The Political Fights Over Anti-Semitism And Rashida Tlaib Are Pushing Muslim And Jewish Voices Aside
The storm over Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s latest comments highlights how willing operators of American politics in 2019 are to leave out the actual perspectives of people involved.
“Abolish ICE” Was The Call Of Last Summer. 2020 Democrats Have Moved On.
Immigration activists are dejected by national Democrats turning back on calls to abolish or radically transform ICE less than a year after it dominated policy debates.
The ACLU Is Suing Over Ohio’s Six-Week Abortion Ban
Courts have struck down similar laws in Iowa, Kentucky, and North Dakota, and legal challenges are pending or expected in several states. No such ban has taken effect so far.
All These Six-Week Abortion Bans Are Likely To Get Blocked By The Courts. That’s The Point.
Anti-abortion activists have been pushing these restrictive state laws for years in a concerted, national effort to get the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Stop Talking About Coups!
Somehow a segment of the population has chosen not to dismiss Trump's coup stuff out of hand, and instead push it as a realistic possibility to worry about.
Trump's Lawyers Argue Congress Has Little Power To Investigate A Sitting President's Personal Affairs
Trump's strategy to keep Democrats from digging into his finances: Buy time, go big, and prepare to lose.
Montana Governor Steve Bullock Is Running For President
The Montana governor's entrance into the race pushes the Democratic 2020 primary field close to two dozen.
A Coast Guard Lieutenant Accused Of Plotting A White Supremacist Attack Will Be Held Pending Trial
A federal judge in Maryland ordered Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson detained, reversing a magistrate judge who had ruled that Hasson could be released while he waits for trial.
Omarosa Wants To Join A Lawsuit Accusing The Trump Campaign Of Gender Pay Discrimination
Newman said in a declaration filed in court that she believed the Trump campaign paid her and other women less than men performing the same jobs.
Elizabeth Warren Pledged To Replace Betsy DeVos With A Former Public School Teacher If She Wins In 2020
“I’ll just be blunt: Betsy DeVos is the worst Secretary of Education we’ve seen,” Warren told supporters.
Rod Rosenstein Has Left The Building
Rosenstein oversaw special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation for a year and a half, outlasting the president’s ire.
Here Are The Democratic Presidential Candidates Who Say They’ve Read All 448 Pages Of The Mueller Report
Just a handful of the Democrats running in 2020 say they've read the whole redacted report.
Republicans Slam Their Own Intelligence Committee Chair Over Trump Jr. Subpoena
The Republican chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, whom Trump once dubbed a “highly respected” senator, is now taking heat from some of the president’s allies.
Beto O’Rourke Has Hired The “Unsung Hero” Of Obama’s First Campaign
Jeff Berman’s delegate strategy helped make Barack Obama president.
A Hidden Barrier To Entry For 2020 Democrats: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars For Voter Data
Early primary states and the DNC are asking for a total of nearly $600,000 from presidential candidates who are looking to buy their voter files.
The House Judiciary Committee Voted To Hold Bill Barr In Contempt
The full House will now have to vote to hold the attorney general in contempt. The committee’s move comes shortly after President Trump asserted executive privilege to prevent Democrats from obtaining the full report.
Opinion: The Real Electable Democrat Is Kamala Harris
Winning in 2020 requires energizing black voters, just like the last Democrat to win an election did. That's what the "electability" discussion should be about.
Trump Has Pardoned A Former Soldier Convicted Of Murdering An Iraqi Prisoner
Michael Behenna was 24 in 2008 when he killed an Iraqi during an impromptu interrogation. Oklahoma officials have been pushing to clear his record for years.
Early-State Democrats See Joe Biden As A Pragmatic, Electable Placeholder — Not The Progressive Future
“He can come in here and fix what is broken right now. And maybe pick a vice president that’s a little bit progressive?”
Pete Buttigieg Wants The Black Voters Skeptical Of Him To Help Shape His Campaign
"I need people who care enough about what I’m doing to be excited, but are not without skepticism that it’ll be what they hope it to be," Buttigieg told BuzzFeed News.
Young People Who Can't Pay Court Fees Are Getting Trapped In The Criminal Justice System
Children across the country aren’t able to leave the juvenile criminal justice system when administrative fines and fees pile up. A new bill in Congress would end this.
Republicans Think They Know How To Win Back Congress In 2020. Races Like This One Could Screw It Up.
“If this is in their path to take back the House, they’re fucked,” Rep. Max Rose told BuzzFeed News.
Cory Booker Wants To Make Gun Owners Get Licenses
The proposal is part of a far-reaching new gun control plan, which Booker said he would begin implementing on his first day as president if he wins in 2020.
Kamala Harris Says The "Electability" Conversation Is Getting The Midwest Wrong
"Too often their definition of the Midwest leaves people out,” Harris said of the electability conversation. “It leaves out people in this room, who helped build cities like Detroit."
Joe Biden Tells South Carolina Voters That Jim Crow Is “Sneaking Back In”
The former vice president also went heavy on the Obama nostalgia in a state where the Democratic primary is likely to be decided by black voters.
Pete Buttigieg — And Beto O'Rourke — Hit Back At Anti-Gay Protesters
A group of conservative protesters have been following Buttigieg around the campaign trail, but Mayor Pete has gotten pretty good at shutting them down.
An Alabama “ISIS Bride” Wants To Come Home. Can We Forgive Her Horrifying Social Media Posts?
Hoda Muthana used Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Ask.fm to spread the very messages ISIS used to inspire violence against America. I’ve been tracking her posts for years.
Want The Voter File? Campaigns Will Have To Pay, Record Videos, And Fundraise For The DNC To Get It
Some Democrats view the conditions, meant to help strengthen the DNC ahead of the general election, as overly restrictive for a crucial resource.
This New Documentary Shows Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Before She Was AOC
The Netflix documentary Knock Down the House revolves around Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which is its main selling point — but also a limitation.
Black Voters Get That Bernie Marched With MLK. They Want To Know What He’ll Do For Them Now.
“It’s been several years that this critique has been raised, and it feels dismissive of our experiences when it doesn’t matter what specific question is being asked — when the go-to answer has become, ‘I marched with King.’”