WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by their majorities in the House and Senate, Democrats are making a new push to enact the first major new gun control laws in more than two decades — starting with stricter background checks.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on what needs to be done to help people experiencing homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area during and after this pandemic with guests: Louis Chicoine, CEO at Abode Services in Freemont, CA, Jennifer Friedenbach, Executive Director of the Coalition on Homelessness in San Francisco, CA and Anne Quaintance, CEO of Conard House.
A sweeping bill that would extend federal civil rights protections to LGBTQ people is a top priority of President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress. Yet as the Equality Act heads to the Senate after winning House approval, its prospects seem bleak — to a large extent because of opposition from conservative religious leaders.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on how domestic violence affects American families with guests: Esther Peralez-Dieckmann, Executive Director of Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence and Tricia Swartling, CEO of the Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State lawmakers gave final approval Monday to legislation that will end capital punishment in Virginia, a dramatic turnaround for a state that has executed more people in its long history than any other.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general is suing Amazon over COVID-19 safety protocols, accusing the company of being more concerned with making money than protecting its workers from getting sick.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on creating a fair and just market place with: Consumer Reports’ Chief Scientific Officer, James Dickerson; Chief Research Officer, Kristen Prucell, and Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Leonora Wiener.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration promised Black business executives on Friday that it planned to make sure that the government’s economic support programs were able to reach minority-owned businesses.
The Biden administration is reviewing whether it can take steps to provide student debt relief through executive action, even as it continues to call on Congress to pass legislation to help borrowers and their families.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring has weakened for six straight months. Nearly 10 million jobs remain lost since the coronavirus struck. And this week, the Congressional Budget Office forecast that employment won’t regain its pre-pandemic level until 2024.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are balking at the cost of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan — but the Biden team is trying to convince the country that the cost is a bargain compared to the potential damage to the world’s largest economy.
Mark Oppenheim leads a conversation on the modern civil rights movement with guests: Tafeni English, Director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center at the Southern Poverty Law Center; Kevin Jennings, CEO of Lambda Legal and Dorian Spence, Director of Special Litigation and Advocacy at Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The $1.9 trillion rescue plan unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden offers the chance to sculpt the U.S. economy toward the Democrats’ liking: a $15 minimum wage, aid to poor families and federal dollars going to public schools.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol last week clamoring to overturn the result of November’s presidential election, photographs captured a man in the crowd wearing a shirt emblazoned with “Camp Auschwitz,” a reference to the Nazi concentration camp.