Trump talks unity but offers no olive branch

President Donald Trump paid lip service to unity and bipartisanship during his second State of the Union address Tuesday night. But he put forth no solution to the divisive problem facing the country later this month: another potential government shutdown.

Trump used the bulk of his address to mislead the country about immigration and border security, economic development and criminal justice, abortion and foreign policy. He inexplicably claimed credit for preventing a war with Nort...

Ocasio-Cortez inspires Democratic presidential hopefuls to come out swinging on climate change

As the Democratic presidential primary field grows more crowded by the day, something feels a bit different this time: In the face of increasingly dire scientific warnings and a president committed to denying the existence and severity of climate change, Democratic presidential contenders are calling for urgent action to address the crisis in their first appeals to voters.

“Climate change is an existential threat to us, and we have got to deal with the reality of it,” Se...

Trump has a story of how his presidency’s going. Here’s what the numbers say.

According to Donald Trump, who was elected president just over two years ago, his administration is among the greatest in history, with the greatest economy in American history and a nation finally respected again. As he told Bob Woodward this summer, “nobody’s ever done a better job than I’m doing as president.”

The United Nations could not hold back a laugh in September when Trump said in a speech: “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more ...

Everyone’s talking about Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, but no one knows what it is

The Green New Deal championed by Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is one of the hottest progressive policy ideas around.

But virtually no one knows what it is.

In fact, many in the media and elsewhere who think they know what it means, likely have it wrong. Or aren’t explaining the full picture.

Since the midterms, dozens of U.S. representatives and at least four Democratic senators have pledged support to create a Select Committee to create l...

Tucker Carlson defends anti-immigrant rhetoric as more advertisers drop his show

Instead of apologizing for his recent remarks claiming immigrants make America “dirtier” — which have led six advertisers to drop his show — Tucker Carlson doubled down on his rhetoric on Monday night.

The Fox News host bizarrely claimed that the “relatively tiny number of people” who benefit from immigration policies are trying to silence him.

Minted and NerdWallet became the latest companies to confirm on Monday evening they would no long...

House Democrats won’t let Zinke escape investigation, even after he leaves office

After less than two years on the job, outgoing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be leaving a legacy of pro-fossil fuel management of public lands and a long trail of alleged cases of personal misconduct.

Zinke announced his resignation over the weekend. His departure, though, will test the political will of investigators and congressional Democrats who must decide whether to continue pursuing inquiries into the allegations or focus on oversight of the actions of the new leadership...

Questions raised over Republican’s campaign debt in North Carolina election scandal

Controversy surrounding election fraud in North Carolina’s 9th district increased this weekend as questions surfaced about campaign debts owed by Mark Harris, the Republican initially declared the winner in the race.

According to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings, the Harris campaign currently owes $34,310 to a political consultant employed by the Red Dome Group.

The money is owed for “Reimbursement Payment for Bladen Absentee” and “Reimburseme...

Rohrabacher’s poor record on climate helped swing conservative California district, survey finds

California’s historic wildfires, combined with the climate denial views of one Republican incumbent, appear to have helped sway voters in the state to elect a Democrat in a longtime conservative congressional district during the midterm elections, new analysis shows.

On November 6, real estate developer Harley Rouda (D) defeated Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), a 15-term incumbent, to represent the 48th congressional district of California, which stretches along the Pacific coast...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is changing the way politicians use social media

If you aren’t following Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on social media, we highly recommend it.

Regardless of where you fall on the partisan political spectrum, there is something for everyone to learn from Ocasio-Cortez, who will officially become the youngest-ever congresswoman next month.

Though the new Democratic-led House won’t be seated until January 3, the New York City congresswoman-elect is already building a large following with her approach ...

No one is having more fun right now than these new House Democrats

The House of Representatives is going to look a lot different come January — not just due to a Democratic majority, but also a record-breaking number of women, people of color, and LGBTQ members set to join Congress after last week’s midterm elections.

That sea change is depicted on the cover of the New Yorker, which Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) recently shared on Instagram with the caption “Knock knock.”