‘Human source’ in Trump orbit contacted FBI, Fusion GPS co-founder told sen…

usion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, whose firm commissioned a controversial dossier alleging secret ties between President Donald Trump and the Kremlin, told congressional investigators last summer that the FBI found the dossier credible because an undisclosed “human source” associated with Trump had offered the bureau corroborating information. In a 312-page transcript of Simpson’s August 2017…

What To Do About Inequality

Income inequality is rising. Over the past few decades, the rich have seen huge gains, while incomes for the middle class and the poor have largely stagnated. Lots of people have ideas for how to get middle-class incomes growing again. On today’s show: Branko Milanovic, one of the most insightful economists we know on this…

Opinion | Don’t Deport the Salvadorans

The Trump administration’s decision to end the Temporary Protected Status for nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the United States for more than a decade comes as no surprise, given President Trump’s attitude toward immigration and his past decisions to end protected status for Haitians and Nicaraguans. It’s…

Trump’s Remarkable Immigration Meeting

There was nothing more President Trump could have done to more clearly illustrate the vexing politics of the immigration debate or the often maddening way he manages Congress than the remarkable public meeting he held with lawmakers at the White House on Tuesday. The president convened a bipartisan group of more than two dozen members…

Trump-appointed regulators reject plan to rescue coal and nuclear plants

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday unanimously rejected a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would have propped up nuclear and coal power plants struggling in competitive electricity markets. The independent five-member commission includes four people appointed by President Trump, three of them Republicans. Its decision is binding. At the same time, the…