Trump’s dramatic new plan to label immigrants a ‘public charge,’ explained

Immigrants who utilize virtually all public benefits risk jeopardizing their ability to stay in the country under new rules announced by the Trump administration. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will require immigration caseworkers to take into account a number of additional factors in considering applications for…

In Texas public schools, it’s out with Helen Keller, in with Dolores Huerta

Do the 5.4 million students in Texas’ public school system need to learn about Helen Heller? How about Hillary Clinton? What about “Judeo-Christian values”? In a move made to “streamline” the public school social studies curriculum, the Texas State Board of Education voted to ditch…

Trump: Impeaching Me Would Turn America Into “Third-World Country”

–Donald Trump continues to try to convince the public that impeaching him would be a bad idea, this time claiming during a Montana rally that the US would turn into a “third world country” if he were to be impeached https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-impeachment-rally-montana-midterms-1110232 -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership…

China bites back at U.S. suggestion of sanctions over concentration camps

Earlier this week, a bipartisan slate of senators took a public, and unprecedented, stance against China’s ongoing campaign to detain upwards of a million ethnic Uyghurs in concentration camps across China’s west. And if China’s response is anything to go by, the senators touched a…

Florida Schools Forced To Display ‘In God We Trust’

Public schools in Florida must display the national motto, “In God We Trust,” starting this week. According to the Orlando Sentinel, public schools must display the motto in “a conspicuous place” under legislation sponsored by state Rep. Kimberly Daniels (D), who also leads a Christian…

Dozens of intelligence officials slam Trump for revoking security clearances from his critics

About 75 members of the intelligence community are taking a public stance against President Trump’s unprecedented decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance. In the 48 hours following Trump’s announcement that he would strip Brennan’s clearance — which came after Brennan had repeatedly…

Environmental groups warn of Brett Kavanaugh’s partiality to corporate polluters’ well-being

Environmental and public health groups are convinced that it’s almost impossible to overstate how bad Brett Kavanaugh would be for the environment if he gets confirmed to the Supreme Court. Among the many judges who sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District…

Randy Bryce wins Democratic primary in Paul Ryan’s home district

Randy Bryce has won the Democratic primary in Wisconsin’s first district, beating public school teacher Cathy Myers. The district is currently represented by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), who announced his retirement earlier this year. Bryce shot to national prominence last June, when his announcement…