October 13, 2018

Stacey Abrams slams her GOP opponent as an ‘architect of voter suppression’ in Georgia

Stacey Abrams is sticking to her playbook. Yes, she is continuing to call on her Republican opponent Brian Kemp — who also is Georgia’s secretary of state — to resign his post as guardian of the state electoral system. But whether he does or not, Abrams says her goal remains unchanged: to focus on turning out […]
October 7, 2018

Trump says his attacks on accuser Ford made the difference in getting Kavanaugh confirmed

Donald Trump credited his blistering attacks last week against Christine Blasey Ford for getting his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Trump said mocking comments he made about Ford’s memory lapses in recounting an alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh turned the tide for the nomination. He made his remarks on the Justice […]
October 6, 2018

Melania Trump doesn’t really care what U think about her offensive African safari outfit 

Melania Trump wraps up her first solo overseas trip this weekend, although no one seems to really be able to explain the point of the tour —  or why she chose Africa for her first international trip without the president. The first lady departed on Monday for a four-nation swing through the continent, with stops in […]
October 6, 2018

Trump trolls women again, this time over Kavanaugh vote

The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh has been a slap in the face to women, who have turned out in force to protest the federal judge’s elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court despite facing allegations of sexual assault. As Think Progress reported, about a thousand protesters — mostly women — massed at the U.S. Capitol earlier […]
October 6, 2018

Leading Democrat vows congressional probe after FBI ‘whitewash’ of Kavanaugh

The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee says he will investigate alleged perjury and sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and slammed a “whitewash” probe completed by the FBI earlier this week. The New York Times reported that Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), who will head the Judiciary Committee if Democrats take over the […]
September 30, 2018

#NotHim: A battle cry against Brazil’s Trump-like presidential candidate

Tens of thousands of mostly women protesters rallied across Brazil this weekend to show their opposition to the rightwing politician who would be the country’s next president. Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro was released from the hospital on Saturday, three weeks after being stabbed while on the campaign trail. It was not the sort of homecoming he […]
September 30, 2018

White House denies limiting FBI probe into Supreme Court pick Kavenaugh

The White House denied reports that it is placing restrictions on the FBI investigation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh. “The scope and the duration has been set by the Senate,” White House spokesman Raj Shah told CBS News late Saturday. “The White House is letting the FBI agents do what they are […]
September 29, 2018

In break with tradition, ACLU urges Senate to vote against Kavanaugh

The American Civil Liberties Union isn’t in the habit of making recommendations on judicial nominations. In the case of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, however, the group is breaking with tradition. The ACLU put out a statement on Saturday voicing unequivocal opposition to President Donald Trump’s high court pick, who has been the subject of […]
September 29, 2018

Kentucky’s lone remaining abortion clinic can stay open, court rules

In a setback for Kentucky’s Republican governor Matt Bevin and a huge victory for pro-choice rights, a federal judge has struck down a law written with the express goal of making it impossible for abortion clinics to operate in the state. The ruling late Friday means that the one remaining health center providing abortion care in […]
September 9, 2018

Migrant families file lawsuit over emotional trauma from Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy

Migrant families separated at the US-Mexican border under President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy have suffered “life-altering” emotional trauma, according to a lawsuit demanding that the government provide counseling for those affected. The federal class action lawsuit was filed last week by families torn asunder at the US-Mexico border under the administration’s family separation policy, CNN reported. […]