September 21, 2018

On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, progressives try to push agenda on migration

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — While the high-level debates and speeches capture most of the attention surrounding the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting, numerous side events provide a unique window into some of the most pressing global issues. On Friday, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) hosted a discussion on progressive migration issues in […]
September 21, 2018

New emails show NRA’s sway over Florida government officials

The Tampa Bay Times released hundreds of emails between NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer and the Florida Department of Agriculture on Friday, revealing a close relationship between one of the most influential champions for gun rights and the agency tasked with regulating the nearly 2 million Floridians who carry concealed weapons. Hammer, now 79 years old, has for […]
September 21, 2018

Alex Jones and InfoWars banned from PayPal

In recent weeks, Infowars — the go-to website for the tinfoil hat brigade — has seen its audience plummet after companies like Apple, Spotify, and Google removed the publication one by one from their platforms. Before it was removed, more than two million people were subscribed to the network’s YouTube channel, which had amassed billions […]
September 21, 2018

This is why Californians with convictions can’t move on with their lives

When Jay Jordan walked out of prison in 2011, after serving seven years for a robbery he committed in Northern California when he was 19, he was determined to get past his conviction and start a new life. He sought out work, first looking for employment as a barber, a job he had while he was in. […]
September 20, 2018

Not The Onion: Roy Moore urges Republicans to ignore Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegation

Failed Alabama Senate candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore is urging fellow Republicans to “take a stand” against Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her. Moore, who was accused of sexually abusing and harassing multiple underage girls prior to his upset loss to Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) in last December’s […]
September 20, 2018

Top Grassley aide locks account after defiantly tweeting he’s ‘unfazed’ in confirming Kavanaugh

On Wednesday evening, Mike Davis, chief counsel for nominations for the Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), posted a tweet indicating he’s not even pretending to take Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh seriously. “Unfazed and determined,” Davis wrote. “We will confirm Judge Kavanaugh.” Mike […]
September 20, 2018

Death toll in DRC Ebola outbreak reaches 97, vaccinations continue

At least 97 people have died as a result of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the World Health Organization’s most recent figures. This is the second large-scale Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic the country has faced in less than a year. The outbreak, first reported in early August, […]
September 20, 2018

Alliance Defending Freedom: Homeless shelters should be allowed to refuse transgender women

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the hate group challenging LGBTQ protections all over the country, has a new client: the Downtown Soup Kitchen (“Hope Center”) in Anchorage, Alaska. Because the charity wants permission to refuse to shelter transgender women, ADF argues in a federal lawsuit that the city’s entire nondiscrimination law should be declared unconstitutional. […]
September 20, 2018

Trump wants another big beautiful wall — through the Sahara desert

Another day, another stunningly brilliant policy proposal from President Donald Trump. According to Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, Trump suggested to him that Spain should build a wall across the Sahara desert as a way of curbing the influx of migrants into the country. Borrell made the claim on Tuesday during a speech at the […]
September 20, 2018

Trump’s lawyer pushes insane lie about Trump’s Lester Holt interview

During an interview on Wednesday’s edition of Chris Cuomo’s CNN show, Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow suggested that footage of the infamous May 2017 interview with NBC’s Lester Holt in which the president essentially copped to obstruction of justice has somehow been doctored. Sekulow offered no evidence for his claim, which isn’t consistent with video of […]