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'Maggots' remark from Trump's judicial nominee draws Democratic complaint

A Democratic senator called on Republicans to “walk the talk” on political decency after it was revealed one of President Trump’s judicial nominees …

Immigration

Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz Condemns Anti-Semitism On ‘All Sides’

During a speech at the J Street conference on Monday, Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz (HI) admonished the audience to be wary of anti-Semitism on “all …

Conservative View

Senator Brian Schatz Calls on Fellow Progressives to Fight Anti-Semitism Within Their Ranks, Not Just On The Right

As someone who reports regularly on anti-Semitism across the globe and the political spectrum, one of the most frustrating parts of my job is seeing …

Anti-Semitism

Schatz Says He Will Vote Against Pompeo Nomination

Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, said he will vote against CIA Director Mike Pompeo for the secretary of state’s job.<p>Schatz’s announcement came in a …

Donald Trump

Live: Mark Zuckerberg testifies before US Congress

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is testifying before US Congress to explain various scandals affecting the company including the …

Social Media

'Mr. Zuckerberg' explains the internet to elderly senators

In what will probably be the premise of <i>The Social Network 2</i>,Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by members of the U.S. Senate on …

Black Panther

US Senator Holds Hearing on Hawaii's Mistaken Missile Alert

By AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press<p>HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii will hold a hearing Thursday on how and why the state of Hawaii …

Hawaii

President Trump threatens $100 billion in additional tariffs on China | Jamie Dupree - DDN

View Caption Hide Caption<p>Ratcheting up what’s quickly turned into a tit-for-tat on trade, President Donald Trump on Thursday authorized U.S. trade …

Donald Trump

Some lawmakers don't want military involved with the border wall

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Even though the President said he wants to involve the military with guarding the US southern border, some lawmakers in Congress are arguing it shouldn't be part of their job description.<p>Rep. Francis Rooney, a Florida Republican, told CNN Tuesday he doesn't feel comfortable with …

Rhode Island

Mark Zuckerberg's Hearing Is A Reminder We Need More Young People In Office

A lot of serious issues were discussed during Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress today. The main issue, and the reason Zuckerberg was …

Social Media

The census has always been a weapon of political power

<b>(CNN) —</b> Months after President Donald Trump's Justice Department filed its request, his Commerce Department announced late Monday that it would restore a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.<p>Though we don't yet know the precise language, the prospect of reviving an inquiry last featured in 1950 …

Human Geography

2020 census to ask whether people are US citizens

A question being added to the 2020 U.S. census has some people and legislators upset: Are you a citizen?<p><b>2020 census to ask Americans about</b> …

U.S. Department of Commerce

The 5 Dow Stocks That Share Buyback Rules Would Hit Hardest

Find out what legislators could have planned for these companies.<p>Many companies have embraced stock buybacks recently as a way to return capital to …

Investing

This Democratic Senator Has a Plan to Make College Debt-Free for All

The cost of college is too damn high. Between 1988 and 2016, the median household income in the United States grew by a little over 11 percent — …

College & University

Schatz Bill Aims to Make College Debt-Free

Senator Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, last week introduced legislation that would incentivize state spending on higher education to make …

College & University

Liberals, such as Sen. Brian Schatz, are proudly ignorant on guns

The senior U.S. senator from Hawaii perfectly illustrates the reason why so many gun owners instinctively recoil from arguments for, and …

Political Science

March for Our Lives: Meet the Activists on the Ground in Washington, D.C.

For many, the most powerful moment at the March for Our Lives, the anti-gun violence rally that drew an estimated 800,000 to the capitol's National Mall on Saturday, was the minutes-long total silence that fell after the 18-year-old activist Emma González took the stage. She spoke—forcefully, …

Guns

The March For Our Lives Speakers & Performers Are A Big Deal

It's go time for students nationwide. In less than 24 hours, the March For Our Lives (MFOL) will kick off in Washington D.C., where thousands are …

Miley Cyrus

Democrats’ message at anti-gun violence rallies: Do what the students say

The rallies against gun violence across the United States on Saturday kept politicians offstage, and instead prioritized the voices of students who …

NRA

Congressional Democrats plan to join 'March for Our Lives' in Washington and at home

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Many of the Democrats who've been urging stricter gun control legislation will join throngs of students Saturday as they gather in Washington and elsewhere for the "March for Our Lives" demonstration.<p>The event is expected to the biggest yet in a string of rallies and protests …

New Jersey

In late-night drama, Senate passes $1.3 trillion spending bill, averting government shutdown

Congress cleared a sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill early Friday and sent it to President Trump for his signature, staving off a government shutdown with less than 24 hours to spare.<p>Action by the Senate shortly before 1 a.m. capped a day of suspense, including the late-night revelation that the …

Mitch McConnell

Congress Snuck New Russia Sanctions Into Spending Bill

Congress wants to be sure that the United States keeps the pressure on Russia, with or without the president’s help.<p>Buried in the massive $1.3 …

Russia

If You Can't Make It To March For Our Lives, There Are Plenty Of Ways To Watch It

The March For Our Lives is set to attract hundreds of thousands of protesters from all across the country on Saturday, March 24. Still, there are …

National School Walkout

Climate Change Policy Is Proving Difficult To Enact Even in Liberal States with Democratic Control

Democrats in Washington state this winter exploded onto the political scene. In November, an unabashed progressive, Manka Dhingra, won a special …

Climate

Schatz Leads 32 Members of Congress In Introducing Legislation To End Student Debt Crisis | U.S. Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai’i) led 32 other members of Congress in introducing the Debt-Free College Act, legislation that …

College & University

Budget omnibus includes new mental health care for other-than-honorable vets

WASHINGTON — Tucked into the $1.3 trillion omnibus budget deal released late Wednesday are provisions to expand mental health care access for …

Mental Health

Federal budget bill is ‘best by far for Hawaii’ in years, Schatz says

ADVERTISING<p>A $1.3 trillion government spending bill will add millions in funding for Hawaii, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz said today.<p>“With this bipartisan …

Hawaii

To Curb Corporate Abuse of Stock Buyback 'Bamboozle,' Baldwin Bill Would Bolster Worker Power

Citing an estimated $225 billion in stock buybacks that have already occurred since passage of the Republican Party's "tax scam" reform in December, …

Middle-class

A New Opportunity for Low-Income Students to Earn a Debt-Free Degree

Both federal and state governments have a role to play in assuring better, more equitable postsecondary outcomes for our low-income students. The …

College & University

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