Month: February 2019

In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the core of one of the crowning achievements of the civil rights movement: the Voting Rights Act. The 1965 bill, propelled by the historic march of protestors from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama, officially put an end to the literacy tests, poll taxes, and voting restrictions that had disenfranchised millions of minority voters for […]

While most Americans were glued to the testimony of Michael Cohen, who brought receipts to the House Oversight Committee of multiple felonies committed by Donald Trump, including during his time in office as president, Trump was halfway across the world in Vietnam. Trump met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in an effort to get the dictator to […]

The legislation’s most contentious provision would end private health insurance and replace it with a government system. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Jan. 29, 2019.Salwan Georges / The Washington Post via Getty Images file Feb. 26, 2019, 5:57 PM EST By Benjy Sarlin WASHINGTON — As the debate over “Medicare […]

He also alleged that Trump knew in advance that WikiLeaks would be releasing hacked DNC emails. Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer, on Wednesday delivered devastating testimony against his former boss, branding him a “racist” and “con man” with a long record of lying to the American public. “I am ashamed […]

Real economic responsibility means sustaining the communities and physical resources on which society is built In the coming days, the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, plans to hold a vote on the Green New Deal resolution recently introduced by congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Edward Markey (D-MA). Despite polls showing broad bipartisan support for a Green New […]

One image shows a blackface doll in Elizabeth Warren’s kitchen. Democrats are already feeling the effects of information warfare in the 2020 cycle. A calculated disinformation campaign is targeting the Twitter mentions of four prominent Democrats and 2020 contenders, and foreign actors are likely responsible for the attacks, according to a new report from Politico. The […]

The Manafort sentencing document from Robert Mueller paints a picture of a career criminal that Trump picked to chair his campaign. The Sentencing Doc Contained No Russia Bombshells But Painted a Damning Picture Read the sentencing document: 2-23-19 US Sentencing Memo … by on Scribd Video: Sarah Reese Jones ✔@PoliticusSarah The sentencing document shows Trump had a […]

Journalism is based on judgment and on deciding which stories to cover and which stories to downplay. This week, lots of national news organizations opted to focus relentlessly on the unfolding story of actor Jussie Smollett, who was arrested for filing a false crime report after he said he was attacked by pro-Trump racists on the streets of Chicago last […]

The Job Creators Network is nothing but a billionaire-backed front group with the sole aim of defending corporate power. An organization that calls itself the “Job Creators Network” has put up a billboard in Times Square that blasts U.S. House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Amazon’s decision to pull its new headquarters out of New York […]

The Pence-led group found no proof of widespread voter fraud, but seems unconcerned by actual Republican election fraud. The bipartisan North Carolina Board of Elections unanimously ordered a new election on Thursday in the unsettled North Carolina 9th Congressional District midterm race, after finding widespread election fraud by the campaign of Republican nominee and anti-LGBTQ […]

A string of previously unreported arrests illuminate a top administration lawyer’s hard-held beliefs—and unlawful past. One November afternoon in 1998, about 20 anti-abortion protestors gathered outside a minister’s home on a quiet, tree-lined street in a Madison, Wisconsin suburb. Among them was 23-year-old Matt Bowman, a recent college graduate who had come to town the […]

Vice President Mike Pence received a cold welcoming from world leaders as he attempted to convince other countries to follow President Donald Trump. Speaking to the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Pence told the audience he brought greetings from Trump. Not a single person clapped. Speaking to the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Pence told […]

President Donald Trump now plans to build his border wall under the guise of a “national emergency.” The declaration, announced last Friday, will theoretically empower the president to divert $3.6 billion from military construction projects, $2.5 billion from federal counter-narcotics programs, and $ President Donald Trump now plans to build his border wall under the […]

Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe believes the case that Donald Trump is a Russian asset has only grown stronger over the past two years. Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe might not be in the bureau anymore, but he believes the case that Donald Trump is a Russian asset has only grown stronger since […]

President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House on March 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) By David Gilbert Feb 20, 2019 The Trump administration is pursuing a plan to hand Saudi Arabia sensitive nuclear technology despite protests from members of […]

Senior mice treated with THC improved on learning and memory tests Credit: Christina Hempfling Getty Images Picture the stereotypical pot smoker: young, dazed and confused. Marijuana has long been known for its psychoactive effects, which can include cognitive impairment. But new research published in June in Nature Medicine suggests the drug might affect older users very differently than young […]

A new Cabinet has coalesced around Donald Trump entering Year Three of his presidency, one that seems poised to pull the United States further—and more efficiently—towards kleptocracy. A defense contractor running the Department of Defense. A self-styled tycoon who allegedly stole $120 million from his business partners. A coal lobbyist regulating coal. A senior Commerce […]

This is excellent news: The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution’s prohibition on excessive fines applies to state and local governments, limiting their abilities to impose fines and seize property….The court ruled in favor of Tyson Timbs of Marion, Ind., who had his $42,000 Land Rover seized after he was arrested for selling a couple hundred […]

Last night, the special counsel’s office released a partially redacted transcript from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s plea hearing. The transcript reveals more damaging information about ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. A federal prosecutor told the court that Manafort’s August 2016 meeting with Konstantin Kilimnik — a known Russian agent — goes […]


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