Trump’s “Big Lie” Lost Big in Georgia on Tuesday

Donald Trump lost big in Georgia on Tuesday as primary voters rejected three Republican candidates endorsed by Trump in favor of Republicans who refused to perpetuate the former president’s “Big Lie” about voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Incumbents Gov. Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Attorney…

Manchin Backs Gun Legislation but Won’t Budge on Ending Filibuster

The day after a horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, in which 19 children and two adults were killed on Tuesday morning, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) told reporters that he supports passing legislation to reform gun laws in the U.S. — unless doing so will require getting rid of…

AOC Tells Boebert to “Just Quit” After Tweet Rejecting Solutions to Gun Violence

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) castigated far right Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (Colorado) on Wednesday after Boebert took to Twitter to preemptively reject any legislative attempts at reducing gun violence that will emerge from Congress after Tuesday’s horrific shooting in Uvalde, Texas. As Democrats in Congress began discussing legislation to…

Jamie McLeod-Skinner Is on the Verge of Ousting Blue Dog Kurt Schrader in Oregon

Blue Dog conservative Democrat Rep. Kurt Schrader appears to be on the verge of losing his primary in Oregon to progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner after spending much of the last year voting to block much of his party’s agenda. With about 77 percent of votes counted in Oregon’s fifth district,…

House Ethics Committee Opens Investigation Into Madison Cawthorn

The House Ethics Committee has announced it is opening an investigation into Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-Georgia), a freshman lawmaker who has been embroiled in many scandals since he was first sworn into office early last year. Cawthorn, the committee said in its report, may have violated ethics rules on financial…

Senators Urge FTC to Protect Abortion Clinic Patients’ Data From Being Sold

Sixteen Senators have sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking the agency to protect abortion clinic patients’ data from being sold after revelations that at least two companies had been doing so. In the letter, first reported by Refinery29, the lawmakers asked FTC Chair Lina Khan to…

Lockheed Martin Gave Over $250k to Politicians as They Discussed Ukraine Bills

As lawmakers in Congress debated billions of dollars’ worth of aid to Ukraine, including military aid, major defense contractor Lockheed Martin was spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on campaign donations, new disclosures show. As reported by Insider, Lockheed Martin’s PAC spent $256,000 in April on donations to members of…

The Secret Service Has Spent $2 Million at Trump Properties, CREW Says

The Secret Service has spent millions of dollars in taxpayer funds in payments made directly to Trump Organization properties, an analysis by a government watchdog group has found. The agency spent the funds at properties owned by former President Donald Trump, starting from the start of his presidency in 2017…

Ginni Thomas Told Arizona Republican Lawmakers to Overturn 2020 Election Outcome

New emails indicate that Virginia “Ginni” Thomas — a far right conservative activist, Trump loyalist and wife to conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — was more involved in efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election than previously understood. According to a Washington Post report that was…

Child Hunger Has Skyrocketed Since Manchin, GOP Killed Expanded Child Tax Credit

A new analysis out Friday confirms that the number of U.S. households with kids that report not having enough food to eat has surged in the months since corporate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia joined Senate Republicans in refusing to extend the expanded Child Tax Credit benefit beyond…

Whistleblower Warns Development Threatens Louisiana’s Sacred Black History Sites

This story was originally published by Propublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for Dispatches, a newsletter that spotlights wrongdoing around the country, to receive our stories in your inbox every week. In July of 2021, a professional architectural historian named Erin Edwards delivered what she…

Advocates Urge Civilian Protections as Biden Sends Troops Back to Somalia

Human Rights Watch on Friday implored the U.S. military to prioritize protecting Somali civilians after President Joe Biden signed off on the re-deployment of hundreds of Special Forces troops to the war-torn African nation, where American drone and other airstrikes have killed at least scores of noncombatants in recent decades.…

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