Sanders Calls John Deere Threat to Take Away Striking Workers’ Health Coverage ‘Beyond Outrageous’

“Workers must be allowed to keep their healthcare during the strike,” said the Vermont senator. Sen. Bernie Sanders was among the labor advocates in Congress on Tuesday who condemned reports that farm equipment manufacturer John Deere plans to force 10,000 striking workers and their families off their health insurance plans next week—a punitive measure toContinue reading “Sanders Calls John Deere Threat to Take Away Striking Workers’ Health Coverage ‘Beyond Outrageous’”

The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion: Crash Course US History #18

In which John Green teaches you about the election of 1860. As you may remember from last week, things were not great at this time in US history. The tensions between the North and South were rising, ultimately due to the single issue of slavery. The North wanted to abolish slavery, and the South wantedContinue reading “The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion: Crash Course US History #18”

Native American population jumps to largest size in modern history

The number of people who identify as Native American or Alaska Native alone grew by 27.1% to 3.7 million people over the last decade, according to the U.S. Census. Why it matter: The spike in the number of people who solely identify as Native American or Alaska Native mirrors the steady rise of the population sinceContinue reading “Native American population jumps to largest size in modern history”

Republican official says she was blocked from vote after congratulating a Democrat

Cindy Miles says she was denied her right to vote on the replacement of deceased Rep. Ron Howard, two days after she congratulated a Democratic opponent who beat her in a Wichita City Council race. A Republican Party-run election to pick a new state representative from Wichita was clouded Friday when a precinct committeewoman allegedContinue reading “Republican official says she was blocked from vote after congratulating a Democrat”

Frito-Lay Workers Go on Strike with Some Claiming They Face 84-Hour Work Weeks

“Everything has gone up,” one employee stated. “But our wages have stayed the same.” Imagine a world without Doritos, Cheetos, Fritos, and Tostitos. A world without Lay’s potato chips, Sun Chips, and more. Frito-Lay products are ubiquitous across the country — and workers at one of the brand’s largest manufacturing facilities are hoping that halting production on these snacks willContinue reading “Frito-Lay Workers Go on Strike with Some Claiming They Face 84-Hour Work Weeks”

Republicans weigh ‘cracking’ cities to doom Democrats

GOP officials from D.C. and the states are debating how aggressively to break up red-state cities to maximize the party’s advantage in redistricting. Kentucky’s GOP congressional delegation entered the redistricting cycle with an unusual request for their state legislative counterparts: leave Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth alone. The group, which includes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,Continue reading “Republicans weigh ‘cracking’ cities to doom Democrats”

Kansas Politician Roughed Up Student After Bizarre Religious Rant: Report

State Rep. Mark Samsel was charged with battery after students recorded his remarks about suicide, masturbation and same-sex relationships—and his physical altercation with a teen. A Kansas politician working as a substitute teacher at a public school shocked students with religious rants about suicide, masturbation, and same-sex relationships—and then assaulted one of them, according toContinue reading “Kansas Politician Roughed Up Student After Bizarre Religious Rant: Report”

Criminal charges filed against Kansas Senate majority leader

One of the Kansas Legislature’s most powerful lawmakers has been charged with driving under the influence and a felony offense for trying to elude law enforcement One of the Kansas Legislature’s most powerful lawmakers was charged Friday with driving under the influence and a felony offense for trying to elude law enforcement while speeding theContinue reading “Criminal charges filed against Kansas Senate majority leader”

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