In a rare bipartisan effort, California votes to double down on fighting climate change

“This isn’t about some cockamamie legacy,” Gov. Jerry Brown wrote on Twitter. “This isn’t for me, I’m going to be dead. It’s for you and it’s damn real.”

The Democrats’ biggest donor says the party is blowing it and should get behind Bernie’s platform

Billionaire Tom Steyer believes that the establishment left needs to embrace the issues championed by Sanders or face bleak prospects in 2018 and 2020.

New lawsuit claims Trump’s “voter fraud panel” violates the Watergate-era federal Privacy Act

They asked for a lot voter data. Now they're getting a lot of lawsuits.

“Pray there is no hell”: Critics are savaging Trump’s voter fraud panel via email

The 112 pages of emails to the panel sure won't be mistaken for valentines.

Watchdogs say Trump’s new voter fraud panel pick rounds out “four horsemen” of suppression

The addition of J. Christian Adams to the panel is causing a stir.

As lawsuits pile up, elections officials push back at “voter fraud panel” on Mike Pence’s home turf

The objections against the president's so-called "voter fraud panel" are mounting.


Restoring ex-felon voting rights could overhaul the US political map, advocates say

"It can sure enough affect the political parties in power."

Trump voter panel head Kris Kobach “conspicuously absent” from annual secretaries of state meeting

Kobach appears in no hurry to hang out with his fellow secretaries of state.

Trump election integrity commission member: “We should have predicted” the backlash

Meanwhile, "voter fraud panel" vice chairman Kris Kobach issued a defiant defense.

Here’s why watchdogs are worried about all that personal data the Trump election panel wants

There's a reason why so many states are fighting the president's “voter fraud panel.”

Maryland official abruptly quits Donald Trump’s controversial “voter fraud panel,” report said

A massive request for voters' personal data has roiled the nation.

‘Beachgate’ will cement Chris Christie’s legacy as another Republican plutocrat in Trump’s America

Photos showing the governor lounging on a beach — one his government shutdown barred taxpayers from entering — all but make Bridgegate a side note in his administration.

Connecticut's secretary of state has a few questions about Donald Trump's "voter fraud panel"

The Constitution State won't be handing voter information over just yet.

Donald Trump just admitted his election integrity commission is a "voter fraud panel"

No more mincing words about a federal investigation of Trump's voter fraud claims.

The House wants to put America's independent election watchdog out of business

Advocates say this is no time to pull funding for the Election Assistance Commission.

White House's Election Integrity Commission goes into action — with objections

Watchdogs and elected officials are raising alarms about sweeping demands for voter data.


Kshama Sawant on why Seattle needs an independent investigation into the Charleena Lyles shooting

Seattle City Councilperson Kshama Sawant, member of Socialist Alternative party, discusses the Charleena Lyles investigation, tenant voter registration, why Hillary Clinton lost in 2016 and more.

Mic Original Video: Meet Jackson Faw, the lifelong Republican who went blue for Jon Ossoff

"Don't think that just because I'm a white, middle aged redneck ... you can judge me by that."

Senate Health Care Bill: How senators plan to vote on the GOP health care plan

The Senate health care bill is in peril, as at least five Republicans have said they can't vote for it in its current form.

A new multimillion-dollar drive aims to get progressive young people to the polls in 2018

The new NextGen Rising campaign will sink money and people into boosting youth turnout.

Jon Ossoff's loss is a blow. But for Georgia liberals, being so close is a hard-won victory.

When I was a kid, I dodged anti-abortion protesters on my way to school. Seeing a pro-choice Democrat come so close to winning shows how much has changed in Georgia's 6th Congressional District.


Georgia Special Election Results: 3 key takeaways from the GOP's big night in Georgia's 6th

It was a disappointing night for supporters of Jon Ossoff, but doesn't necessarily spell doom for Democrats.

Seattle's Socialist city council member just came up with a way to get young and poor people to vote

Seattle's city council just passed landmark legislation for how cities can empower voters.

Georgia Special Election Results: Karen Handel defeats Jon Ossoff

Follow for live results and dispatches from Georgia.

In Georgia, the grassroots movement behind Jon Ossoff cannot be stopped — or controlled

"The most effective movements in American history are the ones that don't start in Washington."

Jon Ossoff: "The next generation has to start stepping up"

"It's time for some fresh voices and it's time for folks to 'grab that clipboard.'"

Georgia special election polls: Republican Karen Handel surges in lead-up to 6th District election

Republican Karen Handel heads into election day with a minute lead over Democrat Jon Ossoff.

Jon Ossoff's campaign is paying for a truck that implores voters to "hold Donald Trump accountable"

The advertising runs counter to Ossoff's claim that he is focused not on Trump but on his district.

The GOP left a giant database containing personal information of almost every voter unprotected

The DNC email hack is looking pretty mild in comparison.