Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Got Dragged For Suggesting People Who Are “Unwilling To Work” Should Get Paid. Advocates Say That’s The Point.
“This idea that somehow people who are unwilling to work are bad or lazy is a horrible idea.”
Trump Will Declare A National Emergency To Build A Wall
The move, which Trump will couple with signing a bill to avoid another government shutdown, is expected to face both legal and congressional challenges.
After Shutting Down The Government, Trump’s Getting Even Less Wall Money Than Democrats Originally Offered
Trump blasted the deal Tuesday but also said he does not expect another government shutdown. He’ll have to sign off on the deal by Friday to avoid one.
Democrats Will Look At Banning Members From Sleeping In Their Offices
The Congressional Progressive Caucus called for a ban on members living in their offices Tuesday. But while momentum is growing, some are questioning how to ensure that serving in Congress is feasible for the nonwealthy.
The Government Shutdown Is Over — For Now — As Trump Gives In On Wall Funding
Trump and Democratic leaders have reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks following a historic 35-day shutdown. The bill was signed into law on Friday night.
Donald Trump And Senate Leaders Are “Talking” About How To End The Government Shutdown After Two More Plans Failed
Trump’s plan and a Democratic bill both stalled in the Senate Thursday, in a move that could put pressure on the president to compromise.
The Trump Administration Signals That It’s Not Done Trying To Dismantle Obamacare
A discussion document floated this week reveals the Trump White House is considering a slew of reforms to the individual markets that could potentially throw them into chaos.
Pelosi Wants To Delay The State Of The Union, So Trump's Canceling Her Trip Overseas
The speaker of the House and the president are fighting on increasingly personal terms, and the partial government shutdown is nowhere close to ending.
What The Hell Happened To Lindsey Graham?
The South Carolina Republican used to be Democrats’ go-to guy when they needed help with a deal. But now “it’s like the guy I knew got kidnapped and his twin brother showed up,” said one Democratic senator.
This Is Now The Longest Government Shutdown In US History And There’s No End In Sight
The shutdown has broken the previous record of 21 days, set during Bill Clinton’s presidency between December 1995 and January 1996.
There’s Little Urgency In Congress To End The Shutdown, As Federal Workers Go Without Pay
“Why am I being made to suffer for something that has nothing to do with what I do? It just makes no sense to me.”
The Government Shutdown Is Triggering Giant Pay Raises For Trump’s Top Aides
An unintended consequence of the government shutdown is that the most well-compensated federal employees will reap hearty raises while hundreds of thousands of others go without pay.
The Shutdown Isn't Ending Any Time Soon, Even After The House Passed A Plan To Reopen The Government
Republicans and Democrats remain deadlocked over border wall funding, and lawmakers are beginning to talk about the two-week-old shutdown in terms of months.
House Republicans Voted To Give Trump His Border Wall Money And Now A Shutdown Is Likelier Than Ever
The House, the Senate, and the White House can’t agree on whether to fund a border wall along the US–Mexico border. If they can’t reach a deal by Friday night, several government agencies will run out of funding.
A Sweeping Bill That Will Give Nonviolent Offenders The Chance To Get Out Of Jail Early Is Heading To Trump’s Desk
The bill reforms mandatory minimums and “three strikes” laws, and grants early release to certain inmates who complete anti-recidivism training. Trump is expected to sign it into law.
Republicans Say They Didn't Intend For Obamacare To Get Tossed Out By The Courts, But Many Don’t Mind That It Did
A Texas judge tossed out the ACA, saying the repeal of the individual mandate in the tax law invalidated the whole thing. Republicans say it could be another opportunity to repeal Obamacare after lawmaker efforts failed.
The Senate Finally Passed A Bill To Give Nonviolent Offenders The Chance To Get Out Of Prison Early
A House vote could come later this week. The bill reforms mandatory minimums and “three strikes” laws, and grants early release to certain inmates who complete anti-recidivism training.
A Federal Judge Just Ruled That The Affordable Care Act Is Unconstitutional
In a controversial ruling, a Texas judge has ruled that a minor move by Congress last year is grounds to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act, including preexisting condition protections.
A Landmark Deal In Congress Could Give Nonviolent Drug Offenders The Chance To Get Out Of Jail Early
The bill would reform mandatory minimums and “three strike” laws, and grant release to people serving exorbitant prison sentences for crack cocaine possession.
Kavanaugh Sided With The Liberal Wing Of The Supreme Court In Declining To Hear Planned Parenthood Cases
Two cases that threatened to block federal funding to Planned Parenthood will not go before the Supreme Court after a majority of justices declined to take them up.