These are the questions moderators did not ask during the Democratic presidential debate

During the first night of the Democratic primary presidential debates on Tuesday, moderators missed prime opportunities to ask candidates how they would address some of the most pressing issues facing millions of Americans, many of which are at the root of inequality. CNN moderators Don Lemon, Dana Bash, and Jake Tapper asked candidates important questions […]

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Posted on August 3, 2019

Michigan’s lieutenant governor offers campaign advice as Democrats debate in Detroit

After winning Michigan’s Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2018, Gretchen Whitmer surprised a great many in her party by choosing Detroit activist Garlin Gilchrist II as her running mate. In some ways, it was a bold and radical move given that Gilchrist had never held elected office. His only brush with electoral politics had come a […]

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Posted on August 2, 2019

Why Trump’s latest immigration move may be his most dangerous

Asylum seekers from countries other than Mexico and Canada will be forced to stay in Guatemala after reaching the U.S.-Mexico border if they failed to first apply for asylum in the Central American nation, according to a “safe third country” agreement President Donald Trump signed on Friday. Implementation of the agreement, which would disproportionately impact […]

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Posted on August 1, 2019

Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia’s most loyal henchman, again sides with the Royal Family over Congress

Congress is planning a series of override votes late Monday to try to block President Donald Trump from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan. Regrettably, none of the override efforts is expected to pass. Lawmakers passed three resolutions in June in opposition to a total of 22 arms packages put together […]

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Posted on July 31, 2019

Long ignored, Native Americans will get their first presidential candidate forum

Native American issues are rarely discussed on the presidential campaign trail, but for the first this year, a candidates’ forum entirely on Native concerns will be held next month in Sioux City, Iowa. So far, five Democratic candidates have confirmed they will attend the August 19 and 20 discussion about the sovereign rights of tribes, […]

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Posted on July 30, 2019

Coal CEO hosts Trump fundraiser as industry’s hurdles mount and workers are left behind

President Donald Trump will head to West Virginia on Wednesday to deliver remarks at a fundraiser hosted by coal baron Bob Murray, underscoring the close relationship the coal industry has with the White House even as the industry steadily declines. The fundraiser comes in the middle of another turbulent month for coal, with Blackhawk Mining […]

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Posted on July 29, 2019

As the coal industry falls apart, miners face losing their pensions

By Molly Taft InJune, the Trump administration unveiled one of its largest environmental rollbacks to date: replacing the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan rule, which regulated carbon pollution from power plants. The rule had been a favorite target of President Donald Trump as he stumped on the campaign trail and held presidential rallies. “We’ve ended the […]

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Posted on July 28, 2019

U.S. citizens may be increasingly swept up in federal immigration custody amid new rule change

An 18-year-old U.S. citizen from Dallas, Texas has been in federal immigration custody for more than three weeks, The Dallas Morning News reported this week, the latest American to be wrongly swept up in immigration crackdowns across the country. Francisco Erwin Galicia was traveling to a soccer scouting event in North Texas on June 27 […]

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Posted on July 27, 2019

Republican lawmakers who backed Trump’s tax cuts now freak out over bipartisan spending deal

The bipartisan congressional leadership and White House reached a two-year budget deal on Monday, seemingly averting another government shutdown and preventing a default on the national debt that has grown to an all-time high under President Donald Trump. But despite previously backing the 2017 tax cuts for the rich that have helped fuel the largest […]

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Posted on July 26, 2019

House Democrats announce plan to achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century

House Democrats on Tuesday announced they plan to develop policies to achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century, a sweeping target in the fight to address climate change. The goal marks a step forward on climate action for lawmakers, but falls short of the 2030 timeline championed by some progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and environmental […]

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Posted on July 25, 2019