At Kent State in Ohio, some students watched Christine Blasey Ford in the Kavanaugh hearing with anguish or disgust, while others tried not to think about it.
Remember the “soccer moms”? That 1990s term for politically moderate suburban women has fallen out of usage lately, but they’re still around, and a key voting bloc in the upcoming midterms. Frustrated with Washington and turned off by President Trump, they could deliver Congress to the Democrats in November. Or not.
In March, centrist Democrat Conor Lamb won a House seat in a conservative Pennsylvania district. Since then, the “Lamb model” has been followed by candidates in Republican-leaning districts around the country. Tuesday’s special election in Ohio will be the test of whether the Lamb model still holds.
“I think we’re in a place, politically, where people are paying a lot more attention to words than they used to, and we’re so polarized. Everything is political, and whether that’s a good or a bad thing, that’s just the reality.”
Long before Donald Trump stunned the political world by notching victories across the Midwest, Republicans had begun capturing governorships in traditionally Democratic states like Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Now, in the first midterm election since Trump rose to power, Democrats are looking to rebuild their former gubernatorial stronghold.
A frontrunner for the Supreme Court nomination has already stirred discussion over her religious views and positions on abortion, among other issues.
Immediately after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court on Wednesday, pro-choice and civil rights organizations across the country started preparing for a fight.
When Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother serving life in prison for drug trafficking was granted clemency by President Trump on June 6, a phone call went out from the White House counsel’s office — the administration wanted more people like her.
The majority of families crossing the southwestern U.S. border are from the Northern Triangle of Central America — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — and many are fleeing violence and poverty.
In response to President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy for illegal immigration that is separating children from their parents, Americans are mobilizing to help, raising money for groups that provide legal support for the detainees.
ProPublica has a recording of 10 children ages 4 to 10 who had been separated from their parents and brought to an unnamed facility within the previous 24 hours. An article describes the children crying “‘Mami’ and ‘Papá’ over and over again, as if those are the only words they know."
President Trump on Friday repeatedly and falsely defended his administration’s policy of separating families at the border by blaming Democrats.
For libertarians, the issue was neither marriage equality nor the prerogatives of religion, but (as in most disputes, in the libertarian view) the free market.
After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, reactions from both sides were swift.
Young people sharply increased their level of political engagement after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., political scientists say. But will the passion remain for the upcoming elections?
President Trump announced today on Twitter that he plans to pardon Dinesh D’Souza, a controversial conservative pundit and provocateur who was convicted of violating federal campaign finance laws.
Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Florent Groberg is asking the next leader of the Department of Veteran Affairs to listen to the people the office serves — and then fix it. It’s beyond a political role,” he told Yahoo News. The VA has been in turmoil for years, including the 2014 scandal over its faulty distribution of health care to veterans.