Alison Durkee
Alison Durkee

Stacey Abrams files lawsuit taking aim at Georgia’s elections process

The lawsuit comes as Georgia voters prepare to elect their next secretary of state who will oversee the elections process going forward.

Judge dismisses lawsuit accusing Trump’s Washington DC hotel of “unfair competition”

The federal judge said ruling against Trump's business would mean "condemning a broad swath of legitimate business conduct."

A “Green New Deal”? How Democrats are planning to address climate change after stark report

Leading House Democrats are already planning to hold hearings on climate change, while progressives are pushing an even more ambitious agenda.

New York judge allows lawsuit against Trump Foundation to move forward

The judge rejected the Trumps' claim that the lawsuit was biased and politically motivated.

This Week in Politics: Mississippi will elect US senator, Trump to meet with Putin at G20 summit

The midterm elections will continue this week, while Congress fights a looming government shutdown and Trump goes to Argentina.

MLB becomes latest group to revoke its donation to Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

MLB joins Walmart, AT&T and other companies that have revoked their donations over Hyde-Smith's controversial comments.

Trump threatens to close southern border amid reports of potential asylum deal with Mexico

Conflicting reports suggest the Mexican government may or may not be willing to let migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. to remain in Mexico while their claims are processed.

Pelosi remains popular with Democratic voters, even as she battles her own party to become speaker

Despite the small faction opposing her nomination, a majority of Democratic voters support Nancy Pelosi as the next speaker of the House.

Judge strikes down Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, says state’s defense is “pure gaslighting”

Judge Carlton W. Reeves said the law "is closer to the old Mississippi — the Mississippi bent on controlling women and minorities."

What does it mean that nearly 1,000 people are still “missing” in the California wildfire?

The Camp Fire is the deadliest in California's history, but many names on the lengthy missing persons list are likely there in error.

Ohio House passes controversial “heartbeat bill” restricting abortions after 6 weeks

The restrictive bill was specifically crafted to make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court — and challenge 'Roe v. Wade.'

Sen. Bill Nelson concedes as contentious Florida midterm races come to an end

Nelson's concession, which came one day after that of Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, brings a contentious ballot-counting process to an end.

This Week in Politics: A few House midterm races still up in the air as Trump pardons a turkey

Politicians will take a break for Thanksgiving this week, though the political controversies over Robert Mueller's investigation and the death of Jamal Khashoggi will continue.

California Gov. Jerry Brown: Climate skeptics “will be believers” within 5 years as wildfires rage

The governor's comments come after Trump suggested "raking" could prevent the deadly fires.

Kanye West donates $150,000 to GoFundMe for Jemel Roberson, who was fatally shot by police

Roberson's death has drawn widespread outrage, as the Chicago-area security guard was shot by police while detaining an attempted shooter.

The Trump administration rolled back coal ash rules — but Americans are feeling its harmful effects

Residents throughout North Carolina have been affected by the harmful effects of coal ash — which the Trump administration recently took steps to deregulate.

Betsy DeVos releases new rules on sexual harassment and assault that expand rights of the accused

The proposed rules will give accused students full due process rights and raise the bar for what constitutes as sexual harassment.

Meet the teacher who traveled through 9 countries and worked as a stripper trying to reach the US

This story is part of Mic Dispatch’s three-part series on immigration in Central America.

Report: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged by US government

A U.S. attorney mistakenly wrote in an unrelated court filing that that charges against Assange “need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested.”

Health and Human Services Department weighs canceling $100M in fetal tissue research funding

The funding decision would “delay the delivery of effective therapies to Americans and people around the world who desperately need them," professor Lawrence Goldstein said.