Opinion: Howard Schultz Wants A Billionaire's Veto Over The Primaries. Will Democrats Call His Bluff?
The Starbucks billionaire says he might cancel plans for a third-party presidential run — provided Democrats nominate a centrist he approves of.
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.
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.”
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.
A Man Has Been Charged With Trying To Burn Down The Restaurant At The Center Of The "Pizzagate" Conspiracy
The DC pizza parlor has been at the center of a baseless far-right conspiracy theory that claims it secretly provides underage prostitutes to top Democrats.
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.
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.
Democrats Running For President Are Trying To Figure Out How To Stand Out. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Answers.
Ocasio-Cortez entered Congress with an unusually large following, one that could set her up to play a big role in 2020.
Planned Parenthood Is Losing Top Political Aides As Its Staff Worries Over Its Changing Direction
The executive director of Planned Parenthood’s political arm and their political outreach director announced their departures Thursday, but Planned Parenthood says nothing has changed.
Trump's DC Circuit Nominee Neomi Rao Distanced Herself From Some Of Her Inflammatory College Writings
"I cringe at some of the language that I used," Neomi Rao told senators Tuesday when asked about op-eds she wrote as a Yale undergrad about race, date rape, and feminism.
A House Democrat Is Targeting Steven Mnuchin’s Business Dealings In The Russian Sanctions Fight
Rep. Jackie Speier is seeking answers about Mnuchin’s reported business dealings with a Ukrainian-born billionaire with ties to Oleg Deripaska.
Climate Change Is A Top Priority For The New Crop Of Governors — Even One Republican
“For all his bluster and tweeting, Donald Trump cannot stop us from moving forward in our states,” Washington’s governor told BuzzFeed News.
More And More Democrats Are Suggesting Trump Should Be Impeached After He Told His Lawyer Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress
“There’s no innocent explanation for telling a witness to lie to the Congress of the United States," one Democrat said. But leadership still wants to wait on Mueller.
A Republican Lawmaker Allegedly Yelled At A Democrat: "Go Back To Puerto Rico"
"I would hope that we could refrain from any implications that have any undertones of prejudice, or racism, or any kind of -ism that would diminish the character and integrity of one of our members."
Even Steve King Voted For The House Bill That Was Supposed To Reprimand Him
Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush said that King’s vote in support of the resolution “tells you that this resolution is not worth the paper it’s written on.”
Republicans Removed Congress’s Most Notorious Racist From His Committees
The decision comes as Democrats are also preparing to reprimand Rep. Steve King for his comments in a New York Times interview, the latest in a string of racist statements he’s made during his 16 years in the House.
If The Wall Is A National Emergency, Then What About Climate Change?
At least "climate change is a real emergency," said one House Democrat.
There’s Little Urgency In Congress To End The Shutdown, As Federal Workers Go Without Pay
“Why am I being made to suffer for something that has nothing to do with what I do? It just makes no sense to me.”
Tom Steyer On The Case To Impeach Trump: It's The Corruption, Stupid
The Democratic megadonor said that 30% of the 200,000 people polled by his group believe the president should be impeached for corruption.
Planned Parenthood’s New President Wants To Focus On Nonabortion Health Care
The organization is still committed to providing abortions and reproductive care but Wen, the first female physician to run Planned Parenthood, is embarking on a cross-country listening tour to learn how best add or expand nonabortion services.
The Shutdown Isn't Ending Any Time Soon, Even After The House Passed A Plan To Reopen The Government
Republicans and Democrats remain deadlocked over border wall funding, and lawmakers are beginning to talk about the two-week-old shutdown in terms of months.
House Democrats Just Passed A Bill That Undercuts Trump’s Abortion Policy
The language, which already received bipartisan support in a Senate committee, is caught up in the government shutdown fight and won't become law.
Nancy Pelosi Is Officially Speaker Of The House Again
“Let me be clear, House Democrats are down with N.D.P., Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi."
A Group Of Senate Democrats Are Asking HUD Why DACA Recipients Are Being Denied Federal Housing Loans
The senators wrote in a letter to HUD officials that they are "appalled" by the Trump administration denying FHA loans to DREAMers, following BuzzFeed News's report on the informal new policy last week.
Nancy Pelosi Has Agreed To Step Down By 2022 To Secure The Votes To Be Speaker Of The House
The California Democrat ensured she will have the votes to be the next speaker of the House, after securing the support of a small group of party holdouts.
Sen. Chris Murphy Said He Is “Not Planning” To Run For President, But Wouldn’t Explicitly Rule It Out
Murphy told BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM he doesn’t “have any plans to go to Iowa or New Hampshire.”
California's Blue Wave Arrived Weeks After Election Day. Here's How Trump And Election Law Changes Helped Democrats Win.
"There were so many ballots being returned to some polling places that the boxes were not large enough to hold them."
Democrats Have Officially Gained 40 Seats In The House Of Representatives
A win in California cements a huge election for Democrats in Congress.
House Democrats Could Take Action On The North Carolina Election Scandal
“The House still retains the right to decide who is seated,” Nancy Pelosi warned Thursday.
Enough Democrats Say They Oppose Pelosi To Make Her Race Close, But It’s Not Clear If They Can Beat Her
Sixteen Democrats signed a letter saying they will oppose Pelosi for speaker, but one of them is currently losing his House race.