The truth about the Oklahoma shooting that conservatives and the NRA can’t stop talking about

On Thursday night, a man allegedly walked into a restaurant in Oklahoma City and opened fire with a pistol, injuring a mother and a daughter who were celebrating a birthday. Two other people were injured, one breaking his arm fleeing the scene. After firing multiple shots,…

Judge orders Alaska prison guards to stop giving Muslim inmates pork during Ramadan

A federal judge on Thursday granted a restraining order prohibiting prison guards in Alaska from giving Muslim inmates pork for their only meal during Ramadan. Anchorage Correctional Complex had been allowing Muslim inmates to “starve,” as consuming pork is forbidden in Islam, said the Council…

White supremacists behind violent Charlottesville rally face lawsuit with major implications

Hearings began on Thursday in a lawsuit targeting the white supremacist organizers and agitators behind the violence at last year’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. A federal judge heard arguments from a number of the 26 defendants named in the lawsuit, as well as…

Senate committee advances judicial nominees who won’t comment on Brown v. Board

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance three judicial nominees who would not tell senators they believed Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided. Now, the full Senate will vote on whether to confirm them. The committee advanced the controversial nominees, Michael Truncale,…

Yesterday, Trump invented a quote. Today, it’s a fact.

On Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper “has now admitted that there was Spying in my campaign.” “Large dollars were paid to the Spy, far beyond normal,” Trump wrote. “Starting to look like one of the biggest political…

Climate liability lawsuits face their toughest challenge yet

A federal judge will hear arguments on Thursday as to whether or not to dismiss a lawsuit brought against Big Oil by two cities in California, presenting the movement to hold fossil fuel companies legally responsible for climate change with its toughest challenge yet. The arguments…

Gina Haspel’s confirmation doesn’t resolve key issues regarding her role in overseeing torture

The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Gina Haspel lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), despite objections from many Democrats and some Republicans about her role in the agency’s torture program after 9/11. The 54–45 vote Thursday afternoon brings to a close a long and fraught…

Key Senate Democrat demands information about Cohen’s missing financial documents

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden on Thursday sent a letter to Treasury Department Inspector General Eric M. Thorson, requesting information about a series of suspicious activity reports (SARs) on longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen, which have allegedly gone missing. The move suggests Wyden…

BREAKING: 6 Dems Join GOP To Approve Wár Crímínal As CIA Head

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gina Haspel to lead the CIA despite engrained opposition over her involvement in the George W. Bush-era interrogation program. GOP Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.) sided with most Democrats in voting against Haspel. GOP Sen. John McCain…

RNC tries to downplay Trump’s admission on hush payment to Stormy Daniels

During a Fox News interview on Thursday afternoon, Republican National Committee spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany downplayed President Trump’s admission that his personal attorney made a hush payment to an adult film actress (Stormy Daniels) who says she had an affair with Trump. McEnany argued that $130,000…