1. abortion rights
    The Assault on Abortion Rights Is Tyranny of the MinorityMost GOP voters want Roe v. Wade upheld. And banning abortion in all circumstances is opposed by a majority of voters in every U.S. state.
  2. jeffrey epstein
    Trump’s Labor Secretary Once Helped a Billionaire Child Rapist Hide His CrimesProsecutors had enough evidence to put Jeffrey Epstein in prison for life. Instead they gave him – and his friends – immunity from federal charges.
  3. jeff sessions
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns at Trump’s RequestHis interim replacement, Matthew Whitaker, once mused that a new attorney general could foil the Mueller probe by defunding it.
  4. the kavanaugh hearings
    Senate to Hold Public Hearing on Kavanaugh Sexual-Assault AllegationSenator Grassley said Monday’s session will “give these recent allegations a full airing,” with Christine Ford and Brett Kavanaugh set to testify.
  5. conspiracy theories
    Trump: Democrats Faked 3,000 Hurricane Deaths in Puerto Rico to Make Me Look BadThe president argues that months-long shortages of electricity, food, and medical care couldn’t possibly have killed more than 18 people.
  6. mass shootings
    5 Dead in Shooting at Annapolis NewspaperA gunman killed five people in the newsroom of the Capital-Gazette Thursday, according to local authorities. One suspect is in custody.
  7. politics
    What Trump’s Financial Documents Reveal About His Dealings With Stormy DanielsIn his new financial disclosure form, the president appears to acknowledge that his campaign accepted an illegal loan from Cohen in 2016.
  8. binomo
    Nikki Haley (Apparently) Duped by Prank Call From Fake Polish Prime MinisterThe U.N. ambassador assured the Polish leader that she was aware of Russia’s meddling in (the fake island of) Binomo’s recent elections.
  9. early and often
    Doug Jones’s Victory Shows Why Democrats Must Compete EverywhereAnd “you never know when a Republican candidate will turn out to be a sex criminal” isn’t the only reason.
  10. Morning Joe: Trump Threatened Negative Enquirer Story If We Didn’t Beg For MercyOne day after Trump’s Twitter attack, Joe and Mika declare the president unwell — and say the White House threatened them with bad tabloid coverage.
  11. An Ironworker With a Great Mustache Is Coming for Paul Ryan’s House SeatRyan has routinely won landslides in his purple district. Randy Bryce’s incredible new campaign ad suggests that could change that.
  12. w20
    Ivanka Trump Booed While Praising Her Father in GermanyAt the W20 summit, the First Daughter spoke on a panel with Angela Merkel and IMF chief Christine Lagarde. Ivanka was not the crowd favorite.
  13. Democratic Women Are Increasing Their Political Engagement in Huge NumbersThe Women’s March is twice as popular as the tea party once was — and Democratic women are increasing their political engagement in large numbers.
  14. women's march 2017
    The Women’s March Drew a Much Larger Crowd Than Trump’s InaugurationA roundup of the worldwide rallies.
  15. golden globes 2017
    Trump Adviser Condemns Meryl Streep’s Divisive RhetoricStreep is “inciting people’s worst instincts,” Kellyanne Conway said, after the actress disparaged Trump’s impression of a disabled person.
  16. Europeans Work 19 Percent Fewer Hours Than Americans DoThe average American works one more hour every weekday than the average European.
  17. sexual assault
    You Don’t Need a Conspiracy Theory to Explain the Timing of Trump’s New AccusersTrump bragged about committing serial sexual assault. Women came forward to vouch for him.
  18. gun rights
    New NRA Ad: Only Trump Will Allow Women to Carry Guns“Every woman has a right to defend herself with a gun, as she chooses. Hillary Clinton disagrees,” a woman says in the NRA’s $6.5 million ad buy.
  19. early and often
    Donald Trump Urges Voters to ‘Check Out’ Alicia Machado’s Sex TapeThe Republican nominee decides the best way to combat allegations of misogyny is to slut-shame the woman making them.
  20. early and often
    Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton Lacks a ‘Presidential Look’The GOP nominee thinks something about Clinton’s appearance is atypical for a president.
  21. Americans Are Smoking a Lot More Weed, But It’s Totally ChillThe number of Americans who use marijuana is going up — but the number who abuse the drug is going down.
  22. early and often
    Kaine Affirms His Support for the Hyde AmendmentEarlier this week, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager told CNN that Kaine would support her push to repeal the ban on federal funding of abortion. On Friday, Kaine said that he will not.
  23. democratic national convention
    Orlando Victim’s Mom Brought the DNC to TearsIn five minutes, Christine Leinonen gave a heart-rending tribute to her son’s memory, and a quietly devastating argument for “common sense” gun control.
  24. Trump Is Losing Key ‘Literary Luminaries’ VoteMore than 400 writers have signed a petition protesting the Donald’s candidacy. Will the millions of Trump voters with McSweeney’s subscriptions be swayed?
  25. today in donald trump
    Donald Trump Releases 15-Second Horror Movie Starring Bill Clinton As a RapistThe general election is getting very dark very fast.
  26. transphobia
    DOJ: NC’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ Violates Civil Rights The DOJ determined that banning transgender employees from accessing their preferred bathroom is a violation of the Civil Rights Act.
  27. misandry
    Trump Criticizes Clinton for Anti-Man RhetoricThe Donald also called out Clinton’s offensive use of the term “off the reservation,” which has made “the Indians go wild.”
  28. can u not
    Trump Tries to Win Over Female Voters by Stressing How Easy Life Is for Women“Without the woman’s card Hillary would not even be a viable person to run for City Council positions,” a man with no political experience said Thursday.
  29. public health
    Young White Women Are Killing Themselves More Than They Used ToLife expectancy for white women declined in 2014 for the first time in recorded history. An uptick in suicides and overdoses appears to be the cause.
  30. today in donald trump
    Trump Campaign Manager’s Battery Charge DroppedTrump personally called the prosecutor’s office and urged them to do “the right thing.”
  31. love and war
    Ted Cruz Once Argued That Americans Have No ‘Due Process’ Right to MasturbateAs Texas’s solicitor general, Cruz defended a dildo ban by arguing that there is no “substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes.”
  32. election 2016
    Trump Campaign Manager Charged for Battering Breitbart ReporterDespite surveillance footage capturing the incident, Donald Trump has rallied to his aide’s defense. 
  33. The Death Rate for White Middle-Aged Americans Is RisingAn epidemic of drug abuse and despair is driving up the death rate among white middle-aged Americans.
  34. beauty standards
    A Model’s Righteous Letter to the Agency That Called Her ‘Too Big’“I cannot miraculously shave my hip bones down.”
  35. Frats Hire Trent Lott to Lobby The “Safe Campus Act” would make campuses less safe, according to advocates for sexual assault victims.
  36. neuroscience
    David Eagleman Would Like to Introduce You to Your BrainNeuroscientist David Eagleman wants to make you more conscious.
  37. jeb bush
    How ‘Free Stuff’ Pays Off for Families and KidsDirect money to parents appears to improve outcomes for their kids.
  38. neuroscience
    Here’s What Neuroscience’s Newest ‘Genius’ Discovered About the BrainA discovery about your brain cells’ “eat me” signs.