Trump praises lawmaker for physically assaulting a reporter

During a campaign-style rally in Missoula, Montana Thursday night, President Trump openly celebrated a congressman for physically assaulting a reporter who asked him a question about health care in May of 2017.

Recounting how then-candidate Greg Gianforte (R-MN) bodyslammed Ben Jacobs of the Guardian, Trump ominously pointed at the journalists in attendance and even reenacted what he thought the attack looked like.

Trump claims ‘All Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions’ in blatant lie

President Donald Trump, whose administration asked a court to end Obamacare’s protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions just last month, claimed “All Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions” in a tweet on Thursday.

All Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions, and if they don’t, they will after I speak to them. I am in total support. Also, Democrats will destroy your Medicare, and I will keep it ...

Trump voters worry about discrimination against men and Christians more than any other group

A new survey from YouGov and The Economist suggests that people who voted for President Donald Trump are living in a very different United States than those who voted for Hillary Clinton.

In a series of questions about the discrimination they perceive different groups to be experiencing, the respondents were far more concerned with the plight of men and Christians than with just about any other group.

The poll surveyed 1,500 U.S. adults this past Sunday through Tuesday, 28 pe...

McConnell says the debt is ‘very disturbing.’ Here’s what that means for the social safety net.

The same lawmakers who exploded the federal deficit by gifting millionaires and billionaires a favorable corporate tax bill are now telling the public that the way to fix the deficit is to shred the social safety net.

On Tuesday, after the Treasury Department released figures showing the federal deficit for Fiscal Year 2018 rose 17 percent to reach $779 billion, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was interviewed by Bloomberg. He was asked about the growing debt and deficit....

Trump lies about Medicare for All, says universal health care doesn’t work anywhere in the world.

President Donald Trump has been spreading a lot of misleading statements or flat-out lies about “Medicare for All” — a progressive health policy gaining traction among Democrats.

Most recently, Trump said that providing health insurance to everybody doesn’t work anywhere in the world. He avoided calling the policy Medicare for All — likely because 60 percent of the American public favors the idea. Instead, he referred to it as “socialist” he...

Donald Trump smears former adviser with one of his favorite tactics

Donald Trump does not like to be criticized. When he is attacked — or even when he thinks he might have been attacked — he tends to fire back in the same way each time: with smears and vague aspersions. On Thursday, his former chief economic adviser Gary Cohn was the latest recipient of his apparent defamation.

When Cohn stepped down in March from his position as head of Trump’s National Economic Council director, Trump called him a “rare talent̶...

All the president’s lies about Medicare for All

President Donald Trump took a break from Twitter Wednesday to rail against Medicare for All in a falsehood-ridden op-ed for USA Today, despite promising voters on the campaign trail in 2016 that health care for all is “just human decency.”

The op-ed, which editors clearly didn’t bother to fact-check, contained dozens of lies about the health care proposal for which many Democrats have advocated over the past two years. The plan has various interpretations, depending on which Democr...