Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar on Saturday called for revamping the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rules governing how small refineries are exempted from the nation's biofuel laws, a proposal aimed at boosting her standing in the politically critical state of Iowa.
Protesters chanting "black trans lives matter" and "we will not be erased" on Friday demanded an end to the killings of black transgender women in the United States and decried the Trump administration's proposals to reverse transgender rights.
In a tweet last March, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to the elitist assaults on her that attempt to diminish and discredit her intellect and governing abilities based on her working-class roots and identity:
“I find it revealing when people mock where I come from, & say they’re going to ‘send me back to waitressing,’ as if that’s bad or shameful. It’s as though they think being a member of Congress makes you intrinsically ‘better’ than a waitress.”
The Trump administration must temporarily halt the use of some Defense Department funds for a border wall with Mexico, a judge ruled on Friday, because the money was not specifically authorized by Congress for construction of the barrier.
We can hear the authoritarian echoes in both Trump’s and Bolsonaro’s policies to lower higher education.
Having to hit the campaign trail in 2020 as an impeached president would drive Donald Trump even more mad than he already is.
Nancy Pelosi was correct to call for an intervention – but it is up to her and other Democrats in the House of Representatives to lead it.
Impeachment looks like the best tool Dems have left – not only to fight the lawless Trump but to send a message to future presidents.
Trump's TV lawyer Rudy Giuliani demanded that Speaker Pelosi apologize for "harming the nation" by speaking the truth about the president's instability.
By Arshad Mohammed and Jonathan Landay
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department failed to meet a deadline on Thursday to provide information to three congressional committee chairmen looking into whether an annual arms control report slanted and politicized assessments about Iran, a congressional aide said.
Theresa May bowed out after nearly three years as prime minister on Friday, defeated by her inability to deliver Brexit.
Here are highlights of her tumultuous time in office:
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a law enacted by Alabama last week that bans nearly all abortions and makes performing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison.
Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said that the Mueller report has already given the House enough evidence to impeach Donald Trump without more investigation.
Trump own staff said traveling with him makes them feel like captives as White House staff try to avoid riding on Air Force One with the president.
The Supreme Court on Friday blocked lower court rulings ordering Republican legislators in Michigan and Ohio to redraw U.S. congressional maps ahead of the 2020 elections, dealing a blow to Democrats who had argued that the electoral districts were intended to unlawfully diminish their political clout.
Fighting back tears, Theresa May said on Friday she would quit after failing to deliver Brexit, setting up a contest that will install a new British prime minister who could pursue a cleaner break with the European Union.
Three out of four chairmen and ranking Republicans wouldn't even respond when asked how they reviewed the report.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday proposed a rule that would roll back protections for transgender patients under Obamacare, the second rule this month the agency has put forward to allow health care providers to deny services to them.
When he was asked about his personal attack on Speaker Pelosi, Trump responded by whining about the “horrible things” Pelosi said about him.
Trump is upset because Nancy Pelosi was mean to him
Trump said, “This shows how fake you and the news are. When you say a personal attack. Didn’t you hear what she said about me long before I went after her? Didn’t you hear? She made horrible statements. She knows they’re not true. She said terrible things. I just responded in kind. Look, you think Nancy is the same as she was. She’s. Maybe we can all say that. I think right now we are — I’m only speaking for myself. I want to do what’s good for the country. I think Nancy Pelosi is not helping this country. I think the Democrats are obstructionists.”
Trump has gone full-blown conspiracy theory by claiming that the FBI, CIA, and the United Kingdom all spied on his 2016 presidential campaign.