We expected all sorts of fits and furies when Democrats took control of the House, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unprecedented threat to disinvite President Donald Trump to the State of the Union sets the bar surprisingly low.
The benefits of reducing mercury emissions as determined by the Obama administration were $4 million to $6 million annually, and the costs of reducing such emissions was $7.4 billion to $9.6 billion annually. The costs were as much as 2,400 times greater than the benefits.
In what could be the largest labor-related case since Janus v. AFSCME, policy groups from around the country are expressing support for a lawsuit that would prohibit forced representation from public sector unions.
To date, more than 343,500 people have raised more than $20.5 million to fund the border wall. The stated goal is to raise $1 billion, one-fifth of what President Trump has requested from Congress.
Three out of four Americans support significant abortion restrictions and say that abortion should not be legal after a woman is three months pregnant, according to a nationwide Tuesday poll.
New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday proposed a blanket ban on thin plastic bags at store checkouts, attracting criticism from business groups and environmentalists alike.
“If Gov. [Andrew] Cuomo is looking to protect immigrants from Donald Trump and his administration, as he says, this is the No. 1 policy we can adopt to do that,” Choi said, according to the NY Daily News.
“Polls are now showing that people are beginning to understand the Humanitarian Crisis and Crime at the Border,” he wrote on Twitter. “Numbers are going up fast, over 50%. Democrats will soon be known as the Party of Crime.”
Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is reportedly looking to recruit the media production company used by New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as speculation regarding Sanders’ second run for the presidency heats up.
Robert Becker, who helped lead Sanders’s campaign in Michigan, New York, California and Iowa as a deputy national field director, has been accused of grabbing a female campaign staffer by her wrists and grabbing her head while kissing and putting his tongue in her mouth.
Seattle soda drinkers are paying nearly every penny of a tax on sugary drinks that the City Council put in place in January 2018, according to a new study.