April 24, 2019

Trump thinks the Supreme Court is his personal goon squad. Blame Chief Justice Roberts.

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that should have been a slam dunk against the Trump administration. Secretary Wilbur Ross wants to modify the 2020 census form in a way that will depress responses from immigrant communities — effectively shifting congressional representation away from Latinos and towards white voters who […]
April 24, 2019

U.N. waters down language on sexual violence resolution at request of U.S.

The United States successfully used the threat of its veto power to weaken language on a U.N. resolution against the use of rape as a weapon of war. The resolution was only adopted Tuesday after cutting a reference on the need to provide “sexual and reproductive health” assistance to survivors of sexual violence in conflicts. […]
April 24, 2019

Iowa lawmaker bolts the GOP, citing ‘unacceptable behavior’ of ‘bully’ Donald Trump

The longest-serving Republican member of the Iowa legislature, state Rep. Andy McKean, left the GOP on Tuesday and became a Democrat. Like other recent party switchers, he cited President Donald Trump as the reason he could no longer identify as a Republican. “I believe that it is just a matter of time before our party […]
April 24, 2019

Rudy Giuliani claims IRS cleared Trump’s taxes, destroying his excuse not to release them

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer decimated his rationale for refusing to release his tax returns in a Fox News interview on Wednesday morning. Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and current Trump attorney, was attempting to argue that Congress should not be able to access the president’s tax returns even though a […]
April 24, 2019

The Mueller report embarrassed media outlets that chased after Russia conspiracy theories

With last week’s release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s partially redacted report on the investigation into Russia’s election interference efforts and possible obstruction of justice, American media outlets who broke the news pertaining to the investigation have been largely vindicated. But the most telling media misses — the ones that the Mueller report’s finding have […]
April 23, 2019

2020 Democrats are split on whether or not Congress should impeach Donald Trump

Last week, the public finally learned the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation into the Trump campaign’s dealings with Russia and its efforts to obstruct the investigation itself. The details of the report were as damning as they were comprehensive, and shortly after the report became public last Thursday, Democrats in Congress began […]
April 23, 2019

Who should get to vote? 2020 Dems diverge on the rights of incarcerated citizens

Who should get the right to vote? While all the progressive presidential hopefuls seem able to offer up impassioned, clear positions on the rights of the formerly-incarcerated, the question of whether someone currently incarcerated should retain their right to vote appears to be a thornier issue. Only Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has offered his unequivocal […]
April 23, 2019

House committee threatens contempt after White House rejects subpoena over security clearances

In a blistering statement Tuesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) threatened contempt proceedings for former White House employee Carl Kline, who had been subpoenaed over his handling of security clearances. The Trump administration has instructed Kline not to comply with the committee’s subpoena, and Kline, who now works for the Defense Department, agreed […]
April 23, 2019

Women hold nearly two-thirds of student debt. Warren’s debt cancellation plan would help them.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), one of the many Democratic candidates currently vying to run against President Donald Trump, announced a proposal on Monday to confront the nation’s student debt crisis — and effectively aid millions of women who are struggling with student loan debt, the pay gap, and the motherhood penalty all at the same […]
April 23, 2019

Jared Kushner says his peace plan won’t hinge on Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-and-law and senior advisor charged with delivering a Middle East peace plan on Tuesday told the Time100 Summit that his plan would not focus on a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. That approach, “failed” and that “new and different ways to reach peace must be tried,” said Kushner, being […]