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Immigrant families with protections under threat hold hope in the new Democratic House

César Salinas is nervous, but he’s holding hope that the new Democratic House can help him, as a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipient whose very future here is currently under threat from the Trump administration. While the courts have temporarily blocked the administration’s termination of his protections, without permanent relief, Salinas is in limbo. “We …

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It's official: Nancy Pelosi is speaker of the House!

The new House, controlled by Democrats, has been sworn in, and BOOM: Speaker Nancy Pelosi is back. Pelosi got 219 votes to Republican Kevin McCarthy’s 192, with 18 voting for other candidates and three voting present.  Pelosi had to overcome not just millions of dollars of Republican campaign ads using …

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History is made as Congress finally begins to look like America

On Thursday, the new Congress begins with the most diverse incoming class in history. After two very long years of enduring the hellish Trump administration and the Republican Party that enables it, we’ve finally made it to the day that Democrats take back the House of Representatives. There is much to celebrate …

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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

Cheers and Jeers for Thursday, January 3, 2019 Note: Well, this is one of those times when we said we’d “hopefully” return on Wednesday after Monday’s chemotherapy, but sorry to say it was not to be this week. To be frank, this treatment floored us. But we’re happy to be …

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