The House Agriculture Committee just passed a farm bill that could force a million people off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). SNAP helps more than 40 million people put food on the table and prevent hunger.
The U.S. is literally fueling the largest humanitarian crisis in the world today. The Saudi jets bombing Yemeni civilians and infrastructure are doing so thanks to U.S. refueling of their planes and information from U.S. intelligence sources.
The time is now for thoughts, prayers, and action on gun violence. This is the moment for bold gun legislation: comprehensive reforms that address the whole problem of gun violence, from mass shootings to everyday gun deaths.
The president who last night called for making our nuclear arsenal "so strong and so powerful" has the power to launch a nuclear strike on North Korea -- without provocation, without congressional influence, and without warning.
Congress just passed a dangerous and regressive tax bill into law. This bill will slash taxes for corporations and the wealthy while increasing the budget deficit by more than $1.5 trillion. Now, congressional leaders have already set their sights on cutting programs that serve people in need to pay for their deficit-raising bill.