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Ilhan Omar introduces bill to end school lunch debt shaming

Rep. Ilhan Omar and Sen. Tina Smith, both Democrats from Minnesota, introduced a bill on Wednesday that aims to combat school lunch debt shaming after a string of incidents that caused outrage this year. “Across this country, students whose families are struggling to afford school meals are being singled out and humiliated at lunchtime,” Omar…MORE

Beto O’Rourke hires 4 for national communications team

Beto O’Rourke is hiring four Democratic communications veterans as he continues to build out his staff in El Paso, Texas, and ramp up early-state organizing efforts ahead of the first Democratic debate next week. Despite consistently trailing five Democratic foes in national and early-voting state polls in recent weeks, the former Texas congressman is continuing…MORE

Voting machine giant lobbies for paper ballots over election security concerns

The US’s largest election equipment manufacturer has begun quietly lobbying Congress to force all voting equipment to create a paper trail, a sharp departure after years of selling paperless digital machines that can’t be fully audited. The change of stance comes amid concerns over the security of elections following Russia’s interference effort in the 2016…MORE

Pilots criticize Boeing’s 737 Max design at House hearing

Debate over the factors that may have contributed to two 737 Max plane crashes consumed a House hearing Wednesday, as two pilots criticized Boeing’s design and rollout of the aircraft and some lawmakers questioned the qualifications of the foreign pilots involved in the crashes. While investigations into the 737 Max and crashes involving the aircraft…MORE

Sen. Tim Scott supports McConnell on not paying reparations for slavery

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the only African American Republican senator, told CNN on Wednesday that he agrees with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that reparations are not a “realistic path forward” because it’s just too complicated to figure out who to compensate. “There is no question that slavery is a scourge on the…MORE

Elizabeth Warren’s rise opens a new chapter in the progressive primary

Sen. Bernie Sanders has company in the rapidly escalating race-within-a-race to lead the progressive wing in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary: Sen. Elizabeth Warren. A series of recent polls have shown the Massachusetts senator on the rise, placing slightly behind Sanders in Iowa and Florida, and leading him in a recent survey out of Nevada.…MORE

Trump honors Reagan economist Arthur Laffer with Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump on Wednesday honored economist Arthur Laffer, a former adviser to Ronald Reagan who is known as the father of supply side economics, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. “Few people in history have revolutionized economic thought and policy like Dr. Art Laffer. He developed a brilliant theory, shaped unprecedented economic reforms and…MORE