Oct. 6, 2017

Mic Wakeup: DOJ cuts transgender protections, GOP takes hit in poll and a surprise from the NRA

It's Friday. Here's what you need to know to start your day.

Oct. 5, 2017

Republican Party popularity “is in free fall,” new poll finds

A whopping 62% of voters now say they have an unfavorable view of the GOP.
Sept. 21, 2017

In the debate over pre-existing conditions, only one person is right. And it’s Jimmy Kimmel.

Graham-Cassidy would unquestionably open the door to insurance companies again charging people with pre-existing conditions more for health insurance.
Sept. 12, 2017

A handful of Republicans are waging a last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare — it’s poised to fail

The clock is running out for Republicans to make good on their seven-year promise to repeal President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement.
Sept. 5, 2017

Congressional Republicans call for legislative solution after Trump ends DACA

Some powerful Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, have come out in support of a legislative fix to protect DACA recipients.
Aug. 18, 2017

Why Trump’s most tumultuous week yet was a big win in the eyes of his core supporters

The president's supporters largely do not believe in white privilege, dismiss national discussions about race and oppose minority activist groups.

Aug. 16, 2017

Mike Pence’s solidarity with Donald Trump on Charlottesville doesn’t extend to blaming “both sides”

Pence wouldn't say whether he thinks Confederate monuments have to go.
Aug. 10, 2017

Only 13% of Republicans will hold August town halls, and grassroots groups aren’t standing for it

Progressives are planning hundreds of events this summer to keep pressure on Republicans.
Aug. 8, 2017

Mic Investigation: About 90% of US House members don’t pay their interns

Only about 10% of GOP House members and 4% of Democrat House members regularly offer paid internships, with a salary or stipend to cover living expenses.
Aug. 3, 2017

A day after reluctantly signing Russian sanctions, Trump blames Congress for bad US-Russia relations

Trump says the Republican Congress is at fault for "dangerous" relations with Russia, and not Russia's cyberattacks on the U.S.
Aug. 1, 2017

Conservative Senate candidate’s abortion-supporting history comes back to haunt him

Kevin Nicholson bills himself as a "pro-life" conservative. As the 22-year-old president of the College Democrats of America, he solicited donations from a pro-choice group.

July 19, 2017
July 19, 2017

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake defends hijab-wearing challenger Deedra Abboud from anti-Muslim online abuse

Police are now escorting the Muslim Senate candidate to public events in response to the online abuse and hate mail.
July 19, 2017

Al Gore backs single-payer health care

Gore joins a small contingent of prominent Democrats to back taxpayer-funded basic care.
July 16, 2017

Under siege on Russia and health care, Trump’s White House plans more “theme weeks”

The White House will stage three weeks of events around "Made in America," "American Heroes" and "American Dreams."
July 15, 2017

Poll: Republican voters say repealing Obamacare shouldn’t be GOP’s first priority

"Other issues" could decide midterm elections, researcher says.

July 13, 2017

Senate health care bill: How your premium, deductible and out-of-pocket costs change under the BCRA

The Senate GOP BCRA health care bill — or Better Care Reconciliation Act — in its newest form could increase premiums and other health costs, experts warn.
July 13, 2017

Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia scandal is sabotaging the White House’s agenda

"It's sucking the oxygen out of the room, everybody knows that," Sen. John McCain told CNN.
July 12, 2017

Report: Special counsel Robert Mueller now looking into Donald Trump Jr.

Trump Jr.'s emails may have landed him in a federal investigation's crosshairs.
July 11, 2017

Donald Trump Jr.’s lawyer Alan Futerfas represented New York mafia families

Futerfas' prior clients include alleged members of the Colombo, Gambino and Genovese crime families.
July 10, 2017

McCain: Republican health care bill “probably going to be dead”

“My view is that it’s probably going to be dead,” McCain said.

July 9, 2017

Report: Donald Trump Jr. met with Russian who promised “damaging” info on Hillary Clinton

Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort were also in attendance.
July 9, 2017

John McCain: Putin of “enormous assistance” to Trump’s cybersecurity unit, since he’s the hacker

Republicans came hard for Trump's plan to partner with Putin on cybersecurity on Sunday.
July 6, 2017

The left’s “Bernie wing” is ready to get arrested to save health care — and push for single-payer

The progressive left wants to save the Affordable Care Act and push for single-payer at the same time.
July 6, 2017

Democrats are getting absolutely roasted after asking people to vote on four bad sticker ideas

One proposed slogan was the painful, "I mean, have you seen the other guys?"
July 1, 2017

White House science office has no staff left under Donald Trump

It's not clear if Trump plans on hiring replacements either.

June 28, 2017

Sarah Palin has filed a long-ditch lawsuit against the 'New York Times'

Palin's lawsuit comes at a time when President Donald Trump has threatened to "open up" libel laws.
June 27, 2017

Donald Trump hangs a fake "Time" cover bearing his photo at his golf courses

The 'Washington Post' reported that the cover appears at at least four of his courses.
June 27, 2017

Senate Republicans' Obamacare repeal bill may be flatlining

Republican leadership is scrambling to convert skeptical senators to let the bill move forward to a final vote.