Trump threatens to end WHO funding over "repeated missteps" in COVID-19 response

Trump has accused the WHO of lacking independence from China based on a review his administration has carried out.
In a late-night tweet, the president warned the WHO it has 30 days to make "substantive improvements" in becoming more independent.
Doug Mills - Pool/Getty Images

Trump declares national emergency over COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020
Under the Stafford Act, a disaster relief fund will become available to combat the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Surrounded by members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference on COVID-19.
Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Nation's first mega-offshore wind project stalled for additional study

Sep 13, 2019
A federal delay in the nation's first large-scale offshore wind farm has analysts wondering if this could stall overall momentum for offshore wind power in the country.
A rendering of offshore wind turbines.
Courtesy of U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

5 things to know about the Emergency Economic Powers Act

Aug 26, 2019
President Trump is trying to use the law in unprecedented ways.
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in late 2017.
Nicolas Asfouri/Getty Images

What's the deal with the U.S. dollar?

Jul 26, 2019
From presidential tweets to corporate earnings reports, the U.S. dollar has been getting a lot of mentions recently.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

President Trump to host "Social Media Summit" at the White House

Jul 11, 2019
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google are reportedly not invited to the event.
Conservative political activist James O'Keefe speaks during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 1, 2019. O'Keefe is one of the many guests invited to President Trump's "social media summit."

President Trump to award Medal of Freedom to Economist Arthur Laffer

Jun 18, 2019
One of Arthur Laffer’s enduring contributions was the Laffer Curve, an economic theory to do with the relationship between tax rates and tax revenue.
Economist Arthur Laffer speaks about the economy during a panel discussion at the Heritage Foundation on December 18, 2014 in Washington, DC.
SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.

President Trump's Japan visit expected to include some uncomfortable car talk

May 23, 2019
Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over Memorial Day Weekend, just days after the administration said auto imports are a threat to national security.
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on April 26, 2019.

Trump says China tariffs help, not hurt U.S., talks still on

May 10, 2019
The U.S. raised tariffs on Chinese imports, escalating tensions between the world's two biggest economies.
JASON LEE/AFP/Getty Images

The Mueller Report is an overnight bestseller

Apr 19, 2019
Book publishers are cashing in on the public's intrigue.
Robert Mueller, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, testifies at a hearing on Capitol Hill on September 13, 2011 in Washington, D.C. 
Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images