US Politics in Trump era Public date: 19.05.2020 20:05:49

21 Apr 2020

‘Democrats Cave’: Senate Interim Funding Bill for Coronavirus Relief Spurns Progressive Priorities

Progressives exploded in frustration Tuesday as the Senate prepared to pass an interim funding bill for coronavirus relief that once again included no funding for the Post Office, food banks, or election security, and provided no bailout oversight and no funding for states and cities—leading critics to wonder why Democratic lawmakers refused to use their leverage and hold up the bill. 
Progressives exploded in frustration Tuesday as the Senate prepared to pass an interim funding bill for coronavirus...
15 Apr 2020

Nothing But a Taxpayer ‘Subsidy to Insurers’: Democrats Float Plan to Backstop For-Profit Healthcare Industry During Covid-19 Pandemic

House Democratic leadership came under fire Tuesday after it was reported a proposal is now under consideration to backstop for-profit healthcare insurance companies with taxpayer dollars instead of simply opening public programs like Medicare and Medicaid to those laid off or uninsured amidst the coronavirus outbreak ravaging the country.
House Democratic leadership came under fire Tuesday after it was reported a proposal is now under consideration to...
1 Feb 2020

In Wake of Trump-Netanyahu Proposal, Palestinian Authority Cuts Ties With US

The move came days after the White House announced the deal, which allows Israel the right to continue settlements and annexation while leaving Palestinians with vague promises of statehood at an undetermined future date.
The move came days after the White House announced the deal, which allows Israel the right to continue settlements and...
22 Apr 2019

‘A Really Exciting Proposal’: Elizabeth Warren’s Education Overhaul Would Wipe Out Student Debt, Provide Free Public College

Elizabeth Warren wants to cancel part or all student loan debt for 95 percent of Americans and make public college free for everyone—the latest, and perhaps most ambitious, policy proposal for the 2020 Democratic contender.  Warren announced the policy in a Medium post Monday morning.
Elizabeth Warren wants to cancel part or all student loan debt for 95 percent of Americans and make public college free...
10 Oct 2018

Obama’s Resistance to Investigating the Bush Administration Allowed Brett Kavanaugh to Skate Onto the Supreme Court

With full Democratic control of the federal government, calls came for an investigation into the scandals of the Bush administration, including torture, mass surveillance, and war profiteering. While some called for criminal prosecutions, others wanted hearings or an independent investigation that would — at minimum — put into the public record the details of who did what and when.
With full Democratic control of the federal government, calls came for an investigation into the scandals of the Bush...

Publisher: Vox

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16 Nov 2017

The Trump administration rejected 4,000 “late” DACA renewals. Some were sitting in its mailbox at the deadline

It’s beginning to look like a lot of immigrants were denied one last renewal of their deportation protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — even though they made good-faith efforts to file their paperwork.
It’s beginning to look like a lot of immigrants were denied one last renewal of their deportation...

Publisher: The Verge

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30 Jan 2017

Google co-founder Sergey Brin joins protest against immigration order at San Francisco airport

Sergey Brin, Google co-founder and president of Alphabet, joined protesters at San Francisco International Airport tonight as demonstrators assembled at airports across the country in opposition to...
Sergey Brin, Google co-founder and president of Alphabet, joined protesters at San Francisco International Airport...
31 Oct 2016

Trump claims Google and Facebook are suppressing Clinton email news

 Donald Trump added another group of actors to the growing list of interests that he claims are "rigging" the election against him. In a tweet on Sunday, the Republican presidential nominee baselessly asserted that technology companies were attempting to tamp down new revelations that the FBI is continuing to investigate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state. 
 Donald Trump added another group of actors to the growing list of interests that he claims are "rigging" the...

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