The crucial question about raising the federal debt ceiling is: What happens if Congress doesn’t? That is, what happens if Congress defaults? When President Trump returns from his “working vacation” later this month, this promises to be one of the major issues he’ll face, because the Treasury is expected to run out of cash in early or mid-October, according to projections by the Congressional Budget Office.
California is facing off with the Trump administration over a total fantasy that has survived this long only because both political parties have an interest in keeping it alive.
Arguing economic reasons, President Trump announced that the Department of Defense will not re-recruit transgender people. Several studies indicate that the president not only takes a step back in the inclusion of the LGBT community to the Armed Forces, but that its measurement could affect the troop's morale.
By unveiling on the same day a pair of divisive and incendiary policy initiatives, the Trump administration made clear that it opposes affirmative action for some Americans but supports it for others.
After 200 days in office, President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to be able to put the figures in his favor.
In 1992, the Democratic Party faced a challenge on the issue of abortion. Pennsylvania’s governor, Robert Casey, a Democrat dedicated to the working class, asked to speak at the national convention in New York City. He wanted to propose a pro-life plank for the party platform, mostly as a way of affirming his Catholic beliefs.
President Donald Trump announced today his support for a bill that would halve legal immigration to the country over the next decade and eliminate the annual international contest for which the US government raises residence permits.
News headlines are screaming about how fearful Latinos are due to moves the Trump administration is making toward stepping up deportations. These are valid concerns for many Hispanics, a majority of whom have acquaintances or family members who could be at risk.
I savored the recent news that Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to send thousands of immigration agents to so-called “sanctuary cities” to round up illegal immigrants.
Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey analyzed the effects that an eventual Republican-driven health counter-reform would have on the lives of millions of Americans.
President Donald Trump announced today that he will not allow transsexuals to serve "in any capacity" in the US Armed Forces.
The health reform in the Senate had not yet fallen when the Republican bench in the House of Representatives presented its fiscal proposal, a project that also divides the GOP.
There are many ways to evaluate the Trump presidency at the six-month mark. What I am struck by is the path not taken, the lost opportunity. Donald Trump had many flaws, but during the campaign, he tapped into a real set of problems facing America and a deep frustration with the existing political system. Additionally, he embraced and expressed -- somewhat inconsistently -- a populism that went beyond the traditional left-right divide. What would things look like at this point if President Trump had governed in the manner of a pragmatic, jobs-oriented reformer who was relentlessly focused on the “forgotten” Americans of whom he often speaks?
Senate Republicans have managed to pass reform of the health care program on Tuesday with a very close vote.
El senador por Pensilvania Bob Casey analizó los efectos que una eventual contrarreforma sanitaria impulsada por los republicanos tendría en la vida de millones de estadounidenses. La bancada gobiernista acaba de rescatar su proyecto de ley en el Senado.
Los Republicanos participarán este martes en el Senado en una votación crucial para derogar Obamacare, la reforma sanitaria del expresidente Barack Obama.
Immigration is a major league policy challenge. But Congress, having recently passed a pair of bills that will accomplish nothing, is stuck playing in the minors.
A recent survey on the public’s view of national institutions elicited headlines that suggested a tale of backwardness and ignorance. One example: “Majority of Republicans Think Higher Education is Bad for America.”
The reality is more complex.
Drawing upon two years’ worth of impertinent comments, offensive tweets and harmful policy positions, Donald Trump can aptly be described with a number of words that end in “-ist.”
Protectionist. Nativist. Misogynist. Racist.
The latest revelations about Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign are useful because they might help unravel the mystery that has always been at the center of this story. Why has Trump had such a rosy attitude toward Russia and Vladimir Putin? It is such an unusual position for Trump that it begs for some kind of explanation.
Two Republican senators have deflected the Trump Administration's new health proposal, condemning it to die even before it reaches the floor of the Senate.
Dos senadores Republicanos se han sumado a la negativa frente a la nueva propuesta de salud de la Administración Trump, condenándole a morir incluso antes de llegar al suelo del Senado.
Senate Republicans have revised their health bill, in a desperate attempt to get it approved, and their new project has leaked to the media.
Los Republicanos del senado han revisado su propuesta de ley de salud, en un intento desesperado por lograr que sea aprobada, y su nuevo proyecto se ha filtrado a los medios.
The tough dispute over House Bill 2281 has reached the Federal Court in Arizona, where a lawsuit alleges that the law prohibiting the Mexican-American public school curriculum is discriminatory.