Stories by Sophia Tesfaye

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Posted on: Feb 17, 2017, Source: Salon

In what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called “highly unusual," Republicans booted some Hispanic Caucus members.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2017, Source: Salon

The move would open the door for religious groups to become big-time power players in U.S. elections.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2017, Source: Salon

Breitbart features a "Black Crime" tag and Steve Bannon may have convinced Trump to replicate it at the White House.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2017, Source: Salon

Lawmakers are obstructing a ballot measure to establish the first independent ethics commission in state history.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2017, Source: Salon

"Hitler didn't steal the power, his people voted for him, and then he destroyed his people."

Posted on: Jan 20, 2017, Source: Salon

"There won’t be any real cooperation until we change federal law so we can fire them.”

Posted on: Jan 12, 2017, Source: Salon

Gen. John Kelly wouldn't commit to not using Obama's DACA to target and deport young undocumented immigrants.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2017, Source: Salon

Republicans in Missouri and Ohio have pushed through expansive access to guns for the new year.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2016, Source: Salon

Charlotte's city council repeals its anti-discrimination law, but state Republicans renege on the deal to dump HB2.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2016, Source: Salon

The bigoted Arizona sheriff was voted out of office in November.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2016, Source: Salon

While many Democrats prepare to fight Trump, some facing re-election in 2018 are already willing to appease him.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2016, Source: Salon

Reporters from NPR, Politico and The New York Times say they've been targeted at their homes.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2016, Source: Salon

Election Day is finally here and Donald Trump sounds grumpier than ever. That can only be a good sign.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2016, Source: Salon

"Trump's Muslim ban goes into effect ... President Trump defaults on US debt ... US abandons NATO allies."

Posted on: Oct 31, 2016, Source: Salon

In a candid profile in the campaign's last days, manager Kellyanne Conway dishes on how she deals with Trump

Posted on: Oct 25, 2016, Source: Salon

Move over, Peter Thiel: Dustin Moskovitz has just emerged as one of Silicon Valley’s biggest political mega-donors.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2016, Source: Salon

The photographer of the Skittles image is a refugee and just filed a copyright infringement suit against Trump.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2016, Source: Salon

A probe into the GOP candidate's giving history shows that, when it comes to giving money, he's all talk, no action.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2016, Source: Salon

Trump backers have finally found a poll they like: An imaginary electoral map with no women voters.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2016, Source: Salon

IIn addition to arguing over the definition of sexual assault, the Trump campaign is also using Beyoncé as a shield.