Top Democrat urges White House to withdraw ambassador pick involved in racist ad targeting Black politician
The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is urging the White House to withdraw President Donald Trump's pick for US ambassador to Norway because of the nominee's involvement in the creation of a racist campaign flyer in the 1990s and failure to disclose subsequent legal action associated with it.
4 things Congress can do right now to help working parents get through the pandemic
The pandemic has been a nightmare for working parents, with schools and many camps closed. With coronavirus cases spiking again and guidance shifting, there's little clarity about what the fall will look like, even as some cities begin to announce plans.
$1 billion shortfall, furloughs could bring US immigration system to a halt
The federal agency responsible for granting citizenship, providing immigration benefits, and processing visa applications is bracing to furlough over 13,000 employees next month -- a move that could grind the US immigration system to a halt.
Fact-checking Trump's references to the anti-police chant 'pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon'
As President Donald Trump criticizes "Black Lives Matter," he and his team keep bringing up an eight-word protest chant that has been highlighted repeatedly by conservative Fox News personalities.
Fact-checking a mask meme shared by Trump Jr. on Facebook
President Donald Trump has finally started to encourage people to wear masks, even while not wearing one himself. Meanwhile, his son Donald Trump Jr. is actively spreading doubt about the effectiveness of masks against the coronavirus.
Fact check: In jobs speech, Trump does more dishonest downplaying of the pandemic
President Donald Trump took a victory lap in the White House press briefing room on Thursday morning on the expectations-beating June jobs report -- and, as he has since January, dishonestly downplayed the coronavirus crisis.
Commerce IG says department is preventing release of report about NOAA officials who issued Hurricane Dorian statement
The Commerce Department Inspector General's office claims department officials are "actively preventing" them from releasing a report regarding National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials' issuance of statements that contradicted with a local National Weather Service statement about Hurricane Dorian in September 2019.
New climate group will offer district-specific policy 'menus' to every congressional candidate
As concern over climate change grows and high profile progressive political figures embrace ambitious ideas, candidates with limited resources and time are facing a new challenge: how to craft winning political messages tailored to their districts and backed by the most recent science, health and economic data.
Supreme Court blocks House from seeing Mueller grand jury documents until hearing
Grand jury material from former special counsel Robert Mueller won't be released to the Democratic-led House of Representatives at least for now, after the Supreme Court on Thursday granted the Trump administration's request to take up the case next term.