Bernie Sanders made provocative comments about voting rights during a recent town hall, saying he thought felons — even those still imprisoned — should be granted the right to vote in elections. Here's where things stand.
In response, President Trump says he is considering a plan to transport detained immigrants to “sanctuary cities” (many of which are in the home states of Democratic politicians who have opposed his requested border wall funding) and release them there as retaliation against his political opponents. Why it’s sparking debate: The phrase “sanctuary cities” refers to communities with policies that allow local officials to limit their agencies’ compliance in enforcing federal immigration laws that could force deportation. Some of these cities, which often lean Democratic, are engaged in legal battles over their “sanctuary” status.
Children raised in the age of social media are coming of age and realizing that their parents have been sharing countless funny or awkward photos and embarrassing stories of them for years to a public audience. Should parents get their kids' consent before posting about them on social media?
With measles cases on the rise, a county in New York has taken an “extremely unusual” step to stem the outbreak by stating anyone under 18 and not vaccinated would be banned from public places. Are city officials going too far?
While there’s been progress in closing the pay gap in the form of new policies by companies and state laws regarding salary questions, workplace inequities like promotion disparities, sexual harassment and implicit bias persist. What happens next?
What’s happening?: The Trump administration has doubled down on its position against the Affordable Care Act, the signature law of Barack Obama’s presidency, saying the entire statute (not just parts of it, as it previously stated) should be repealed. In an appeals court filing, the Justice Department sided with a recent ruling by a federal judge in Texas that found that the Affordable Care Act violates the U.S. Constitution. Why it’s sparking debate: Democrats are outraged and charge that the move would strip millions of Americans of access to affordable health care.
Sen. John McCain died more than seven months ago, but President Trump seems intent on keeping the pair’s long, caustic feud alive, and has railed against the late war hero repeatedly in recent public remarks. Here's where the debate stands.
Universal basic income is an income model that proposes a specific amount of government funding be provided to citizens — regardless of their income or employment status — and would not impose restrictions on how the money is spent. Supporters see it as a solution to poverty. Critics say the program amounts to socialism and would create a "welfare state."
Several Democratic presidential candidates have questioned whether the Electoral College is still necessary. Here's where things stand on the debate.
Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among the dozens of prominent figures charged in a widespread cheating scam to get their children into elite universities. What happens next?
New HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland" features two former child actors, now adults, who allege Michael Jackson sexually abused when they were kids. What happens next?
Recent legal challenges are increasing pressure on Congress to decide if the draft should apply equally to men and women and whether the requirement to register with Selective Service should even exist at all. Here's where things stand.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged with soliciting prostitution after authorities conducted a human trafficking sting at a Florida day spa last week. Here's where things stand.
Transgender athletes are breaking barriers at all levels of competitive sports, but their participation and wins are stirring controversy and resentment among those who believe they aren't competing on equal playing fields.
Two young women -- Hoda Muthana from the U.S. and Shamima Begum from Britain -- have ignited a debate about youths who left their countries to join the Islamic State but now want to come home. Here's where things stand.