Transitioning ThinkProgressTransitioning ThinkProgress

Many years ago, we embarked on a new experiment: moving ThinkProgress from an organizational blog to a progressive news site, powered by reporters and editorially independent. We are proud that ThinkProgress helped shape the conversation in this country—exposing the companies that were supporting the NRA, uncovering sexual abuse within religious organizations, documenting voter suppression, and […]

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GOP candidate has a pretty hypocritical excuse for why he’s down in the pollsGOP candidate has a pretty hypocritical excuse for why he’s down in the polls

Dan Bishop, the Republican nominee in next week’s North Carolina congressional special election, claimed on Thursday that the reason polls show he could lose a district that President Donald Trump won easily is that so much money was coming in from out of district to support his Democratic opponent. But most of the money going […]

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CNN’s planning a 2020 LGBTQ forum. Here are some issues advocates say the candidates should address.CNN’s planning a 2020 LGBTQ forum. Here are some issues advocates say the candidates should address.

A prominent LGBTQ rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced Thursday that it will host a presidential town hall on LGBTQ issues next month. The event will air on CNN. LGBTQ advocacy groups told ThinkProgress that they know exactly what ideas they want to hear discussed at the town hall set for Oct. 10, […]

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It wasn’t a debate, but CNN’s 7-hour climate forum laid bare key differences among DemocratsIt wasn’t a debate, but CNN’s 7-hour climate forum laid bare key differences among Democrats

CNN’s seven-hour town hall on the climate crisis wasn’t the debate many activists have spent months calling for. But Wednesday night’s marathon event teased out notable differences among Democratic presidential contenders, giving voters a taste of how each candidate might approach climate policy if elected. Two of the main issues where candidates staked out wildly […]

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The Trump administration plans to gut food stamps, hitting red states hardestThe Trump administration plans to gut food stamps, hitting red states hardest

President Donald Trump’s latest attack on working families will hit especially hard in the states that voted for him: More than half of the people who are set to lose access to food stamps under regulations proposed this summer live in states that went for Trump in 2016. One in every twelve people who receives […]

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To build Trump’s border wall, Pentagon will divert funds from military schools and day caresTo build Trump’s border wall, Pentagon will divert funds from military schools and day cares

President Donald Trump, despite his empty claims that he’s the most pro-military president “ever,” is preparing to drain funds from schools and day care centers that serve military families, as well as stalling readiness projects, to pay for his promised border wall. The Pentagon is diverting billions of dollars from already funded projects at military […]

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Trump’s Fox & Friends pals finally concede Mexico ain’t paying for that wallTrump’s Fox & Friends pals finally concede Mexico ain’t paying for that wall

President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign was centered on one grand campaign promise: he would build a massive wall along the entire southern border of the nation, and its construction would be completely paid for by Mexico. Three years later, almost no construction has happened and Mexico has repeatedly made it clear that it will not […]

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Republican leaders silent as Alabama governor insists she won’t resign over blackface scandalRepublican leaders silent as Alabama governor insists she won’t resign over blackface scandal

Gov. Kay Ivey (R-AL) adamantly vowed on Tuesday that she would not resign her office, despite revelations last week that she once appeared in blackface in a college Baptist Student Union skit while she was a student at Auburn University. The national Republican leaders who demanded a Democratic governor resign for a very similar scandal […]

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Black kids in Missouri are being shot down in unspeakable numbersBlack kids in Missouri are being shot down in unspeakable numbers

One headline tells of a “Troubling rise of gun violence St. Louis, Kansas City.” Another reads, “St. Louis hopes $100,000 reward will solve the murders of 4 children.” Yet another says, “Black kids in St. Louis are getting shot and killed so often, police are offering a $100,000 reward.”  A epidemic of gun violence has mowed down […]

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How ‘Straight Pride’ parades like the one in Boston today mask a far-right agendaHow ‘Straight Pride’ parades like the one in Boston today mask a far-right agenda

During Pride Month, an organization with ties to violent hate groups, Super Happy Fun America, announced it would host a Straight Pride Parade in Boston. The city of Boston approved its application for a public event, and on Saturday the parade will take place at noon, when participants will march from Copley Square to City […]

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