Archive

Category: 2018 Elections

One of the Most Influential Unions in Texas Just Came Out Against a Rising Democratic Contender

Mother Jones illustration; Lizzie Pannill Fletcher for Congress Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. With support from progressive groups like EMILY’s List, Houston attorney Lizzie Pannill Fletcher has proven herself a top Democratic contender to flip Texas Republican John Culberson’s congressional seat this fall. But on Thursday, Fletcher faced stiff criticism…

While You Are Tweeting About the Nunes Memo, Russia Is Plotting Its Midterms Attack

Alexei Druzhinin/Planet Pix/ZUMA Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. It is working—the Trump-GOP campaign to distract attention from the Russia scandal. And this is placing the nation—literally and seriously—at risk.  For the past week or so, the big kerfuffle dominating the news related to Russia has been over the memo—a classified memorandum…

This Ballot Measure Would Be a Big Win for Maine’s Elderly

Obencem/iStock Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Mainers will soon get the chance to continue their streak of progressive ballot initiatives. The Maine People’s Alliance, the political advocacy group behind last year’s Medicaid expansion victory, announced Friday that it has collected enough signatures to put a Universal Home Care measure on…

The Women’s March Never Ended. These Stats Prove It.

John Middlebrook/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. A year ago, on the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, millions of people flooded the streets in protest. The Women’s March, which took place in dozens of cities and towns across the country, is believed to have been the largest single-day demonstration in US…