Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid passes away at 82

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 82 years old. Reid, a Nevada Democrat, served in Congress from 1983 until his retirement in 2017. He became majority leader in 2007 and served in that position until 2015. The former senator was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018. He announced in 2019 his cancer was in remission. “Harry … Continue reading Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid passes away at 82

NY City Council candidate blames ‘intergenerational trauma’ for daylight execution

The woman who admitted to gunning down her ex-girlfriend execution-style in Park Slope this week should be treated as a “victim” of “intergenerational trauma” who deserves “compassion,” a candidate for New York’s City Council has suggested. Brandon West, the candidate for District 39 (Park Slope-Gowanus) — endorsed by the Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-backed Democratic Socialists of America — railed about Wednesday’s broad-daylight shooting that left Nichelle Thomas, 51, dead. But … Continue reading NY City Council candidate blames ‘intergenerational trauma’ for daylight execution

AOC hits Biden on $50K student debt, says Schumer has her back

New York progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took on President Biden Wednesday after he flatly rejected her proposal to forgive $50,000 in student debt per person. Ocasio-Cortez, a far-left Democrat who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens, noted that even Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer backs her idea. Biden said at a Tuesday night CNN town hall, “I will not make that happen” because he’s concerned … Continue reading AOC hits Biden on $50K student debt, says Schumer has her back

Black History Facts: Barbara C. Jordan

Texas congresswoman Barbara Jordan (1936-1996) rose to the national stage from Houston’s largely African American Fifth Ward, becoming a public defender of the U.S. Constitution and a leading presence in Democratic Party politics for two decades. She was the first Black woman elected to the Texas state senate and the first Black Texan in Congress. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, she gave … Continue reading Black History Facts: Barbara C. Jordan

Trump, Senate Republicans, no chief justice: What to know about the impeachment trial

Which Republicans could vote to convict and what we’ll hear from Trump are two key questions as the trial begins. WASHINGTON — The impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump begins this week, returning the recently departed leader to the limelight. As in his first impeachment trial a year ago, it will be difficult for Democrats to muster the two-thirds Senate majority required to convict … Continue reading Trump, Senate Republicans, no chief justice: What to know about the impeachment trial

Former staffer for Senate GOP, RNC arrested on child porn charges

A former staffer for Senate Republicans and the Republican National Committee was arrested on child pornography charges at his home in Washington, D.C. Ruben Verastigui, 27, allegedly admitted being part of a child porn ring, authorities said. He was charged with distributing child pornography after a year-long investigation, according to the D.C. Metropolitan Police. Verastigui allegedly received videos of children being abused as part of an online … Continue reading Former staffer for Senate GOP, RNC arrested on child porn charges

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s most dangerous idea is hiding in plain sight

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene — the dangerously unhinged Georgia Republican who is at the center of the GOP’s ongoing post-Trump convulsions — is often described as a creature of QAnon. We would do better to describe her as a creature of MAGA. The House is set to vote on Thursday on a resolution stripping Greene of committee assignments. This comes after the House GOP leadership declined to discipline … Continue reading Marjorie Taylor Greene’s most dangerous idea is hiding in plain sight

Democratic rep. moving office away from Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘for my team’s safety’

Rep. Cori Bush says Greene and her staff “berated” her in a hallway. It’s unclear when the incident occurred or what was said. WASHINGTON — Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., said Friday that she’s moving her congressional office away from that of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., after Bush says Greene and her staff “berated” her in a hallway. “A maskless Marjorie Taylor Greene & her … Continue reading Democratic rep. moving office away from Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘for my team’s safety’

GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene faces a backlash over incendiary social media posts

The House Republican leader “should come down on Taylor Greene like a ton of bricks,” said Rick Tyler, a top aide to Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential bid. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., is facing a backlash after a CNN review of Greene’s Facebook page showed that in recent years she had liked posts calling for violence against prominent Democrats while promoting extremist conspiracy theories. As CNN reported, … Continue reading GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene faces a backlash over incendiary social media posts