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…

Internal emails show top EPA official lobbied to loosen air pollution rules before joining agency

On May 22, 2017, six months before he would be confirmed to a top regulatory position within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bill Wehrum — then a lobbyist for a prominent D.C. firm — wrote to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s scheduler, Sydney Hupp, with a request….

In Nassar aftermath, Michigan State still doesn’t care about victims of sexual assault

At the end of January, Lou Anna K. Simon resigned from her position as the president of Michigan State University amidst the fallout from Larry Nassar’s sexual assaults conviction. At the time, despite a tone-deaf statement from Simon, Michigan State seemed to finally be reckoning…

FBI deputy director targeted by Trump is stepping down from his position

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will be stepping down from his position at the bureau a little more than one month earlier than scheduled, NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams reported on Monday. An FBI official confirmed to ThinkProgress on Monday afternoon that McCabe will be…

Mitch McConnell’s empty promise

Mitch McConnell went to the Senate floor on Sunday night and laid out his position on the government shutdown. Thus far, McConnell has rejected repeated overtures from Democrats to keep the government open for three or four more days while negotiations on the budget, health…

The many enablers of Larry Nassar

Larry Nassar — who used his position as an elite doctor with USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University to groom and sexually abuse young girls and women for more than 20 years — has already been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for possession…