Senator Sanders pens a new column detailing the extreme inequality that not only threatens our economic well-being, but undermines our democracy. Sanders notes such decisions as Citizens United that need to be overturned in order to move closer to equality.
NRA TV hosts went on a multi-tweet rant against MSNBC host Rachel Maddow after she broke down in tears during her coverage of the “tender age” detention centers and children being ripped from their families at the border.
Rachel Maddow chokes up and cries on air as she struggles to deliver news that migrant babies and toddlers have been sent to "tender age" shelters pic.twitter.com/O6crm8cvyR
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 20, 2018
Police officers in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, shot and killed an unarmed, fleeing 17-year-old on Tuesday. A bystander captured a video of the police shooting and posted it on Facebook. It shows two people running away from police cars, with their backs to the officers, as police open fire.
Two days after a federal judge overturned his documentary proof-of-citizenship law and ordered him to register eligible voters, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is openly defying the court’s order. Kobach’s elections director instructed county clerks to continue demanding proof-of-citizenship from anyone registering to vote until they receive written instruction otherwise. “I think ‘immediately’ is kind of open to interpretation,” Kobach’s spokesperson says.
The organizer of last year’s deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., received a permit on Wednesday to host a similar rally this year in Washington, D.C., on the anniversary of the Virginia rally that resulted in a man driving his car into a crowd of protestors.
In an unprecedented move, the California Assembly’s Committee on Communications and Conveyance just bucked standard procedure and railroaded through a vote to amend net neutrality bill SB 822 by adding gaping loopholes asked for by ISPs like Comcast and AT&T, who are a top donor to the committee Chairman, Miguel Santiago.
House Republicans on Thursday forced through a “shameful” and “cruel” Farm Bill that would deprive about 2 million Americans of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), often called food stamps.
The bill will also harm endangered species, land conservation efforts and small-scale farmers and is a major win for the pesticide industry, which spent $43 million on lobbying this Congressional season. The bill will ax a requirement that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assess a pesticide’s impact on endangered species before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approves it and relax the Clean Water Act’s provision that anyone releasing pesticides into waterways obtain a permit.