Day 89 of the Trump Administration

Day 89 of the Trump administration, April 19, was a relatively quiet day in U.S. political. The big story of the day was the news that just hours after meeting with dignitaries from the Chinese government, Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s daughter and advisor, got approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks for products…

Days 85-88 of the Trump Administration

Days 85-88: The political headlines this past Easter weekend, from Good Friday to Easter Monday—Days 85 to 88 of Trump’s presidency—were dominated by one thing and one thing only: bombs. Amidst skyrocketing tensions over the movement of a U.S. Navy Strike Team towards the Korean Peninsula, the North Korean government decided to test an Intercontinental Ballistic…

Day 83 of the Trump Administration

On April 12, Day 83 of the Donald Trump presidency, the biggest story was the meeting between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow. The meeting came after a week of increased tensions between the U.S. and Russia after the U.S. carried out a missile strike on a Syrian military…

Day 82 of the Trump Administration

The political headlines on April 11–Day 82 of the Trump administration–were dominated by news about the U.S. airstrikes in Syria following the use of sarin gas on a city in Syria last week. To begin with, press secretary Sean Spicer came under fire for suggesting during a press conference that even Adolf Hitler did not…

Days 73-80 of the Trump Administration

The week of April 2 through to April 9 was a week dominated by two major stories for the Trump administration: the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and the use of chemical weapons in the ongoing civil war in Syria. The Democrats spent the first half of the week filibustering Gorsuch’s nomination,…

Day 35: Schemers in the Capitol

  This past Thursday, February 23, Day 35 of the Trump administration, was less a day of legislation and political action, and more a day of Machiavellian scheming in smoke-filled backrooms. To begin with, the FBI refused to deny or publicly dismiss claims that Trump’s associates were in contact with Russian officials during the election.…