1. Protesters in Puerto Rico demand governor’s resignation over secret sexist, homophobic group-chat
    Tens if not hundreds of thousands of people have filled the streets of San Juan and other cities around Puerto Rico for several consecutive nights, demanding the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. The mass mobilizations were sparked by the revelation over the weekend that the governor had used a private chat service to coordinate political […]
  2. Environment and health advocates say Trump’s EPA is choosing chemical industry over children
    Environmental and public health advocates slammed a decision this week by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to not ban a pesticide linked to brain damage in children, in defiance of a 2018 federal court ruling. Critics say the move continues a trend under President Donald Trump’s EPA of taking actions seen as favorable to the […]
  3. Homeland Security chairman urges increased security for Democratic congresswomen amid racist attacks
    Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, has urged Capitol Police to increase protections for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and other progressive members of Congress, as threats against them mount. On Monday, Thompson wrote to the Senate Sergeant at Arms Michel C. Stenger, asking him to convene an emergency meeting of […]
  4. The Trump administration wants the US to admit zero refugees next year
    The Trump administration is set to propose slashing refugee admissions to zero next year, according to sources familiar with the plans who spoke to Politico on Friday. The news comes days after the administration implemented an interim final rule that would all but end asylum in the United States for Central Americans and dozens of […]
  5. Health industry tweets about Pride but remains silent on rule undoing protections for LGBTQ patients
    Many influential players in the health industry have stayed silent since the Trump administration proposed undoing civil rights protections for LGBTQ patients in late May. But these muted responses haven’t gone unnoticed, especially when those who say they support LGBTQ rights, and celebrated Pride Month through social media, don’t speak up. ThinkProgress reached out to […]