1. President Trump spends the first 24 hours after the Mueller probe ends in Twitter silence
    As the rest of Washington settled in to what’s likely to be several days of rumblings over the recently concluded special counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump spent Saturday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, doing something very uncharacteristic: not tweeting. Against the backdrop of considerable speculation […]
  2. Alabama lawmaker wants to eliminate all marriage licences rather than issue them to same-sex couples
    In response to probate judges refusing to issue marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court recognized same-sex marriage, a Republican lawmaker sponsored a bill to get rid of marriage licenses altogether. On Thursday, the Alabama Senate approved the bill. Organizations that advocate for the rights of LGBTQ people say that this legislative action is just […]
  3. Kamala Harris to announce plan to boost teacher salaries
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is expected to announce her support for a plan that would see the federal government step in to increase teachers’ salaries. The move comes at a time when widespread discontent among public school teachers have led to organized work stoppages across the nation. The Los Angeles Times reports that Harris is […]
  4. Texas argues ‘polluters will be punished’ for chemical fire as public anger mounts
    Texas is suing a chemical company notorious for environmental violations after a hazardous fire reignited at a storage facility on Friday, sparking renewed concerns over health and safety. The lawsuit comes despite years of criticism from advocates over the state’s history of prioritizing industry interests above human health and the environment, in addition to supporting […]
  5. Mississippi governor, looking to pick a Supreme Court fight, imposes a six-week abortion ban
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) signed a law that would ban abortions at six weeks into pregnancy on Thursday. Advocates refer to the ban as a ‘heartbeat bill’ because because it prohibits abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually at six weeks. This means many women and trans and nonbinary people, who wouldn’t know […]