VA Officials Pledge New Studies Into Effects of Agent Orange
This story was co-published with The Virginian-Pilot. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its efforts to determine how Vietnam veterans and their children have been affected by exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange. The VA will conduct its first nationwide survey of Vietnam veterans in more than three decades and request an outside panel…
Paranoid Trump thinks ominous economic signals are a conspiracy to derail his re-election: report
When journalists discuss the state of the U.S. economy and report either good or bad economic news, they view it as doing what they’re getting paid to do. But President Donald Trump takes things personally, including financial reporting — and journalist Maggie Haberman, in an article for the New York Times, describes the ways in which Trump views reports of an economic slowdown as a conspiracy against him.
Haberman reports that according to people who spoken to Trump, the president believes that “forces that do not want him to win” reelection in 2020 “have been overstating the damage his trade war has caused.”
Democrats have a plan to weaponize Trump’s Twitter freakouts — and turn his base against him
According to a report at the Daily Beast, Democratic strategists appear to have found a way to take one of Donald Trump's greatest strengths -- his rampant tweeting to his fans to keep them fired up -- and turn it into a campaign issue that strips away some of those same followers.
Taking aim at Trump's tweets that often dictate the news cycles while also floating policy trial balloons, Democrats hope to match Trump's words with his accomplishments to show that he is all talk -- and no action.
Sanders unveils plan to end cash bail, ban private prisons, and ‘fundamentally transform’ US criminal justice system
"If we stand together, we can eliminate private prisons and detention centers. No more profiteering from locking people up."
Decrying America's status as the "world's leading jailer," Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday released a comprehensive plan to confront the crisis of mass incarceration, end the criminalization of poverty, and dramatically overhaul the U.S. criminal justice system.