4 Things You Need To Know About Today’s News

Here is a snapshot of the most important stories of the day.   Senator Rubio Met Alex Jones Head On  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and InfoWars host Alex Jones clashed Wednesday outside a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, with Rubio threatening to take care of Jones after the Infowars host touched his shoulder. For nearly five … More 4 Things You Need To Know About Today’s News

Majority Of Voters Agree U.S. Senate Should Oversee Actions Of The Executive Branch

Today, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate released a national poll designed to measure Americans’ knowledge of the U.S. Senate, opinions about how elected leaders can make Congress work better, prioritization of critical issues, and level of engagement in civic life. The Institute partnered with leading Republican and Democratic polling firms … More Majority Of Voters Agree U.S. Senate Should Oversee Actions Of The Executive Branch

Largest Federal Union Sues President Trump Over Executive Order

The largest union representing federal government workers, the American Federation of Government Employees, sued the Trump administration Wednesday in response to an executive order President Trump issued last week that aims to deny workers their legal right to representation at the worksite. The nation’s largest federal employee union, the American Federation of Government Employees, sued the Trump … More Largest Federal Union Sues President Trump Over Executive Order

“How Did Our Politics Get Us Here?

A year after Donald Trump’s inauguration, many pundits and citizens alike continue to try to understand the results of the 2016 election. At the heart of the matter is a legitimate question that deserves to be considered not only for its importance to Trump’s victory, but also as it relates to many other governments worldwide and throughout … More “How Did Our Politics Get Us Here?

More Than 500 Moms And Children From Across U.S. Hold “Play-In” Protest On Capitol Hill

Amid major and growing concerns that Washington, D.C. is going backwards on climate change action and air quality rules, more than 500 moms and children organized by the Moms Clean Air Force held a “Play-In” rally and press conference in a park near the U.S. Senate office buildings. Following the protest event, Moms and their children from … More More Than 500 Moms And Children From Across U.S. Hold “Play-In” Protest On Capitol Hill

Expert Explains How National Paid Family Leave Benefits The Nation

It is surprising that as one of the most developed countries in the world, the United States does not have federal laws mandating paid family leave policies for mothers to take care of their newborns or for families to care for sick parents, according to an expert at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. … More Expert Explains How National Paid Family Leave Benefits The Nation

Back Room Budget Deal Leaves Nation’s Security at Risk, American Workers Out in the Cold

The following statement was released in response to the details of the 2017 budget deal that was made public recently. Bob Dane, executive director, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) didn’t mince words. Read them for yourself: “Republican congressional leaders failed to deliver on many of the key immigration enforcement promises that helped propel Donald Trump … More Back Room Budget Deal Leaves Nation’s Security at Risk, American Workers Out in the Cold

Knowing Your Government: What ‘Going Nuclear’ In Senate Means

Senate Republicans on Thursday crushed a Democratic blockade of President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee in a fierce partisan brawl, approving a rule change dubbed the “nuclear option” to allow for conservative judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation by Friday. With ideological control of the nation’s highest court at stake, the Republican-led Senate voted along party … More Knowing Your Government: What ‘Going Nuclear’ In Senate Means

Knowing Your Government: Cold Facts On Coal

President Trump campaigned on a cancellation of a deal that was discussed  during President Obama’s time in the White House. There were 10 delayed or canceled projects in Michigan — most of them coal-fired plants — would have created 56,000 jobs up front had they been built. The center of the argument is that there are … More Knowing Your Government: Cold Facts On Coal