Opinion | Donald Trump’s Nasty Budget

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump told the “forgotten men and women of our country” that he would champion them. As evidence that he was a different kind of Republican, he promised not to cut Medicare, Medicaid and other programs that benefit poor and middle-class families. On Monday, President Trump proposed a budget that would…

Analysis | Will Republicans be able to dismantle the Consumer Financial Pro…

Since November, the Trump administration has taken steps to overhaul the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) — the Obama-era consumer watchdog agency that Democrats created after the global financial crisis to monitor American consumers’ financial interests. Based largely on a proposal from then-Harvard law professor (and now U.S. senator from Massachusetts) Elizabeth Warren, the CFPB…

The Education Department Officially Says It Will Reject Transgender Student…

The Education Department has told BuzzFeed News it won’t investigate or take action on any complaints filed by transgender students who are banned from restrooms that match their gender identity, charting new ground in the Trump administration’s year-long broadside against LGBT rights. It’s the first time officials have asserted this position publicly as an interpretation…