Vermont has a reputation as a liberal wonderland. Yet here we are in 2018, and Vermont is in fact the only state that has only ever elected white men to Congress.
Candidate Debra Haaland tells The Independent why now is the time.
How many times have we heard that this is the year of the woman?
Let’s just say, several. Each decade for the past century or so seems to have presented a fresh feature to justify yet another proclamation of historic import.
The Department of Homeland Security has undertaken its most extreme measure yet to discourage asylum seekers from coming to the U.S. — family separation.
It’s no surprise that Democrats have panned the White House’s immigration framework. But now Republicans are increasingly uncomfortable with President Donald Trump’s proposal to deeply cut legal immigration in exchange for protecting nearly two million Dreamers.
Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Thursday that provides at least a temporary reprieve for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, which provides coverage for 400,000 children in the state, thousands of them in Central Texas.
Following in the spirit of the high profile Golden Globes protest of sexual harassment, the movement moves to Capitol Hill.
Colorado contacted families who receive CHIP health care funding with a warning that support might end in January. NPR’s Scott Simon talks with Gretchen Hammer, who runs the Colorado program.
Congressional inaction puts 3,500 low-income kids and pregnant women at risk