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The Trump Administration Moved To Roll Back Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program On Her Birthday

The Trump Administration Moved To Roll Back Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program On Her...

"[It] would create a huge loophole in school nutrition guidelines, paving the way for children to choose pizza, burgers, french fries, and other foods high in calories, saturated fat, or sodium in place of balanced school meals every day,” Schwartz said.
The Trump administration wants to weaken Obama’s school lunch rules. Again.

The Trump administration wants to weaken Obama’s school lunch rules. Again.

Friday marked the Trump administration’s second attempt at loosening regulations governing school meals that were implemented under former President Barack Obama. The administration’s latest target: fresh vegetables and fruit. The current meal regulations were established under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 spearheaded by Michelle Obama. That law set new standards for school meals…
The Trump administration is still struggling to get its story straight on why it killed Soleimani

The Trump administration is still struggling to get its story straight on why it...

The Trump administration has given ever-changing answers about its reasons for deciding to kill Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani, first claiming that the leader posed an “imminent threat” to the US, before suggesting that maybe the threat wasn’t so imminent after all. The rationale took a new turn Friday evening when President Donald Trump gave…
The Trump administration wants the Supreme Court to not rule on Obamacare until after the 2020 election

The Trump administration wants the Supreme Court to not rule on Obamacare until after...

During the 2016 election, President Donald Trump promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Congressional Republicans tried to make good on this promise in 2017, before a Senate vote effectively killed the effort. In the wake of that failed attempt, Republican states challenged the law’s constitutionality in court, an effort encouraged and aided…
The administration’s deceptions about the Soleimani strike are a big deal

The administration’s deceptions about the Soleimani strike are a big deal

The Trump administration has maintained from the start that it ordered the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in order to forestall an imminent threat to American lives. It’s pretty clear this is not true, that the administration instead simply made a calculated decision to escalate American pushback on Iran as part of a larger…
The Senate just failed to overturn a Trump administration rule on the Affordable Care Act

The Senate just failed to overturn a Trump administration rule on the Affordable Care...

Ahead of the start of open enrollment, which begins this Friday, Senate Democrats are trying to send the Trump administration a pointed message: Steer clear of the Affordable Care Act. In a vote on Wednesday, Democrats sought to overturn one of the administration’s most recent attempts to undermine the health care legislation: a rule that…
The whistleblower scandal has led to its first Trump administration resignation

The whistleblower scandal has led to its first Trump administration resignation

Kurt Volker, the US special representative for Ukraine negotiations, abruptly resigned Friday amid fallout over the whistleblower scandal, according to a report by Andrew Howard of the Arizona State Press. CNN subsequently confirmed the report. It’s not yet clear whether Volker chose to step down or whether he was pushed out. But over the past…
Trump reportedly hid details of his meetings with Putin from his own administration

Trump reportedly hid details of his meetings with Putin from his own administration

President Donald Trump hid details of his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, going so far on one occasion as to seize his interpreter’s notes to prevent them from reaching the public, according to a new report published Saturday. Washington Post reporter Greg Miller outlines how Trump went through “extraordinary lengths” to conceal the contents…
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Resigns From Trump Administration

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Resigns From Trump Administration

Haley was confirmed shortly after Trump's inauguration in 2017 and has had one of the longest tenures in a White House fraught with high turnover. After the New York Times published an scathing "resistance" op-ed from an anonymous White House official, Haley hit back with an op-ed of her own in the Washington Post, saying,…

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