After clearance pull, Democrats rush to back Brennan – who spied on them

Democrats have been vocal in condemning US President Donald Trump for revoking former CIA chief John Brennan’s security clearance, forgetting that time he spied on a Democrat-run Senate committee in the name of #Resistance. On Wednesday, Trump revoked Brennan’s security clearance, which had allowed the ex-spymaster to continue to access classified documents since he resigned […]

House Democrats are demanding answers from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai about his now-debunked cyberattack claim

Alex Wong/Getty Images Some of the leading Democratic members of the House of Representatives committee that oversees the Federal Communications Commission sent a letter Tuesday to Ajit Pai, the agency’s chairman. In the letter, the representatives criticized Pai for falsely claiming that the FCC was the victim of a cyberattack last year. The representatives demanded […]

Democrats warn candidates not to use Chinese devices ‘even if the price is low or free’

REUTERS/Stringer The Democratic National Committee warned candidates running in the November midterms not to use devices manufactured by the Chinese electronics firms ZTE and Huawei, “even if the price is low or free,” according to a CNN report. The DNC was reportedly considering purchasing ZTE phone for its staffers when it issued its warning. The […]

Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers Revive 'Really!?!' to Call Out James Comey's Advice to Democrats — Watch

Here’s one revival we’ll always appreciate. Amy Poehler reunited with former Saturday Night Live co-star Seth Meyers on Wednesday, appearing on Late Night to resurrect their popular Weekend Update segment “Really!?!” RELATED

Top Senate Democrats double down on calls for Trump not to meet with Putin after Mueller indicted 12 Russian intel officers

Chris Jackson/Getty Images Top Senate Democrats are doubling down on calls for President Donald Trump not to meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday. Their urging comes one day after the special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on hacking charges. In a letter sent Saturday, the senators said there “must […]

Republicans will hold a vote on abolishing ICE — forcing Democrats to show their hand

Alex Edelman/Getty Images Republicans are gearing up to force a vote on the left wing of the Democratic Party’s plan to abolish the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The plan to hold a vote would be an attempt to make vulnerable Democrats show their hand on a controversial and fringe position important to the Democratic […]

Democrats want an investigation into Scott Pruitt’s ‘secret calendars’

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Democrats have asked the EPA’s inspector general to investigate Scott Pruitt’s office for creating “secret calendars” that allegedly concealed events and meetings. The lawmakers want to probe whether the scrubbing of information from calendars violated federal records-keeping laws. WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers are pushing the inspector general’s office to investigate whether Environmental […]

‘IT’S TIME FOR DEMOCRATS TO PLAY HARDBALL’: TV host Chris Matthews urges Democrats to resist Mitch McConnell after Justice Kennedy announces retirement

MSNBC MSNBC host Chris Matthews sounded the alarm for Democrats after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he would retire on Wednesday. Matthews referenced Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s move in 2016 to stall President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland. “Democrats owe it to their party, their principles, and to their own […]

Anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats party surges in polls amid EU’s Eurosceptic wave

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats have gained ground in a recent poll, pulling almost even with the ruling Social Democrats, ahead of an election in September. Similar parties have won recent elections in Slovenia and Italy. The poll, conducted for Sweden’s Expressen newspaper and published Monday, has put the Sweden Democrats in second place, with 21 […]

‘First step’: House passes prison reform bill uniting (some) Democrats and Trump

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly backed the First Step Act, which would allow more inmates to earn an early release from federal prisons and end practices such as shackling female prisoners during childbirth. The bill, House Resolution 5682, was approved on Tuesday evening by a vote of 360 in favor and 59 opposed. Co-sponsored […]