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Cooper's Veto of "Regulatory Reform Act" is right on target

4 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Improving water quality is serious business and requires a thoughtful approach: Cooper vetoed Senate Bill 16, the Business Regulatory Reform Act of 2017, which seeks to remove regulations in many instances. The bill extends the validity...Show More Summary

Wednesday News: Take them down

4 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

GOVERNOR COOPER CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS FROM STATE GROUNDS: Confederate statues should be removed from state property, Gov. Roy Cooper said in a public message Tuesday. He wrote a statement posted to the online publishing platform Medium. Show More Summary

California sues the Trump administration over 'sanctuary city' funding threat

California has sued the Trump regime over Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III’s plan to starve the state of millions of dollars in federal funding over so-called “sanctuary city” policies, with the lawsuit arguing that...Show More Summary

Trump administration refuses to say if they'll uphold the law, in this case Obamacare

In ongoing reporting, TPM has documented the Trump administration's severing of ties with a large coalition of groups that had worked with the Obama administration to promote the Affordable Care Act and increase enrollments in hard-to-reach populations. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. M.D. Smith: As a nation, we condemn slavery, but why not its defenders?

Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation writes—Historical Amnesia About Slavery Is a Tool of White Supremacy. Where we have (mostly) condemned slavery, we as a country have refused to condemn its defenders: The Commonwealth of Virginia began observing the January 19 birthday of Confederate General Robert E. Show More Summary

Full Transcript of Trump's "Both Sides" Charlottesville Presser

White House releases official transcript of today’s off-the-rails Charlottesville presser. Full transcript after the jump.  Read More ?

Hundreds rally in support of Oakland nurse, family members facing deportation within hours

Some 200 members of the Alameda Health System joined Oakland community leaders to rally in support of  Maria Mendoza-Sanchez, a Highland Hospital nurse and undocumented immigrant who, barring a last-minute intervention, will be deported Tuesday. Show More Summary

Sheriff David Clarke is being sued for inmate's dehydration death that occurred under his watch

Sheriff David Clarke may finally be getting his comeuppance. After all, the man in charge of the Milwaukee County jail most certainly deserves it. Under his tenure, there have been multiple deaths at the jail and allegations of abuse...Show More Summary

Benjamin Wittes of the Lawfare blog is suing Trump over his lies about terrorism

Even since before he became a presidential candidate Donald Trump equated immigrants with violence, and he’s brought that false association right into the White House. Trump has promoted the idea that Mexicans are murderers and rapists, while painting Muslim as virtually a synonym for terrorist. Show More Summary

White supremacist terrorists are protected from the laws that affect Islamic terrorists

If James Alex Fields had shouted something about ISIS or al-Qaida as he was pulled from his car after he plowed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, there would be little doubt about the charges. He would be a terrorist. Show More Summary

The House Is On Fire - Accepting the Truth of the Trump Revolution

For those who’ve recognized what should really be obvious, this is quite a paragraph in the Times’ account of today’s Trump press conference … No word in the Trump lexicon is as tread-worn as “unprecedented.” But members of the president’s...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards challenges DCCC's crummy stance on anti-abortion candidates

Cecile Richards, the president of  the  Planned Parenthood Federation of America  and the  Planned Parenthood Action Fund  (and daughter of the late Ann Richards, the outspoken feminist governor of Texas from 1991-1995) has found herself...Show More Summary

Trump campaign emails show Russia cast 'wide net' to gain access to team Trump

Newly revealed emails of a low-level adviser to the Trump campaign show the aide was eager to make connections between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. But experts on Russia say the emails also demonstrate that Russian officials were seeking multiple access points to team Trump. Show More Summary

This Is Going To Be A Fun One

It may depend on your definition of fun, but the GOP establishment, led by Donald Trump, trying to keep ex-Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore from winning the GOP primary runoff is going to make for an interesting next six weeks in Alabama. Cameron Joseph has the latest on tonight’s results.

Corporate CEOs who don't 'stick their heads up' will be judged on their cowardice

Campaign Action Donald Trump's pissy recalcitrance in condemning the white supremacist and neo-Nazi movements, in the days after Charlottesville, has been met with widespread contempt. It's also proving the last straw for some of the...Show More Summary

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka resigns from Trump manufacturing council

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and colleague Thea Lee join Kenneth Frazier, chairman and CEO of Merck, Kevin Plank, the CEO of Under Armour, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, and Scott Paul of the Alliance for American Manufacturing in leaving...Show More Summary

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