Trump's National Emergency Just Got Its First Legal Challenge
Legal advocacy group Public Citizen filed suit on behalf of landowners in Texas and an environmental group. More lawsuits are expected.
Mueller's Office Says Paul Manafort Is Facing As Much As 24 Years In Prison — In Just One Of His Cases
Prosecutors did not make a specific recommendation about how much time they think Manafort should spend behind bars.
Primaries Are Where Politics Happens Today, And That's Why The Amazon Deal Died
The old cliché is all politics is local. Today, our most meaningful politics happens during the primaries — and that's what doomed Amazon in New York.
A Judge Ruled Roger Stone Can Still Talk To The Press, Just Not In Front Of The Courthouse
Stone's lawyers, prosecutors, and lawyers for witnesses are barred from making statements to the press or in public "that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Got Dragged For Suggesting People Who Are “Unwilling To Work” Should Get Paid. Advocates Say That’s The Point.
“This idea that somehow people who are unwilling to work are bad or lazy is a horrible idea.”
2020 Campaigns Are Prioritizing Sexual Harassment Policies In Response To #MeToo
From "exhaustive" legal reviews and custom trainings to ensuring more ways to report allegations, sexual harassment and misconduct policies are no longer an afterthought for high-profile campaigns.
Trump Said He "Didn't Need" To Declare An Emergency To Build The Wall And Liberal Lawyers Are Thrilled
"Keep talking mr president," Omar Jadwat, the head of the ACLU's Immigrants Rights Project, tweeted.
Twitter Suspended A DC Think Tank For Violating Its Rules Against Fake Accounts
BuzzFeed News previously revealed the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology was using fake accounts to promote its work. Now it's under scrutiny again.
Rep. Lauren Underwood Says Gun Control Measures Are Long Overdue, 11 Years After A Mass Shooting In Illinois
"I challenge Sen. McConnell and the senators in their Republican caucus to make sure they are bold enough" to pass gun control legislation, Underwood said on BuzzFeed News' AM to DM.
Trump Will Declare A National Emergency To Build A Wall
The move, which Trump will couple with signing a bill to avoid another government shutdown, is expected to face both legal and congressional challenges.
Bill Barr, Who Told Senators He’d Protect Mueller’s Investigation, Has Been Confirmed As Attorney General
The new attorney general would run a very similar Justice Department to his predecessor. He's also said he doesn’t believe special counsel Robert Mueller would engage in a “witch hunt."
The Trump Administration Admits Disaster Relief For Puerto Rico Was Delayed By The Shutdown
In a letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren, a HUD official said the funds could not be fully accessed until the shutdown was over.
A Judge Found That Paul Manafort Lied To Investigators After Signing A Plea Deal With Mueller's Office
Prosecutors established that Manafort intentionally made false statements about his contacts with longtime associate Konstantin Kilimnik and another DOJ investigation, a judge found.
A Florida Mayor Is Thinking About Running For President And It's Not Andrew Gillum
“If a mayor from South Bend can do it, then why not a mayor from Miramar?”
FEMA Director Brock Long Has Resigned After Two Years And Multiple Controversies
Long was criticized for his management of the agency's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and his use of government cars for personal business.
DOJ Employees Sent A Letter Highlighting The Lack Of Gender Diversity In Top Positions
Of 50 senior posts across 11 offices at the Justice Department, one is held by a woman, according to a letter sent to DOJ leadership by an internal gender diversity group.
Republicans Plan To “Wage War” Against The Green New Deal For The 2020 Elections
“This was a mistake by Democrats because it took an issue they have been winning on and turned it into a liability,” said a Republican strategist.
Advocates Say The Repeated Threats Of A Government Shutdown Are Hurting Low-Income Tenants
“I am very afraid of the long-term impact the last shutdown has had — and heaven forbid this happens again.”
After Shutting Down The Government, Trump’s Getting Even Less Wall Money Than Democrats Originally Offered
Trump blasted the deal Tuesday but also said he does not expect another government shutdown. He’ll have to sign off on the deal by Friday to avoid one.
Who Is Tulsi Gabbard? She Doesn't Like What You've Probably Heard
On her first trip to Iowa, the Hawaii lawmaker did all the normal things before friendly crowds — answered questions, shook hands, posed for photos — but the first month of Gabbard’s campaign has hardly been normal.
Donald Trump Helped Give Beto O'Rourke A Hometown Send-Off
Thousands of people came out to protest the president’s border wall — and spent a lot of time cheering for a Beto presidential run.
Beto O’Rourke Calls The Green New Deal “The Best Proposal” He’s Seen For Addressing Climate Change
“I'm really excited about the leadership there to meet our commitment to the generations that follow.”
Black Officials In Virginia Have A List Of Demands For The Governor And Attorney General If They Won’t Resign
Lawmakers and activists in Virginia will protest at the governor’s mansion on Wednesday over Ralph Northam's refusal to resign amid a blackface scandal.
Ralph Northam Will Launch A “Listening Tour” About Race Amid Blackface Scandal
Plans to recalibrate the governor’s legislative agenda to focus on race are coming into focus.
One Of Donald Trump’s New Attorneys Recently Left His Global Law Firm
Marc Mukasey, a former law partner of Rudy Giuliani, left Greenberg Traurig in mid-January to launch his own firm.
Rep. Ilhan Omar Has Apologized For Using “Anti-Semitic Tropes” In a Tweet After Democratic Leaders Criticized Her
Omar suggested in a tweet that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins,” earning her criticism from both parties.
Kamala Harris Said Marijuana “Gives A Lot Of People Joy” As She Reiterated Her Support For Legalization
Harris, who recently announced her White House bid, told the hosts of The Breakfast Club she had smoked weed in college.
Trump’s "Low-Profile" "Ultimate Loyalist" Now Has More Power Ahead Of 2020
Tommy Hicks Jr., a longtime friend of the Trump family, was recently named cochair of the Republican National Committee.
Rep. Seth Moulton Is Thinking About Running For President
“I think we need someone who you know for whom standing up to a bully like Donald Trump isn’t the biggest challenge he or she has ever faced in life," Moulton told BuzzFeed News.
Amy Klobuchar Announced She's Running For President, In A Snowstorm
The Democrat has been elected by huge margins in Minnesota, where she's built a reputation for bipartisanship. Over the last week, her reputation as a very demanding boss has also emerged.