The Republican-controlled Senate is pushing hard to hold confirmation hearings for Trump’s cabinet picks, before their financial disclosure reports and ethics agreements are finalized.
“Good Jobs Nation is calling next president to adopt a ‘Model Employer’ policy of contracting with employers that pay good wages and recognize workers’ right to form a union.”
Corruption is running rampant in New York City after the state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos, were arrested on Monday committing fraud, extortion and accepting bribes. The charges carry a potential sentence of over 80 years in prison.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently approved a permit to lay a tar sands crude pipeline from Illinois to Indiana. Environmental groups are doing all they can to stop it by requesting a full National Environmental Policy Act review for Enbridge's proposal.
Senator Feinstein sent a letter to President Obama with her recommendations to prevent the CIA from committing acts of torture. But are her good intentions enough prevent the CIA from committing further human rights violations?