White House dismisses Christine Blasey Ford as a liar

After Christine Blasey Ford came forward publicly with a story of being assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a high school party in the early 1980s, the White House quickly released a statement dismissing her as a liar. “On Friday, Judge Kavanaugh ‘categorically…

Three Salvadoran children experienced sexual violence in Arizona shelters, official tells media

After experiencing the trauma of being separated by their families at the border, three Salvadoran children were subjected to further trauma when workers at their shelter sexually abused them, a government official from El Salvador said. The Associated Press reported that Liduvina Magarin, deputy foreign relations minister…

Strike at an immigration detention center strengthens the national prison strike movement

Across the United States, prisoners are going on strike, and so are undocumented immigrants being held in detention centers. As of Friday, there were 62 people on strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Takoma, Washington, activists told ThinkProgress. On Saturday, organizers held a rally near…

Trump administration considering regulating Google over partisan conspiracy theory

Four months after Diamond and Silk lied about being censored online, the White House is now contemplating regulating Google so that it favors conservatives. That’s according to White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, who confirmed Tuesday that the Trump administration is “taking a look” at…

GOP will likely have fewer women in the House in 2019, despite surge among Democrats

For all the hype about 2018 being the “year of the woman,” it turns out Republicans could actually have fewer women in the U.S. House after the midterm elections. Currently, the Republican House conference has just 23 women among its 236 members, and according to…