Politics

10 Takeaways from Donald Trump’s Republican Convention

The Republican Party wasn't ready this year to moderate its platform's language on same-sex marriage or transgender rights.

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Appeals Court: Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act

Texas passed the voter ID law in 2011 but it did not go into effect until 2013.

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Ben Carson Compared Being Transgender to Changing Ethnicities

Carson said he's "disturbed" that "secular progressives" are trying to make transgender issues a "civil rights issue."

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2016 RNC Viewers’ Guide

The final night of the convention, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET, is Trump's night.

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Warren Visits Clinton’s House During VP Meetings

Clinton and Warren campaigned together for the first time in 2016 in Cincinnati last month.

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Donald Trump Selects Mike Pence as VP

Pence, a social conservative, stepped into a series of controversies over LGBT rights.

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Social Conservatives Hold The Line on Day One in Cleveland

Rachel Hoff came out as the first openly gay member of the Republican Convention Platform Committee.

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Gay with a Gun: Packing More Than Just Heat

I didn’t grow up with a huge investment in gun culture. The weapon is there to protect me—hopefully, as a…

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North Carolina Lawmakers Leave Bathroom Law Largely Intact

The law was modified to restore workers' rights to use state law to sue over employment discrimination.

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Judge Blocks Mississippi Religious Freedom Law

A federal judge blocked a controversial Mississippi law that would've gone into effect Friday, which would've allowed businesses and government…

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