The National Park service retweeted some sick Donald Trump burns, noting how, uh, lightly attended his inauguration was compared to Barack Obama's in 2009. But now, the NPS has been ordered by its Washington support office to "immediately cease use of government Twitter accounts until further notice," according to an internal email obtained by Gizmodo.
The NPS later removed the retweets, but one NPS account has already noted it will cease tweeting. read more
In one of the first official acts of his presidency, Donald Trump has increased taxes on a million middle-class homebuyers.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday reversed a scheduled 0.25 percent cut in mortgage insurance premiums issued by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). For a mortgage worth $200,000, this adds $500 to a homebuyer's annual costs.
These insurance fees are effectively a tax on middle-class homeownership. By reversing the cut, which was scheduled to go into effect on January 27, one week from today, Trump will be taking more money from FHA homebuyers to keep in government coffers. read more
Repub writes bill that allows police to kill protesters
Indiana bill would allow police to shut down protests 'by any means necessary'
Opponents in Indianapolis argue the proposed law, simply labelled Senate Bill 285, or SB 285, would give police power even to the point of costing lives'
A bill that would require public officials in Indiana to dispatch law enforcement swiftly to remove any protesters blocking traffic by "any means necessary" prompted uproar on Wednesday.
Opponents of the bill, introduced by a Republican state senator, rushed to the general assembly in Indianapolis on Wednesday afternoon to attend a hearing for the legislation, arguing that it could give a green light to the police to shut down protests harshly "even to the point of costing lives" read more
Rank-and-file voters are angry, but nobody told the candidates.
WASHINGTON ― The seven leading candidates to serve as the next chair of the Democratic National Committee gathered at George Washington University on Wednesday night to dodge key questions about party reform and pander to the 447 insiders who will elect the next Democratic leader.
At a debate sponsored by The Huffington Post, contenders repeatedly called for "unity" and made vague calls for better "organizing" while sidestepping important issues about how the DNC should govern its future affairs.
Many committed Democrats are following the DNC race as a fight for the future of the party. After a devastating presidential defeat and nearly a decade of steady losses in Congress and at the state level read more
Balenciaga Showed a Fall 2017 Bernie SandersInspired Menswear Collection.
As history has proven, fashion serves as a mirror for what's happening around us -- and judging by Balenciaga's Fall 2017 menswear collection, the brand's creative director, Demna Gvasalia, either thinks Bernie Sanders got robbed or considers him a kindred, youth-mobilizing spirit.
On Wednesday the Vermont senator and former Democratic presidential hopeful -- or rather, his campaign signage -- served as the inspiration for the French luxury brand's runway show in Paris.
Notorious for using designs for Balenciaga and his own label, streetwear favorite Vetements, to comment on various aspects of culture, from fetishism to mass consumerism, Gvasalia didn't pass up the opportunity to make a case for the political climate that could have been. Only days away from Donald Trump's inauguration and the subsequent national Women's March, read more