Mitch McConnell Says He Doesn’t Support Reparations: “We’ve Elected An African American President”
McConnell said he doesn't support reparations because "none of us currently living are responsible." He also noted passage of the Civil Rights Act.
Conservatives Are Freaking Out Over An LGBT Bill That Passed The House
The bill would ban anti-LGBT discrimination.
These Conservatives Want To Stop Fighting LGBT People
They’re planning a compromise bill in Congress that would offer some LGBT rights and religious exemptions.
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.
House Democrats Vote To Keep The US In The Paris Climate Agreement
The bill is not expected to pass the Republican-controlled Senate.
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.
Republicans Are Warning Drug Companies Not To Cooperate With A Congressional Investigation
The House Oversight Committee is attempting to study how drug companies set prescription drug prices, but Republicans have warned the industry that it may be better for them not to cooperate.
“We Are Your Citizens”: Trump Keeps Repeating Lies About Puerto Rico
The president has inflated how much disaster money Puerto Rico has received and falsely claimed that the island has gotten “more money than has ever been gotten for a hurricane before.”
Republicans Are Trying To Kill An LGBT Bill In Congress By Arguing It Hurts Women
“Women, lesbians, and families become the collateral damage.”
Trump Supports More Disaster Funding For Americans Who Need It — Just Not The Ones Living In Puerto Rico
“Denying the funds they need to recover while requesting the ‘A+ treatment’ for other states is insulting to Puerto Ricans and for Latinos in general,” Sen. Bob Menendez said.
Congress Just Got A Lot Closer To Rejecting Trump’s National Emergency To Build A Wall
Congress may now have the votes needed to formally reject Trump’s plan. The White House has suggested the president will issue his first veto if it passes.
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.
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."
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.
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.”
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.
Meet The New California Counterculture: College Republicans
At the California College Republicans Convention this spring, a war was brewing between loud, unapologetic, Milo Yiannopoulos–endorsed activists and moderate, policy-focused nerds. Guess who won?
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."
A Florida Judge Ruled That Thousands Of Voters Can Fix Their Ballots Amid A Statewide Recount
The ruling sides with Democrats, who said a policy of tossing out valid ballots with signature issues was unconstitutional.
Democrats Were Never Going To Win The Senate
Democrats had to defend seats in 10 states Donald Trump won in 2016.
Here's What Voters In 8 States Are Most Concerned About
“Why are you going to the polls?”
Opinion: Elections Should Always Feel This Urgent
There can be no respite from fighting today’s Republican Party, a uniquely dangerous organization fueled by a radical hostility to modern social democracy.
One Of The Top Candidates For Democratic Leadership Has A Plan To Work With Republicans
Rep. Cheri Bustos, a moderate, is prepping to get things done in an increasingly likely reality: Democrats win the House, while Republicans hold onto the Senate.
Taylor Swift's Endorsement Of Democrats Has Relieved Fans — And Infuriated Others
“I had been waiting for her to post something like that for a long time,” said one so-called Swiftie.
Brett Kavanaugh Now Has The Votes With Sens. Susan Collins And Joe Manchin Backing Him
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin both said they will vote yes, all but guaranteeing Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court this weekend.
Republicans Are Going On The Offensive Against Brett Kavanaugh’s Accusers
The president mocked Christine Blasey Ford on Tuesday, while letters from the ex-boyfriends of two women who’ve accused Kavanaugh have been made public.
Trump Has Ordered An FBI Investigation Of The Sexual Assault Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh
Republicans agreed to a one-week investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Christine Blasey Ford accused him of sexual assault.
Here Are The Big Questions Now Around Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination And What Happens Next
Senate Republicans met after a long hearing with Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of sexual assault to see if they have the votes to confirm him.
Senate Republicans Still Think Outside Counsel Was A Good Idea, Even If Her Five-Minute Segments Were Awkward
Republicans ceded their time to outside counsel to question Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh, rather than having 11 male senators do it.
Do Senate Republicans Still Think Anita Hill Was Lying? They Won't Say.
The shadow of 1991 looms over the Senate. And conservative commentators still don't believe Hill.