The hostility between Republicans and Democrats in North Carolina has been ongoing since the contested election in November, when Governor McCrory refused to concede the election to Cooper, asserting without evidence that the election had been tampered through widespread voter fraud.
Last week the Department of Interior and the Department of Agriculture declined to renew a lease for a copper-nickel mine near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness over concerns that the mine could contaminate the area’s network of lakes, streams, and wetlands.
Senators Dick Durban (D-IL) and Lindsay Graham (R-SC) have introduced legislation to protect from deportation over 740,000 young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, an avid climate change denier, fossil fuel supporter, and collaborator with oil and gas companies, has been selected to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.
Today North Carolina’s incumbent governor, Pat McCrory, conceded to his Democratic challenger, Roy Cooper, becoming the first North Carolina governor to ever lose re-election and ending a month long contentious struggle for the future leadership of the state.
Over 700 incidents of hate-fueled persecutory actions and threats have been reported since the 2016 presidential election.
This past Saturday, the Ronald Regan Building in our nation’s capital filled with over 275 people who proudly identify as “alt-right, white nationalists.”
Pioneering TV journalist Gwen Ifill died on Monday at the age of 61 after a battle with cancer.
California voters passed Proposition 57 this past Tuesday. Presented as a means for criminal justice reform, Proposition 57 allows non-violent convicts parole consideration once they have completed their base sentence.
March 11, 1993 marked a historical milestone when Janet Reno became the first woman to be sworn in as United States Attorney General.
Sex workers in California are fighting back against the current criminalization of their profession.
On Monday, the Durham City Council became the first governing city body in North Carolina to pass a resolution in support of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution.
New York-based makeup artist and Youtuber James Charles just became CoverGirl’s first male spokes-model.
October 10th is a day of remembrance referred to by two different names that are fundamentally paradoxical in nature- the widely recognized national holiday that is Columbus Day and the growing movement to reclaim it as Indigenous Peoples Day.
Carla Hayden, the former head of Baltimore’s public library system, was sworn in Wednesday as the 14th librarian of Congress, making history as the first African American and the first woman to ever hold this position.
The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision of a lower court on Wednesday, ruling that Louisiana cannot deny Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics for non-abortion procedures.
A group of girls at Urbana Middle School in Frederick County, Maryland are protesting their school’s sexist dress-code policy by wearing large yellow shirts marked “I am more than just a distraction.”
A new report released last week by the Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service found that while the percentage of American’s experiencing food insecurity has gone down, the risk of hunger in the United States is still high, with potentially devastating impacts.
After a seven-week-long recess, Congress returns to work today, with the Senate expected to vote on funding to combat the Zika virus
Thousands of protesters have been gathering at the Cannonball River on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota to stop construction of a $3.7 billion oil pipeline that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says will endanger its main water supply.