SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that California is planning to sue the Trump administration over its declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico, delivering on a promise state...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed Friday to rule by this summer on the Trump administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, dealing a potential political blow to states with large numbers of ...Read more
To borrow a famous construct from the then-first lady: Women's issues are economic issues, and economic issues are women's issues.
That's how we should be thinking about many of the "softer" policy areas that will be ...Read more
In retrospect, it seems obvious that President Donald Trump would want to have his cake and eat it, too. That's essentially what he's doing by both signing a government funding bill that provides $1.375 billion for a ...Read more
Injunction, here we come?
Immigrant rights groups sued the Trump administration Thursday over its brazen decision to force asylum-seekers from Central American to wait on the Mexico side of the border as their cases ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Some in the president's party are wringing their hands about how the emergency declaration for a border wall might set a reckless precedent.
They wonder how a future Democratic president could circumvent ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump plans to cap months of speculation and two years of failed negotiations over fortifying the southern border by declaring an emergency on Friday, initiating almost certain legal ...Read more
America has survived many national emergencies. Presidents have dealt with innumerable crises. Being forced to sign a compromise-laden spending bill doesn't qualify.
The announcement Thursday that President Donald Trump ...Read more
The National Rifle Association deserves all the condemnation it has received and more for standing in the way of reasonable, lifesaving gun-control efforts. Because of the gun group's cynical hard-line policies and near-...Read more
Congress is properly pushing back against U.S. support for the savage war Saudi Arabia and its allies have waged in Yemen, which has killed tens of thousands of civilians. On Wednesday, the House voted 248 to 177 to invoke...Read more
She tweeted that "men are not women," and for that, Meghan Murphy, feminist journalist, was banned from Twitter. An anodyne statement of biological reality qualifies as "hate speech" for some of the gnomes at Twitter HQ. ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Trump has been insisting for so long that any investigation of his personal finances would cross a "red line" that people may have overlooked the outrageousness of his claim. But this self-declared ...Read more
NEW YORK -- In recent weeks, attention has focused on two freshman Democratic members of Congress, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, both of whom are Muslim and have made critical statements about Israel and its most ardent ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Who's afraid of the Green New Deal? I'm not. It's ambitious, aspirational, improbable, impractical -- almost as audacious as putting a man on the moon. We used to be able to think big. Let's do it again.
Both of America's great national parties are coalitions.
But it is the Democratic Party that never ceases to celebrate diversity -- racial, religious, ethnic, cultural -- as its own and as America's "greatest strength."
There's an old joke about an egotistical politician whose disgruntled speechwriter, just before quitting, prepares a draft that promises the moon, and specifics for how to pay for it, on the first two pages, and leaves the...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Maxine Waters had toiled 28 years in Congress for the moment last month when she presided over the powerful House Financial Services Committee for the first time as its chairwoman -- and she wanted to ...Read more
The U.S. government should not regulate social media. It should stay far away from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and the rest. Any regulatory effort might well violate the First Amendment. Even if it turned out to ...Read more
Policymakers in California have made some of the country's most ambitious commitments to reducing climate-changing emissions. State lawmakers voted last year to set a target of 100 percent renewable and zero-carbon energy ...Read more
Few places in the United States have been as hard hit by the opioid crisis as Philadelphia, where about 1,150 people died from overdoses last year. So it is fitting that this is where the nation's first "safe injection ...Read more
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