The Trump Administration and its Orbit in 2017

The Intercept, Corporations Prepare to Gorge on Tax Cuts Trump Claims Will Create Jobs, January 5, 2017.

Moyers & Company, Our Next President: Also Brought to You by Big Data and Digital Advertising, January 6, 2017.

Politico, Pentagon pick Mattis discloses defense industry work, January 8, 2017.

USA Today, Oil and gas exec Gerard is pumped about industry prospects under Trump, January 8, 2017.

Mother Jones, Attorney General Sessions Would Be Good News for Private Prisons: The facilities are more violent and less humane than their government-run counterparts, January 9, 2017.

The Atlantic, Jeff Sessions’s Unqualified Praise for a 1924 Immigration Law: Trump’s pick for attorney general made the remarks during an interview with Breitbart’s Stephen Bannon, now an adviser to the president-elect, January 10, 2017.

The Daily Beast, ExxonMobil Gave Big to Senate Panel in Charge of Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation: Under Rex Tillerson ExxonMobil PAC gave thousands of dollars to members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who will now be in charge of his confirmation, January 10, 2017.

The Intercept, Gen. John Kelly, DHS nominee, has been quietly working for DynCorp, January 10, 2017.

CNBC, Trump melts down on Twitter: ‘Are we living in Nazi Germany?’, January 11, 2017.

The Guardian, Ben Carson refuses to guarantee no housing funds will benefit Trump, January 12, 2017.

Politico, How Betsy DeVos Used God and Amway to Take Over Michigan Politics: With her nomination as education secretary, a powerful political clan will bring its overtly Christian agenda to Washington, January 15, 2017.

The Intercept, Notorious Mercenary Erik Prince Is Advising Trump From the Shadows, January 17, 2017.

Washington Post, David Gelernter, fiercely anti-intellectual computer scientist, is being eyed for Trump’s science adviser, January 18, 2017.

Common Dreams, Corporate Contributors to Trump Inauguration Seek to Curry Favor: Seven corporations known to have donated toward President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration have pending business before the federal government, January 19, 2017.

The Hill, Trump team prepares dramatic cuts, January 19, 2017.

The Intercept, Trump’s Homeland Security Team Likely to Emphasize Facial Recognition and Biometric Surveillance, January 19, 2017.

WSWS, US Senate panel rubber stamps “Mad Dog” Mattis for Pentagon chief, January 19, 2017.

The Intercept, Internal List Shows President Trump Was Sworn In Next To His VIP Donors, January 20, 2017.

Huffington Post, President Trump Just Told The CIA The U.S. Should Have Stolen Iraq’s Oil, January 21, 2017.

The Intercept, Spot the Billionaires Given Special Seats on Donald Trump’s Inaugural Platform, January 21, 2017.

Politico, Trump doling out plum adviser jobs to rich friends, January 22, 2017.

Bloomberg, Trump Dangles Incentives to Auto CEOs in Push to Lure Factories, January 23 [Updated – January 24], 2017.

LobeLog, Trump and the Return of Private Military Contractors, January 23, 2017.

USA Today, Trump pledges major ‘border tax’ in CEO meeting at the White House, January 23, 2017.

WSWS, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren support General “Mad Dog” Mattis as head of Pentagon, January 23, 2017.

Reuters, Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate page from website: sources, January 24, 2017.

LobeLog, Who Will Rule Trump Foreign Policy?, January 25, 2017.

Politico, Trump’s company picks GOP lawyer, own attorney for ethics team, January 25, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump adviser Gary Cohn is leaving Goldman Sachs with a $123 million payout, January 25, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Strategist Stephen Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’, January 26, 2017.

The Atlantic, What Does the Billionaire Family Backing Donald Trump Really Want?, January 27, 2017.

CNN, Pence, Conway cheer on March for Life, January 27, 2017.

The Intercept, Donald Trump Puts Coal Lobbyist in Charge of Prosecuting Environmental Crimes, January 27, 2017.

NPR, With National Security Council Shakeup, Steve Bannon Gets A Seat At The Table, January 29, 2017.

Business Insider, Trump just met with the heads of drug companies — here’s how it went, January 31, 2017.

NPR, Trump Political Advisers Now Raising Money For His ‘America First’ Agenda, January 31, 2017.

The Daily Beast, Michael Flynn and Team Trump Fire a Warning Shot at Iran: The new White House National Security Adviser put Tehran “on notice”—and signaled that the Obama foreign policy era was definitively over, February 1, 2017.

Reuters, As private lawyer, Trump high court pick was friend to business, February 1, 2017.

Reuters, Exclusive: Trump to focus counter-extremism program solely on Islam – sources, February 1, 2017.

The Intercept, The CIA’s New Deputy Director Ran a Black Site for Torture, February 2, 2017.

Mother Jones, Arrests and Anxiety at Standing Rock As Trump Pushes DAPL Ahead, February 2, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Vows to ‘Destroy’ Law Banning Political Endorsements by Churches, February 2, 2017.

Reuters, FTC to focus on consumer injury, minimizing paperwork requests to companies, February 2, 2017.

Time, President Trump Threatens to Yank U.C. Berkeley’s Federal Funding Over Protests Against Milo Yiannopoulos, February 2, 2017.

New York Times, New C.I.A. Deputy Director, Gina Haspel, Had Leading Role in Torture, February 3, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Moves to Roll Back Obama-Era Financial Regulations, February 3, 2017.

New York Times, Trust Records Show Trump Is Still Closely Tied to His Empire, February 3, 2017.

Politico, Trump denounces ‘professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters’, February 3, 2017.

Washington Post, Documents confirm Trump still benefiting from his business, February 4, 2017.

New York Times, Trump’s F.C.C. Pick Quickly Targets Net Neutrality Rules, February 5, 2017.

New York Times, Trump’s F.D.A. Pick Could Undo Decades of Drug Safeguards, February 5, 2017.

Oakland Institute, The Return of Erik Prince: Trump’s Knight in America’s New Crusade?, February 6, 2017 [PDF, 10 pages]

WhoWhatWhy, Donald J. Trump and the Deep State, Part 1, February 6, 2017.

WhoWhatWhy, Donald J. Trump and the Deep State, Part 2, February 7, 2017.

The Hill, Donald Trump’s details man, February 8, 2017.

WSWS, Trump proposes tax break for church political activities, February 8, 2017.

AP, Private prison firm sees Trump immigration push opportunity, February 10, 2017.

Medium [INSURGE intelligence], How the Trump regime was manufactured by a war inside the Deep State, February 10, 2017.

New York Times, For-Profit Schools, an Obama Target, See New Day Under Trump, February 10, 2017.

ProPublica, Trump’s Watered-Down Ethics Rules Let a Lobbyist Help Run an Agency He Lobbied, February 10, 2017.

Reuters, New FCC chair closely guards his strategy to restructure net neutrality, February 10, 2017.

The Intercept, Dark Essays By White House Staffer Are the Intellectual Source Code of Trumpism, February 12, 2017.

CNBC, Trump says billionaire, former critic Paul Singer visited White House, February 16, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Calls the News Media the ‘Enemy of the American People’, February 17, 2017.

Politico, ‘He’s Going to Be an Enabler’: As White House counsel, Don McGahn’s job is to keep Donald Trump in line. But he shares his boss’ hard-charging reputation, February 21, 2017.

The Gaurdian, DoJ moves to prevent CIA official from detailing role in Bush-era torture: Court filing from Trump’s justice department says government ‘anticipates asserting state secrets privilege’ to prevent CIA deputy director Gina Haspel from being deposed, February 22, 2017.

ICT, Trump: I have a dream, more pollution and poverty for all (or nearly all), February 22, 2017.

The Intercept, Trump’s New Immigration Crackdown Has Private Prison Investors Salivating, February 22, 2017.

Reuters, U.S. reverses Obama-era move to phase out private prisons, February 23, 2017.

Washington Post, Justice Department will again use private prisons, February 23, 2017.

Bloomberg BNA, Trump’s New Labor Adviser a Former Heritage Fellow, February 24, 2017.

CNN, Private prison stocks up 100% since Trump’s win, February 24, 2017.

The Nation, Memo Restoring Use of Private Prisons Is Good News for One Company: There is an obvious trail from Jeff Sessions to a major contractor, February 24, 2017.

Reuters, Kuwait could pay up to $60,000 for party at Trump Hotel in Washington, February 25, 2017.

Politico, Donald Trump’s ‘shadow president’ in Silicon Valley, February 26, 2017.

New York Times, Department of Justification: Stephen Bannon and Jeff Sessions, the new attorney general,have long shared a vision for remaking America. Now the nation’s top law-enforcement agency can serve as a tool for enacting it, February 28, 2017.

Washington Post, White House eyes plan to cut EPA staff by one-fifth, eliminating key programs, March 1, 2017.

Los Angeles Times, How Jeff Sessions’ influence flows through the Trump administration, March 2, 2017.

ProPublica, How the Trump Administration May Be Skirting Its Own Ethics Rules: The hiring of three former lobbyists to work in the White House raises questions about how the Trump administration is enforcing the president’s executive order on ethics, March 3, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump, citing no evidence, accuses Obama of ‘Nixon/Watergate’ plot to wiretap Trump Tower, March 4, 2017.

The Daily Beast, The Private Prison Industry Backed Trump—Now He’s Paying It Back: The war on drugs is back, along with one of its most toxic byproducts: the privatization of punishment, March 6, 2017.

CNN, Trump admin quietly made asylum more difficult in the US, March 8, 2017.

NPR, What Is Steve Bannon And Jeff Sessions’ Shared Vision For Remaking America?, March 9, 2017.

Aurora, Trump: The Problem is Still Capitalism, March 10, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Immigration Crackdown Is Great for Private Prison Stocks, March 10, 2017.

Politico, Trump’s attack dog on trade: The California professor behind Trump’s anti-China policy is a mini-Trump himself, March 11, 2017.

NBC, Trump Admin Ups Drone Strikes, Tolerates More Civilian Deaths: U.S. Officials, March 14, 2017.

The Intercept, Trump Has Called the Afghan War a “Mess.” His Generals Want to Escalate It, March 15, 2017.

Politico, What Trump could do to the Federal Reserve: His inner circle contains some radical monetary thinkers—and Wall Street bankers. Who will prevail?, March 15, 2017.

AP, Trump budget slashes agency money to boost defense spending, March 16, 2017.

Bloomberg, These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump’s Proposed Budget, March 16, 2017.

HousingWire, Here’s what Ben Carson thinks about the proposed $6.2 billion HUD budget cut, March 16, 2017.

New York Times, Pentagon Grows, While E.P.A. and State Dept. Shrink in Trump’s Budget, March 16, 2017.

Reuters, Trump’s budget seeks to boost military, slash other federal agencies, March 16, 2017.

Bloomberg BNA, Trump Wants 21 Percent Cut in Labor Department Budget, March 17, 2017.

New York Times, Betsy DeVos’s Hiring of For-Profit College Official Raises Impartiality Issues, March 17, 2017.

USA Today, Trump hasn’t donated hotel profits from foreign governments yet, March 17, 2017.

WSWS, The UAW’s corporatist alliance with Trump, March 17, 2017.

WSWS, Trump budget to fund wider wars by slashing domestic spending, March 17, 2017.

The Guardian, Trump’s weekly list of ‘immigrant crimes’ is as sinister as it sounds: Singling out the crimes of undocumented immigrants has one objective: to make people view them as deviant, dangerous and fundamentally undesirable, March 22, 2017.

Reuters, Trump Labor Dept. nominee questions key Obama-era rules, March 22, 2017.

NPR, Murdoch And Trump, An Alliance Of Mutual Interest, March 23, 2017.

The Intercept, Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised, March 26, 2017.

The New Yorker, The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency, March 27, 2017.

CNN, EPA’s Pruitt facing challenge from conservatives, March 28, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies, March 28, 2017.

Bloomberg BNA, Opinion Letters From DOL Could Help Employers ‘Get-Out-of-Jail Free’, March 31, 2017.

CNN, Trump meets with Condoleezza Rice, March 31, 2017.

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting, Study: Sean Spicer’s Handpicked Press Corps: 45 percent of reporters he’s called on come from the right, March 31, 2017.

ProPublica, Tom Price Intervened on Rule That Would Hurt Drug Profits, the Same Day He Acquired Drug Stock: While in Congress, HHS Secretary Tom Price acted to help kill a rule that would hurt drug company profits shortly after his broker bought him up to $90,000 worth of pharmaceutical stock, March 31, 2017.

ICConline, The election of Donald Trump and the degradation of the capitalist political apparatus, April 2, 2017.

Washington Post, Carson assures advocates that White House will include housing funding in infrastructure bill, April 3, 2017.

ProPublica, Trump Lawyer Confirms President Can Pull Money From His Businesses Whenever He Wants: Previously unreported changes to President Trump’s trust documents stipulate that the trust “shall distribute net income or principal to Donald J. Trump at his request.”, April 4, 2017.

Politico, Bannon ousted from National Security Council, April 5, 2017.

USA Today, Trump nominates Lyft exec to join Transportation Department, April 6, 2017.

Politico, Trump makes nice with Koch brothers, April 9, 2017.

The Hill, Spicer says Trump trying to ‘destabilize’ the Middle East, April 11, 2017.

The Intercept, “Mother of All Bombs” Never Used Before Due to Civilian Casualty Concerns, April 13, 2017.

Newsweek, Meet the Billionaires Who Run Trump’s Government, April 14, 2017.

ProPublica, Trump is Hiring Lobbyists and Top Ethics Official Says ‘There’s No Transparency’, April 15, 2017.

Washington Post, EPA emerges as major target after Trump solicits policy advice from industry, April 16, 2017.

Washington Post, ICE immigration arrests of noncriminals double under Trump, April 16, 2017.

Politico, Trump learning to love Bush aides, April 17, 2017.

ThinkProgress, 6 times Trump’s EPA head did exactly what industry told him to, April 17, 2017.

Bloomberg, Blackwater Founder Said to Have Advised Trump Team, April 18, 2017.

Politico, Trump’s billionaire adviser stands to gain from policies he helped shape, April 18, 2017.

AP, US VP Pence warns North Korea: ‘The sword stands ready’, April 19, 2017.

Washington Post, Justice Dept. debating charges against WikiLeaks members in revelations of diplomatic, CIA materials, April 20, 2017.

The Hill, Mnuchin: Trump orders take aim at Dodd-Frank, tax regs, April 21, 2017.

USA Today, Trump executive orders target tax rules, ‘too big to fail’ financial institutions, April 21, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Reaches Beyond West Wing for Counsel, April 22, 2017.

Common Dreams, Trump’s Corporate Takeover Detailed 100 Days into ‘For-Profit Presidency’, April 24, 2017.

Politico, Why Paul Wolfowitz Is Optimistic About Trump, April 24, 2017.

Reuters, State Department website posts article on Trump’s Florida resort, April 24, 2017.

CNN, How Trump works: A network of friends and advisers on the outside, April 25, 2017.

The Intercept, Koch Industries and Other Corporations Lobbied for Donald Trump’s Cabinet Picks, Filings Show, April 25, 2017.

EPI, The first 100 days: President Trump’s top priorities include rolling back protections to workers’ wages, health, and safety, April 27, 2017.

ProPublica, Former Director of Anti-Immigration Group Set to Be Named Ombudsman at U.S. Immigration Agency: As FAIR official, Julie Kirchner advocated harsh restrictions on immigrants. Now her job is to provide them assistance, April 28, 2017.

Forbes, More Than 25 Billionaires Poured Millions Into Trump’s Inaugural Committee, April 29, 2017.

Moyers & Company, Trump Labor Secretary Acosta’s Deadly Agenda for Workers, May 1, 2017.

Variety, Wilbur Ross Says Syria Missile Strike Was ‘After-Dinner Entertainment’ at Mar-a-Lago, May 1, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Discards Obama Legacy, One Rule at a Time, May 2, 2017.

Mother Jones, Trump Drops “Human Rights” From Top White House Job: And he seems to be doing the same with his foreign policy, May 3, 2017.

Public Citizen, For-Profit President: The First 100 Days of Donald Trump’s Presidency: Enriching His Private Business, Carrying Out a Corporate Takeover and Putting Profits Before People, May 3. [PDF, 103 pages]

CNN, Trump’s EPA: Cuts, infighting and no talk of climate change, May 4, 2017.

The Intercept, Trump Administration Fights In Court To Prevent Top CIA Official From Testifying On Torture, May 5, 2017.

New York Times, New Veterans Affairs Chief: A Hands-On, Risk-Taking ‘Standout’, May 9, 2017.

Newsweek, Private Prison Company Geo Group Gave Generously to Trump and Now Has Lucrative Contract, May 11, 2017.

New York Times, Attorney General Orders Tougher Sentences, Rolling Back Obama Policy, May 12, 2017.

New York Times, U.S. Crackdown on For-Profit Schools Is Said to Go Idle, May 12, 2017.

Bloomberg BNA, Bannon Ally Said to Be Weighed as Top DOL Diplomat, May 15, 2017.

The Intercept, Mike Pence Speaks to Religious Group. Next Day, They Banquet at Trump Hotel, May 16, 2017.

The American Prospect, America’s Most Dangerous Temp: Trump’s temporary appointee as chief bank regulator has spent his career helping banks evade regulations—and is exempt from the standard ethical safeguards, May 17, 2017.

The Intercept, Donald Trump Said Saudi Arabia Was Behind 9/11. Now He’s Going There on His First Foreign Trip, May 18, 2017.

Washington Post, Kushner keeps most of his real estate but offers few clues about potential White House conflicts, May 21, 2017.

Vanity Fair, Trump Adviser Praises Lack of Protests in Country Where Protesters Are Executed, May 22, 2017.

WSWS, Trump triggers renegotiation of NAFTA, May 22, 2017.

AP, Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military, May 23, 2017.

The Atlantic, The 18 Independent Agencies Trump Wants to Eliminate, May 23, 2017.

The Intercept, Trump Called Rodrigo Duterte to Congratulate Him on His Murderous Drug War: “You Are Doing an Amazing Job”, May 23, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump advisers call for privatizing some public assets to build new infrastructure, May 23, 2017.

Politico, Inside Trump’s war on regulations: The push to block, rewrite and delay scores of Obama-era rules may be the administration’s biggest untold success, May 28, 2017.

ThinkProgress, Rule to limit mercury and arsenic in waterways is delayed by the EPA: Administrator Scott Pruitt wants more “review.”, May 31, 2017.

Mother Jones, Trump Just Set His Lobbying Rules On Fire: Can the White House hire a MetLife lobbyist to work on MetLife issues? Sure!, June 1, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Will Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Agreement, June 1, 2017.

New York Times, C.I.A. Names New Iran Chief in a Sign of Trump’s Hard Line, June 2, 2017.

Reuters, Trump lays out plan to privatize air traffic control system, June 5, 2017.

Bloomberg BNA, Ex-Bush Attorney Stanton Said to Be Picked to Run Wage-Hour, June 6, 2017.

Newsweek, Donald Trump Nominates Controversial ‘Torture Memos’ Author Steven Bradbury to Administration Post, June 6, 2017.

Bloomberg, Trump Administration Waived Ethics Rules for 10 Appointees, June 7, 2017.

Politico, Under Trump, regulation slows to a crawl: The president promised a less active government. Data show something starker: It has almost ceased issuing significant rules entirely. “It’s a reason to celebrate,” says one conservative, June 7, 2017.

CNN, Trump gives banks (a lot of) what they want, June 12, 2017.

USA Today, Trump administration looks to curb CFPB powers, change bank rules, June 12, 2017.

Democracy Now, Naomi Klein: Trump is the First Fully Commercialized Global Brand to Serve as U.S. President, June 13, 2017.

Jacobin, An Alliance for Insecurity: US policy in Central America under Trump appears to be shifting from bad to worse, June 14, 2017.

New York Times, U.S. Halts New Rules Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Colleges, June 14, 2017.

AP, About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan, June 16, 2017.

Bloomberg, Trump EPA Chief Met Energy CEOs at Trump Hotel Amid Rollback, June 16, 2017.

The Guardian, Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch: inside the billionaire bromance, June 16, 2017.

ICConline, “Make America Great Again” means further war and instability, June 16, 2017.

The Hill, Biz groups hail Trump’s labor board pick, June 20, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Takes Steps to Undo Obama Legacy on Labor, June 20, 2017.

Business Insider, ‘I just don’t want a poor person’: Trump explains why he added billionaire Wall Street execs to his Cabinet, June 21, 2017.

Washington Post, DeVos picks private student loan chief to head government loan program, June 21, 2017.

Public Citizen, The Company We Keep: Lobbyists and the Prevalence of Conflicts of Interest in the Trump Administration, June 22, 2017. [PDF, 11 pages]

NPR, DeVos Appoints CEO Of A Student Loan Company To Head Federal Aid Agency, June 24, 2017.

New York Times, ‘Give Me a Chance,’ Trump Associate-Turned-Housing-Official Says, June 26, 2017.

Huffington Post, Trump Just Did A Big Favor For Employers, Including His Own Family Business: The president’s conservative nominees for the National Labor Relations Board could reverse a progressive era at the agency, June 28, 2017.

USA Today, Mingling business and White House, Trump holds $10 million fundraiser at Trump hotel, June 28, 2017.

CNBC, Trump rakes in $10 million at first re-election fundraiser, June 29, 2017.

Vox, Steven Bradbury wrote the memos authorizing torture. Trump wants him back in government, June 29, 2017.

Reuters, Trump Labor Dept wants salary to count in overtime eligibility, June 30, 2017.

New York Times, Counseled by Industry, Not Staff, E.P.A. Chief Is Off to a Blazing Start, July 1, 2017.

Politico, What Jared’s office actually does, July 1, 2017.

NPR, Saudis And The UAE Will Donate $100 Million To A Fund Inspired By Ivanka Trump, July 2, 2017.

WhoWhatWhy, Is the Separation Between Church and State about to Crumble?, July 2, 2017.

National Law Review, In Pro-Employer Move, Trump Administration Withdraws DOL Guidance Letters, July 5, 2017.

New York Times, Administration Officials, Including Sessions, Tour Guantánamo, July 7, 2017.

The Hill, Trump officials signal intent to begin refilling Guantanamo, July 8, 2017.

New York Times, Neomi Rao, the Scholar Who Will Help Lead Trump’s Regulatory Overhaul, July 9, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Aides Recruited Businessmen to Devise Options for Afghanistan, July 10, 2017.

ProPublica, Trump Has Secretive Teams to Roll Back Regulations, Led by Hires With Deep Industry Ties: We’ve found many appointees with potential conflicts of interest, including two who might personally profit if particular regulations are undone, July 11, 2017.

Reuters, Trump nominates China critic as deputy U.S. trade representative, July 11, 2017.

Breaking Defense, Trump Policy Nominee Boosts Nukes, Slams Russia, July 12, 2017.

The New Yorker, Stephen Feinberg, the Private Military Contractor Who Has Trump’s Ear, July 13, 2017.

USA Today, Ryan Zinke at Interior is implementing MAGAnomics, July 13, 2017.

Medium [INSURGE intelligence], Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’: Report demands massive expansion of military-industrial complex to maintain global ‘access to resources’, July 17, 2017.

Politico, Trump’s trade warrior prowls the West Wing, July 17, 2017.

Mother Jones, Trump’s Election Commission Is a Reunion for Controversial Bush Justice Division: Many of the commission’s Republican members have worked together to tighten voting restrictions, July 19, 2017.

Public Citizen, Trump’s Corporate Con Job, July 19, 2017. [PDF, 36 pages]

Huffington Post, The Torture-Friendly Trump Administration, July 20, 2017.

The Intercept, More Trump Populism: Hiring a Bank Lawyer to Attack CFPB Bank Rules, July 20, 2017.

ThinkProgress, Trump officially nominates climate-denying conservative talk radio host as USDA’s top scientist, July 20, 2017.

WNYC, Even More Immigration Judges are Reassigned in Trump’s Border Crackdown, July 20, 2017.

Business Insider, Here’s how Steve Bannon used angry white gamers to build himself up to Trump’s chief strategist, July 21, 2017.

Business Insider, The CIA director just dropped some heavy hints that the US is looking into regime change in North Korea, July 21, 2017.

Democracy Now, As Trump Touts “Made in America” Week, Indonesian Workers Toil Away Making Ivanka Trump Apparel, July 21, 2017.

Foreign Policy, Trump Assigns White House Team to Target Iran Nuclear Deal, Sidelining State Department, July 21, 2017.

Politico, Dunford: Military option for North Korea not ‘unimaginable’, July 22, 2017.

New York Times, As Interior Secretary Swaggers Through Parks, His Staff Rolls Back Regulations, July 25, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals, July 25, 2017.

CNN, Pence raises $1M for his leadership PAC, July 26, 2017.

New York Times, Justice Department Says Rights Law Doesn’t Protect Gays, July 27, 2017.

Forbes, Koch-Funded Nonprofits Host Panel On Tax Reform With Secretary Mnuchin, July 31, 2017.

New York Times, Moving Past Health Care, White House Looks to Tax Reform, July 31, 2017.

ThinkProgress, Trump’s administration pursues radical expansion of offshore drilling: Despite spill risks, bipartisan opposition, Trump’s Department of Interior is moving forward with offshore drilling plans, July 3, 2017.

The Daily Beast, Trump: Bannon Is Wrong, I’m Not Raising Taxes on the Rich, August 1, 2017.

The New Yorker, Evaluating John Kelly’s Record at Homeland Security, August 1, 2017.

NPR, Homeland Security To Waive Environmental Rules On Border Wall Projects, August 1, 2017.

Politico, Outside groups prop up White House’s tax reform efforts, August 1, 2017.

The Atlantic, Trump Has Quietly Accomplished More Than It Appears: The chaos, legislative fumbling, and legal jeopardy should not obscure the ways that the administration is remaking federal policy in consequential ways, August 2, 2017.

CNBC, Trump’s energy agenda is plowing ahead as other initiatives stall, August 2, 2017.

CNN, Trump nominee Sam Clovis blasted progressives as ‘race traders’ and ‘race traitors’ in old blog posts, August 2, 2017.

Mother Jones, Ryan Zinke Revealed Trump’s Plans for the American West…to the Koch Brothers…in Secret, August 2, 2017.

Politico, Administration sends mixed signals on Trump’s war powers, August 2, 2017.

Bloomberg, Cohn Says Tax Writers Have to Get Corporate Rate Below 23%, August 4, 2017.

Common Dreams, ‘Trump Doesn’t Care About Us’: West Virginians Rally to Protest Trump’s Visit, August 4, 2017.

Reuters, U.S. submits formal notice of withdrawal from Paris climate pact, August 4, 2017.

Rolling Stone, The Trials of Jeff Sessions: Trump’s Radical Attorney General, August 4, 2017.

ThinkProgress, Republican who said pipeline activists were waging ‘jihad’ confirmed to energy agency, August 4, 2017.

Washington Post, Like it or not, Betsy DeVos has made a mark in six months as education secretary, August 4, 2017.

AP, Big rise in number of Justice Department active leak probes, August 5, 2017.

Politico, Jeff Sessions’ Attack on the Media Is Worse Than You Think , August 5, 2017.

WSWS, Attorney General Sessions announces crackdown on leakers, threatens reporters, August 5, 2017.

AP, US, North Korean neighbors step up campaign of isolation [Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea], August 6 [Updated – August 7], 2017.

Newsweek, U.S. Prepared to Launch ‘Preventive War’ Against North Korea, Says H.R. McMaster, August 6, 2017.

Politico, How Trump’s FCC aided Sinclair’s expansion, August 6, 2017.

Common Dreams, Wall Street Fines Down 66% Under Trump’s Goldman Sachs-Filled Administration, August 7, 2017.

The Hill, Trump’s Army secretary pick made over $1.5M at Raytheon, August 7, 2017.

The Intercept, These Are the Technology Firms Lining Up to Build Trump’s “Extreme Vetting” Program, August 7, 2017.

New York Times, Secrecy and Suspicion Surround Trump’s Deregulation Teams, August 7, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Likes When C.I.A. Chief Gets Political, but Officers Are Wary, August 7, 2017.

PBS [AP], Interior Department scraps Obama-era rule on coal royalties, August 7, 2017.

Salon, FCC exploits loophole to push massive expansion of pro-Trump Sinclair Broadcasting , August 7, 2017.

Common Dreams, Blackwater Founder’s ‘Disturbing’ Plan to Privatize Afghan War Gains Ground, August 8, 2017.

Democracy Now, Formerly Jailed CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou: Jeff Sessions Is Extending Obama’s War on Leaks, August 8, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Threatens ‘Fire and Fury’ Against North Korea if It Endangers U.S., August 8, 2017.

Newsweek, Kissinger Warns Trump: ISIS Is Keeping Iran in Check, You Must Not Let Tehran Fill the Void, August 8, 2017.

Politico, Trump says he’ll beat opioid epidemic with law-and-order approach, August 8, 2017.

Salon, Blackwater founder Erik Prince cites East India Company as a model to privatize Afghanistan war, August 8, 2017.

Business Insider, Private prison companies are saying Trump’s immigration crackdown is looking good for business, August 9, 2017.

Common Dreams, Don’t Let the White House’s Dysfunction Distract You From the Things Trump Is Getting Done, August 9, 2017.

New York Times, Labor Dept. Seeks Delay of Consumer Protection Rule for Financial Advisers, August 9, 2017.

WSWS, Trump threatens “fire and fury” against North Korea, August 9, 2017.

NPR, Tillerson: Trump Is Using Language Kim Jong Un Can Understand, August 9, 2017.

Salon, How we got from George W. Bush to Donald Trump: Liberals had more to do with it than we’d like to think: History may view the Obama presidency as a brief (and failed) neoliberal interlude on the road to American fascism, August 13, 2017.

The Hill, Justice demands 1.3M IP addresses related to Trump resistance site, August 14, 2017.

Reuters, Trump yields to pressure, calls neo-Nazis and KKK criminals, August 14, 2017.

New York Times, Justice Dept. Demands Data on Visitors to Anti-Trump Website, Sparking Fight, August 15, 2017.

Bridge Project, Uniting The Right: The Trump Administration & White Supremacists, August 16, 2017. [PDF, 46 pages]

New York Times, Bannon and Dunford Remarks Muddle U.S. Strategy for North Korea, August 16, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Echoing Secessionist Rhetoric, August 16, 2017.

New York Times, Trump on Taxes, August 16, 2017.

The Guardian, This is Sinclair, ‘the most dangerous US company you’ve never heard of’, August 17, 2017.

CNN, Sebastian Gorka’s PhD adviser: “I would not call him an expert in terrorism”, August 18, 2017.

The New Yorker, Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington, August 18, 2017.

CNBC, Trump’s Afghanistan strategy may unlock 3 trillion in natural resources, August 19, 2017.

The Hill, How Trump is doing at cutting regs, August 19, 2017.

New York Times, Stephen Bannon’s Path from Breitbart to the West Wing, and Back, August 19, 2017.

New York Times, The Benefits of Standing by the President, August 19, 2017.

The Intercept, All the Times Donald Trump Said the U.S. Should Get Out of Afghanistan, August 21, 2017.

The Hill, Neocons cheer Trump’s Afghanistan strategy, August 22, 2017.

The Intercept, Donald Trump’s New Afghanistan Plan Promises More Killing — And Little Else, August 22, 2017.

Mother Jones, Trump Pick to Oversee Worker Protections Promoted Sweatshops: Patrick Pizzella worked with Jack Abramoff to organize congressional junkets to this “laboratory of liberty.”, August 22, 2017

Newsweek, Trump Has Already Killed More Civilians Than Obama in U.S. Fight Against ISIS, August 22, 2017.

Politico, Kushner in Middle East for peace talks, August 22, 2017.

ProPublica, Is Anybody Home at HUD? A long-harbored conservative dream — the “dismantling of the administrative state” — is taking place under Secretary Ben Carson, August 22, 2017.

Newsweek, Trump Will Pardon Joe Arpaio Because of Alex Jones’s Infowars and Matt Drudge, August 23, 2017.

The Atlantic, The Republican Establishment Stands Behind Trump: Of 146 state party chairs and national committee members asked about President Trump’s response to Charlottesville, only seven were critical, August 24, 2017.

New York Times, Jim Mattis, in Ukraine, Says U.S. Is Thinking of Sending Weapons, August 24, 2017.

Newsweek, Joe Arpaio Pardon: Donald Trump’s Pal From Arizona Has a Long History of Scandals, August 26, 2017.

Axios, Exclusive: Trump vents in Oval Office, “I want tariffs. Bring me some tariffs!”, August 27, 2017.

USA Today, Trump lifts ban on military gear to local police forces, August 27, 2017.

AP, Trump rolls back limits on military gear for police, August 28, 2017.

Buzzfeed, Trump Is Giving Local Cops Military Weapons Again, August 28, 2017.

The Intercept, As Harvey Batters Houston, Donald Trump Is Focused Like a Laser Beam on His Twitter Feed, August 28, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Reverses Restrictions on Military Hardware for Police, August 28, 2017.

Salon [Media Matters], Paid actors, a fake publicist, and retweeted bots: Trump habitually uses deceit and propaganda to shape perceptions, August 28, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump to restore program sending surplus military weapons, equipment to police, August 28, 2017.

Politico, Trump responds to Ingraham: We’re trying to shrink government, August 29, 2017.

Washington Post, The Trump administration’s ongoing attack on workers, August 30, 2017.

CNN, Trump slashing Obamacare advertising by 90%, August 31, 2017.

NPR, 4 Insights About Blackwater Founder Erik Prince, August 31, 2017.

NPR, 11,000 U.S. Troops Are In Afghanistan, Thousands More Than Previously Acknowledged, August 31, 2017.

ProPublica, Lifting the Veil on Another Batch of Shadowy Trump Appointees, August 31, 2017.

The Nation, The Rollback of Pro-Worker Policies Since Trump Took Office Is Staggering, September 1, 2017.

Politico, Mick the Knife: Meet Mick Mulvaney, who proudly calls himself a “right-wing nutjob” and is quietly—and radically—trying to dismantle the federal bureaucracy, September 1, 2017.

The Nation, Trump’s Labor Picks Give Workers Nothing to Celebrate on Labor Day: The president is filling key positions with allies of ALEC, union busters, and a defender of sweatshop wages, September 3, 2017.

LobeLog, Nikki Haley: Neocon Heartthrob, September 4, 2017.

Mother Jones, Meet the Anti-Union Crusader in Charge of Rolling Back Regulations at Trump’s Labor Department, September 4, 2017.

New York Times, The Same Agency That Runs Obamacare Is Using Taxpayer Money to Undermine It, September 4, 2017.

Newsweek, Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is Actually Pence’s—And It’s All About Privatization, September 4, 2017.

Washington Post, EPA now requires political aide’s sign-off for agency awards, grant applications, September 4, 2017.

Public Citizen, President Trump Inc.: An Analysis of President Trump’s Financial Disclosures: What we Know, Don’t Know, and Why It All Matters, September 5, 2017. [PDF, 36 pages]

Reuters, EPA workforce shrinking to Reagan-era levels: agency official, September 5, 2017.

CNBC, Trump splits with GOP to support Democrats’ plan to package Harvey aid, debt ceiling, spending, September 6, 2017.

USA Today, Trump gets millions from golf members. CEOs and lobbyists get access to president, September 6 [Updated – September 8], 2017.

Politico, 3 things Trump did this week while you weren’t looking: Behind the GOP infighting, the Trump administration is making real policy changes, September 8, 2017.

The Intercept, How Donald Trump Is Trying to Blow Up the Iran Nuclear Deal, September 10, 2017.

Bloomberg BNA, Wage-Hour Nominee Defended Domino’s, FedEx in Pay Lawsuits, September 11, 2017.

The Hill, Sessions, Coats push for permanent renewal of controversial surveillance law, September 11, 2017.

Reuters, Exclusive: Trump to weigh more aggressive U.S. strategy on Iran – sources, September 11, 2017.

Bloomberg, Trump Election Panel’s Kobach Rebuked for Breitbart Commentary, September 12, 2017.

Politico, How the Trump administration is reshaping health care — without Congress: With repeal on ice, top health officials push industry-friendly revamp of Obama-era rules, September 13, 2017.

Politico, Tillerson offers peek into State Dept. redesign plan, September 13, 2017.

The Intercept, After Massive Giveaways to Industry, Mining Executives Will Spend Big at Trump’s D.C. Hotel, September 14, 2017.

Politico, Rosenstein signals changes coming on corporate-crime prosecution policy, September 14, 2017.

The Intercept, Gary Cohn Is Giving Goldman Sachs Everything It Ever Wanted From the Trump Administration, September 17, 2017.

Washington Post, Shrink at least 4 national monuments and modify a half-dozen others, Zinke tells Trump, September 17, 2017.

NBC, Trump Administration Wants to Increase CIA Drone Strikes, September 18, 2017.

The American Prospect, Trump Stacks Labor Department with Friends of Big Business, September 19, 2017.

The Guardian [AP], Trump’s pick for chemical safety chief called ‘voice of the chemical industry’, September 20, 2017.

The Hill, Trump lauds African leaders for number of friends going to continent ‘trying to get rich’, September 20, 2017.

The Intercept, Donald Trump Used the United Nations to Threaten a Massive Violation of International Law, September 20, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Poised to Drop Some Limits on Drone Strikes and Commando Raids, September 21, 2017.

Newsweek, President Trump Is Rewarding A Lawyer Who Has Fought To Block The Black Vote With A Plum Federal Judgeship, September 21, 2017.

NPR, The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog, September 20, 2017.

Politico, Trump elevates an inequality skeptic: His new economic adviser thinks the consensus is all wrong, and inequality isn’t that big a problem, September 21, 2017.

Politico, Trump hires campaign workers instead of farm experts at USDA, September 21, 2017.

The Atlantic, Giving the Deep State More Leeway to Kill With Drones: President Trump is poised to compound the most grave moral failing of his predecessor by making targeted killings less safe, less legal, and less rare, September 22, 2017.

New York Times, Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations, September 22, 2017.

Washington Post, EPA chief Pruitt met with many corporate execs. Then he made decisions in their favor, September 22, 2017.

The Daily Beast, Top Trump Inauguration Donor Got a White House Audience on Tax Reform: Julio Gonzalez runs a tax firm and gave $25,000 to the president. This month, he got to talk to the U.S. Treasurer, September 25, 2017.

Huffington Post, DeVos Says Defrauded Students Are After ‘Free Money’, September 25, 2017.

Washington Post, Zinke says a third of Interior’s staff is disloyal to Trump and promises ‘huge’ changes, September 26, 2017.

CNN, Trump administration dramatically scales back refugee admissions, September 27, 2017.

The Intercept, The “Family Farmer” Trump Touted in His Estate Tax Push Is Already Super-Rich and Got Millions in Subsidies, September 27, 2017.

NPR, Trump Administration To Drop Refugee Cap To 45,000, Lowest In Years, September 27, 2017.

LobeLog, Are Billionaire Donors Driving Trump’s Iran Policy?, September 27, 2017.

Reuters, U.S. will phase out program for Central American child refugees, September 27, 2017.

NPR, New Lobbyists Arrive In Washington, Cashing In On Their Connection to Trump, September 28, 2017.

ThinkProgress, Trump rushes to gut regulations at the expense of worker safety: Workers will die as a result of regulatory rollback, former OSHA chief says, September 28, 2017.

Washington Post, Zinke took $12,000 charter flight home in oil executive’s plane, documents show, September 28, 2017.

WSWS, Trump’s Commerce Department imposes huge tariff on Canada’s Bombardier, September 28, 2017.

CNBC, Energy Department proposes change to electricity pricing that could boost coal, nuclear plants, September 29, 2017.

The Intercept, Trump Administration Lobbying Hard for Sweeping Surveillance Law, September 29, 2017.

Politico, Price resigns from HHS after facing fire for travel, September 29, 2017.

Politico, Trump to unleash more global arms sales: The easing of restrictions on international weapons deals could create U.S. jobs, but critics fear it will inflame war zones, September 29, 2017.

Time, Mike Pence Will Help the Koch Brothers Plot Their 2018 Strategy, September 29, 2017.

Washington Post, Rick Perry just proposed sweeping new steps to help struggling coal and nuclear plants, September 29, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Says Tillerson Is ‘Wasting His Time’ on North Korea, October 1, 2017.

Bloomberg BNA, Labor Department Adviser Leaves to Join Pro-Trump Nonprofit, October 2, 2017.

The Intercept, Trump Economic Director Gary Cohn Says It’s Fine for Corporations to Use Tax Breaks to Enrich Executives, October 2, 2017.

New Republic, An Oral History of the Trump Administration: As told through anonymous quotes from White House and Republican officials, October 2, 2017.

Politico, Trump administration weighing executive order on welfare, October 2, 2017.

Washington Post, Fancy dinners, far-flung speeches: Calendars detail EPA chief’s close ties to industry, October 3, 2017.

The Intercept, Internal Emails Show ICE Agents Struggling to Substantiate Trump’s Lies About Immigrants, October 4, 2017.

Reuters, Trump EPA to propose repealing Obama’s climate regulation: document, October 4, 2017.

CNN, Sessions says civil rights law doesn’t protect transgender workers, October 5, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Nominates a Coal Lobbyist to Be No. 2 at E.P.A., October 5, 2017.

CNN, Less than 1% of EPA administrator’s meetings are with environmental groups, October 6, 2017.

NPR, Trump Guts Requirement That Employer Health Plans Pay For Birth Control, October 6, 2017.

Salon [AlterNet], Betsy DeVos’ vision goes beyond privatizing education — and she’s alarmingly close to realizing it, October 7, 2017.

Huffington Post, Jeff Sessions’ DOJ Effectively Killed An Obama-Era Police Reform Program: “I think this was obviously a decision not to engage in police reform,” says the former head of the Justice Department’s COPS Office, October 9, 2017.

New York Times, Stephen Miller, the Powerful Survivor on the President’s Right Flank: Mr. Miller, who was a conservative trapped in a liberal California high school, has rocketed to the upper reaches of White House influence, especially on immigration, October 9, 2017.

CNBC, Donald Trump says his new plan will save Henry Kissinger and ‘many, many’ others from ‘failed Obamacare’, October 10, 2017.

CNN, DHS explores ways to transform immigration system without Congress, October 11, 2017.

The Intercept, This Group Helps Lobbyists Influence Public Officials. The Trump Hotel Is Hosting Its 2018 Gala, October 11, 2017.

NBC, Trump Wanted Tenfold Increase in Nuclear Arsenal, Surprising Military, October 11, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Threatens NBC Over Nuclear Weapons Report, October 11, 2017.

Politico, Trump suggests challenging NBC’s broadcast license, October 11, 2017.

Public Citizen, Deregulating For Dollars: How Donald Trump’s Wreckless Anti-Regulation Agenda Could Boost His Own Pocketbook, October 11, 2017. [PDF, 22 pages]

ThinkProgress, This coal baron has Trump’s ear. What he says is utter nonsense: PBS gave Robert Murray a platform to say climate change is a gambit to enrich Democrats, not a crisis for humanity, October 11, 2017.

Common Dreams, Betsy DeVos’s Attack On Public Education Is Just Beginning, October 12, 2017.

New York Times, U.S. Will Withdraw From Unesco, Citing Its ‘Anti-Israel Bias’, October 12, 2017.

WSWS, Mounting political crisis in Washington amidst talk of removal of Trump, October 12, 2017.

CNN, Trump’s pick to lead NOAA pushed for privatizing weather data, October 14, 2017.

Newsweek, Trolls, Bots and Fake News: The Mysterious World of Social Media Manipulation, October 14, 2017.

USA Today, Trump’s move to end insurance subsidies jolts Washington, October 14, 2017.

Politico, Trump’s Love Affair with Coal, October 15, 2017.

Washington Post, Rep. Tom Marino: Drug czar nominee and the opioid industry’s advocate in Congress, October 15, 2017.

Washington Post, The drug industry’s triumph over the DEA, October 15, 2017.

The Intercept, Top Trump Official John Kelly Ordered ICE to Portray Immigrants as Criminals to Justify Raids, October 16, 2017.

The New Yorker, The Danger of President Pence: Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks, October 16, 2017.

Politico, Trump: I’m looking ‘very strongly’ at reforming welfare system, October 16, 2017.

Politico, Marino out as Trump’s drug czar nominee, October 17, 2017.

Politico, White House denies Trump joked about Pence being anti-gay, October 17, 2017.

ProPublica, Trump’s Mine-Safety Nominee Ran Coal Firm Cited for Illegal Employment Practices: Records show the coal mining company formerly run by David Zatezalo retaliated against a foreman who complained of harassment and unsafe conditions, October 17, 2017.

Washington Post, Scott Pruitt suggests he will restrict scientists who get EPA grants from advising the agency, October 17, 2017.

WSWS, Trump appeals to fundamentalists and fascists, October 17, 2017.

CNN, Trump judicial nominee invoked Nazi Germany in describing treatment of Christians in US, October 18, 2017.

Salon [AlterNet], Trump wants to plunder Afghanistan for its vast mineral wealth: The president convened meetings with mining executives to discuss profiting from Afghanistan’s mineral riches, October 18, 2017.

Brookings Institution, Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Regulatory Reform Program, October 19, 2017. [PDF, 20 pages]

WSWS, Military industry stocks soar amid growing threat of war, October 19, 2017.

New York Times, E.P.A. Scrubs a Climate Website of ‘Climate Change’, October 20, 2017.

New York Times, Trump’s America First Trade Agenda Roiled by Internal Divisions, October 20, 2017.

Politico, Trump nominees show up for work without waiting for Senate approval, October 20, 2017.

WSWS, Trump, John Kelly and the media firestorm over “disrespecting” the troops, October 20, 2017.

New York Times, Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the Shots, October 21, 2017.

WSWS, US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to Congress: Pass tax cuts or markets will tank, October 21, 2017.

Lexology, Deputy Attorney General Announces Comprehensive Review of DOJ Corporate Enforcement Policies, October 22, 2017.

The New Yorker, How Stephen Miller Single-Handedly Got the U.S. to Accept Fewer Refugees, October 23, 2017.

Washington Post, The Air Force hasn’t used nuclear ‘alert pads’ since the Cold War. Now they’re being upgraded, October 23, 2017.

Reuters, Under Trump plan, refugees from 11 countries face additional U.S. barriers, October 24, 2017.

Washington Post, DeVos calls for another delay of rule to protect students from predatory colleges, October 24, 2017.

WSWS, Tillerson calls for “dramatic deepening” of Indo-US alliance, October 24, 2017.

Bloomberg Law, Labor Department Top Attorney Nominee Represented Silica Company, October 25, 2017.

The Nation, Exclusive: The Interior Department Scrubs Climate Change From Its Strategic Plan: A leaked draft of a five-year plan reveals how the DOI will prioritize “energy dominance” over conservation, October 25, 2017.

Newsweek, Ben Carson Says Puerto Rico Could Take ‘100 Years’ To Rebuild, October 25, 2017.

Newsweek, Under Obama, Christians Were Treated Like People in Nazi Germany, Claims Trump Judicial Nominee, October 25, 2017.

Politico, Trump gives 18th interview to Fox: Unlike his predecessors, the president gives the overwhelming majority of his interviews to one network, October 25, 2017.

The Hill, Mulvaney: Tax plan is 45 percent Cohn, 45 percent Mnuchin, 10 percent me, October 26, 2017.

Politico, Leaked document shows Tillerson power play, October 26, 2017.

Politico, Mnuchin crashes into steep learning curve on the Hill, October 26, 2017.

ThinkProgress, Trump’s Commerce Department is considering shrinking marine monuments for more oil drilling, October 26, 2017.

The Intercept, Trump’s IRS Chief Snuck Through With a Unanimous Vote in a Private Room Just off the Senate Floor, October 27, 2017.

WSWS, Tillerson delivers stern warning to Pakistan, October 28, 2017.

AP, AP sources: DeVos may only partly forgive some student loans, October 29, 2017.

The Guardian, Paul Manafort: how decades of serving dictators led to role as Trump’s go-to guy, October 30, 2017.

Politico, Murdoch-owned outlets bash Mueller, seemingly in unison, October 30 [Updated – October 31], 2017.

Moyers & Company, How Robert and Rebekah Mercer Bought a Huge Stake in ‘Populism’, October 31, 2017.

Slate, John Kelly Calls Robert E. Lee “an Honorable Man,” Says Civil War Caused by Lack of Compromise, October 31, 2017.

Truthout, Meet Trump’s Anti-Worker Labor Department Nominees, November 1, 2017.

USA Today, NASA nominee faces sharp criticism on past political positions, November 1, 2017.

USA Today, Trump quickly seizes on New York terror attack to promote immigration changes, November 1, 2017.

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting, Media Spent Months Lionizing General Who Defended Slaveholders’ Revolt, November 2, 2017.

Politico, Trump super PAC launches $100 million blitz, November 2, 2017.

USA Today, Trump nominates some club members to plum government jobs, November 2, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump administration suggests possibility of disciplinary action against ACLU lawyers in abortion case, November 2, 2017.

Facing South, Paul Manafort’s role in the Republicans’ notorious ‘Southern Strategy’, November 3, 2017.

NPR, ‘I’m The Only One That Matters,’ Trump Says Of State Dept. Job Vacancies, November 3, 2017.

PBS, EPA chief Pruitt scheduled to meet privately with chemical industry executives, November 3, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump breaches boundaries by saying DOJ should be ‘going after’ Democrats, November 3, 2017.

WSWS, Trump nominates Jerome Powell as new Federal Reserve chief, November 3, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump, who urged people to ‘hire American,’ secures 70 foreign workers for Mar-a-Lago, November 5, 2017.

Politico, Trump coal backer wins big under Perry’s power plan, November 6, 2017.

Washington Post, In Finland, Mattis backs creation of a hybrid warfare center focused on Russia, November 6, 2017.

USA Today, For almost 200 Inauguration Day protesters, legal battle is only beginning, November 6, 2017.

The Hill, Drone industry will take off under new Trump administration policy, November 7, 2017.

Politico, USDA making contingency plans for NAFTA pullout, November 8, 2017.

USA Today, Exclusive: EPA’s Pruitt vows to continue rolling back rules despite alarming climate report, November 8, 2017.

Washington Post, Inside Betsy DeVos’s efforts to shrink the Education Department, November 8, 2017.

WSWS, One year since the election of Donald Trump, November 8, 2017.

CNBC, Gary Cohn: Trickle-down is good for the economy, November 9, 2017.

New York Times, AT&T Deal Puts Trump’s Antitrust Cop at Center of a Political Storm, November 9, 2017.

The Intercept, Trump Administration Suddenly Cancels Refugee Program That Saved Lives of Central American Children, November 10, 2017.

The Daily Beast, No One Knows What Omarosa Is Doing in the White House—Even Omarosa: The ‘Apprentice’ star has a top salary and a high-ranking job. But when we spent time with her, it was her wedding she was planning, November 13, 2017.

Politico, Pence’s health care power play: The vice president is driving a White House agenda dominated by the conservative, anti-regulatory policies he embraced as Indiana governor, November 13, 2017.

ProPublica, A Wide-Open Door for Pesticide Lobbyists at the Agriculture Department: A former lobbyist for the pesticide industry now leads the deregulatory team at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Visitor logs show old ties remain strong, November 13, 2017.

Reuters, A year after Trump’s election, coal’s future remains bleak, November 13, 2017.

Washington Post, Sessions considering second special counsel to investigate Republican concerns, letter shows, November 13, 2017.

The Daily Beast, Leak Investigations Rise 800% Under Jeff Sessions: In the history of the country, there have only been about a dozen prosecutions for leaks,’ the ACLU says. Jeff Sessions has 27 investigations going at once, November 14, 2017.

The Daily Beast, Trump’s Judicial Picks Are Literally Right-Wing Bloggers, November 14, 2017.

Grist, Rick Perry’s Department of Energy really, really wants to prove that regulations kill coal, November 14, 2017.

Bloomberg, Koch-Funded Group Prods Trump’s EPA to Say Climate Change Not a Risk, November 15, 2017.

MintPress News, Trump Appoints Record Number Of Industry Insiders To Cabinet Posts, November 15, 2017.

NBC, Trump says he loves miners. Critics say he’s putting their lives in danger, November 15, 2017.

USA Today, Taxpayers pay legal bill to protect Trump business profits, November 15, 2017.

CNBC, Climate skeptics and coal boosters gather to cheer Trump’s energy agenda — and hold his feet to the fire, November 16, 2017.

CNN, Homeland Security’s head of community outreach once said blacks turned cities to ‘slums’ with ‘laziness, drug use and sexual promiscuity’, November 16, 2017.

The Hill, Trump judicial nominee defended ‘first KKK’ in online arguments: report, November 16, 2017.

The Hill, Trump officials eye work requirements for Medicaid recipients, November 16, 2017.

The Intercept, These Wall Street Companies Are Ready to Cash In on Trump’s Border Wall, November 16, 2017.

The Intercept, Trump’s “Extreme-Vetting” Software Will Discriminate Against Immigrants “Under a Veneer of Objectivity,” Say Experts, November 16, 2017.

Politico, Trump nominee, once probed by bank regulator, now set to head the agency, November 16, 2017.

ThinkProgress, At conservative conference, Neil Gorsuch cracks joke about frozen trucker nearly left to die, November 16, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump’s Homeland Security pick is caught up in a conflict of interest complaint, November 16, 2017.

WSWS, US Senate hearing exposes danger of nuclear war, November 16, 2017.

CBS, Top general says he would resist “illegal” nuke order from Trump, November 18, 2017.

Axios, China hawk Lighthizer increasingly influential in White House, November 19, 2017.

Politico, What EPA chief Scott Pruitt promised — and what he’s done, November 19, 2017.

The Daily Beast, Make Nepotism Great Again: 20 Families Got Jobs in Trump Administration, November 20, 2017.

The Hill, HHS nominee Azar made millions working for drugmaker Lilly, November 20, 2017.

Newsweek, Trump Administration Will Give Cities That Report Undocumented Immigrants Millions of Dollars and Extra Cops, November 20, 2017.

PBS [AP], FBI report on black ‘extremists’ raises fears of targeting, November 20, 2017.

Politico, Leading Trump Census pick causes alarm: The 2020 count might be put in the hands of an inexperienced professor who wrote that ‘Competitive Elections are Bad for America.’, November 21, 2017.

ProPublica, Koch Lobbyists and Opus Dei — Who’s Dropping in on Trump Budget Czar Mick Mulvaney? The influential OMB director’s door is open to corporate and conservative interests, according to logs that the White House fought to keep secret, November 21, 2017.

WSWS, Trump designates North Korea as state sponsor of terrorism, November 21, 2017.

CNBC, Climate change deniers are plotting Trump’s path to the holy grail of deregulation, November 22, 2017.

The Guardian, Anti-Trump protesters risk 60 years in jail. Is dissent a crime?, November 22, 2017.

Newsweek, Trump’s Swamp Of Billionaires And Lobbyists Revealed In Secret White House Visitor Logs, November 22, 2017.

PBS, First trial begins for more than 160 arrested during Inauguration Day protests, November 22, 2017.

Reveal, Trump’s Interior Department is flooded with industry lobbyists, November 22, 2017.

NPR, Despite Trump’s Promises, Coal Plants Keep Closing, November 23, 2017.

PBS [AP], Education Department considers narrowing civil rights work, November 23, 2017.

Washington Post, While eyes are on Russia, Sessions dramatically reshapes the Justice Department, November 24, 2017.

AP, Gorsuch establishes conservative cred in 1st year on court, November 25, 2017.

CBS [AP], What will become of welfare under Trump?, November 25, 2017.

Salon, EPA swaps top science advisers with industry allies: Pruitt removed 21 members of the advisory board and replaced them with industry-funded scientists, November 25, 2017.

Washington Post, The shrinking profile of Jared Kushner, November 25, 2017.

The Atlantic, What’s Dangerous About Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy? His unorthodox approach has frightened some observers. But it’s his more conventional moves that have cost the most lives, November 26, 2017.

Salon, Federal agency refers girls to counselors picked by anti-abortion group: The list of counseling providers was created by the advocacy network Heartbeat International, November 26, 2017.

HousingWire, Otting takes over as Comptroller of the Currency, pledges to reduce regulatory “burden”, November 27, 2017.

The Intercept, White House Memo Justifying CFPB Takeover Was Written By Payday Lender Attorney, November 27, 2017.

New York Times, Casting Wall Street as Victim, Trump Leads Deregulatory Charge, November 27, 2017.

Politico, Mulvaney imposes temporary hiring, regulations freeze on CFPB, November 27, 2017.

Reuters, Police in Trump-supporting towns aid immigration officials in crackdown, November 27, 2017.

Reuters, Joseph Otting, former banker, sworn in as top U.S. bank regulator, November 27, 2017.

WSWS, Trump’s Justice Department sues to prevent Time Warner-AT&T merger, November 27, 2017.

Common Dreams, ‘Kill the Bill, Don’t Kill Us’: Protesters Arrested as GOP Pushes Senate Tax Bill Forward, November 28, 2017.

Common Dreams, Trump and Sessions Keep Trying to Institute Anti-Immigrant Policies, November 28, 2017.

The Hill, Capitol Police arrest 36 protesters outside Senate tax bill hearing, November 28, 2017.

New York Daily News, President Trump paid undocumented Polish workers as little as $4 an hour to demolish department store, November 28, 2017.

Reuters, U.S. Commerce Dept ‘self-initiates’ dumping probe of Chinese aluminum, November 28, 2017.

USA Today, Koch brothers’ umbrella group raised nearly $147 million last year, November 28, 2017.

Vox, Rex Tillerson hired a CEO to overhaul the State Department. She quit 3 months into the job, November 28, 2017.

AP, The Latest: Trump fans anti-Islam sentiment with retweets, November 29, 2017.

Bloomberg, Trump’s Pick to Run the Fed Says No U.S. Banks Are Still Too Big to Fail, November 29, 2017.

Common Dreams, ‘Absolutely Shocking’: Federal Prosecutors Use Project Veritas Video During J20 Trial, November 29, 2017.

Common Dreams, Mulvaney’s In, Bankers Win, and Trump Shafts Americans Again, November 29, 2017.

The Intercept, Private Companies Look to Cash in as Homeland Security Brings Facial Recognition to U.S. Borders, November 29, 2017.

The Intercept, Pundits Funded by Drug Company Applaud Its Takeover of Trump Health Department, November 29, 2017.

The Intercept, Trump’s Acting Directors Are Quietly Dropping “Acting” From Their Titles, November 29, 2017.

Mother Jones, Kellyanne Conway Has Zero Experience In Drug Policy But Is Running the White House Opioid Response, November 29, 2017.

Newsweek, Kellyanne Conway Will Run White House’s Opioid Crisis Efforts, November 29, 2017.

Newsweek, Women Can Be Blocked From Birth Control Coverage By Employers, Says Trump Nominee, November 29, 2017.

NPR, Climate Scientists Watch Their Words, Hoping To Stave Off Funding Cuts, November 29, 2017.

Washington Post, Sessions says he supports new legislation to strengthen DEA enforcement, November 29, 2017.

Bloomberg BNA, Trump Administration Cuts New Rulemaking by 75 Percent, November 30, 2017.

Business Insider, The stock market just surged past a record milestone thanks to the GOP tax bill, November 30, 2017.

Buzzfeed, The Trump Administration Is Mulling A Pitch For A Private “Rendition” And Spy Network: A private company has proposed that the US government pay it millions to undertake intelligence and covert operations, November 30, 2017.

The Hill, FBI trying to ‘get in front’ of future threats of Russian interference, director says, November 30, 2017.

The Hill, Number of jobs lost to foreign competition up since Trump’s election: report, November 30, 2017.

The Hill, Scarborough: Trump allies told me he has dementia, November 30, 2017.

The Intercept, EPA Hosts the Beginning of the End of the Clean Power Plan in Coal Country, November 30, 2017.

LobeLog, Did Trump Greenlight Neoconservative Takeover of State Dept. and CIA?, November 30, 2017.

Politico, Trump inches toward moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, November 30, 2017.

Public Citizen, The Koch Government: How the Koch Brothers Agenda has influenced the Trump Administration, November 30, 2017 [PDF, 34 pages]

Reuters, Trump’s call for military buildup hits bump in Congress, November 30, 2017.

Washington Post, Mick Mulvaney is now one of the most powerful bureaucrats in the country, November 30, 2017.

WSWS, Departing Fed chairwoman seeks to reassure markets while warning of debt crisis and social inequality, November 30, 2017.

WSWS, Trump retweets fascist anti-Muslim videos from Britain, November 30, 2017.

CBS, Report: Trump told advisers a government shutdown would benefit him politically, December 1, 2017.

Common Dreams, Trump DoD Scraps Plan to Ban Cluster Bombs That Maim Children and Civilians Worldwide: “This is a profoundly retrograde step that puts the U.S. way out of line with the international consensus.”, December 1, 2017.

The Intercept, How Putting Tom Cotton at the CIA Could Endanger the Innocent Families of Suspected Terrorists, December 1, 2017.

Mother Jones, How Trump Learned to Love the Koch Brothers, December 1, 2017.

The Nation, Steve Bannon and Members of Trump’s Inner Circle Stash Investments in Offshore Tax Havens, December 1, 2017.

Newsweek, ‘Antifa’ Sympathizers Being Investigated by FBI, Director Tells Lawmakers, December 1, 2017.

NPR, 5 Ways Congressional Tax Legislation Would Transform Health Care, December 1, 2017.

NPR, Under Trump, U.S. Troops In War Zones Are On The Rise, December 1, 2017.

PBS, These controversial items tucked into the Senate tax bill have little to do with taxes, December 1, 2017.

Reuters, Mattis eyes moving away from arming Syrian Kurdish fighters, December 1, 2017.

Salon, Mick Mulvaney: My job is to prevent CFPB from “interfering with capitalism”, December 1, 2017.

Washington Post, GOP eyes post-tax-cut changes to welfare, Medicare and Social Security, December 1, 2017.

WSWS, Graduate students protest Republican tax bill, December 1, 2017.

WSWS, Senate races to pass Trump tax cut for corporate America, December 1, 2017.

WSWS, Trump administration escalates threat to “utterly destroy” North Korea, December 1, 2017.

Newsweek, Jared Kushner And Ivanka Trump Pushed To Put Flynn In Office, Ignored Warnings, December 2, 2017.

Axios, Scoop: Trump approves National Security Strategy, December 3, 2017.

CNN, McMaster: Potential for war with North Korea ‘increasing every day’, December 3, 2017.

Huffington Post, Trump’s Labor Law Enforcer Freezes Worker-Friendly Reforms Made Under Obama: The National Labor Relations Board’s new general counsel plans to take a much narrower view of worker rights than his predecessor, a new memo shows, December 3, 2017.

New York Times, U.S. Quits Migration Pact, Saying It Infringes on Sovereignty, December 3, 2017.

Reuters, South Korea, U.S. kick off largest air exercise amid North Korean warnings, December 3, 2017.

Reuters, Trump still weighing whether to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: Kushner, December 3, 2017.

The Seattle Times, ICE tracks down immigrant who spoke to media in SW Washington: ‘You are the one from the newspaper’, December 3, 2017.

Axios, Exclusive: Trump lawyer claims the “President cannot obstruct justice”, December 4, 2017.

CNN, Trump pick for top UN position praised Milo Yiannopoulos, shared inflammatory memes on Facebook, December 4, 2017.

The Hill, Immigration chief: Trump has done more for public safety than last 5 presidents, December 4, 2017.

Huffington Post, To Rewrite Obama Rules, DeVos Picks People Tied To Predatory Colleges, December 4, 2017.

The Intercept, Trump White House Weighing Plans for Private Spies to Counter “Deep State” Enemies, December 4, 2017.

LobeLog, Trump’s Biggest Donor Pushed for Jerusalem Embassy Move, December 4, 2017.

Mother Jones, How the Trump Administration Is Using Local Cops to Widen Its Immigration Dragnet, December 4, 2017.

New York Times, Roy Moore Gets Trump Endorsement and R.N.C. Funding for Senate Race, December 4, 2017.

New York Times, Supreme Court Keeps Travel Ban in Place During Appeals, December 4, 2017.

NPR, Trump Orders Largest National Monument Reduction In U.S. History, December 4, 2017.

Politico, Fear mounts inside USDA over Trump’s top lawyer pick, December 4, 2017.

Reuters, Supreme Court lets Trump’s latest travel ban go into full effect, December 4, 2017.

Reuters, Trump administration proposes rollback of tip-pooling rule, December 4, 2017.

Washington Post, President Trump reached out to an ICE union chief over feud with Homan, December 4, 2017.

The Atlantic, God’s Plan for Mike Pence, December 5, 2017.

Axios, Trump tells Arab leaders he’ll move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, December 5, 2017.

The Hill, Financial firms pin CFPB hopes on Mulvaney, December 5, 2017.

The Hill, Right scrambles GOP budget strategy, December 5, 2017.

The Hill, Schumer says he advised Trump to declare Jerusalem Israel’s ‘undivided’ capital, December 5, 2017.

IBTimes, Koch-Funded Academics Bring Free-Market Ideology To The Trump Administration, December 5, 2017.

The Intercept, White House Press Secretary Issues Bizarre Non-Denial of Private Spy Network Plans, While White House Official Confirms It, December 5, 2017.

New York Times, Consumer Bureau’s New Leader Steers a Sudden Reversal, December 5, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Administration Touts Border Arrests as Proof of Crackdown on Illegal Immigration, December 5, 2017.

Newsweek, U.S. Military Will Stay in Syria After ISIS Is Defeated, Threatening New Conflict With Russia and Iran, December 5, 2017.

Politico, Food stamp changes may usher in welfare reform push, December 5, 2017.

Reuters, Interior secretary urges size cuts to more national monuments, December 5, 2017.

STAT [AP], Trump science job nominees missing advanced science degrees, December 5, 2017.

USA Today, Trump tries little-known legal tactic to protect controversial executive orders from the courts, December 5, 2017.

Common Dreams, Provoking Risk of ‘All-Out War,’ US Deploys Supersonic Bomber Over Korean Peninsula, December 6, 2017.

The Daily Beast, Trump Has Privately Decided the Sexual-Assault Allegations Against Roy Moore Are Bunk: Not only does the president endorse an accused child molester for Senate, he believes the ‘Roy Moore, D.A.’ yearbook signature of one alleged victim is likely fake, December 6, 2017.

The Guardian, America’s homeless population rises for the first time since the Great Recession, December 6, 2017.

In These Times, Exclusive Photos Contradict Murray Energy CEO’s Claim He Had “Nothing To Do with” Rick Perry’s Coal Bailout: At a previously undisclosed March 29 meeting, Robert Murray gave Perry a hug and a wishlist. Six months later, Perry unveiled a controversial plan that echoed one of Murray’s proposals, December 6, 2017.

The Intercept, New DHS Numbers Show Trump is Deporting Longtime U.S. Residents, Ripping Families Apart: A Human Rights Watch report lays out the costs of Trump’s shift toward a policy of interior deportations, December 6, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Pick to Head Consumer Safety Board Is Seen as Too Close to Industries, December 6, 2017.

New York Times, Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even if Law Expires, Officials Say, December 6, 2017.

Politico, The Environmental Scandal in Scott Pruitt’s Backyard: It’s one of the dirtiest places in America. Former residents of Tar Creek, Oklahoma, want to know why Trump’s EPA chief didn’t prosecute allegations of wrongdoing during a federal buyout program, December 6, 2017.

Politico, Trump administration opposes unions in key Supreme Court case, December 6, 2017.

Politico, VA cuts program for homeless vets after touting Trump’s commitment, December 6, 2017.

ProPublica, Jared Kushner By Day: Mideast Peace. Kushner Companies By Night: Donating to a West Bank Settlement: While Jared Kushner is working on a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, the Kushner Companies Charitable Foundation is funding a controversial West Bank settlement, December 6, 2017.

Reuters, Trump’s first year in office marked by controversy, protests, December 6, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump administration asks Supreme Court to overrule precedent helping unions, December 6, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump had for months been determined to move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, December 6, 2017.

CNBC, President Trump asked a billionaire investor twice whether Amazon was a monopoly, December 7, 2017.

The Hill, VA reverses plan to cut homeless veteran housing program after outrage, December 7, 2017.

Huffington Post, Republicans Turn To Industry For Advice On How To Reorganize Interior Department: Ryan Zinke is planning a major agency overhaul. His secrecy mirrors the Republican Party’s “legislative fly-by-night style,” said one House Democrat, December 7, 2017.

Huffington Post, Scott Pruitt’s Plan To Outsource Part Of EPA Overhaul To Automaker Raises Concerns, December 7, 2017.

New York Times, Tillerson Says the U.S. Will Never Accept Crimea Annexation, December 7, 2017.

Newsweek, Roy Moore: Last Time America Was ‘Great’ Was During ‘Slavery’, December 7, 2017.

Newsweek, Trump Wants You to Tip Restaurant Owners, Not Servers, December 7, 2017.

Reuters, Exclusive: Wells Fargo sanctions are on ice under Trump official – sources, December 7, 2017.

Washington Post, Inside a $100,000-per-person Trump fundraiser: Chicken, asparagus and 20 minutes of talk, December 7, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump’s richest friends are asking for changes to the GOP tax plan, and he’s listening, December 7, 2017.

Bloomberg, Trump’s Plan to Bail Out Coal May Be Unraveling Under New Regulator, December 8, 2017.

Business Insider, Justice Department interns confronted Jeff Sessions over police brutality, gun control, and marijuana, December 8, 2017.

CNN, Trump’s Jerusalem move: Deadly clashes erupt after Friday prayers, December 8, 2017.

The Hill, Trump admin scraps Obama-era proposal requiring airlines to disclose bag fees, December 8, 2017.

Huffington Post, FCC Chair Ajit Pai Jokes In Video About Being A ‘Verizon Puppet’, December 8, 2017.

The Nation, This Is How the Trump Administration Gives Big Oil the Keys to Public Lands: The Bureau of Land Management is rapidly opening previously off-limits areas to oil and gas drilling, December 8, 2017.

New York Times, Justice Dept. Investigating Fetal Tissue Transfers by Planned Parenthood and Others, December 8, 2017.

New York Times, Official Toll in Puerto Rico: 64. Actual Deaths May Be 1,052, December 8, 2017.

New York Times, Tillerson Criticizes Saudi Arabia, Citing Its Policies in Yemen and Lebanon, December 8, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Says Wells Fargo Fines Will Not Be Reduced, December 8, 2017.

Newsweek, Has Trump Helped Veterans? Number Of Homeless Veterans Up For First Time In 7 Years, December 8, 2017.

NPR, November Jobs Report: Economy Adds 228,000 Jobs; Unemployment Steady, December 8, 2017.

Politico, Trump’s ‘fake news’ mantra a hit with despots: Leaders or state media in at least 15 countries use the president’s favorite denunciation to quell dissent, question human rights violations, December 8, 2017.

ProPublica, The Trump Administration Is Scuttling a Rule That Would Save People From Dying of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: It took 16 years and more than 1,000 deaths for the Consumer Products Safety Commission to crack down on deadly portable generators. Trump’s appointees could undo that in a matter of months, December 8, 2017.

USA Today, Hate airline fees? Well, the DOT is dropping effort to make them more transparent, December 8, 2017.

Washington Post, An American energy plan straight from coal country, December 8, 2017.

Washington Post, Is Wilbur Ross still President Trump’s ‘go-to guy’?, December 8, 2017.

Washington Post, Uranium firm urged Trump officials to shrink Bears Ears National Monument, December 8, 2017.

WSWS, Trump and Jerusalem: The end of the Mideast “peace” charade, December 8, 2017.

New York Times, Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation, December 9, 2017.

Vox, A moment of truth arrives for Rick Perry’s widely hated coal bailout, December 9, 2017.

WSWS, Two Palestinians killed, hundreds wounded in clashes following Trump announcement on Jerusalem, December 9, 2017.

CNN, Roy Moore in 2011: Getting rid of amendments after 10th would ‘eliminate many problems’, December 10, 2017.

Common Dreams, Protesters Greet Trump at Mississippi Museum As Leaders Honor Civil Rights Figures, December 10, 2017.

The Hill, Haley: We don’t need other countries telling us what’s right or wrong, December 10, 2017.

Huffington Post, Republicans Can’t Kill Obamacare, So They’re Turning It Into Trumpcare, December 10, 2017.

ICConline, One year after Trump’s victory: The US bourgeoisie struggles to manage the political turbulence, December 10, 2017.

New York Times, Under Trump, E.P.A. Has Slowed Actions Against Polluters, and Put Limits on Enforcement Officers, December 10, 2017.

Newsweek, Alabama Has The Worst Poverty In The Developed World, U.N. Official Says, December 10, 2017.

Reuters, Haley: Women accusers should be heard, even if Trump is target, December 10, 2017.

Bloomberg, Treasury’s One-Page Report: Trump’s Plans Pay for Senate Tax Cut, December 11, 2017.

Common Dreams, ‘Travesty of Justice’ as Trump DOJ Lifts Prosecution Threat for Banking Giant HSBC, December 11, 2017.

Common Dreams, Trump Treasury Dept. Analysis of GOP Tax Plan Ripped as ‘Pure Propaganda’, December 11, 2017.

International Review, The political crisis of the American bourgeoisie, December 11, 2017.

International Review, The United States and the Russian question, December 11, 2017.

International Review, Trump and the sharpening global trade war, December 11, 2017.

New York Times, HSBC Says U.S. Is Preparing to Dismiss Criminal Charges Against It, December 11, 2017.

Newsweek, Roy Moore Lands Neo-Nazi Endorsement Before Election for ‘Correctly’ Quoting Hitler, December 11, 2017.

Politico, Behind Trump’s plan to target the federal safety net: Under the banner of welfare reform, the administration is eyeing changes to health care, food stamps, housing and veterans programs, December 11, 2017.

Politico, How Trump came around to an accused child molester: The inside story of President Donald Trump’s full embrace of scandal-tarred Roy Moore, December 11, 2017.

Reuters, Trump wants to send U.S. astronauts back to moon, someday Mars, December 11, 2017.

Reuters, U.S. agency prepares to hand over internet oversight to FTC, December 11, 2017.

Reuters, U.S. Treasury adds cash management measures due to debt limit, December 11, 2017.

Salon, Trump’s Interior secretary: Shameless tool of oil and gas industries, December 11, 2017.

WSWS, Amid “full employment,” no recovery in US wages, December 11, 2017.

BBC, Debt relief for defrauded students halted under Trump, says report, December 12, 2017.

Business Insider, A former top national security official says Venezuela is one of Trump’s top 3 priorities — alongside Iran and North Korea, December 12, 2017.

The Guardian, How big oil is tightening its grip on Donald Trump’s White House, December 12, 2017.

The Hill, Mattis gets unique role in budget talks, December 12, 2017.

The Hill, Sessions, Nielsen call for merit-based immigration reform after NYC bombing, December 12, 2017.

Huffington Post, Top Interior Official Stayed At Montana Resort That Secretary Zinke’s Billionaire Friend And Donor Owns, December 12, 2017.

Reuters, Democrat Jones wins U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump, December 12, 2017.

Reuters, Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressure, December 12, 2017.

Reuters, Trump loses his big bet on Alabama U.S. Senate race, December 12, 2017.

Transparency International, Corruption in the USA: The difference a year makes: New public opinion survey compares 2017 with 2016, December 12, 2017.

WSWS, The death toll behind corporate America’s record profits, December 12, 2017.

WSWS, Trump White House preparing sweeping attack on the poor, December 12, 2017.

Newsweek, Torture Used by U.S. Military at Guantanamo Bay Despite Being Banned, UN Says, December 13, 2017.

Reuters, U.N. expert says torture persists at Guantanamo Bay; U.S. denies, December 13, 2017.

ThinkProgress, Fox News and congressional Republicans are laying the groundwork for Trump to fire Mueller, December 13, 2017.

Washington Post, Scott Pruitt and a crew of EPA aides just spent four days in Morocco promoting natural gas, December 13, 2017.

WSWS, Washington’s secret wars, December 13, 2017.

Bloomberg BNA, Deregulatory Goals Exceeded for 2017: Trump Administration, December 14, 2017.

CNN, Homeland Security senior adviser promoted birtherism, said Obama knew ‘nothing about the black American experience’, December 14, 2017.

CNN, White House confirms: Trump talked to Murdoch about Disney deal, December 14, 2017.

Huffington Post, Trump Delivers A Favor For The Fast-Food Industry: The president’s appointees on the labor board just made it harder for workers to fight big chains like McDonald’s, December 14, 2017.

Mother Jones, The Guy Who Repealed Net Neutrality Caught Dancing in Video with Pizzagate Conspiracy Theorist, December 14, 2017.

Mother Jones, The Interior Department Is Giving Business to Secretary Zinke’s Billionaire Pal, December 14, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Says His Regulatory Rollback Already Is the ‘Most Far-Reaching’, December 14, 2017.

Newsweek, ICE kept 92 immigrants shackled on a plane for two days in “slave ship” conditions, advocates and detainees say, December 14, 2017.

NPR, How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s Views Have Changed Under Trump, December 14, 2017.

NPR, Trump’s ‘Closing Argument’ On Taxes, Annotated, December 14, 2017.

Reveal, How an industry group is driving Trump’s workplace safety agenda, December 14, 2017.

Salon, Trump’s controversial EPA nominee withdraws following GOP objections: Michael Dourson was tapped to oversee the EPA’s chemical safety division despite his ties to the chemicals industry, December 14, 2017.

ThinkProgress, More than 700 employees have left the EPA since Scott Pruitt took over: It’s the second-highest exodus from the agency in nearly a decade, December 14, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump allies say Tillerson has ‘not learned his lesson’ and cannot continue in job for long, December 14, 2017.

WSWS, Over a million in Puerto Rico living without the necessities of modern life, December 14, 2017.

AP, Highlights of GOP compromise bill to overhaul tax code, December 15, 2017.

AP, Trump assails FBI leadership, touts loyalty to police, December 15, 2017.

CNN, Trump administration envisions peace deal with Western Wall in Israel, December 15, 2017.

CNN, Trump judicial nominee struggles to answer basic legal questions at hearing, December 15, 2017.

CNN, Trump to propose ending rule allowing spouses of H-1B holders to work in U.S., December 15, 2017.

The Daily Beast, New Mexico School Shooter Had Secret Life on Pro-Trump White-Supremacy Sites, December 15, 2017.

Huffington Post, Revisionist Powers and Rogue Regimes in the Trump Doctrine, December 15, 2017.

LobeLog, If at first you don’t privatize, try, try again, December 15, 2017.

Mother Jones, Team Trump Is Slashing Programs That Help Prisoners Adapt to Life on the Outside, December 15, 2017.

Mother Jones, The EPA Hired a Major Republican Opposition Research Firm to Track Press Activity: It promises “war room” style media monitoring, December 15, 2017.

New York Times, DeVos Delays Rule on Racial Disparities in Special Education, December 15, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Administration Adds Restrictions for Visa-Waiver Countries, December 15, 2017.

Newsweek, U.S. Military and Russia Clash Over Donald Trump’s Boast of Victory Over ISIS, December 15, 2017.

Politico, 5 things Trump did this week while you weren’t looking: Independent agencies take the lead on rolling back Obama-era rules, December 15, 2017.

ThinkProgress, Trump claims he’s fighting for coal miners, but he’s reevaluating the rule protecting them from black lung: Administration targets landmark coal dust rule, December 15, 2017.

Washington Post, CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity, December 15, 2017.

CNBC [AP], Trump defends tax plan, says economy set ‘to rock’, December 16, 2017.

The Hill, Words banned at CDC were also banned at other HHS agencies: report, December 16, 2017.

ICT, Trump and Jerusalem, December 16, 2017.

The Intercept, A Year in the Ohio River Valley: Hard Times in Trump Country, December 16, 2017.

Newsweek, Will Trump Lie Us Into Another Middle East War?, December 16, 2017.

NPR, Trump Administration Reportedly Instructs CDC On Its Own Version Of 7 Dirty Words, December 16, 2017.

Reuters, Dire poverty in US to worsen under Trump, threatening democracy, top UN official says, December 16, 2017.

Reuters, Trump defends tax plan as ‘great Christmas gifts’ to middle class, December 16, 2017.

Reuters, U.S. labor board adopts business-friendly ‘micro union’ test, December 16, 2017.

Washington Post, Words banned at multiple HHS agencies include ‘diversity’ and ‘vulnerable’, December 16, 2017.

WSWS, Government report details human rights violations at US immigration detention centers, December 16, 2017.

The Hill, Trump faces hurdles to military build-up, December 17, 2017.

New York Times, A Tillerson Slip Offers a Peek Into Secret Planning on North Korea, December 17, 2017.

New York Times, E.P.A. Employees Spoke Out. Then Came Scrutiny of Their Email, December 17, 2017.

Newsweek, Donald Trump’s New York Real Estate Friends Love His Tax Bill—It Will Make Them Even Richer, December 17, 2017.

Politico, Tax bill a dream come true for some GOP wonks, December 17, 2017.

The Hill, WH official: ‘I can’t say’ Trump has read entire national security strategy, December 18, 2017.

The Intercept, Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement Sparked Deadly Violence — From Israel, December 18, 2017.

Newsweek, Trump’s Border Protection Will Spend $300 Million To Hire 5,000 Agents, December 18, 2017.

NPR, U.S. Vetoes U.N. Security Council Resolution Voiding Trump’s Jerusalem Move, December 18, 2017.

Politico, HHS defends withholding comments critical of abortion, transgender policy, December 18, 2017.

ProPublica, What It’s Like Inside the Trump Administration’s Regulatory Rollback at the EPA, December 18, 2017.

Reuters, Pence delays trip to Egypt, Israel because of U.S. tax vote, December 18, 2017.

Reuters, Trump nominates Liberty University professor to Justice Department post, December 18, 2017.

ThinkProgress, These are the obscure Trump staffers who are systematically dismantling the federal government: An October OMB leak revealed eight staffers taking an axe to domestic policy, December 18, 2017.

Washington Post, Protesters storm Congress to fight tax bill, as cameras point elsewhere, December 18, 2017.

Washington Post, The NLRB took three big actions last week that employers will love, December 18, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump labor adviser’s plan for cutting federal compensation, potentially even paid holidays, December 18, 2017.

Washington Post, U.S. declares North Korea carried out massive WannaCry cyberattack, December 18, 2017.

WSWS, UN rapporteur “shocked” by deep poverty in US, December 18, 2017.

The American Prospect, Trump’s NLRB Showers Big Business with Gifts, Workers with Coal, December 19, 2017.

Mother Jones, Republican PR Firm Ends Controversial Contract With EPA: Definers says it will no longer pursue other federal contracts, December 19, 2017.

Mother Jones, Tax Lawyers Are Getting Ready to Exploit All the Mistakes in the GOP Tax Bill, December 19, 2017.

Mother Jones, The EPA’s Ties to a GOP Opposition Firm Go Far Beyond a PR Contract, December 19, 2017.

Newsweek, Donald Trump Has Only Delivered 1,200 Coal-Mining Jobs, Despite Claiming to Have Created 45,000, December 19, 2017.

NPR, Protests And Arrests On The Rise As Republicans Near New Tax Law, December 19, 2017.

ProPublica, Trump’s Dark Deregulation: Passing legislation and rolling back regulatory rules are hard. There are quieter, easier ways to cut down on governmental oversight. Here are five ways the Trump administration is doing so, December 19, 2017.

Quartz, Space is not a “global commons,” top Trump space official says, December 19, 2017.

Slate, Donald Trump, Union Buster: The president’s appointees to the National Labor Relations Board have already incinerated Obama’s labor legacy, December 19, 2017.

Washington Post, White House takes down ‘We the People’ petitions site before responding to a single one, December 19, 2017.

Washington Post, Zinke wants to expand critical minerals production, saying: ‘We are vulnerable as a nation’, December 19, 2017.

WSWS, Trump unveils “America First” national security strategy, December 19, 2017.

CBS, U.S. warns allies Trump will take Jerusalem vote “personally”, December 20, 2017.

CNBC, Ben Carson leads prayer for tax cuts at Trump Cabinet meeting, December 20, 2017.

CNN, Senior White House adviser at Homeland Security repeatedly promoted fringe conspiracy theories on the radio, December 20, 2017.

The Hill, Labor board burns through Obama-era rules, December 20, 2017.

Reuters, Trump’s Supreme Court appointee Gorsuch plots rightward course, December 20, 2017.

Reuters, Trump threatens to cut aid to U.N. members over Jerusalem vote, December 20, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump administration approves lethal arms sales to Ukraine, December 20, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump just admitted the GOP’s tax cuts were deceptively sold, December 20, 2017.

AP, Mattis gives US troops a pep talk at Guantanamo, December 21, 2017.

The Atlantic, The Significance of Betsy DeVos’s Speech in Baltimore, December 21, 2017.

Bloomberg, Ex-Industry Lobbyists Win Top Jobs in Agencies They Once Fought: Across the Trump administration, former advocates for coal, banking and pesticides are now shaping government policy, December 21, 2017.

Bloomberg, Ryan Pushes Trump to Follow Tax Win With U.S. Welfare Revamp, December 21, 2017.

Business Insider [Reuters], The State Department is about to slash the number of offices in charge of resettling refugees, December 21, 2017.

Common Dreams, Corporate America Denounced for ‘Shameless’ Pandering by Issuing Paltry Worker Perks After Winning Permanent Tax Cuts Worth Countless Billions, December 21, 2017.

The Hill, Consumer bureau to revise mortgage, prepaid card rules from Cordray era, December 21, 2017.

The Hill, US economy grew at a 3.2 percent clip in third quarter, December 21, 2017.

The Intercept, Mick Mulvaney Tells CFPB Staff He’s Bringing Six Trump Loyalists On Board, December 21, 2017.

New York Magazine, 55 Ways Donald Trump Structurally Changed America in 2017: These are the concrete actions his administration has taken to alter how the country works, December 21, 2017.

New York Times, For Students Swindled by Predatory Colleges, Relief May Only Be Partial, December 21, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Administration Considers Separating Families to Combat Illegal Immigration, December 21, 2017.

NPR, U.N. Investigator On Extreme Poverty Issues A Grim Report — On The U.S., December 21, 2017.

Politico, Republicans plan mega marketing push to sell unpopular tax plan, December 21, 2017.

Politico, Trump eyes former aides as West Wing staffers depart: Behind closed doors, the president has lately been talking up the outside advisers who helped usher him into the White House, fueling speculation about new additions in 2018, December 21, 2017.

Politico, Trump targets human rights abusers with executive order, December 21, 2017.

Slate, Trump Administration: We Bar Abortions for Raped Minors Because It’s in Their “Best Interest”, December 21, 2017.

Washington Post, Companies that tie announcements to tax bill earn goodwill with Trump, December 21, 2017.

Washington Post, How Trump came to commute an ex-meatpacking executive’s 27-year prison sentence, December 21, 2017.

Washington Post, This study aimed to make offshore drilling safer. Trump just put a stop to it, December 21, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump advisers vent frustrations about 2018 strategy as president listens, December 21, 2017.

WSWS, US Congress passes tax windfall for corporations and the rich, December 21, 2017.

CNN, Justice Department rolls back guidance on fining poor defendants, December 22, 2017.

CNN, Trump visited his properties over 100 times this year, December 22, 2017.

Common Dreams, Forget Consumer Protection. Under Trump-Appointed Mulvaney, CFPB Is About Deregulation: Agency’s new mission statement makes “regularly identifying and addressing outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome regulations” the top priority, December 22, 2017.

Common Dreams [London Review of Books], What We Don’t Talk about When We Talk about Russian Hacking, December 22, 2017.

The Hill, Top Marine general: ‘There’s a war coming’, December 22, 2017.

NBC, Trump’s regulatory rollbacks, from net neutrality to campus sex assault, December 22, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Promised to Kill Carried Interest. Lobbyists Kept it Alive, December 22, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Promised to Protect Steel. Layoffs Are Coming Instead, December 22, 2017.

Politico, 5 things Trump did this week while you weren’t looking: As a busy year in Washington comes to an end, the Trump administration is just getting going, December 22, 2017.

ThinkProgress, Sessions revokes dozens of guidance documents that protect marginalized communities, December 22, 2017.

ThinkProgress, Trump thanks nonprofit a day after report that its former top organizer said ‘I hate black people’, December 22, 2017.

Washington Post, Government scientists blocked from the biggest meeting in their field, December 22, 2017.

WSWS, DACA deal put off to 2018 leaving 800,000 under deportation threat, December 22, 2017.

Business Insider [AP], Mattis: ‘Storm clouds are gathering’ over the Korean Peninsula, December 23, 2017.

Huffington Post, The Daughter Of An Ex-Coal Executive Helped Lead Trump’s National Monuments Review, December 23, 2017.

New York Times, Stoking Fears, Trump Defied Bureaucracy to Advance Immigration Agenda, December 23, 2017.

Washington Post, Top general tells Marines to be prepared for a big fight, December 23, 2017.

Washington Post, Trump administration renews mining leases near Minnesota wilderness, reversing Obama, December 23, 2017.

WSWS, Corporate America begins campaign to sell Trump tax bonanza, December 23, 2017.

WSWS, US considers splitting immigrant children from parents in immigration jails, December 23, 2017.

CBS, “You all just got a lot richer,” Trump tells friends, referencing tax overhaul, December 24, 2017.

CNN, Despite Trump’s hopes, US-Russia relations are getting chilly, December 24, 2017.

IBTimes, Trump Cost Taxpayers Tens Of Millions Visiting His Own Properties In 2017, December 24, 2017.

Huffington Post, In Less Than A Year, Trump Has Stripped Back Workers’ Ability To Unionize: His revamped labor board issued a slew of new policies at the end of 2017 that will make collective bargaining harder, December 26, 2017.

The Intercept, How a Gay Friendly and “Very Pro-Choice” Trump Created the Most Anti-Choice, Anti-LGBT Administration in Generations, December 26, 2017.

Politico, Where is Trump’s Cabinet? It’s anybody’s guess. Agency heads are carrying out the Trump administration’s agenda largely in secret, in many cases shielding their schedules from public view, December 26, 2017.

ThinkProgress, Trump to slash safety regulations put in place after nation’s worst environmental disaster: Relaxing offshore drilling rules would save industry $900 million over 10 years, December 26, 2017.

Washington Post, How Scott Pruitt turned the EPA into one of Trump’s most powerful tools, December 26, 2017.

Newsweek, Fake Comments on Trump Administration Website Are Trying to Take Down an Obama-Era Rule, December 27, 2017.

NPR, For Rex Tillerson, A Rocky First Year As Trump’s Secretary Of State, December 27, 2017.

NPR, The Biggest Education Stories Of 2017 And 2018, December 27, 2017.

WSWS, Health care threatened for nine million low-income US children, December 27, 2017.

CNN, Tillerson: US has ‘poor relationship’ with Russia, December 28, 2017.

The Guardian, Private prison investors set for giant windfall from Trump tax bill: Prison firms that restructured as real estate investment trusts see substantial tax cut – more good news for those who benefit from increased incarceration, December 28, 2017.

The Intercept, Banned From the Banking Industry for Life, a Scott Pruitt Friend Finds a New Home at the EPA, December 28, 2017.

The Nation, Why Numbers Alone Obscure the Real Deportation Story: The total number of deportations is down under Trump, but don’t confuse that with leniency, December 28, 2017.

New York Times, Excerpts From Trump’s Interview With The Times, December 28, 2017.

New York Times, U.S. to Roll Back Safety Rules Created After Deepwater Horizon Spill, December 28, 2017.

Newsweek, Puerto Rico is ‘Broken’ 100 Days After Hurricane Maria and Trump Is No Help, Locals Say, December 28, 2017.

Politico, How the banks won over Washington again: A decade out from a cataclysmic Wall Street meltdown, banks are winning again in Washington, December 28, 2017.

Reuters, Trump says China’s stance on North Korea influences his trade policy, December 28, 2017.

WSWS, Months after hurricane, Puerto Rican workers face worsening jobs crisis, December 28, 2017.

AP, Trump says East could use some ‘global warming’ this weekend, December 29, 2017.

Axios, A rising White House power: true-believer Stephen Miller, December 29, 2017.

Common Dreams, ‘The Type of Statement Authoritarians Make’: Trump Claims He Has ‘Absolute Right’ to Do What He Wants With Justice Department, December 29, 2017.

The Daily Beast, The Ten Worst Things Scott Pruitt’s EPA Has Already Done, December 29, 2017.

The Independent, Donald Trump still ‘definitely involved’ in business empire despite US President’s assurances, says senior employee: ‘He asked if his presidency hurt the businesses. So, he seems self aware about things, at least more than he lets on’, January 29, 2017.

The Intercept, Republicans Mock “Coastal Elites,” But the Trump Administration Is Full of Them, December 29, 2017.

Mother Jones, Private Prison Companies Are About to Cash In on Trump’s Deportation Regime, December 29, 2017.

Newsweek, Interior Department Tapped Wildfire Preparedness Funds for Ryan Zinke Helicopter Tour, December 29, 2017.

Newsweek, Trump Falsely Lumps Immigrants With Criminals to Promote His Agenda, Research Finds, December 29, 2017.

Politico, 138 things Trump did this year while you weren’t looking: Behind the crazy headlines, more conservative priorities got pushed through than most people realize. An exhaustive list of what really happened to the government in 2017, December 29, 2017.

ProPublica, Trump Justice Department Pushes for Citizenship Question on Census, Alarming Experts: “This is a recipe for sabotaging the census,” said one. The administration’s stated reason for the controversial move: protecting civil rights, December 29, 2017.

USA Today [AP], Trump administration rescinding rules for oil, gas drilling, December 29, 2017.

Vox, How police officers became the culture-war heroes of the Trump era, December 29, 2017.

Washington Post, To round out a year of rollbacks, the Trump administration just repealed key regulations on fracking, December 29, 2017.

BBC, Iranian protests: World is watching response, US warns, December 30, 2017.

CNN, 5 major changes to US environmental policy in 2017, December 30, 2017.

The Hill, In surprise, Trump maintains many Obama-era Russia policies, December 30, 2017.

New York Times, Trump Ends Terms of Remaining Members of H.I.V. and AIDS Council, December 30, 2017.

Washington Post, How the Trump era is changing the federal bureaucracy, December 30, 2017.

WSWS, Trump administration rolls back fines against nursing homes as violations mount, December 30, 2017.

ABC, US closer to ‘nuclear war with North Korea’ than ever before: Former Joint Chiefs head, December 31, 2017.

The Daily Beast, The Toxic Loyalty of Trump’s Hardcore Zealots, December 31, 2017.

The Intercept, One Year of Immigration Under Trump, December 31, 2017.

Vox, “The markets are happy”: why Wall Street didn’t panic about democracy under Trump, December 31, 2017.

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Updated: January 27, 2018

Russia-related scandal: Moyers & Company, Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump

Note: News about legal challenges, mainly efforts by federal judges to block incoming rules from the Trump admin, are much more frequent than the headlines included here would suggest, and are omitted from this page. See the Directory page for more information.


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