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Chicago, Illinois

In Illinois, Historic Victory For Equal Rights Amendment

In a landmark vote Wednesday evening, the Illinois House of Representatives passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), moving the measure one step closer to possible enshrinement in the U.S. Constitution.

June 1, 2018
Trump

Tennessee Senate Race Scaring Trump

“It’s close. It’s very close,” Trump said of the Tennessee Senate race.

June 1, 2018
Blankenship

‘Sore Loser’ Coal Baron Still Running For Senate

Blankenship stands a thin chance of prevailing, which was unusual when it comes to the 47 states that have “sore loser” laws, election experts said.

May 31, 2018
McConnell

GOP Family Values? Grabbing Children From Parents And Losing Them

In a weekend tweet, Trump criticized Democrats for a law that calls for separation of immigrant families who cross the border illegally, sending children into detention centers to assure that parents will show up for deportation meetings.

May 29, 2018
dreamers

The Long Nightmare Of The Dreamers

That was the day the Dream Act, to protect young immigrants brought here illegally as children, was first introduced in Congress. Seventeen years later, they are still waiting for protection.

May 28, 2018

Lindsey Graham Debunks Trump’s ‘Spy’ Conspiracy

He also suggested Trump should stop trying to make “Spygate” happen.

May 27, 2018
Donald Trump points to a supporter as he leaves a campaign event in an airplane hanger in Rome. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

After ‘Spy’ Briefing Flops, Trump Flips Out

Trump’s latest attempt to sink the Russia investigation completely collapsed, even with his own party — and he’s very unhappy about it.

May 27, 2018
DEVIN NUNES

Devin Nunes Smacked By Home District Backlash

Trump’s ‘chief errand boy’ is facing the first real challenge of his congressional career as voters in his home district grow tired of the clown show.

May 27, 2018
Tom Garrett for Congress

GOP Congressman Made Staffers Pick Up Laundry (And Dog Poop)

Staffers for Republican Rep. Tom Garrett reveal he and his wife used them as personal servants, enlisting them to act as ‘gofers.’

May 26, 2018
Nunes

Justice Briefing On FBI Source Was Not Bipartisan

No one can come up a legitimate reason for why Devin Nunes and Trey Gowdy are receiving a private briefing on classified documents related to the Russia investigation two hours before they’re scheduled to attend a second briefing with Democrats.

May 25, 2018
heitkamp tv

Dark Money Dominating Midterm TV Ad Campaign

An influx of money from outside spending groups has goosed TV ad spending this mid-term season with a focus on special elections and contested primaries.

May 22, 2018

Blankenship Wants To Run 3rd Party Candidacy In W. VA

Don Blankenship is back, and he plans to be Republicans’ worst nightmare.

May 22, 2018
paul ryan

House Republicans Want To Throw Ryan Out Now

Paul Ryan’s lame-duck speakership has been a disaster.

May 22, 2018

Explosive New Report Implicates Trump Campaign In ‘Collusion’ With Gulf States

House intel Republicans said they found no evidence of collusion or crimes. Perhaps that’s because they didn’t look for either.

May 20, 2018
Houston chief of police Art Acevedo

Houston Top Cop Slams Lawmakers Who ‘Do Absolutely Nothing’ On Guns

Responding to the shooting at Santa Fe High, Houston chief of police Art Acevedo offered a blistering indictment of politicians who refuse to buck the NRA and take action on gun safety.

May 20, 2018
Mueller

Democratic Senator Warns GOP Against ‘Illegal’ Effort To Reveal FBI Informant

Rep. Devin Nunes and other House Republicans could reportedly put an FBI source at risk with their requests.

May 20, 2018
Trump voters

Trump Voters? In A Focus Group, They’re Mean

Reflecting our national inclination both to romanticize what is past and to criticize what is current, Marines will regularly gripe that there is no duty station better than the one they just left and none worse than the one they’re presently at.

May 19, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a news conference as Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) listens on Capitol Hill in Washington March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Did McConnell Just Dump Three GOP Senate Hopefuls?

Republicans were hoping to flip Senate seats in three states Trump won — but Mitch McConnell is already assuming that’s not going to happen.

May 19, 2018
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In Santa Fe, This Week’s School Massacre Elicits More ‘Thoughts And Prayers’

The epidemic of deadly campus shootings spreads to Santa Fe High School as Republicans and the NRA stand in the way of gun reform, offering ‘thoughts and prayers’ and nothing else.

May 19, 2018
Mitch McConnell

Senate Republicans May Rig Calendar Against Democrats

Desperate Republicans are reduced to rigging to legislative calendar.

May 18, 2018
net neutrality

Trumpist Media Ignores Struggle Over Net Neutrality

Today, senators voted on a resolution to undo a 2017 move by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to end net neutrality regulations, but major television and print media outlets have devoted little more than a few mentions to the issue.

May 17, 2018
Susan Ellis Wild

Progressive Woman Defeats Trumpist ‘Democrat’ In PA Primary

Susan Ellis Wild defeated the anti-choice, anti-immigrant Trump-loving John Morganelli to run for Congress in the state with the largest all-male delegation.

May 17, 2018
Donald Trump, Jr.

5 Biggest Bombshells In Don Jr. Transcript

The massive document dump creates more questions than it answers.

May 17, 2018
Nunes

Bipartisan Senate Verdict: Kremlin Helped Trump In 2016

“There is no doubt that Russia undertook an unprecedented effort to interfere with our 2016 elections.”

May 17, 2018
Mitch McConnell

Trump Nominates Unqualified McConnell Brother-In-Law To Oversee Pensions

Trump’s embrace of cronyism has led him to nominate Gordon Hartogensis, brother-in-law of Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao, to run a government agency for which he has no prior experience.

May 16, 2018