Politics

Young White man in blue scrubs draws blood from Black man wearing hospital gown.

Medical Association Blasts Trump Administration for Attacking Health Care Rights

American Medical Association to Department of Health and Human Services: “This proposal marks the rare occasion in which a federal agency seeks to remove civil rights protections.”

Rashida Tlaib. A brown woman wearing glasses sits at a desk at a House hearing

Israel Says Rep. Tlaib Can Visit If She Doesn't Protest, She Declines

“I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in—fighting against racism, oppression and injustice.”

A crowd of brown men carries the brown body of Marwan Nasser through the streets.

With Big Push From Trump, Israel Denies Entry to Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar

The Democratic members of Congress were reportedly looking to visit with Palestinian people to learn more about their lives under Israel’s harsh policies.

Melissa McKinnies and Danye Jones. Black woman and Black boy sit next to each other and smile.

Activist Melissa McKinnies on the Mike Brown Rebellion—And the Lynching of Her Son Danye

Melissa McKinnies was a Ferguson uprising fixture. It’s for this reason that the St. Louis mother believes that one of her sons was lynched in their backyard. Here are her words.

Michael Brown Jr. A drawing of a Black boy wearing headphones on a brown background

Missing Mike-Mike: Michael Brown Sr. Reflects on the 5 Years Since His Son Became a Political Symbol

Before Michael Brown Jr. became an international symbol of racialized police violence, he was an 18-year-old who cracked jokes, made music and planned for his future. Here, a deeply personal reflection by his dad on the fifth anniversary of his killing.

Three people wearing black-rimmed glasses, bow their heads and cry as they stand arm-in-arm.

Trump Links Call for Background Checks With Immigration Reform in Wake of Mass Shootings

The president took to Twitter to suggest “marrying” the two unrelated and politically divisive issues.

Pedro Pierluisi stands behind a podium

Puerto Rico's New Governor Challenged as 'Unconstitutional'

The Puerto Rican Senate filed a lawsuit questioning the validity of the swearing in of the territory’s new governor, Pedro Pierluisi.

Steven Wilson. Young Lakota man with short dark hair wearing gray jacket and tan pants performing National Anthem in University of South Dakota's gym.

The National Anthem Will Be Performed in Lakota At Upcoming Presidential Forum

Steven Wilson will set the tone for the first-ever presidential election forum to focus entirely on Native American issues.

Slavery reparations rally. Black 6-year-old girl stands in front of pro-reparations signs.

The Who, What and How of Reparations for Slavery

A new online “Reparations Toolkit” gives a detailed breakdown of why Black people deserve this financial payback.

Protestors in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló Resigns

Thousands celebrate, but some say his replacement, Wanda Vázquez, is also unfit to serve.

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Trump Administration Seeks to Strip 3.1 Million People of Food Security

The quest to prevent lower-income earning people from accessing food stamps via the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program continues.

Ilhan Omar. Black woman wearing white turban and gray long-sleeve dress.

Rep. Ilhan Omar Responds to 'Appalling' Question About Her Values

Omar: “I would like everyone to know that if you want us to speak as politicians, American politicians, then you treat us as such.”

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#RickyRenuncia Protestors Demand Resignation of Puerto Rico's Governor

Half a million Puerto Rico residents are mobilizing to oust their elected leader in the aftermath of a text message scandal.

A Mexican baby

Study Finds Increase in Latinx Preterm Births After Trump Election

Researchers emphasized a connection between psychosocial stress and an increase in babies born early after 45 won the White House.

Representatives Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib at press conference.

ICYMI: The Squad Calls Out Trump's Racism, Moves Convo Forward

Representative Ayanna Pressley: “I will always refer to him as ‘the occupant,’ as he is only occupying space. He does not embody the grace, the empathy, the compassion, the integrity that that office requires and that the American people deserve.”

Puerto Rico capitol building in San Juan and Puerto Rican flag

Puerto Rico Finalizing Plan To Restructure Its Debt

Three years in the making, the effort prioritizes pensioners over bondholders—and will likely be challenged on grounds of constitutionality.

The Squad. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass), Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.),

House Reps of Color Respond After Trump Tells Them to 'Go Back'

Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib: “We’re not going anywhere.” 

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Trump's Claim That Nation's Air Has Never Been Cleaner Disproved By His EPA

Pollution is actually up since President Barack Obama left office.

Ilhan Omar and Dean Phillips on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Activists, Doctors and Politicians Stand Up in Support of Affordable Care Act

As a federal appeals court decides the fate of the nation’s health care policy, folks are fighting back.

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ICE, FBI Scanning Millions of Driver's License Photos

The federal agencies are using facial recognition software in a largely unauthorized practice that experts say disproportionately subjects people of color to “heightened danger of misidentification and false arrests.”