Politics

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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.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Courts Controversy

The newly-appointed Indian-American FCC head says he wants to bridge the digital divide and connect low-income people to high-speed internet. But critics say his latest actions are proof of other priorities.

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WATCH: Senate Democrats #HoldTheFloor for 24 Hours Ahead of Betsy DeVos Vote

The senators aim to convince just one more of their GOP colleagues to vote no on Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education.

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5 Years After Ramarley Graham's Death, Supporters Still Demand Justice from NYPD

Hundreds of protesters called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to fire Richard Haste, the NYPD officer who fatally shot Graham in 2012.

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Trayvon Martin's Parents Consider Run for Political Office

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin's memoir, "Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin," is now available.

President Donald Trump's Environment adviser Myron Ebell arrives for a meeting at Downing Street on January 31, 2017, in London, England. Ebell has referred to the environmental movement as the "greatest threat to freedom."

Former Trump Aide: U.S. Will 'Change Its Course on Climate Policy'

Climate skeptic Myron Ebell, who led the president's EPA transition team, sas Trump will pull out from the Paris Agreement.

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#ResistanceInPhilly Rocks Republican Congressional Retreat

Thousands of protesters descended on a GOP retreat in Philadelphia featuring Donald Trump, Mike Pence and other Republican leaders. Herewith, some photos and videos from the action. 

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LGBTQ Activists of Color Talk Trump and What They're Doing to Create Change [VIDEO]

We interviewed a range of LGBTQ activists of color at last week's Creating Change conference in Philadelphia and found that there still is strength in numbers.

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EPA Ordered to Freeze All Contracts and Grant Programs, Including Environmental Justice Ones

Agency employees were told not to disclose this information, but anonymous sources leaked the information last night.

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3 Best Lines on Race from Aziz Ansari's 'SNL' Debut

The show's first-ever South Asian-American host had a lot to say about the recently inaugurated president and his most racist supporters.

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How Your Faves Really Feel About the #Inauguration

The Obamas' departure from the White House and Donald Trump's first day as president compelled many entertainers of color to speak their minds on social media. They didn't hold back.

New York Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez campaigning alongside former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to organize Latinx voters on April 9, 2016, in Brooklyn, New York.

One Democrat's No Nonsense Response to Trump's Inauguration

Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) had only one thing to say.

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ACLU Kicks Off 7-Point Plan to Fight Trump Administration, Protect Civil Liberties

The organization also filed requests with several government agencies, demanding documents regarding Trump's possible conflicts of interest.

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WATCH: Latinx People Respond to Trump's First Day

Latinxs, many of whom feel particularly vulnerable under the new political regime, share their feelings about the incoming Trump Administration.

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WATCH: Solange and Esperanza Spalding Sing for Resistance at Peace Ball

The sold-out show took over the National Museum of African American History and Culture during the official inauguration concert.

Thousands of anti-Donald Trump protesters, including many pro-immigrant groups, held a demonstration along 5th Avenue in New York City on November 13, 2016.

Going to the Women's March in DC? Be Prepared

This means staying hydrated, fueled and safe—especially if you're a person of color, undocumented or in the LGBTQ community.

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READ: Trump Advisor Reed Cordish's Company Accused of Abusing Black Patrons

The Daily Beast examined three lawsuits filed against Cordish's Kansas City nightclubs that included allegations of paying White men to fight Black patrons.

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John Lewis Doc Coming to PBS in February

"Get in the Way" will air on February 10.