Category: Politics

Will the government shutdown affect tax refunds and returns? Maybe not.

The IRS is trying to make sure that tax refunds still go out — but its employees will have to work without pay for now. The federal government’s partial shutdown is now the longest in history, with President Donald Trump refusing to sign a spending deal that reopens the government as long as it doesn’t […]

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, 2020 Democratic candidate, explained

How Gabbard went from rising star to controversial figure. When Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) was first elected to Congress in 2012 amid an ocean of positive press, the Iraq War veteran seemed like a sure-thing for a 2020 presidential run. But after she announced her intent to run on Friday, Gabbard didn’t get the marquee […]

Trump tried to illegally withhold disaster relief money from Puerto Rico

Trump’s handling of his one big external crisis remains terrifying. A Washington Post article on the resignation of deputy Housing and Urban Development Secretary Pam Patenaude, a housing policy professional who’s been de facto running the department under the vague auspices of Ben Carson, also contains the stunning information that President Trump attempted to illegally […]

Trump is looking for a new way to cut Medicaid — without Congress

Block grants could be the next front in the Trump administration’s war on Medicaid. Two years in, senior Trump administration officials are still hunting for new ways to cut Medicaid. Seema Verma, who runs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for President Trump, has been exploring whether the agency could implement Medicaid block grants, […]

Cardi B’s viral shutdown rant made some really good points

“Like, our country is a hellhole right now, all for a fucking wall.” Cardi B has some thoughts on the partial government shutdown — and she’s not holding back. The 26-year-old Bronx-born rapper posted a video on Instagram on Wednesday night addressing the now 27-day government shutdown and blasted President Donald Trump for refusing to […]

Rudy Giuliani’s disastrous CNN interview created more problems for Trump

In a stunning revelation, Giuliani conceded that Trump’s campaign manager may have colluded with Russia. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, didn’t do his client any favors during a CNN interview on Wednesday night in which he conceded that Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, may have colluded with […]