Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell

Syndicated opinion columnist @washingtonpost, political/economic commentator @cnn, special correspondent @newshour. Previously econ reporter/theater critic NYT

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Trump promised the biggest, best trade deals. Then he brought us two years of trade wars and taxes on ourselves. Now that we’ve seen what he actually negotiated in the USMCA and the “phase 1” China deals, hard not to wonder: is that all there is? Really?

Nevada sees record level of tax revenue from marijuana sales

Major evangelical nonprofits are trying a new strategy with the IRS that allows them to hide their salaries

Up to 13% of all teens seeking to get legal approval for an abortion without their parent’s involvement or consent are getting denied by judges in Texas, up from a mere 2.8% only a few years before via @VICE 

Trump administration proposes changing school menus to allow more potatoes and pizza and fewer vegetables and fruits

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House Ways & Means Chair Neal said he’s consulting lawyers about whether to make public a complaint by a federal employee about possible misconduct in the IRS’s auditing of Trump. Employee alleges “inappropriate efforts to influence” the audit process

Bread lines...televised Cabinet flattery sessions...centrally-planned economic industrial policy: Under Republican leadership, the US is turning into Republicans’ scariest 30-year-old Soviet fever dreams.

"Why isn't a rape allegation worth an impeachment inquiry?"

Padma Lakshmi: "The president is himself a second-generation American. Two of the president’s wives are immigrants, but the only difference between them and Omar — and myself — is skin color”

If you're not disgusted enough: read this on how Arpaio's office botched 400 sex-crime cases, many involving kids

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Last month, for the first time since records began, the number of refugees resettled in the US hit zero.

Fox News’s Chris Wallace: "Let’s start with a basic fact. President Trump is engaged in the most direct, sustained assault on a free press in our history."

Half of the Trump administration’s latest trade-war bailout for farmers went to just a 10th of recipients in the program