As the Northeast comes down from a dangerous heat wave—the likes of which scientists say we’ll be seeing more and more of as the earth burns—there’s this fun, if unsurprising news: the Trump administration seems to be removing language related to climate change at a rapid rate. The sea turtles won’t die if you delete…
Al Franken, according to a new piece in the New Yorker by Jane Mayer, regrets resigning from his Senate seat at the end of 2017, after many of his fellow Democratic senators called for him to step down in the wake of numerous allegations of unwanted and inappropriate kissing and touching. The stories had come like a…
Last week, a cop in Gretna, Louisiana posted a fake news article about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Facebook with the caption, “This vile idiot needs a round ... and I don’t mean the kind she used to serve.” Turns out that was maaaaybe a mistake, as he just got fired.
Robert Mueller has his big day in Congress coming up on Wednesday, following a weeklong postponement. But as a reminder, he would like everyone to know that he has absolutely not one iota of new information to share, which makes this entire thing kind of a waste of everybody’s time.
A huge group of protesters in Puerto Rico braved the rain today to continue their demand for the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, even after he said this weekend that he wouldn’t run for re-election in the wake of a corruption and texting scandal. The mainland could stand to learn a thing or two.
We already knew that Medicaid expansion saves lives. Now, a new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper published today found that the decision of 14 states not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act cost approximately 15,000 lives.
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President Donald Trump is ever the humanitarian, at least if you’re going by the standards of, say, Henry Kissinger.
President Donald Trump welcomed Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to the White House on Monday, where he used the foreign head of state’s visit to complain about Puerto Rico’s elected officials and boast that he himself was “the best thing to ever happen” to the island territory.
Andy Stern spent 14 years as the head of the SEIU, America’s most politically active labor union. He was perhaps the most visible union leader in America. And what is he doing now? He’s lending his name to a billionaire-funded astroturf group that aims to quash the power of teacher’s unions.
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Thank god that’s over: Shortly after tweeting that the four lawmakers and women of color known as the Squad are the real racists, President Trump told reporters “There is no racial tension,” according to the pool. He also claimed the party has “fantastic relationships” with black voters.