Six ‘J20’ Protesters Acquitted–But Brace For More 1st Amendment Attacks (Video)

Six ‘J20’ Protesters Acquitted–But Brace For More 1st Amendment Attacks (Video)

Apparently simply reporting the news today can get someone a criminal conspiracy charge. That is according to D.C. Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz, who presided over the recent “J20” case. On January 20, 2017, during Donald Trump’s inauguration, 194 people were arrested and charged under the federal Riot Act. Many of them were peaceful demonstrators and journalists simply in the […]

Trump Isn’t The Only One Being Investigated For Russian Collusion (Video)

Trump Isn’t The Only One Being Investigated For Russian Collusion (Video)

It appears Donald Trump may not be the only one to have colluded with Russia during last year’s presidential campaign season. That’s what a Senate Intelligence Committee is seeking to ascertain by investigating Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), chairman of the committee investigating the Kremlin’s involvement in Trump’s election, told reporters last Monday Stein’s campaign is […]

Had Congress Not Caved To Lobbyists, Last Week’s Train Derailment Might Not Have Happened (Video)

Had Congress Not Caved To Lobbyists, Last Week’s Train Derailment Might Not Have Happened (Video)

The train derailment accident last week in DuPont, Washington that killed three people never should have happened. Federal investigators reported the Amtrak Cascades passenger train was traveling 80 mph into a 30 mph bend enroute to Portland when it derailed and plunged into traffic on an interstate near Tacoma. In addition to the three dead, […]

The UN Votes To Condemn Trump Over Jerusalem Decision (Video)

The UN Votes To Condemn Trump Over Jerusalem Decision (Video)

Countries are lining up to repudiate the United States after President Donald Trump threatened to cut aid to nations that refused to support his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Thursday saw the United Nations sending a resounding message after 128 member countries voted to uphold a resolution stating Jerusalem’s status can only be settled as an agreed […]

Trump Drops Climate Change From National Security Strategy List (Video)

Trump Drops Climate Change From National Security Strategy List (Video)

Apparently we don’t have to fear climate change anymore. That is if we go by a move the Trump administration made this week when it dropped climate change from a list of global threats. Instead, President Trump’s National Security Strategy (NSS) will now focus more on global economic competitiveness and border security. But not only is Trump’s […]

Republicans Pass The Most Radical Revision Of The Tax Code In 30 Years (Video)

Republicans Pass The Most Radical Revision Of The Tax Code In 30 Years (Video)

Republicans are all set to cut a lot of taxes. Just not yours. Today President Donald Trump enacted the most drastic changes to the American tax code in three decades. Last night the Republican Senate took the final step in approving a $1.5 trillion tax bill that hands permanent tax breaks to corporations and the […]

Edu. Dept. IG Report: Betsy DeVos Has Not Processed Any Student Loan Fraud Claims (Video)

Edu. Dept. IG Report: Betsy DeVos Has Not Processed Any Student Loan Fraud Claims (Video)

Who knew an Education Secretary would garner so much press? Normally a low-profile job, Betsy DeVos has elevated her position to unprecedentedly controversial levels. Upon assuming her role as the nation’s education advocate, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos decided to rescind support requiring the U.S. Education Department to investigate loan servicing companies’ past conduct before the government awards lucrative contracts. Interestingly, these are […]

Brian Kolb Is The First NY Gubernatorial Candidate To Challenge Cuomo (Video)

Brian Kolb Is The First NY Gubernatorial Candidate To Challenge Cuomo (Video)

New Yorkers, there is now officially a Republican challenger to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. State Assembly Minority Leader since 2009, Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) announced last Tuesday he will be taking on the current two-term Democratic leadership. Kolb told the Daily News: “I’ve been traveling all over the state, talking to elected officials, party people, everyday folks. […]

The CDC Is Told Seven Words Are Banned From Its 2018 Budget (Video)

The CDC Is Told Seven Words Are Banned From Its 2018 Budget (Video)

“Vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based,” and “science-based.” These are terms the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are reportedly prohibited from using in any official documents intended for next year’s budget. The nation’s top public health agency was informed at a meeting with senior officials overseeing the CDC budget Thursday that in lieu of “science-based” or “evidence-based,” agency […]

Washington Post: Trump ‘Doesn’t Trust’ Intel On Russian Election Meddling (Video)

Washington Post: Trump ‘Doesn’t Trust’ Intel On Russian Election Meddling (Video)

Lest we forget we have sitting in the Oval Office a Russian puppet, information that broke this week in the Washington Post should serve as a stark reminder. In the days leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration, members of his inner circle beseeched him to publicly acknowledge what 17 U.S. intelligence agencies and former President Barack Obama […]

With Net Neutrality Gone, What Is The Internet’s Future? (Video)

With Net Neutrality Gone, What Is The Internet’s Future? (Video)

Well, it happened. Despite overwhelming opposition (including a bomb threat that temporarily evacuated the hearing room), and requests for delay from 18 state attorneys over concerns of a corrupted public comment process, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday repealed regulations protecting the free and open internet–known as net neutrality–three to two along party lines. The internet as we know it […]

Republicans Cut The Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent In Committee (Video)

Republicans Cut The Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent In Committee (Video)

Amid Roy Moore’s defeat and Donald Trump’s harassing tweets, let’s not forget Republicans are still trying to pass a $1.5 trillion tax bill that would create the most significant revision of our tax code in decades. Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore was worth nothing more to the GOP than a vote for more tax cuts for […]

The Internet’s Future Hinges On Tomorrow’s Net Neutrality Vote (Video)

The Internet’s Future Hinges On Tomorrow’s Net Neutrality Vote (Video)

Who would have imagined people would have to protest for a free and open internet? Yet that is exactly what is planned to occur outside Federal Communication Commission (FCC) headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, the day the FCC is slated to decide the fate of net neutrality. Net neutrality regulations prohibit internet service providers (ISPs) from […]

A New Study Shows Revolution Might Be Right Around The Corner (Video)

A New Study Shows Revolution Might Be Right Around The Corner (Video)

“You say you want a revolution?” Well, it might not be far off. That is according to a study published in Nature tracing characteristics of history’s most consequential revolutions. Using a rubric called the Gini coefficient, scientists from Washington State University and 13 other institutions examined factors that foment economic inequality. What they found has them worried. According to […]

New York Lawmakers Divided Over The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (Video)

New York Lawmakers Divided Over The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (Video)

Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed 231 to 198 the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, allowing concealed carry permit holders to transport their weapons across state lines. As a result, rifts are forming between legislators in even solidly Democratic states with strict gun laws, like New York. New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement: […]

Trump Rejects Study Proving Positive Refugee Impact On US Economy (Video)

Trump Rejects Study Proving Positive Refugee Impact On US Economy (Video)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” One of the promises President Donald Trump made on the campaign trail was to deny millions of refugees admission to the United States, claiming they were hurting Americans’ job prospects and were potential terrorists. It isn’t unusual, though, […]

University Of Southern Florida Case Is Emblematic Of US Rape Culture (Video)

University Of Southern Florida Case Is Emblematic Of US Rape Culture  (Video)

From Harvey Weinstein to Charlie Rose, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), recent workplace sexual misconduct allegations have dominated daily headlines. Amid all the high-profile accusations, though, it’s easy to forget one environment no stranger to sexual assault and harassment–the college campus. All across the country, students are accusing college and university […]

Bugs, Loopholes, Haste, And The GOP Tax Bill (Video)

Bugs, Loopholes, Haste, And The GOP Tax Bill (Video)

Amid the glaring problems with the Republicans’ rewrite of our tax code, there is another issue that should concern us–time. Is there enough of it to allow America to adjust to the changes since several provisions in the bill one step away from President Donald Trump’s desk are slated to take effect January 1–weeks away? According […]

Despite Having Bail, Police Left A Young Black Man In Jail (Video)

Despite Having Bail, Police Left A Young Black Man In Jail (Video)

“I’m so tired of racism, bro.” According to Chicago police dashcam footage, this is what Tyler Lumar said outside the clinic he had just left in a fury after a doctor accused Lumar of reselling his prescription cough medicine. He told police: “That’s racial profiling. I don’t gangbang, I went to Oak Park and River […]

Trump Shrinks Public Land To Ease Fossil Fuel Potential–Claims It’s For Public Good (Video)

Trump Shrinks Public Land To Ease Fossil Fuel Potential–Claims It’s For Public Good (Video)

When President Donald Trump announced Monday he would be reducing the sizes of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah, he delivered the following message: “The families and communities of Utah know and love this land the best, and you know the best how to take care of your land. You know how to protect […]