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Why do U.S. presidents pardon turkeys anyway?

Our weekly “Can He Do That?” podcast focuses on presidential norms, laws, traditions and history. Some presidential rituals are more serious than others. Since it’s a holiday week, we’re taking this opportunity to focus on perhaps t...
Republican Jewish Coalition breaks with Trump on Charlottesville, asks for ‘greater moral clarity’

Republican Jewish Coalition breaks with Trump on Charlottesville, asks for ‘greater moral clarity’

A major Jewish political coalition that has long supported President Trump and stood by him through other controversies broke with him on Wednesday over his response to events last weekend in Charlottesville, imploring him to more forcefully reject Nazis and other white supremacist groups. The Republican Jewish Coalition called on Trump to “provide greater moral […]
Trump adds another lawyer to his Russia investigation team

Trump adds another lawyer to his Russia investigation team

President Trump has hired prominent defense lawyer John Dowd to join his legal team amidst multiple probes into Russian interference in the 2016 election and reported allegations of obstruction of justice. Dowd, who has represented clients in cases involving the Justice Department and the Senate Ethics Committee, will join Trump’s legal team, which is led by […]
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