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Trump Administration Is Reportedly About to Issue Its Transgender Ban to the Pentagon

Nearly a month after President Trump woke up on a Wednesday morning and announced via Twitter that he was instituting a ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military, the Wall Street Journal reports the White House is expected...Show More Summary

Today in Conservative Media: Another Pathetic Night for Antifa and the Mainstream Media

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media. On Wednesday, conservatives took on both the mainstream media’s reactions to Trump’s Phoenix speech and the night’s protests. “Members of the establishment media reacted inShow More Summary

Don't Tell the President, But Congress Is Quietly Planning a Bipartisan, Non-Insane Health Care Bill

Earlier this year, the Republican Party attempted to follow through on promises it had been cynically making its most extreme voters for years by rushing through a destructive, wildly unpopular Affordable Care Act repeal proposal. That...Show More Summary

No Man Is an Island, but Trump Is Drawing Perilously Close

Donald Trump is “in a position right now where he’s much more isolated than he realizes,” Newt Gingrich informed Fox News on Friday. Newt is never right, and yet there, in his comment, was the toll of truth—since he took office in January, Trump’s presidency has amounted to a sustained and methodical masterpiece of pushing people away. Show More Summary

Wait, Does the Trump Administration Care About Human Rights Now?

There are a few things we thought we knew about the Trump administration’s Middle East policy: It is concerned first and foremost with counterterrorism, it wants to curb the influence of Iran and Islamist movements like the Muslim brotherhood,...Show More Summary

Trump May Still Pardon Arpaio for Defying Court Order to Stop Harassing Latinos

10 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Joe Arpaio was the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona for more than two decades, during which he developed a national reputation for his hostility toward undocumented immigrants. In 2011, a federal judge told Arpaio's department that it could no longer stop and detain Latinos who officers suspected of no crime besides being in the U.S. Show More Summary

Here's How Police Cleared the Last Protesters Outside Trump's Phoenix Rally

10 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

President Trump's Phoenix rally drew thousands of demonstrators to the downtown area near the convention center. But most of the large demonstrations had ended around the same time that the rally did. Still, not everyone went home. The...Show More Summary

Trump Reads Aloud 15-Minute Edited Version of Previous Charlottesville Remarks and Calls It a Rally

23 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Donald Trump somehow managed to upstage himself in ridiculousness Tuesday night in Phoenix. The president of the United States came out to what appeared to be a meager crowd at the Phoenix Convention Center amidst speculation and consternation about what he would say in his first large-scale public event since Charlottesville. Show More Summary

New Poll Shows Most Arizona Voters Don’t Approve of Trump Presidency. There’s Trouble Ahead for GOP.

The national terrain Donald Trump is tiptoeing around on Tuesday night in Phoenix, during his first high-profile appearance since going on vacation and voicing support for white nationalists in Charlottesville, continues to be slippery at best for the president. Show More Summary

Today in Conservative Media: Unpacking Trump’s Afghanistan Plan

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media. On Tuesday, conservatives assessed both Trump’s Afghanistan speech and the wisdom of continuing the war there. At National Review, Quin Hillyer applauded Trump’s speech. “If...Show More Summary

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: Donald Trump Has Angered the Turtle

In the tradition of the Clintonometer and the Trump Apocalypse Watch, the Impeach-O-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative daily estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump leaves office before his term ends, whether by beingShow More Summary

Left, Right Both Hyping Dubious Craigslist Ads Purporting to Prove Other Side Is Recruiting Actors for Trump Rally

The idea that shadowy figures such as George Soros are paying protesters to show up at anti-Trump rallies—as if it's difficult to find people to protest an extremely unpopular president who is especially unpopular in the high-density urban areas where protests are usually held—is a commonly circulated one on the right. Show More Summary

Pakistan Is Quiet After Trump’s Speech. India Is Loving It.

President Trump had some harsh words for Pakistan in Monday night’s speech about the United States’ Afghanistan strategy, criticizing the country for giving “safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror.” Secretary of State Rex...Show More Summary

Secret Service Says It’s On Course to Run Out of Funds to Protect Trump and Family in September

The Secret Service is facing a funding crunch and, as of September, will not be able to pay the required overtime for as many as 1,100 agents due to federal spending caps. The organization has faced similar financial challenges in the...Show More Summary

Bill O’Reilly Says Trump Defended Nazis Because He Doesn’t Get How Bad the Holocaust Was

As hard as these past several days have been for people who’d prefer to have a consistently anti-Nazi president, they have been even more trying for those tasked with defending our commander in chief. One of those defenders is Bill O’Reilly,...Show More Summary

Today in Conservative Media: Stop Calling Us Nazis, You Nazis!

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media. Multiple outlets continued to delve into the aftermath of Charlottesville, particularly alleged criticisms from the left of Antifa’s critics. “In their ongoing attempt to paint...Show More Summary

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: Remember the Don Jr. Meeting? It Just Got Even More Suspicious.

In the tradition of the Clintonometer and the Trump Apocalypse Watch, the Impeach-O-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative daily estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump leaves office before his term ends, whether by being impeached (and convicted) or by resigning under threat of same. Last June, Donald Trump Jr. Show More Summary

What Everyone Looked Like Looking at the Eclipse

The solar eclipse was a celestial event, but it also revealed a glimpse of humanity. While we were busy looking up at the sky, the photographers in our midst captured the surreal poses, unique expressions, and odd contraptions visible only on such an extraordinary day. Show More Summary

Trump Ignores Advice Not to Stare Directly at Sun as Life Becomes an Extremely on-the-Nose Metaphor

You're not supposed to stare directly at the sun! It's the one thing everyone knows about the sun. And yet. Guhhhhh. Come on. Come on!

Watch Darkness Descend Upon America as Life Becomes an Extremely On-the-Nose Metaphor

On Monday, August 21st, Americans were treated to the first total solar eclipse to hit North America in decades. The astronomical delight has been widely anticipated by eclipse enthusiasts for months, and has served as a delightful and much-needed distraction from the drudgery of regular life in America for more casual eclipse fans. Show More Summary

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