Lauren Gambino

'Waiting Is a Mistake' Says Tom Steyer, the Billionaire Pushing Lawmakers to Impeach Trump

Democrats have long trod carefully around the “I” word. But as the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s election victory approaches, a prominent donor is pressuring lawmakers and candidates on the left to make impeachment a central message of their campaigns in 2018.

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Women's March Leaders Take Message to Detroit as Women's Convention Begins

Nine months after women marched through the streets of Washington DC and cities across the country wearing pink knit hats and carrying feminist placards, thousands will gather this weekend in Detroit for a three-day convention to chart a path forward for the nascent “resistance” movement in the US.

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White House Now Denies Report Trump Urged Comey to 'Let Go' of Michael Flynn Investigation

Donald Trump directly asked the former FBI director, James Comey, to drop an investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to notes kept at the time by Comey and first reported on Tuesday by the New York Times.

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Donald Trump Makes a Stunning Admission About His Decision to Fire James Comey

Donald Trump has said he was thinking of “this Russia thing” when he decided James Comey’s fate – contradicting the White House rationale that he fired the FBI director for mishandling the Clinton email investigation.

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Embattled Healthcare Bill Faces Biggest Test Yet with Republican Defectors

The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has survived a damning report from the Congressional Budget Office, bipartisan opposition, criticism from virtually every corner of the healthcare industry, and even dueling powerpoint presentations.

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'That's Not How It Works': Trump's Grasp of NATO Questioned After Merkel Tweets

On the heels of a visibly awkward visit from German chancellor Angela Merkel, Donald Trump said on Saturday that Germany owed “vast sums of money” to NATO and the US, even though the alliance does not stipulate payments to America.

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Donald Trump Accuses Obama of Orchestrating Protests Against Him

Donald Trump has accused former president Barack Obama and his “people” of organizing the demonstrations that have roiled city streets, airports and town halls during the first weeks of his presidency.

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Tom Perez Edges Out Keith Ellison for Democratic Party Chair

The former labor secretary Tom Perez is the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). His victory in Atlanta on Saturday saw him make history as the first Latino to lead the party but left progressives who backed his main opponent, US representative Keith Ellison, deeply disappointed.

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Protesters Attempt to Disrupt Inaugural Events in Washington

As Donald Trump’s election victory was cemented during celebratory inauguration events in the nation’s capital, the dissent and divisive discord his campaign produced was evident on the streets of Washington DC as throngs of protesters arrived to disrupt proceedings.

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Clinton and Sanders Clash on Race, Immigration and Who's Friends With Henry Kissinger

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made a conspicuous play for Latino and African American voters as they lingered on questions of race and sparred over their records on immigration during a combative Democratic debate.

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Bernie Sanders Introduces Legislation to End Federal Ban on Marijuana

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders introduced legislation on Wednesday that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana, removing the drug from the federal government’s list of the “most dangerous” substances – a move that distinguishes the Democratic presidential hopeful from the other candidates in the race.

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Donald Trump and the 'War on Women': GOP Confident Mogul Will Lose the Battle

It has been a dizzying few days for Donald Trump. But as the dust swirls from his latest provocation – a controversial remark about Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly – the party that has until now begrudgingly tolerated him has shown itself ready to cut him loose.

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'Grassroots Movement Working': Bernie Sanders Gains on the Clinton Machine

What began as a progressive pipe dream – that a rabble-rousing senator from the nation’s second least populous state could wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from one of the most well-known politicians in recent history – is starting to seem plausible.

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NYPD Police Chief Bratton: Hiring Black Officers Is Difficult: 'So many have spent time in jail'

Hiring more non-white officers is difficult because so many would-be recruits have criminal records, the New York police commissioner, Bill Bratton, has said.

Police departments, responding to widespread protests against several high-profile police killings of black men, are boosting efforts to recruit more non-white officers. But budget restrictions, strained relations between police and minority communities and, according to Bratton, a history of indiscriminate policing tactics that disproportionately target black and Latino men complicate the department’s goal of racial parity. 

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Georgia Woman Faces Murder Charges for Taking Pill that Allegedly Killed Fetus

A Georgia woman is facing a murder charge in the death of a five-and-a-half-month-old fetus she delivered after she allegedly took a pill that terminated her pregnancy.

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'It's a Publicity Stunt': Critics Say Obama's Ban On Police Military Gear Falls Short

It has become an emblematic image of police militarization: a half-dozen heavily outfitted officers, assault rifles drawn, advancing on an African American man in a T-shirt with his hands way up.

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Inside Bud and Breakfast, the Airbnb of Marijuana Tourism

As revelers poured in to Colorado last month to mark the unofficial “4/20” holiday celebrated by cannabis enthusiasts worldwide, some soon learned the limits of the state’s marijuana law. More than 100 citations were handed out, a number of them for smoking in public. Anecdotal accounts told of tokers being booted from hotels by staff wise to the towel under the door.

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After Kansas Victory - Abortion Foes Take Their Fight to Other States

Two arch-conservative states in the American Bible belt have this week formed a new “non-medical” front in the battle over reproductive rights, with laws that sharply restrict a method routinely used to perform second-trimester abortions.

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NYPD Can't Be Bothered to Report on the Black Kids It Kills

Over the past few months, Constance Malcolm has watched with shared sympathy as mother after mother stands before a sea of microphones to demand justice for her son, killed at the hands of a police officer sworn to protect and serve the people.

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NYPD Officers Call Re-training in Wake of Eric Garner Death a 'Waste of Time'

A majority of New York police officers called the re-training program they were ordered to undergo after the death of Eric Garner a “waste of time”, according to the New York Post.

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'Extreme' Blizzard Bears Down on East Coast with Record Snowfall Possible

Light snow flurries began to swirl early Monday morning ahead of what New YorkCity mayor Bill de Blasio has warned could be a “potentially historic” snowstorm. 

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'We Can't Breathe': Protesters Chant Eric Garner's Last Words

The last words of Eric Garner became the rallying cry for protests that swirled in New York after a grand jury refused to indict a police officer who placed the unarmed black man in a chokehold, reigniting racial tensions that have been simmering for months in the US.

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St. Louis Activists Disrupt Black Friday Shopping to Protest Michael Brown Verdict

As millions of American shoppers headed to stores in search of post-Thanksgiving bargains, scores of demonstrators interrupted Black Friday shopping in St Louis as part of a retail boycott over the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson.

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New York Homeless Population Soars to Record 53,000 Per Night in Shelters

The number of homeless people staying overnight in New York City shelters has eclipsed the record-high population reported last year, reaching an average of more than 50,000 people per night, according to a new study.

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