Trump ignores the law in naming acting homeland security secretary after Nielsen's resignation

Kirstjen Nielsen After Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned Sunday, Donald Trump moved swiftly to announce her temporary replacement. But, characteristically for Trump, he ignored what the law says about that. “I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary,” Trump tweeted. …

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The Age of Realignment

Since getting elected, Trump—by being true to himself every minute of his presidency—has pushed educated women, suburban voters, and even a small percentage of his white working-class base toward the Democratic Party. His hateful rhetoric and character are making Americans—white Democrats in particular—more rather than less liberal on issues of …

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigns

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday, freeing the Trump administration to potentially replace her with someone even more hardline. In a tweet following an evening meeting with Nielsen, President Donald Trump said, “Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would …

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