Elizabeth Warren addresses the controversy over her Native American heritage

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) surprised attendees at the National Congress of American Indians in Boston on Wednesday, using the appearance to give a speech denouncing President Donald Trump’s use of the nickname “Pocahontas” to belittle her claims of Native American heritage. “I’ve noticed that every…

Trump’s Budget Proposes More Than $200 Billion in Cuts to Students

In December, Congress passed one of President Donald Trump’s key priorities: tax cuts. These cuts primarily benefit the wealthy to the tune of $1.5 trillion in deficit spending over 10 years. To pay for it, the budget released this week proposes cutting over $200 billion…

House Republicans want to make it harder for people with disabilities to access businesses

This week, Congress is expected to vote on a bill that would significantly weaken the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act and let businesses off the hook for failing to provide accommodations for accessibility. The ADA Education and Reform Act was introduced by Rep. Ted Poe…

Trump’s Budget Reveals that He Wants Everyday Americans to Pay for His Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

In December 2017, President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress enacted legislation providing large tax cuts overwhelmingly weighted to corporations and the wealthy. By draining federal revenue, the tax bill will increase deficits by an estimated $1.5 trillion over 10 years. Congressional Republicans have been…

Congress passes bill to protect amateur athletes from sex abuse

WASHINGTON, DC — Bipartisanship is a foreign concept in Congress these days, but if there’s one thing that (almost) all members of the House and Senate can agree on — particularly after seven days of powerful victim impact statements in the Larry Nassar sentencing hearing…

YEP: Trump Admin Refuses to Enact New Russia Sanctions

–The Trump administration is refusing to implement additional sanctions on Russia passed by Congress on the basis that its passage alone acts as a “deterrent” against the Kremlin https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/rich-russians-still-waiting-to-exhale/2018/01/29/7df459ca-052a-11e8-8777-2a059f168dd2_story.html https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/29/russia-sanctions-white-house-congress-376813 -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj -Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930…

Texas’ sneaky plan to defund Planned Parenthood

Republicans in Congress weren’t able to “defund” Planned Parenthood last year, but some remain hopeful that they can in 2018. While eyes fixate on Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) — an agency packed with anti-abortion sympathizers — signaled it would approve efforts…

Nixing the Iran Deal Would Be Better Than a Fake Fix

President Donald Trump issued this month his final ultimatum to Congress regarding the Obama-era Iran nuclear agreement: You fix it, or I’ll nix it. But in laying out his criteria for legislation, the president opened the door to countless loopholes that defenders of the deal…

ADVISORY: CAP, Not One Penny To Host Mayors on How Trump’s Tax and Infrastructure Plans Hurt American Cities – Center for American Progress

Washington, D.C. — In December 2017, Congress enacted a major tax bill that will add $1.5 trillion to federal deficits over the next decade while primarily benefiting corporations and wealthy individuals. The tax bill is part of the Trump administration’s broader economic agenda, which prioritizes…

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