Category Archives: CNN – Politics

Why Trump’s immigration plans are bad for America’s elderly and disabled

Sister Jacquelyn McCarthy wants more immigrants to come to this country, not fewer. She runs the Bethany Health Care Center in Framingham, Massachusetts, and depends on new arrivals from Haiti, El Salvador, Guatemala and other countries to take care of the elderly residents. At least 60% of her staff are immigrants, and she’s having trouble…MORE

House leaders want to give Congress a pay raise and it’s a tough sell

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is actively talking to members of both parties, searching for enough support to get the first member pay raise in a decade across the finish line. It’s a rare moment in which leaders from both parties in the chamber are at least open to an incendiary provision but face pushback…MORE

Trump leaves corporate America hanging

President Donald Trump’s on-again, off-again relationship with corporate America was on full display this week as he sparred publicly with the country’s most powerful business lobby over his rinse-and-repeat use of tariffs — and then welcomed top executives to the White House to plead with him in person. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon met with…MORE

Democrats court black voters at South Carolina forum

Four Democratic presidential candidates pitched wholesale changes to the federal government’s approach to African-Americans on Saturday, using a forum here in South Carolina to woo the state’s crucially important electorate. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke all discussed their plans…MORE

New York Times: US ramping up cyber attacks on Russia

The US is escalating cyber attacks on Russia’s electric power grid and has placed potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system, The New York Times reported Saturday. The placement of the malware that deep within the Russian grid had never previously been attempted, the Times reports, and is intended partly as a warning and also…MORE

Collins to oppose Trump judicial nominee over record opposing LGBTQ rights

GOP Sen. Susan Collins says she will oppose the nomination of one of President Donald Trump’s picks to fill a federal judicial vacancy over his record on LGBTQ and reproductive rights. Trump nominated Matthew Kacsmaryk to be a district judge for the Northern District of Texas in September 2017. A vote to break a filibuster…MORE

DOJ audit reveals FBI lost track of dozens of foreign nationals

The FBI lost track of dozens of foreign nationals it sponsored for entry into the United States to assist with investigations, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog found. The revelation stems from an audit by the DOJ Office of Inspector General into the department’s use of immigration tools that allow law enforcement to sponsor non-US citizens…MORE

Who gets to tango with Biden? And 27 other headlines from the week that was

Despite not exactly crossing paths in Iowa, President Donald Trump and Joe Biden went as close to toe-to-toe as they could get this week. Trump and the Democratic front-runner (for now) jabbed at each other as they crisscrossed the Hawkeye State on the same day, making their cases to the early-state voters. But we still have…MORE