Politics

The Baby Trump Balloon rises after being inflated in Battery Park as part of an 'Impeachment Parade' protest in New York City on October 28, 2018.

Trump Wants to End Birthright Citizenship, Experts Respond

But can the president legally change a constitutional amendment via an executive order?

Donald Trump: A White man in a blue suit and red tie grimaces and gesticulates behind a podium that says "Trump".

Can Trump Really End Birthright Citizenship?

Not directly. But it’s more complicated than you think, writes Princeton law professor Imani Perry. 

A person holds an American flag as they participate in a ceremony to become an American citizen during a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services naturalization ceremony at the Miami Field Office on August 17, 2018 in Miami, Florida.

Immigrants Seeking American Citizenship Face Extreme Delays

More than 700,000 permanent residents are waiting for their applications to be processed.

Auntie Beachress. Indigenous woman in white and black beads and tan and green and pink patterned shirt with brown hair holding phone with red case in front of white wall

ICYMI: Auntie Beachress Calls On Her Fellow Indigenous Peoples to Vote

The Indigenous comedic character appears alongside community members and Hollywood heavyweights in a new PSA for the #StandNVote campaign. 

Eighteen of the 21 youth plaintiffs and two of their siblings showcase their solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. They recently won with a court judge moving their case forward.

SCOTUS Pauses Climate Kids Lawsuit

After the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to intervene, Chief Justice Roberts handed the White House a temporary victory.

Members of the migrant caravan carry flags from Honduras (L) and Nicaragua (R), while crossing the Guatemalan border into Mexico, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico on October 21, 2018.

Central-American Asylum Seekers Respond to Trump's Lies

Some people traveling with the caravan remain hopeful that the United States will offer them assistance.

Tanya Walker. Black transgender activist holds black megaphone while wearing grey shirt behind brown podium with pink and light blue transgender transgender pride flag with letters reading "RESIST" and surrounded by other people with multicolored signs

Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Activists and Allies Vow to Fight Legal Erasure

Social media responds to a new federal report that seeks to rigidly define gender as determined by biology at birth. 

Kristina Wong. Asian woman in purple and pink shirt holding right thumb up in front of purple screen

Michelle Kwan, Kristina Wong Urge Asian-Amerian Community to Vote

Just 49 percent of eligible Asian American and Pacific Islanders voted in the 2016 presidential election. These entertainers want to change that this fall.

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Amendment 4 Could Restore Voting Rights for Millions of Formerly Incarcerated People in Florida

People with felony convictions in the Sunshine State face some of the harshest voting laws in the nation.

A Black woman wearing all white holds a green sign that says "No Goode Way" and a red, black and green flag.

[WATCH] Activists Take Back The Street Named After The Black Mayor Who Bombed MOVE

Philadelphia recently named a street after the city’s first Black mayor, W. Wilson Goode Sr. Activists say that the renaming hurts given that Goode facilitated the fatal 1985 bombing of the home where the Black liberation and environmentalist group MOVE lived. Colorlines captured an October protest imbued with spirituality. 

Large group of Hondurans march north as part of mass migration march. Young man wearing red shirt holds a small child and is surrounded by women and men as hey walk on a Central American road.

Mass Migration March Continues As Roughly 3,000 Hondurans Head for U.S. Border

March of the Migrant grows in strength despite warnings from the Trump administration that the group won’t be allowed in the country.

Image of bronze plaque against a blue sky with a blurred person in a patterned top and dark capris in the background; it reads "Boundary of the United States of America."

Republicans Attack 'Dangerous' Immigrants As Midterms Approach

A new report finds that Republican politicians are relying on fear tactics and lies to rally voters in the most competitive midterm races.

A demonstrator holds up a red, black and white poster that reads "Nope."

Senate Votes to Place Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court

Activists disrupted the proceedings as Vice President Mike Pence called for the vote.

Dozens of people hold and rally around a massive red sheet with "We believe all survivors" printed on it in navy blue.

This Is a Defining Moment for Women of Color Who Survived Sexual Violence [OP-ED]

“We saw an educated White woman with financial, legal and familial support testify about being sexually assaulted, and then face the emotionally exhausting experience of being cross-examined for hours and disbelieved by many Senators. We got the message: If they won’t listen to her, it will be even worse for us.”

Alicia Keys. Black woman in black shirt and blouse with pink flowers and blue and red lines on sleeves smiles while holding onto black piano in front of black light stand and blue lights and brown building

Alicia Keys, Esperanza Spalding to Perform at Brett Kavanaugh Protest

Artists and activists will gather outside the Supreme Court to protest Kavanaugh’s advancing candidacy for SCOTUS justice.

Rosario Dawson. Latinx woman with black hair in white t-shirt with red stripes and blue QR code in front of grey wall

Watch Rosario Dawson and Chadwick Boseman Describe Their 'First Time'...Voting

Celebrities and youth activists appear in “My First Time,” a new public service announcement that encourages viewers to register to vote in the midterm elections.

Ajit Pai. Desi man in black suit with green tie smiles in front of black background

Department of Justice Sues California for Passing #NetNeutrality Protections

The Golden State passed a bill with the strictest net neutrality rules—and as Black and Brown activists consider it a victory, the federal government disagrees. 

A Palestinian woman wearing a keffiyeh around her neck speaks to a crowd

Rasmea Odeh: Deported But Not Defeated

The U.S. deported Palestinian Chicago-based activist Rasmea Odeh a little over a year ago. Here’s how the 71-year-old is adjusting to a whole new life in Jordan.

Red, white and black sign reads "Kava Nope" and "I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford." Black and white sign reads "Believe Survivors." Signs pasted to gray electrical box.

Advocacy Groups Vow to Continue Fight as Brett Kavanaugh Advances

Republicans in the Senate Committee on the Judiciary ignored sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh to push their party’s nominee a step closer to the Supreme Court. Now the nation’s fate lies in the hands of the full Senate.

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Watch as Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford Testify Before Senate

Three women have now come forward with allegations against President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.