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CNN’s planning a 2020 LGBTQ forum. Here are some issues advocates say the candidates should address.

CNN’s planning a 2020 LGBTQ forum. Here are some issues advocates say the candidates should address.

A prominent LGBTQ rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced Thursday that it will host a presidential town hall on LGBTQ issues next month. The event will air on CNN. LGBTQ
It wasn’t a debate, but CNN’s 7-hour climate forum laid bare key differences among Democrats

It wasn’t a debate, but CNN’s 7-hour climate forum laid bare key differences among Democrats

CNN’s seven-hour town hall on the climate crisis wasn’t the debate many activists have spent months calling for. But Wednesday night’s marathon event teased out notable differences among Democratic
GOP candidate has a pretty hypocritical excuse for why he’s down in the polls

GOP candidate has a pretty hypocritical excuse for why he’s down in the polls

Dan Bishop, the Republican nominee in next week’s North Carolina congressional special election, claimed on Thursday that the reason polls show he could lose a district that President Donald Trump won
To build Trump’s border wall, Pentagon will divert funds from military schools and day cares

To build Trump’s border wall, Pentagon will divert funds from military schools and day cares

President Donald Trump, despite his empty claims that he’s the most pro-military president “ever,” is preparing to drain funds from schools and day care centers that serve military families, as well
Trump describes Boris Johnson as someone who ‘knows how to win’ after historic Parliament defeats

Trump describes Boris Johnson as someone who ‘knows how to win’ after historic Parliament defeats

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson can’t stop losing. His “plan” to keep a no-deal Brexit on the cards (which Johnson insists is necessary despite the catastrophic economic damage it could cause)
Trump’s Fox & Friends pals finally concede Mexico ain’t paying for that wall

Trump’s Fox & Friends pals finally concede Mexico ain’t paying for that wall

President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign was centered on one grand campaign promise: he would build a massive wall along the entire southern border of the nation, and its construction would be
The Trump administration plans to gut food stamps, hitting red states hardest

The Trump administration plans to gut food stamps, hitting red states hardest

President Donald Trump’s latest attack on working families will hit especially hard in the states that voted for him: More than half of the people who are set to lose access to food stamps under
Kristen Stewart’s experience is emblematic of LGBTQ people’s struggles in Hollywood

Kristen Stewart’s experience is emblematic of LGBTQ people’s struggles in Hollywood

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, actor Kristen Stewart, who has been romantically linked to model Stella Maxwell since 2017, said, “I have fully been told, ‘If you just like do yourself a
Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans have been derailed, thanks to members of his own party

Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans have been derailed, thanks to members of his own party

Before Tuesday, it was unlikely that too many people outside his constituency of Bracknell in Berkshire, England, would have heard of Member of Parliament (MP) Phillip Lee. But, on yet another day of
Hurricane Dorian’s nightmarishly slow pace is linked to climate change

Hurricane Dorian’s nightmarishly slow pace is linked to climate change

Hurricane Dorian’s historic destruction in the Bahamas earlier this week is already emerging as the latest example of a disconcerting trend. The storm hit the islands with Category 5 wind speeds and
Dan Crenshaw is worried that universal background checks might keep him from arming his friends

Dan Crenshaw is worried that universal background checks might keep him from arming his friends

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), an NRA-backed gun-rights advocate, dismissed calls for universal background checks even after a mass shooting in his own state that might have been prevented by such a law.
Texas congressman’s retirement points to a tough 2020 for House Republicans

Texas congressman’s retirement points to a tough 2020 for House Republicans

Rep. Bill Flores became the fifth Texas Republican this term to announce he will not seek reelection as a growing number of longtime GOP incumbents heading for the exits in 2020. While his solidly
Alabama governor’s blackface scandal shows GOP’s hypocrisy

Alabama governor’s blackface scandal shows GOP’s hypocrisy

Gov. Kay Ivey (R-AL) adamantly vowed on Tuesday that she would not resign her office, despite revelations last week that she once appeared in blackface in a college Baptist Student Union skit while
House Democrats turn their attention to Donald Trump’s involvement in hush-money payments

House Democrats turn their attention to Donald Trump’s involvement in hush-money payments

For all his talk about hiring the best people, a remarkable number of Donald Trump’s former campaign and White House staff have already been indicted by federal authorities. Roger Stone, Paul
NRA melts down over Walmart decision to reduce its ammo sales

NRA melts down over Walmart decision to reduce its ammo sales

Weeks after two deadly shootings in their stores, Walmart announced Tuesday that it would stop selling ammunition for assault-style rifles and handguns. The National Rifle Association (NRA), which
House Democrats will consider bill to block HUD rule allowing anti-trans shelter discrimination

House Democrats will consider bill to block HUD rule allowing anti-trans shelter discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is set to move forward with a proposed rule change that would essentially allow shelters receiving HUD grants to ignore nondiscrimination
Mitch McConnell suggests Trump cannot be trusted to mean what he says on guns

Mitch McConnell suggests Trump cannot be trusted to mean what he says on guns

In the wake of another series of mass shootings, President Donald Trump has repeatedly waffled and wavered on whether to take any action to stop the epidemic of gun violence in America. NRA-backed
After 9 months without pay, Jamaican women’s soccer team goes on strike

After 9 months without pay, Jamaican women’s soccer team goes on strike

This summer, the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica made history when they became the first Caribbean team to play in the Women’s Word Cup. Though they failed to win a match in France, it still felt like women’s