Proof That Hawkishness & Belligerence Makes Us Less Safe

Iran’s president struck a defiant tone at a military parade Wednesday, vowing that his country would make or buy whatever weapons it deemed necessary to deter “invading powers” that were encroaching in the region, in an apparent reference to the recent Western strikes on Syria….

Dems Propose Another Medicare For All Half Measure

A group of Democratic senators on Wednesday introduced an expanded public option for health insurance as the party debates the next steps to build on ObamaCare. The new proposal, called the Choose Medicare Act, was introduced by Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.),…

First-time judge appointed by Trump issues his very first opinion. It’s a doozy.

Judge James Ho has been a federal judge for only a few months. Until Wednesday, he had never handed down a judicial opinion in his life. But the Trump appointee’s very first opinion, a dissent calling for a sweeping assault on campaign contribution limits, is…

Survivors stun senators with testimony on prevalence of sexual abuse in sports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday afternoon on Capitol Hill, four survivors of sexual abuse in Olympic sports — Olympic medalist gymnasts Jordyn Wieber and Jamie Dantzcher, former speedskater Bridie Farrell, and former figure skater Craig Maurizi — testified at a hearing held by the Senate…

170 lawmakers sign resolution calling for Scott Pruitt’s resignation, including zero Republicans

A group of 131 representatives and 39 senators, all of them Democrats, signed a resolution on Wednesday calling on embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign. Pruitt has been at the center of a storm of allegations recently, ranging from trying to use his motorcade’s…

House Republican uses obsolete talking point to downplay Trump’s interest in firing Mueller

During a CNN interview on Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) used an obsolete talking point to downplay President Trump’s interest in firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Stewart was asked if he shares Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) belief that Trump will not move…

Pittsburgh police warn Mueller could be fired imminently, tell officers to bring riot gear to work

On Wednesday morning, Pittsburgh Police Commander Victor Joseph sent an email to the city’s detectives instructing them to begin preparing for a possible protest in the event the Trump Administration moves to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. In the…

Trump finally tweets about Stormy Daniels, accidentally incriminates himself

On Wednesday morning, President Trump claimed that a composite sketch of the man Stormy Daniels says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 is of “a nonexistent man.” Trump retweeted a sketch of the man posted by a pseudonymous Twitter account, “Deplorably…

Trump Judicial Nominee Isn’t Sure She Agrees With Desegregation

A federal judicial nominee on Wednesday refused to say whether she agrees with the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that ruled “separate but equal” schools are unconstitutional when grilled during her Senate confirmation hearing. “Do you believe that Brown v. Board…

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