The current lobbying push has links to a former disaster involving Mike Pence. Plus, Scott Pruitt’s industry connections run deep, and Trump Org had big plans for Soviet states.
Beck Bennett (pictured) plays a Homeland Security agent in a skit inspired by Donald Trump's workplace troubles. Also, episode host Kristen Stewart works in a few zingers at the president’s expense.
Somewhere over the course of this utterly peculiar political year, there have been glimmers of a sea change in American sexual politics.
The presumptive Republican nominee has built a career on bluster, branding and relentless self-promotion. These are useful traits for a vainglorious mogul. For a president of the United States, they could be catastrophic.
For the most powerful members of the American media and political classes to get any closer, they’d have to sit on each others’ laps. So what does that mean for the rest of the country?
The certificate and its release prove two things most people should already know: Obama is an American. And, as Tavis Smiley put it, the 2012 presidential race is shaping up to be “the ugliest, the nastiest, the most divisive, and the most racist in the history of this Republic." As with any post-racial attack—appealing to racists but also appealing to deniability—Trump’s latest complaint feeds directly into our nation’s history of racism and racist entitlement.