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His Classmates Called Him the N-Word. What This 12-Year-Old Did Next Will Melt Your Heart.

Tarrick Walker with his parents, Darlene and Marcel. Courtesy of John Walker/Fresno Bee Tarrick Walker was playing basketball with a group of friends at his California school when the 12-year-old heard a group of seventh-graders say something. He stopped playing basketball and walked over. “What’s happening?” he asked the group. The response, as Walker recounted it to…

The Republican Effort to Repeal California’s Gas Tax May Be Running on Fumes

Mother Jones illustration; Getty Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. When a PAC supporting Mimi Walters, the Republican incumbent running to keep her seat in California’s 25th district, released an ad in August claiming that her opponent, Democrat Katie Porter, “refuses to oppose Sacramento’s gas tax hike,” the move was in line with a bigger party strategy. To…

Putin’s Favorite Congressman Denies Russia Hacked the DNC, Because That’s What Julian Assange Told Him

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on June 26, 2018.Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) said in recent interview that he does not believe Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee or other Democrats during the 2016 presidential election, based on a denial offered by WikiLeaks founder…

This Is the Most Expensive Midterm Election Ever

Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke raised a record $38 million in the third quarter of 2018.Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This is already shaping up to be the most expensive midterm election in history—$3.9 billion and counting, according to the nonpartisan OpenSecrets.org. Super-PACs…

This Democrat Just Seriously Outraised Her Republican Opponent in a Tight Georgia Race

Lucy McBath for Congress Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Lucy McBath, the Democratic candidate vying to represent Georgia’s six congressional district, raised nearly twice the amount as Republican incumbent Karen Handel in the last quarter, according figures released this week.  While Handel still has raised more money over the entire campaign, the latest…