House Democrats are presently occupying their chambers with a sit-in to force a vote on gun control, after a series of speeches imploring their colleagues to “do [their] jobs,” as Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) says in the video above.
One week ago, 49 people were murdered when a lone gunman opened fire in Orlando, Florida’s Pulse nightclub. To date, it is the deadliest shooting in our country’s history. And today, in the wake of this massacre, the United States Senate blocked four different proposals to implement stricter gun control laws.
Hillary Clinton made history last night, clinching the Democratic party nomination (even if Bernie Sanders hasn’t quite yet found time to concede defeat). This is an interesting moment for a lot of young activists and progressives, particularly people of color, who are like... I guess?
The California Democratic primary is on June 7. If Bernie Sanders loses, he’ll trail Hillary Clinton by such a huge margin in both pledged and superdelegates that there will be virtually no way to make it up. But as Bernie made clear over the weekend, no, he is not going, pushing instead for probably the wildest…
Love is real and broken hearts do mend, and if you need proof, simply look to Florida Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson.
Thanks to some extremely zealous Bernie Sanders supporters, the Nevada State Democratic Convention this past weekend was a particularly epic disaster, devolving into yelling, graffiti, chair-throwing and many, many threats and insults phoned in to Democratic State Party Chairwoman Roberta Lange. Yesterday, we called…
In the midst of what should be a relatively innocuous conversation about legislative spending, Congress has rekindled the clash over illegal immigration. This March, the Library of Congress ceased usage of the term “illegal alien,” arguing that it is demeaning. Republicans, bless ‘em, want the term to be reinstated.
The Bernie Sanders campaign is reportedly laying off “hundreds” of staffers who were working in states that have already voted in the primaries. The news is potentially a sign that Bernie and company are preparing for defeat or that they don’t want to keep people on payroll unless needed.
Hillary Clinton can’t go it alone, and Bill certainly isn’t cutting it. And so, the time has come to choose the person who will forge into the dark night alongside her.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order Friday restoring voting rights to people convicted of felonies. In Virginia, the law barring felons from voting dates back to the Civil War; the governor said today that the state “cannot achieve its full potential until all men and women are eligible for…
“If you’re a woman, everyone dumps on you like, ‘How can you be a feminist?’ So you don’t want to have that conversation,” Susan Sarandon told The View of being a vocal Bernie Sanders supporter, as she held a tiny dog in her lap.
Once upon a time, many hours ago, two beleaguered Gawker Media reporters arrived at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, plodded through a security line, and were deposited in a warehouse of some kind with a bunch of TV reporters in suits.
One month ago, executive producer Shonda Rhimes starred in a campaign ad for Hillary Clinton together with Shondaland stars Kerry Washington (Scandal), Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy), and Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder). Now cast members of Scandal will appear at a Washington D.C. fundraiser for the…
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, those two members of your book club who keep getting into weird passive-aggressive fights in the kitchen over the protagonist’s motivations, have been engaged in an extremely useful and pressing argument over who is less “qualified” to be president.
The Republican National Committee has doubled down on its commitment to being a real headache by employing the conservative group America Rising Squared as a kind of attack squad. POTUS is almost out but let’s keep the contention going, shall we?
Memory is a funny thing, and it’s even funnier when you’re in the midst of a bitter fight for the highest political office in the country.
Spike Lee is waking people up with the sound of his soothing voice in a new campaign radio ad endorsing Bernie Sanders.
Seventy-four-year-old Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders has released a letter from his attending physician that describes him as “overall in very good health.” What a pleasant surprise!