Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have proposed a bill that, in addition to capping credit card interest rates, would have the U.S. Postal Service offer banking services.
For the second year in a row, Tax Freedom Day for the average American taxpayer comes the day after he is required to file his income tax return.
Senator Rand Paul has proposed granting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange immunity in exchange for his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The powers that be have decided that Trump’s nominee for the Fed’s Board of Governors won’t be a team player and therefore must be subjected to a gauntlet during his nomination hearings.
Adam Schiff has been duly chastised for making wild, unsubstantiated charges — but the decision by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to besmirch the good name of an American patriot, Joseph McCarthy, is inexcusable.
VIDEO - Congress is looking to force every institution (religion included!) to hire and serve individuals based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Alex Newman discusses his article based on this issue with Christian Gomez.
VIDEO - After the House voted 407-23 in favor of H. Res. 183, Alex Newman and Christian Gomez of The New American break it all down. The resolution sets the stage to buckle down on "hatred," including anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim discrimination, which is specifically pointed out in the text. The resolution came about in response to controversial tweets by MN Rep. Ilhan Omar against Israel support that was deemed "anti-Semitic." But unlike the resolution to condemn Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) which condemned him by name, Omar was never called out. There are other controversial elements of this resolution too. Is criticism of U.S. government aid to Israel anti-Semitic? Is it irrational fear of Islam (Islamophobia) to be concerned about some of what is written in the Koran? Newman and Gomez discuss.
Congressional Republicans, egged on by President Trump, are introducing legislation to create a paid family leave program in hopes of winning suburban women’s votes.
Under the guise of mandating “universal background checks,” Congress is working on a gun-control plot (H.R. 8) that would ban all private sales of firearms and essentially create a national gun registry. Among other concerns, gun-rights advocates warned that the scheme would enable future confiscation of firearms by government while making countless law-abiding citizens into criminals. Whether the radical bill will become law remains unclear. But with the Senate likely to vote it down and the White House threatening a veto, gun-rights groups are cautiously optimistic while gearing up for a fight just in case.
A congressman has introduced a bill to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, naming it after the late Representative Walter Jones.