Donald Trump's Pick for Spy Chief Took Hard Line on Snowden, Guantanamo, and Torture

Colleagues of former Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., describe the septuagenarian as competent and congenial — the “Mister Rogers” of Republicans, as Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., said — but his positions on issues including NSA surveillance, Edward Snowden, torture, and Guantanamo Bay are bound to spark arguments with civil libertarians as Congress debates his nomination today by President-elect […]

On His Way Out the Door, Obama Bombs Libya One Last Time

U.S. B-2 war planes bombed two camps in Libya overnight that Pentagon officials claim were housing Islamic State (ISIS) militants, concluding President Barack Obama’s time as commander in chief with another slew of deaths. More than 80 people were killed at the camps about 25 miles southeast of Sirte, where ISIS fighters fled from last […]

'Filibuster Everything': Thousands Demand Schumer Do More to Stop Trump

Thousands of protesters gathered outside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) home in New York on Tuesday night, demanding he take a stronger stand against President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees. Roughly 3,000 people amassed at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn around 6:00pm, then marched to Schumer’s apartment near Prospect Park, waving signs that read, “Show […]

GOP’s 2018 strategy: Keep focus on Pelosi

John Rogers, the head of the House GOP’s campaign arm, has his work cut out for him as he tries to hold on to the House majority in 2018. Rogers, the executive director of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), faces both an unpopular president pulling down his party’s candidates and historic trends that usually […]

Lawyer says Moore accuser believes her life is in danger

Attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing one of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s accusers, said on Friday her client Beverly Young Nelson believes her life is in danger after she accused Moore of sexual assault. “I think she’s in danger, and she knows it,” Allred said at a press conference.  “There are people who feel […]

RESIST DAY #35: What You Can Do Today

Thursday, February 23, 2017 Tell your elected representatives to publicly condemn the Trump administration’s attack on transgender students’ civil rights. Call today; More details here. Voice your support online (and see others doing the same) using the hashtag # With congressional lawmakers in their home districts this week, the following tools have been established so […]