More Democrats Want Answers From Homeland Security About Its List Of Lawyers, Activists, And Journalists

“Under what authority is DHS monitoring and investigating reporters and advocacy lawyers as they travel from the United States to Mexico?”

Nidhi Prakash • 5 days ago

More Than 1 Million Puerto Ricans Are Seeing Cuts To Their Food Stamp Benefits

Between an economic crisis, high grocery costs, and continued fallout from Hurricanes Maria and Irma, Puerto Rico says the reduction in food stamp benefits is “alarming.”

Nidhi Prakash • 12 days ago

Homeland Security Is Investigating Immigration Officials' Secret List Of Journalists, Attorneys, And Activists To Question At The Border

"This type of assault on press freedom and democracy is something we’d expect in dictatorships — not the United States of America," said Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro.

Nidhi Prakash • 13 days ago

The Michael Cohen Hearing Ended With A Very Awkward Fight About Racism

“What happened earlier was insulting to a lot of people of color, and his...response was hopefully genuine too,” one committee member said after the hearing.

Julia Reinstein • 21 days ago

Rep. Lauren Underwood Says Gun Control Measures Are Long Overdue, 11 Years After A Mass Shooting In Illinois

"I challenge Sen. McConnell and the senators in their Republican caucus to make sure they are bold enough" to pass gun control legislation, Underwood said on BuzzFeed News' AM to DM.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

The Trump Administration Admits Disaster Relief For Puerto Rico Was Delayed By The Shutdown

In a letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren, a HUD official said the funds could not be fully accessed until the shutdown was over.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

FEMA Director Brock Long Has Resigned After Two Years And Multiple Controversies

Long was criticized for his management of the agency's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and his use of government cars for personal business.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

Advocates Say The Repeated Threats Of A Government Shutdown Are Hurting Low-Income Tenants

“I am very afraid of the long-term impact the last shutdown has had — and heaven forbid this happens again.”

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

Stacey Abrams: "I Don't Take Political Advice From Donald Trump"

Abrams told BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM she would make a decision by the end of March.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

Elizabeth Warren Is Asking The Trump Administration For Answers About Puerto Rico's Disaster Relief Funding

The White House called disaster relief food stamp funds for Puerto Rico "excessive and unnecessary" last week.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

The White House Called The Food Stamp Funding That Puerto Rico Requested “Excessive And Unnecessary”

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló requested the money in November as the island continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Maria.

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

TSA Workers Did Not Receive A $500 Bonus They Were Promised After Weeks Of Working Without Pay

“They did not receive that money. They were supposed to receive that money. That put a lot of people in a bind."

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

One Person Died And 12 Others Were Hospitalized After A Mass Overdose Incident In California

Police responding to the scene administered naloxone, a narcotic overdose treatment.

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

Trump Shut Down The Government Over A “Humanitarian Crisis” At The Border. He Also Shut Down Most Of The Office Trying To Fix It.

“If we were in our office doing our work then maybe those people wouldn’t need to be coming up to the border.”

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

Groceries Or Day Care? Return The Christmas Gifts? Federal Workers Are Making Tough Decisions After Missing Their First Paycheck In The Government Shutdown

President Donald Trump claimed federal workers are happy to not be paid while he argues for a border wall. In reality, furloughed workers are making tough decisions and stocking the freezer as much as possible.

Tasneem Nashrulla • 2 months ago

Government Employees Being Forced To Work Without Pay Are Not Allowed To Strike

"They're able to do whatever they want to do to us but there's no way for us to fight, there's no way for us to make a statement where it really counts," one TSA worker said.

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

Federal Workers Are Saying They Still Believe In Government Service Even Though Shutdowns Keep Happening

“We all in the civil service took an oath to protect our mission and the Constitution, and while [lawmakers] still are being paid for their services, they are absolutely violating that.”

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

Trump Is Still Demanding Wall Funding As The Government Remains Partially Shut Down

The government has been partially shut down for more than two weeks, with 800,000 workers furloughed or working without pay.

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago

Trump Is Pushing Defense Secretary James Mattis Out Of His Post Two Months Early

Mattis announced his resignation on Thursday, citing differences with the president over his decision to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan.

Nidhi Prakash • 2 months ago