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Trump Names Anti-Abortion Activist to Top Health Care Job

Charmaine Yoest, the former president and CEO of anti-abortion group Americans United for Life, has been tapped to be the assistant secretary of public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, the White House announced...Show More Summary

Arkansas Just Executed Its 4th Man in 8 Days—His Lawyers Said His Death Was “Horrifying”

Last night, Arkansas conducted the last of a series of executions in its rushed attempt to execute eight men in 11 days before its supply of midazolam, a controversial sedative that's been behind several botched executions, expires at the end of the month. Show More Summary

Trump Learns That the Presidency Is "More Work" Than His Old Job

Two days before hitting the 100-day mark of his presidency, Donald Trump acknowledged that the role of leader of the free world is tougher than he anticipated, telling Reuters in a revealing interview that the presidency is "more work" than his previous job. "I loved my previous life," Trump said. Show More Summary

100 Days: Pollution Harms People of Color the Most. Trump Is Making It Worse.

On Thursday, environmentalists and a handful of congressional Democrats gathered at the US Capitol to launch the United for Climate Task Force, a new group for marginalized communities who are facing new threats to the air they breathe and the water they drink. Show More Summary

After a Flurry of News, Assange's Lawyer Is Still Waiting to Hear From the Justice Department

More than a week after reports that the US government is preparing criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and other members of his organization, a lawyer for Assange says he's received no information about what the...Show More Summary

Despite Populist Rhetoric, Trump Is Poised to Preside Over a Crackdown on Unions

Donald Trump got a higher share of the vote among union members in last year's election than any Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan, helping propel him to victory in key Rust Belt states and to the White House. Since his inauguration, he has continued to sound populist notes. Show More Summary

The Other 100 Days: 5 Decades Before Trump, the New EPA Truly Made America Great Again

On New Year's Day in 1970, President Richard Nixon appeared in San Clemente, California, for the momentous signing of the National Environmental Policy Act—the congressional statute that formally recast the government's role from conserving the wilderness to protecting the health of the environment and the general public. Show More Summary

9 Ways Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump Failed the 100-Day Test

In one of his less-heralded campaign promises, Donald Trump vowed to work with Congress to introduce something called the School Choice and Education Opportunity Act in his first 100 days in office. The expansive piece of legislation...Show More Summary

Wendy C. Ortiz's Resistance Reading

We recently asked a range of authors, artists, and poets to name books that bring solace or understanding in this age of rancor. Two dozen or so responded. Here are picks from the critically acclaimed memoirist Wendy C. Ortiz. Latest...Show More Summary

Attend Class, March for Science, Lobby Congress: A Week in the Life of This Fifth-Grader

Haven Coleman is one of the tens of thousands of science defenders who took part in the March for Science protests around the world on Earth Day, and she'll be one of thousands more who participate in the People's Climate Marches around the country this weekend. Show More Summary

The Entrée at Samantha Bee's Alternative White House Press Dinner? Trump Roast.

Samantha Bee picked a great moment to crash TV's comedy host fraternity. Just over a year ago—after 12 years as a correspondent on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, and just as Donald Trump was mounting his hostile takeover of the Republican Party—the Canadian-born comic launched her own TBS prime-time show, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee. Show More Summary

This Report Card for Betsy DeVos' Favorite Education Policy Is Pretty Bad

Students in Washington, DC's federally funded voucher program performed worse academically, particularly on math test scores, after a year of private school, according to a new federal analysis released Thursday. The study, conducted...Show More Summary

Texas Is About to Crack Down on Undocumented Immigrants

Texas is about to become the second state to outlaw sanctuary cities, jurisdictions that refuse to fully comply with federal enforcement of immigration laws. On Thursday, lawmakers in the Texas House of Representatives gave approvalShow More Summary

The Department of Defense is Investigating Michael Flynn

The Defense Department's inspector general has opened an investigation to determine whether Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's former national security advisor, accepted payments from a foreign government without permission, according to documents released Thursday by Rep. Show More Summary

A New International Advice Line Will Help American Women End Their Pregnancies

Concerned about President Trump's promise to drastically roll back legal access to abortion, an international feminist group launched a project on Thursday that aims to help women in the US safely end their own pregnancies. Since 2014,...Show More Summary

A Punch in the Face Was Just the Start of the Alt-Right's Attack on a Berkeley Protester

A video of Nathan Damigo (top) and Emily Rose Marshall (below) during the street fighting in Berkeley on April 15 went viral. Stephen Lam/Reuters via ZUMA Press) On Saturday, April 15, Emily Rose Marshall drove up to Berkeley, California, from Los Angeles with a group of friends who were part of the anarchist Oak Roots Collective. Show More Summary

Berkeley Mayor Calls Out Ann Coulter for Stoking Possible Violence

On the eve of what was shaping up to be the latest in a string of violent clashes in Berkeley between militant far-right and far-left activists, Mayor Jesse Arreguín vowed that police will act aggressively to quash illegal behavior.Show More Summary

Siddhartha Mukherjee's Resistance Reading

We asked a range of authors, artists, and poets to name books that bring solace or understanding in this age of rancor. Two dozen or so responded. Here are picks from Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee. Latest...Show More Summary

Rodney King and the LA Riots Changed Policing. Now Jeff Sessions Wants to Turn Back the Clock.

In a recent op-ed in USA Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated that his Department of Justice will move away from federal oversight of local police departments plagued by abuses and officer-involved killings. In doing so,Show More Summary

The Lioness in Winter

The senator from California looked like someone had punched the wind out of her. On an unseasonably cold January 10, the tense first day of hearings about President Donald Trump's nomination of Jeff Sessions as attorney general, Dianne Feinstein was pallid, with deeper than usual divots beneath her eyes. Show More Summary

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