June 25, 2019

Citizenship question could lead to undercount of 9 million people: U.S. Census

An estimated nine million Americans could go uncounted in the 2020 Census if the Trump administration is allowed to insert a citizenship question into the decennial headcount, according to the federal agency tasked with carrying out the survey. A new U.S. Census Bureau research paper found that 8% of the population could be undercounted if […]
June 24, 2019

Justin Fairfax mulls run for governor, says sex assault allegations improved his name recognition

Virginia Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) says he is weighing a run for governor, after concluding that he is more recognizable to voters now than at any time in his political career. That name recognition has come, however, after Fairfax — once briefly considered a saving grace for a state humiliated when Gov. Ralph Northam […]
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 […]