Amy Coney Barrett told senators that she is impartial and that her views on climate science are irrelevant. But she showed a dangerous bias against environmental action that would make the climate crisis far worse.
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In an attempt to send a message to any legislators considering challenging the mass incarceration status quo, law enforcement unions in California have spent nearly $1 million to unseat Reggie Jones-Sawyer, a state assembly member and Bernie Sanders–backed criminal justice reformer.
Yesterday, Amy Coney Barrett told lawmakers she doesn’t have “firm views” on climate change. For decades, her father was a lawyer at Shell Oil, which now has a major climate case in front of the Supreme Court.
Donald Trump wants to suppress the vote, and Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers want to help him — by limiting the vote-by-mail system they themselves helped create in 2019.
In August, Trump nominee Amy Coney Barrett delivered a key ruling blocking many gig workers from suing in court when tech companies deny them overtime pay. It's just one in a long history of decisions that favored corporate interests.
As Joe Biden faces an enthusiasm gap in the polls, raising a very serious possibility of Donald Trump winning reelection, the campaign’s field operation appears to be lagging.
A health care lobby group hired Trump’s former lawyer and gave millions to Democrats — now criminal nursing home and hospital execs may get special protections from COVID lawsuits.
Reopening schools right now is extremely dangerous — which is why many colleges and universities are lobbying in Washington for immunity from COVID-related lawsuits.
Facing a tough primary challenge from Alex Morse, embattled congressman Richard Neal is trying to block voters from seeing an ad about him being Congress’s #1 recipient of corporate PAC money.
The 2010 Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan demanded major cuts to Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare during Barack Obama’s first term. Joe Kennedy praised the plan as “the right blueprint forward.”
Yesterday, Trump’s USPS chairman, Robert Duncan, confirmed he had served on two Republican super PACs — at the same time new documents showed that the GOP takeover of the United States Postal Service coincided with a significant slowdown in mail delivery just months before the November election.
When the pandemic began, defenders of our for-profit health system — including many Democrats — scrambled to insist we didn't need a Medicare for All system. Yet new infections are still surging in the US while countries with national health care programs have long since gotten a handle on coronavirus.
Susan Rice is reportedly one of Joe Biden’s two vice presidential finalists. She also had millions invested in fossil fuels and energy companies as recently as 2015.
Forty-three New York billionaires have donated to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s political machine. Now he’s blocking attempts to tax his ultrarich friends.
Kamala Harris likes to portray herself as a progressive, but the California senator has said that tech giants like Google must be allowed to grow unimpeded.
While raking in cash from health care industry donors, Beltway Republicans copied language from an Andrew Cuomo law meant to shield negligent nursing home execs into their new COVID-19 relief package, word for word.
Since Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp reopened the economy, infection rates have skyrocketed. But the state has found a way to deal with the problem — by making the surge of new cases disappear from the government’s official COVID-19 tracking website.
The government has taken the extraordinary step of giving prosecutorial power to a law firm that has worked for Chevron — and is allowing that prosecutorial power to be aimed at Chevron’s chief adversary, who has been under house arrest for the past year.
Kamala Harris trumpets a criminal justice program she instituted as district attorney as proof she's a "progressive prosecutor." The only problem? The program utterly failed to reduce mass incarceration in California.