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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 […]

ICE Raids Speed into Overdrive

ICE Raids Speed into Overdrive

Advocates Say Obama’s Deportations Reaching “100 MPH” Under Trump We are joined from Phoenix by Aarón Rayos, the husband of a mother of two U.S.-born children who is at the center of an immigration fight in Arizona and has been deported to Mexico. Guadalupe García de Rayos was arrested and detained Wednesday during a routine […]

Senators Call for Health Care Rallies Nationwide

Senators Call for Health Care Rallies Nationwide

WASHINGTON – Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer of New York and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont called Saturday for nationwide rallies later this month to show growing grassroots opposition to efforts by President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress to take health coverage away from more than 20 million Americans. “The Republican Party’s plan to […]

LULAC Praises Appeals Court’s Unanimous Refusal to Reinstate President Trump’s Travel Ban

Latino Civil Rights Group Calls Upon the Judiciary to Protect the Rights of Minority Populations from Unlawful Discrimination. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) praises the unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refusing to reinstate President Donald Trump’s executive order barring entry […]

Financial Deregulation

By Isaac Cohen* Two decisions on financial deregulation were approved, last week, as part of President Donald Trump’s process of implementing campaign promises. An executive order instructs the Treasury Secretary and other regulating agencies to prepare a proposal to revise the financial reform law, approved after the Great Recession, known as Dodd Frank. The other […]

LULAC Against the Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, by a vote of 51 to 50, the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. As the Senate was divided over the controversial nomination, Vice President Mike Pence cast the historic 51st vote to break the tie. DeVos’s nomination was strongly opposed by teachers’ unions, […]