GOP Rep. Tom Reed Holds Town Hall, Pandemonium Ensues (VIDEO)

GOP Rep. Tom Reed Holds Town Hall, Pandemonium Ensues (VIDEO)

Representative Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) engaged in a spirited back-and-forth with his constituents Saturday morning during a raucous town hall event. Reed, whose district covers a portion of western New York, addressed his constituents’ healthcare concerns, especially those regarding the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – and the GOP’s potential replacement. Kicking […]

EPA Nominee Sits On 3,000 Emails To Hide Ties To Fossil Fuel Industry (VIDEO)

EPA Nominee Sits On 3,000 Emails To Hide Ties To Fossil Fuel Industry (VIDEO)

Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump’s nominee for head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), might be confirmed Friday, but senators haven’t seen some 3,000 emails that disclose his ties to the fossil fuel industry. Pruitt, Oklahoma’s Attorney General, is a controversial pick to lead the EPA. A staunch climate denier, he’s sued the agency 13 […]

Has Trump’s Tweeting Finally Broken The Law? (VIDEO)

Has Trump’s Tweeting Finally Broken The Law? (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s use of Twitter may have finally gone too far. But this time, it’s not the content of his many hateful, controversial tweets that’s an issue. Rather, the problem is that Trump deleted content from the popular social media platform, potentially violating the Presidential Records Act of 1978. The trouble began just last […]

5 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now (VIDEO)

5 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now (VIDEO)

With so much going on in the world, staying informed can be hard. Fortunately, there are tons of great podcasts out there to help you keep abreast of current events when you’re on the go. We’ve chosen just five of our favorites. Check them out below: Slate’s Trumpcast If there’s a silver lining to the […]

Today Is Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday – Does Our President Understand Him? (VIDEO)

Today Is Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday – Does Our President Understand Him? (VIDEO)

Abraham Lincoln is a mythic figure in American history. Every schoolchild encounters tales of “Honest Abe” studying by candlelight, working to keep the country united, and abolishing slavery – only to die by an assassin’s bullet. And on this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born. So today seems an appropriate time to reflect on […]

Instead Of Climate Science, Let’s Just Colonize The Moon (VIDEO)

Instead Of Climate Science, Let’s Just Colonize The Moon (VIDEO)

Amid all the discouraging legislation under consideration in both Congress and the White House, there’s at least one bill that deserves bipartisan support. H.R. 870, introduced Feb. 3 in the House, proposes that NASA build a colony on the moon. The bill was proposed earlier this month by Representative Bill Posey (R-Fla.). His proposal is […]

A Judge Has Halted All Action On Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban … But What Next? (VIDEO)

A Judge Has Halted All Action On Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban … But What Next? (VIDEO)

Now that Trump’s travel ban has itself been banned (for now), what happens next? The White House has already indicated that it will fight the decision. In a statement Friday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said: “At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this outrageous […]

Federal Judge Issues A Temporary Nationwide Restraining Order On Trump’s Muslim Ban (VIDEO)

Federal Judge Issues A Temporary Nationwide Restraining Order On Trump’s Muslim Ban (VIDEO)

A federal judge has issued a temporary nationwide stay on President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting citizens of seven nations from entering the U.S. Judge James Robart, of Seattle, was made a federal judge in 2003 by then-President George W. Bush. The ban – originally issued Jan. 27 in an executive order – caused widespread […]

The Most Brilliant British Anti-Trump Protest Signs (TWEETS/VIDEO)

The Most Brilliant British Anti-Trump Protest Signs (TWEETS/VIDEO)

It’s almost impossible to catalog all the good things British civilization has produced. For instance, tea and crumpets. Or popular new wave bands like New Order and Depeche Mode. And apparently, our neighbors across the pond have a knack for incorporating cheeky British-isms into brilliant protest signs. In solidarity with us here in the States, […]

1.7 Million Brits Put Theresa May On Notice – BAN TRUMP (VIDEO)

1.7 Million Brits Put Theresa May On Notice – BAN TRUMP (VIDEO)

Since British Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to the U.S. last week, we’ve been reminded endlessly of the many ways the U.S. and U.K. have each other’s backs. But President Donald Trump is testing the so-called “special relationship” in new ways. After enacting a travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, mass protests erupted across […]

Donald Trump Just Retweeted Border Wall Advice From Israel’s Prime Minister (TWEETS)

Donald Trump Just Retweeted Border Wall Advice From Israel’s Prime Minister (TWEETS)

President Donald Trump loves Israel. In a video on his campaign site, he spells out his commitment to Israel in no uncertain terms. “I am very pro-Israel.” Apart from Russia, Trump has offered few nations such a clear endorsement. And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is clearly appreciative. In a tweet late last night, he […]

Protests Erupt At NYC’s JFK Int’l Airport After 12 Immigrants Detained (VIDEO)

Protests Erupt At NYC’s JFK Int’l Airport After 12 Immigrants Detained (VIDEO)

Protesters descended on New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport Saturday after 12 people from countries targeted by President Donald Trump’s ban on immigration were taken into custody. Trump’s ban – an executive order entitled the “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States” – prevents citizens of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, […]

Economist Intelligence Unit Downgrades US To ‘Flawed Democracy’ (VIDEO)

Economist Intelligence Unit Downgrades US To ‘Flawed Democracy’ (VIDEO)

The Economist Intelligence Unit downgraded the U.S. from a “full democracy” to a “flawed democracy” in the most recent edition of its Democracy Index. The 2016 report – subtitled “Revenge of the ‘deplorables’” – is the ninth edition of the EIU’s annual Democracy Index. The report provides a measure of how democracy fared around the […]

Trump Revives Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines (VIDEO)

Trump Revives Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump has approved the Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline, two controversial projects that inspired widespread opposition during Barack Obama’s presidency. The Keystone XL pipeline was originally proposed by the TransCanada Corporation in 2008. It was designed to extend the Keystone pipeline that currently runs from Alberta to Illinois and Texas. […]

Scientists Are Fighting The War On Science Along New Fronts (VIDEO)

Scientists Are Fighting The War On Science Along New Fronts (VIDEO)

  One of the biggest stories of the newly christened Trump administration was that mere hours after being sworn in, President Donald Trump’s team purged the White House web page of all references to healthcare, civil rights, and climate change (along with references to healthcare and civil rights). While the Obama White House climate change […]

The Dictatorship Begins: US Border Control Turned Away Anti-Trump Canadians (VIDEO)

The Dictatorship Begins: US Border Control Turned Away Anti-Trump Canadians (VIDEO)

  Canadians traveling to the U.S. to participate in yesterday’s Women’s March against President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. were turned away at the border on several occasions. Sasha Dyck, a native of Montreal, was traveling to the march with five other Canadian friends and two French nationals Thursday. But when the group reached the […]

Six U.S. Intelligence Agencies Have Been Investigating Trump’s Russian Ties For Months (VIDEO)

Six U.S. Intelligence Agencies Have Been Investigating Trump’s Russian Ties For Months (VIDEO)

The nation’s highest law enforcement and intelligence agencies have been investigating ties between Russia and President-elect Donald Trump for months, McClatchyDC reported Wednesday. The FBI, CIA, NSA, the Justice Department, and the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, as well as various representatives of the Director of National Intelligence, are involved in the investigation. The […]

Wyoming Republicans Move To Outlaw Large-Scale Clean Energy Production (VIDEO)

Wyoming Republicans Move To Outlaw Large-Scale Clean Energy Production (VIDEO)

While many cities and states across the country struggle to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas production, Wyoming’s Republican legislature is working to prevent the expansion of clean energy and doubling down on coal-powered energy production. A new bill in the Wyoming legislature could limit electrical companies from taking full advantage of the state’s many […]

Human Rights Watch: Trump Is A Threat To Human Rights (VIDEO)

Human Rights Watch: Trump Is A Threat To Human Rights (VIDEO)

Human Rights Watch named incoming President Donald Trump as a threat to human rights on Thursday. In its 687-page World Report, now in its 27th edition, the renowned human rights organization said: “Trump and various politicians in Europe seek power through appeals to racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and nativism. They all claim that the public accepts […]

Trump’s Labor Pick Broke The Very Laws He’ll Need To Enforce (VIDEO)

Trump’s Labor Pick Broke The Very Laws He’ll Need To Enforce (VIDEO)

Employees of CKE Restaurants suffered serious labor violations and indifference from management while the company was in the hands of CEO Andrew Puzder, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor. Roberto Ramirez, for instance, spent 18 years working at Carl’s Jr., one of the fast food restaurants owned by CKE Restaurants. Ramirez described how […]

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