October 16, 2018

McConnell sets his sights on Medicare and Social Security, saying the debt is ‘very disturbing’

The same lawmakers who exploded the federal deficit by gifting millionaires and billionaires a favorable corporate tax bill are now telling the public that the way to fix the deficit is to shred the social safety net. On Tuesday, after the Treasury Department released figures showing the federal deficit for Fiscal Year 2018 rose 17 […]
October 11, 2018

Wage growth flat 10 months after tax bill’s passage

According to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, worker wages have been essentially flat since the GOP tax bill was passed in December. The average hourly wage for production and nonsupervisory employees crept up from $9.25 in August 2018 to $9.27 in September. However, the July figure matches numbers from the same month […]
October 10, 2018

Kellyanne Conway slams Clinton for ‘dangerous talk,’ says Trump has called for civility

According to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, the president’s political opponents are engaging in “dangerous” rhetoric — and her boss is a paragon of civility who represents all Americans. This supreme example of gaslighting happened during an interview on Fox & Friends Wednesday, when Conway was asked about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who had […]
October 7, 2018

Sen. Hirono: If Supreme Court doesn’t overturn Roe v. Wade, it will nullify it

Now that he has been sworn in as a Supreme Court justice, Brett Kavanaugh is ready to convert retired justice Anthony Kennedy’s swing vote into a reliably conservative one. And public officials are saying that could be disastrous for reproductive freedom. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told ABC television that even if the new conservative majority on […]
October 7, 2018

The Kavanaugh nomination fight was ugly and unruly. Mitch McConnell is taking a bow.

The battle to ram through Brett Kavanaugh as the newest Supreme Court justice unveiled credible allegations of sexual assault against the federal court judge, led to a meaningless investigation by a hamstrung FBI, unleashed howls of protest inside and outside Congress, and deepened partisan divisions in an already fractured Senate. Mitch McConnell, however, is smiling. The Republican Senate Majority Leader said […]
October 4, 2018

The sham process Senate Republicans are using to rush Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court

The race to quickly install President Trump’s Supreme Court pick is picking up speed, despite the fact that the process of considering the sexual assault allegations leveled against him has been a political farce every step of the way. As senators examine the results of the FBI investigation into some of the accusations against Judge […]
October 3, 2018

Republicans react to Trump’s ridiculing Dr. Ford over her Kavanaugh testimony

The morning after President Donald Trump mocked Dr. Christine Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, in which she alleged that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her, several senators still publicly undecided about their confirmation votes expressed fresh dismay at the president’s antics. Trump’s remarks, made during a political rally in Mississippi […]
September 15, 2018

Historic rainfall and flooding hit Carolinas as Florence moves inland

Hurricane Florence, even downgraded to a tropical storm as it churned across the coasts of North and South Carolina, has been breaking historical rainfall and flooding records. The storm is moving an average of 6 mph, which is slow enough to guarantee that the areas is passes over get drenched. “The flood danger from the […]
September 15, 2018

Trump doubles down on his lie that Puerto Rico death toll was inflated

Late Friday night, President Trump returned to a recent target of his: the official death toll Hurricane Maria inflicted on Puerto Rico. As Hurricane Florence unleashed historic rainfall and flooding upon the Carolinas, Trump seemingly could not let criticism of how he handled last year’s deadly hurricane go. Trump first quoted the Washington Post’s report […]
September 14, 2018

Paul Manafort agrees to deal cooperating with special counsel investigation

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman in the 2016 presidential race, has reached a plea deal with prosecutors that includes an agreement to cooperate with the special counsel’s investigation. Manafort pleaded guilty to two counts on Friday: conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Paul Manafort is now telling Judge Amy Berman […]