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"We Want to Stand Up & Be Counted": New Yorkers Speak Out at NYC's Day Without a Woman Rally

In New York, thousands of women marched from Washington Square Park past the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history and a seminal moment for the American labor rights movement. They proceeded past the historic...

The GOP Fix for Obamacare: Rich Get Tax Breaks While Millions of Others Lose Healthcare

House Republicans have unveiled long-awaited legislation to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act—also known as Obamacare—including its expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor. The proposal includes a large tax break for insurance companies that pay their CEOs over $500,000 per year....

Trump Seeks Record Pentagon Budget Eclipsing Spending by Ronald Reagan & George W. Bush

President Trump has proposed increasing the military budget to just over $600 billion—a 10 percent increase—while deeply slashing the budgets of other agencies, likely including the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department. Speaking to a joint session of Congress, Trump said, "I am...

"Trump Is Resurrecting the Scare Tactics": Prof. Kelly Lytle Hernández on Trump's Deportation Plans

On Tuesday night, President Trump suggested the United States should transition to a merit-based immigration system. He also vowed to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico and to crack down on undocumented immigrants in the name of national security. We speak...

Linda Sarsour: Muslim Americans Have Now Raised Over $125,000 for Vandalized Jewish Cemeteries

President Trump opened his speech to Congress by condemning the five nationwide waves of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers, the desecration of hundreds of gravesites at two Jewish cemeteries and the murder of an Indian man in Kansas by a white man who...

In Move Recalling Nazi-Era Policies, Trump to Create Office to Track Crimes Committed by Immigrants

During President Trump’s speech to the joint session of Congress last night, he announced plans to create a new office called VOICE—that’s Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement. Trump has previously directed the Department of Homeland Security to publish a list of crimes committed by...

Disabled Cancer Survivor Ola Ojewumi: I am Terrified by Trump's Push to End Obamacare

During his speech before Congress on Tuesday night, Donald Trump called on Congress to address the "imploding Obamacare disaster." "Tonight, I am also calling on this Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare with reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs and at the...

Bernie Sanders Slams Trump for Ignoring Climate Change, Income Inequality & Voter Suppression

Following President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, Vermont senator and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders responded forcefully to Trump’s speech. We air part of Sanders’ response last night and speak to his former advisor, economist Jeffrey...

Trump Honors Widow of Navy SEAL Killed in Yemen, But Ignores His Father's Calls for Investigation

During President Trump’s speech to Congress last night, he also honored Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, who was killed in a botched raid on a Yemeni village that also left 25 civilians dead, including nine children under the age of 13. Last night, Trump referred...

Linda Sarsour on March 8 "Day Without a Woman" Strike & Continuing to Organize Against Trump

Following President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, many media outlets began to cast his presidency in a new, more moderate light. However, activists and organizers say Trump’s presidency will not be normalized simply because he has learned to read...