U.S. Department of Education reopens case against Rutgers alleging anti-Sem…

The U.S. Department of Education has reopened a seven-year old complaint against Rutgers University alleging Jewish students were subject to a hostile environment – a move that comes as the department’s assistant secretary for civil rights adopts a broader definition of anti-Semitism that includes criticisms of Israel. Kenneth Marcus, the assistant secretary, said a pro-Palestinian…

EMILY’s List to spend $37M on midterms

EMILY’s List leader Stephanie Schriock said on Monday that the group plans to spend $37 million backing its preferred candidates in November’s midterm elections. The group, whose goal is to elect Democratic women who back abortion rights, has already spent more than $14 million during the 2018 primary season, with the national number of female…

CNN’s Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading ‘idiotic’ conspira…

CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday unloaded on Twitter users, including Donald Trump Jr., spreading conspiracy theories about his coverage of Hurricane Florence. Cooper said that in recent days, conspiracy theorists including President Trump’s son, have shared a photo from his coverage of 2008’s Hurricane Ike and falsely claimed that it shows him exaggerating the depths…