Politics

Pruitt Address EPA Staff, Talks Energy and Regulation

The new EPA administrator discusses how he wants the agency to be pro-energy and pro-environment.

A business is closed as immigrants take part in a "Day Without Immigrants" on February 16, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The sign reads, "Closed on Thursday, February 16 to support our community!"

#DayWithoutImmigrants Results in 100+ Workers Fired

While some businesses showed their support by closing doors, others responded by firing participants.

President Donald Trump signs H.J. Res. 38, disapproving the Stream Protection Rule on February 16, 2017, in Washington, D.C. He is surrounded by coal miners and opponents of the original rule.

Trump Removes Obama-Era Regulation on Coal Industry

It is the administration's second repeal this week of climate regulation that was created by the last administration.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on January 18, 2017, in D.C.

Senate Approves Scott Pruitt to Head the Environmental Protection Agency

The vote was not along party lines.

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What You Need to Know About R. Alexander Acosta, Trump's New Labor Secretary Pick

Trump nominated Acosta just one day after his previous nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration in the face of widespread protest and lack of Republican support.

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Rep. Ted Lieu May Introduce Bill That Requires a Mental Health Pro in the White House

“Clearly, to me, when you have a president that lies pathologically, that believes in alternative facts, it suggests to me there is a problem.”

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Chance the Rapper and Jimmy Butler Say Trump Doesn't Know Chicago

The Grammy-winning musician and Chicago Bulls player discuss Chicago stereotypes and celebrity activism in a new interview for ESPN The Magazine and The Undefeated.

President Donald Trump speaks during a listening session with the Retail Industry Leaders Association and member company chief executive officers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 15, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Trump Signs First Major Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Regulations

The president did say that for every new regulation, he'd remove at least two.

Protestor holds sign that says, "Andrew Puzder earns more in one day, than we do in one year. #FightFor15."

BREAKING: Andrew Puzder Withdraws Nomination for Labor Secretary

Activists have been protesting his nomination since it was announced in December.

A smiling Chicano/Native man passes out colorful protest posters on a sunny day in L.A.

Meet Ernesto Yerena Montejano, the Artist Behind the Ubiquitous 'We the Resilient' Protest Poster

Chicano/Native/Yaqui artist Ernesto Yerena Montejano explores questions of identity, gender norms, politics and spirituality in his vibrant illustrations, prints and collages. Here, an intimate portrait of the man behind the "We the Resilient" image you keep seeing at protests across the country. 

 Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

READ: Flint Doctor Who Exposed Water Crisis Talks Muslim Ban

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha: "The sanctuary our nation provides benefits all of us, but that is not why we do it. It is the right thing to do."

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Trump Says New Executive Orders Will Lower Crime, ACLU Requests Receipts

“President Trump intends to build task forces to investigate and stop national trends that don’t exist.… He persists in ignoring the all-too-real deaths of Black and Brown people at the hands of law enforcement.”

Court Says No to 'Muslim Ban' as Immigration Raids Ramp Up

As the Ninth Circuit continues the nationwide stay of the executive order targeting people from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees, the federal government conducts immigration sweeps in Southern California.

Three White men and White woman stand in Oval Office.

How Civil Rights Groups Feel About Sessions' Confirmation in 9 Tweets

“The man in charge of enforcing hate crimes laws doesn’t think they should exist.”

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WATCH: Activists Explain Why Proposed 'Right-to-Work' Bill Is Bad Business

Good Jobs Nation wants you to know why it thinks Representative Joe Wilson’s “Right to Work” undermines unions and the workers who depend on them.

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WATCH: Senators Are Reading Coretta Scott King's Letter About Jeff Sessions

The action comes after Republican Senators censored Senator Elizabeth Warren for attempting to read the letter, which detailed the Department of Justice nominee’s racist actions.

Supporters wait for the arrival of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and vice presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence during their final campaign rally on Election Day in the Devos Place November 8, 2016, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

What Trump Voters Think of Climate Change

It's not what their president thinks.

An Interfaith Group of Clergy is 'Blessing' New and Existing Abortion Clinics

"We were claiming the sacredness of the space and the decisions that women and families make," says Katey Zeh of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the group that co-produced the first blessing ceremony with Planned Parenthood Metro-Washington. 

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Senate Votes Yes on Betsy DeVos

The full Senate voted immediately after Democrats’ 24-hour #HoldTheFloor attempt to sink DeVos’ nomination for secretary of education.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Capitol Hill January 18, 2017.

Former and Current EPA Employees Denounce Trump's Pick for Top Administrator

Hundreds are speaking out and have sent a letter to the Senate protesting confirmation of Scott Pruitt.