US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand /

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand / Getty Images

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) is keynoting a conference in Brooklyn featuring several controversial artists, including a group that teaches kids how to become “radical agents of social and political change” using principles of the Black Panther Party.

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U.S. Judge Blocks Latest Trump Travel Restrictions

President Trump speaks at the White House about the Iran nuclear deal on Oct. 13, 2017 / Reuters

A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the United States, which had been set to take effect this week.

RNC Mocks Democrats With Fake DNC Fall Meeting Schedule

DNC Chair Tom Perez / Getty

The Republican National Committee (RNC) emailed out a fake schedule for the upcoming Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) fall meeting, mocking the Democratic Party for its problems.

Weinstein Resigns From Company Board of Directors Amid Scandal

Harvey Weinstein / Getty

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein resigned from the Weinstein Company board on Tuesday morning in the wake of a scandal that has led dozens of women to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and abuse dating back nearly three decades.

Washington Post Fact-Checker Gives McCaskill Four Pinocchios for Claiming She ‘Wasn’t Here’ When DEA Bill Passed

The Washington Post fact-checker on Tuesday gave Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) four Pinocchios for claiming she was not in the Senate last year when Congress passed a bill that weakened the ability of the Drug Enforcement Administration to go after drug distributors as opioid-related deaths in the country continued to rise.

McCaskill Apologizes for ‘Sloppy, Embarrassing Mistake’ on Opioid Bill

Sen. Claire McCaskill

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) apologized Tuesday for falsely saying she was undergoing breast cancer treatment when the Senate passed a bill that’s now facing fierce criticism. The Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to go after drug distributors in 2016, and McCaskill said Monday she would not …

Maxine Waters Owes Daughter $88,000 from Campaign Funds for Slate Mailer Operation

The campaign committee of Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) is $88,000 in debt to her daughter for payments to run a lucrative slate mailer operation that has been used by the congresswoman to pull in hundreds of thousands in funds from other liberal political committees.

UN Accused of ‘Blackmailing’ Israeli Telecomm Company to Cut Services to Jews

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Jordanian Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein addresses a session of United Nations Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council is pressuring a major Israeli telecommunications company to cease operations in disputed areas of the Jewish state or face a potential designation as a human rights abuser, according to a copy of communications sent by the Human Rights Council that is being viewed as an attempt to blackmail international corporations into boycotting the Jewish state.

McCaskill Apologizes for ‘Sloppy, Embarrassing Mistake’ on Opioid Bill

Sen. Claire McCaskill

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) apologized Tuesday for falsely saying she was undergoing breast cancer treatment when the Senate passed a bill that’s now facing fierce criticism. The Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to go after drug distributors in 2016, and McCaskill said Monday she would not …

U.S. Judge Blocks Latest Trump Travel Restrictions

President Trump speaks at the White House about the Iran nuclear deal on Oct. 13, 2017 / Reuters

A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the United States, which had been set to take effect this week.

RNC Mocks Democrats With Fake DNC Fall Meeting Schedule

DNC Chair Tom Perez / Getty

The Republican National Committee (RNC) emailed out a fake schedule for the upcoming Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) fall meeting, mocking the Democratic Party for its problems.

Weinstein Resigns From Company Board of Directors Amid Scandal

Harvey Weinstein / Getty

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein resigned from the Weinstein Company board on Tuesday morning in the wake of a scandal that has led dozens of women to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and abuse dating back nearly three decades.

Washington Post Fact-Checker Gives McCaskill Four Pinocchios for Claiming She ‘Wasn’t Here’ When DEA Bill Passed

The Washington Post fact-checker on Tuesday gave Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) four Pinocchios for claiming she was not in the Senate last year when Congress passed a bill that weakened the ability of the Drug Enforcement Administration to go after drug distributors as opioid-related deaths in the country continued to rise.