‘CNN’ Changes Racially-Charged Headline About The Royal Baby

CNN quickly changed their headline to an article about the royal baby after backlash on its phrasing began, Accuracy in Media reports. The article purports to address what the author calls the “dangerous myth” of characterizing the baby as a “Great Mixed-Race Hope.” Currently, the headline reads “Analysis: Don’t use the royal birth to trot […]

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron’s Symbolic Friendship Tree Has Died Following Quarantine

A symbolic oak tree given last year by French President Emmanuel Macron to United States President Donald Trump has died and been removed from the White House grounds, The Guardian reports. Macron gave the gift to Trump during a state visit to the U.S. last year, saying at the time that the young tree would […]

Millions In Farm Bailout Money Went To Shady Foreign Firms

Hundreds of thousands of dollars earmarked for struggling farmers in the United States was given by the Trump administration to a grain supplier owned by a Japanese company with a history of shady dealings, New York Daily News reports. According to federal records, this is the second time a foreign-controlled enterprise has managed to get […]

Trump Administration Wants 20-Year Sentences For Pipeline Protesters

The Trump administration wants to substantially increase the federal penalties for protesting oil pipelines, Think Progress reports. Under the changes proposed, protesters of pipelines could face penalties of up to 20 years in prison for disrupting construction of oil or gas infrastructure. This change at the federal level would largely mirror similar harsh penalties which […]

24 Have Died In ICE Custody During Trump Administration, Still Lower Than Previous Administrations

The deaths of three detainees since April coupled with the publication of several internal documents and watchdog reports documenting substandard living conditions at ICE facilitates has started to set off a public outcry, NBC News reports. The blowback has led many advocates to accuse the Trump administration of forcing too many people through a system […]

It Begins: Mueller Report Hearings Start This Week In The House

Democrats in the House of Representatives have just scheduled a series of hearings about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, The Associated Press reports. Hearings are scheduled to begin starting this week. House Democrats have indicated a desire to increase the pace of the investigation, potentially creating what House […]

Donald Trump Signs D-Day Proclamation In The Oddest Possible Place

President Donald Trump’s notoriously bold signature has exploded on social media, not because of how it was written so much as where it was written, Business Insider reports. Trump was joined by other world leaders in observing the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion on Thursday, with each signing a proclamation vowing to always remember […]

Liberals Are Getting Ready For Post-Trump Surge In Judicial Appointments

Thanks to Senate Republicans, who consistently blocked efforts for the Obama administration to fill judicial vacancies, President Donald Trump had more than 100 spots to fill on the federal bench, The New York Times reports. Now Trump and Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky are working feverishly to install conservative judges in remaining openings […]

See How Donald Trump Racked Up $3.6 Million In Expenses On Two-Day Visit To Ireland

President Donald Trump’s two nights in Ireland after a three-day state visit to the United Kingdom ended up costing taxpayers an estimated $3.6 million, Business Insider reports. The brief trip raised eyebrows abroad when the president declined to visit Dublin, the country’s capital, in favor of staying at Trump’s own golf resort in Doonbeg. Some […]

Documents Show Trump Administration Tried To Block Climate Science Testimony

Internal emails and documents show that the White House attempted to block a State Department senior intelligence analyst from addressing climate science during congressional testimony earlier last week, The New York Times reports. The department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research chose not to make changes to the testimony and the analyst, Rod Schoonover, was indeed […]

Wisconsin Is Flying The Rainbow Flag Over The State Capitol Building For The First Time Ever

Wisconsin’s government has hoisted the LGBTQ pride flag over the State Capitol Building for the first time ever, CNN reports. The move coincides with a similar one made by the state of New York the same week. On Friday, Governor Tony Evers created an executive order that directs the pride flag to be flown over […]

‘A Category One Insurrection’: U.S. Embassies Defy Donald Trump, Hoist Rainbow Flags For Pride Month

Some U.S. diplomats have sought to defy or otherwise circumvent a Trump administration directive in which the State Department will reject all requests of embassies seeking to fly rainbow flags during LGBTQ Pride Month this year, The Washington Post reports. Presently, the exterior facades of the U.S. missions in Seoul and Chennai, India, are each […]

Central Park Five: ‘Trump Put A Bounty On Our Heads’

The five men commonly referred to as the Central Park Five were teenagers when they were arrested, convicted, and sentenced to years in prison for a rape that they did not commit. The five, now grown, are Korey Wise, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, and Raymond Santana. They were honored on Friday at an […]

Voters In Texas Would Really Prefer Beto O’Rourke To Run For Senate Instead Of The Presidency

Democratic voters in Texas might have a better read on the political landscape at hand than their home-grown presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke, GQ reports. According to a new poll from Quinnipiac University, voters would rather O’Rourke run to replace Republican Senator John Cornyn in 2020. As detailed in the Houston Chronicle, 60 percent of around […]

‘We All Owe Al Gore An Apology’: Record Flooding Changing Minds On Climate Change

A recent spike in natural disasters across the central United States has taken place in recent weeks, including tornados, record-breaking rainfall, and rising rivers due to floods, NPR reports. And as rising waters create problems for residents and businesses from Mississippi to Iowa, many locals are beginning to consider more seriously the specter of climate […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Birth Control Should Be Free And Over-The-Counter

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman lawmaker from New York, has started making the case that women couldn’t have to pay high fees for access to birth control, Newsweek reports. Or, she suggests, perhaps women would not have to pay for it at all. “Psst! Birth control should be over-the-counter, pass it on,” she wrote on […]

‘Washington Post’: A ‘Dead Man’s Hard Drive’ Reveals The GOP Attack On Democracy

Digital files belonging to a dead Republican strategist have revealed at least some of the Trump administration’s motivation as they work to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, as The Inquisitr has documented. The files belong to deceased Republican operative Thomas Hofeller, whose work is best known for helping develop the voting district […]

Trump Criticized NASA’s Return To The Moon, But He Ordered It 18 Months Ago

On Friday, President Donald Trump openly criticized NASA for their promotion of a plan to return to the moon prior to going to Mars, but the approach was, in fact, endorsed by the president in a directive issued early in his presidency, The Washington Post reports. As recently as last month, Trump was touting his […]

#ImpeachTrump Nationwide Day Of Action Scheduled For June 15

More than 100 events are planned across the country on June 15 to call for the initiation of an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, Common Dreams reports. A coalition of progressive advocacy groups, including lead organizers MoveOn and By the People, issued the call to action on Friday, encouraging public participation in a demand […]

Public Opinion Is Leaning Left, With Support For Liberal Programs Reaching 60 Year High

The American people are showing a level of support for traditionally left-leaning policies that haven’t been seen in 60 years, Vox reports. Public support for a substantial and positive role for the government, including higher taxes, more social services, and increased regulation, may, in fact, have reached the highest levels on record according to a […]

National Donut Day Freebies & Deals 2019

Friday, June 7, is National Donut Day, which means free and discount donut deals at donut purveyors from coast to coast. Widely recognized as a shameless marketing opportunity for donut chains around the country, the annual occasion actually dates back to 1938. It was to honor the Salvation Army’s “Donut Lassies,” who began their tradition […]

Donald Trump May Have Avoided His Own Personal Benghazi

Prior to his election, Donald Trump was quick to attack the Obama administration, in particular, his then-opponent Hillary Clinton, for its role in the Benghazi controversy. Now, however, it seems the president may have only narrowly avoided being at the center of a similar scandal, Salon reports. In 2012, under President Barack Obama, a United […]

Supreme Court Might Not Consider New Evidence Showing Trump Administration’s Intent With Census Change

As The Inquisitr detailed, digital files belonging to a dead Republican strategist reveal some of the Trump administration’s motivation in adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. There has since been some question as to whether or not the Supreme Court, which is currently deliberating on the constitutionality of the question, would consider the […]

For Pride Month, Alabama Mayor Suggests ‘Killing Out’ The LGBTQ Community, Plus Maybe Socialists

An Alabama mayor is under fire after incendiary comments that he posted on Facebook directed towards the LGBTQ community, among others, CBS News reports. Mark Chambers, the mayor of Carbon Hill, Alabama, made the comments just as Pride Month kicked off. He has since made a statement to the local newspaper, the Daily Mountain Eagle, […]

William Barr Faces Another Possible Contempt Vote, This Time Over The Census

House Democrats are prepared to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress if they do not comply by Thursday with a subpoena demanding information about the Trump administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, POLITICO reports. “Unfortunately, your actions are part of a pattern,” […]

After Criticizing Obama’s Golf Habits As President, Trump Spends Staggering Amount Of Taxpayer Money On Golf

Donald Trump has spent an estimated $102 million in taxpayer money on golf so far in his presidency, a figure that is substantially higher than the earnings over the same time frame of Tiger Woods, the world’s highest-paid professional golfer, Above the Law reports. While golf is, of course, an expensive hobby to begin with, […]

Donald Trump Is Overseeing The Largest Reduction In Protected Lands In U.S. History

President Donald Trump is now responsible for the biggest reduction in protected lands in U.S. history, according to a study released this week, Rolling Stone reports. The study, published in the journal Science, is titled “The Uncertain Future of Protected Lands and Waters,” and is based on a review of 200 years of data about […]

Taylor Swift Gets Political, Writes Impassioned Letter About LGBTQ Rights To Senator

Pop star Taylor Swift spoke out to raise awareness on LGBTQ rights in advance of this year’s Pride Month, sharing a letter that she wrote to her senator on the topic, People reports. Swift had written the letter to Senator Lamar Alexander urging him to support the Equality Act, which would prevent discrimination based on […]

The Pentagon Tells Trump Administration To Stop Politicizing The Military

In the wake of a controversy surrounding the United States Navy having been ordered to keep the warship U.S.S. John S. McCain out of sight (in an apparent effort to avoid upsetting the president), the Pentagon has expressed frustration with what is being described as the politicization of the military, ABC News reports. As The […]

Supreme Court Must Consider New Information About Trump Administration’s Intents With Census, Says ‘WaPo’

According to an editorial published by The Washington Post, the Trump administration was acting “in bad faith” when they worked to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census and new evidence supporting that idea should be considered by the Supreme Court. As The Inquisitr has detailed, digital files belonging to a deceased Republican strategist […]

CNN’s Cuomo Calls Trump Supporters ‘Middle Aged Angry White Males’ While Arguing With Random Twitter Users

CNN’s Chris Cuomo used some less-than-charitable words to describe supporters of President Donald Trump, as Newsweek reports. Cuomo’s comments came in the form of a Twitter post, in response to another user saying that Trump would “love” if “the dem goons” tried to impeach. The original commenter closed his thoughts with #BringItOn. In response, Cuomo […]

‘Filibustered And Unfiltered’: Theater Volunteers Stage 24-Hour Dramatic Reading Of Mueller Report

This weekend in Queens, New York, the Mueller Report will be read in its entirety by local theater groups, Business Insider reports. The report, which details the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, is 448 pages long and will take about 24 hours for the performers to […]

Read The Rambling Voicemail Transcript That Could Implicate Donald Trump On Obstruction Of Justice

On Friday, the Department of Justice released a voicemail transcript left by President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, John Dowd, for Rob Kelner, the lawyer for former national security advisor Michael Flynn, CNN reports. In the voicemail, Dowd seems to be seeking information about Flynn’s discussions with the special counsel’s office in the midst of Flynn […]

Justice Department Defies Court Order To Provide Transcripts Of Michael Flynn’s Conversations With Russia

In defiance of a judge’s court order, federal prosecutors refused to release public transcripts of recorded conversations between the Russian ambassador and Michael Flynn, The Washington Post reports. Flynn, who briefly served as President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, is currently awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with […]

Elizabeth Warren: If Donald Trump Were Not President, ‘He’d Be In Handcuffs’

Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren doubled down on her previous call for the House to impeach President Donald Trump, going as far as to say that Trump would be “in handcuffs” if he were not the president of the United States, ABC News reports. Warren’s remarks were made on Thursday during an appearance […]

Every GOP Lawmaker To Receive A Paper Copy Of The Mueller Report, Highlighted And Hand-Delivered

A Republican group wants to make it very easy for their party to read and digest the contents of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, The Hill reports. The group, Republicans for the Rule of Law, announced on Thursday that they will be hand-delivering copies of Mueller’s report to […]

‘Advantageous To Republicans And Non-Hispanic Whites’: A Dead Consultant’s Files Reveal Goals Of Census Change

Computer files belonging to a deceased Republican strategist are shedding light on the Trump administration’s motivation in their attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, as Buzzfeed News reports. The files belonged to the late Thomas Hofeller, whose consulting work is best known for helping to develop the voting district maps which […]

Read The Letter Ordering The Navy To Hide The USS John S. McCain From Donald Trump During Japan Visit

President Donald Trump indicated that whoever took the initiative to obscure the USS John S. McCain during the president’s trip to Japan was “well-meaning,” and a copy of the recently infamous email detailing the orders has now been obtained, as CNBC reports. “I was not a big fan of John McCain in any way, shape […]

After Robert Mueller’s Remarks, Jerry Nadler Says It’s Time For Congress To Take Over

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, a Democrat from New York, responded to public remarks from special counsel Robert Mueller by indicating that it is now the job of Congress to take over, Talking Points Memo reports. Mueller spoke publicly for the first time since beginning his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, which […]

Republican Justin Amash Hosts Town Hall Amid Donald Trump Impeachment Push, Welcomed With Standing Ovation

Republican Representative Justin Amash of Michigan was greeted with enthusiastic applause at a town hall meeting on Tuesday in which he outlined his support for initiating impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, Talking Points Memo reports. As so far the only voice in the Republican Party advocating for impeachment, Amash addressed the substantial contentions issue […]

The Navy Had To Figure Out How To Hide The USS John McCain So It Wouldn’t Offend Donald Trump In Japan

According to an email obtained by The Wall Street Journal, during President Donald Trump’s recent trip to Japan, White House staffers worked to ensure that the United States Navy warship named for the late Senator John McCain stayed out of sight, The Hill reports. The email, which is dated May 15, included a general outline […]

Opioid Maker To Pay $85 Million To Oklahoma For Role In State’s Epidemic

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has agreed to pay $85 million to settle an Oklahoma lawsuit which claims illegal marketing of their opioid painkillers contributed to an epidemic that amounts to a public health crisis in the state, Time reports. The agreement was announced on Sunday and comes just a week before the case was scheduled […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Blasts ‘Lifetime Drama’ Media Coverage Of Hope Hicks Subpoena

In a series of tweets, freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democrat from New York, lashed out at The New York Times on Sunday in response to an article published about President Donald Trump’s former communications director Hope Hicks, The Hill reports. The article has been widely met with scorn online, with critics pointing out that […]

Buttigieg: ‘No Question’ Donald Trump Faked Disability To Avoid Vietnam

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is vying for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election, said that he has no doubt in his mind that President Donald Trump faked a disability to avoid serving in the Vietnam War, Slate reports. “There is no question, I think, to any reasonable observer that the president found a […]

Kushner Family Real Estate Company Just Got $800 Million In Federally-Backed Funding, Raising Ethics Concerns

On Thursday, the real estate firm owned by the family of White House advisor and son-in-law to the president Jared Kushner received approximately $800 million in federally-backed funding in a deal that is raising ethical concerns, Law & Crime reports. The funds were secured so that the company could purchase a $1.1 billion Mid-Atlantic apartment […]

Trump’s Possible Pardons Of War Crimes Could Themselves Be War Crimes

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) released a public statement addressing what international law has to say with respect to pardons for war crimes like the ones being considered by President Donald Trump, Just Security reports. The statement is titled “ICRC Explainer: What does international law say about pardons for war crimes?” and […]

After Campaigning On LGBTQ Rights, Donald Trump Keeps Rolling Back Protections For Them

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump repeatedly stated that he would work to protect the rights of LGBTQ Americans, but his actions since taking office seem to tell a different story, Time reports. When the country was engaged in a collective debate about which public restrooms transgender people should use, candidate Trump told Today that […]

‘Welcome To The Beginning Of The Fascist Takeover’: Utah Judge Suspended For Anti-Trump Comments

A judge in Utah was suspended for six months without pay for comments he made about President Donald Trump both online and in the courtroom, Business Insider reports. The court ruling indicates that Judge Michael Kwan made a number of comments critical of the president on social media both prior to the election and since. […]

Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill To Protect Employees Fired For Union Organizing

Presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders is looking at a recent wave of teacher strikes across the country to help himself build support for a new law that would protect workers fired for union organization, The Guardian reports. Sanders introduced the Workplace Democracy Act on Wednesday. Fellow 2020 Democratic Primary contenders have shown support for the […]

An Open Letter To Robert Mueller Urges The Special Counsel To Step Forward

Despite Robert Mueller’s insistence in behaving in a manner outside of traditional partisan politics, continuing to avoid testifying publicly would, in fact, be an “intensely political decision,” according to an open letter directed to Mueller published by Washington Monthly. “Robert Mueller deserves some props for trying to be a consummate professional, avoiding political theater and […]