Conservatives have long argued that the federal government should do less, and instead “devolve” (i.e., hand back) power and money to states. Liberals tend to dismiss this idea.
This was a near unbelievable day in Washington DC. After reinforcements from a number of states arrived, though, the Capitol has been cleared. The senate is set to reconvene at 8:00 PM.
Now the focus will be on the fallout from Donald Trump and his supporters behavior. Clearly, the current president is desperate to stay in power and terrified of the legal predicaments that await him.
Mitch McConnell has warned against admitting Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico as states because it would create new Senate seats for the Democrats and let them pack the courts.
The Senate Majority Leader has railed against plans to grant D.C. and Puerto Rico statehood before but on Friday he made his concerns about their potential political representation explicit.
Two bishops of the Episcopal Church in the United States have publicly criticized Donald Trump for using a historic Washington, D.C. church for a photo op.
Reverend Mariann Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington slammed the President for using St. John’s Church, which is in her jurisdiction, without informing them in advance. She tweeted her disapproval.
It's as if Trump, in deciding which states to travel to, blindfolds himself and throws a dart at a map of the United States.
Arson was ruled the cause of a fire that burned a Planned Parenthood health center early Friday morning in Pullman, Washington.
The 61 House Democrats led by Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Keith Ellison and Raul Grijalva are demanding a new funding mechanism for the cost of TAA for displaced workers; but they did not call for a corporate tax hike to cover the cost. Why? Because this is America and corporations get a free ride which is precisely why Washington politicians let corporations write the trade agreement in secret.
Republicans like to blame Obama, but Bush had already created ISIL, and Obama cannot un-create them, because Obama cannot un-invade Iraq
Walker throws facts and history to the wind as he talks up a fantasy GOP with common sense that nowhere exists and has no chance of existing
America needs a diplomat on the world stage, not a myopic neurosurgeon whose eyes glaze over when you show him a map of Europe.
The new Republican-dominated Congress has proven unable to pass significant legislation. So far they have passed just two bills into law.
Citing logistical advantages and the city's historical significance, the Democrats choose Philadelphia for the 2016 convention site.
During an appearance on Fox & Friends Friday morning, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach told host Steve Doocy that there was an epidemic of non-citizens illegally voting due to the immigration actions made by President Obama.
MLK was a radical who wanted to eradicate poverty through a guaranteed income program, and he wanted to give reparations to black Americans.
If Democrats had proposed any of their current populist plans last year, Republicans would have went into the midterm elections defending their religious allegiance to the richest one-percent of income earners and their highly-profitable corporations.
President Obama has been clear in his advocacy of sensible gun reform at home, as well as balanced global demilitarization. Shamefully, the President has been totally lacking in Congressional partners who want to make the world's streets safer with him.
Baltimore news station Fox45 ran a story Sunday night attacking protests against police brutality and racial disparity by running deceptively edited footage to suggest protesters were chanting "kill a cop" during a demonstration.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday is a St. Louis federal court in which it claims the Florissant-Ferguson School District is practicing racially discriminatory system in its election process.
Larry McQuilliams, who fired off over one hundred rounds of ammunition in Austin Friday, was a homegrown extremist with racist views.
Now, every Republican and related conservative is under the illusion that providing for the general welfare means providing for the fossil fuel industry, corporations, the wealthy, Christian clergy, and financial sector's general welfare, but that is not what the Founding Fathers or the first four American presidents believed; neither does President Barack Obama.