Alison Durkee
Alison Durkee

How US cities and states plan to push back against the Trump administration on climate change

Cities and states made bold commitments to fighting climate change during the California summit — but even more needs to be done.

This Week in Politics: Hurricane Maria anniversary arrives as senators vote on Kavanaugh

The Senate is set to move Kavanaugh's nomination forward Thursday, while activists plan to mark Hurricane Maria's one-year anniversary by protesting Trump.

Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct speaks out for first time

“Now I feel like my civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation," the woman said about coming forward publicly.

Former special prosecutor Ken Starr says Manafort plea is a “significant breakthrough” for Mueller

Starr said America is "much closer to getting the truth" now that Manafort is cooperating with Mueller's investigation.

Steve Bannon says Time’s Up is the world’s most powerful political movement

When asked if he was in favor of the movement, the former White House chief strategist said, “I don’t know what the matriarchy would look like, so right now I’m open ... I agree with the objectives."

Maryland is now suing the Trump administration for attempting to “sabotage” the Affordable Care Act

The Maryland lawsuit comes on top of an existing legal battle between red and blue states over the ACA's future.

“Get over it”: Sessions issues guidance to fight injunctions against Trump administration policy

Sessions is fighting back against "activist judges" that have blocked the Trump administration's policies.

US Appeals Court upholds restrictive Missouri abortion law

The Missouri law is now one step away from potentially being decided by the Supreme Court and Brett Kavanaugh.

House Republicans call on leadership to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act

The landmark legislation is currently set to expire Sept. 30.

After a rocky Senate hearing and accusations of perjury, what’s next for Brett Kavanaugh?

The Supreme Court nominee could be confirmed by the end of the month — and it's all in the hands of a few swing-vote senators.

Florida counties now must offer Spanish-language ballots ahead of dead-heat November votes

“Voting in a language you do not understand is like asking this court decide the winner of the Nobel Prize for chemistry — ineffective, in other words,” the judge wrote in his ruling.

CBS chief Les Moonves will reportedly step down after sexual abuse allegations

The new allegations against Moonves published Sunday include accounts of alleged sexual abuse from six women.

This Week in Politics: Voters will choose Cuomo or Nixon, and Kavanaugh could be confirmed

The 2018 primary elections will come to an end this week while Congress moves forward on spending bills and Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Mike Pence, Kellyanne Conway deny they’ve discussed invoking the 25th Amendment against Trump

Questions about removing the president from office have intensified in the wake of the anonymous 'New York Times' piece.

Serena Williams fined $17K for U.S. Open argument

“When a woman is emotional, she’s ‘hysterical’ and she’s penalized for it,” the tennis legend noted. “When a man does the same, he’s ‘outspoken’ & and there are no repercussions."

Sen. Susan Collins isn’t swayed by Brett Kavanaugh email saying ‘Roe v. Wade’ isn’t “settled law”

Abortion advocates believe the 2003 email shows Kavanaugh wouldn't support a right to choose — but Collins disagrees.

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Michael Cohen wants to tear up his $130K agreement with Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti claims the move is a way for Cohen and Trump to avoid testifying in court.
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Texas fetal burial law gets struck down, could head to the Supreme Court — and Brett Kavanaugh

Texas vowed to appeal the ruling, which means it could ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court — and potential justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Millions of Americans could lose food stamp benefits under proposed farm bill

If Congress adopts the version of the bill passed by the House, millions of households would no longer be eligible for SNAP.

The next Affordable Care Act showdown between Democrat and GOP-led states has begun

The ACA lawsuit could affect the November midterms, Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation — and millions of Americans' health care.