Top Dem Contenders Square Off Over Medicare-For-All For First Time

For the first time Thursday, frontrunner Joe Biden faced his two leading left-leaning competitors on the debate stage: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The argument between the former vice president and his two main competitors went quickly towards their competing health care policy proposals, after an opening question from the moderator […]

Planned Parenthood Exits Federal Family Planning Program Over Abortion Gag Rule

Planned Parenthood is leaving the federal government’s Title X program, which funds family planning services for low-income people, due to a new Trump administration rule prohibiting health care providers from making abortion referrals. The organization announced its exit Monday, after an appeals court on Friday allowed the Trump administration to go forward in implementing the […]

Top Excerpts From Bombshell Hearing On Census Citizenship Question

A collection of the most salient exchanges from Wednesday’s bombshell hearing in which the Justice Department reversed course and said it had been “instructed” to try to get the citizenship question back on the 2020 census: The following exchanges are as they appear on the court transcript: U.S. District Judge George Hazel: [T]his morning I […]

No One Seems To Feel Bad About Nigel Farage Getting Hit With A Milkshake

Far-right British politician Nigel Farage received a sticky cold shower on Monday, much to the internet’s collective glee. The Brexit Party leader was making a campaign stop at Newcastle when a man walked up and hurled a milkshake at him. In the video, a dripping Farage can be heard grumbling to his security team that […]

Egged Australian Senator Who Blamed Muslims For NZ Shootings Loses Election

Fraser Anning, the far-right Australian senator who blamed Muslim immigrants for the New Zealand mosque shootings, was voted out of office during Australia’s elections this weekend. After an Australian white supremacist shot up two mosques and killed 50 people in New Zealand, Anning made a shocking statement in which he blamed the massacre on immigration programs […]

Sri Lanka’s Top Security Officials Asked To Resign After Failure To Prevent Bombings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the president’s office said Wednesday. It wasn’t immediately clear who would […]

Netanyahu Wants To Name A New Golan Heights Settlement After Trump

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to name a new settlement in the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump out of gratitude for the White House’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory. Netanyahu was touring the Golan Heights on Tuesday and said there was a “need to express our […]

GOP Homeland Security Chair ‘Concerned’ With ‘Growing Leadership Void’ At DHS

Following the ousters of the Homeland Security secretary and Secret Service director, and the withdrawal of the would-be ICE director’s nomination, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) said Monday that he was “concerned with the growing leadership void within the department tasked with addressing some of the most significant problems facing the […]

Manafort Judge Refuses To Change Ruling On His Lies After New Evidence Surfaces

The judge overseeing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s D.C. case won’t change her ruling that the 69-year old lied to investigators about his contacts with an alleged Russian spy, according to a Friday court order. The ruling came after an unsealed memo from the special counsel on Wednesday suggested that lobbyist Rick Gates had […]