Bruce Vilanch: ‘And it just got worse, and worse, and worse’

He’s a comedy writer but, for Bruce Vilanch, there was nothing funny about Election Day 2016. As the results came in, Vilanch was working on a project in Los Angeles. “I was writing, and every now and again, I would shift from my work to go online to see what was going on,” said the “Hollywood Squares”Read moreRead more

Moore: 'I'm being harassed by media'

Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday railed against the media as the Alabama Republican finds himself under increasing pressure due to a spate of sexual misconduct allegations. “Why do you think they’re giving me trouble? Why do you think I’m being harassed by media, and by people pushing forward allegations in the last 28 days inRead moreRead more

Conservatives Plot Their Course on the Rising 'Sea of Red' in State Capitals

Shortly after the November election, with the nation’s political attention focused on the Trump transition, an influential advocacy group met outside Washington to discuss how to leverage the extraordinary shift of power to Republicans in the rest of the country. The American Legislative Exchange Council — a nonprofit better known as ALEC — briefed itsRead moreRead more

With Vows of Collective Power, Trump Opponents Plan for 'Day After Friday'

On Thursday, the day before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in amid global protests and boycotts, his opponents are looking beyond inauguration day actions to create long-term strategies to resist the incoming right-wing agenda. In an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times, rights advocates and former Capitol Hill staffers Gonzalo Martínez de Vedia, JeremyRead moreRead more

Led By Bannon, Right-Wing Power Grab Gaining Steam in Executive Branch

President Donald Trump, chief strategist Steve Bannon, senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, and a select few others are consolidating significant power in the White House, observers warn—setting the stage for what some describe as a coup d’état. As evidence, many are pointing to the weekend’s news that former Breitbart News chair Bannon had been appointedRead moreRead more

Mexico: Massive Anti-Trump Rallies Staged Across Nation

Tens of thousands of Mexicans protested Sunday against US President Donald Trump, hitting back at his anti-Mexican rhetoric and his depictions of them as “rapists” and “criminals” and to demand “the respecting of Mexico. “Mexico must be respected, Mr Trump,” said a giant banner carried by protesters in Mexico City, who waved a sea ofRead moreRead more

In Photos: Women Worldwide Strike, Protest, and Rally for #DayWithoutAWoman

Women are striking, protesting, and rallying for their rights across the United States and around the world on Wednesday in honor of International Women’s Day. The U.S. strike, known as “A Day Without a Woman” and organized in solidarity with an international strike, will see women across the United States taking to the streets toRead moreRead more

Cruz’s Democratic challenger officially files for Senate

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) has officially filed to challenge Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump’s public standing sags after Floyd protests GOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police MORE (R-Texas) in 2018. O’Rourke, who has served in Congress sinceRead moreRead more

Pro-Trump outside group hits Democrats as 'shameless' on harassment

A top outside group supporting President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE is out with a new television and digital ad that accuses Democrats of hypocrisy inRead moreRead more

Message to Trans Youth: "We Stand Ready to Protect You, Even if Washington Won't"

“You belong.” “Nothing is wrong with you.” “We have your back.” After the Trump administration on Wednesday revoked Title IX protections for transgender students, allies and legal organizations are vowing to protect the rights of students and transgender youth who are now increasingly vulnerable to bullying and discrimination. An estimated 200 people rallied outside theRead moreRead more