1. Top Senate Republican joins effort to discredit Mueller investigation
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the majority whip, said he wants Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller to “clean house of partisans” — amplifying the Republican drumbeat that the investigation into potential collusion between Russia and members of the Trump campaign cannot be trusted. Cornyn, the second highest-ranking member of the Senate, tweeted his stance Saturday morning, attempting […]
  2. ACLU says two undocumented teens seeking abortions have been stopped by Trump administration
    The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking a temporary restraining order from a judge to require federal officials to let two undocumented teenagers get abortion care. According to court papers that were filed on Friday night in federal district court in Washington, D.C., two 17 year-old women who are being held in U.S. custody are […]
  3. Murdoch downplays sexual harassment at Fox News, women threaten to ‘go public with the truth’
    Robert Murdoch attempted to downplay Fox News’ alleged culture of sexual misconduct as limited to “isolated incidents” with former CEO Roger Ailes — a characterization that was met with fierce criticism from the women on the media mogul’s payroll who say they were victimized by employees of Fox News. Now his media empire’s PR department […]
  4. These are the words the Centers for Disease Control isn’t allowed to say anymore
    The Trump administration told policy analysts for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta that they could not use certain words in documents for the 2019 budget, the Washington Post reported. Those words were “fetus,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “vulnerable,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.” The administration prohibited these words from being used in the budget, […]
  5. Buried in 503-page tax bill, a new provision that personally benefits Trump
    On Friday night at 5:30 p.m., Republicans finally released their 1,097-page tax bill, including 503 pages of legislative text, to the public. The complex legislation impacts nearly the entire federal tax system and is not light reading. Votes are scheduled in the House and the Senate for early next week. The legislation is the result […]