As if the immigration news this week hasn’t been dystopian and depressing enough, Reuters published a report on Friday detailing all the ways private prison conglomerates are squeezing free labor and extra cash out of immigrants seeking asylum.
Pour one out for our first fallen boring white guy, aka the one who thinks abortion is murder. We hardly knew ye.
If there’s a more craven worm in D.C. than Mitch McConnell, it hasn’t crawled out of the sewer yet.
What happened to Lindsey Graham? Like any chameleon, he adapted to the world around him.
As I write this, we’re now in the fourth week of a federal government shutdown that appears to have no end in sight. President Donald Trump is losing it. The Democrats are (surprisingly) holding their ground over their refusal to provide nearly $6 billion in funding for a wall on the southern border. And as a result…
Given Rep. Steve King’s well-documented history of being a racist and a fascist sympathizer, you’d think that the GOP could do better than stripping him of his committee assignments when it’s politically convenient, and that Congress could do better than targeting him with a resolution so weak that even King himself…
I guess you can believe both “a twisted ankle sucks” and “amputating your leg is a questionable fix for that,” but it ain’t easy.
Iran’s state English television network Press TV says one of its journalists, an American-Iranian woman from New Orleans named Marzieh Hashemi, is being held in an FBI detention center in Washington D.C. The network says Hashemi “has been subjected to violent and abusive treatment from the very onset.”
On Tuesday, Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer was asked by Cheddar whether or not he agreed with the push to raise the top marginal tax rate to as high as 70 percent, an idea put forward by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez which a recent poll found has support from the majority of Americans.…
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke is celebrating his first month out of Congress by indulging some rampant speculation about what he’ll do next, including a potential run for president in 2020. On Tuesday, the Washington Post published a lengthy interview with O’Rourke where reporter Jenna Johnson essentially grilled O’Rourke…
So, it happened: The GOP finally did something about the open white supremacist in their House caucus, albeit years late and much less than the full censure and expulsion Iowa Rep. Steve King deserves.
There are two things you need to know about Sen. Rand Paul: He hates government-funded healthcare and he loves getting his ass kicked by his neighbor over petty Nextdoor-style bullshit. This time, love actually did trump hate: the Louisville Courier Journal reports that Paul, who is still recovering from his injuries…
Today in “no shit”: According to the New York Times, the Pentagon is starting to worry that the words and actions of national security advisor John Bolton—a man who has dedicated his entire career to starting a war with Iran—might actually cause a war with Iran.
It’s just days into 2019, but unfortunately we’re already in full swing for the 2020 election. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has already announced she was forming an exploratory committee to run for president, and she was quickly joined a few days later by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to be everywhere. Because of that, she’s faced a steady stream of attacks by the right. But now, a whole slew of House Democrats have also come together to take a caucus-wide potshot at Ocasio-Cortez in Politico. Who said bipartisanship was dead?
Who will be our first 2020 candidate to livestream their annual prostate exam? Sound off in the comments!
All things considered, Nancy Pelosi is having a pretty good 2019 so far. She was just re-elected Speaker of the House after dismantling opposition within her own party, and polling has shown that President Donald Trump is garnering more of the blame for the ongoing federal government shutdown than the Democrats.
Billionaire Tom Steyer will announce today that he’s not running for president, according to the New York Times. Good, but there’s a catch: He’s also planning on spending another FORTY MILLION DOLLARS to try to impeach Donald Trump. Not good! Dumb as shit!
Multiple outlets reported on Wednesday morning that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein plans to leave the Department of Justice after Attorney General nominee Bill Barr’s expected confirmation.