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Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Has Been Pretending to Be a Geologist

The Trump White House has predictably been a magnet for the sort of career grifters who are either vastly unqualified for their jobs, or, in a few instances,…
Maggie Serota / April 17, 2018

Hope Hicks Was Just as Bad as the Rest of Them

New York Magazine published a profile of outgoing White House communications director Hope Hicks today, but it doesn't so much provide insight into the Trump administration's atypically…
Maggie Serota / March 19, 2018

Donald Trump Jr. Praises India’s Poor for Smiling

While on a trip to India to hawk luxury apartments, Donald Trump Jr. stopped by the CNBC TV18 studios to promote the new Trump-branded properties…
Maggie Serota / February 20, 2018

Trump Aide Rob Porter Resigns Following Domestic Violence Accusations

On Wednesday, White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned from his post after both of his former wives, Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby, accused him of…
Maggie Serota / February 7, 2018

Alexis Krauss Releases Protest Song “Our Land” to Benefit Bears Ears National Monument

Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss and the Our Land Collective have released a benefit single, "Our Land," to aid the nonprofit organization Utah Diné Bikéyah's fight to protect the portion of Bears…
Maggie Serota / January 30, 2018

This Transcript of a Disastrous White House Conference Call Makes Me Feel Insane

We have bigger things to worry about. The President of the United States called a substantial chunk of the world "shithole countries," and he won't, or can't, bring…
Anna Gaca / January 12, 2018

American Vandal’s True-Crime Satire Perfectly Captured the Stupidity of the Trump Era

At one point in Netflix's brilliantly loopy true-crime mockumentary American Vandal, the girlfriend of the suspect---a high school burnout accused of spray-painting penises on 27 cars in the…
Drew Salisbury / December 28, 2017

Eight Insane Trump Stories We Should Still Be Talking About

The news cycle in the Trump era moves quickly. This year, frankly, it moved a little too quickly. A tweet that under normal circumstances would end…
SPIN Staff / December 27, 2017

Trump Judicial Nominee Who Struggled to Answer Basic Legal Questions in Excruciating Video Withdraws

Federal Election Commission member Matthew Spencer Petersen withdrew his nomination for lifetime appointment on the US District Court for the District of Columbia after video…
Maggie Serota / December 18, 2017

A Trump Judicial Nominee Struggled to Answer Basic Legal Questions Before Senate Committee

President Trump has already taken heat for nominating a ghost hunting fledgling lawyer who had never tried a case and was deemed unqualified by the…
Maggie Serota / December 15, 2017

Robin Roberts to Omarosa After GMA Interview: “Bye Felicia”

Following her reportedly dramatic exit from the White House, former senior Trump adviser/reality TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman sat down with Michael Strahan to refute…
Maggie Serota / December 14, 2017

Report: Omarosa Dragged From White House by Security

Former The Apprentice villain Omarosa Manigault Newman is moving on from her post as the Trump administration's director of communications for the Office of the Public…
Maggie Serota / December 13, 2017