» Union launches new ad blitz pushing senators for $1 trillion in state and local pandemic aid
07/08/20 10:00 from All News RSS Feed
A top labor union representing public employees across the country is expanding its campaign to pressure Senate Republicans to support more than $1 trillion in additional aid to state and local governments as the coronavirus pandemic con...
» Layoff threats scare Senate food workers, but most spared until September
07/08/20 09:30 from All News RSS Feed
After shifts serving food to Capitol Police, senators and a sparse number of staffers, Senate food service workers were told early last week to anticipate widespread layoffs and were quietly advised to register for unemployment insurance...
» Committee chairs’ power questioned in and outside Congress
07/08/20 09:00 from All News RSS Feed
House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot L. Engel is increasingly likely to lose his seat after 32 years in Congress and eight atop the committee. Fellow New York Democrat Carolyn B. Maloney is in the closest race of her 28-year career despi...
» Amy Kennedy to challenge party-switcher Van Drew in New Jersey
07/07/20 21:38 from All News RSS Feed
Educator and mental health advocate Amy Kennedy has won the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who flipped New Jersey’s 2nd District for the Democrats in 2018 but switched parties because he did not think President Do...
» Coronavirus Special Report: What will it take to get kids back to school?
07/07/20 21:25 from All News RSS Feed
In this episode, we explore what going back to school may look like, an impassioned plea for more money to protect frontline workers and surge testing. Show Notes: Confederate statues, COVID-19, nuclear testing mark appropriations proces...
» Lawsuit Over Israel Boycott Should Be Dismissed as SLAPP, Academics Argue
07/07/20 20:34 from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
» Trump, DeVos Ignore Educators On What It Will Take to Reopen Schools Safely
07/07/20 20:28 from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
» 'A Shameful Moment': Trump Announces Formal Withdrawal From WHO as Covid-19 Cases Climb
07/07/20 19:58 from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
Julia Conley, staff writer Epidemiologists and public interest groups were among the critics on Tuesday who expressed grave concern as the White House announced the U.S. is formally withdrawing from the World Health Organi...
» Racism at the Polls: It Takes a Long Time to Vote
07/07/20 19:26 from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
Jonathan Coopersmith Long wait times are a chronic problem primarily for Latino and Black voters in "precincts with high minority populations, high population, and low incomes." (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
» Why Trump Wants To Kill The Biggest Environmental Law You've Never Heard Of
07/07/20 19:06 from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
Adam Carlesco NEPA requires federal agencies to consider the environmental impacts of their actions, including direct action by an agency or the permitting of private activity. (Photo by Ronen Tivony/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Ima...
» Police, Prisons, and the Pentagon
07/07/20 18:43 from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
William Hartung It’s time to defund our wars, both at home and abroad. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
» Trump notifies World Health Organization of US intent to leave
07/07/20 18:34 from All News RSS Feed
The Trump administration on Tuesday confirmed it notified the World Health Organization of its intent to formally withdraw as a member effective July 6, 2021, setting in motion the actual process. The news follows President Donald Trump’...
» Paycheck program hits the campaign airwaves
07/07/20 18:31 from All News RSS Feed
A bipartisan federal package to rescue the pandemic-rocked U.S. economy this spring has morphed into a cudgel on the campaign trail in pivotal Senate races where outside groups and candidates have launched ads with sometimes veiled attac...
» Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Covid-19
07/07/20 17:26 from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
Andrea Germanos, staff writer The announcement comes three days after the right-wing leader was photographed without a mask with the U.S. Ambassador to Brazil.
» CFPB Director Urged to Resign Over New Rule Exposing Consumers to Predatory 'Debt Traps' in Middle of Pandemic
07/07/20 16:57 from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
Jake Johnson, staff writer "Kraninger just stamped an official seal of approval on one of the worst practices of payday lenders."
» Tomorrow, July 8: Nationwide #SenateFail Day of Action Demands Action on COVID While Senators Go On Vacation
07/07/20 16:56 from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
» Subcommittee approves bill that would remove Capitol’s Confederate statues
07/07/20 16:35 from All News RSS Feed
Amid the nationwide furor over Confederate statues, the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee approved a spending bill that would order the removal of Confederate imagery from the Capitol. “We need to make a statement now ...
» The War on Logic: Contradictions and Absurdities in the House’s Military Spending Bill
07/07/20 16:28 from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
Richard Eskow Congress seems to approach military interventions as if it were building mousetraps. It makes it easy to get into them, but almost impossible to get out. (Photo: Scott Nelson/Getty Images)
» Virginia lets GOP candidates who missed deadline onto ballot
07/07/20 16:15 from All News RSS Feed
Virginia Republicans Bob Good and Nick Freitas will be allowed to appear on the 2020 ballots in two battleground House races despite missing deadlines to file state-required paperwork. The state Board of Elections in a 2-1 vote Tue...
» Confederate statues, COVID-19, nuclear testing mark appropriations process
07/07/20 15:47 from All News RSS Feed
House Democrats have unveiled fiscal 2021 spending bills that amount to an assault on the Trump administration’s agenda. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt outline the likely partisan clashes looming in the electi...