Congress Has Tried To Pass Gun Control Laws After Major Mass Shootings. Here’s How They’ve Failed.
Even modest measures to expand background checks after deadly shootings have failed to win enough Republican support to make it through Congress.
Democrats In Wisconsin Are Figuring Out How They Should Campaign Against One Of The Senate’s Biggest Conspiracy Theorists
The race offers Democrats a high-profile test at how forcefully they should counter conspiracy theories promoted by candidates like Johnson.
Democrats' Plan To Tax The Rich Lets Billionaires Keep Paying Less Than Average Workers
The party is planning to raise taxes on corporate investors and the wealthy to pay for social programs, but is not fundamentally reforming a system that allows billionaires to skirt paying taxes.
Dinesh D’Souza’s Attacks On Kamala Harris Are Part Of A Bigger Problem In The Indian Community
As an Indian man, D’Souza has the privilege of appealing to white conservatives by being the minority in the room willing to attack Black people.
Symbolic Gestures Are Not Enough
As Black Lives Matter protests yield results, it’s become harder to ignore the gulf between well-meaning but ultimately worthless gestures and real, radical change.
Joe Biden’s Agenda Is Hanging By A Thread As Democrats In Congress Threaten To Tank Two Major Bills
Progressives and centrists are holding major pieces of legislation hostage, and both have the numbers to make good on their threats.
Opinion: Bernie Sanders Is A Straight White Man. Does That Matter?
Voters don’t have to identify with Bernie Sanders to believe he’ll do the best job representing people like them — and people completely unlike them, too.
Before They Failed “The Squad,” Democrats Failed Other Women Of Color
Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other first-term members of Congress are calling attention to a toxic legacy of racism within the Democratic Party.
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.
Charlie Kirk And Candace Owens’ Campus Tour Is All About The Owns
The young conservative stars of Turning Point USA’s Campus Clash speaking tour don’t actually engage in debate — they just cut to the winning.
Beto Voters In Texas Aren’t Heartbroken — They’re Ready For The Next Fight
“We awoke a beast. It’s not going back to sleep again.”
For Stacey Abrams To Win In Georgia, Democrats Will Have To Do More Than Just Vote
Abrams’ “unlikely voters” are ready to mobilize in the face of national attention and voter suppression: “Right now, it’s go time.”
Could This Unknown Montana Governor Be Our Next President?
Democrats might need a straight white man from the middle of the country, like Steve Bullock, to win the 2020 election. But do they want one?
Beto O’Rourke Could Be The Democrat Texas Has Been Waiting For
Beto O’Rourke’s grassroots campaign to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz is blazing across Texas. But can it convert energy into actual votes?
What Your Politics Say About Your Mental Health
Democrats are more likely than Republicans to be depressed, according to a BuzzFeed/SurveyMonkey survey.
Beto O'Rourke And Texas Democrats Are Demanding An Investigation Into The True Death Count Of The Winter Storm
No Republicans returned requests for comment.
Will Smith And Antoine Fuqua Won't Shoot Their Slavery Movie In Georgia Due To Its New Voting Law
It is the first major film or television production to pull out of Georgia in protest against the new law.
Watch Live: Democrats Make Their Opening Arguments In Trump's Impeachment Trial
On day two of the trial, Democrats will begin to make their case that Trump incited the deadly insurrection at the Capitol.
Biden Was Against Packing The Supreme Court. A New Progressive Group Wants To Change His Mind.
A new coalition wants to build momentum on the left to add seats to the Supreme Court and undo Trump’s legacy on the bench.
Mitch McConnell No Longer Controls The Senate After Georgia's Democratic Senators Were Sworn In
Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock officially give Democrats tiebreaking power in the Senate. Sen. Alex Padilla was also sworn in to Vice President Kamala Harris’s seat.
Trump Has Become The First President Ever To Be Impeached Twice, This Time For Inciting A Deadly Insurrection
Ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach Trump again. His Senate trial is expected to begin next week.
A Member Of Congress Risked A Confrontation With Rioters To Avoid Sheltering With Her Maskless Republican Colleagues
“Maybe I could fight off or run from rioters, but I wouldn't be able to see the virus as it was coming toward me,” Rep. Stacey Plaskett told BuzzFeed News.
The First Democrat Who Called For Impeachment Says Congress Should Have Acted Years Ago
Allowing Trump to fire the FBI director investigating him in 2017 without “corrective action, brought us to Jan. 6,” Rep. Al Green told BuzzFeed News.
Democrats Called On Pence To Remove Trump From Office. All But One Republican Voted Against Them.
Pence announced before Tuesday night’s vote that he would not use the 25th Amendment to kick Trump out of the White House, setting up another impeachment.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Said She Had A “Very Close Encounter” On The Day The Capitol Was Stormed And Thought She Would Die
The Democrat didn’t provide many details about the "traumatizing" encounter, citing security concerns.
Democrats Are Saying Trump Should Be Impeached Again For Encouraging Supporters To Storm The Capitol
“He called folks to D.C. and gave them marching orders. He needs to be impeached and removed immediately," Rep. Rashida Tlaib said.
Pelosi Is Daring Republicans To Pass $2,000 Direct Checks After Trump Called For Them
Pelosi offered to more than triple the size of stimulus checks Wednesday, but Republicans would have to agree to go along with it.
Progressives Are Finalizing Their Strategies To Move Biden To The Left Once He’s In The White House
Progressives hope two races in Georgia will give Democrats the Senate and increase their influence over the new administration. But if that doesn’t happen, they have a backup plan.
A Man Angry At Political "Elites" Allegedly Tried To Burn Down Democrats' Spokane County Headquarters
The man was initially suspected of threatening to bomb the building on Wednesday.
Democrats Turn To Door-Knocking To Win Georgia
"It’s about having high-quality face-to-face conversations, and we tend to be able to do that by knocking on people’s doors," said the executive director of New Georgia Project.