Benevolent Hero Donald Trump Will Meet With 'Victims Of Obamacare'

On Monday afternoon, Donald Trump will deliver a statement on healthcare which, incidentally, Americans need more than ever seeing as we’ve all developed ulcers in the last six months. While efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act have—much to Trump’s chagrin—so far been unsuccessful, we can’t breathe easy yet.

ICYMI: GOP Congressmen Want to Ease Restrictions on Gun Silencers With 'Hearing Protection Act'

Back in January, Republicans in the House and Senate introduced identical bills that would dramatically reduce restrictions on gun silencers, dubbed, incredibly, the “Hearing Protection Act.” Since a bunch of other terrifying shit was also going on around that time, this brazen gun lobby handout has flown a bit under…

A Texas State Senator Seems to Have Broken a Glass Table With His Gavel While Cutting Off Pro-Choice Testimony

On Wednesday, a trio of anti-abortion measures continued to wend their way through the Texas State Legislature, buoyed by Republicans’ expectations for a more conservative Supreme Court. A Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing included testimony from NARAL Texas legislative intern Maggie Hennessy, whose…

Abortion Is at the Top of the Newly GOP-Controlled KY Legislature's Insane Priority List  

On Tuesday, the first day of Kentucky’s 2017 legislative session—and the first day in nearly 100 years that the Republican party controlled both chambers of the legislature—Republicans moved quickly to introduce two anti-abortion bills: one, Senate Bill 5, to ban abortions after 20 weeks, and another, House Bill 2, to…

California Passes Mandatory Minimum Bill in Response to Brock Turner Controversy 

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed new legislation that imposes mandatory minimum sentences on some sexual assault crimes as well as expands the definition of rape under California law. Both bills—AB 2888 and AB 701—were introduced by the California legislature in response to the outcry following Brock Turner…