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Sophia Tesfaye is the Deputy Politics Editor at Salon.
Republicans Bar Latino Lawmakers From Meeting With ICE
Posted on: Feb 17, 2017, Source: Salon
In what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called “highly unusual," Republicans booted some Hispanic Caucus members.
Trump's Plan to 'Totally Destroy' the Johnson Amendment Is a Massive Gift to the Christian Right
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.
Trump Plans to Shame Sanctuary Cities by Publishing a Weekly List of Crimes Committed by Undocumented Immigrants
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.
South Dakota Republicans' 'State of Emergency' Is a Brazen Political Coup Against Anti-Corruption Law
Posted on: Jan 25, 2017, Source: Salon
Lawmakers are obstructing a ballot measure to establish the first independent ethics commission in state history.
Pope Francis Warns Against Leaders 'Like Hitler' in Interview Given During Donald Trump's Inauguration
Posted on: Jan 23, 2017, Source: Salon
"Hitler didn't steal the power, his people voted for him, and then he destroyed his people."
Newt Gingrich Wants to Fire Federal Employees Who Voted for Clinton
Posted on: Jan 20, 2017, Source: Salon
"There won’t be any real cooperation until we change federal law so we can fire them.”
Kamala Harris Was the Only Senator to Grill DHS Nominee on Radical Immigration Plans
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.
Armed for 2017: New State Gun Laws Shrink 'Gun-Free Zones,' Expand Access to Concealed Carry Without Training or Permit
Posted on: Jan 4, 2017, Source: Salon
Republicans in Missouri and Ohio have pushed through expansive access to guns for the new year.
'This Wasn't the Deal': Political Chaos in North Carolina as GOP Refuses to Repeal Discriminatory 'Bathroom Bill'
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.
Donald Trump Favorite Joe Arpaio Has One Last Crazed Birther Conspiracy Theory Before He Scuttles Away
Posted on: Dec 16, 2016, Source: Salon
The bigoted Arizona sheriff was voted out of office in November.
Deals With the Devil: Vulnerable Senate Democrats Rush to Slam Anti-Donald Trump Plans
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.
Political Reporters Are Now Getting Anti-Semitic Threats at Their Homes
Posted on: Nov 16, 2016, Source: Salon
Reporters from NPR, Politico and The New York Times say they've been targeted at their homes.
Donald Trump Is Already Complaining About Losing: 'If I Don't Win, I Will Consider It a Tremendous Waste'
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.
Hillary Clinton's Terrifying Final Pitch: Imagine President Trump's First Year in the White House
Posted on: Nov 6, 2016, Source: Salon
"Trump's Muslim ban goes into effect ... President Trump defaults on US debt ... US abandons NATO allies."
Donald Trump Already Knows He's Going to Lose: 'Think of the Bunker Right Before Hitler Killed Himself'
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
Meet the Facebook Co-Founder Who Made a $35 Million Bet Against Donald 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.
Trump Campaign Sued Over Donald Trump Jr.'s Offensive Skittles Tweet
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.
Report: Donald Trump May Have Lied About Giving Money to 9/11 Charities
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.
#RepealThe19th: Donald Trump Supporters Tweet New Anthem After Nate Silver's Poll Shows He'd Win If Only Men Voted
Posted on: Oct 13, 2016, Source: Salon
Trump backers have finally found a poll they like: An imaginary electoral map with no women voters.
Trump Tries to Hide Behind Beyonce and Equate His Repulsive Sex Conquest Talk with Rap Lyrics
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.
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