Secret Service repeatedly interferes with Rev. Barber’s protest in front of the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 300 religious leaders and activists protested outside the White House on Wednesday to bring attention to administration policies they say are immoral. The U.S. Secret Service repeatedly interfered with the protest, first closing off Lafayette Square and then gating off access to the front of the White House an hour later.

The protest, called “Moral Witness Wednesday,” was led by Rev. Dr. William Barber II, a Protestant minister, social ...

The nation’s largest physician group is warming up to universal health care

The American Medical Association (AMA) — one of the nation’s most powerful health groups — is warming up to policy ideas that expand the role of government-run health care, thanks to activists trying to change minds from the inside.  

Every year, the country’s largest physician group hosts a meeting to discuss its priorities. The top-line from this year’s annual conference is that the organization will continue its support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while still op...

This progressive Muslim woman could make history in Virginia’s state Senate primary race

Democrat Richard Saslaw has represented Virginia’s 35th district in the state Senate for nearly 40 years, without ever facing a primary fight. For the past several months however, he’s been feeling the heat from progressive challenger Yasmine Taeb, who could deliver an upset victory in Tuesday’s primary election.

Taeb, a human rights attorney and the first Muslim woman to be elected to the Democratic National Committee, is one of many progressive Democrats across the cou...

California poised to become first-ever state to offer health insurance to some undocumented adults

In a sharp rebuke to the Trump administration, California is expanding access to health care for its largest uninsured group: the undocumented.

Activists have been trying to get the state to cover undocumented residents for some time, as about 1.4 million lack insurance. On Sunday, they made progress when state lawmakers reached a budget agreement that would make California the first-ever state to offer health coverage to certain undocumented residents.

Specifically, undocume...