The First 100 Days
All eyes are on President Donald Trump's first 100 days in the White House.
Democrats' Obamacare Celebrations Might Be Short-LivedBy Matt Picht | March 24, 2017
Republicans failed to pass a replacement for Obamacare, but the health care political fight is still far from over.
GOP Pulls Obamacare Replacement Bill After Failing To Muster VotesBy Matt Picht | March 24, 2017
Speaker Paul Ryan suspended the vote on the American Health Care Act after too many Republicans defected.
Trump's Treasury Secretary Isn't Worried About AI Stealing JobsBy Lauren Stephenson | March 24, 2017
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was asked about artificial intelligence's impact on jobs during an Axios event Friday.
In Lower Courts, Trump Could Reshape The Judiciary From The Ground UpBy Eugene Daniels | March 24, 2017
And much of our legal guidance comes from those lower courts.
House Intel Committee Leads Split Over Trump SurveillanceBy Lauren Stephenson | March 22, 2017
It stems from the chairman's comments that U.S. intelligence "incidentally collected" information about Trump transition members.
Former Trump Campaign Chief Promoted Russia's Interests, Report SaysBy Eugene Daniels | March 22, 2017
Documents uncovered by the Associated Press show Paul Manafort outlined a strategy to promote Vladimir Putin's global agenda.
Anti-Muslim Activist Says She Had A Meeting At The White HouseBy Lauren Stephenson | March 21, 2017
ACT for America founder Brigitte Gabriel tweeted photos of what she called a "productive" visit to the White House on Tuesday.
Schwarzenegger Trolls Trump On Approval Ratings, Proposed Budget CutsBy Lauren Stephenson | March 21, 2017
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted another video message to President Trump on Monday.
White House Defends Trump's Golf Outings As Business TripsBy Lauren Stephenson | March 20, 2017
Before becoming president, Donald Trump was a vocal critic of then-President Obama's visits to the golf course.
FBI Director Shoots Down Trump's Unproven Wiretapping ClaimsBy Eugene Daniels | March 20, 2017
During a House Intelligence Committee hearing, James Comey said he had no information to support President Trump's wiretapping claims.
Justice Department Hands Over Report On Trump's Wiretap ClaimsBy Lauren Stephenson | March 17, 2017
Congressional committees requested any information the department had that was related to President Trump's allegations.
Trump Tried To Bond With Merkel Over Unproven Wiretapping ClaimsBy Lauren Stephenson | March 17, 2017
The two leaders have many differences, but the president said — without evidence — they've both been wiretapped by the Obama administration.
It Might Be Their First Meeting, But Trump And Merkel Have A HistoryBy Lauren Stephenson | March 16, 2017
President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel don't always see eye to eye, and sometimes, it's gotten personal.
Former Acting CIA Director Doubts Trump-Russia CollusionBy Lauren Stephenson | March 16, 2017
"There is smoke, but there is no fire," former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell said, according to NBC News.
Trump Reportedly Asks State Dept. For 50 Percent Cut To UN FundingBy Matt Picht | March 13, 2017
About 22 percent of the U.N.'s regular budget comes from the U.S.
Your Microwave Can't Spy On You ... Yet.By Matt Picht | March 13, 2017
Microwaves don't make for good surveillance devices, but that could change if internet-connected smart microwaves catch on.
Flynn's Foreign Agent Filing Came Up During White House TransitionBy Lauren Stephenson | March 10, 2017
The now-fired national security adviser's attorney told transition team attorneys about the potential filing before the inauguration.
Trump's Former National Security Adviser Files As Foreign AgentBy Lauren Stephenson | March 9, 2017
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's firm filed the paperwork for work conducted between August and November 2016.
Trump Criticized Him. Now, He Could Be Our Next Ambassador To RussiaBy Lauren Stephenson | March 8, 2017
If confirmed, this would be former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman's third ambassadorship.
Estimate Says GOP's Obamacare Repeal And Replace Plan Could Cost $600BBy Lauren Stephenson | March 7, 2017
The same day the estimate was released, some conservative lawmakers spoke out against the bill — they said it doesn't do enough.
Presidents Can't Order Wiretaps (And Other Things To Know About FISA)By Eugene Daniels | March 6, 2017
The process is handled by the Justice Department, not the White House.
Trump Tweets Top Dems Are Hypocrites On Russian IssueBy Lauren Stephenson | March 3, 2017
President Trump tweeted old photos of Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi meeting with Russian presidents.
FBI Not Giving All Info To Committee Probing Russia, Member SaysBy Lauren Stephenson | March 2, 2017
Rep. Adam Schiff says FBI Director James Comey hasn't provided his intel committee with all the information it has asked for.
DHS Only Has $20M For Border 'Wall' — It's Supposed To Cost $21.6BBy Lindsey Pulse | March 2, 2017
The $20 million wouldn't cover starting construction costs; it's only enough to pay for contracts for prototypes.
New Trump Policy Targets Immigrant Crime (Which Is Relatively Rare)By Eugene Daniels | March 1, 2017
Data shows noncitizens in the U.S. are a lot less likely than citizens to commit violent crimes.
Trump Calls Obamacare A 'Disaster,' But It's More Popular Than EverBy Kate Grumke | February 28, 2017
For the first time, a majority of Americans approve of Barack Obama's signature health care law.
There's No Good Way To Respond To A President's Congressional AddressBy Eugene Daniels | February 28, 2017
At this point, we can only assume the job is cursed.
Putting Trump's Military Spending (And Cuts To The Arts) In ContextBy Zach Toombs | February 28, 2017
The U.S. spends as much as the next 12 countries combined on its military.
Trump Takes Aim At EPA Water Regulations With New Executive OrderBy Matt Picht | February 28, 2017
The executive order directs EPA administrator Scott Pruitt to replace the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule.
Trump May Give Historically Black Colleges Opportunities Obama Didn'tBy Ryan Biek | February 28, 2017
Trump is expected to sign an executive order related to historically black colleges.
The House Probe Into Trump And Russia Is Already SplinteringBy Matt Picht | February 27, 2017
Committee chair Devin Nunes and ranking member Adam Schiff aren't seeing eye to eye on the investigation of President Trump's alleged ties to Russia.
Trump's Budget Plan: More For Defense, Less For Almost Everything ElseBy Matt Picht | February 27, 2017
President Trump wants to spend more on the military by cutting spending across the board in other departments.
Trump Is Skipping The White House Correspondents' DinnerBy Ryan Biek | February 26, 2017
The president is breaking with 36 years of tradition by not attending the event that honors journalism.
Trump White House Selectively Bars News Outlets From Press BriefingBy Lauren Stephenson | February 24, 2017
Press secretary Sean Spicer decided to hold an off-camera "gaggle" but only invited some outlets.
Trump Administration Withdraws Guidance Regarding Transgender StudentsBy Lauren Stephenson | February 22, 2017
It cites the need for further consideration "of the legal issues involved."
Trump's Sanctuary City Fight Could Hurt His Infrastructure PlansBy Eugene Daniels | February 21, 2017
The two campaign promises could prove to be at odds with each other.
'Not My President's Day' Rallies Held Across The USBy Lauren Stephenson | February 20, 2017
The original protest was organized as a way to speak out against President Trump's policies, but it grew to encompass a number of issues.
Pence Reaffirms Commitment To NATO But Tells Members To Pay UpBy Lauren Stephenson | February 20, 2017
During his appearance with NATO's secretary general, the vice president also commented on the former national security adviser's firing.
One Of These People Could Be Trump's New National Security AdviserBy Lauren Stephenson | February 17, 2017
One of them — retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg — is serving as acting national security adviser.
The Trump Family Is Already Costing Taxpayers MillionsBy Lauren Stephenson | February 17, 2017
A month into the presidency, the Trump family's travel has likely already cost taxpayers over $10 million.
Trump's Pick For Flynn Replacement Reportedly Turns Down OfferBy Lauren Stephenson | February 16, 2017
Retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward won't be President Trump's next national security adviser.
Trump Says He Would Have Told Flynn To Discuss SanctionsBy Lauren Stephenson | February 16, 2017
President Trump told reporters Thursday that "Russia is fake news," and he blasted leaks to the press.
After Rough Week, Trump Plans To Rally The CrowdsBy Lauren Stephenson | February 15, 2017
The president will return to a familiar campaign-trail spot.
The Trump Camp's Tune Has Changed When It Comes To LeaksBy Eugene Daniels | February 15, 2017
President Trump's team is "concerned" about leaks — but it hasn't always been that way.
Labor Secretary Nominee Withdraws Name Day Before HearingBy Lauren Stephenson | February 15, 2017
Andrew Puzder's Senate confirmation hearing was scheduled to begin Thursday.
Russia Tests Trump With Treaty-Violating Missile DeploymentBy Lauren Stephenson | February 14, 2017
The news came the same day the Pentagon said Russian military planes "buzzed" a U.S. naval ship.
Trump Promised The Most Pro-Israel Presidency Ever. Can He Deliver?By Eugene Daniels | February 14, 2017
The new president has backed off some of his campaign proclamations about our ally.
White House Sends Mixed Messages On Flynn's StatusBy Lauren Stephenson | February 13, 2017
One minute National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn enjoyed "the full confidence of the president." The next, not so much.
Trudeau Says He Won't 'Lecture' Trump on Syrian Refugee BanBy Lauren Stephenson | February 13, 2017
The two leaders also discussed the importance of trade between the U.S. and Canada, and they announced a new initiative for women in business.
Trump Still Hasn't Acted On One Of His Most Popular Campaign PromisesBy Eugene Daniels | February 13, 2017
President Trump made a lot of promises on fixing infrastructure, but there's been no movement since he became president.
Trump's First Weeks Prioritize Energy Over EnvironmentBy Kate Grumke | February 10, 2017
Here's a look at the environmental policy changes that have happened so far under President Trump.
Trump Needs A Solicitor General, And His First Pick Just Bailed On HimBy Matt Picht | February 9, 2017
Trump was reportedly considering Charles Cooper for the role — until Cooper rejected the prospect.
House Democrat Weighs Opposition And Obstruction Against TrumpBy Eugene Daniels | February 9, 2017
"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. I am the reaction. We are the reaction."
Ariz. Mother Deported As Trump Cracks Down On Illegal ImmigrationBy Lauren Stephenson | February 9, 2017
Guadalupe García de Rayos was convicted of a non-violent felony. Groups have argued the workplace raid that led to her arrest was unconstitutional.
Senate Confirms Attorney General Nominee Sen. Jeff SessionsBy Lauren Stephenson | February 8, 2017
The vote came after Democrats held the Senate floor for more than 24 hours to speak about their opposition to his confirmation.
IQ2 Debate: Should We Give President Trump A Chance?By Lauren Stephenson | February 8, 2017
Some argue his actions on the campaign trail and during his first few days in the Oval Office are enough to know whether to give him a chance.
Breaking Down Betsy DeVos' Ideas For US SchoolsBy Matt Picht | February 8, 2017
Trump's education secretary's plans for reforming U.S. education revolve around charter schools and vouchers.
After Hearing, Appeals Court To Decide Whether Travel Ban Stays FrozenBy Lauren Stephenson | February 7, 2017
A three-judge panel heard arguments from attorneys representing the U.S. government and Washington state and Minnesota.
Kremlin Wants Fox News To Apologize To President Vladimir PutinBy Lauren Stephenson | February 6, 2017
It stems from the network's recent interview with President Donald Trump.
Dozens Of Tech Companies Are Fighting Trump's Travel BanBy Katherine Biek | February 6, 2017
The list includes big names like Apple, Google and Facebook.
Trump's Immigration Ban Frozen In Seattle, Upheld In BostonBy Matt Picht | February 3, 2017
A Seattle judge halted an executive order banning travel from seven countries. A similar legal challenge was dismissed in Boston the same day.
Trump Signs Executive Orders That Loosen Financial RegulationsBy Lauren Stephenson | February 3, 2017
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the executive order will encourage growth.
Former Norwegian Prime Minister Detained Due To Trump's Travel BanBy Grant Suneson | February 3, 2017
Kjell Magne Bondevik was detained for an hour because he visited Iran in 2014.
Here's Why You Keep Hearing About 'Sanctuary Cities'By Melissa Prax | February 3, 2017
The number of "sanctuaries" is increasing, even though President Trump signed an executive order to cut their funding.
Secretary Tillerson Had Plenty Of Issues Awaiting Him On His First DayBy Lauren Stephenson | February 2, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stepped into his new office Thursday.
President Trump Wants To Kill The Johnson Amendment. But What Is It?By Eugene Daniels | February 2, 2017
The Johnson Amendment was introduced in 1954 to stop nonprofits from endorsing political candidates.
Trump Administration Puts Iran 'On Notice'By Lauren Stephenson | February 1, 2017
The national security adviser responded to Iran's ballistic missile test and an attack by Iranian-backed militants Wednesday.
Here's What You Should Know About Executive OrdersBy Eugene Daniels | February 1, 2017
They're the most powerful tool a president has in his kit.
Trump Tells McConnell To Consider 'Nuclear Option.' What Is It?By Lauren Stephenson | February 1, 2017
President Donald Trump made the comment before meeting with leaders of groups that support his Supreme Court nominee.
Trump Nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch For Supreme CourtBy Lauren Stephenson | January 31, 2017
President Donald Trump made the announcement in a live address Tuesday night.
Trump Brings His Campaign Promises To His Meeting With Pharma CEOsBy Matt Picht | January 31, 2017
President Trump wants lower drug prices — but it seems like he won't use Medicare to get them.
Exception In Immigration Ban Lets Hundreds Of Refugees Into The USBy Grant Suneson | January 31, 2017
Nearly 900 refugees who were traveling to the U.S. as President Trump signed an immigration ban will still be allowed in.
Trump Sacks Acting AG For Defying Executive OrderBy Lauren Stephenson | January 30, 2017
Sally Yates said she wasn't convinced the president's order to ban refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries is lawful.
Outrage Over Immigration Ban Makes Its Way To UK ParliamentBy Lauren Stephenson | January 30, 2017
The House of Commons discussed President Trump's executive order twice Monday.
Most Americans Disapprove Of Donald Trump — In Record TimeBy Jake Godin | January 30, 2017
After just eight days, more Americans disapprove of President Trump's job performance than approve of it.
Obama Tells Trump Protesters To Keep ProtestingBy Matt Picht | January 30, 2017
A spokesman for the former president said peaceful demonstration is "exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake."
Trump Signs 2 New Executive Orders On Military, RefugeesBy Matt Picht | January 27, 2017
According to President Trump, these orders pave the way for more defense spending and tougher immigration procedures.
Ambassador Nikki Haley Warns UN: 'We're Taking Names'By Lauren Stephenson | January 27, 2017
She also signaled some changes in how the U.S. does business at the U.N.
Where Is Trump Getting His Widespread Voter Fraud Evidence?By Lauren Stephenson | January 27, 2017
One source is an avid Tweeter; the other's a pro golfer. And they still haven't provided any evidence.
Trump Teases Theresa May After Getting A Tough QuestionBy Matt Picht | January 27, 2017
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and President Trump wanted to present a united front during a joint press conference. A BBC reporter had other ideas.
White House Floats, Immediately Backs Off Of 20 Percent Import TaxBy Matt Picht | January 26, 2017
Press secretary Sean Spicer seemed to suggest a 20 percent border tax could help raise funds for President Trump's border wall project.
Our Voter Registration Rolls Are A Mess, But That's Not Voter FraudBy Ethan Weston | January 26, 2017
Of three things President Trump listed as possible voter fraud, two of them aren't actually fraud — and they're pretty common.
Cleaning House? 4 Senior State Department Officials LeaveBy Lauren Stephenson | January 26, 2017
Four career Foreign Service members reportedly left their high-level management offices this week.
Miami Will No Longer Be A Sanctuary City Thanks To TrumpBy Grant Suneson | January 26, 2017
Unlike some other large cities, Miami is following President Trump's executive order ending so-called "sanctuary cities."
Twitter Users Notice Trump Took Days To Secure @POTUS Twitter AccountBy Grant Suneson | January 26, 2017
Nearly a week into President Trump's administration, @POTUS was linked to a gmail account, which could have made it vulnerable.
How Could A Hiring Freeze Affect The Department Of Veterans Affairs?By Briana Koeneman | January 25, 2017
The department has been trying to hire 2,000 new employees to ease appointment backlogs and improve care for veterans.
Are Federal Agencies Subtweeting President Trump?By Nathan Byrne, Tyler Fine | January 25, 2017
They're certainly tweeting, and their messages seem a bit more political than usual.
Trump Reportedly Issues Gag Orders For Several Federal AgenciesBy Jake Jones | January 24, 2017
The Trump administration has reportedly restricted press access and social media use for some agencies.
'Alternative Facts' Seem To Boost '1984' To Best-Seller ListBy Lauren Stephenson | January 24, 2017
The phrase uttered by President Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway on Sunday also came up in a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday.
Spicer Pledges To 'Never Knowingly Say Something That's Not Factual'By Lauren Stephenson | January 23, 2017
A reporter asked White House press secretary Sean Spicer about his inaccurate statement on the size of the inauguration crowd.
Here Are Trump's First 3 Official Acts As PresidentBy Grant Suneson | January 20, 2017
President Trump sent formal approval for his Cabinet nominees shortly after he was inaugurated.
Why President Trump's Use Of 'America First' Upsets Some PeopleBy Lauren Stephenson | January 20, 2017
President Donald Trump uttered the phrase twice during his inaugural speech Friday.
This Is What People Want President Trump To Do For ThemBy Kristin Rohlwing | January 20, 2017
We asked our audience to share what they would ask President Donald Trump to do.
Report Says Trump Might Cut Arts Agencies, But Would It Make A Dent?By Lauren Stephenson | January 19, 2017
The Hill reports Donald Trump's team is looking at eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
What To Expect On Day One Of The Trump AdministrationBy Jake Godin | January 19, 2017
Donald Trump has promised to do a lot on his first day in office. Here's a look at some of his recent commitments.
Obama's Criminal Justice Report Is A Blueprint For TrumpBy Kate Grumke | January 5, 2017
The president published a piece in the Harvard Law Review, cementing his legacy on criminal justice and laying out what still needs to be done.
Here's What A New NAFTA Could Look LikeBy Eugene Daniels | December 21, 2016
The largest federation of unions in the country has released a "blueprint."
Will President Trump Have A Mandate? It Doesn't Really MatterBy Eugene Daniels | December 8, 2016
Mandates don't increase or decrease presidential power — they're mostly just rhetorical devices.
What Donald Trump's First 100 Days Could Look LikeBy Zach Toombs | November 9, 2016
A new Supreme Court justice, a trade war with China, mass deportation and the end of the Affordable Care Act are all part of the plan.
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