The National Education Association is urging its members to vote in the 2020 election. The 2020 election is shaping up to be one of the most important elections in U.S. History. The NEA published an essay, giving its members reasons to vote in the..
Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week on Wednesday, August 7, Reuters reports. The U.S. territory’s supreme court ruled that Pedro Pierluisi’s assumption of the office was unconstitutional and ordered him to leave. The island’s..
Two Democrats on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee requested records from Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. They want to look into Kavanaugh’s service in the White House under former President George W. Bush. According to Reuters, those two..
On Friday in New York, R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to charges that he ran a criminal sex ring. Kelly is charged with recruiting women and underage girls to have sex with him. He is accused of isolating them and often controlling what they ate and when..
Bernie Sanders is running for President. He's an independent but caucuses with the Democrats. Does he have a chance at being President? According to Business Insider, 85% of likely Democratic voters have heard of Bernie Sanders. Unfortunately, only..
Pete Buttigieg is running for President. He is currently the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. The 37-year-old was a consultant for McKinsey & Company from 2007-2010. He was a US Navy Reserve officer from 2009 to 2017. He served a seven-month tour as a..
Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense on Tuesday, July 23. Esper was confirmed by the Senate in a strong bipartisan vote, ending the longest period the Pentagon had been without a permanent chief. Esper was sworn in at..
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died at the age of 99, Reuters reports. Stevens was a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to the right...
Planned Parenthood Federation of America replaced its president, Dr. Leana Wen. According to Reuters, they announced that Alexis McGill Johnson would replace Wen. They said Johnson is a “renowned social justice leader” and a “lifelong political..
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in a Chicago jail without bond on sex-related charges. The judge said that R&B singer had failed to convince the court that he would not commit new crimes if released. According to Newser, US District..
New York state’s recently passed law ending exemptions to school vaccination requirements on the basis of religious beliefs will stand. A New York State Supreme Court Justice on Friday rejected a suit brought by 55 families attempting to block the..
California rideshare drivers rejoiced Wednesday afternoon over another victory in a long and ugly fight. According to Gizmodo, drivers turned out in droves in support of a state bill that would classify them as full employees. Courts have struggled..
A federal appeals court ruled that President Donald Trump violated the Constitution. Trump did this by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account. According to Reuters, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan voted..
The U.S. Justice Department is still considering how to proceed on an effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. This news comes via Reuters, which viewed court papers filed on Friday. The filing was made in Maryland federal court..
Trump to Move Forward With Controversial Census Question President Donald Trump made the announcement via Twitter. The Trump administration has been fighting for the inclusion of a citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 Census since April 2019. The..
The Justice Department recently said a question about citizenship would not be in the 2020 census. According to CNN, President Donald Trump did not agree with the “consensus” and said so on Twitter. He tweeted that people from the departments of..
A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking Ohio from enforcing an anti-abortion law, says Reuters. Critics said the law could ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The judge said the “Heartbeat Protection Act” imposed..
President Donald Trump announced he was moving ahead with adding a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census. Critics believe the citizenship question is a Republican ploy to scare immigrants into not partaking in the Census. The U.S...
President Donald Trump’s appointee Brett Kavanaugh consistently delivered during his first term as a justice for conservatives who had hoped he would move the U.S. Supreme Court further to the right while still managing to keep a low profile..
Reuters reports the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would decide whether President Donald Trump acted within the law when he attempted to end DACA, a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought into the country..
According to Reuters, the U.S. Supreme Court declined a new challenge to abortion rights by declining to hear Alabama’s bid to revive a Republican-backed state law that would have effectively banned the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The..
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether President Donald Trump acted lawfully when he moved to end a program that shields illegal children from deporting. The nine justices took up the Trump administration’s appeals of three lower court..
According to a report by Reuters, US Chief Justice John Roberts angered people on both sides of the political spectrum in deciding the outcomes of major rulings on the census and electoral map manipulation. Robert, appointed in 2005 by President..
According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the US Supreme Court constrained the power of federal agencies, scaling back a legal doctrine that calls for judges to give agencies deference to interpret their own rules but declined to eliminate it as..
Reuters reports the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in opposition of President Donald Trump's citizenship question in the 2020 census. Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the 5-4 ruling after joining the court’s four liberals to..
According to Reuters, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected efforts to the practice of manipulating electoral district boundaries to entrench one party in power by turning away challenges to political maps in Maryland and North Carolina. The..
According to Reuters, the U.S. Supreme Court handed President Donald Trump a significant defeat on Thursday, ruling that his administration did not give an adequate explanation for its plan to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The..
Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty on Thursday to residential mortgage fraud and other New York state charges. The former Trump campaign chairman was convicted of numerous federal crimes last year. The current charges include mortgage fraud, conspiracy..
SCOTUS Rules That Gerrymandering Can't Be Stopped by Federal Judges The decision was 5-4 with the liberal wing voting against it. In a dissent, Justice Elena Kagan expressed her disagreement. Justice Elena Kagan, via dissent Thanks to a "red wave" in..
According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, for the second time in just three days, conservative US Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with his four liberal colleagues in a 5-4 ruling in favor of a criminal defendant. In both cases, the..
Last week, writer E. Jean Carroll said that President Trump raped her over two decades go. Republicans are dismissing Carroll's accusations. Politico reports that Carroll is the latest of more than a dozen women to accuse the President of sexual..
According to Reuters, an Islamic State recruiter from the U.S., known to others as “Umm Nutella," was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday. Federal prosecutors said 24-year-old New Jersey-born Sinmyah Amera Ceasar double-crossed federal..
Reuters reports the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to issue rulings on Thursday in major cases regarding the Trump administration’s proposal to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census and to efforts by voters to prevent gerrymandering. The..
Rep. Seth Moulton, is running for President. He didn't qualify for the Miami debates. However, he's not above stirring the pot. Moulton will be among those airing ads around the DNC telecasts. The Massachusetts congressman is polling at 0 percent...
Republican allies in Congres want to dismiss a new rape accusation against President Donald Trump. According to Politico, GOP supporters claim E. Jean Carroll wants to simply promote her new book. Sen. Thom Tillis referred to Kavanaugh hearings when..
According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, a US House of Representatives panel moved to hold two members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet in contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas in an inquiry into whether the administration's plan to add a..
Joe Biden has a history of making blunders. According to Politico, those blunders do not have any affect on his poll numbers. None of his recent controversies seem to have had any effect on his candidacy. Biden remains the front-runner in national..
SCOTUS Strikes Down Law Prohibiting 'Scandalous' and 'Immoral' Trademarks The federal law was struck down as a violation of the First Amendment. The case challenging the law centered on the name of a clothing brand, which uses an acronym for FRIENDS U..