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Houston Police Chief Blames Republicans Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn for ‘Boyfriend Loophole’ Allowing for Officer Shooting Death

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo addressed the press outside of the medical examiner’s office Monday, suggesting Sgt. Christopher Brewster would not have been killed in the line of duty Saturday if not for the “boyfriend loophole” — a gap in gun legislation that allows domestic violence offenders whose victims are…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls out Mitch McConnell for Photo of Men in ‘Team Mitch” Shirts Choking and Groping Cardboard Cutout

A photo of seven young white men wearing “Team Mitch” shirts and pretending to choke a cardboard cutout of Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surfaced on Twitter Monday. Mitch McConnell and the men faced backlash — including from Ocasio-Cortez herself. The photo was originally shared on Instagram with the caption, “break me…

Sweeping ICE Raids Expected ‘Sometime After July Fourth’

Sweeping nationwide raids across the country’s 10 major cities to round up undocumented immigrants and deport them were delayed last week – but they’re now a looming threat once again. “Unless we do something pretty miraculous,” President Donald Trump said during a news conference after the G-20 summit in Japan, the raids…

Doug Jones Selects a Black Chief of Staff

Doug Jones, the first Alabama Democrat elected to the Senate in a quarter century, has tapped Dana Gresham to become his chief of staff.In his new role, Gresham will be the only Black chief of staff for a Democratic senator. Two Republicans in the Senate, Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and…