October 19, 2018

Report: latest Trump administration immigration rule could cost up to $12.9 billion

Last month, the Trump administration announced a new rule that would upend a decades-old ban on the indefinite detention of immigrant children. The Flores Agreement, which has been U.S. immigration law for 20 years and dictates that children should not be held in detention for more than 20 days, would be replaced by a rule […]
October 19, 2018

‘Fox & Friends’ segment features racist anti-Obama meme

A segment on the Friday morning edition of Fox & Friends showcased a racist, anti-Obama photo during the show’s profile of an Arizona-based pro-Trump fan-shop. The Trumped Store and Cafe in Show Low has been around since 2016, after President Trump won the election. Previously the location of northeastern Arizona’s Trump headquarters, owners Karen MacKean and Steve […]
October 19, 2018

GOP ad links former CIA operative to terrorism for teaching English at Muslim school

Democratic candidate Abigail Spanberger is one of the latest to be on the receiving end of Republican fear-mongering. A GOP super PAC released several Islamophobic ads connecting the former CIA operative to terrorism for teaching English at a Muslim high school in Virginia. “What is Abigail Spanberger hiding?” a voice asks in one ad, paid […]
October 19, 2018

Trump praises lawmaker for physically assaulting a reporter

During a campaign-style rally in Missoula, Montana Thursday night, President Trump openly celebrated a congressman for physically assaulting a reporter who asked him a question about health care in May of 2017. Recounting how then-candidate Greg Gianforte (R-MN) bodyslammed Ben Jacobs of the Guardian, Trump ominously pointed at the journalists in attendance and even reenacted what […]
October 19, 2018

NYPD arrests first far-right, pro-Trump protester in connection with recent New York brawl

The New York Police Department announced Thursday night they had made their first arrest of one of the Proud Boys, a violent, pro-Trump street gang that attacked several protesters in New York last week. Geoffery Young, 38, was arrested at his home around 7:00 p.m. Thursday on charges of riot and attempted assault, according to […]
October 19, 2018

Colorado congressman says his opponent ‘funds socialism’ with her magazine subscription

Fourth-term Republican Rep. Scott Tipton, facing a tough re-election in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, has launched a new broadside against his Democratic opponent Diane Mitsch Bush — falsely accusing her of socialism because she once subscribed to a non-profit magazine that was originally founded by a socialist historian. Though she is not a socialist, in an attack […]
October 19, 2018

Poll: 71% of independents more likely to support candidate favoring climate action

A new survey finds 7 out of 10 U.S. voters would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports climate solutions. Self-identified Independents make up the single largest voting block today, comprising a remarkable 44 percent of the electorate, according to Gallup. And according to a new ecoAmerica survey of 849 voters, 71 percent of […]
October 19, 2018

Criminals, prisoners, and lots of accents: How immigrants are (mis)represented on TV

Where, exactly, did then-GOP nominee Donald J. Trump get the idea that Mexico was “not sending their best” people to the United States but rather was infecting the nation over which he hoped to preside with “drugs,” “crime,” and “rapists”? His statements were totally in character — wildly racist, obviously inaccurate — and yet if […]
October 19, 2018

Doctor battles GOP incumbent over offshore drilling, veterans’ health issues in bid for House seat

Supporting oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic Coast is typically not a political winner. Politicians take huge risks by coming out in support of industry efforts to test or drill off the coast. In 2013, the mayor of Kure Beach, North Carolina — a beach town about 15 miles south of Wilmington — signed […]
October 18, 2018

Zinke is latest Trump cabinet member to have abused travel privileges

The Interior Department’s inspector general has determined that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is the latest member of President Donald Trump’s administration to have violated travel policies. Zinke and his wife Lola were faulted by the Interior Department’s watchdog for numerous violations, including trying to obtain free travel and misuse of federal vehicles, according to Politico. […]