What You Need to Know About India’s Landslide Elections

What You Need to Know About India’s Landslide Elections

After six weeks of voting, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set for an unexpected landslide victory and will return to power with an even bigger majority than he won five years ago. With official results still some hours away, Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in 300 seats, while the main…
Harriet Tubman won’t be on the $20 bill anytime soon

Harriet Tubman won’t be on the $20 bill anytime soon

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told Congress Wednesday that he’s too busy fighting the spread of fake money to spend time putting the first African-American — and first woman — on U.S. paper currency. The Trump administration inherited an Obama-era plan to put abolitionist and freed slave Harriet Tubman on a new version of the $20…
Democrats Just Got One Step Closer to Seeing What Trump’s Favorite Bank Has on Him

Democrats Just Got One Step Closer to Seeing What Trump’s Favorite Bank Has on...

WASHINGTON — President Trump is having a bad week in court. And the upshot is that Congress may soon get a detailed look at some of his biggest financial secrets. A federal judge in New York slapped down Trump’s attempt to stop his longtime lender of choice, Germany’s Deutsche Bank, from sharing his financial records…
Journalist’s Battle With San Francisco Cops Is Getting “Real Fucking Messy”

Journalist’s Battle With San Francisco Cops Is Getting “Real Fucking Messy”

When San Francisco cops barged into Bryan Carmody’s home on May 10, they claimed to be looking for information about one of the freelance journalist’s confidential sources. The aggressive raid has sparked a slow-moving scandal in the Bay Area. And now the city’s top cop is ratcheting the whole thing up a notch, targeting Carmody…
Michael Avenatti Allegedly Stole $300,000 From Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti Allegedly Stole $300,000 From Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti has two more reasons to say basta. Federal prosecutors in New York slapped the attorney and onetime cable news fixture with a pair of indictments Wednesday for his alleged extortion attempt of Nike and allegedly defrauding a former client believed to be the adult film star Stormy Daniels. Filed in the Southern District…
Giving Fetuses Legal Rights Could Be a Nightmare for Women, Advocates Say

Giving Fetuses Legal Rights Could Be a Nightmare for Women, Advocates Say

Murdering a human being is, unsurprisingly, illegal in Georgia. But under the state’s new abortion ban, the definition of human being now includes “an unborn child” — like, say, a fetus a woman plans to abort. Emboldened by a president who supports their policies and a Supreme Court they’re sure would overturn Roe v. Wade,…
“People Keep Dying:” Congresswoman Slams DHS over Deaths of Migrant Children

“People Keep Dying:” Congresswoman Slams DHS over Deaths of Migrant Children

It’s not about money; it’s about a cruel policy choice. That’s how a freshman congresswoman slammed the head of Homeland Security in a Wednesday hearing when he suggested more funding could’ve prevented the deaths of five migrant children under the government’s watch since December. “Our immigration system is full, and we are well beyond our…
Trump’s Reasons for Keeping His Taxes Secret Are Starting to Crumble

Trump’s Reasons for Keeping His Taxes Secret Are Starting to Crumble

There’s yet another twist in the ongoing saga of President’s Trump’s fight to keep his tax returns secret. A confidential draft of an IRS memo from last fall, obtained by the Washington Post, said the president’s returns have to be turned over unless the president invokes executive privilege, according to the Post. But the Trump…
Meet the Democrats Who Want to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Meet the Democrats Who Want to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Democrats for Life of America is a group of, well, Democrats. But they’re conflicted about whether President Donald Trump should stay in the White House for another term. “That’s a very tough question,” said the group’s director, Kristin Day. "When we're looking long-term at the future health of the party, you know what we do,…
China’s Biggest Surveillance Company Could be Next on the White House’s Hit List

China’s Biggest Surveillance Company Could be Next on the White House’s Hit List

For months, the White House has been looking for a way to punish China for its mass detention of the Uyghur Muslim minority. Now, in the midst of an escalating trade war, it may have found its target. The Trump administration is considering banning U.S. companies from doing business with Hikvision, the biggest surveillance technology…

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