James Runcie, chief operating officer of the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid, quit his job suddenly Tuesday night and sent an email to his staff outlining his reasons for not wanting to work in the Trump administration.
Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of housing and urban development, said in an interview released Wednesday that poverty is a “state of mind” children learn from their parents, and that a “certain mindset” contributes to people living in poverty.
After a media outlet reported on plagiarism in his master’s degree thesis paper, Sheriff David Clarke is unsure of his standing with the Trump administration and whether or not he will actually get that job with the Department of Homeland Security that he’s been bragging about recently.
I have steadfastly avoided most “Trump voter” treatises in the news and the constant rush to check on his approval ratings. They reek of a fawning, confused attempt to normalize, empathize with and explain elements of American society that people of color, and white folks with even a rudimentary knowledge of history,…
When both Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Marcel Groen and the North Carolina Democratic Party’s deputy executive director, Douglass Wilson, were asked about a little-known, but nasty, national voter-purge effort called “Interstate Crosscheck” in their respective states during a broadcast of Reality Check, this…
Updated Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9:40 p.m. EDT: House Bill 245 passed the Texas Senate on Tuesday by a vote of 28-3. The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott to be signed into law.
Hindsight is 20-20, but with respect to the 2016 presidential election, former Vice President Joe Biden seems to have cataracts when assessing what might have been.
Editor’s note: Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced Monday that he has extended Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status for six more months. He hinted that this shortened extension will be the last, saying that TPS recipients should take “time to attain travel documents and make other necessary arrangements for…
Donald Trump is set Tuesday to reveal his first major budget proposal, and with it comes major cuts to Medicaid and changes to anti-poverty programs that would allow states to limit a range of benefits for needy families, something Congress has already been uneasy about.
In his capacity as president, Donald Trump reportedly asked two high-ranking national intelligence officials in March to help him push back against the FBI investigation into possible connections between his presidential campaign and the Russian government.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a devastating blow to race-based gerrymandering Monday when it ruled that North Carolina’s Legislature used racial considerations in redrawing two of the state’s voting districts.
In a righteous act of artistic resistance and rebellion, an image of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wearing a Ku Klux Klan costume, along with various hashtags, was projected on Department of Justice headquarters as well as the FBI building in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night.
Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify in an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss his role in the investigation probing Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment in the unlikely event that Donald Trump is forced to go through proceedings aimed at removing him from office, according to CNN.
Since the election of President Donald Trump, black political leaders have seemingly led the charge as public Democratic Party surrogates calling for impeachment. When everyone else couldn’t quite fathom Trump as a real-life Manchurian candidate, the black political and pundit class (to its credit) was already gnawing…
When Donald Trump nominated Jeff Sessions—the love child of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the Keebler Elf—as attorney general of the United States, it was a bittersweet moment.
Tired of punching at the sky, yelling at the television and unfriending folks from high school because of politics? Of course you are! The current administration’s steady commitment to incompetence, corruption and white nationalists has gotten the American people, especially African Americans, riled up in ways not…
While I knew y’all’s president was one vacationing-ass bitch, I had no idea how much of a lazy thot he truly was.
I don’t have to comb through years of President TrumPutin’s taxes or real estate dealings to point out collusion between the worst president in American history and Mother Russia, aka our play cousin. Let’s just look at the past week.
He goes by many names. The director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Voting Rights Project refers to him as “the king of voter suppression.” Kansas’ state Senate minority leader called him “the most racist politician in America today.” Until the newly written Muslim ban goes into effect, he still holds the…