Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf has been engaged in a fierce battle with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in recent weeks. On Wednesday, she called the agency “racist” during an interview with CNN, just days after she warned hundreds of undocumented residents of Northern California that ICE would be…
Trey Gowdy, the Republican Chairman of the House Oversight Committee and Government Reform Committee, sent Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson a letter Wednesday afternoon requesting all materials pertinent to the [drumroll please] redecoration of his office.
Jared Kushner’s businesses, including his family real estate firm Kushner Companies, received loans in the hundreds of millions of dollars from private equity companies last year—at least one of which was founded by a man in talks to receive a job in the White House, The New York Times reported Wednesday evening.
On Tuesday evening, Jim Justice, the Republican governor of West Virginia, offered striking teachers in his state a 5% salary increase so that teachers across the state will stop their four-day-long strike, WHSV reported Tuesday evening.
Democrats flipped two State House seats in New England on Tuesday night, the fifth and sixth legislative seats the party has flipped blue in the new year.
I’m going to hedge a guess and say it’s probably a good thing that Jared Kushner’s security clearance was recently downgraded, because it sure looks like foreign officials are trying to exploit and manipulate his access to the president and business relationships abroad.
Disgraced Pennsylvania Congressman Pat Meehan—the same man who referred to a young female aide as his “soul mate” and subsequently announced that he would not seek re-election at the end of his term—will now be the subject of a House Ethics Committee investigation, The Hill reported Tuesday evening.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott tried to scare Republican constituents into voting during the March primaries, the Dallas Morning News reported Monday, by sending out a mass email to supporters saying that Democrats’ turnout should “shock every conservative to their core.”
The National Center for Environmental Research, a grant program within the Environmental Protection Agency that helps fund tests ascertaining the effect of chemical exposure on adults and children, will discontinue, the EPA told The Hill on Monday. The program is “best known for its handling of fellowships that study…
A federal appeals court in New York City ruled Monday that federal civil rights law protects employees from being fired based on their sexual orientation, the Wall Street Journal reports, a ruling that is in keeping with a similar one made in Chicago last year.
The California Democratic Party failed to endorse longtime Senator Dianne Feinstein in her bid for reelection this weekend, with only 37 percent of members voting to support her. A whopping 54 percent voted to endorse Kevin de León, the leader of the California Senate who is running to replace Feinstein, though it…
On the short list to head the Federal Aviation Administration is none other than President Donald Trump’s longtime personal pilot, Axios reported Sunday evening, and has apparently already interviewed for the position.
Speaker of the Florida House Richard Corcoran sent a letter to Governor Rick Scott on Sunday afternoon, asking him to suspend Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for “incompetence and dereliction of duty” in the months before and days following the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
President Donald Trump apparently praises the governments of countries that kill large-scale drug dealers, Axios reported Sunday evening, and has been telling friends and associates “for months” that the threat of death acts as a successful deterrent for committing drug crimes.
Here is more evidence that teens—specifically, the cohort of South Florida teens singlehandedly pushing elected officials to strengthen gun laws—are better than all of us.
CNN reported late Thursday evening that national security adviser H.R. McMaster might be on his way out of the White House, with multiple officials suggesting that the Pentagon has weighed moving McMaster back to a position in the military.
In a memo distributed to staff Thursday afternoon, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services—the agency tasked with processing citizenship for applicants—announced it has scrubbed a passage of its mission statement of references to the U.S. being a nation of immigrants. Oooo-kay.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is extremely not done investigating Paul Manafort, the onetime campaign manager for Donald Trump who was indicted for money laundering and who, we discovered yesterday, is also under scrutiny for allegedly promising a Chicago banker a place in Trump’s White House in exchange for a…