Elizabeth Warren is out this morning with another one of her signature plans. This time the theme is “economic patriotism,” — an idea that challenges what Democrats see as a tension between Republican rhetoric around patriotism and the policies they employ to unshackle companies from government regulation.
Here’s a stat for you: In 1903, seed catalogs offered American farmers a choice of 307 varieties of sweet corn. Today, just 12 of those varieties are still commercially available. A similar trend is visible in China, where more than 90 percent of native wheat varieties have been lost, and in Mexico, which has lost more than 80 percent of the varieties of maize, or corn, that were once grown there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ted Cruz are cut from very different ideological cloth, but both enjoy “outsider” personas and occasional clashes with party leaders. They’ve formed a pact to work on legislation that would bar former members of Congress from working as lobbyists.
If you follow the Supreme Court at all, you’ve likely heard of the Federalist Society.The group, begun as a discussion society for conservative and libertarian law students, has grown to become the single most important right-leaning legal institution in the country. Its founders have gone on to become The Federalist Society is a conservative and libertarian legal organization. It began in the 1980s with a ragtag group of conservative students who were at the University of Chicago and Yale Law School.
President Donald Trump just called London Mayor Sadiq Khan a “stone cold loser” — escalating his feud with the British politician and beginning his UK visit in combative style.