Progressives Strike Back

Partisan politics is putting one of the best chances to stabilize the health insurance markets at risk. The bipartisan effort, led by Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, would guarantee that the critical cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments would continue. Some congressional Republicans, however, are continuing their attacks on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to...

Commission of Lies

Today, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity met for the second time in New Hampshire. This commission has flown under the radar, but it remains one of the most troubling of Trump’s councils. The premise of the commission is that there is widespread voter fraud—but this is just a myth. The commission is just...

16 Years Later.

Sixteen years ago, our country experienced one of the deadliest terrorist attacks on our soil, and 2,996 people were killed on that day. Americans’ immediate responses to the attacks were ones of courage and heroism, and the images of first responders rushing into the burning towers will forever be imprinted in our minds. Many of...

Devastation.

While Florida is hunkering down in preparation for Hurricane Irma’s landfall, the Caribbean Islands are reeling in the wake of its devastation. (To donate to relief efforts after Irma, check out the Miami Herald's list.) Less than a week after Hurricane Harvey inundated Texas and Louisiana, Irma - the most powerful storm ever recorded in...

Secretary of Discrimination

Today, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced major upcoming changes to the enforcement guidelines behind Title IX, which provides important protections against discrimination based on sex, and claimed that the Obama administration’s approach had failed. Despite saying that Title IX “served an important role in shaping our educational environment” and that she will continue enforcing...

Heartless.

This morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions took to the podium to announce that the Trump administration is rescinding DACA, the program that has allowed nearly 800,000 young immigrants the opportunity to get a temporary reprieve from deportation and a work permit. (Learn more about DACA here.) This decision comes despite Trump’s numerous claims that he...

Here To Stay.

Yesterday, Fox News reported that Trump is poised to let the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program expire. Make no mistake letting the program expire or however else the administration may try to spin their actions, is the same as ending DACA outright. (Need more information about DACA? Check out our explainer video here.)...

Temporary Relief in Texas

Good news: a federal court temporarily blocked the majority of Texas’ anti-immigrant law – Senate Bill 4 (SB4) – which would have gone into effect tomorrow, finding it to be unconstitutional and a threat to public safety. SB4 was intended to crack down on cities and counties with so-called sanctuary policies, and it would have...

Trumped Up Trickle Down

Today, President Trump will be in Springfield, Missouri to launch his campaign to reform the tax code. Although Trump “won’t be diving deep into details,” there are some things we already know. His proposal will include large tax cuts for big corporations and the wealthiest Americans – including a special new loophole for millionaire business...

The Plot Thickens.

New emails unearthed by the continued Russia investigations reveal Trump’s plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow—at the start of his presidential campaign. One of Trump’s business associates, Felix Sater, told Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, that he could help secure the completion of the tower—and the U.S. presidency—for Trump with the help of Russian...