In mid-August, as Washington reeled over the deadly white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump quietly announced his pick for the top civil rights job at the Department of Homeland Security. The woman he chose doesn’t have a background in national security or in protecting civil rights. Instead, she’s a Republican election lawyer who has […]
The US Department of Justice has reportedly opened a criminal investigation into three top Equifax officials for possible insider trading, two sources tell Bloomberg. The three officials—Chief Financial Officer John Gamble, President of U.S. Information Solutions Joseph Loughran, and President of Workforce Solutions Rodolfo Ploder—collectively sold nearly $1.8 million worth of Equifax stock days after the […]
Immigration activists shouted down Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) during a tense press conference in San Francisco on Monday, protesting a tentative agreement with President Trump to pass a law that extends protections for young immigrants known as Dreamers. In addition to ensuring recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program can stay in the country, Trump’s apparent agreement […]
By October 5, roughly 150,000 young undocumented immigrants across the country, known as Dreamers, have to come up with $495 to renew their two-year work and study permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. On Monday, Rhode Island’s Democratic governor Gina Raimondo announced that no Dreamers in her state will have to pay that fee. After […]
A pair of news reports dropped Monday evening that indicate that the investigation into Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort might be reaching a boiling point, with CNN reporting that Manafort was subject to government wiretapping before and after the presidential campaign, and the New York Times reporting that Manafort has been directly told by […]
This story originally appeared on ProPublica and was co-published with Forbes. Earlier this summer, the Trump Organization announced big plans to open a line of hotels across the country. The new brand, American IDEA, would be modestly priced and patriotically themed. “The product is very hometown and fits in every hometown in the United States,” Trump Hotels CEO Eric […]
Facebook was raked over the coals last week. First, reports surfaced that fake Russian accounts made six-figure ad buys to push election-related propaganda. Then came a ProPublica report detailing how its advertising platform allowed buyers to target “Jew Haters” and phony accounts organizing real-life anti-immigration protests. The revelations had both the Democrat and Republican leaders of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence saying they […]
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican governors are getting into the "news" business.
The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media. The Free Telegraph blares headlines about the virtues of GOP governors, while framing Democrats negatively. ...
This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity. The international climate-fighting pact would create jobs, Google said. Leaving the deal known as the Paris accord would be bad for business, top executives from Bank of America and Coca-Cola argued. When President Donald Trump committed to yanking the U.S. out anyway, PayPal and Western […]
The American attitude toward North Korea appears to be evolving — and not necessarily in a docile direction. The number of Americans who would support a U.S. military response to the rogue nation's aggression is "significantly higher" these days, according to a new Gallup poll.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and internationally renowned human rights advocate Aung San Suu Kyi is facing sharp criticism for her remarks Tuesday on the crisis in Myanmar, a military massacre which has been described by the top United Nations human right official as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” As of early September, the death […]
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is concerned that a new GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare could lead to "drastic cuts" to Medicaid insurance for the poor — a negative outlook that could influence Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a pivotal swing vote.
"Our country's Medicaid program has been in place ...
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers:
Houston Chronicle. Sept. 16, 2017.
Driving down the streets in disaster-stricken neighborhoods and seeing the mounds of debris piled outside flooded homes, all of us can now bear witness to the hard work that lies ahead. Homeowners must do their best ...
In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Donald Trump made a stark threat, saying the United States “will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” if forced to defend itself or its allies. It was the president’s most forceful remark directed at the country in the wake […]
Four Republican senators introduced a bill Monday that would allow churches to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program grants, putting the houses of worship on the same playing field as non-religious nonprofits.
Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, along with Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and ...
The Senate Intelligence Committee cancelled plans for President Trump's longtime personal attorney to testify behind closed doors Tuesday on Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, because the lawyer leaked his opening statement.
Michael Cohen had planned to blast White House opponents in his closed-door Capitol Hill testimony for "choosing ...