A.P. Joyce

I cover politics and policy.

March 23, 2018

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about John Bolton

Carson says people in homeless shelters aren't "comfortable" with transgender people, Mike Pompeo's wife uses office space at the CIA and Pruitt spends major dollars on first class flights.

March 23, 2018

This progressive millennial aims to bring change to America’s wealthiest congressional district

Suraj Patel is running on a bold progressive platform that includes defunding Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
March 22, 2018

Progressive challenger in Michigan governor’s race is running to the left on gun control

Abdul El-Sayed, the man running to be Michigan's first Muslim governor, plans to spend significant resources in an online ad campaign calling out his primary opponent on gun control issues.
March 21, 2018

Why Tuesday’s Illinois primary spells trouble for grassroots progressives in the midterms

Marie Newman's loss against conservative Democratic rep. Dan Lipinski wasn't the only loss for progressives in Tuesday's Illinois primary.
March 21, 2018

Progressives handed their first big blow of 2018 as Dan Lipinski wins Democratic primary in Illinois

Rep. Dan Lipinski's victory over progressive challenger Marie Newman represents the first major defeat for grassroots progressives in 2018.
March 20, 2018

Progressives call on Democrats to abandon popular crowdfunding site run by right-wing Fox News host

The grassroots fundraising site Crowdpac has helped many progressive campaigns get off the ground. But those candidates may not know the co-founder and current CEO is a Trump-supporting Fox News host.

March 16, 2018

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about Stormy Daniels

Yet another Trump official gets caught up in an expensive travel scandal, an ICE spokesman quits after claiming he was asked to mislead the public and Carson's expensive table excuse gets debunked.
March 10, 2018

Nobody seems to know what’s happening with Trump’s decision to meet with Kim Jong Un

The president's ad hoc decision to meet with the North Korean leader has everyone on edge wondering just what he's going to do.
March 10, 2018

Trump will get his military parade — without the tanks

A memo released by the Pentagon says that plans for Trump's military parade are set for Veterans Day 2018, but the event will not include some of our nation's most powerful military equipment.
March 10, 2018

How Democrats became captured by the myth of the wholesome “community bank”

Democrats who support the Senate's financial deregulation bill — and those who oppose it — say they want regulatory relief for community banks. But should they?
March 9, 2018

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about tariffs

Trump reverses himself again on big-game trophies, Carson can't decide if HUD is committed to fighting discrimination and another state gets the green light on work requirements for Medicaid.

March 7, 2018

Minnesota Democrat steps up to lead House fight for “Medicare for all”

After the lead sponsor on the House Medicare-for-all bill resigned amid sexual harassment, a progressive rising star has taken up the mantel.
March 6, 2018

Report: Trump chief economic adviser Gary Cohn will resign

Cohn is the latest in a long line of high-profile resignations from the Trump administration.
March 3, 2018

2018 may not be a great year for political centrists — but they do have one good idea

The 2018 election is not a great year for candidates who think both sides are the problem. But they have one important electoral reform that newly activated voters just might love.
March 2, 2018

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump cabinet that aren’t about White House chaos

Ben Carson has a fiasco with his lavish office spending, Ryan Zinke may have pulled a firefightersaway from work to fly him around and Scott Pruitt closes an office for chemical health safety.
Feb. 28, 2018

Meet the young progressive Latina trying to oust one of the most powerful Democrats in the House

One of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country has been represented by a white man for nearly two decades. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to change that.

Feb. 26, 2018

GOP candidate running to replace “Handmaid’s Tale” congressman caught sexting a staffer

Rep. Trent Franks resigned from Congress after he asked multiple female staffers to carry his child — and now his potential successor was caught sending female staffers inappropriate messages.
Feb. 23, 2018

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about arming teachers

Trump undermined the ACA again, the State Department removed language on women's rights and discrimination from a report and Trump's immigration office decided we're no longer a nation of immigrants.
Feb. 20, 2018

Progressives in red states are not shying away from the gun debate

The grassroots energy that Parkland shooting survivors have injected into the gun debate have emboldened Democrats to change their playbook.
Feb. 17, 2018

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about gun violence

Two more Trump secretaries are caught up in airfare scandals, the Department of Education abandons transgender students and the CFPB ends a lawsuit against a major predatory lender.