Excerpts from Politico:
The war between Donald Trump and the nation’s labor unions is on.
Labor leaders, who spent tens of millions of dollars campaigning against Trump, said after the election they’d give him [...]
The Washington Post has published the following opinion piece by Sen. Bernie Sanders:
Today, about 1,000 Carrier workers and their families should be rejoicing. But the rest of our nation’s workers should be very nervous.
In exchange for allowing United Technologies to continue to offshore more than 1,000 jobs, Trump will reportedly give the [...]
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called on President-elect Donald Trump to rescind his offer for Stephen Bannon to serve a key role in his administration.
“This country, since its inception, has struggled to overcome discrimination of all forms: racism, sexism, xenophobia and homophobia. Over the years we have made progress in [...]
Excerpts from Politico:
Facing a party in turmoil, with moderates and progressives battling to sway its direction after a devastating election, incoming Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer decided to try to make everyone happy.
The newly elected top Senate Democrat navigated a potentially messy fight between two party leaders on Wednesday and expanded his [...]
From the East Oregonian:
After five years of planning and legal battles, a proposed coal dock at the Port of Morrow in Boardman has been dumped.
The Coyote Island Terminal, part of the controversial Morrow Pacific Project, would have shipped 8 million tons of coal per year down the Columbia River for export to Asia. [...]
From the Los Angeles Times:
Retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) filed legislation Tuesday to abolish the Electoral College in light of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote but still losing the election.
Such legislation makes a statement after an election that shocked Democrats, but is unlikely to gain traction with Republicans holding control [...]
The Senate’s soon-to-be top Democrat told labor leaders Thursday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal at the center of President Obama’s “pivot” to strengthen ties with key Asian allies, will not be ratified by Congress.
That remark from Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is expected to be the incoming Senate minority leader, came [...]
Excerpts from CNN:
Republican candidate Donald Trump’s ascension to the White House has sent shock waves around the world. But it appears to have pleased one leader in particular — Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Within hours of Trump’s victory speech early Wednesday, Putin congratulated the US president-elect and flagged Moscow’s willingness to restore ties [...]
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