June 23, 2019

Trump, Pence falsely blame Democrats for detained children suffering at the border

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both tried to blame Democrats for the inhumane conditions suffered by children and families detained on the southern U.S. border during interviews that aired on Sunday. Reports this week revealed migrant children detained in U.S. custody for weeks without sufficient food, water, or sanitation. When pressed on […]
June 23, 2019

Oregon GOP tweets logger protest photo, says ‘heavily armed militia’ is laying siege to the Capitol

The official Twitter account of the Oregon Republican party tweeted Saturday night that a “heavily armed militia” had laid “siege” to the state’s Capitol building as “Senate Democrats cower in fear.” But as it turns out, it seems the Oregon GOP Twitter account used the wrong photo. Instead of showing citizens wielding weapons over the […]
June 22, 2019

The 2020 candidates finally had to answer activists’ questions about abortion. Here’s what they said

Reproductive freedom activists have long wanted a forum dedicated to abortion. On Saturday, they got one. Planned Parenthood hosted 20 Democrats running for president at the University of South Carolina, where activists questioned candidates about their record and vision on the issue. During the day-long event, candidates demonstrated their understanding of abortion — whether they […]
June 22, 2019

Immigrant detention center conditions are ‘inhumane,’ according to UN military standards

The Trump administration’s treatment of migrant children detained at the border — specifically, conditions that make it impossible for children to sleep — is considered inhumane under international military law. A U.S. Justice Department attorney argued in federal court on Tuesday that the government does not need to provide migrant children in custody with soap, […]
July 25, 2018

Sandy Hook parents criticize Facebook for allowing conspiracy theorists to push false content

The parents of 6-year-old Noah Pozner, who was killed in the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, penned an open letter in The Guardian Wednesday condemning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for failing to effectively stop those spreading hoaxes and conspiracies on the social media platform. The couple detailed how they were forced to live in […]
July 25, 2018

Democrat Beto O’Rourke calls Abolish ICE movement ‘a bumper sticker’

“Abolish ICE” is just slogan and eliminating the deportation agency will not accomplish anything of importance, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) said on a recent podcast. “Abolishing ICE does nothing to resolve any…issues,” O’Rourke, who is challenging Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his Senate seat this November, said on ABC Radio’s Powerhouse Politics Podcast Wednesday. “It is the […]
July 25, 2018

Remember that case arguing Trump violated the Constitution? It’s moving forward.

The lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia arguing President Donald Trump’s continuing business with foreign governments violates the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution moved forward on Wednesday. According to a ruling first reported by the Washington Post, U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte rejected Trump’s effort to stop […]
July 25, 2018

Trump administration to stop collecting money from companies that damage public lands

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will no longer require oil and gas companies, land developers, and other companies to pay into government funds set up to offset damage they do to natural resources and wildlife habitats when operating on public lands. Prior to the Trump administration’s change in policy, the […]
July 25, 2018

Did Marsha Blackburn meet with Maria Butina’s Russian handler?

In his years helping accused Russian agent Maria Butina infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA), Russian official Alexander Torshin kept coming back to one place: Tennessee. Torshin, now sanctioned by the U.S. and accused by Spanish authorities of mafia ties and massive money laundering, first came into contact with the NRA via a Nashville-based lawyer, […]
July 25, 2018

Nia Wilson’s murder can’t be divorced from the context of race and gender-based hate

In the aftermath of 18-year-old Nia Wilson’s murder on Sunday night, Oakland transit police initially described the brutal attack against Wilson and her sister on a public transit platform as “random.” But social justice scholars and activists say that a white man’s violent attack against two black women — 26-year-old Latifah Wilson survived her injuries […]