Mother of murdered teen, now a gun reform advocate, runs for US Congress

Lucy McBath, an activist for gun reform, is running in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for a U.S. House seat in Georgia’s 6th District. She is the mother of Jordan Davis, the black teenager who was shot in the back seat of a friend’s car by a…

Populist Left Has Strong Showing In Elections

A progressive candidate running on Medicare-for-all beat a former US Congress member in the Democratic primary for a crucial 2018 House election in Nebraska. Kara Eastman, president of a local nonprofit, narrowly prevailed over former Rep. Brad Ashford in the Democratic primary in Nebraska’s Second…

Democrats introduce bill reinstating key cybersecurity position after White House eliminates it

A pair of Democratic congressmen have introduced a bill meant to reinstate a key cybersecurity position in the White house after national security adviser John Bolton reportedly eliminated the role on Tuesday. The bill, which Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) introduced, would create a permanent…

DRC Ebola outbreak expands, 19 deaths reportedly connected to the virus

An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has worsened, with officials there reporting a total of 39 suspected cases between April 4 and May 13, including 19 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated Monday. Three health care workers are among those who have been…

GOP opponent says Tammy Baldwin is on ‘Team Terrorists’ for not supporting Trump CIA nominee

Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir accused her Democratic rival, Sen.Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), of being on “Team Terrorists” Wednesday because Baldwin hasn’t voiced support for Gina Haspel’s nomination to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). A tweet by Vukmir showed a bizarre image of Baldwin next…

How Republicans Will Get Rid of Robert Mueller

Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff lays out how he believes Republicans are setting up to fire Robert Mueller with a plan involving subpoenas of classified documents submitted to the Department of Justice with the goal of removing Rod Rosenstein, and eventually Mueller himself https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/05/adam-schiff-lays-out-his-colleagues-plan-to-oust-robert-mueller.html -Become a…

Fox News defends reporting on conspiracy theory by calling Seth Rich a ‘hero’

Earlier this year, the family of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich sued Fox News for inflicting emotional distress when it reported a conspiracy theory that Rich had been murdered for leaking documents from the DNC to Wikileaks. In its response filed Tuesday, the…