McCaskill corrects GOP 'Yale law grad' opponent over definition of truck

Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillMissouri county issues travel advisory for Lake of the Ozarks after Memorial Day parties Senate faces protracted floor fight over judges amid pandemic safety concerns Amash on eyeing presidential bid: ‘Millions of Americans’ want someone other than Trump, Biden MORE (D-Mo.) fact checked her Republican opponent, state Attorney General Josh Hawley,Read moreRead more

Bernie Sanders socialism moves to Democratic mainstream

Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE and democratic socialism increasingly look to be winning over the Democratic Party, raising concerns among some Democrats about whether it could hurt theRead moreRead more

Reminder of 'How Often Fracking Pipelines Blow Up': 7 Hospitalized After Series of Explosions in Texas

A series of natural gas pipeline explosions in Midland County, Texas on Wednesday hospitalized seven people with injuries and highlighted the risks of transporting fossil fuels. Dr. Sandra Steingraber, a New York-based scientist who advocates against hydraulic fracturing—a fossil fuel extraction method also called fracking—tweeted that her experience seeking an update on the explosions remindedRead moreRead more

Victory for Bold Progressive Ilhan Omar Puts Second Muslim Woman on Historic Path to Congress

Following her victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Minnesota’s reliably blue 5th congressional district, progressive former refugee Ilhan Omar is widely expected to become the first Somali-American member of the U.S. House this fall—18 years after escaping her home country’s civil war. Omar’s victory follows that of Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American former state lawmaker inRead moreRead more

Horrific Sound of Gunshots Captured on Twitch Live Stream During Mass Shooting at Gamer Event in Jacksonville

In a nation where lawmakers continue their refusal to do anything that would curb the occurrence of mass shootings and overall gun violence, it appears that an online streaming and social media service Twitch on Sunday afternoon captured live the sound of multiple gun shots during a competitive video-gaming event at a large downtown complexRead moreRead more

Amid Call to 'Push Pause Button' on Kavanaugh Hearing in Order to Probe Assault Allegation, Trump Lies That FBI Can't Investigate

While Democrats including Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and women’s advocacy groups have demanded for the fair treatment of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while they were in high school, the White House and the Republican Party are falsely stating that little can beRead moreRead more

Closing of PLO Office in DC Decried as 'Vicious Blackmail' While Trump's Continued Attack on Palestinians Called 'Recipe for War'

Palestinian officials on Monday condemned the Trump administration’s decision to shutter the Washington, D.C. office of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)—part of a broader effort to block International Criminal Court (ICC) probes into U.S. or Israeli war crimes—as “crude and vicious blackmail,” and vowed to continue calling for ICC investigations. “Lowering the flag of PalestineRead moreRead more

Senate Dem on campaigning with Ellison: ‘Right now, I'm focused on Judge Kavanaugh’

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) would not say on Sunday whether she will campaign for Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) in his bid for the Minnesota attorney general’s office. Ellison, who announced in June his plans to step down from Congress and run for attorney general, faces allegations that he abused an ex-girlfriend. When asked whether she would campaign forRead moreRead more

Oscar De La Hoya 'very seriously' considering 2020 run for president

Retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya said Monday he’s open to running for president in 2020, arguing that he may toss his hat in the ring if other celebrities, such as Kanye West, are contemplating wading into politics. “I am actually very, very serious, and I strongly feel that if a Kanye West can do itRead moreRead more

Poll: Republican DeWine has 3-point edge over Cordray in Ohio governor's race

Mike DeWine, Ohio’s attorney general and Republican gubernatorial candidate, has a narrow 3-point advantage over Democratic candidate Richard CordrayRichard Adams CordrayPoll: Biden, Trump neck and neck in Ohio On The Money: Trump officials struggle to get relief loans out the door | Dow soars more than 1600 points | Kudlow says officials ‘looking at’ offeringRead moreRead more