Trump administration considers a return to family separation on southwest border

Hardliners within the Trump administration are pushing to begin once again separating migrant children from their families on the southwest border, The Washington Post reports. If they’re put into practice, those discussions could lead to a return of the chaos of last June, when the…

Kavanaugh coverage illustrates absurdity of conservatives’ ‘online censorship’ claims

For months now, Republicans have been pushing an evidence-free conspiracy theory that big tech companies are censoring conservative voices. It’s become a campaign issue. Last month, Donald Trump Jr. went so far as to say that he’ll focus on the “online censorship” issue this fall…

Christine Blasey Ford has not been contacted about FBI investigation into Kavanaugh allegations

On the heels of reports that the FBI is pushing to wrap up its investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, lawyers representing his most prominent accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, said they are still waiting to hear from investigators. Citing…

Mormon women call on Mormon senators to delay Kavanaugh vote

A group of Mormon women are pushing the Judiciary Committee — which includes four Mormon senators — to delay the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of sexual assault allegations against him. “Given the seriousness of the allegations levied against Judge…

Research finds both liberals and conservatives are NIMBYs — especially if they own their home

Secretary Ben Carson has been pushing his agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to eliminate regulations on housing development, ostensibly to stimulate the construction of new housing and bring down housing costs. Railing against burdensome regulation is hardly a surprise from a…

House Republicans want to impose work requirements on foster kids facing homelessness

House Republicans are pushing a bill that would impose work and education requirements on foster youths who are facing homelessness, putting their ability to get federal housing subsidies at risk. The bill, called the “Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act,” sounds positive: it attempts to prevent at-risk…

Top Republican Wants Trump to Restart Obamacare Payments

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Ohio conservatives consider ‘license to abuse’ bill for parents of transgender kids

Conservatives in Ohio are pushing a bill that would make it incredibly easy for parents to block their transgender kids from accessing the care they need. It’s perhaps one of the most dangerous anti-trans bills that has been introduced in any state. The legislation is…

You’re less likely to stay overnight in the hospital for abortion than wisdom teeth removal

Although state lawmakers pushing new abortion restrictions often say they’re just looking out for patients’ health, new research shows those concerns may be unjustified. An Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) study looking at national emergency room data from 2009 to 2013 found that…