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Democrats unveil their democracy reform agenda at a press conference on Monday.

Democrats unveil new agenda to drain Trump’s swamp in the run-up to the midterms

Democrats unveiled a new agenda to clean up Washington and what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called "one of the most compromised, corrupt administrations in history" on Monday. The effort is part of Democrats' playbook to take back the House — and possibly the Senate — in November's midterms.
Michael Cohen.

Democrats are trying to close a loophole that may have let Michael Cohen earn millions in controversial contracts

Democrats are trying to close a loophole that may have let President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen accept controversial payments totaling millions from major corporations.

Democrats are reportedly worried that the economy could help Republicans in coming elections

Democrats are worried recent positive developments of the economy could mean victory for Republicans in November's midterm elections and the 2020 presidential election, according to a report by The Hill.

Politicians often brand teachers as whiners — but most Americans agree that teachers are underpaid and deserve the right to strike

Teacher pay is a point of contention between teachers and their legislators in the US, and teachers have walked out in states like Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Arizona. But a new MSN poll reveals how most Americans really feel about teacher pay.

Trump threatens to ‘close up our country’ over border security

President Donald Trump suggested Saturday that his administration will "have to think about closing up the country" over border security. Trump has previously threatened a government shutdown if Congress refuses to fund his long-promised border wall.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt gave his aides $66K and $48K raises — and now he’s changing his story about it

During congressional testimony on Thursday, EPA chief Scott Pruitt appeared to change his story regarding steep pay raises given to two of his top staffers, which he originally said he knew nothing about.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks during a luncheon at the Republican National Committee Spring Meeting at the Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida, April 21, 2016.

Florida’s Senate race just became one of the most competitive and expensive in the country

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced that he'll challenge Sen. Bill Nelson in what may become one of the most hard-fought and expensive races in the country.
Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker

Republicans are freaking out about a liberal win that could be the start of a ‘blue wave’

Wisconsin's election of a Democrat to its state Supreme Court has Republicans, including Gov. Scott Walker, worried about a "blue wave" this fall.
Friends reunite in the middle of a flooded intersection as water continues to rise in their neighborhood following Hurricane Harvey on August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Republican denial of the climate crisis appears to be spreading — despite the recent onslaught of natural disasters

The majority of Republicans think the threat of climate change is "exaggerated," compared to 4% of Democrats, according to a new Gallup poll.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand issues a surprisingly forceful endorsement of Andrew Cuomo as he faces a fierce challenge from Cynthia Nixon

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand endorsed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bid for reelection to a third term on Tuesday over his progressive challenger.