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The Only Latino Running For President Thinks Democrats' "Electability" Fight Is Missing The Point

“The worst thing we can do is to make assumptions or use some cookie-cutter formula about who ought to be the nominee of the party,” Julián Castro told BuzzFeed News.

Nidhi Prakash • 2 days ago

Joe Biden’s Campaign Is Fixated On Donald Trump — And Biden’s Supporters Want It That Way

Joe Biden’s official campaign kickoff was a plea for unity against the president, with more of an eye on November 2020 than on next year’s primaries.

Nidhi Prakash • 7 days ago

They Live Here Legally, But The Trump Administration Won’t Give Them Housing Loans

The government is denying federal housing loans to young immigrants with DACA status, even after Ben Carson said it wasn’t happening.

Nidhi Prakash • 8 days ago

“Abolish ICE” Was The Call Of Last Summer. 2020 Democrats Have Moved On.

Immigration activists are dejected by national Democrats turning back on calls to abolish or radically transform ICE less than a year after it dominated policy debates.

Molly Hensley-Clancy • 10 days ago

Ben Carson Wants To Evict Families With Undocumented Immigrants From Public Housing

Carson says the new rule will reduce long waitlists for public housing for citizens. Housing advocates say all it will do is split up families with mixed immigration status.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

This Article About The Mueller Report Is [Redacted]

Roughly a third of the 448-page Mueller report had at least one redaction on it, including about 12 pages that were entirely blacked out.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

Trump’s Grudge Against Puerto Rico Is Blocking Needed Disaster Aid Across The US

Congress has failed to reach a deal to provide recovery funds for Puerto Rico and several states, due in large part to Trump’s opposition. Now, Congress is taking a two-week break.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

Joe Biden Made Multiple Jokes About Consent In His First Speech Since Allegations Of Inappropriate Contact

“I just want you to know I had permission to hug Lonnie,” Joe Biden said to laughs.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

“We Are Your Citizens”: Trump Keeps Repeating Lies About Puerto Rico

The president has inflated how much disaster money Puerto Rico has received and falsely claimed that the island has gotten “more money than has ever been gotten for a hurricane before.”

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

Ben Carson Said He Doesn’t Know Why DACA Recipients Are Being Denied Housing Loans His Department Oversees

Carson’s comments came after DACA recipients, lenders, realtors, and industry associations told BuzzFeed News last year that HUD is quietly advising lenders to deny the loans.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

The Trump Administration Is Charging Facebook With Housing Discrimination

The charges target Facebook’s long-criticized ad-targeting tools.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

Trump Supports More Disaster Funding For Americans Who Need It — Just Not The Ones Living In Puerto Rico

“Denying the funds they need to recover while requesting the ‘A+ treatment’ for other states is insulting to Puerto Ricans and for Latinos in general,” Sen. Bob Menendez said.

Nidhi Prakash • One month ago

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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months ago