Last week, mere hours before Donald Trump’s Inauguration, President Barack Obama signed, while he was still President of the United States, one final bill into law. Again: this was Pres. Obama’s very last bill. The bill, known rather obscurely as the TALENT Act of 2017, is a last-minute codification of an existing program called the “Presidential Innovation Fellows Program.” This program was initially […]
Fourteen Connecticut Representatives Propose 14 Different Bills to Remove the Same Unpopular CT Tax on Health Centers
This month, fourteen different Connecticut lawmakers proposed fourteen different bills, all set to accomplish, if passed, essentially the same thing. These bills, sponsored by both Democrat and Republican lawmakers, are each only a sentence long, and all aim to either repeal or to phase out a tax on ambulatory surgical centers in that state. […]
Obama Signs Last-Minute “Civil Rights Crimes” Bill. “Cold Cases” Warm At Last?
Just before leaving office, President Obama has made a statement for civil rights and on that, supporters of it would say, honors the many lives lost on the road to achieving them for all Americans. The Emmet Till Bill — or “The Emmet Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Reauthorization Act of 2016” — would extend the […]
Vlog 1/13/17: Kwanzaa as an US Official Holiday? Puerto Rican US Voting Rights?
Transcript: Hi everyone! I’m excited to be live on Facebook, and soon on the DailyClout home page, talking to our community of people from all over America and around the world, who are tired of being shut out of democracy and really want to know what’s going on at their Statehouse, in their Congress, and […]
Puerto Ricans Are Welcome to Serve in the US Military…but Are Forbidden to Vote in US Presidential Elections
People at a Political Rally Kate Rubins is a 38-year-old astronaut for NASA — born in Connecticut and raised in California. She is one of the few Americans ever to cast a vote from outside Planet Earth; she cast her vote for President in the 2016 US election from the International Space Station, which soars hundreds of miles above Earth’s atmosphere. […]