Meek Mill released from prison after Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled that the lower court must immediately issue an order to release rapper Meek Mill, whose prison sentence sparked a national debate over the severity of his sentence. Mill was sentenced to serve two to four years in prison for…

Climate deniers and tobacco flacks headline the EPA’s new science standard announcement

On Tuesday afternoon, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule limiting the kinds of science that the agency can use in its rulemaking, a step that he described as bringing transparency and trust back to the agency’s scientific process. If the…

The reality of black anxiety in white spaces: a Q&A with Elon James White

On Monday morning, as news spread across the nation about the arrest of two black men sitting in a Philadelphia Starbucks coffee shop, Elon James White ventured from his home in search of a breakfast sandwich and cup of coffee. The implicit bias of Starbucks’…

Pittsburgh police warn Mueller could be fired imminently, tell officers to bring riot gear to work

On Wednesday morning, Pittsburgh Police Commander Victor Joseph sent an email to the city’s detectives instructing them to begin preparing for a possible protest in the event the Trump Administration moves to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. In the…

Trump finally tweets about Stormy Daniels, accidentally incriminates himself

On Wednesday morning, President Trump claimed that a composite sketch of the man Stormy Daniels says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 is of “a nonexistent man.” Trump retweeted a sketch of the man posted by a pseudonymous Twitter account, “Deplorably…

Trump turns state visit into infomercial for his private club

On Tuesday afternoon, President Trump used a photo op with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to promote his private Mar-a-Lago club. Shortly after Abe arrived in Florida for his second visit to the property, Trump told reporters that “many of the world’s great leaders request…

Boulder becomes first landlocked city to sue companies over climate change

On Tuesday, the city of Boulder, Colorado — along with the nearby counties of Boulder and San Miguel — filed a lawsuit against two of the largest fossil fuel companies in the world over their role in perpetuating climate change. The lawsuit, which takes its…

Cohen defies court order, refuses to release names of his clients

On Friday, a federal judge ordered Michael Cohen to turn over a list of his clients to the court by 10 a.m. The judge, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood, said she would make the list public since the identities of clients, in most instances, are…

Former FBI Director James Comey says Donald Trump is “morally unfit to be president”

On Sunday night, ABC News aired a highly anticipated interview with former FBI Director James Comey, detailing his experience in the Trump Administration and his interactions with Donald Trump himself — before and during his presidency. Comey, who led the FBI’s still-ongoing investigation into Russian…

The RNC is pulling out all the stops to discredit Comey. It is not going well.

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal broke the news that RNC deputy finance chair Elliott Broidy paid $1.6 million to a Playboy Playmate in exchange for her silence about an affair. The hush deal was negotiated by another RNC deputy chair — Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal…

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