As the president’s picks run into trouble, Democrats find themselves stymied by a Senate rules change they engineered.
Donald Trump’s nominee for budget director disclosed to the Senate that he failed to pay taxes for a household employee in the early 2000s.
After an unexpected loss in November, Democrats are nowhere near ready to take on the president-elect.
The nominee for attorney general said his office led federal gun prosecutions during his tenure as a U.S. attorney, but available records don’t support that statement.
In his farewell address, the president highlighted his legacy on national-security issues, but his actions may have opened the way for future abuses.
“This isn’t the way the presidency has worked since Congress passed the Ethics in Government Act in 1978,” the director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics said on Wednesday.
Cooperation is needed to check an unfit leader. So why are so many critics of the president-elect needlessly turning on one another?
The move pushes back the examination of Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for education secretary. But three other Cabinet picks are still set to receive confirmation hearings before they have obtained ethics agreements.
Many transgender Americans have only been openly trans under an Obama administration that respected their rights. That is about to change.
The Trump transition is behind schedule in vetting its nominees, and struggling to fill senior positions before the inauguration.
Even for those like me who admire the 44th president, the constitutional record is disturbingly mixed.
Donald Trump’s rise, and Hillary Clinton’s loss, is not a sign that America is irredeemably bigoted.
Trump’s nominee for attorney general claims to have “filed 20 or 30” desegregation cases as U.S. attorney in Alabama, but there’s little evidence to support that.
Unless he divests himself of his business holdings, the president-elect could violate constitutional rules meant to guard against corruption.
Trump’s nominee to be the nation’s next housing secretary brings no formal experience in the federal bureaucracy, but his vision for reviving inner cities will likely stem from his own upbringing.
They’re worried about poverty, hunger, drug addiction, and the “softness” of the country. And they’ve got high expectations for their president.
The Republican Party long insisted that the troubles of the inner city were cultural—but rather than apply the same logic to struggling blue-collar communities, Trump blamed their problems on external forces.
The United States’s top law-enforcement official possesses sweeping discretionary power—and the Alabama senator’s record suggests how he’ll use it.
Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general has a record of hostility toward the federal government's role in curtailing discrimination on the basis of race, sexuality, and immigration status.
If progressives want to win back political influence in America, they may need the support of the people they see as racists.