Using machine learning to figure out when the president is writing his own tweets
In percentage terms, the president’s proposal offsets a modest increase in military funding with historic cuts to domestic programs.
Tracking the Senate confirmation votes—and how Trump’s choices stack up against Barack Obama’s picks
The president appears to be considering a border adjustment tax, which many economists favor. But its supporters warn it won’t give him what he wants.
He spoke at a Boeing factory that had just rejected unionization—but didn’t bring it up. He never does.
Most presidents have the majority of their Cabinet confirmed by this point in their first term. Why doesn’t he?
A real-time snapshot of what the president is thinking, and why
The White House is using iffy figures and suspect logic to justify its restrictions on travel from several Muslim-majority countries.
The president declared his own inauguration a national holiday. But the language he used says something more.
How his social media feed compares to political communication in past administrations
Yes, the hiring cycle in American factories is broken. But the president-elect’s solution could hasten the dawn of automation.
Research shows many professional staffers leave when a new president takes power—especially one with whom they don’t agree.
Human beings are really good at picking out cause-and-effect relationships. But they’re bad at predicting future consequences.
Yep, thanks to its high birthrate and attractiveness to immigrants.
When actually everyone is having a hard time
The perennial debate gets a new coat of cheer from Donald Trump.
Critics say she failed to energize the Democratic base. But vote totals show her biggest shortcomings were in counties that opposed Barack Obama the most.
Half expect their local communities to stay the same, or get worse.
Even controlling for race and income, the concentration of college degrees was the strongest indicator of whether a county would back the Republican.
Millions of mail-in and absentee ballots haven’t been counted yet. They won’t change anything, though.