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Yesterday I visited two detainees at an ICE detention facility in Maryland. They were both fathers who had been separated from their children and neither knew where their children were or how they were doing. Heartbreaking doesn’t even begin to describe the pain I felt during our hour-long conversation. Under absolutely no circumstance should children […]

This week the House Intelligence Committee abruptly shut down its investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. They came to the conclusion that Russia did not try and help the Trump campaign. Case closed. Except, there’s a glaring problem. The House Intelligence Committee’s findings contradict the U.S. intelligence community’s and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s […]

The past few weeks shed some light on a disturbing issue within the White House. It turns out, the Trump administration was giving security clearances to people who were not able to obtain actual security clearances. One such interim clearance was given to Jared Kushner. Jared is the President’s top advisor and son-in-law. For 15 […]

President Trump’s disgraced former national security adviser deserves to be brought to justice. Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Russian government officials. Let that sink in. Flynn lied to the United States government because he didn’t want to be forthright about his interactions with a foreign nation. The […]

The President of the United States, leader of the free world, needs to do better than this. President Trump’s administration is in shambles — but what’s worse, the President is not attempting to fix it. He still skirts responsibility and refuses to admit failure. He won’t even attempt to be more transparent. President Trump fired […]

President Trump and his administration are trying to chip away at Americans’ voting rights with a commission that’s deceivingly called the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity. It’s being helmed by Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, who the ACLU has nicknamed the “king of voter suppression” for implementing some of the strictest voter ID […]

Ever since Betsy DeVos took the reins of the Department of Education, she’s been chipping away at student protections. DeVos’s latest step was to make it more difficult for students who have been scammed by for-profit colleges to get their federal student loans forgiven. She halted the Borrower Defense Rule from taking effect, which simplifies […]

When Republicans take issue with President Trump, you know it’s bad. A GOP Senator just told Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that President Trump’s education budget proposal is a “difficult budget to defend.” President Trump wants to cut a drastic $10.6 billion from the education budget. Plain and simple, President Trump wants to take money out […]

This has been an intense couple of weeks and they are about to get even more hectic. Today, former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate. If you recall, Comey was abruptly fired by President Trump while he was investigating the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia. With the Comey hearing underway as we […]

Women’s access to health care should not be a political bargaining chip. Republicans in Congress (most of whom are men) should not try to control women’s reproductive decisions. Women have a constitutional right to privacy. But, unfortunately, Republicans refuse to let this go. Their health care plan defunds Planned Parenthood. It could force clinics to […]