New plans for Utah national monuments reveal resource extraction was goal of Trump’s attack

The Trump administration released draft plans on Wednesday outlining how it intends to allow resource extraction on vast swaths of land that President Donald Trump ordered stripped from the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments in Utah. Trump signed two executive orders in December 2017 that…

Kentucky congressman slimes opponent for raising money in same state where Elizabeth Warren lives

Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) released a new ad this week accusing his opponent Amy McGrath of the cardinal sin of having traveled to other states to raise money for her campaign. What’s more, he notes, she traveled to the same places where Sen. Elizabeth Warren…

Impact of smoke from California’s wildfires spreads across the country

Startling satellite images have been released showing just how far the smoke from California’s numerous wildfires is spreading. The smoke has traveled 3,000 miles across the country, covering areas as far as New York City. And the wind may carry the toxic particles even farther…

Beyoncé almost died giving birth. I most certainly would too.

On Monday Vogue released the cover for its infamous September issue, featuring a stripped-back and understated Beyoncé, alongside a very candid feature for the magazine in which she details her experience giving birth to her twins, Rumi and Sir, and how dangerous it ultimately became….

New jobs report indicates Trump’s ‘best economy in history’ isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

According to the jobs report that was released on Friday, average hourly earnings for American workers increased 2.7 percent from July 2017 to July 2018. But that increase lags behind the increase in prices, which went up by 2.9 percent from June 2017 to June…

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Michael Madowitz on the July 2018 Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Michael Madowitz released the following statement today on the July 2018 Employment Situation figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): July 2018 saw 157,000 new jobs added to the economy—slightly below expectations—with the unemployment rate dropping…

Times publisher releases statement about meeting with Trump, reveals nothing the president said

The publisher of The New York Times released a statement regarding his recent off-the-record meeting with President Donald Trump after Trump tweeted about the meeting Sunday morning. By discussing publicly the contents of their conversation, the president’s tweet retroactively put the meeting on the record,…

Rudy Giuliani suggests newly released tapes of Cohen and Trump may have been tampered with

The recently released tape recording of a conversation between President Donald Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen was tampered with, claimed the president’s current lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. In an interview with Fox News Saturday evening, Giuliani said Cohen…

Accidentally-released documents show Interior agency prioritized industry over public lands

Documents released by the Department of the Interior — and then retracted a day later — reveal that agency officials dismissed evidence that public lands provide numerous benefits in favor of prioritizing fossil fuel interests, along with ranching and logging. Thousands of emails sent between…