With #WhyIDidntReport, women lay bare their anguish and anger over Kavanaugh nomination

As with the #MeToo movement, women are laying bare their souls as controversy intensifies surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of attempting to rape her when both were teenagers more than three decades ago. It is a…

Fired cop who may have planted drugs shows why Florida’s felon voting ban is so insidious

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed that it is investigating Deputy Zachary Wester, a former Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputy. The now-fired officer has been accused of planting drugs on people at traffic stops. While the investigation is still ongoing, prosecutors have already dropped charges…

New York Times sparks controversy with report Rosenstein wanted to tape Trump

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein floated the idea of secretly recording President Trump in the White House, according to an explosive New York Times report the Justice Department official has vehemently denied. The controversial news story also cited sources claiming Rosenstein tried to recruit other…

Senior GOP aide working on Kavanaugh nomination forced out over sexual harassment allegations

A senior Republican aide tasked with helping craft the Senate Judiciary Committee’s media response to attempted rape allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been forced to resign amid reports that he was fired from an earlier job over sexual harassment allegations. NBC News…

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be deposed about plan to rig 2020 census

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is going to have to testify about his role in a controversial and possibly illegal Trump administration attempt to discourage immigrant participation in the next decennial U.S. census. The Trump administration wants to add a question to the 2020 census…

At Values Voters Summit, accusations against Kavanaugh fall on deaf ears

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At the conservative Values Voters Summit in Washington D.C., accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh largely fell on deaf ears. Attendees at the event — which featured speakers like Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Michele Bachmann, and Tony Perkins — told ThinkProgress Friday that Dr….

Judiciary chair Grassley tweets apology to Kavanaugh for slightly delaying his confirmation

The Senate Judiciary Committee may have to wait a little bit longer to ram through the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime Supreme Court appointment and its chairman is not happy about it. Hours after giving Christine Blasey Ford an arbitrary deadline of…

O’Rourke and Cruz clash in heated first debate as climate flies under the radar

AUSTIN, TEXAS —  Locals jammed into a packed bar in East Austin wasted no time in their reactions during the first senate debate between Ted Cruz (R) and Beto O’Rourke (D) on Friday night. As the hardline conservative incumbent slammed his opponent on immigration, health…

On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, progressives try to push agenda on migration

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — While the high-level debates and speeches capture most of the attention surrounding the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting, numerous side events provide a unique window into some of the most pressing global issues. On Friday, the Foundation for European…

New emails show NRA’s sway over Florida government officials

The Tampa Bay Times released hundreds of emails between NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer and the Florida Department of Agriculture on Friday, revealing a close relationship between one of the most influential champions for gun rights and the agency tasked with regulating the nearly 2 million Floridians who…