Judge blocks Indiana law that would let officials kick voters off the rolls

Kris Kobach’s effort to upend the way Americans vote has suffered another setback. The Kansas Secretary of State has been hard at work trying to expand upon his fatally flawed Crosscheck program, which he cooked up following the 2016 election, after President Trump made totally baseless claims of voter…

McCain backs effort to bypass GOP leadership, force House vote on DACA

A petition to bypass the House’s Republican leadership and force an immigration vote on DACA received a major boost, after Senator John McCain (R-AZ) tweeted his support Saturday for the bipartisan measure. I strongly support the bipartisan effort in the House to file a discharge…

The GOP farm bill actually punishes working families receiving SNAP

Next week, the House will vote on a farm bill largely constructed by Republicans. The bill, which traditionally has been a bipartisan effort, will re-authorize a number of farm and nutrition assistance programs — this includes funds for food stamps, officially known as Supplemental Nutritional…

Pro-reform House Republicans could bypass Paul Ryan and force a DACA vote

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) hasn’t allowed the House of Representatives to vote on offering permanent protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children. But thanks to a little-used procedure called a “discharge petition,” a group of renegade Republicans could now…

New Hampshire passes bipartisan transgender rights bill

With a bipartisan 14-10 vote Wednesday, the New Hampshire Senate approved a bill adding “gender identity” to the list of identities protected under the state’s nondiscrimination law. Having already passed in the Republican-controlled House, it now heads to Gov. Chris Sununu (R), who has promised…

How Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo blew it at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to vote against the nomination of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State on Monday — which would be the first such vote for a secretary of state nominee. CIA Director Pompeo, who would replace Rex Tillerson (who was…

A red state just added Medicaid expansion to the November ballot

Utah residents are going to vote on Medicaid expansion in November, after organizers got enough signatures to put the item on the ballot. The advocacy group, Utah Decides Healthcare, submitted more than 165,000 signatures on Monday to put a “clean” Medicaid expansion on the November…

Teachers across the UK vote for industrial action

The vote for strike action takes place under conditions of a growing crisis in primary and secondary schooling, caused by government education cuts, the social breakdown produced by austerity measures generally and the introduction of private interests into the schools sector. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE…