Caitlyn Diaz

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This Supreme Court Case Is About Cake. But It Could Change LGBT Rights

Three men will face the Supreme Court of the United States on Dec. 5 to settle a dispute over a wedding cake. David Mullins and Charlie Craig met …

LGBTQI
Republicans

What’s in the tax reform bill and when will it take effect?

The US Senate finally passed the tax reform bill in the early hours of Saturday morning.<p>It was a huge sigh of relief for Republicans and an important …

Retirement
Jeff Flake

How a Congressional Conference Committee Works

Sometimes, the U.S. Congress needs matchmakers for two to become one. The House of Representatives passed a tax bill on Nov. 16. The Senate passed a …

Budget Deficit

Imperfect Union: The Constitution Didn't Foresee Divided Government

Watching the battle between Obama and a Republican Congress for two years may shake Americans' faith in the Framers.<p>“The president is completely ignoring the will of the American voters, who turned out on Election Day and overwhelmingly elected people who wanted to change the direction of the …

Supreme Court temporarily blocks Texas abortion law

The Supreme Court barred Texas on Monday from implementing a law that would have forced more than half the state’s 19 abortion clinics to close their doors this week.<p>The law, which was to take effect Wednesday, would require clinics to adhere to strict new physical standards and the doctors who …

Abortion

What is the 25th Amendment and how does it work?

Loading...<p>Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, has introduced a bill to establish an independent commission on presidential capacity.<p>The bill would allow …

Donald Trump

The long history of the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment to the Constitution states simply: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the …

Does Article II of the Constitution Really Protect the President?

John Dowd, President Donald Trump's outside attorney, introduced a puzzling defense of the Russia investigation Friday morning: the president cannot …

Trump’s third travel ban attempt given OK by Supreme Court

Only Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented<p>The Trump Administration’s incessant effort to pass some form of a travel ban that would bar citizens from largely Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the United States has been slapped down by federal courts not once but twice. …

United States

Anti-Gun Proponents Discover Federalism…Badly

Anti-gun zealots love top-down approaches. After all, lobby the right congressmen and women, get a law passed, and it has ramifications throughout …

Guns

Supreme Court's Wedding Cake Case Is About More Than Gay People, Activists Warn

More than two years after the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land, the justices are getting ready to decide whether business owners can cite their religious faith to deny service to same-sex couples.<p>Members of the LGBTQ community will be watching the Supreme Court closely on …

LGBTQI

Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Travel Ban to be Fully Enforced

The Supreme Court has allowed <b>President Trump</b>‘s travel ban for six Muslim majority nations to go into full effect. This comes even as the ban …

Travel Ban
Jury Duty

US says it doesn't need secret court's approval to ask for encryption backdoors

Critics have long argued that the government has wide latitude to conduct surveillance under broad approvals from the Foreign Intelligence …

Gay-Wedding Clash at U.S. Supreme Court Is No Piece of Cake

A brief discussion about a wedding cake has grown into a U.S. Supreme Court collision of some of the nation’s most cherished values.<p>In a dispute that …

LGBTQI

In 72 hours, Donald Trump undermined everything the Republican Party once stood for

Donald Trump promised to drain the swamp, but what he never told anyone is he planned on replacing it with a cesspool. This morning, the President of …

Did Matt Lauer Really Cost Clinton the Election?

Examining a provocative, if far from ironclad, political thesis.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>H<b>illary Clinton’s</b> election loss can be attributed to voters’ anger, her likability challenge, poor campaign tactics and the phenomenon of <b>Donald Trump.</b> Now we’re told we …

Donald Trump

Trump Is 'Closer To Impeachment Now Than We Think,' Republican Strategist Says

The election of Alabama's Roy Moore, who has been accused of child molestation, to the Senate would set into motion a chain of events that could lead …

Barack Obama Appears To Zing Donald Trump With Twitter Followers Boast

Former President Barack Obama appeared to throw subtle shade at President Donald Trump for having fewer Twitter followers than himself during a forum in India on Friday.<p>In a conversation with journalist Karan Thapar at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi, Obama boasted on stage about …

Donald Trump

Trump was reportedly told to stay away from Twitter after Mike Flynn's plea deal was revealed

President Donald Trump was reportedly urged by staffers not to weigh in on Twitter after the bombshell news that his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had struck a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors, according to a New York Times report published Friday.<p>Trump …

Donald Trump

One Year Later, What Trump Voters Think Now

A year ago almost exactly to the day, I was sitting in a hazy Tampa bar, as red, white and blue streamers fell around me and on Bev Minardi, a real …

Joe Biden
Jeff Flake

Trans student: This isn't about a wedding cake, it's about civil rights

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the past few years I've learned what it means to fight for my right to be treated just like everyone else. When my high school implemented a bathroom ban that forbade me from using the men's bathroom even though I am a transgender male student, I fought back. My fight took me to the US …

LGBTQI

How Republicans got over the tax plan's deficit increase estimates

Republicans are still upset over the "unflattering" Congressional Budget Office estimate of their health care plan, which inspired them not to trust …

Economy

The Latest: Senator foresees obstruction of justice case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the removal of a veteran FBI agent from the special counsel's investigative team (all times local):<p>1:20 p.m.<p>The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says the panel is starting to see "the putting together of a case of obstruction of justice" against …

Donald Trump