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We Visited a “Full Contact Gunfight Arena” in Las Vegas to Ask: Has Anything Changed?

In addition to interviewing gun control advocates who were demonstrating in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, Mother Jones filmmaker Al Kamalizad also focused his camera on a local business-owner who works with guns every day. We wanted to know: Will the massacre change any of his opinions on the gun control debate? Earlier on Wednesday, we went […]

ICE Issues Harsh Threats In Response to California’s Sanctuary Law

In response to the bill California Governor Jerry Brown signed Thursday that officially made California a “sanctuary state,” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has issued a chilling statement threatening massive arrest operations...Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions Just Made it Easier for Businesses to Discriminate Against LGBT People and Women

The Department of Justice has released sweeping guidance on religious liberty protections, opening the door for government-approved discrimination against LGBT people, women, and others. The breadth of the guidance is stunning—from the...Show More Summary

Trump’s New Contraception Rule Faces Immediate Legal Challenges

The ACLU, along with at least three other organizations, announced today that they will file a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s new rule gutting Obamacare’s contraception mandate.  Trump’s rule, which was made available...Show More Summary

Moldy Cakes, Broken Jars of Mayonnaise, and Swarming Bees: A Look Inside One of Puerto Rico’s Destroyed Grocery Stores

Erik Rivera was supposed to be at work at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20. Like most other people on the island, he knew the storm was coming but he didn’t want to risk his job at the Plaza tu Supermercado, a large grocery store on Calle 3 in Guayama, a town on the southeastern coast […]

Just 3 Inches of Rain Caused Flooding in New Orleans Last Week. Now There’s a Hurricane Coming.

Tropical Storm Nate, which is expected to become a hurricane tomorrow, has already killed 22 people in Central America due to flooding rains and landslides. The National Weather Service has now issued hurricane warnings for the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama coasts—including New Orleans, which is still trying to repair its aging and crumbling drainage system. […]

“They Were Really Worried About Creationists and the Oil Companies”

New Mexico’s top education official is misleading the public about how his agency crafted a series of controversial changes to the state’s science standards, according to a former state employee who worked on the standards and later quit in protest. Last month, as Mother Jones first reported, the state’s public education agency released a plan […]

Did Russia Hack the 2016 Vote Tally? This Senator Says We Don’t Know for Sure

At a packed press conference on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, provided a progress report on his panel’s investigation of the Trump-Russia scandal. Naturally, this is a touchy and dicey matter for a Republican, and Burr tried to make some points that appeared designed to […]

Trump Administration Guts Obamacare Birth Control Rule

The Trump administration officially issued a new rule Friday that weakens the Affordable Care Act’s mandate requiring employers to provide free birth control as part of health insurance plans. The final rule resembles a draft that was leaked back in May. Show More Summary

Trump Election Commission Leader Sought a Radical Change to a Key Voting Law

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the vice chair of President Donald Trump’s election integrity commission, urged the Trump administration to weaken a key federal voting law, according to documents released by a federal court on Thursday. Kobach called for amending the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, which requires states to offer voter registration at the […]

Trump’s Favorite Criminal Sheriff Gets Back in the Saddle

Last Friday, two days before a gunman killed at least 58 people in Las Vegas, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio schooled a crowd of California Republicans on the benefits of having a heavily armed citizenry. “Most of the time, the cops get there a little late and [the shooter] wipes everybody out,” he said. […]

Here’s How the Russian State Media Has Been Covering Trump’s Russia Scandal

On Wednesday September 20, the Washington Post published yet another evening bombshell about the Trump-Russia investigation. The Post found that while serving as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort offered to provide regular...Show More Summary

California Is Officially a Sanctuary State

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Thursday making California a “sanctuary state,” with strict limitations on when its law enforcement officers can interrogate or detain individuals at the request of federal immigration authorities. Show More Summary

Sessions is Taking Away Workplace Protections for Transgender Employees

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has issued a memo reversing a federal policy on workplace discrimination against transgender employees, according to a memo first reported by Buzzfeed News Wednesday.  “Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination...Show More Summary

Farmers Say Monsanto’s Pesticide Drifted From Nearby Farms and Killed Their Crops. Now They Need Monsanto Seeds to Fix Them.

To hear Monsanto tell it, the rollout of its latest genetically modified soybean offering went without a hitch. The novel soybeans, engineered to withstand two different herbicides, debuted in 2016. Just a year later,  they were planted on 20 million acres —representing nearly a quarter of the total US crop. In its latest quarterly profit […]

Republicans Are Already Giving Up on a Key Part of Trump’s Tax Plan

For the third time in eight days, a new study has found that President Donald Trump’s tax plan is a major handout to the richest Americans. On Wednesday, the left-leaning Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy estimated that the top 1 percent of Americans would get 67 percent of the benefits from the Republican tax plan released last […]

Trump Says It’s the Wrong Time to Discuss Gun Control. In Las Vegas, Even Gun Owners Disagree.

President Donald Trump was at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas on Wednesday visiting victims of Sunday’s mass shooting when a reporter asked him, “Do you think we have a gun violence problem?” “We’re not going to talk about that today,” Trump responded. “We won’t talk about that.” The day before, the White House had circulated […]

Trump’s Justice Department Says Transgender Troop Ban Is Perfectly Legal

The Department of Justice on Wednesday asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender troops in the military. The suit, filed by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, is one of several lawsuits challenging the new policy. In it’s motion to dismiss, the DOJ […]

Top House Dem Demands Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Explain Email Switcheroo

The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday sent letters to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner demanding that they preserve government-related messages they sent using private email addresses and explain why they reportedly transferred the emails to Trump Organization servers after the committee told them not to relocate the records. […]

Inside the Last-Minute Effort to Protect Dreamers From Deportation

On a recent Saturday, as picnickers and sun worshippers relaxed in San Francisco’s Dolores Park, 200 people spent the afternoon across the street in the cafeteria of Mission High School, trying to extend their status as recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The free legal consultation was the last city-sponsored workshop before the […]

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