Katie Leon

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First White NFL Player to Protest Nat'l Anthem Just Gave Up Something Major to Help Charlottesville

In August, Philadelphia Eagle Chris Long swept headlines after becoming the first white NFL player to protest during the national anthem.<p>Following …

Football (U.S.)

Don't make the poor work for health care

The Trump administration just won't learn its lesson. Fresh off some of the most detested policymaking in American history, the White House is about …

Health Care

New Hampshire Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Legalization

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to legalize marijuana on Tuesday, just five days after the Trump administration moved to rescind federal guidelines protecting state cannabis laws.<p>Under the bill, which is expected to soon move to the state Senate, people over 21 years of age would …

Cannabis

Circuit court rejects Trump’s request to halt transgender military enlistment

Last week, a federal circuit court rejected the Trump administration’s request to stay an order from a federal judge that opened the door for out …

Trump Administration

Roy Moore continues to defy reality

After losing the Alabama special senate election two days ago, Roy Moore remains stuck in the Denial stage of the Kubler-Ross Model of Grief. In a …

US Senate passes tax reform bill

The Republican-led US Senate approved the most sweeping tax reform in a generation on Wednesday, paving the way for President Donald Trump's biggest legislative success since he took office.<p>Because of a last-minute procedural snag, the House of Representatives still has to vote on the bill a second …

Net neutrality activists are celebrating as Democratic senators clear key hurdle to voting against the FCC

When the Federal Communications Commission voted last month to deregulate Internet providers by eliminating the agency's net neutrality rules, opponents of the decision vowed to fight it in Congress and in court. Now, those who are pushing for the FCC's vote to be overturned say they've won an …

Net Neutrality

President Donald Trump; Daca & Who Shall Build The Wall?

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) President Trump’s signature phrase as a Reality TV host was “You’re Fired.” This weekend, he sounded more like Howie Mandel with …

vox-mark

“It is very unlikely that we will hit the same number of enrollees as last year.”<p><i>This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to</i> <i>get VoxCare in your inbox here</i><i>.</i><p>It’s crunch time for …

Bernie Sanders: Trump Should 'Think About Resigning'

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says he hopes President Donald Trump considers resigning following Sen. Al Franken's resignation announcement …

The Republican tax bill is just phase one of the GOP’s war on the poor

Congressional Republicans in the US seem to have tax reform nearly in the bag. Now they’re already thinking about their next agenda item: sharp cuts to the social safety net.<p>It’s a quick and shameless pivot from a tax bill that’s grotesquely tilted toward the rich straight into benefit cuts that …

Republicans

It's your move now on harassment, Republicans

<b>(CNN) —</b> Your ball, GOP.<p>Sen. Al Franken announced Thursday that he was resigning from the United States Senate amid allegations, leveled at him by several women, of inappropriate conduct. After denying those allegations, Franken told the chamber, "I, of all people, am aware of the irony that I am …

Sexual Harassment

Do Americans really oppose a government shutdown?

Oh no, it’s government shutdown time again!<p>We are always told that a government shutdown is the worst thing in the world. And even if it isn’t the …

Here Are The 58 Democrats Who Want To Impeach Trump

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted down a resolution from Rep. Al Green (D-TX) that would have …

The political and spiritual significance of Trump's decision

The president is convinced formal recognition of Jerusalem will aid and abet the peace process. But even if that's not the case, I truly believe that …

Trump Administration Is About to Gut Public Sector Labor Unions

Photo credit: AFL-CIO via Flickr Creative Commons https://www.flickr.com/photos/labor2008/ As the participation in American workers in labor unions …

Trump Administration

Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. fired for sexual misconduct (Update: Ford Jr. denies allegation, MSNBC suspends him)

When it rains it pours. HuffPost’s Yashar Ali reports that former Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Jr. has been fired by Morgan Stanley after …

Melania and Donald Trump both botched Pearl Harbor remembrance tweets

November 11, 1941. A day that will live in infamy for as long as our attention spans can take another Trump flub<p>Whoever runs the first family's Twitter account may want to brush up on some history books.<p>On Thursday morning, Melania Trump followed the annual ritual done by all first ladies in the …

Paul Ryan just admitted that Republicans are going to destroy Medicare to pay for their despised tax cut

Pete Marovich<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Last week, the Senate passed a “tax reform” bill that costs over $1 …

Morning Digest: Independent Greg Orman could hurt Kansas Democrats' chances to succeed Sam Brownback

Democrats already have three notable candidates in the race, including former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, state House Minority Leader Jim Ward, and …

Cartoon: Donald Trump and Team, starring in 'Spy Stories for Dummies'

<b>HOLIDAY GIFT-GIVING ALERT:</b> Every kid wants Ruben Bolling’s new hit book series, The EMU Club Adventures. (<i>”Filled with wild twists and funny …

One Bombshell Text Message From Mike Flynn May Put An End To The Trump Presidency

The question of what Russia was supposed to get in return for helping Trump win the election was answered today as a bombshell text from Mike Flynn …

The Republican Long Game

It isn’t easy watching the country you love fall down a black hole from which it is not likely to emerge, but that is precisely what happened this …

Trump administration seeks to delay order to accept transgender recruits

The Trump administration has asked a federal court for an emergency stay to delay a court order to begin opening the military to transgender recruits by Jan. 1.<p>The move is the latest development in a complicated legal battle over President Donald Trump's order earlier this year that transgender …

Trump Administration

White House attributes Trump's slurred speech to dry throat

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders briefly extended Thursday’s briefing to answer what she called “ridiculous questions” about President Donald Trump’s health in a recent address.<p>Trump delivered a statement from the White House on Wednesday, announcing that the U.S. will recognize …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement Is All About Iran

Like me, Marc Lynch is not especially nervous about the reaction to President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital:Most likely, the …

Israel

Trump puts domestic concerns over foreign in Jerusalem move

President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has reverberated across the Middle East and the world, but the motives …

Donald Trump

House Passes 'Compromise' Gun Bill That Would Allow Concealed Carry Across State Lines

Next week is the five-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 children, in what was formerly …

Guns

Senator Al Franken to Speak From Senate Floor Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

WASHINGTON — Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, in an emotional speech on the Senate floor, announced on Thursday that he would resign from Congress, the most prominent figure in a growing list of lawmakers felled by charges of sexual harassment or indiscretions.<p>At turns defiant and mournful but …

Donald Trump