June 15, 2018

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 important immigration stories from the week you probably missed

People fleeing domestic violence will no longer be eligible for asylum, the U.S. is amping up efforts to denaturalize current citizens and the Trump administration is preparing tent cities for kids.

June 13, 2018

Cynthia Nixon unveils bold new education plan for New York

The progressive New York gubernatorial candidate wants to kick ICE out of New York schools and significantly increase public education funding.
June 12, 2018

Cynthia Nixon visits NYC mosque, while Muslim group points out opponent Andrew Cuomo never has

Members of New York's Muslim Democratic Club claim Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not visited a mosque during his entire tenure as governor.
June 12, 2018

The future of voting? Maine’s ranked-choice voting primary is an ambitious test

Maine is about to become the first state to test a new voting method that could up-end the America's two-party system.
June 9, 2018

This “mother of the movement” is changing the playbook for how Democrats campaign in key districts

Lucy McBath, the mother of murdered black teenager Jordan Davis, is trying to win the same Georgia district Democrats failed to pick up in a 2017 special election.
June 8, 2018

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about football

A White House national security contractor arrested on an outstanding warrant for attempted murder, Trump seeks to consolidate social safety net programs and Scott Pruitt's list of grifts gets longer.

June 6, 2018

Progressive groups are launching a movement to create a public bank in New York City

The groups are demanding that the city divest from Wall Street banks and establish a public bank to support local community initiatives.
June 6, 2018

Democrat Deb Haaland poised to be the first Native American woman in Congress

The Native American woman just won the Democratic primary in a safely Democratic congressional district.
June 5, 2018

Keith Ellison will run for Minnesota attorney general

The move could be a stepping stone to higher statewide office for the progressive rising star.
June 2, 2018

Democrats worry that California’s “jungle” primary system could hurt efforts to flip Congress

The state's unique "jungle primary" is causing headaches for Democrats from the governor's race down to congressional races.
June 1, 2018

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about Roseanne Barr

Betsy DeVos slow walks gun reforms, Scott Pruitt spends more than $1,500 on pens and more.

May 30, 2018

Medicaid could be the key issue for Democrats hoping to win control of a crucial state in 2018

Voters in America's third largest state largely favor Medicaid expansion. Will Democrats be able to use that to their advantage?
May 28, 2018

California congressman has a “jobs for all” plan to unite both wings of the Democratic Party

Rep. Ro Khanna wants to change the terms of debate within the Democratic Party from "if" America should give everyone a job to "how" we should do it.
May 25, 2018

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump Cabinet that aren’t about so-called witch hunts

Two federal agencies appear poised to roll back anti-discrimination rules, the EPA bars reporters from a water contamination event and the Interior Department roles back animal cruelty rules.
May 23, 2018

Why progressives are fine with Hillary Clinton endorsing Andrew Cuomo over Cynthia Nixon

Former critics of Clinton say the decision is completely in keeping with Clinton's politics.
May 23, 2018

How a Native Hawaiian Democrat is pushing the party left on his home turf

Kaniela Ing, 29, thinks Democrats have gotten complacent in blue states like Hawaii. He wants to change that.

May 19, 2018

Report: The Trump campaign may have colluded with two other countries in the 2016 election

Donald Trump Jr. is said to have had a meeting with representatives from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about how to get his father elected.
May 18, 2018

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about Mueller’s probe

The Trump administration may have tried to cover up a major water contamination crisis and Homeland Security is preparing a plan to separate immigrant families.
May 16, 2018

Progressive challenger ekes out victory over former incumbent in Nebraska primary

Kara Eastman's victory in the Democratic primary for Nebraska's second congressional district is one of the first big blows to the Democratic party establishment in 2018.
May 16, 2018

Native American woman wins Democratic primary for Idaho governor’s race

Paulette Jordan would be the nation's first Native American governor if she wins the election in November.