Category: Law

Will Congress Take Action on Gun Laws After This Weekend’s Mass Shootings?

Will Congress Take Action on Gun Laws After This Weekend’s Mass Shootings?

Two mass shootings within 24 hours over the weekend not only left more than 30 victims dead, but raised real questions whether the nation's political leaders could ever adequately address the crisis of gun violence.

Bias

ACLU Asks Federal Court To Halt Ongoing Family Separations

ACLU Asks Federal Court To Halt Ongoing Family Separations

The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge Tuesday to block the Trump administration from continuing to separate hundreds of families in defiance of a previous court order.

Bias

Asylum-Seekers Who Followed Trump Rule Now Don’t Qualify Because of New Trump Rule

Asylum-Seekers Who Followed Trump Rule Now Don’t Qualify Because of New Trump Rule

Migrants hoping for U.S. protection have been waiting in Mexico for months, as the U.S. allowed fewer than ever to enter. Then it changed the rules entirely.

Bias

How Fundraisers Convinced Conservatives to Donate $10 Million — Then Kept Almost All of It.

How Fundraisers Convinced Conservatives to Donate $10 Million — Then Kept Almost All of It.

Beginning in 2012, operatives used a federal PAC to target small-dollar donors, claiming they’d use the money to oppose Barack Obama. But that’s not what happened.

Bias

Pelosi Appears To Soften on Impeachment After Mueller Testimony

Pelosi Appears To Soften on Impeachment After Mueller Testimony

While Nancy Pelosi remains unprepared to move forward immediately, her stance appears to have softened somewhat following Wednesday's day-long testimony by former special counsel Robert Mueller.

Bias

Warren Presses Pelosi on Impeachment: ‘Some Things Are Above Politics’

Warren Presses Pelosi on Impeachment: ‘Some Things Are Above Politics’

While former special counsel Robert Mueller was testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill about his investigation into Donald Trump, Sen. Elizabeth Warren was hundreds of miles away. But, she also, in her own way was building a case for Trump's impeachment.

Bias

Swalwell on Mueller Hearing: ‘This Is Act 1, Not Act 3,’ and ‘We Should Start Impeachment’ Hearings

Swalwell on Mueller Hearing: ‘This Is Act 1, Not Act 3,’ and ‘We Should Start Impeachment’ Hearings

Former special counsel Robert Mueller's Wednesday testimony before Congress hopefully will be seen as the beginning of an overall impeachment proceeding--rather than the end of the investigation of Donald Trump. That's according to Rep Eric Swalwell of California.

Bias

Rep. Krishnamoorthi on Mueller Testimony: A Lot More People Have Watched the Movie ‘The Godfather’ than Read the Book

Rep. Krishnamoorthi on Mueller Testimony: A Lot More People Have Watched the Movie ‘The Godfather’ than Read the Book

Having former special counsel Robert Mueller testify to Congress Wednesday after having already submitted a written report is a bit like how a novel often attracts a wider audience as a movie than as a book, according to a House Democrat.

Bias

What Can Be Done Right Now to Stop a Basic Source of Health Care Fraud

What Can Be Done Right Now to Stop a Basic Source of Health Care Fraud

Fraud is one reason we all pay so much for health care. But there are simple fixes that would make it more difficult for scammers to operate.

Bias

It’s Illegal for Federal Officials to Campaign at Work. A Trump Official Just Did So.

It’s Illegal for Federal Officials to Campaign at Work. A Trump Official Just Did So.

A trend may be emerging after the Trump administration took no action against a “repeat offender,” White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.

Bias

Opinions

The Real Reason Behind Russia’s Struggling Economy

By Eliyahu Setton

And no, it's not Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, or the Communist Party.

An Age Limit on the Presidency?

By Janet Ybarra

Carter, who today is 95, came out to say that even 80 years old is too old to be up for the all of what job of president demands.

We Need to Get Rid of the Useless Penny

By Winston Wang

Pennies cause more even more trouble than they are worth — quite literally.

Brett Kavanaugh Has No Business Serving on the Supreme Court

By Janet Ybarra

If now we cannot have faith in that investigation which was supposed to have cleared him, perhaps now we can no longer have faith in Kavanaugh's service on that high court.

Lying About His Statements, Donald Trump Seems To Think He Leads North Korea

By Janet Ybarra

Trump appears to be confused with his dear friend, the autocratic Kim Jong Un. This isn't North Korea. Trump can't say something--anything--especially on tape and think he can pretend he never said it.

September Democratic Presidential Debate Recap

By Allison Hellman

Another month gone, another Democratic debate to usher in the fall season.

Defeat Judicial Appointment for Steven Menashi (and All Those Like It)

By Janet Ybarra

Every once in a while, a Trump judicial nominee comes forward who is even more noticeably worse than the rest. Steven Menashi is one of those.

We Have Met Our Greatest Security Threat, and It Is Us

By Janet Ybarra

As we stop to remember the solemn events of September 11, 2001, perhaps we can recall nothing more important than the great spirit of togetherness and national unity that the terrible terrorist attacks of that day engendered across the nation.

The Brexit Will Tear the United Kingdom Apart

By Thomas Brown

I confess that, while I was never really on board with Brexit, the breathless warnings from the pro-EU camp were enough to push me into the pro-Brexit side.

Winning 2020 Will Be Harder Than Trump Thinks

By Janet Ybarra

Donald Trump will have to deal with a very unique challenge which other incumbent presidents have not had to face, at least in modern times, as he seeks a second term. And that's before he faces a single Democrat....