Will Trump keep getting intelligence briefings? Who decides?

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Presidents typically continue to receive intelligence briefings after they leave office, but some officials say that’s not a good idea in Trump’s case. It’s hard to transition from one day knowing the world’s intelligence secrets to the next day being all alone in America, pocketing $400,000 speaking fees and tens of millions in book deal cash . To soften the blow, former presidents continue to receive intelligence briefings and access to classified information. Except today’s outgoing president is . . . different. Here are a few things to know as Donald Trump leaves the White House for the last time. Read Full Story

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Biden and Trump have wildly different visions for healthcare in America

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Here are the most important elements of each presidential candidate’s plans for healthcare coverage, COVID-19, and the opioid crisis. While President Trump and former vice president Biden hardly talked about their healthcare policy at their two debates, both have a distinct vision for how healthcare in the U.S. should change. The two candidates are about as far apart as they can get on the subject. Below is a primer on their plans for healthcare policy, COVID-19, and the opioid crisis. Read Full Story

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How Biden is using internal government startups to lure tech talent to D.C.

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Code for America’s CEO explains why Biden is attempting to revitalize the U.S. Digital Service and 18F after four stagnant years under Trump. As the Biden years begin, there are hopeful signs that the new administration is serious about using technology to streamline the work of the government. The U.S. Digital Service and 18F —tech-forward “startups” that formed within the government during the Obama years—may get renewed attention and funding. While those groups were successful within government agencies, much work needs to be done to better coordinate federal programs with states and counties, work that was largely ignored during the Trump years. Read Full Story

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Sly phone filter replaces Trump slogan with facts about his disastrous presidency

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Shove this technology right into my eyeballs! In late September, the best-selling item in Amazon’s yard sign category was a big blue sign for Trump 2020 , reading “Keep America Great.” If you’ve explored much of America over the past few months, chances are you’ve seen these signs with your own eyes. And if you, like me, begin thinking of Trump’s unending lies , those signs really make you pretty angry. Read Full Story

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How newspapers across the country reacted to Trump’s historic second impeachment

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It’s the first time in American history that a president has been impeached twice. It also happens to be the most bipartisan impeachment ever. Yesterday was a historic day in America. For only the fourth time in American history was the President of the United States impeached. The reason this time? President Donald J. Trump’s incitement of insurrection that played a part in the storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump mobs just a week earlier. Read Full Story

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