Kneel Before Your Owners.

Yesterday, NFL owners established a new league rule that effectively prohibits players' ability to kneel during the national anthem. The league will fine teams whose players kneel. The owners provided players with an option to remain in the locker room during the anthem, but this completely disregards the main point of kneeling on the field:...

Progressives Embrace Women’s Voices, Trump Gags Them.

Last night, women won groundbreaking and long overdue victories in primaries across the country. In a jarring contrast, Trump announced a domestic gag rule that viciously attacks women’s rights to safe health care and reproductive choice. The domestic gag rule would bar Title X-funded providers like Planned Parenthood from offering any abortion-related care with private,...

Corruption Crackdown.

Yesterday, House and Senate Democrats unveiled “A Better Deal for Our Democracy,” a new anti-corruption policy package focused on clear, strong democracy solutions, including: Stripping power from special interests, with particular emphasis on strengthening ethics laws and fixing the broken campaign finance system facilitated by Citizens United, and including a CAP proposal to ban lobbyist...

The President’s DOJ?

Donald Trump issued some alarming demands on Twitter this weekend based on false claims, instructing the Department of Justice to investigate whether or not the DOJ or FBI surveilled the Trump Campaign—and if the actions were undertaken at the behest of Obama Administration officials. This isn’t the first time Trump has used bogus claims to...

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...