Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (pictured) and other top Trump appointees are outspoken opponents of federal funding for birth control, advocating abstinence rather than contraception.
The current lobbying push has links to a former disaster involving Mike Pence. Plus, Scott Pruitt’s industry connections run deep, and Trump Org had big plans for Soviet states.
More than half of the state's homeowners with a mortgage -- 514 percent -- spend more than 30 percent of their monthly income on housing costs, according to 2005-2009 estimates from the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey (more).
A flourishing and unregulated industry of pot delivery services is circumventing bans on storefront dispensaries and bringing medical marijuana directly to homes, offices and more unconventional locations across California, records and interviews show.
Wealthy corporate farmer Stewart Resnick (shown above with wife Lynda) has written check after check to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's campaigns, and when he needed her help, he got quick results.When wealthy donor Stewart Resnick asked for Dianne Feinstein's help, he got quick results.
Most of California's largest school districts are increasing class sizes in kindergarten through third grade, eroding the most expensive education reform in the state’s history.
Records show that communities across California had difficulty managing millions in anti-terrorism grants handed out by Congress after Sept 11Records show that California had difficulty managing millions in anti-terrorism grants handed out by Congress after Sept.
While the nation’s understaffed immigration courts strain under a backlog that has grown to more than 200,000 cases, thousands of new border agents have been hired and the number of government attorneys who argue for deportation has increased by 35 percent, pushing more cases onto an already overburdened system.
As previously reported on Truthdig, there's a lot going on in Homeland Security that doesn't make it onto the reality show of the same name. The Center for Investigative Reporting's G.W. Schulz continues to dig into the department's unsavory bits, including an immigration officer who was arrested for allegedly having sex with an 11-year-old girl in Rio while there on official business.
The inaugural episode of ABC's newest reality television series did exactly as producer Arnold Shapiro told viewers it would: unabashedly celebrated the Department of Homeland Security. It also failed in every conceivable way to critically examine the largest reorganization of the federal government since World War II.