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The Supreme Court just jumped into the political deep end with Trump taxes lawsuit

The Supreme Court just jumped into the political deep end with Trump taxes lawsuit

On the same day that a Democratic-led US House committee voted for articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court made its own momentous decision to intervene in Trump’s effort to keep his tax returns and other financial records secret. The justices agreed to resolve in spring 2020 if a sitting president should…MORE

Smile, Congress: You’re on camera!

Smile, Congress: You’re on camera!

As the House barrels toward impeaching President Donald Trump, both Republicans and Democrats put themselves on display (on television). The House Judiciary Committee’s markup hearing on the two articles of impeachment was, at times, wonky, confusing and long. But it was televised with the hopes that the American public could watch along as either side…MORE

What the interim US-China trade deal means — and doesn’t

What the interim US-China trade deal means — and doesn’t

After a year-and-half of fraught negotiations that has slowed global growth and hurt American farmers and consumers, the United States and China have reached an interim trade deal bypassing an economic calamity — for now. The two countries on Friday agreed to halt additional tariffs on nearly $160 billion of Chinese consumer electronics and toys…MORE

Sally Field arrested at Jane Fonda’s climate protest

Sally Field arrested at Jane Fonda’s climate protest

Sally Field was the latest star to join Jane Fonda’s weekly climate protests. She left Friday’s rainy demonstration in front of the Capitol in plastic cable tie handcuffs. Publicist Heidi Schaeffer confirmed the actress was arrested. US Capitol Police say 26 adults were arrested. In what she said was an unrehearsed speech, Field urged attendees…MORE

A student running a company aiming to end gun violence receives 25 college offers

A student running a company aiming to end gun violence receives 25 college offers

A high school football captain and advocate against gun violence from Washington, DC has landed offers from 25 universities, including Ivy League schools and full-ride scholarships. RuQuan Brown, 17, received offers from Harvard, Yale, Princeton and others to play football after becoming the captain of his football team, leading them to multiple championships all while…MORE

Sanders retracts endorsement of controversial congressional candidate

Sanders retracts endorsement of controversial congressional candidate

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday withdrew his endorsement of congressional candidate Cenk Uygur after pushback from supporters over Uygur’s previous controversial comments, as well as Uygur’s decision not to accept endorsements. “As I said yesterday, Cenk has been a longtime fighter against the corrupt forces in our politics and he’s inspired people…MORE

DNC announces seven candidates qualified for next week’s debate stage

DNC announces seven candidates qualified for next week’s debate stage

The Democratic National Committee announced Friday that seven candidates have qualified to participate in next week’s presidential primary debate. Former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, businessman Tom Steyer, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and businessman Andrew Yang made the cutoff, according to the…MORE