‘Emoluments’ Challenge To Donald Trump’s Ethics Conflicts Gets A Big Boost

NEW YORK ― An ethics watchdog that sued President Donald Trump in January over violations of the so-called foreign emoluments clause of the Constitution has added new plaintiffs to its legal challenge — all in hopes of putting the case on stronger footing. The group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed an amended complaint […]

Top Democrats To Headline March For Release Of Trump’s Tax Returns

Senior Democratic lawmakers are due to speak at a march on April 15 ― the day when Americans’ tax returns are typically due ― to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns. “The Tax March,” as the progressive groups organizing it have dubbed it, will begin with a rally and speeches at the […]

Everyone’s Laughing At This Fox News Tweet About Trump’s ‘Weekend Working’

Donald Trump visited a golf course for the 12th time in his nine-week presidency over the weekend, but Fox News saw events differently:  News Alert: @POTUS spending weekend working at the White House. pic.twitter.com/kAtZVQE2Mr — Fox News (@FoxNews) March 26, 2017 Needless to say, folks on Twitter thought the network missed the cut on this one.  […]

Chesapeake Bay’s Booming Oyster Industry Is Alarmed By Trump’s EPA Budget Cuts

Ryan Coxton resurrected his family’s oyster business in 2001 from the same muddy swath of Virginia river bottom his great-grandfather leased 102 years earlier. The slippery, jagged-shelled bivalves became so popular in the decades after the Civil War that a gold rush ensued in the Chesapeake Bay and its teeming estuaries, at times spurring violent […]

Donald Trump’s Silence On The Fed Interest Rate Hike Speaks Volumes

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump loved to rail against the Federal Reserve board’s chair, Janet Yellen, during the final months of his presidential campaign. He claimed that Yellen, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, was refusing to raise the Fed’s benchmark interest rate to bolster Obama politically with an artificially inflated economy. By extension, Trump implied, […]

FIFA: Trump’s Travel Ban Could Hurt U.S. Efforts To Host The 2026 World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Thursday warned the United States and President Donald Trump that banning travelers from six Muslim-majority countries could negatively affect the country’s chances of hosting the 2026 World Cup. The U.S. Soccer Federation, the sport’s American governing body, has been considering a bid ― whether by itself or in a joint effort […]

Two More Patriots Players Decide Not To Visit Trump’s White House

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount and defensive end Chris Long both said Thursday that they will not visit the White House to celebrate the team’s victory in Super Bowl LI, bringing the total number of Patriots players who plan to skip the customary trip to at least five. Tight end Martellus Bennett, linebacker […]

Tech Giants Rail Against Donald Trump’s Immigrant Ban In Legal Brief

Nearly 100 powerhouse companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Twitter and Microsoft filed an amicus — “friend of the court” — brief late Sunday against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. The brief was written in support of a lawsuit filed by Washington State and joined by Minnesota that on Friday won a temporary nationwide restraining […]