Day: June 19, 2018

Stephen Miller believes in controversy as political strategy, even if it means jailing children

To understand what the Trump administration is thinking about separating families and locking kids up at the border, you have to understand Stephen Miller’s foundational political belief: It’s better to stir controversy, at any price, than it is to engage constructively. Architect of Donald Trump’s immigration policy and the White House’s resident troll, the 32-year-old […]

Trump is finalizing one of his big proposals to undercut the ACA

The Trump administration is releasing rules that would make it easier for small businesses and self-employed individuals to buy insurance that does not comply with Obamacare’s insurance regulations, another front in the White House’s attempts to undermine the law. Association health plans, the subject of the new rules, do not have to follow the same […]

John Kelly reportedly doesn’t even care if Trump is impeached

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has reportedly sort of given up on any hope of shaping Donald Trump’s presidency. He’s now just running out the clock. Eliana Johnson and Annie Karni at Politico reported late Monday that the retired Marine Corps general and Trump are “barely tolerating one another,” and that Kelly has […]

House Republicans are having a bad faith immigration debate

As the House barrels toward a vote this week on immigration, House Republicans say they have reached a “compromise” on immigration policy. Republicans began circulating a draft of their bill on Thursday. The proposal provides legal status for young unauthorized immigrants known as DREAMers and a path to citizenship for some, based on merit; it […]