Thursday, 19 January 2017 03:20

Media in the Age of Trump

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President-elect Donald Trump’s news conference on Jan. 11 was contentious.

Donald J. Trump canceled campaign credentials for news organizations that wrote critically of him. He taunted one reporter so badly the Secret Service offered to escort her out of his furious rally. He said he would expand libel laws. His staff has called the media the ”opposition party” and said they’d move journalists out of the White House. At his last news conference, his first in months, he refused to take questions from a reporter whose network ran an embarrassing story.

With a president so antagonistic to them, and disdainful of the truth, American journalism faces one of its greatest challenges. How should it respond?

This is part of the Issues for Trump and America series.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 03:20

When Do Consumer Boycotts Work?

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Last week, protesters gathered outside Uber’s offices in New York.

Uber, Starbucks, Budweiser. These are just a few of the brands that have faced consumer boycotts for taking supposedly political stances in the past few weeks. Still, it is unclear whether most of these boycotts will negatively affect sales or change company policy.

When does “voting with your wallet” work?

We all know by now thatCorey Lewandowski disgustinglyand viscouslymockeda 10-year old child, with Downsyndrome. The child wasseparated from her mother at the southern border,thanks toTrump’s monstrouschild separation policy.

A disgusting response, but not disgusting enough for someone we know—President Trump rewardedLewandowskiby inviting him on Air Force One.

President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump made $3.9 million in profit last year off her stake in the Trump International Hotel, while taking in at least $5 million from businesses connected to her personal brand, a newly released financial disclosure shows.

LOS ANGELES — The Democratic National Committee and members of Congress are turning to Hollywood for help with voter turnout and messaging ahead of the midterm elections and 2020 presidential campaign, quietly consulting with a group of actors, writers and producers here.

It’s time for Episode 111 of the Nerdcast, POLITICO’s podcast on the White House and politics. Tune in each week to geek out with us as we dive deep into the political landscape and the latest numbers that matter.

BOSTON — Massachusetts’ highest court struck down a proposed “millionaires tax” ballot question Monday, scrambling spending plans that were already being crafted by the Legislature and Democratic candidates hoping to challenge popular Republican Gov.

Roughly two-thirds of U.S. voters oppose the Trump administration’s controversial policy of separating children from their parents who cross the U.S. border illegally, according to a Quinnipiac Poll released on Monday.

Sixty-six percent of those surveyed opposed the policy.

The political network founded by the Koch brothers is taking a stand against both President Donald Trump’s policy toward separating families at the border and two immigration bills due for votes in the House this week, dealing a blow to GOP leaders who are marshaling support for their version.

The child immigrant crisis at the border may be the biggest story in America, but readers at don’t want to hear about it.

Traffic on the story has been low, according to a Fox insider, leading the website to give it significantly less play than most other news outlets, for which it has been a dominant narrative for many days.