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Marylanders Call For Hogan Town Hall

Marylanders Call For Hogan Town Hall

Annapolis, Md. – Calls are growing louder from all corners of Maryland for Governor Larry Hogan to host a “town hall” forum to clear the air, listen to his constituents and break his long silence on the early actions of the Trump administration. Progressive Maryland members hand-delivered a letter signed by over 1,000 Marylanders to […]

More Private Prisons

More Private Prisons

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released the following statement Thursday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed an Obama administration directive to phase out the use of private prisons: “This is how our corrupt political and campaign finance system works. Private prison companies invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in Donald Trump’s presidential […]

LULAC Condemns DHS Memos That Set the Stage for Mass Deportations

Enforcement Priorities Apply to Almost Every Undocumented Immigrant. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a series of memos detailing the enforcement procedures for President Trump’s executive orders on immigration and border security. Under the new guidance, the Department of Homeland Security has effectively ended the Obama-era focus on deporting the […]

Growth Projections

By Isaac Cohen* Beyond the campaign promises, the moment is approaching for the White House to state how much it expects the US economy will grow in the coming years. The reason is because a federal budget proposal needs to be submitted to the US Congress and the economic growth projections determine the expected levels […]

Airports Authority Enters Partnership With International Alliance

Strategic Alliance Will Pursue Innovations to Enhance Air Travel Experience. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has entered into a strategic alliance with 1776, an international firm that enables the growth of startup companies, to explore and encourage technologies for enhancing the passenger experience in airports and related businesses. Under a marketing and collaboration agreement, 1776 […]

Senator Sanders Asks to Investigate Trump Ties to Russia

Senator Sanders Asks to Investigate Trump Ties to Russia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Wednesday asked the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee to investigate the relationship between President Donald Trump and the Russian government. “It is incumbent upon the Congress to take seriously its constitutional responsibilities. The American people must have confidence that governmental decisions reflect their interests, not that […]

President Clinton & Secretary Clinton at “American Masters — Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” Event

President Clinton & Secretary Clinton at “American Masters — Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” Event

This February 16, 2017, at a special preview event for the new documentary “American Masters — Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York, NY), Dr. Maya Angelou’s grandson Colin Johnson (right), Co-Founder and Principal of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC, presented Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton (left) […]

Legislation Introduced to Expand Social Security

Legislation Introduced to Expand Social Security

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation Thursday to expand Social Security benefits and strengthen the retirement program for generations to come. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced a companion bill in the House. “It is time to expand Social Security, not cut it,” Sanders told Social Security Works, The Alliance for Retired […]

Economic Team

By Isaac Cohen* It is taking a while to appoint all the members of President Donald Trump’s economic team. However, last Monday, the Senate approved the appointment of Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary, the team’s highest ranking position. Mr. Mnuchin and the head of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn are Goldman Sachs veterans. Therefore, […]

Twelve Current and Former TSA and Airport Employees Indicted for Smuggling Approximately 20 Tons of Cocaine

Defendants Face a Narcotics Forfeiture Allegation of 100 Million Dollars. WASHINGTON – On Feb. 8, 2017, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned a superseding indictment against 12 defendants charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez of the District of Puerto Rico. […]

Growing Grassroots Opposition to Health Cuts

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday on Meet the Press that a recent wave of protests at town meetings hosted by Republican members of Congress are only the beginning of a grassroots uprising against efforts to cut health care. Sanders told NBC’s Chuck Todd that more rallies are being organized throughout the […]

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