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Sanders Doesn’t Support USMCA Because It Doesn’t Address Climate Change

Sanders Doesn’t Support USMCA Because It Doesn’t Address Climate Change

BY ZACHARY STIEBER   Top Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he doesn’t support the U.S.–Mexico–Canada trade agreement because it doesn’t address climate change. “We could do much better than a Trump–led trade deal. This deal, and I think the proponents of it would acknowledge, will result in the continuation of the loss of hundreds of […]

POLITICS | House Democrats Demand Documents for Investigation Into Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

POLITICS | House Democrats Demand Documents for Investigation Into Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

BY ZACHARY STIEBER House Democrats demanded documents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for a probe into a policy from President Donald Trump’s administration that requires asylum seekers to stay in Mexico as they wait for their cases to go through U.S. immigration courts. The policy is known as “Remain in Mexico,” or the Migrant Protection Protocols […]

POLITICS | California Will Likely Lose Congressional Seat for First Time Ever, Census Shows

POLITICS | California Will Likely Lose Congressional Seat for First Time Ever, Census Shows

BY ZACHARY STIEBER   California is one of eight states expected to lose a congressional seat, according to Census figures released on Dec. 30. If the state lost a seat, it would be the first time ever. California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia are expected to lose one seat, the Wall Street […]

House Approves Bill Giving Some Illegal Immigrant Farmworkers Amnesty

House Approves Bill Giving Some Illegal Immigrant Farmworkers Amnesty

BY ZACHARY STIEBER   The House of Representatives approved a measure on Dec. 11 that could give legal status to some illegal immigrants who work on farms. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed 260–165. Democrats made up most of the approving votes with 226, while three voted against, one voted present, and three didn’t vote. Thirty-four Republicans voted for the bill and […]

Trump: IG Report Shows FBI ‘Fabricated Evidence,’ Tried to ‘Overthrow’ Him

Trump: IG Report Shows FBI ‘Fabricated Evidence,’ Tried to ‘Overthrow’ Him

BY ZACHARY STIEBER   President Donald Trump said that the report from the Department of Justice’s inspector general showed the FBI “fabricated evidence” and “lied to the courts.” Inspector General Michael Horowitz found 17 “significant errors or omissions” in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications to surveil Trump campaign associate Carter Page. “It’s a disgrace what’s happened with the […]

USMCA Won’t Pass This Year Unless Deal Reached by Week’s End: Grassley

USMCA Won’t Pass This Year Unless Deal Reached by Week’s End: Grassley

BY ZACHARY STIEBER   The U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement probably won’t pass this year unless a deal is reached this week, Sen. Chuck Grassley, the President Pro Tempore, said on Dec. 2. “I’ve come to the floor many times to speak with my colleagues about the U.S.-Mexico trade agreement. I recently spoke with my colleagues in the House […]

Winter Storms Expected to Bring Snow Across US

Winter Storms Expected to Bring Snow Across US

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Winter storms are expected to drop snow across the United States over the weekend, with winter storm watches in effect in a number of states. In the west, Oregon was set to see several inches of snow before a storm moved into Idaho, dropping up to seven inches. Portions of Montana, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming […]