Josh Gerstein

Politico

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Josh Gerstein is a senior White House reporter for Politico, covering legal and national security issues. He is a former national reporter for the New York Sun.

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President Trump announced today that the White House will no longer fight to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

Head: Trump drops citizenship question on next census

President Trump announced today that the White House will no longer fight to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s day 11 of Paul Manafort’s tax and bank fraud trial. On Monday, the prosecution rested its case. Today, the defense did the same, without calling a single witness.

Why did Paul Manafort's defense team not call a witness on his behalf?

It’s day 11 of Paul Manafort’s tax and bank fraud trial. On Monday, the prosecution rested its case. Today, the defense did the same, without calling a single witness.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Wednesday night, Rudy Giuliani said President Trump reimbursed attorney Michael Cohen for paying off porn star Stormy Daniels out of his own pocket.

Is Rudy Giuliani causing more trouble for Trump?

On Wednesday night, Rudy Giuliani said President Trump reimbursed attorney Michael Cohen for paying off porn star Stormy Daniels out of his own pocket.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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President Trump infuriated a fractured Democratic party this week by telling four of its newest members to go back to where they came from, but did his statement galvanize his base or…

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The challenge of climate change can seem overwhelming--especially with the Trump administration dropping the ball. But cities have opportunities to make change.

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Julian Castro, former HUD secretary and former San Antonio Mayor, says his housing plan calls for a much greater investment to end homelessness by 2028.

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Author and University of Michigan professor Alexandra Minna Stern traces the origins of America's burgeoning white nationalist movement.

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Science continues to suffer attack from the Trump administration. Testimony on climate change and national security has been censored.

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Since March some 387 Boeing 737 Max jets have been grounded by regulators and airlines with no end in sight. Boeing profits have tanked. Last month the company recorded its biggest ever quarterly loss and deliveries are at their lowest since 2012. Boeing says it expects the plane to return to service by the end of this year, as it continues to focus on the plane’s software system, thought to be the cause of both plane crashes. Boeing’s crisis highlights a problem beyond flight safety. The aircraft manufacturer chose to prioritize big spending on CEO compensation and stock buybacks rather than reinvest profits on its employees, infrastructure and R and D. Last year alone, Boeing’s chief executive Dennis Muilenburg took home $30 in compensation and gains from options. Buybacks over investment; the financial strategy that’s great for shareholders but may well have cost Boeing the public’s trust.

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The original purpose of cities was to bring people together. That was their function for thousands of years. Then came the 20th Century and the automobile, which, “blew cities apart.”

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How did federal prosecutors get another chance with Jeffrey Epstein?

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