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Sophia Tesfaye is the Deputy Politics Editor at Salon.
Donald Trump's 100 Days Flip-Flop: After Campaigning on A '100-Day Plan,' Trump Now Calls It a 'Ridiculous Standard'
Posted on: Apr 23, 2017, Source: Salon
"Americans will be voting for this 100-day plan," Trump said while campaigning in Gettysburg.
Why the Results of Georgia's Special Election Are a Big Win for Democrats
Posted on: Apr 19, 2017, Source: Salon
Jon Ossoff couldn't flip a congressional seat outright, but he's well-positioned for a runoff in June.
'It Is Pathetic': Bernie Sanders Slams Trump After ExxonMobil Urges White House to Abide by Paris Climate Accord
Posted on: Mar 29, 2017, Source: Salon
The largest oil company in the world understands more about climate change than the president of the United States.
Danger, Yogi: Republicans Intentionally Make It Legal to Hunt Hibernating Animals
Posted on: Mar 28, 2017, Source: Salon
The NRA-backed bill overturns an Obama-era regulation meant to protect biodiversity in Alaska's wildlife refuges.
Where Did $1 Million Go? Michele Bachmann Is in Hot Water If She Can't Answer the Question
Posted on: Mar 27, 2017, Source: Salon
In a three-month span, the former Tea Party congresswoman's committee had more than $1 million disappear.
Trump's Budget Director Has Some Deeply Distressing Advice to Americans Worried About Their Health Benefits
Posted on: Mar 24, 2017, Source: Salon
Are we supposed to find this reassuring?
Hard Right Targeting Its Fury Over Botched Health Care Bill at Trump Official
Posted on: Mar 23, 2017, Source: Salon
Breitbart and talk-radio hosts are finding a new target for their Trumpcare rage.
President Trump Shrugs off the Devastating Impact Repealing Obamacare Will Have on His Base
Posted on: Mar 17, 2017, Source: Salon
Trump admits to Fox News' Tucker Carlson that "a lot of things aren't consistent" with his campaign promises.
Republicans Rail Against President Trump's Budget, Call for Even Larger Increases in Military Spending
Posted on: Mar 16, 2017, Source: Salon
Lindsey Graham and others deride "disturbing" cuts to the State Department.
Hate Crimes in U.S. Rose More Than 20 Percent During 2016 Presidential Campaign
Posted on: Mar 15, 2017, Source: Salon
Another new study also shows that terror attacks by a Muslim perpetrator got about four times more media coverage.
Donald Trump Is 'Haunted' by the Ghost of Barack Obama's First Term
Posted on: Mar 9, 2017, Source: Salon
The 45th president is reportedly obsessed with his predecessor.
White House Announces Revised Travel Ban, Cites Bowling Green and 'Honor Killings' in U.S.
Posted on: Mar 6, 2017, Source: Salon
Citing "honor killings" and invoking the nonexistent Bowling Green massacre, the White House is justifying the ban's return.
House GOP Begins to Turn on Trump: Republicans Break from Party to Demand President's Tax Returns
Posted on: Mar 3, 2017, Source: Salon
“It isn’t about Trump’s tax returns. It’s about the continuation of a policy that’s been in place for 50 years."
'Stand Your Ground' Everywhere: Republicans Seek to Expand Gun Immunity Laws Across the Country
Posted on: Mar 2, 2017, Source: Salon
At least 23 states already have the controversial law made infamous by George Zimmerman and Marissa Alexander.
Did Trump Just Admit That Repealing Obamacare Is Going to Be Politically Impossible?
Posted on: Feb 27, 2017, Source: Salon
"Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated," Trump said Monday in a meeting with health care CEOs.
Kansas GOP Revolts, Nearly Overturns Gov. Sam Brownback's Billion-Dollar Failed Experiment
Posted on: Feb 24, 2017, Source: Salon
State house votes overwhelmingly to roll back 2012 tax cuts, but override comes up short.
Experts Agree Trump's Rosy Predictions of Economic Growth Are a Mathematic Impossibility
Posted on: Feb 22, 2017, Source: Salon
Analysts say a four percent growth rate is not possible with no boom in productivity.
Republicans Bar Latino Lawmakers From Meeting With ICE
Posted on: Feb 17, 2017, Source: Salon
In what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called “highly unusual," Republicans booted some Hispanic Caucus members.
Trump's Plan to 'Totally Destroy' the Johnson Amendment Is a Massive Gift to the Christian Right
Posted on: Feb 3, 2017, Source: Salon
The move would open the door for religious groups to become big-time power players in U.S. elections.
Trump Plans to Shame Sanctuary Cities by Publishing a Weekly List of Crimes Committed by Undocumented Immigrants
Posted on: Jan 27, 2017, Source: Salon
Breitbart features a "Black Crime" tag and Steve Bannon may have convinced Trump to replicate it at the White House.
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