Firefighters union endorses Perez for DNC chairman

Labor Secretary Tom Perez has won the endorsement of the International Association of Fire Fighters in his bid to lead the Democratic National Committee.  IAFF President Harold Schaitberger praised Perez in a statement released Monday afternoon as a “son of immigrants … a tireless advocate for civil and human rights.” “Tom Perez is the person who has the […]

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Teachers Sound Alarm Over 'Anti-Public Education' Ruling

In a ruling with broad implications for public education across the United States, a California court on Tuesday struck down key workplace protections for the state’s public school teachers by siding with student plaintiffs—backed by powerful political forces— who claimed such policies negatively impacted the quality of their learning. Issued by Los Angeles Superior Court […]

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Trump: We'll always be trying to 'drain the swamp'

President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE took to Twitter Thursday to dispute reports that he may be leaving behind his campaign promise to […]

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Obama Administration Response to Border Crisis: More Deportations

In response to mounting political pressure to address the crisis in U.S-Mexico border detention centers, the Obama Administration is putting plans into action to speed up deportations—a move critics slam as a “step backwards for immigration policy.” Efforts to achieve the faster deportations include accelerating immigration trials and opening additional detention centers, as well as […]

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