by Isaac Arnsdorf In late 2017, on one of President Donald Trump’s retreats to Mar-a-Lago, his private… Read More

John Bolton puts his singular stamp on Trump’s National Security Council

As national security adviser to President Trump, John Bolton has been the chief translator of Trump’s un­or­tho­dox foreign policy views to the vast U.S. bureaucracy. To his critics, Bolton is the hawkish whisperer in Trump’s… Read More