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Republicans represent almost none of the places most immigrants live

Republicans represent almost none of the places most immigrants live

President Donald Trump’s openly racist and xenophobic attacks on four Democratic House women of color, like his threatened immigration enforcement raids in major cities and the sweeping proposed new restrictions on asylum seekers that he announced Monday, underscores his transformation of the Republican Party into a coalition centered on the voters and places in America…MORE

Progressive lawmakers stand firm against Trump’s repeated racist attacks

Progressive lawmakers stand firm against Trump’s repeated racist attacks

Washington’s newest political force — the four progressive women of color hit by racist Donald Trump tweets — are determined not to take the President’s bait, but they’re not going to take his attacks, either. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez remained defiant Tuesday morning, responding to new Trump taunts by reminding him of his crude comments he…MORE

Beto O’Rourke’s fundraising plummets to $3.6 million in 2019’s second quarter

Beto O’Rourke’s fundraising plummets to $3.6 million in 2019’s second quarter

The small-dollar fundraising machine Beto O’Rourke expected to power his presidential bid sputtered in 2019’s second quarter, with O’Rourke’s $3.6 million haul falling short of the torrid pace he’d set in the early days of his campaign. The former Texas congressman’s drop from $9.4 million in the first quarter — which at the time was…MORE

Bernie Sanders to propose $20 billion bailout fund for struggling hospitals

Bernie Sanders to propose $20 billion bailout fund for struggling hospitals

Sen. Bernie Sanders, while wading in to a local fight over a Philadelphia hospital, proposed Monday a plan to create a federal fund to help local governments purchase for-profit hospitals struggling with debt and in danger of closing. The announcement came during a speech at a rally to save Hahnemann University Hospital. Hahnemann is currently…MORE

Mnuchin again says Tubman $20 delay is technical, not political

Mnuchin again says Tubman $20 delay is technical, not political

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that his decision to delay the introduction of a planned $20 note featuring the portrait of Harriet Tubman was not politically motivated. “This is a non-political situation where the primary objective of changing the currency is to stop counterfeiting,” Mnuchin said during a briefing about cryptocurrencies. He described…MORE

Trump gets his third acting secretary of defense this year

Trump gets his third acting secretary of defense this year

Mark Esper has formally stepped down from his role as acting defense secretary Monday after the Senate received his nomination from the White House to be confirmed for the permanent position. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has assumed the acting role, making him President Donald Trump‘s third acting defense secretary this year, and will serve in…MORE

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