Alex Nester

Illinois Dem Calls for State to Stop Teaching History

La Shawn Ford says Illinois must develop anti-racist curriculum before teaching history

A Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives called on the state to stop teaching history in public schools until educators can develop a new, non-racist curriculum. 

MSNBC Host Asks Black Pro-Trump Dem If He’s on Trump Payroll

For the second time this week MSNBC asks black Trump supporter if Trump pays them

MSNBC host Craig Melvin on Wednesday asked Georgia state representative Vernon Jones, a pro-Trump Democrat, if he was being paid to support President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign—the second time this week the network has asked African-American supporters of the president whether they are on Trump's payroll.

Pelosi Endorses Tlaib in Democratic Primary

The House speaker said last year that Tlaib and rest of 'The Squad' 'didn't have any following'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) endorsed Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D.) on Wednesday in her Democratic primary contest against Detroit city council president Brenda Jones, in a change of course from her past criticisms of Tlaib and other members of "The Squad."

Dem Senator Accused of Sexism

Democratic senator Brian Schatz (Hawaii) was accused of sexism Tuesday morning after interrupting a female witness in a Senate subcommittee hearing.