The accused rapist’s lawyer has a secretary call me twice, and email me once, to make sure I know who’s really in charge.
It’s been more than four decades since the Supreme Court ruled that women had a constitutional right to have an abortion—but for Kentucky women, that right may soon only be theoretical. There’s only one surgical abortion provider in the entire state, and it’s on the brink of shutting down.
New, grisly details are emerging about a human-trafficking operation in San Antonio, Texas, that has already resulted in the deaths of 10 migrants.
On Thursday, by a margin of one vote, Senate Republicans successfully granted conservative lawyer John Bush a lifetime appointment on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. That’s a big step up for Bush, who spent the last decade as an anonymous, far-right blogger comparing abortion to slavery and calling for prominent…
Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer, according to a statement his office put out Wednesday evening.
A large group of protesters, furious about the healthcare bill that Senate Republicans have been struggling to pass, descended on the U.S. Capitol on Monday to demonstrate against the bill.
As part of a larger effort to reduce and contextualize memorials for white supremacists, the University of Mississippi will rename an administrative building that currently honors a former Mississippi governor who said mass lynching was a price worth paying to “maintain white supremacy.”
The German parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a landmark vote on Friday, putting the country on track to start recognizing same-sex marriages by early fall.
It’s a day that ends in y, and that means conservative activists in Texas are trying to ban universities from considering race and ethnicity as part of the college admissions process.
Three days after Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim girl, was murdered while walking to her local mosque in northern Virginia, her friends and family held a vigil in her memory Wednesday night.
More than 100 protesters with disabilities staged a “die-in” outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on Thursday morning, where several videos taken at the scene depict protesters being physically picked up and carried away by police and others being lifted back into their wheelchairs and pushed away.
In theory, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should be very, very unhappy about the healthcare bill he’s trying to force through the Senate. The Congressional Budget Office hasn’t issued a score on it; most Republicans say they have no idea what’s in it; the Democrats literally can’t figure out where to find it;…
The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take on a case that could have huge longterm implications for voters across the country—especially in states where control of state legislatures and congressional districts belongs to parties who don’t actually represent the majority of the state’s voters.
As a new report in The Outline explains, the hot new trend among truly awful people is impersonating ICE agents with the intent of scaring immigrant communities.
Ledura Watkins, 61, wants a hug from his mom. He also wants Chinese food. On Thursday night, he’ll get them both.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made it clear that she’s serious about protecting students from grizzly bears. But after putting two Obama-era regulations on the chopping block Wednesday, she sent a message that students seeking protection from a different threat—predatory for-profit colleges—are on their own.
An annual study on American children’s well-being, released on Tuesday, reported that 95 percent of American children now have health insurance —a 10 percent increase over the course of the last decade.
Four months after 19-year-old Tim Piazza died as a result of severe injuries from a fraternity “pledge night” at Penn State University, 18 members of the fraternity he sought to join are facing the possibility of being charged on various accounts relating to his death.