Category: Politics

Partial US Government Shutdown Begins

A partial shutdown of the U.S. government commenced early Saturday after a funding bill was blocked in the Senate. Spending authority expired at midnight Washington time, triggering a halt of nonessential functions. A handful of Republicans joined all but a handful of Democrats in opposing the …

US cities gear up for anti-Trump Women’s March 2.0

Giant crowds are expected at rallies around the United States Saturday for a second Women’s March opposing President Donald Trump, and calling for voter mobilization ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. On January 21, 2017, one day after Trump’s inauguration, more than three million people marched …

Trump Admin. Takes Aim At Defunding Planned Parenthood

The Trump administration found a back-alley way to defund Planned Parenthood on Friday, allowing states to block the women’s health organization from receiving any Medicaid funding. The move would undo Obama-era guidelines that warned states that cutting off Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood may violate federal …

Time to stop using 9 million children as a bargaining CHIP

By Simon Haeder, Assistant Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University. Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has run out. stockcreations/shutterstock.com Since the inauguration of President Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet attention has almost exclusively focused on …