Influencer David Corn - top stories

This new lawsuit against Trump's election commission could be a big deal

favicon Mother Jones
3 mentions2 weeks ago
President Donald Trump’s controversial election integrity commission is facing yet another lawsuit, this time from a watchdog group alleging that it violated federal law when it requested comprehensive information about ...

Trump's day in Puerto Rico did not go over well with the locals

favicon Mother Jones
3 mentions2 weeks ago
During President Donald Trump’s visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, he met with Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, tossed donated items to people at a church in Guaynabo, and boasted about his ...

Puerto Rico's poorest communities are doing the rebuilding the Trump administration won't

favicon Mother Jones
3 mentions2 weeks ago
As we wind our way down Avenida Rexach, one of the main pathways through the warren of streets in San Juan’s Barrio Obrero Marina, Lymaris De Jesús tries to paint ...

Russian content and fake news on Twitter peaked in a key swing state right before Trump won

favicon Mother Jones
5 mentions5 days ago
The day Donald Trump was elected president, nearly 2,000 Twitter accounts that had pumped out pro-Trump messages in the run-up to the vote suddenly went dark. Then, in spring 2017,

Las Vegas mass shooting exposes the gun lobby's quiet push to sell a lot more silencers

favicon Mother Jones
4 mentions2 weeks ago
As I reported for Mother Jones two weeks ago, Republicans in Congress have been quietly advancing a bill that would deregulate gun silencers, removing them from the list of weapons ...

New York has voting laws that are just as bad as many red states

favicon Mother Jones
4 mentions1 week ago
On a Saturday morning in late September, Patrick Bush was going door to door in an apartment complex in the Queens neighborhood of Woodside, with an iPhone and a warning.

Junk science? Unreliable witnesses? No matter, Texas plans to execute Robert Pruett anyway

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions1 week ago
Robert Pruett is scheduled to be executed in Texas on October 12, despite the fact that there is no physical evidence linking him to the crime he was convicted of.

GOP head of Senate Russia probe still won't say Moscow was trying to help Trump

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions2 weeks ago
Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is walking a thin line when it comes to discussing his panel’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 ...

A Guide to Mass Shootings in America

favicon Mother Jones
4 mentions2 weeks ago
Editor’s note: In July 2012, in the aftermath of the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, Mother Jones created the first open-source database documenting mass shootings in the United States.

Hoo boy, look at the junk science about contraception in Trump's health department manifesto

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions6 days ago
Late last month, the department of Health and Human Services published its 2018-2022 draft strategic plan, opening it up for comment through the end of October.The document contains a number ...

Ex-FEMA director: You can't rebuild Puerto Rico without acknowledging climate change

favicon Mother Jones
5 mentions2 weeks ago
The former Federal Emergency Management Agency chief has some advice for the Trump administration after back-to-back hurricanes in the past month: You have to look at climate change science if ...

The Supreme Court could finally end partisan gerrymandering

favicon Mother Jones
4 mentions2 weeks ago
John Steinbrink, a 68-year-old corn and soybean farmer, represented Kenosha and the surrounding area in the Wisconsin legislature for 16 years. A Democrat, he won his 2010 reelection race with ...

Why did Scott Pruitt take a $14,000 flight to rural Oklahoma? To talk about closing EPA offices.

favicon Mother Jones
7 mentions2 weeks ago
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned on Friday, following revelations that he had taken at least two dozen private and military flights at taxpayer expense since May. But ...

Michael Bloomberg is fighting back against Trump's attack on the environment

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions6 days ago
The day after the Environmental Protection Agency took its first formal step towards repealing the Clean Power Plan, a 2015 Obama administration rule that was the only federal regulation limiting ...

“They Were Really Worried About Creationists and the Oil Companies”

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions2 weeks ago
New Mexico’s top education official is misleading the public about how his agency crafted a series of controversial changes to the state’s science standards, according to a former state employee ...

Virginia is a microcosm of Democrats' struggles. This year they may have cracked the code.

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions2 weeks ago
If you want a sneak preview of how the 2018 election is shaping up for Democrats, you should pay attention to people like Schuyler VanValkenburg. The 32-year-old VanValkenburg is a ...

Trump administration guts Obamacare birth control rule

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions2 weeks ago
The Trump administration officially issued a new rule Friday that weakens the Affordable Care Act’s mandate requiring employers to provide free birth control as part of health insurance plans. The ...

The Russian press thinks the election hacking scandal is absolutely hysterical

favicon Mother Jones
2 mentions2 weeks ago
On Wednesday September 20, the Washington Post published yet another evening bombshell about the Trump-Russia investigation. The Post found that while serving as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort offered ...

Asylum seekers could pay the biggest price in Trump's immigration proposal

favicon Mother Jones
3 mentions3 days ago
When people arrive at the border seeking asylum from persecution, the United States gives them the benefit of the doubt. As long as they can show there’s a “significant possibility” ...

Donald Trump brags about giving to charity. Colin Kaepernick actually does it.

favicon Mother Jones
3 mentions1 week ago
As the NFL season rolls on, so too does the debate over players protesting during the National Anthem and the criticism of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the man who ...