Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse used his 30 minutes of allotted time during Tuesday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing not to ask questions of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett—who repeatedly dodged the straightforward questions of other lawmakers—but to deliver a detailed presentation on the sprawling "dark money operation" fueling the right-wing takeover of the U.S. judicial system.
ALL POSTS BY Jake Johnson
- July 17, 2020
With the USPS at risk of completely running out of cash by the end of September without an infusion of emergency funding, postal workers and members of Congress have warned that the Trump administration could attempt to exploit the agency's financial struggles to advance the longstanding right-wing goal of privatizing USPS.
- July 15, 2020
Amid the worst public health crisis in a century and a devastating economic downturn that has thrown tens of millions out of work, more than five million people in the US lost their health insurance in just three months this year, shattering the previous record set during the entire annual period from 2008 to 2009.
- August 3, 2017"The RAISE Act would shut the door on hundreds of thousands of families and refugees. It's cruel and un-American."
- June 15, 2017The Department of Education will delay Obama-era rules designed to help students defrauded by for-profit colleges.
- April 29, 2016The big bank executives who gambled away working Americans' benefits are still getting lavish packages as the social safety net collapses.