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Planned Parenthood drops out of federal program over fight with Trump administration

(WASHINGTON) -- Planned Parenthood announced on Monday that it will drop participation in a federal program that supports family planning services because of new restrictions placed by the Trump administration, calling a recent regulation an "assault on access to birth control and reproductive health care, especially for people struggling to…... Read More

Trump appears to back away from stronger gun sale background checks

(WASHINGTON) -- After President Donald Trump appeared to respond to a groundswell of public support for tougher gun sale background checks following recent mass shootings, his language -- and possibly his stance -- on new gun control measures seems to be softening.Just a few weeks ago, Trump told reporters “we…... Read More

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand chastises Israel over US congresswomen, but doesn't demand consequences

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spoke out on ABC’s "This Week" against Israel’s initial decision to deny Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar the ability to visit the country, but stopped short of saying there should be repercussions.“I don't know why Netanyahu wanted to deny members of Congress to come…... Read More

'The right to vote is our most fundamental right': Stacey Abrams

(ATLANTA) -- Stacey Abrams, who captured national attention during her unsuccessful bid for Georgia governor in 2018, said she would be open to joining a 2020 ticket as the vice presidential nominee but will continue to make the fight against voter suppression her foremost mission.“My responsibility in the primary is…... Read More

White House trade adviser: 'We're going to have a strong economy through 2020'

(WASHINGTON) -- White House trade adviser Peter Navarro declared the U.S. economy will be strong through 2020, and the Federal Reserve will be lowering interest rates again, “significantly,” going into the holiday season, in an interview with "This Week" on Sunday.Navarro also pushed back against reports of an inverted yield…... Read More

Bernie Sanders and rapper 'Killer Mike' talk race, faith and hurt in America

(ATLANTA) -- Before he took the stage in front of thousands, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, wheeled his worn gym bag and suitcase into the Renaissance Marriott in Atlanta.Meeting him there for an intimate talk was renowned rapper and activist "Killer Mike" Michael Render, who has long supported Sanders, and said…... Read More

2020 hopeful Beto O'Rourke visited an Arkansas gun show to talk about gun control

(NEW YORK) -- Two weeks after his hometown of El Paso was the site of a mass shooting, 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke made an unannounced visit to a gun show in central Arkansas to speak with gun buyers and sellers about what can be done to stop gun violence…... Read More

Court allows Trump admin asylum restrictions to take place along most of border

(WASHINGTON) -- The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rolled back a prior nationwide injunction that blocked the Trump administration's attempt to deny most asylum claims at the U.S.-Mexico border. With that decision, the asylum restrictions can now take effect in border states outside of the 9th Circuit's jurisdiction, which includes…... Read More

Trump rule to make it tougher to prove unintentional housing discrimination

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration on Friday proposed a new rule that would make it harder for Americans to file complaints of unintentional housing discrimination by local officials or housing developers, a move officials said was necessary to protect businesses from unnecessary legal exposure. Anti-poverty advocates countered that the draft…... Read More

Rep. Rashida Tlaib will not travel to Israel, citing 'oppressive & racist policies'

(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., will not travel to Israel after all, she announced Friday on Twitter and in a statement, rejecting an earlier approval by the government that would have allowed to come on a "humanitarian visit."The Michigan congresswoman cited "oppressive & racist policies" for not going to…... Read More

Trump calls supporter after mocking his weight at rally

(BERKELEY HEIGHTS, New Jersey) -- President Donald Trump phoned up a supporter whose weight he mocked at a rally, a White House official said, after the president mistook the attendee for a protester. "That guy's got a serious weight problem," Trump said during a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire,…... Read More