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Ohio Lawmakers Warn A "Heartbeat" Abortion Bill Could Make Doctors Abandon The State

By Lauren Holter

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Reportedly Resigned After "Vicious" Political Attacks

When President Donald Trump announced early Saturday that Ryan Zinke would be leaving his administration at the end of the year, it wasn't made explicitly clear whether the Interior Department secretary was leaving on his own accord or just simply…
By Morgan Brinlee

Trump Is Reportedly Worried About Impeachment As Federal Investigations Escalate

It has been nearly two years since Donald Trump assumed the presidency, and in that time, numerous investigations and lawsuits have been launched against him. As a result, Trump is reportedly worried about impeachment, per NBC News, despite publicly…
By Madhuri Sathish

Here's How SCOTUS Ruled On Obamacare In 2012 & What It Means Now

On Friday night, a Fort Worth judge struck down President Obama's signature health care law — the Affordable Care Act — ruling it unconstitutional. This isn't the first time the Affordable Care Act has been in court. In 2012, the Obamacare Supreme…
By Caitlin Cruz

Lindsey Graham Defended Trump's Alleged Lies About His Sexual Relations & It Was Weird

Lies apparently don't bother Sen. Lindsey Graham too much. In an interview with Fox News on Friday, the Republican senator said he didn't think President Donald Trump was always telling the truth, but that, ultimately, it didn't bother him too much.…
By Morgan Brinlee

California's Chief Justice Recently Left The GOP Over Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation

On Thursday, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said she's now a former Republican. The judge left the GOP after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Cantil-Sakauye told CALmatters, a nonprofit news…
By Caitlin Cruz

Here's What The Obamacare Ruling Means For 2019 Marketplace Health Insurance

Open enrollment for health insurance obtained under the Affordable Care Act continued Saturday despite a federal judge recently ruling the statute's individual coverage mandate was unconstitutional. But with the future of the health care reform law…
By Morgan Brinlee

A Federal Judge Just Ruled That Obamacare Is Not Constitutional

On the last day of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, a judge ruled that Obamacare isn't constitutional, putting the future of 20 million Americans' health care into doubt. The ruling will almost certainly be appealed to the Supreme Court,…
By Seth Millstein

Irish Lawmakers Just Cast A Historic Vote On Abortion Rights That Will Change Everything

Six months after Irish voters abolished the country's constitutional ban on abortion, a bill in Ireland legalizing abortion has passed parliament, paving the way for the procedure to be widely available in the conservative Catholic country. Prime…
By Seth Millstein

The First Latina Woman Elected To Congress Has A Grave Message For Her Fellow Republicans

The first Latina elected to Congress is retiring this year, but she has issued an important message to her fellow Republicans as she steps down. In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said the GOP would lose…
By Madhuri Sathish

Trump's Speeches On Mass Shootings Vs. Obama's Show A Glaring Difference

In the six years that have passed since a gunmen opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, killing 20 first graders and six teachers, there have reportedly been nearly 2,000 mass shootings in the country. As the number of…
By Morgan Brinlee

Ivanka Is Popping Up At The Center Of Another Developing Trump Scandal

It looks like there may be another Trump family scandal on the horizon: According to a new investigation by WNYC and ProPublica, Ivanka Trump helped her dad's inaugural committee pay the Trump Organization for various services during the president's…
By Seth Millstein

Trump Just Announced A New "Acting" Chief Of Staff

On Friday evening, President Trump announced on Twitter that the Management and Budget director, Mick Mulvaney will be his "acting" chief of staff. In his tweets, he also noted that current chief of staff John Kelly will be "staying until the end of…
By Madhuri Sathish

A Man Who Sexually Assaulted A Woman On A Plane Was Sentenced To 9 Years Behind Bars

A Detroit-area man was sentenced to nine years in prison this week after sexually assaulting a fellow passenger on a flight earlier this year, BuzzFeed News reported. On Thursday, Prabhu Ramamoorthy received this sentence after being convicted of…
By Madhuri Sathish

This Speech RBG Made At A Naturalization Ceremony Is A Must-Listen

On Friday in Washington D.C., Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke at a naturalization ceremony for 31 newly sworn-in American citizens. The Supreme Court justice and progressive icon expressed optimism and hope for America — but was also honest about the…
By Seth Millstein

A 7-Year-Old Girl Died In Border Patrol Custody From Dehydration & Shock

Dehydration and shock led to the death of a young migrant girl in Border Patrol custody earlier this month, according to a recent report from The Washington Post. The 7-year-old Guatemalan child reportedly died less than 48 hours after being…
By Morgan Brinlee

Sandy Hook Received A Bomb Threat On The 6-Year Anniversary Of The Shooting

Another grim report has arrived in a week full of tragic news related to gun violence. On Friday, a bomb threat forced students at Sandy Hook Elementary School to evacuate, according to the Associated Press. The incident came on the six-year…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Stormzy & Adele's Video For Grenfell Is The Most Moving Thing You'll See Today

On June 14, 2017, 72 people lost their lives in a raging fire that consumed London's Grenfell Tower block of flats. It has now been 18 months since the tragedy occurred and many still feel little has been done by the government to prevent another…
By Lauren Sharkey

The Story Behind RBG's Newest Collar Is Actually Super Cute

For her official Supreme Court portrait last month, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wore a striking collar of gold feathers. Technically, it's a hand-sewn necklace made of gold and silk that, according to its designer, has also been worn by the likes of…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

George Conway Does Agree With Michael Cohen On One Point

President Donald Trump and his allies are offering many arguments this week about why they believe he isn't implicated in Michael Cohen's criminal sentencing. But not everyone is convinced — and one skeptic is Kellyanne Conway's husband. In an op-ed…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Betsy DeVos Will Cancel $150 Million In Student Loan Debt — But She Didn't Want To

Months after a federal judge ruled against Betsy DeVos' attempt to overhaul an Obama-era borrower defense policy, the Department of Education announced it will cancel student loan debt totaling roughly $150 million. The Department of Education's…
By Morgan Brinlee