The Trump Administration Asked The Supreme Court To Legalize Firing Workers Just For Being Transgender
A brief filed by the Justice Department says federal law offers no protection to transgender workers who endure discrimination because of their gender identity.
The Trump Administration Lost The Fight Over The Census Citizenship Question. Now They Have To Pay The Challengers.
The administration already agreed to pay $2.7 million to the ACLU and others. It is now facing requests for as much as $12 million from challengers in Maryland.
The House Judiciary Committee Will Come Back To Washington Early To Work On Gun Control Legislation
The committee will mark up three gun control bills on Sept. 4. The full House is slated to return Sept. 9.
Rashida Tlaib Says She Won't Go To The West Bank "Under These Oppressive Conditions"
Israel decided to allow Tlaib in to see her grandmother if she didn't promote a boycott of Israel over its treatment of Palestinians during her trip, but Tlaib says she won't travel there.
Matt Drudge Has Barely Changed Anything About The Drudge Report In The Last 20 Years. This Summer, He Upended Its Advertising Business.
A change to the secretive publisher’s business has revealed new details about his operation and is attracting scrutiny from the ad industry.
An Appeals Court Ruled That, Yes, Sleep And Soap Count As “Safe And Sanitary” Conditions For Detained Immigrant Kids
The Justice Department unsuccessfully challenged a judge’s order enforcing a 1997 settlement agreement about conditions for immigrant children in US custody.
Gov. Steve Bullock Explains Why He Won’t Call Trump A White Supremacist
“I don’t think it’s my job to label him. I think what he is doing, though, is using race, gender, geography, really, to divide the country, and we’re so much better of a country than that,” Bullock said on BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM.
Reps. Rashida Tlaib And Ilhan Omar Have Been Barred From Visiting Israel
Ahead of the announcement, President Donald Trump said it would show "great weakness" if Israel permitted the congresswomen to visit.
Kamala Harris: The Waving Meme Moment Was “Heartbreaking”
Harris texts with BuzzFeed News about a viral moment from her June visit to the Homestead, Florida, immigrant detention center for children.
The Stakes 2020: The Democrats' Money Race
The DNC's individual donor rules to qualify for the next debate have created some absurd dynamics in the Democratic primary.
John Hickenlooper Has Dropped Out Of The Presidential Race
The former Colorado governor could still run for Senate.
Elizabeth Warren Took On Obama Over Student Debt Forgiveness. How She Won Is Central To Her 2020 Campaign
“Her theory of change is that you focus on one or two levers, and you push them hard.”
Racist Iowa Rep. Steve King Asked If There'd "Be Any Population Left" Without Rape And Incest
Democratic presidential hopefuls have called on King to resign for Wednesday's comment.
Michael Bennet Joked His New York Times Editor Brother Was “Unenthusiastic” About His Presidential Bid
“I don’t think that he’s secretly hoping that I’ll drop out, but you never know,” he said.
When Their Book Deal Blew Up After Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Glenn Thrush Kept His Advance. Maggie Haberman Had To Pay Hers Back.
Haberman paid the price after a series of events that began with sexual misconduct allegations against her male coauthor.
Matthew Whitaker’s Conflict Of Interest Forms Weren't Screened Until Just Before Trump Put Him In Charge Of The DOJ. They Were Incomplete.
A Justice Department official said that because of an “administrative error,” no one vetted Whitaker’s financial disclosure forms for nearly a year while he served as then–attorney general Jeff Sessions’ chief of staff.
Just 11 People Trying To Eat Super Casually At The Iowa State Fair
For some reason they all keep getting interrupted by the media.
The Uneasiness Of Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaign Is About More Than The Gaffes
Biden can come across as a candidate who’s worried that he’s running out of time — and that he’s wasting yours.
The Republican Running Against Donald Trump Took His Message To The Iowa State Fair. Few Listened.
NeverTrumpism in 2019 is Bill Weld on a short, rainy, and little-noticed trip to Iowa.
Elizabeth Warren Is Setting A Goal Of Reducing Gun Deaths By 80%
Warren’s new gun control plan, much of which overlaps with other candidates’ plans, would put pressure on gun manufacturers.
Amid The Equinox Boycott, Armie Hammer Called Out The Marvel Entertainment Chairman For Trump Donations
“Hey, while everyone seems to be on this Equinox thing,” Hammer tweeted, “it might be a good time to mention that one of Trump’s largest financial contributors is the chairman of Marvel Entertainment."
Their Daughter Was Killed In Aurora. Now They Say The Anti–Gun Violence Movement Has Left Them Behind.
“Here’s the deal: We really don’t have a true grassroots gun violence prevention movement in this country,” said Lonnie Phillips, whose daughter, Jessi, was killed in the 2012 movie theater mass shooting.
Donald Trump Has Used A Secretive Justice System To Keep Lawsuits Against Him Out Of Court
Trump, his campaign, and his companies have used arbitration to try to move potentially damaging and embarrassing claims out of the public court process.
Kamala Harris Has Thrived On The Senate's Most Secretive Committee. Even Republicans Say So.
Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee from both parties praise Harris as being “whip-smart” and a great interrogator behind closed doors.
Cory Booker: White Supremacy Is Fueled By A “Dangerous Tolerance”
In a searing speech at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine black parishioners were shot and killed in 2015, Booker called white supremacy “an issue of national security.”
Victims Of Mass Shootings Have Struggled To Hold Larger Forces Responsible In Court After An Attack
While victims of international terrorism can hold terrorist groups accountable in court, the legal path is less clear in cases of domestic terrorism.
Trump Is Suing Over A California Law That Would Force Him To Disclose His Tax Returns To Be On The Ballot
Trump and the Republican National Committee are arguing that California can't force candidates to disclose their tax returns in order to appear on the presidential primary ballot.
This Republican Was Attacked For Pushing Gun Control Legislation. He Doesn’t Think His Party Can Pass Even Commonsense Laws.
Former Rep. Scott Rigell was shocked his fellow Republicans wouldn’t agree to keep guns away from criminals after the Sandy Hook shooting. He doesn’t think anything has changed.
How One Presidential Candidate Got Gun Control Passed After A Massacre
John Hickenlooper began quietly, then came to sell gun control to Colorado legislators with data.
So Many People Were Shot In Chicago This Weekend, A Hospital Had To Briefly Stop Taking Patients
Chicago had two mass shootings within hours of each other on Sunday. In total, 46 people were injured by gun violence in the city over the weekend.