Tracking Trump's Congress

Trump's first year

Aggressive and Indiscriminate Deportations Are Trump's Most Damaging Policy

He's ignored protests to institute a harsh new regime targeting undocumented immigrants
Mark Hay
1.22.18
Tracking Trump's Congress

Making Sense of Trump's Surprisingly Old-School Sanctions Regime

The same president who has praised strongmen across the world is going after corruption and human rights abuses, including by targeting Russians. What gives?
Mark Hay
1.2.18
Tracking Trump's Congress

Trump Wants to Crack Down on Immigration, but His Hands Are Tied

The president was fuming about 'extreme vetting', but experts say there's little he can do.
Mark Hay
11.6.17
Tracking Trump's Congress

Republicans Aren't as Vulnerable in 2018 as You Think

Even after a year marked by incompetence and inaction, the GOP Congress is well-placed to defend itself in the midterms.
Mark Hay
10.15.17
Tracking Trump's Congress

The Twisted Logic of the Last, Desperate Attempt to Kill Obamacare

John McCain is – predictably – a no on the new "repeal and replace" bill in Congress. So why did Republicans decide to risk failing spectacularly again in the first place?
Mark Hay
9.25.17
Tracking Trump's Congress

The Democratic Party Is Having a Healthcare Battle with Itself

Here's what you need to know about the different sides.
Mark Hay
8.27.17
Tracking Trump's Congress

Trump Is Poisoning His Relationship with the GOP Congress

After legislators forced Trump to signed a Russian sanctions bill, the president threw a fit. That's not great.
Mark Hay
8.7.17
Tracking Trump's Congress

Why Trump's Quiet Crusade Against Regulations Matters

The one thing he's good at is keeping the federal government from doing things.
Mark Hay
6.10.17
Tracking Trump's Congress

Trump's Travel Ban Is Far from Dead

The administration is appealing to the Supreme Court, setting up the most important legal fight of the year.
Mark Hay
6.4.17
Tracking Trump's Congress

Democrats Can't Do Much to Punish Trump for Firing Comey

That doesn't mean they won't try.
Mark Hay
5.11.17
Tracking Trump's Congress

Lots of Trump's Executive Orders Don't Do Anything

Why is the president asking for so many reports and creating so many committees?
Mark Hay
5.6.17
Tracking Trump's Congress

Trump Is the Wild Card Who Could Force a Government Shutdown Next Week

Republicans have incentives to cut a deal with Democrats, but Donald Trump doesn't mind fomenting chaos in DC.
Mark Hay
4.22.17
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