Work requirements are Republicans’ preferred delay tactic for Medicaid expansion

A lot has changed since Virginia’s gubernatorial race last November yielded the highest voter turnout in 20 years. Then, health care moved people to the polls, as casting ballots at the time meant extending health care to 400,000 people. Despite historic Democrat gains, Republicans maintained control of…

Vistaprint’s explanation for sending a gay couple anti-gay propaganda doesn’t add up

Last month, a gay couple from Australia sued Vistaprint for sending them anti-gay propaganda instead of the programs for their wedding in Pennsylvania. The company has now explained that the mistake was a simple mix up and are working with the couple to rectify the…

Rumored Senate budget deal would boost military spending, leave DACA recipients dangling

Last month, Senate Democrats shut down the government in an effort to secure protections for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. That’s looking less likely this month, as lawmakers eye a budget deal averting a shutdown…

White House suggests 10-page memo is ‘too lengthy’ for Trump to read

The Nunes memo, released last Friday, alleges that the FBI improperly sought surveillance on a former Trump campaign adviser. But Democratic lawmakers say the Nunes memo is riddled with errors and omissions, and prepared a rebuttal memo to set the record straight. The House Intelligence…

A Second Status Update on ACICS Colleges

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it will hold a May meeting to help decide whether the problematic accrediting agency Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) should again be allowed to grant access to federal financial aid. In late 2016,…

Growing number of killings tied to young white supremacists

A report published last month by the Anti-Defamation League showed that the rate of killings tied to white supremacists surged during President Trump’s first year in office. Now, a new report out of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has tabulated just how many of those killings were…

Fox News cuts away from Trump economic speech to cover historic stock market drop

During his State of the Union speech last Tuesday night, President Trump bragged about how under his stewardship, the stock market “smashed one record after another, gaining $8 trillion in value.” Those comments were just the most recent of many examples of the president trying…

Trump says Democrats who didn’t applaud his speech are ‘treasonous’

Last week, Donald Trump in his first State of the Union address, called for bipartisanship and unity. “I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people…

A membership that walks the walk

Last week in federal district court, the Attorneys General of Maryland and DC laid out their case that Trump, by maintaining ownership of his businesses, was violating the Constitution. Observers were surprised that the federal judge overseeing the case seemed receptive to their arguments. Among…

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