Category: Politics

Elizabeth Warren is confronting big banks over how they intend to “help” workers during the shutdown

Banks say they’re helping federal workers missing pay during the partial government shutdown, but exactly what they’re doing, in many cases, is unclear. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is pushing for more details. The Massachusetts Democrat and 2020 presidential contender sent letters to Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, US Bancorp, and Wells Fargo on Tuesday, […]

Why Republicans took so long to call out Steve King’s racism

On Monday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) was unceremoniously booted from his House committee assignments by members of the Republican Steering Committee, four days after racist comments King made to the New York Times — “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” — became publicly known. King’s comments proved too […]

Cory Booker presses William Barr on racism and criminal justice

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a likely Democratic contender for the 2020 presidential nomination, pushed back on attorney general nominee William Barr’s statements about race and the criminal justice system at a Senate hearing Tuesday. Barr has argued in the past that “there’s no statistical evidence of racism in the criminal justice system,” according to comments […]