Trump administration extends, but does not redesignate, protected status for hundreds of Somalis

The Trump administration announced Thursday it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somali immigrants through the September 2018 deadline until March 2020, allowing the approximately 500 Somalis living legally in the United States to breathe a sigh of relief. Without the extension, they would…

Medicare for All caucus launches with 66 members

House Democrats formally announced the formation of the Medicare for All caucus on Thursday, and were joined by representatives from various progressive groups — like National Nurses United, Social Security Works, and Center for Popular Democracy — who helped save Obamacare last summer and now…

Trump administration will allow ‘dark money’ political donors to hide their identities

The U.S. Treasury Department announced Monday that it would no longer require politically active nonprofit groups to disclose their donors to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a move heralded by conservatives as a major win for “free speech.” Under the new rules, tax-exempt organizations like…

White House complains that Trump’s tariffs are fair, but tariffs retaliating against them are not

On Monday, the Trump administration announced that it’s pursuing World Trade Organization complaints against a group of countries that are retaliating against tariffs imposed on them by the White House with tariffs against the United States. In short, the administration’s position is that tariffs it…

A congressional candidate requested the help of Russian intelligence agents during the 2016 election

On Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the latest indictment in special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mueller indicts 12 Russian intelligence officials for hacking Clinton campaign and DNC servers The new indictment come days ahead…

The NRA is ‘salivating’ over Trump’s next Supreme Court pick

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, who will be announced in a prime-time televised event Monday evening, has the potential to reshape a number of existing U.S. laws, including redrawing the lines on gun ownership in America. It’s fair to say that outgoing Supreme Court justice…

Trump’s steel tariffs may send another American motorcycle company overseas

Minnesota-based motorcycle company Polaris Industries has announced that, like its larger rival Harley-Davidson, it is considering moving some production overseas, as a result of Europe’s retaliatory tariffs. “Nothing is definitive,” Polaris spokeswoman Jess Rogers told the Associated Press on Friday. “We’re looking at a range of…

HHS official celebrates Kennedy retirement with anti-choice activists: ‘We’re just getting started’

It’s been less than a week since Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, but already anti-women activists are plotting how best to take advantage of a weakened judicial branch in order to undermine access to safe abortions. Kennedy was long thought…

Key Swing Vote Anthony Kennedy Retiring From Supreme Court

Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday he would be retiring from the Supreme Court. With him go his three decades of experience on the bench and, more politically pressing, his moderate legal philosophy. It was this centrist streak that made his vote the key in many…