There are now 12.9 million people in Yemen living in hunger-- almost half of the population. This number has risen dramatically since the outbreak of fighting between the Houthi rebels and the Saudi Arabia-backed coalition.
Congress needs to stop waging an ideologically motivated war against low-income women and men and start passing legislation that makes fiscal, social, and political sense.
"I am too old and sick to be back out there on the streets. It kind of takes a toll on a person." These words, spoken to Kaiser Health News by a gentleman once facing homelessness and now in supportive housing, say it all.
Representative Ryan is correct that Congress is not voting on TPP. But he's wrong that if fast track fails Congress will be unable to "even consider a trade agreement." Of course it can.
Pentagon brass and their status quo supporters have engaged in a misinformation campaign claiming that New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act is unnecessary and will in fact be counterproductive.
President Obama lost big on a trade deal last week, as House Democrats thwarted his hopes for expanded negotiating authority, putting the White House's ability to fast-track trade deals in jeopardy, and potentially imperiling some landmark trade negotiations that are underway.
All we really need to know is that passing H.R. 1314 essentially puts the omnibus, 29-chapter Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement onto the fast track, where Congress members don't get a chance to deliberate or discuss it on the floor of the House.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
The political capital invested by the Obama administration and the Rouhani government gives us good reasons to be not only "cautiously optimistic" but "optimistic" regarding the Iranian nuclear crisis.
While the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is being hotly debated in Congress, the fact is that this trade deal -- or any trade deal -- will have little impact on American jobs, or more specifically, on the decline in good-paying jobs for middle-class Americans.
To understand what comes next, it's worth unpacking what exactly happened on Friday and how we got there.
There is absolutely no doubt that this country faces serious issues of income inequality. But killing a trade deal when it offers at least the hope of a better future for the American economy is not the way to fix those pressing problems.
What has Washington done for airline passengers lately? That's the question prompted by two recent political scandals that have touched the tourism world. But the answer -- or the lack of an answer -- may be far more troubling than the alleged misconduct.
Though his "bro with no ho" comment is the most recent uncomfortable remark made by Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk from Illinois, the lawmaker is no stranger to political gaffes.
The political dissent Chaffee displayed in the U.S. Senate was not only courageous, it showed a level of sophistication and understanding of international events that is sadly lacking among the current crop of presidential contenders.