Democratic Party

The Senate Judiciary Committe Will Investigate Loretta Lynch’s Actions In The Clinton Email Probe

Is there anyone in Washington who <i>isn’t</i> under some kind of investigation these days? Well, yes, of course there are. But last year’s election left more lingering questions than <i>Lost</i>. Included among them are a number surrounding Loretta Lynch’s possible interference, which is now under investigation …

Hillary Clinton

It Took Two to Make Russian Meddling Effective

A Washington Post report on 2016 election interference raises the question: What could Obama have done differently?<p>If there is one thing <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post’s</i> story on the Obama administration’s anemic response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election makes clear, it’s that it took two to make the …

Russia

We Can't Stand By While This Landmark Law On Women's Equality Is Threatened

<i>Kamala Harris is a U.S. Senator representing the state of California. The views expressed are her own.</i><p>Signed 45 years ago, Title IX stated: “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under …

Kamala Harris

Begala: 'Dump Pelosi' plays right into GOP's hands

<b>(CNN) —</b> Democrats lost a special election for a congressional seat they have not held in decades, so some are calling for the head of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.<p>Huh? Dumping Pelosi, who has devoted her professional life to Democratic values, would be like throwing the captain of your ship …

Nancy Pelosi

'We sort of choked': Obama official says it's hard to defend the administration's response to Russian hackers in the 2016 election

A senior Obama administration official said that his team "sort of choked" when responding to reports that Russian-linked hackers had tried to influence to the November election.<p>The Washington Post reported on how, even though Barack Obama learned about the influence of hackers with ties to the …

Russia

Trump Administration Backs Texas In Immigration Crackdown Challenge

The Justice Department supports the controversial state law banning “sanctuary” cities.<p>The Trump administration asked a federal judge on Friday to uphold the constitutionality of the controversial state immigration crackdown passed by the Republican-dominated Texas legislature.<p>The U.S. government …

Immigration

Celebrating Diversity As Our Greatest Strength This Pride

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, at the historic Stonewall Inn, LGBTQ patrons stood up against the police raids to which they had regularly been subjected and fought for equality, sparking the modern LBGTQ rights movement.<p>On the same day, 46 years later and in the same location, I had the honor …

LGBTQ

Barack Obama: 'The Senate Bill Is Not a Health Care Bill'

<i>Welcome to This Week in Women's Health Care—the round-up for women who care about what's going on in Washington and around the country and how it</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Senate bill abandons tens of millions of Americans

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama carried around with him a letter from Natoma Canfield, who struggled to get insurance to cover her cancer treatment. Her story was one of 130 million Americans with health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, autism, or suffering from addiction or diseases present …

ObamaCare

Senate panel looking into Lynch’s involvement in Clinton email probe

WASHINGTON – A Senate panel is now investigating whether former Attorney General Loretta Lynch interfered in the FBI probe of Hillary Clinton’s …

Hillary Clinton

Kamala Harris: I can help you understand Trumpcare, but I can't defeat it alone

Next week, Republicans want the United States Senate to vote on a bill that would restructure our nation’s entire healthcare system — a system that makes up one-sixth of the American economy. This bill would affect the lives of nearly every American, from our parents or grandparents in need of …

Democrats

Meet The Megadonor Behind The LGBTQ Rights Movement

“Now is not the time to go sit on the sidelines,” Joe Biden thunders, slamming his fist on a podium branded with the vice presidential seal. “We need to push – and push hard.” It’s an early evening in May 2016, and 30 of the nation’s most prolific LGBTQ donors are gathered in the living room of a …

Joe Biden

This, Right Here. This Is Where Obama Choked.

The American people had damn near an absolute right to know this information.<p>It so happens that Friday is an official Ratfcking Holiday, and a very important one. It's June 23 or, as we who celebrate it like to call it, Smoking Gun Day. It was 45 years ago to the day that H.R. Haldeman stopped by …

United States

Why Do Democrats Keep Losing in 2017?

The party has made gains in special elections, but continues to fall short of outright victory.<p>Kansas. Montana. Georgia. South Carolina. A string of special election defeats in each state, and with each one, a missed opportunity to take over a Republican House seat, has left Democrats facing the …

Elections

New York political and health care leaders denounce Senate Republican health care bill

Almost as soon as Senate Republicans released their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act Thursday, New York's leaders in politics and health care …

Health Care

Daily Dose: 6/23

Daily Dose: 6/23/17<p>Bill Cosby is taking his show on the road<p>June 23, 2017<p>11:19 AMIt’s officially summer. That means you’ll have a lot more people …

Kamala Harris

How Obama Was Blindsided by the “Crime of the Century”

A bombshell report reveals how the president struggled to respond to Russia’s 2016 cyberattack.<p>Long before the American public were made aware of the extent of Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election, the Obama administration had comprehensive intelligence on the cyber campaign launched by</b> …

Russia

Kamala Harris: A Fierce Fighter on Behalf of Women

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “They Brushed Off Kamala Harris. Then She Brushed Us Off,” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Asra Q. Nomani (Op-Ed, nytimes.com, June 22):<p>As someone who has known and worked closely with Kamala Harris for many years, I can speak personally to her passion and effectiveness in addressing …

Kamala Harris

Corruption, economic crisis overshadow Mongolian election

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolians will vote for a new president on Monday in a race pitting a horse salesman against a former judo star and a nationalist wanting to get more from the vast landlocked country's mineral wealth.<p>The three candidates are seeking to succeed Tsakhia Elbegdorj of the …

Asia

How the Trump Administration Is Reversing Progress on HIV

As an HIV researcher and clinician, I have seen firsthand the virus’s disproportionate devastation of sexual minorities, the poor and many people of …

Public Health

Glow Deserves All The Applause For How It Handles Abortion

<b>Warning: Spoilers ahead for GLOW season 1. Come back after you've finished episode 8, "Maybe It’s All The Disco."</b><p>When an abortion actually occurs on television, it's usually because the pregnant character is given as little time as possible to think or talk about the procedure. Take <i>Jane The Virgin</i> …

Women's News

In New York City’s subway system, a summer of hell

When Michael Sciaraffo stepped into an F train earlier this month in lower Manhattan, he experienced a form of irritation familiar to most New Yorkers: On a steamy evening, the air conditioning in the packed subway car wasn’t working. He resigned himself to an uncomfortable commute home to Brooklyn.<p>…

Andrew Cuomo

The Trump Administration Is Pulling a Grant From a Group That Combats Neo-Nazis

John Kittelsrud/Flickr<p>The Department of Homeland Security announced today that it is restarting a $10-million grant program for “Countering Violent …

Trump Administration

Democrat Tim Ryan says the party has a branding issue that's...

Rep. Tim Ryan, who lost to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a vote to be minority leader, said on MSNBC that the Democratic Party has to do a …

Politics

Democratic Support For Single-Payer Health Care Is Rising

And more of the latest polling news.<p>More than half of Democrats believe that health insurance should be provided through a national, government-run insurance system, according to a new Pew Research survey. This represents a significant jump from past surveys.<p>Fifty-two percent of Americans who …

Health Care

California just added four more ‘discriminatory’ states to its travel ban

Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed controversial legislation into law that allows child welfare providers — including faith-based adoption agencies — to refuse adoptions to hopeful parents based on “sincerely held religious beliefs.”<p>In response, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra …

Democrats

California politics updates: Conservative assemblyman joins governor's race, Pelosi says she's 'worth the trouble'

This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:<p>Orange County Assemblyman Travis Allen announced on Thursday that he'll run for governor in 2018.<br>• House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rebuffed criticisms of her leadership of …

California

Heller ‘Will Not Support’ Draft Senate GOP Health Bill

Nevada Republican joins chorus of senators raising concerns over proposal<p>By JOE WILLIAMS and BRIDGET BOWMAN, Roll Call<p>Sen. Dean Heller came out in …

Politics

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Heller High Water

Dean Heller became the fifth Republican senator to oppose Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's health-care bill.<p>Today in 5 Lines<p>Dean Heller became the fifth Republican senator to oppose Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's health-care bill. President Trump signed a bill that will make it …

Politics

Why You Should Defend Obamacare Right Now (Even If You Hate It)

If you hate health care in this country right now, I get that and I’m with you. If you hate Obamacare because it hasn’t done enough to solve many of …

ObamaCare