Trump’s War On Women Escalates.

Today, the Trump administration is expected to issue an executive order, referred to as a domestic “gag rule”, that would strip funding from clinics that even mention the word abortion or refer patients to safe, legal abortion care. It’s an all-out attack on women’s health and rights, and imposes an unethical burden on health care...

Animals.

Yesterday, President Trump hosted a roundtable of politicians and law enforcement officials to discuss their opposition to so-called “sanctuary cities.” During the conversation, Trump responded to a question about certain gang members with an answer that said this of "people trying to come into" the country: “These aren’t people. These are animals.” This isn’t the...

Bold, Progressive Ideas

Today, as the Center for American Progress (CAP) celebrates 15 years of big ideas, CAP is hosting their 2018 #CAPIdeas conference, which brings together elected officials, policy experts, cultural influencers, and grassroots activists for discussions about how to continue to make our country a place where we can all thrive. As part of the big...

Tragedy on the Gaza Strip.

Today, the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem opened, as violent clashes raged on the Gaza Strip. As Jared Kushner—Trump’s son-in-law and the adviser leading U.S. efforts on “Middle East peace”—spoke to the audience gathered at the new embassy, Israeli troops continued to use live ammunition to kill dozens of Palestinians, and by the time Kushner’s speech...

Cohen’s Troubles Multiply.

If you thought yesterday’s revelations about Michael Cohen’s shell company were bad—buckle up. Cohen keeps appearing at the center stage of new developments in the Trump-Russia investigation. Here’s the new updates that you need to know: The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen helped supply important Chinese investors to Jared Kushner’s family business. NBC News...

A Shell of an Allegation.

Yesterday, Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, dropped a bombshell of an allegation. He released documents showing that Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, allegedly used a shell company called Essential Consultants “to pay hush money to a pornographic film actress [who] received payments totaling more than $1 million from an American company linked to a Russian oligarch...

A Good Deal.

Today, President Trump will announce whether the United States will remain in the Iran Deal, a landmark agreement signed in 2015 by then-President Obama, which "lifts international sanctions on Iran in return for a long-term suspension of its nuclear development program." Reports indicate that Trump is likely to withdraw from the deal. Here’s why that...

Not Fit to Judge.

This week is shaping up to be a busy one for President Trump’s judicial nominees. The Senate will vote on six circuit court nominees this week—three times the number of circuit court nominees Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell allowed to receive a vote in President Obama’s entire last two years in office. The Senate Judiciary...

NRA’s Lies in the Spotlight.

Today kicks off the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual convention, which is taking place in Dallas, Texas this year. Despite the NRA’s plummeting approval ratings, the convention has secured some high-profile speakers, including President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Here’s what to expect from this weekend: Expect a lot of the same old...

Lies, Lies, Lies.

It’s been a rough week for President Trump—and fact checkers. First, it was discovered that Trump dictated the glowing letter of health to his former doctor, Harold Bornstein. Read this CNN article on why this matters so much—from the hypocrisy of him attacking Hillary Clinton about her health to the realization that Trump will say...