Residents of Beattyville Waiting for Promised Jobs
Will Donald Trump keep his promise to voters in Beattyville, Kentucky, one of the nation’s poorest, predominantly white towns? They want jobs. (Photo: ScreenCap)
Donald Trump made outsized promises to residents of Bettyville, Kentucky, as well as other depressed coal country towns. Some 80 percent of the residents voted for him. But now that he’s in office, will Trump deliver on desperately needed jobs?
Executive Order Likely Unconstitutional
South Korean immigrant recites the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony in New York City. But others like her who have yet to take the oath could be targeted by Donald Trump’s war on sanctuary jurisdictions. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump’s
war on so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions has sparked a backlash from the nation’s cities. They say Trump’s executive order banning federal funds is misguided because it’s based on “false assumptions” and “vague definitions.”
Price Ranges as High as $40 Billion -- MIT Study
A Border Patrol vehicle sits along the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Ysidro, Calif. President Trump his issued an executive order to begin building a wall but its cost may be triple estimates by the administration and Congress. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
is intent on pursing his pipe dream of a major wall along the Mexican border, but the project is likely to become a major boondoggle, with costs as high as triple the estimates by the administration and Republican leaders in Congress–all paid for by U.S. taxpayers.
Stop Paul Ryan From Repealing Obamacare
Donald Trump is the first president elect in history who isn’t beholden to Republicans or Democrats. Will he do the right thing on Obamacare. (Photo by Spencer Platt)
has an ace up his sleeve if he wants to win over critics. He isn’t wedded to Democratic or Republican orthodoxy. That allows him to show his true independence. He’ll get an early test in office to do just that on Obamacare.
Constitutional Crisis Greets New Democratic Gov.
Roy Cooper, the newly elected governor of North Carolina, is facing a constitutional crisis following a Republican power grab. (Photo: Sara D. Davis /Getty Images)
The North Carolina state legislature has showed exactly what the nation can expect in the coming months from President-elect Trump and his power hungry, bible-toting, corporate-controlled cabinet. And it ain’t pretty.
They've Met the Enemy, It's Everyone--But Them
Baltimore City riot police cordon off a city block during protests over the death of Freddie Gray. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
fascistic tendencies are undeniable, and the nation may be moving closer to a Gestapo-like police state than even his most ardent detractors realize. They have apparently met the enemy, and it’s everyone–but them.
Louisiana Gun Violence Could Spread Nationwide
New Orleans police cordoned off Bourbon Street in the city’s historic district after gun play left nine people injured and one dead. Louisiana has the highest gun murder rate and the weakest gun laws in the nation. (Photo: Megan Mackel/Twitter)
President-elect Donald Trump
is about to make the nation a whole lot more like Louisiana, where lax state gun laws–teenagers can carry concealed weapons–have led to the highest murder rate in the nation.
Looking for Ways to Gut State Consumer Laws
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman raised red flags today over an effort by the Trump transition team to gut state and local consumer protection laws. (Photo: Getty)
transition team is under fire from New York’s attorney general for trying to undermine state laws that protect consumers and investors from unscrupulous Wall Street traders. So much for another Trump campaign promise to root out fraud and corruption.