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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Group founded by Nixon’s infamous ‘Jew counter’ attacks Democrats for supporting anti-SemitismGroup founded by Nixon’s infamous ‘Jew counter’ attacks Democrats for supporting anti-Semitism

A conservative political action group has debuted a series of new ads attacking Democratic candidates for tolerating what it describes as Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) “anti-Semitic slurs.” The attack ads were released by the American Action Network, a group founded by President Richard Nixon’s so-called “Jew counter,” the late Fred Malek. The series of ads […]

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Trump is lobbying hard to bring Russia back to the G8Trump is lobbying hard to bring Russia back to the G8

President Donald Trump on Monday doubled down on his effort to bring Russia back into the G7. Speaking from the annual G7 summit in Biarritz, France, Trump said he supported Russia’s return to what was previously the G8, even though many other members of the group were critical of the idea. Russia itself has also […]

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Senate candidate Amy McGrath savages Mitch McConnell in new campaign adSenate candidate Amy McGrath savages Mitch McConnell in new campaign ad

Amy McGrath, a former Marine Corps fighter pilot who is now seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky, released a blistering new ad taking aim at her potential general election opponent and current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for his failure to help the state’s coal miners. “We were […]

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YouTube shuts down accounts linked to disinformation about Hong Kong protestsYouTube shuts down accounts linked to disinformation about Hong Kong protests

YouTube’s parent company, Google, has announced that it was disabling 210 channels that were part of a “coordinated” campaign to mold public opinion about the pro-democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for months. In a blog post on Thursday, Google said it had discovered the channels “in this network behaved in a coordinated manner […]

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Thanks to Mitch McConnell, U.S. now has no functioning election commissionThanks to Mitch McConnell, U.S. now has no functioning election commission

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) — intended to be a group of no more than three Democrats and no more than three Republicans overseeing the federal campaign finance system — has been operating with just a bare quorum of four for the past 18 months. With the resignation of Vice Chairman Matthew Petersen, at the […]

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Shakeup of immigration court system threatens migrants’ due processShakeup of immigration court system threatens migrants’ due process

Migrants may soon have a much harder time finding lawyers and understanding their rights in immigration court, as the Trump administration pursues a major overhaul of the agency that oversees those proceedings. The crucial office that provides basic legal information to migrants and helps connect some of them to pro-bono immigration lawyers will be merged […]

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Trump’s offer to host the next G7 summit is already an ethics nightmareTrump’s offer to host the next G7 summit is already an ethics nightmare

Following the fracas and infighting at the most recent G7 summit, President Donald Trump previewed an idea for how to make sure the next one is somehow even worse: hosting it at the Trump National Doral Miami — a Florida resort he owns (and profits from). After claiming that he lost up to $5 billion […]

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Michigan council candidate wants to keep her town ‘as white as possible’Michigan council candidate wants to keep her town ‘as white as possible’

A city council candidate in Michigan brought a community forum to a stunned standstill  by declaring that her small community outside of Detroit should remain white “as much as possible.” Jean Cramer, one of five candidates vying for three open seats in the November election, responded to a moderator who had asked whether Marysville should […]

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After Trump broke his promise to eliminate the national debt, GOP senators say ‘next term’After Trump broke his promise to eliminate the national debt, GOP senators say ‘next term’

Under President Donald Trump, both the national debt and the annual budget deficit have reached all time highs, despite his 2016 campaign promises to eliminate both. Rather than concede another broken promise, his Republican defenders in the Senate are now claiming that he will solve both — next term. Candidate Donald Trump made a lot […]

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