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President Trump vetoed a bipartisan resolution Tuesday that would have cut off U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s military campaign in neighboring Yemen. The measure, which condemned the Saudi-led bombing campaign, passed the Senate last month with the support of seven Republicans in the upper chamber and passed in the House earlier this month 247 to 175 with […]

Congress has recessed for two weeks without passing a desperately-needed disaster relief bill. Why not? Because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn’t want to anger Donald Trump by adding money for Puerto Rico that Democrats have sought but Trump doesn’t want. America used to have a Senate. But under McConnell, what was once known as […]

President Donald Trump is apparently unhappy with the way Fox News hosted a town hall with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) this week. One moment that went viral, and seemed to surprise the hosts of the town hall,  happened when the audience was asked whether they would like to give up their employer-sponsored health insurance in […]

This story was published in partnership with NBC News. INTRODUCTION Taxpayers are scrambling to make last-minute payments due to the Internal Revenue Service in just four days, but many of the country’s largest publicly-held corporations are doing better: They’ve reported they owe absolutely nothing on the billions of dollars in profits they earned last year. […]

Former President Jimmy Carter told a church congregation this weekend that he had spoken with President Donald Trump about China on Saturday, and said the commander in chief was worried that Beijing had outpaced its global rivals. According to Emma Hurt, a reporter for NPR affiliate WABE, Carter spoke of the call during his regular […]

If you tuned into cable news over the past few days, you may have seen a clip of freshman Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) tearing into JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon over the wages he pays to low-level employees. Making a few simple points about household budgeting, Porter demonstrated how the bank’s $16.50 minimum wage is not […]

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Bernie Sanders entered the Fox’s den on Monday night — and he not only survived the hour-long encounter, but often dominated. Appearing at a Fox News-hosted town hall smack dab in the middle of Trump Country, the Democratic presidential front-runner played the part, swatting down tough questions from the hosts about health […]

WASHINGTON — When Leah Daughtry, a former Democratic Party official, addressed a closed-door gathering of about 100 wealthy liberal donors in San Francisco last month, all it took was a review of the 2020 primary rules to throw a scare in them. Democrats are likely to go into their convention next summer without having settled […]

Here they go again. Attorney General William Barr is already under fire for his March letter to Congress, which reported the results of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in a way many feel was mostly beneficial to President Donald Trump. Now, Democrats are taking aim at Barr’s recent congressional testimony in which he slipped in […]

Stephen Miller is winning. In recent days, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser for policy has overseen a purge of officials who were seen as insufficiently extreme on immigration. Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen was pushed out on Sunday. Two days earlier, Miller persuaded Trump to cut ties with Ronald Vitello, the president’s nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “Ron’s a […]

When Barr gave Congress detailed report of DOJ memo in 1989, he left out major portions. Here’s what he was hiding, writes Ryan Goodman. On Friday the thirteenth October 1989, by happenstance the same day as the “Black Friday” market crash, news leaked of a legal memo authored by William Barr. He was then serving as head […]

President Donald Trump likes to describe anyone who disagrees with him as “treasonous.” This week, in a span of less than 24 hours, he used the phrase to describe both the individuals who conducted the Mueller investigation as well as Democratic lawmakers who disagree with his border policy. But not only is Trump misusing the […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the department hasn’t decided whether to comply with a demand by a key House Democrat to deliver President Donald Trump’s tax returns and won’t meet a Wednesday deadline to provide them. In a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., who asked for […]

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has had consistently dismal approval polling, usually hovering steadily around 42 percent with disapproval in the mid-50s or even low 60s at different points. After having been obsessed with polls during the 2016 primary and general elections, Trump has largely avoided talking about his approval numbers as president because […]

New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Congress is “entitled to see all” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, doubling down on his demand that the Justice Department provide his committee with the findings of the nearly two-year Russia investigation with no redactions. “Congress has a right to the entire […]

His administration declared the elite military group a terrorist organization On Monday, the Trump administration officially designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group. But just a few years ago, as Donald Trump ran for president, he pursued a deal with an Azeri family that allegedly has close ties to the guard corps, an elite branch […]

The rise of far-right movements in Europe aligns with a significant increase over the last five years in spending by Christian groups here in the United States. According to a new analysis released by openDemocracy, Christian-right fundamentalists linked to the Trump administration and Steve Bannon are among a dozen American groups that have poured at least […]

One of these guys works with his hands… and the other works for Wall StreetWriting for CNN over the weekend, David Gergen came up with a novel warning for Biden. who he asserted “must do much more than assemble a campaign team, match Bernie Sanders i…

Syndicated columnist and Fox News commentator Ruben Navarrette claims he’s “the most widely read Latino columnist in the country, and the 16th most popular columnist in America.” His perspective is distinctly right-of-center and over the weekend he was…

Fox White Nationalist Tucker Carlson’s biggest worry about the slaughter last week in New Zealand– by a confessed Trump supporter– was worry that social media might curtail “free speech” by blocking further broadcasting of live gun massacres. Facebo…

Eric GiddensSaturday, Beto O’Rourke was in Black Hawk County, Iowa campaigning for Eric Giddens in Cedar Falls. Eric Giddens, a school board member who heads the University of Northern Iowa’s energy programs, is in a hot special election tomorrow for a…

Hate crimes are on the rise. Police and prosecutors need better tools to fight back. Last week, federal agents in Maryland arrested a United States Coast Guard officer and said he was plotting to assassinate Democratic members of Congress, prominent television journalists and others. The officer, Lt. Christopher Hasson, apparently inspired by a right-wing Norwegian terrorist who […]

by Thomas NeuburgerAs a companion to this piece, “A Way-Too-Early Handicapping of the 2020 Presidential Race,” I’d like to offer a look at Allan Lichtman’s famous 13 keys to the White House and see where the contest stands at this early date. A quick s…

When asked to describe the attributes in a vice president he’s looking for by Cenk recently, Bernie said, playfully, he “would look for somebody who is maybe not of the same gender that I am and maybe somebody who might be a couple of years younger tha…

Does that sound like a fascist takeover to you? Meet Andrew McDaniel, a far right Republican extremist who looks like a supporting actor in a monster movie but who actually represents Missouri’s 150th House district. That’s mostly Dunklin County, down …


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