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US President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence (R) arrive at an event where Trump later signed an executive order that the White House says 'promotes free speech and religious liberty' and participates in a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 04 May 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order creating an advisory commission on the "integrity" of the US electoral system, which will investigate - among other things - his as yet unsupported claims about massive voter fraud in the November presidential election.

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Candidatos demócratas reaccionan ante la retirada de Williams

 02/13/2017 - 17:30
Candidatos demócratas reaccionan ante la retirada de Williams

La abarrotada carrera por el puesto de Fiscal de Distrito acaba de hacerse más sencilla con el reciente anuncio de Seth Williams.

Un nuevo candidato, Larry Krasner, se subió a escena tras trabajar como abogado criminalista en la ciudad. Ha compartido que aprecia la retirada de Williams pero declaró que no tendrá nada que ver en su propia candidatura.

DA Candidates react to Seth Williams' withdrawal

 02/13/2017 - 12:18
DA Candidates react to Seth Williams' withdrawal

Seth Williams announced today that he will not be running for Philadelphia District Attorney. 

Williams was first elected in 2009 and current runner's express it was the excitement of having the first black district attorney that made the election an easy win for Williams. And though his star quickly rose, his tenure as DA has been rife with scandal and investigation.

Though his most notable scandal has been the recent record fine in the amount of $62,000, Williams has also ben under federal investigation by the FBI in 2015 and received other pushback. 

The face of the new resistance

 02/07/2017 - 10:36
The face of the new resistance

Two marches on Tuesday in Philadelphia have spoken to the concept of what it means to really have a force of resistance against a political system.

A group numbering close to the hundreds, a large collection of Comcast employees in Philadelphia walked out of the Comcast Center midday on Thursday to protest President Trump's recent executive order barring refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations.

La multitud en Filadelfia se hizo escuchar

 01/27/2017 - 12:57

Mientras el Presidente Trump se dirigía a los Republicanos que asistieron al retiro del Gran Viejo Partido (GOP por sus siglas en inglés) en Filadelfia, varios miles de manifestantes tomaron las calles para expresar su descontento.

Mientras el presidente se enfocaba en tocar temas familiares a los de su campaña, incluyendo el ayudar a los trabajadores Americanos, acabar con la inmigración ilegal y reconstruir la fuerza armada nacional, los manifestantes estaban afuera protestando por todo: desde los derechos migratorios hasta los reproductivos.

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¿Qué vendrá después? El mundo reacciona ante la investidura de Trump

 01/23/2017 - 09:22
Anti-Trump protestors last weekend in Barcelona, Spain. Photo: EFE/Quique García

La toma de posesión del nuevo presidente de Estados Unidos ha provocado diferentes reacciones en el mundo entero. Mientras los gobiernos de las grandes potencias económicas internacionales observan con temor el auge de su discurso proteccionista y anti-globalización, resumido en el logo “America First”, los partidos de la ultraderecha europea celebraron con alegría la llegada de un presidente americano que abandera el nacionalismo y las políticas anti-inmigración.

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¿Quiere ser un político? Le explicamos cómo

 01/20/2017 - 13:54
¿Quiere ser un político? Le explicamos cómo

Si alguna vez le ha dado curiosidad cómo se lleva a cabo el proceso electoral en Filadelfia, aquí tiene las respuestas a sus preguntas.

En un esfuerzo por educar a aquellos que quieren postularse en política, el Comité Democrático Progresista de Filadelfia ha establecido un panel de discusión que se prolongará durante los próximos meses y durante las próximas elecciones, alentando a las personas a involucrarse en el proceso político.

Want to be a poltician? Here’s how.

 01/19/2017 - 15:26
Want to be a poltician? Here’s how.

If you’ve ever been curious about the election process in Philly, you can now get answers to all your questions.

An effort from the Philadelphia Democratic Progressive Committee to educate those who wish to run for office, the panel discussion set to continue within the upcoming months and elections have been designed to encourage the public to get involved in the political process.

DA Candidate Negrin Outraged to Ethis Fine

 01/19/2017 - 08:12
DA Candidate Negrin Outraged to Ethis Fine

Philadelphia DA was recently fine $62,000 for ethicfs violations and not reporting five sources of income and 89 gifts on city financial statements over six years. This is the first time that Williams has not only admitted to the allegations but also had public record solidifying the claims against him. With 5 counter bids for his seat in May, the scandal may not aid his campaign in the Spring. Richard Negrin, one of the headlining candidates against Williams, has expressed very solid concerns in regards to the Williams case. 

 

Seth Williams tiene más competencia

 01/05/2017 - 17:31
Seth Williams tiene más competencia

Durante el fin de semana, dos nuevos competidores han anunciado que se postularían para la oficina del Fiscal de Distrito.

Los contrincantes son Beth Grossman y Michael Untermeyer, ambos fueron antiguos Fiscales en la oficina y desde entonces han preferido llevar negocios privados dentro de la ciudad.

Michael Untermeyer, quien anteriormente compitió contra Seth Williams en el 2009 como Republicano, ha estado trabajando en el sector de bienes raíces previo al anuncio de su candidatura.

Seth Williams has more competition

 01/05/2017 - 13:46
Seth Williams has more competition

Over the weekend, two new contenders for the office of district attorney announced they were running this week.

The contenders, Beth Grossman and Michael Untermeyer, both were former district attorneys to the office and have since gone on to run private businesses of their own within the city.

Michael Untermeyer, who formerly ran against Seth Williams in 2009 as a republican, has been working in the business and real estate sector prior to his announcement to run.

Of Generals and Ideologists

 12/09/2016 - 04:30

President-Elect Donald Trump is surrounding himself with high-rank generals, orthodox conservatives and millionaire businessmen. He hasn't picked up yet his Secretary of State to complete his Cabinet, one of the most atypical governments in the history of the United States, according to Marc Bassets, chief correspondent in Washington for Spain leading newspaper El País. 

Dark Times

 12/06/2016 - 05:26

It is not clear yet what is going to be the fate of millions of undocumented migrant workers after Donald Trump’s formal ascension to presidency – massive deportations? Religious and social tests? – but immigration attorneys are getting ready for the worst case scenarios. And they are getting anxious trying to deal with uncertainty. 

Greed is Good

 12/02/2016 - 05:36
President-elect, Donald Trump, during the USA Thank You Tour 2016, celebrated at the US Bank Arena, Cincinati, Ohio, on Dec 1. EFE/Mark Lyons

The new president-Elect, a former showman and Real Estate tycoon, is surrounding himself with millionaires, investment bankers and venture capitalists, in the most brazen embrace of big money since the 1980s era of Ronald Reagan. Does it make any good to the common Americans?

Saved by the Trumpbell

 11/30/2016 - 03:59
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Carrier, an air conditioning manufacturer from Indiana, was planning to outsource production to Mexico to save in labour costs, but Donald Trump has decided to show off his protectionist magic wand and save at least about a thousand jobs. Carrier was already used as an icon of the US industrial crisis during Trumps campaign. The president Elect also put Carrier as an example of the collateral damages of free trade agreements with Mexico and Canada (NAFTA).

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