More than a year since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, seven months since Hurricane Michael hit Florida, and two months since flooding destroyed towns in Iowa and Missouri, Congress has finally passed a $19.1 billion disaster aid package.
State spending on Medicaid is still stubbornly high, with no sign of ebbing, even though we are in the midst of the longest period of economic recovery in recent memory.
As states across the US pass laws restricting access to abortion, Illinois passed legislation declaring a pregnant person has a “fundamental right” to terminate their pregnancy and stating that a “fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights.”
In September 2018, Hurricane Florence slammed into Beaufort, North Carolina, a town on North Carolina’s inner banks that sits just 10 feet above sea level. The hurricane brought a two-and-a-half-foot storm surge and sustained winds of 75 miles an hour that lasted some three days.
Palestinians “should have self-determination,” White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner said during an interview with Axios that aired Sunday on HBO. But Kushner would not go into details about what he meant, and he did not explicitly endorse a two-state solution when it came to a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians.
Kirsten Gillibrand’s fiery Fox News town hall on Sunday showed exactly why it’s vital for more women to have a seat at the table.
A top North Korean official reportedly sent to a reeducation camp over a failed summit with President Donald Trump isn’t actually doing hard labor at all. Instead, he’s hanging out with leader Kim Jong Un at swanky concerts — although it does appear he suffered a fall from grace.
Jared Kushner thinks “it doesn’t make a difference” how many refugees are allowed to settle in the United States, he said in an Axios interview on HBO — a shocking perspective on a question that obviously makes a great deal of difference to the refugees themselves.
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued her advocacy for an increase to the federal minimum wage Friday night by tending bar and serving pizzas at a New York City restaurant.
Hours after arriving in the United Kingdom for three days of vital meetings, President Donald Trump complained about not having access to one of his favorite home comforts: Fox News.