Amazon Nixes Small Seattle Tax To Help The Homeless

Seattle officials scuttled a corporate tax on Tuesday that they had wholeheartedly endorsed just a month ago, delivering a win for the measure’s biggest opponent — Amazon — and offering a warning to cities bidding for the retailer’s second headquarters that the company would go…

Ro Khanna Endorses Corrupt Joe Crowley, Then Ocasio-Cortez As Well

On Tuesday evening, New York Rep. Joe Crowley tweeted that he had won the support of progressive Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., in an increasingly heated primary in Queens and the Bronx. By Wednesday morning, following an outpouring of anger at Khanna, the endorsement had become…

The Left Vs The Establishment | Results Of This Week’s Primary Elections

As the returns began to come in Tuesday night in California, Katie Porter ventured into the war room at her campaign headquarters, where the walls were covered with mailers and precinct maps. On one side was a giant number: 22,000. “We felt that if we…

Bipartisan effort emerges countering Trump on offshore drilling

A North Carolina Republican and a Virginia Democrat introduced a bipartisan bill on Tuesday in an effort to counter offshore drilling efforts along the Atlantic Coast. The issue of coastal drilling has become increasingly contentious as the Trump administration has pushed for its expansion. Reps….

This bill won’t let employers force people to sign non-disclosure agreements related to harassment

Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced a bill on Tuesday that would prohibit certain kinds of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) that help silence victims of sexual harassment. This bill would prohibit nondisclosure and nondisparagement clauses on workplace harassment as a condition of employment,…

Progressive victories you may have missed in Tuesday’s elections

Voters in 8 states cast primary votes on Tuesday, and one state Senate district in a ninth state hosted a special election. The results included some big wins for progressives. Lauren Arthur, a Democratic state representative in Missouri from Kansas City, won by nearly 20…

Congress just got closer to having its first Native American woman

Deb Haaland, an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, won the Democratic primary Tuesday for a New Mexico district that has been held by Democrats for almost a decade. If she wins the general election in November, she will be the first Native American woman…

White House brags about Puerto Rico response when asked about staggering death toll

During a news briefing on Tuesday, a reporter asked a question White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn’t want to spend much time answering. “Does Trump still think his response to the hurricane in Puerto Rico deserves a 10 out of 10 score now…

Sessions admits immigrant babies and toddlers are being separated from their families at the border

During an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions admitted that the Trump administration was separating immigrant infants and toddlers from their families at the southern U.S. border, claiming that it was their parents’ fault for bringing them to…