Politics

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.”

2020 Census Protest. Outside of the Supreme Court, protestors hold up signs reading, "Count me in."

UPDATE: 2020 Census Started Printing, Sans Citizenship Question, But Trump Administration Won't Let It Go

While the Department of Commerce confirmed it had conceded on the question, Trump—via tweet—and later officials, in a federal court, claimed they are looking for ways around the Supreme Court decision that found the citizenship question unconstitutional.

Three Native American men from the Sioux Tribe wearing Ghost Dance costumes.

Bill Seeks to Rescind Medals Awarded Following Wounded Knee Massacre

“The Medal of Honor is the highest decoration that can be awarded to a U.S. military service member, and it should not be used to legitimize the massacre of innocent civilians.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Abby Finkenauer and Sharice Davids. Diverse group of women standing side-by-side.

New Report Says Women of Color Are Immensely Electable

Reflective Democracy Campaign finds that women of color who run for office are winning their races and “driving steady progress for all people of color.”

Sheila Jackson Lee. Black woman with goddess braid crown in yelow jacket with black and white details sits behind a microphone.

LIVESTREAM: House Hearing on Reparations

The House Committee on the Judiciary hears testimony on the path to restorative justice for Black people in America.

a number of protest signs supporting abortion rights

NYC Funds Abortions For People From States With Restrictive Bans

It is the first time a city has used its budget to step into the national abortion battle.

New York State Capitol Building

New York State Prepares to Decriminalize Sex Work

A new bill aims to protect sex workers, particularly immigrant and trans workers of color.

Man wearing purple baseball cap, black jacket and red and blue shirt stands behind a podium and is surrounded by House democrats.

House Passes Bill to Provide Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants

If signed into law, the American Dream and Promise Act would offer a path to citizenship for more than 2 million “Dreamers” who were brought to the United States as children.

Three black women two of whom are wearing sunglasses one of whom is wearing glasses cheer at a rally

Black Census Project Reveals Electorate's Concerns—and Power

More than half of the 30,000+ survey participants said that politicians do not care about them or their interests.

Harriet Tubman. Black and white photo of a Black woman in a dark-colored dress with a white bow at the next and metal buttons down the center.

Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Delayed

Treasury Secretary confirms that the note will not be updated until the current White House occupant leaves office.

Sybrina Fulton 2019. Black woman with long straight hair wearing purple jacket in front of campaign ads.

Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's Mother, Runs for Office

The activist who gave voice to grieving parents after losing her son to gun violence is running for Miami-Dade county commissioner.

Roger Smitherman of Alabama state senate at a podium

Alabama Passes Bill That Effectively Bans Abortion

The nation’s most restrictive law was drafted with the hope that it will lead to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Baby in stroller waits as midterm election voters cast their ballots at Atlanta, Georgia's Grady High School polling station on November 6, 2018.

New Report Shows Historic Turnout Despite Voter Suppression in 2018 Midterms

More than 122 million people cast a ballot, according to findings from Pew Research Center.

A Black man on the left with a Black woman at a podium next to him with a black background.

MSNBC Special Tackles Race and Politics as Election Season Heats Up

Hosted by Reverend Al Sharpton, “Not Just Black and White: Race and the 2020 Election” will feature an interview with Stacey Abrams and 13 of the people running for president.

A Latinx woman with long hair holds a microphone against a black backgtound, side view.

WATCH: New Doc Takes You Behind Scenes of AOC's Campaign

Netflix documentary “Knock Down the House” follows the grassroots campaigns of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other women who ran for Congress in 2018.