Warren, Cummings Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Combat Opioid Epide…

Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), the Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, introduced the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act to provide the resources needed to begin treating the opioid crisis like the critical public health emergency it is. The CARE Act will provide states…

Mexico: ‘Unacceptable’ to link trade and immigration

Mexico’s top diplomat on Monday rebuffed President Trump’s suggestion to make immigration enforcement a precondition for a trade deal. “Mexico decides its migratory policy in a sovereign way, and migratory cooperation with the United States happens because it’s in Mexico’s interest,” tweeted Secretary of Foreign Relations Luis Videgaray. Videgaray’s tweet came an hour after Trump…

Poverty’s grip chokes rural Michigan

Northern Michigan may boast multi-million-dollar beachside mansions and upscale second homes, but hiding in the cracks of that image are residents who are struggling to get food on the table. As the Great Recession fades in Michigan’s largest cities, its hold on small towns and villages remains stronger than statewide data suggests. Double-digit unemployment remains…