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Talking Points Memo · 1h ago

The President Meets Pope Francis

They clashed during the 2016 campaign. But today President Trump visit Pope Francis at the...
Talking Points Memo · 23h ago

Interesting, Perhaps Relevant, Perspective

This is a very interesting passage from former CIA Director Brennan’s testimony before the House from about 20 minutes ago. As a young analyst, I wouldn’t have had direct interaction with A...
Talking Points Memo · 1d ago

Cover Up as Reality Show

Let me share a few more thoughts about yesterday evening’s breaking news about President Trump’s overtures to the head of the NSA and the Director of National Intelligence. Given what we kne...
Talking Points Memo · 1d ago

Another Big Break

The Washington Post is reporting that after James Comey confirmed the existence of ‘collusion’ investigations in Senate testimony in March, President Trump personally called the head of the ...
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

Take a Moment to Subscribe!

Our annual TPM Prime subscription drive kicks off next Thursday, June 1st. But it’s not too early to get a head start. Are you a regular reader? Have you been thinking about joining but hadn...
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

Ross Gushes About Lack of Protesters, "Bad Placards" in Saudi

A short time ago on CNBC, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appeared on CNBC to discuss the President’s trip to Saudi Arabia. After raving about a “very bright, very attractive young woman” at ...
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

From the Weekend

In news from the weekend, the specter of getting tripped up by financial crimes looms over President Trump and his cronies, Rod Rosenstein still isn’t coming clean on his role in the Comey f...
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

"Financial Crimes" And Why Trump is Right to Worry

The main takeaway from Friday’s Washington Post story on Trump/Russia was that the investigation has now expanded to include a current White House official who is close to the President as a...
Talking Points Memo · 2d ago

Acclaimed Author Richard Rubin hosting a Q&A in the Hive Wed. @ 2:00pm

Richard Rubin is the author of three books, his most recent being Back Over There: One American Time-Traveler, 100 Years Since the Great War, 500 Miles of Battle-Scarred French Countryside,...
Talking Points Memo · 3d ago

Rosenstein Still Won't Come Clean

Before more time goes by I wanted to share a few thoughts about the latest we’ve heard on the role Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein played in the firing of FBI Director James Comey as ...