Tag: Following

Mar 16

Cook Political moves 9 House races toward Democrats following the GOP’s Pennsylvania nightmare

Things are looking up, folks. But don’t just take it from us—Cook Political Report released new assessments Friday for 10 House races, 9 of which the elections outfit now deems more favorable terrain for Democrats. The Hill writes: Some of the most notable rating changes include three races that have shifted from “lean Republican” to “toss-up”: the seats …

Continue reading

Mar 13

Report Discovers Multinational Companies Found Even More Ways to Avoid Taxes Following the Financial Crisis

Since 2000, the amount these businesses pay in taxes has dropped by one third. As growing inequality has steadily increased in American society, major multinational companies have been benefiting from lower and lower tax rates the world over, according to a new report from the Financial Times. The paper conducted a study of the taxes …

Continue reading

Feb 24

‘I Was Almost a School Shooter’ Writes ‘Family Man’ Following Parkland Shooting—Lack of Access to a Gun Stopped Him

"I had a severe lack of love, and I really think this kid did too." If there is a “mental health” issue underlying school shootings, it is love—or lack thereof, says Aaron Stark, who this week penned an open letter on how he “was almost a school shooter” in the mid 90s. Instead, 25 years later, …

Continue reading

Feb 14

Following member’s deportation, N.Y. Teamsters kick into action with ‘Know Your Rights’ workshops

Immediately following the deportation of one of its members last August, Teamsters Joint Council 16, “the umbrella group for 27 Teamsters locals in and around New York City,” declared itself a “sanctuary union,” saying it would “not voluntarily cooperate with federal agents in the prosecution or attempted deportation of Teamster members.” And since then, “across …

Continue reading

Feb 13

Following unleashing of ICE, arrests of immigrants without criminal records more than doubles

It’s been said once, it’s been said a million times: when Donald Trump and members of his administration claim Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is using American taxpayer resources to prioritize dangerous people and “bad hombres” for arrest and deportation, they’re lying to you. Since Trump unshackled his mass deportation agents via executive order after taking office last year, …

Continue reading

Feb 05

Robert Reich: Trump Is Following the Strategy of a Dictator

The president wants to divide the country and conquer what's left of its institutions. If Robert Mueller finds that Trump colluded with Russia to fix the 2016 election, or even if Trump fires Mueller before he makes such a finding, Trump’s supporters will protect Trump from any political fallout.   Trump’s base will stand by …

Continue reading

Feb 02

Following public backlash, ICE releases Dreamer they arrested at a traffic court

Campaign Action Since ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last September, Donald Trump and his sycophants have continued to insist that undocumented immigrant youth have nothing to worry about. “Tell them not to worry,” he said as recently as last week, but that assurance meant shit to Christian Gomez Garcia, a Dreamer who was …

Continue reading

Jan 28

Chef José Andrés, who fed Puerto Rico following Maria, says Ivanka Trump had him kicked out of event

Chef José Andrés, who served three million meals in Puerto Rico while Donald Trump golfed, said Washington, D.C. restaurant Cafe Milano kicked him out of an event he was initially welcomed to “apparently after Ivanka Trump complained about his presence”: Andrés, an outspoken critic of President Trump, took to Twitter to question why he was …

Continue reading

Jan 11

Republican Governor Admits to Repugnant Blackmail Scheme Following Extramarital Affair

Eric Greitens repeatedly preached the importance of "family values" on the campaign trail. Tonight, as the Missouri’s State of the State speech was going on, a bombshell report released by St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV reported that Missouri’s Republican (and ex-Democrat) Governor Eric Greitens had an extramarital affair in 2015 with a woman and tried to …

Continue reading

Jan 10

The Whole Damn GOP Needs to be Investigated Following Release of Fusion GPS Transcript

I don’t think I need to tell anyone reading this that none of what we’re witnessing now is normal. A “president” behaving the way Donald Trump does is not normal. Fox News… {Click on the title to continue reading this post} Forward Progressives