The Supreme Court Ruled The Trump Administration Cannot Put A Citizenship Question On The 2020 Census — For Now
Immigrant and civil rights groups warned that a citizenship question would scare off immigrant communities from participating in the decennial count.
The Supreme Court Said Federal Courts Can’t Decide Partisan Gerrymandering Cases
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion for the 5–4 majority, and argued that while “excessive partisanship” in drawing voter maps can lead “to results that reasonably seem unjust,” it’s not up to the courts to fix it.
A Federal Watchdog Says Kellyanne Conway Broke The Law And Should Be Fired
The Office of Special Counsel found that Conway had repeatedly violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits officials from using their position to engage in political activity.
The Trump Administration Announced New Restrictions On Fetal Tissue Research
NIH scientists will stop using fetal tissue, and an ethics board will be formed to approve new grants at external institutions.
Nancy Pelosi Says Attorney General Bill Barr Committed A Crime
The House speaker accused Barr of committing a crime out of loyalty to Trump but did not say what House Democrats will do next.
How A 92-Year-Old Congressman Became The Hilarious Leader Of Resistance Twitter
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served in Congress for nearly 60 years, died Thursday. He mastered Twitter early on and kept serving up memes and jokes even in his final days.
Democrats Were Never Going To Win The Senate
Democrats had to defend seats in 10 states Donald Trump won in 2016.
Pipe Bombs Were Sent To Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, CNN, And Prominent Democrats In An Act Of Terrorism
"It appears that an individual or individuals sent out multiple similar packages," said an FBI official.
Eric Holder Says That Comey Press Conference "Would Not Have Happened" Had He Been Attorney General
"I would have told Jim Comey, 'You can go up there as the FBI director and try to hold this press conference, but you will leave that podium as the ex–FBI director,'" Holder said on BuzzFeed News' AM to DM Friday.
There Will Be A Public Hearing With Brett Kavanaugh And The Woman Who Accused Him Of Assault
The announcement of the hearing comes just a day after Christine Blasey Ford came forward publicly with allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school.
Senate Investigators Say They're Looking Into When Michael Cohen Knew About The Trump Tower Meeting
The Senate Intelligence Committee has reached out to Cohen following reports that conflict with his testimony about when he learned of the Trump Tower meeting.
Sen. Whitehouse Won't Defend Kirsten Gillibrand Against Attacks That She Killed Al Franken's Career
“That’s going to be between her and the people who feel that way," Whitehouse said on AM to DM.
John McCain Says Trump Is "Unwilling" And "Unable" To Stand Up To Putin
"No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant."
Peter Strzok Called Trump's Criticism Of A Fallen Soldier's Father "Horrible" And "Disgusting" During A Chaotic Congressional Hearing
FBI agent Peter Strzok defended his texts criticizing Donald Trump during the 2016 election, saying Republicans' implications "corrode" Americans' trust in the FBI.
Mitch McConnell Is Canceling Summer Vacation To Screw With Democrats
Summer is CANCELED.
The Trump Administration Is Partially Defunding Planned Parenthood
The Department of Health and Human Services is releasing a proposed rule that creates new barriers for family planning organizations that discuss or provide abortions.
Cecile Richards Won't Rule Out Running For Office In New York
"Never say never," the former Planned Parenthood president told BuzzFeed News' AM to DM Wednesday.
The Center For American Progress Is Hiring An Outside "Evaluator" To Investigate How It Handles Sexual Harassment
CAP is also adding mandatory sexual harassment training for staff following BuzzFeed News' report on allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation at the liberal think tank.
The Center For American Progress' Board Says It Has “Full Confidence” In Neera Tanden's Leadership
The liberal think tank is also hiring an outside "evaluator" to examine its policies and investigate how the organization handled reports of sexual harassment and retaliation first reported by BuzzFeed News.
After A Rough Confirmation Process, The Senate Just Confirmed Mike Pompeo To Be Trump’s Next Secretary Of State
The Senate voted Thursday in favor of the CIA director's nomination to take over from former secretary of state Rex Tillerson, who was fired in March.