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A Bipartisan group of Senators push for a deal to end the shutdown.

WASHINGTON ― A bipartisan group of centrist senators met Sunday to work out a potential compromise that would fund the government until Feb. 8, contingent on a promise to hold a vote on an immigration bill before then. In exchange for more Democratic votes to reopen the government, GOP leadership would need to offer some sort of commitment to help ...
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This Photo Of Me At The Women’s March Went Viral And Changed My Activism Forever

Being black in America is hard. Being a woman in America is hard. Being a black woman in this country is an exercise in ongoing frustration and fear. When Donald Trump was elected to office last January, I was on high alert, afraid that I was in imminent danger due to both my womanhood and my brown skin. I decided ...
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Government shuts down as Congress fails to reach spending agreement.

The U.S. government shut down at 12 a.m. Eastern time Saturday after members of Congress failed to reach an agreement on spending. The House passed a short-term spending bill Thursday night, but the Senate failed to pass the legislation Friday before the midnight deadline. As Friday turned to Saturday, lawmakers were still huddled on the Senate floor working on a deal ...
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Government shuts down after Senate blocks short-term spending bill.

WASHINGTON ― With less than two hours to go before a deadline to avert a government shutdown, 48 senators blocked a four-week government spending extension, causing the government to partially shutdown at midnight. Forty-four Democrats and four Republicans voted against the short-term spending bill that passed the House on Thursday evening, many of them saying they could not vote for a measure ...
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Senate Democrats failed Dreamers in December. They might do it again.

WASHINGTON ― Senate Democrats disappointed young undocumented immigrants in December when many of them voted for a government spending bill that left out deportation protections. Whether Democrats do the same again this week will depend on two things: their level of commitment to helping so-called Dreamers and their disgust over Congress’ continued inability to approve longer-term government spending. Senate Minority ...
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Eric Trump: My dad isn’t racist because he only ‘sees 1 color, green’

Eric Trump set Twitter alight Wednesday with a flimsy defense of his father against accusations of racism. President Donald Trump’s second son told “Fox & Friends” his dad couldn’t possibly be racist because he only “sees one color, green.” “That’s all he cares about. He cares about the economy. Right, he does not see race,” Eric Trump said. “He’s the least ...
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The Former ‘Today’ Co-Host Was Reluctant To Elaborate On What She Knew

Former “Today” show co-host Ann Curry said Wednesday that she was “not surprised” by the sexual misconduct allegations that led to the firing of her former co-host Matt Lauer ― but was reluctant to elaborate on what she knew, saying she wanted to “move on” from her tumultuous time at the show. “I’m trying to do no harm in these ...
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Ex-Staffers: Climate Denial Group Protected Former Exec Charged With Stalking

Eugene Koprowski’s temper earned him a reputation around the office pretty quickly. Koprowski started work as the marketing director at the Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank based outside Chicago, in July 2015. Former colleagues say he frequently raised his voice and threw tantrums if they questioned him. One described him as “violent generally.” He sent condescending emails to a ...
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Cory Booker tells Homeland Security chief she’s ‘complicit’ in Trump’s racism.

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) tore into Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday, calling her “complicit” in President Donald Trump’s bigotry for saying she doesn’t remember his making racist comments about Africa and Haiti in a recent White House meeting. Nielsen, who was testifying under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee, told the panel she didn’t recall the president calling ...
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Pastor Blasts Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comments In Front Of VP Pence

Vice President Mike Pence reportedly got an earful at church on Sunday, when a pastor blasted President Donald Trump’s reported disparagement of Haiti and African countries.Pence and his wife, Karen, were guests at the Metropolitan Baptist Church, a historically black church in Largo, Maryland. The church’s pastor, Maurice Watson, told his congregation that he felt “led by God” to speak out against ...
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