2020 election

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Just Signed a Bill to Force Trump to Release His Tax Returns

Trump will have to release five years of his tax returns before his name can appear on the state’s primary ballot in 2020.
Morgan Baskin
trump administration

Meet John Ratcliffe, Trump’s New Intelligence Nominee with Not a Lot of Intelligence Experience

Rep. John Ratcliffe has just over four years of experience in Washington — and not a lot in the intelligence field.
Trone Dowd

Republican Congressman Has a Bizarre Theory About the Drowned Migrant Father and Daughter: They Were Murdered.

“I’m a law enforcement officer. First thing I thought: A trafficker probably killed them."
Gaby Del Valle
climate change

Southerners Are Scared of the Climate Crisis, and Their Politicians Are Ignoring Them

The states that will be most affected by the climate crisis are the ones with the least political action.
Shayla Love

Republican Women Lost Badly in 2018. Their Plan to Take Back Seats Starts in North Carolina.

A little-watched congressional race in North Carolina has become a referendum on women’s future in the Republican Party.
Carter Sherman
LGBTQ rights

Texas Governor Risks His Laptop to Save Chick-fil-A’s Right to Be Homophobic

He's expected to sign the so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” bill, which passed the Texas House Monday.
Rex Santus
maria butina

"I destroyed my own life": Maria Butina is very sorry she conspired to influence the U.S. election

The pro-gun, alleged Russian agent is going to jail for 18 months.
Emma Ockerman

Tax felon who threatened to throw a guy off a balcony wants to be in Congress — again

“I’m 90 percent of the way there to run,” Grimm told Politico.
Rex Santus
Michael Cohen

Cohen warns Republicans not to follow Trump “blindly” like he did

“I did the same thing that you’re doing now. For 10 years, I protected Mr. Trump, for 10 years,” Cohen said.
Emma Ockerman

Virginia Republican senator was editor of yearbook that featured blackface and “N-word”

A third blackface scandal has hit Virginia politics.
Rex Santus

In raging act of defiance, Sen. Joe Manchin delivers jam to Mitch McConnell

McConnell reportedly said he wanted to "crush Manchin like a grape."
Rex Santus
child labor

Indiana Republican who employs hundreds of teens wants to roll back child labor laws

The ski resort he runs employs as many as 400 minors, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Emma Ockerman