Teachers in Los Angeles flex their muscle, move closer to striking

In overwhelming fashion, teachers in Los Angeles voted to authorize a strike over pay, class size, and the city’s push toward charter schools, the union announced late Friday. Ninety-eight percent of the union, the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), voted to approve a strike authorization,…

New York Republicans who voted for the tax bill are looking in vain for voters who support it

GEDDES, NEW YORK — The Republican incumbents in upstate New York who voted for last year’s tax bill argue that it is already helping their constituents. But those constituents — the same voters who will decide whether their representations go back to Capitol Hill in…

Democrats vote to limit role of superdelegates in party nomination contests

Delegates at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in Chicago voted to radically alter their party’s superdelegate system, which has been the source of controversy in two of the past three presidential election cycles. Previously, these party elders had an outsize role in determining the…

STATEMENT: CAP Experts Decry Senate Banking Committee Vote Approving Kathy Kraninger as CFPB Head

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs voted to advance the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to serve as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Andy Green, managing director of Economic Policy at the Center for American…