2018 State Elections Forecast

Louis Jacobson, Politifact senior correspondent and Governing contributor, tracks every statewide race for governor, secretary of state, attorney general, and House and Senate. He makes his predictions based on consultations with multiple experts in the states as well as national party strategists. As it stands, Republicans hold the majority of every office — with 33…

What is Trump’s “Gag Rule?”

Trump just officially announced his extremely dangerous “gag rule,” and it’s as bad as we thought. This post has been updated to reflect the rule. Donald Trump has said from day one he wants to control women. With a new gag rule, he and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar…

USDA Proposes GMO Labeling Rules

On May 3, the USDA unveiled its long-awaited proposed GMO disclosure rule, which aims to provide food companies with guidance about how to label products made with genetically modified ingredients. Congress mandated standardized disclosure of GMOs in 2016. But implementation has been slow, due largely to a deluge of questions over which foods should be…