Back when I was a college student living in Washington, D.C., I used to (secretly) fantasize about running for public office one day. It’s the kinda thing that happens when you live with a bunch of poli-sci nerds who all think they’re destined to become the next generation of kingmakers. It gets you thinking, “Hey.…
Republican Gov. Robert Bentley is probably the only person in Alabama right now who doesn’t think he’ll be impeached for ethics violations.
LOS ANGELES—In what was supposed to be a meaningful first congressional primary since President Donald Trump’s election, preliminary counts show just over 9% of registered voters cast ballots here Tuesday.
Just in time for Easter, House Republicans are trying to resurrect their terrible health care bill. And what was revealed when the stone was rolled away from the tomb of failed legislation? An end to protecting people with preexisting conditions. (Metaphor fin.)
If you’re feeling shell–shocked and exasperated over the dumpster fire that is the Donald Trump administration (it hasn’t even been 100 days yet!), look on the bright side. Perhaps now more than ever people across the U.S. are becoming politically engaged, paying attention, and fighting back.
President Donald Trump is facing yet another lawsuit, this time over his affinity for inciting crowds to violently attack protesters and eject them from campaign rallies last year. A federal judge this week called Trump “reckless” and said enough evidence exists to move a lawsuit forward to make Trump pay for his…
On Thursday night, President Donald Trump released a short video on Instagram about Making America Great Again by "enlisting the full potential of women."
NEW YORK—The mood in the room was upbeat. Day one of the Convening of Sanctuary Cities, the first meeting of its kind, had brought together dozens of local elected officials, advocates, and legal experts to pick at fruit plates while sharing strategies to work against the White House’s sweeping immigration agenda. Law…
The fear among immigrant families that accessing social services could trigger unwanted attention to a family member's legal status didn't start with the Trump administration. But the new president's policies and rhetoric could be making the problem much worse, according to social scientists and experts working in the…
Theologians have spent centuries laboring over the question of divine intent and the problem of pain. This week, we were fortunate enough to receive two new contributions to the discourse.
Muchas de la luchas más importantes durante la presidencia de Trump no se disputarán en el Congreso o en las calles de Washington. Las batallas se librarán en nuestros municipios, las capitales estatales y nuestros vecindarios alrededor de Estados Unidos.
On Tuesday afternoon, Neil Gorsuch sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing and gave an impressive masterclass in dodging and deflecting questions about what kind of justice he would be.
The Republican health care bill—which dismantles the current Medicaid system while giving a massive tax cut to the super wealthy—may not have the votes necessary to pass the House. This would be an embarrassing outcome for Paul Ryan and the White House, so members of the Trump administration are working to drum up…
At least four undocumented women in Colorado have declined to pursue domestic violence cases against their alleged abusers for fear of being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to a report from NPR.
On Sunday, a former student at the University of Colorado Law School sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee alleging that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch had suggested that "many" women manipulate employers to take advantage of paid leave:
Welcome to Where It Hurts, a weeklong series that tells the stories of people in the United States who have gone without health insurance when they needed it most.
Steve King is doing fine and has lots of friends in the House, thanks for asking.
On Thursday, the Trump administration released its 2018 budget proposal. The document is more symbolic than anything else at this point, serving as a kind of wish list that signals to Congress what the president wants to get done in the next four years. It is also, like much else in these first 54 days of Trump's…