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Alabama Republicans want to overturn Roe v. Wade. Their strategy could backfire.

Alabama Republicans want to overturn Roe v. Wade. Their strategy could backfire.

One of the most controversial parts of the near-total abortion ban passed by the Alabama legislature on Tuesday was the lack of exceptions for rape or incest, a common carveout in even the strictest anti-abortion legislation. At one point during Tuesday’s contentious, hours-long debate over the bill, Alabama Sen. Bobby Singleton, a Democrat, pointed out…
Trump just labeled Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. But it could backfire.

Trump just labeled Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. But it could backfire.

The Trump administration on Monday announced it had labeled the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) — Iran’s hugely influential security and military organization responsible for the protection and survival of the regime — as a “foreign terrorist organization.” That will make it illegal for any American or person in the US to provide IRGC members…
Ellen DeGeneres still wants Kevin Hart to host the Oscars. But her support may backfire.

Ellen DeGeneres still wants Kevin Hart to host the Oscars. But her support may...

Just under a month since comedian Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting the Oscars amid backlash, an appeal to reinstate him in the role has come from a powerful voice — Ellen DeGeneres. Hart retreated from the gig just days after he accepted it, after a wave of public outrage over a 2010 comedy routine…
The US may name Venezuela as a state sponsor of terrorism. Here’s why that could backfire.

The US may name Venezuela as a state sponsor of terrorism. Here’s why that...

The Trump administration is in discussions to label Venezuela a state sponsor of terrorism, according to two US officials. It’s a move that would allow the US to place more sanctions on President Nicolás Maduro’s government and restrict aid to Venezuela. It would also severely escalate tensions between the two countries. A State Department spokesperson…

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