FROM Ben Schreckinger
Can Trump calm criticism that he's too cozy with white supremacists? Bowing to days of pressure, President Trump directly condemned white supremacy and the hate groups that incited Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Vice President Pence, Attorney General Sessions, and the president’s daughter, Ivanka all spoke out forcefully after Saturday’s events. But Trump only lamented the violence from “many sides.”
Comey memo prompts calls for independent probe, even impeachment The latest piece of bad news for President Trump is the reported existence of a memo that fired FBI Director James Comey wrote. The memo describes President Trump asking Comey to drop the FBI investigation into former NSA advisor Mike Flynn.
The Trump campaign and democracy's future Reporters are being heckled at Trump rallies by supporters who say Trump will win in a landslide and openly talk about violence and “revolution” if he doesn’t. Yesterday, Mike Pence insisted the campaign will accept the results if it loses, but high-level Trump surrogates echo his claim that the election is being “rigged.” Polls show that Trump might lose in a landslide, with heavy damage to his own Republican Party—and the confidence of millions in the democratic process.
Trump and the Media Donald Trump has publicly trashed journalists, feuded with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and banned publications like the New York Times from events. His antagonistic relationship with the press is one of the ways his campaign is unconventional. Yet, for all the animosity, Trump and the press are locked in a co-dependent dance.
Will Donald Trump Inspire Other Rebel Billionaires? For decades, politicians have said that government should be "run like a business," but business leaders don't often run for office. Now, here comes Donald Trump, who has captured the nation's attention with comments like "How stupid are our leaders…how stupid are these politicians." Trump's astonishing success -- the billionaire businessman is leading in all the polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination -- may have other billionaire CEO's giving a second thought to public service. That's according to Ben Schreckinger of Politico , who's in Dallas for today's Trump rally. Is Mark Cuban considering a run for the presidency? Photo: JD Lasica
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."