The Trump administration just imposed a massive tax increase. You may have missed it. – The Washington Post

The Trump administration just imposed a massive tax increase. You may have missed it. – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-trump-administration-just-imposed-a-massive-tax-increase-you-may-have-missed-it/2017/05/26/ce7eb6e8-4152-11e7-9869-bac8b446820a_story.html?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_2_na-amp&utm_term=.9ada41f055a2 Andy Slavitt was acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from 2015 to 2017. This week the Trump administration managed to impose a massive tax increase on middle-income families beginning in 2018. You […] more…

Kushner Is Said to Have Discussed a Secret Channel to Talk to Russia – NYTimes.com

Kushner Is Said to Have Discussed a Secret Channel to Talk to Russia – NYTimes.com https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/us/politics/kushner-talked-to-russian-envoy-about-creating-secret-channel-with-kremlin.html By MAGGIE HABERMAN, MARK MAZZETTI and MATT APUZZO May 26, 2017 President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, at the White House last week. Doug Mills / The New York Times WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, spoke in […] more…

The Washington Post: Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin

Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports. Ambassador Sergey Kislyak reported to his […] more…

Trump reveals location of 2 nuclear submarines to Philippines’ president – LA Times

Trump reveals location of 2 nuclear submarines to Philippines’ president – LA Times http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-fg-trump-philippines-20170524-story.html Associated Press more…

What Donald Trump Needs to Know About Bob Mueller and Jim Comey – POLITICO Magazine

What Donald Trump Needs to Know About Bob Mueller and Jim Comey – POLITICO Magazine http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/05/18/james-comey-trump-special-prosecutor-robert-mueller-fbi-215154 The two men who could bring down the president have been preparing their entire lives for this moment. Garrett M. GraffMay 18, 2017 Getty Images When Jim Comey first learned that Andrew Card and Alberto Gonzales were on their […] more…

Manchester attack: May to tackle Trump over ‘evidence’ leaks – BBC News

Manchester attack: May to tackle Trump over ‘evidence’ leaks – BBC News http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-40040210 BBC News New York Times The New York Times says this evidence was gathered at the scene of the attack Theresa May is to raise concerns with Donald Trump after evidence from the Manchester Arena bombing was apparently leaked to US media. […] more…

Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/us/politics/russia-trump-manafort-flynn.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=a-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0 By MATTHEW ROSENBERG, ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZOMAY 24, 2017 Paul Manafort, then the Trump campaign chairman, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July. Win McNamee/Getty Images WASHINGTON — American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald J. […] more…

CIA director alerted FBI to pattern of contacts between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates – The Washington Post

CIA director alerted FBI to pattern of contacts between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/cia-director-warned-russian-security-service-chief-about-interference-in-election/2017/05/23/ebff2a7e-3fbb-11e7-adba-394ee67a7582_story.html?utm_term=.f5fcce72926a The CIA alerted the FBI to a troubling pattern of contacts between Russian officials and associates of the Trump campaign last year, former agency director John Brennan testified on Tuesday, shedding new light on the […] more…

Turkey condemns U.S. over ‘aggressive’ acts against Erdogan’s guards during D.C. visit – The Washington Post

Turkey condemns U.S. over ‘aggressive’ acts against Erdogan’s guards during D.C. visit – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/turkey-condemns-us-over-aggressive-acts-against-its-bodyguards-in-dc-during-president-erdogans-visit-in-washington/2017/05/22/05133db6-3ef4-11e7-b29f-f40ffced2ddb_story.html?utm_term=.8cf074fedc8d ISTANBUL — Turkey’s Foreign Ministry lodged a formal protest Monday with the U.S. ambassador over “aggressive” actions by American security personnel during a visit to Washington last week by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that was marred by a […] more…

Billionaire Betsy DeVos wants to scrap student debt forgiveness. Surprised? | Jamie Peck | Opinion | The Guardian

Billionaire Betsy DeVos wants to scrap student debt forgiveness. Surprised? | Jamie Peck | Opinion | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/19/billionaire-betsy-devos-scrap-student-debt-forgiveness?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Jamie PeckFirst published on Friday 19 May 2017 13.24 EDT When Donald Trump appointed Betsy DeVos secretary of education, America’s school-going people worried it was only a matter of time before she brought back debtors’ prison for […] more…
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