A Timeline: Russia and President Trump

Composite: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images); National security adviser Michael Flynn (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images); President-elect Donald Trump (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By Steven Harper | February 12, 2018 | Democracy & Government

When it comes to Donald Trump, his campaign and their dealings with Russia past and present, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the players without a scorecard. We have one of sorts — a deeply comprehensive timeline detailing what actually happened and what’s still happening in the ever-changing story of the president, his inner circle and a web of Russian oligarchs, hackers and government officials. Read More

A Timeline: Paul Manafort’s Ties to Russia

Former Trump presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort looks on during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 17, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

By Steven Harper | January 13, 2018 | Democracy & Government

A look at the business dealings, influence and federal investigation into Trump's former campaign manager, who, along with a business associate, is the first person to be indicted in Robert Mueller's investigation. Manafort managed the campaign during a crucial five-month stretch during which Trump secured the Republican presidential nomination, but departed amid allegations that he had received millions of dollars in improper payments from Ukraine’s pro-Putin former president. Read More

The Jared Kushner Timeline

Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, listens during a meeting with small business leaders in the Roosevelt room at the White House in Washington, DC on Jan. 30, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

By Steven Harper | January 9, 2018 | Democracy & Government

Jared Kushner (JD/MBA, NYU, ’07) has a law degree from one of the finest universities in the country. He understands the threat that Trump’s words and deeds pose to democracy and the rule of law, but he has been in close proximity to Trump scandals that threaten both. He is a man of few public words, but his policy portfolio for Trump is enormous. He is uniquely positioned to keep Trump from running amok, but he has joined the ranks of Trump’s enablers. Read our Kushner timeline for more details. Read More


By Bill Moyers | December 19, 2017 | Editor's Desk

When I turned 80 three years ago, I retired my weekly PBS series and have since focused on the web with a small, dedicated team as the avenue for our journalism. Now it’s time for another farewell. Read More

The Tax Bill Is the Grinchiest Christmas Gift Yet

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) speaks to members of the media at the Capitol in Washington, DC on Dec. 1, 2017. He was the only Republican member of Congress who had voted against the Senate version of the "tax reform" bill, but reversed himself after a provision was added that gives a tax break to real estate investors like himself, not to mention Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, their families and many others. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By Michael Winship | December 19, 2017 | Democracy & Government

A smash-and-grab mob is running the government. If they continue the way they are, every agency, every social program, every benefit and every one of us not-rich-people will take it in the wallet as they rapaciously loot the system. The tax reform plan is today's Exhibit A. This is greed, plain and simple, toadying to the richest of the land who write the campaign checks. Read More