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For-profit prison company CoreCivic is housing over 100,000 undocumented immigrants, who are required to labor for as lo...
07/20/2019
Immigrants in US Custody Forced to Work in For-Profit Private Prisons for $1/Day

For-profit prison company CoreCivic is housing over 100,000 undocumented immigrants, who are required to labor for as long as 14 hours a day for just $1. Meanwhile, CoreCivic gets $95 in taxpayer dollars per inmate, each day.

At least 127,000 detained immigrants have performed maintenance work in for-profit, private prisons run by CoreCivic, making as little as a dollar a day.

AG William Barr started giving to Senate Republicans after Trump starting criticizing then-AG Jeff Sessions for recusing...
07/20/2019
Barr Gave Senate GOP Committee $51,000 in the Months Leading Up to His Confirmation

AG William Barr started giving to Senate Republicans after Trump starting criticizing then-AG Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Mueller probe.

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Attorney General William Barr gave the Republican Party's chief Senatorial campaign committee $51,000 in the months leading up to his confirmation.

Bernie Sanders' campaign is one of just two campaigns that have a unionized workforce. Other campaigns -- like those of ...
07/19/2019
Bernie Sanders' Campaign Workers Use Power of Their Union to Negotiate Better Pay

Bernie Sanders' campaign is one of just two campaigns that have a unionized workforce. Other campaigns -- like those of Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren -- have some staffers that aren't paid at all.

Now, Sanders' unionized campaign workers are collectively bargaining for better pay and benefits, and Sanders' campaign manager is negotiating in good faith with those workers.

The presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) will continue to negotiate with its unionized workers to provide better pay. Unionized workers called for annual pay they equated to $15/hour, which Sanders has said ought to

Rand Paul objected to fast-tracking a permanent extension of funding for 9/11 responders' cancer treatments over budgeta...
07/19/2019
Rand Paul Runs from Reporter Asking Him About Blocking 9/11 Responders' Healthcare

Rand Paul objected to fast-tracking a permanent extension of funding for 9/11 responders' cancer treatments over budgetary concerns -- even though he was the deciding vote for Trump's budget-busting $1.5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy. An NYC reporter pressed him on why he was blocking the funding as Paul did his best to avoid him.

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Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) isn't having the best week after blocking the fast-tracking of funding for 9/11 first responders' healthcare.

Military families struggling to make ends meet in costly cities are asking for a little extra help in the form of a basi...
07/19/2019
Trump Administration 'Strongly Objected' to Welfare for Military Families in Poverty

Military families struggling to make ends meet in costly cities are asking for a little extra help in the form of a basic needs allowance that would be available for necessities like groceries, baby formula, and diapers. But despite signing the largest military budget in history, the Trump administration "strongly objected" to the proposal.

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The Trump administration has "strongly objected" to a basic needs allowance for military service members struggling to make ends meet.

After Trump attacked Minnesota Congresswoman and naturalized citizen Ilhan Omar, his supporters chanted "send her back."...
07/19/2019
Ilhan Omar's Constituents Greet Her at Airport By Chanting 'Welcome Home Ilhan'

After Trump attacked Minnesota Congresswoman and naturalized citizen Ilhan Omar, his supporters chanted "send her back." But when Omar arrived back in her home district in Minneapolis, she was greeted by a crowd of her constituents who chanted "welcome home Ilhan!"

At President Trump's Wednesday rally, his constituents chanted "send her back!" about Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota). On Thursday, as she arrived back in Minneapolis, Omar was greeted with a different three-word chant: "Welcome home, Ilhan." https://twitter.com/thauserkstp/status/1151970452...

Mitch McConnell's approval rating among Kentucky voters has remained in the low to mid-30s since February, suggesting th...
07/18/2019
Mitch McConnell Is Officially the Most Unpopular Senator in the United States

Mitch McConnell's approval rating among Kentucky voters has remained in the low to mid-30s since February, suggesting the Senate Majority Leader is actually one of the most vulnerable incumbents in 2020.

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When it comes to senators' approval ratings among their own constituents, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is officially the most unpopular.

Last night, the President of the United States launched an attack on a black Muslim female member of Congress, which pro...
07/18/2019
Ilhan Omar Responds to 'Send Her Back' Chant, Says Trump Is a 'Fascist'

Last night, the President of the United States launched an attack on a black Muslim female member of Congress, which prompted his supporters to chant "send her back!" That Congresswoman responded by calling the president a fascist.

After POTUS allowed a crowd at a rally to chant "send her back" in reference to a black female Congresswoman, that Congresswoman is calling him a fascist.

Even though Trump accused Rep. Ilhan Omar -- who has been a naturalized U.S. citizen longer than First Lady Melania Trum...
07/18/2019
Ilhan Omar Co-Sponsored 9/11 First Responders Healthcare Bill Republicans Blocked

Even though Trump accused Rep. Ilhan Omar -- who has been a naturalized U.S. citizen longer than First Lady Melania Trump -- of hating the country she calls home, Omar was one of the co-sponsors of a bill that would permanently guarantee funding for 9/11 first responders' healthcare costs.

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Rep Ilhan Omar -- whom President Trump accuses of hating America -- co-sponsored the 9/11 first responders' healthcare bill that Senate Republicans blocked.

Jon Stewart accused Rand Paul of trying to "balance the budget on the backs of the 9/11 first responder community," and ...
07/18/2019
Jon Stewart Responds to Rand Paul Blocking Healthcare Funding for 9/11 Responders

Jon Stewart accused Rand Paul of trying to "balance the budget on the backs of the 9/11 first responder community," and said his concern over the deficit was just "virtue signaling" that was entirely absent when he voted for Trump's $1.5 trillion tax cut.

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Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee held up a bill aiming to cover the healthcare of September 11 first responders today, and Jon Stewart is furious.

Rand Paul said his concerns about the national debt led him to block a motion to fast-track a bill funding healthcare fo...
07/17/2019
Senator Who Passed $1 Trillion Tax Cut Says 9/11 Responders' Healthcare Is Too Expensive

Rand Paul said his concerns about the national debt led him to block a motion to fast-track a bill funding healthcare for 9/11 first responders. But that concern was nowhere to be seen when Paul voted for $1.5 trillion in tax cuts for the wealthy.

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Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) blocked extending healthcare benefits to 9/11 responders on Wednesday due to concerns over the national debt.

An analyst who used to compile confidential intelligence reports for Congress and the White House says the biggest threa...
07/17/2019
Former Intelligence Expert Says the Republican Party Is the Biggest Threat to America

An analyst who used to compile confidential intelligence reports for Congress and the White House says the biggest threat facing America today isn't Russia or al-Qaeda, but the Republican Party, given its penchant for enabling human rights abuses, embracing white supremacist ideology, undermining the rule of law, and subverting democracy.

According to a former intelligence analyst, the biggest threat to the United States isn't terrorism, or Russia, or North Korea, or Iran -- the biggest threat is the Republican Party. This assessment comes from an analyst

Generations of Americans were told that if you go to college, you'll get a good job that pays a decent wage. But in the ...
07/17/2019
Roughly 1 in 5 Homeless People in Chicago Have College Educations and Jobs

Generations of Americans were told that if you go to college, you'll get a good job that pays a decent wage. But in the richest country in the history of the world, even college-educated, employed people can be homeless.

A new report could reshape Americans' perceptions of homeless people, as many in at least the Chicago area are employed and even have college educations.

This server is getting Trump supporters to donate to Bernie Sanders' campaign every day, and they have no idea.(To get m...
07/17/2019
Server Donates All Tips from Customers Wearing MAGA Hats to Bernie Sanders' Campaign

This server is getting Trump supporters to donate to Bernie Sanders' campaign every day, and they have no idea.

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A server at a Mexican restaurant is sharing her unique way of supporting Bernie Sanders' campaign by using money from customers who sport pro-Trump apparel.

A Washington Post reporter recently confronted Bernie Sanders with a quote from 1974, in which Sanders said busing would...
07/16/2019
Bernie Sanders Gets Washington Post Reporter to Admit He Quoted Him Out of Context

A Washington Post reporter recently confronted Bernie Sanders with a quote from 1974, in which Sanders said busing would increase racial hostilities. Sanders encouraged the reporter to read the rest of the quote, in which Sanders said "the federal government doesn't give a sh*t about black people."

Bernie Sanders recently confronted Washington Post reporter Robert Costa and got him to admit he quoted Sanders out of context about public school busing.

A lifelong Republican -- who was appointed to one of Texas' highest courts by Governor Rick Perry --just broke years of ...
07/16/2019
Texas Republican Quits GOP: 'Trump Is the Worst President in the History of This Country'

A lifelong Republican -- who was appointed to one of Texas' highest courts by Governor Rick Perry --just broke years of political silence in a scathing condemnation of Trump and his racist rhetoric that she posted to Facebook. She's endorsing the eventual 2020 Democratic nominee in hopes that that person will defeat Trump.

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Another lifelong Republican has left the party -- this time, a Texas judge -- citing her love for her country and her disdain for President Trump.

Eric Garner -- an unarmed father of six -- was strangled to death for selling loose cigarettes on the street. The local ...
07/16/2019
Eric Garner's Daughter Reacts After Learning DOJ Won't Charge Her Father's Killer

Eric Garner -- an unarmed father of six -- was strangled to death for selling loose cigarettes on the street. The local DA declined to bring charges, and now the DOJ won't bring charges.

His daughter, Emerald, told reporters that she doesn't want their condolences, she just wants her father back.

On the eve of the five-year anniversary of Eric Garner's death, the Department of Justice declined to charge Garner's killer with any crimes.

Biden’s implication that Medicare-For-All will force voters to “start from scratch” is a startling echo of President Tru...
07/15/2019
Biden Is Lying About Bernie Sanders' Medicare-For-All Plan

Biden’s implication that Medicare-For-All will force voters to “start from scratch” is a startling echo of President Trump’s own attacks of the proposal.

Biden's implication that Medicare-For-All will force voters to "start from scratch" is a startling echo of President Trump's own attacks of the proposal.

Josh Gottheimer is leading the charge within the Democratic Party against popular initiatives like the Green New Deal an...
07/15/2019
Wall Street Gives Millions to Congressman Leading the Democratic Civil War

Josh Gottheimer is leading the charge within the Democratic Party against popular initiatives like the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, and he was even seen at a private summit mingling with Mike Pence, Jared Kushner, and Mike Pompeo. The bulk of the millions Rep. Josh Gottheimer has raised has come from Wall Street, and less than 2% of it has come from small donors.

Over the weekend, a group of outspoken freshmen Democratic Congresswomen of color were blasted by overtly racist commentary from the president, but the leader of their political rivals is not the only one hammering them

During Prime Day -- which is today and tomorrow -- Amazon workers are expected to pick, pack, and ship more than 100 mil...
07/15/2019
The Only Prime Day Perks for Exploited Amazon Workers Are T-Shirts and Granola Bars

During Prime Day -- which is today and tomorrow -- Amazon workers are expected to pick, pack, and ship more than 100 million products. This means working 12-hour shifts, 6 days a week, with mandatory overtime. And despite Amazon being a trillion-dollar company led by the wealthiest person in history, workers are only offered a t-shirt and snacks, like granola bars, as perks.

Amazon Prime Day is marketed as a time for online shoppers to save. But for Amazon workers, it's referred to as "two months of hell."

In a series of tweets, Trump appeared to come for "The Squad" -- four progressive Democratic women of color in Congress ...
07/14/2019
AOC Responds to Trump's Attack: 'You Rely on a Frightened America for Your Plunder'

In a series of tweets, Trump appeared to come for "The Squad" -- four progressive Democratic women of color in Congress --saying they should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reminded Trump that she was born in the US, and that the government Trump calls "a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world," is his own.

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On Sunday morning, President Trump launched an attack on " 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen" in a series of tweets. One Congresswoman just responded.

Nancy Pelosi has an unlikely ally in her feud with the four newly elected progressive women of color in Congress: Donald...
07/12/2019
President Trump Backs Nancy Pelosi in Feud with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Nancy Pelosi has an unlikely ally in her feud with the four newly elected progressive women of color in Congress: Donald Trump.

In the ongoing spat between the House of Representatives' progressive freshman squad and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Trump has Speaker Pelosi's back.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has been consistently calling attention to Russian efforts aimed at influenc...
07/12/2019
Trump Wants to Fire Intel Chief Calling Attention to Russian Election Interference

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has been consistently calling attention to Russian efforts aimed at influencing elections, both in 2018 and in 2020.

Trump has hinted he may replace him with a former aide to John Bolton -- who has been pushing hard for war with Iran.

For months, President Trump has been eager to replace Dan Coats, who has been one of the clarion voices warning of Russian election interference.

The Warren and Biden campaigns collectively raised more than $40 million in just the last three months alone. Despite th...
07/12/2019
Warren and Biden Campaigns Rely on Unpaid Work with 'Volunteer Fellowships'

The Warren and Biden campaigns collectively raised more than $40 million in just the last three months alone. Despite this, both campaigns are relying on unpaid "fellowships" to do certain campaign work.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren both offer "fellowships" on their presidential campaigns, and those positions are unpaid.

Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost was a member of a secret Facebook group of 9,500 Border Patrol agents, which contained...
07/12/2019
Border Patrol Chief Was in Secret Group That Mocked Dead Immigrants and Congresswomen

Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost was a member of a secret Facebook group of 9,500 Border Patrol agents, which contained racist and sexually violent imagery targeting members of Congress, as well as posts mocking dead immigrants.

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Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost was in a secret Facebook group that posted violent and sexual content about members of Congress.

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program has actually forgiven loans of only 1% of the 73,000 people who have applied...
07/11/2019
Teachers Sue Betsy DeVos for Blocking Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program has actually forgiven loans of only 1% of the 73,000 people who have applied for the program since its inception in 2007.

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness is denied on "arbitrary and capricious" grounds, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday by the American Federation of Teachers.

Despite Trump's harsh immigration policies, Obama still holds the record for most deportations during a presidency. Bide...
07/11/2019
Undocumented Families Storm Biden HQ to Demand Apology for Obama-Era Deportations

Despite Trump's harsh immigration policies, Obama still holds the record for most deportations during a presidency. Biden defended that record during the first debate. Immigrant families that have been torn apart by those deportations are demanding an apology.

Police arrested six protesters demanding former Vice President Joe Biden apologize for Obama-era deportations of undocumented families.

Kamala Harris wants to include rent, utility, and cell phone payments in credit scores. Given that 1/3 of Americans are ...
07/11/2019
Kamala Harris' Credit Score Proposal Would Only Punish Poor People for Being Poor

Kamala Harris wants to include rent, utility, and cell phone payments in credit scores. Given that 1/3 of Americans are late on at least one bill, and 40% of Americans can't afford a $400 emergency, this idea would likely hurt far more people than it would help.

Kamala Harris wants to increase the rate of black homeownership in the U.S. While her goal is laudable, her proposal would only make the problem worse.

A hospital that's been serving low-income Philly residents since 1848 is scheduled to close in September, and its owner ...
07/11/2019
Investment Banker May Shut Down Low-Income Hospital and Replace it with Luxury Condos

A hospital that's been serving low-income Philly residents since 1848 is scheduled to close in September, and its owner -- a California-based investment banker -- may turn it into luxury condos or a hotel. Bernie Sanders is calling on local officials to find a solution to keep the hospital open, and vowed to remove the profit motive from healthcare altogether if elected president.

The Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has served low-income residents for nearly two centuries. But now it could be turned into condominiums.

Even the Trump administration's own intelligence chiefs say there are strong signs Russia is already seeking to influenc...
07/11/2019
Trump Admin Intelligence Officials Say Russia Is Already Targeting the 2020 Election

Even the Trump administration's own intelligence chiefs say there are strong signs Russia is already seeking to influence the 2020 election. However, Mitch McConnell still refuses to pass election security bills pending in the Senate.

We know Russia targeted the 2016 election. We know Russia targeted the 2018 election. We now have indications Russia is already targeting the 2020 election.

A 3 judge panel just ruled that a lawsuit filed by the Attorneys General of Maryland and Washington, DC lacked standing....
07/10/2019
Panel of 3 Republican-Appointed Judges Dismisses Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump

A 3 judge panel just ruled that a lawsuit filed by the Attorneys General of Maryland and Washington, DC lacked standing. All 3 of those judges were appointed by Republican presidents.

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One of the many legal cases against President Trump was kicked Wednesday: this one related to the the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.

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