Anti-poverty campaign highlights intersection of health and environmental justice in Trump era

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As temperatures climbed on Monday, a gathering on the U.S. Capitol lawn also grew in size, bolstered by singing and the occasional boisterous chant. “We’re fighting for health care!” one woman called out from a podium a few dozen feet from the…

Republican senators from Texas feign ignorance of basic legal terminology to attack media

On Monday, the Supreme Court handled a “narrow” 7-2 victory to a baker who refused to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple. “Narrow” does not refer to the margin of the vote, but the scope of the decision — which, as ThinkProgress detailed, was…

Hawaii now has the most ambitious climate law in the United States

Hawaii’s Governor David Ige (D) signed a bill on Monday implementing the most ambitious climate law in the United States. The new law, which comes into effect July 1, sets the goal for the state to become carbon neutral by 2045. Along with the carbon…

Fox News host and Republican congressman endorse Trump pardoning himself

During an interview on Monday, Fox News host Harris Faulkner and Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) vigorously agreed that President Trump has the power to pardon himself. The two were discussing a tweet Trump posted earlier in the day stating that “I have the absolute right…

BREAKING: Chelsea Manning Safe After Cryptic Twitter Post

Chelsea Manning was “safe” early Monday after a now-deleted image was posted on her Twitter account that showed a person standing on a ledge along with the caption “I’m sorry.” “Chelsea is safe,” Manning’s Twitter account read in a post just after midnight. “She is…

Tennessee has no sanctuary cities, but it just banned them anyway

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) announced Monday that he would allow a bill banning sanctuary cities in the state to become law without his signature — despite the fact that Tennessee has no sanctuary cities and state law already prohibits such status. “I think the…

Giuliani accidentally reveals the real purpose of Trump’s extraordinary Oval Office meeting

On Monday, President Donald Trump summoned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to the Oval Office and demanded to see documents related to the ongoing investigation of his own campaign. At issue is the FBI’s…

Trump administration condemns Venezuela’s ‘sham’ presidential election

The Trump administration on Monday condemned Venezuelan officials for hosting a “sham” presidential election over the weekend, which President Nicolás Maduro easily won after critics claimed the vote was rigged in his favor. Although Maduro walked away with a second election victory on Sunday — he first…

Pompeo’s first official speech targets Iran, could have been written in 2011

For his first foreign policy speech on Monday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo chose a target he knew he could not miss: Iran. Pompeo spoke about the future of the Iran deal at the conservative Heritage Foundation, taking questions from neither the press nor audience…

Neil Gorsuch’s first major opinion is a decision allowing bosses to steal wages from their workers

The Supreme Court held on Monday that employers can force their employees to sign away many of their rights to sue their employers. As a practical matter, Monday’s decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis will enable employers to engage in small-scale wage theft with impunity, so long…