Category: Administration

Washington Republicans Headed for a Crack-Up

Ryan Lizza reports that there are people in the White House who seem strangely exhilerated about the prospect of a government shutdown battle: While the potential for a government shutdown has been overshadowed by other events—Syria, North Korea, the attempted…

Mulvaney Lays GOP Budget Ideology Bare

President Trump’s budget director Mick Mulvaney was unusually blunt during an interview on CNBC. As Jonathan Chait notes, Republicans usually make some effort to justify tax cuts for the wealthy, for example by denying that they will cause the deficit…

Trump, Felix Sater, and the FBI

I’ve been staring at this article for days now. It makes me feel like some 19th century yokel who’s struck oil on his property, knows it’s valuable, but doesn’t have the first idea what to do about it. Try as…