GOP congressman wants to kill single payer by scaring seniors

Jared Golden, a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives who is running for Congress, supports Medicare-for-All. As made obvious by the very phrase “Medicare-for-All,” Golden wants to extend Medicare-style health coverage to every American. If you currently have Medicare, Golden thinks you should…

Meet the lesbian Native American woman running for Congress in Kansas

MISSION, KANSAS —  Like mixed martial arts, running for Congress involves patience, determination, and the ability to fight without taking attacks personally. Sharice Davids, a professional MMA fighter, Native American, openly gay attorney, and first-time candidate made that comparison on Sunday, just two days before…

Bipartisan bill calls for ‘crushing sanctions’ against Russia

While the White House remains reluctant to even criticize Russia publicly, Congress has taken another step toward ratcheting up pressure on Moscow following its efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The latest move came Thursday, when a bipartisan group of senators introduced…

Lawmakers call for ‘urgent action’ to stop deportation of military wife and mother

Nine members of Congress, eight Democrats and one Republican, sent letters Tuesday addressed to President Donald Trump and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, urging them to stop the deportation of Alejandra Juarez, an undocumented mother of two U.S. citizen children and the…

These Democratic candidates for governor could make single-payer health care a reality

Medicare for All is a caucus in Congress, a mantra among 2020 presidential candidates, and a platform in a lot of gubernatorial races. New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon is the latest Democrat to fully endorse Medicare for All — meaning, she’s interested in turning…

New U.S. Olympic head snubs Aly Raisman after Senate hearing on sex abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, gymnast and activist Aly Raisman spoke in front of members of Congress at a press conference along with 80 other survivors of sexual abuse by former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, and then attended a Senate subcomittee…

Fossil fuel industry spent nearly $2 billion to kill U.S. climate action, new study finds

Legislation to address climate change has repeatedly died in Congress. But a major new study says the policy deaths were not from natural causes — they were caused by humans, just like climate change itself is. Climate action has been repeatedly drowned by a devastating…

Democratic attorneys general file one of the stupidest lawsuits of the Trump era

So here’s a story you’ve probably heard before. Congress enacted a policy that, if allowed to take effect, will cost some rich people a bunch of money. In response, a partisan group of state attorneys general file a lawsuit, rooted in an absurdist understanding of…

57% Of Dems Want Candidates More Like Bernie

The polling firm asked: “Do you wish the candidates who run for Congress this year will be more or less like Bernie Sanders?” A full 57 percent of Democratic respondents said “more like Bernie Sanders” in response. Sixteen percent said less while 27 percent responded…