Trump Meets with Labor Leaders at White House

January 23, 2017

President Donald Trump is telling union leaders that he is redoing the nation’s trade deals “to put a lot of people back to work.” Trump convened a meeting of about a dozen labor leaders Monday at the White House. […]

Defiant Voices Flood US Cities as Women Rally for Rights

January 22, 2017

On successive days, two parallel and separate Americas were on display in virtually the same location. First there was President Trump’s inauguration, then, in what amounted to a counter- inauguration, marchers proclaimed a profoundly different […]

Krugman: Donald the Unready

January 20, 2017

“Crises of some kind are bound to occur on any president’s watch,” writes Paul Krugman in The New York Times. “They appear especially likely given the crew that’s coming in and their allies in Congress: Given the stated priorities of the people about to take charge, we could very well see collapsing health care, a trade […]

Trump Shrugs Off Contradictions from Cabinet Picks

January 15, 2017

“As I meet members of the Cabinet I’m puzzled because many of them sound reasonable,” said Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat. “Far more reasonable than their president.” Senator Jeff Sessions, picked for attorney general […]

Foes Marshal Evidence Against Labor Secretary Nominee

January 15, 2017

With the Senate confirmation hearing looming for Andrew Puzder, the fast-food magnate whom Republican President-elect Donald Trump nominated to be Secretary of Labor, foes of the Puzder selection are marshaling evidence to try to convince […]

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