Podcast: Trump Administration Makes Dramatic Change to U.S. Asylum Policy 2019-07-16
Starting today, migrants who do not seek asylum in at least one other country they cross through before reaching the U.S. cannot request asylum here.
What Trump's racist tweets, and the media's response to them, say about the experiences of women of color in the United States.
Some State Attorneys in Florida are looking for ways to turn court fines and fees into community service to give more Floridians the right to vote.
In the United Kingdom, a Conservative Party leadership race is underway to determine who will become the country’s next prime minister.
Podcast: Political Scandals are Shaking Up Puerto Rico. What Exactly is Happening? 2019-07-15
Two former top government officials were arrested and the governor is embroiled in his own scandal. We break down the situation.
While media attention has been focused on the adult and family migrant facilities near the border, the number of shelters for unaccompanied children and babies continues to expand.
Today is Amazon Prime Day, but this year, workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota, plan a six-hour work stoppage. It's the first of its kind in the U.S.
The Takeaway checks in with a New Orleans community member to hear how residents are dealing with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Barry.
France may be the first to pass a so-called “digital” tax on major US-based tech companies including Google, Amazon, and Facebook.
Politics with Amy Walter: Democrats Divided: Generational Conflict Threatens Party Unity
The ongoing migrant crisis is getting worse, as the Department of Homeland Security is running out of room to house the increasing number of migrants detained at the border. And when evidence of the conditions dominated the news cycle earlier this month, the outrage prompted lawmakers to get involved. But how that involvement played out became the latest point of contention between factions within the Democratic Party.
The Senate passed a spending bill aimed at alleviating what the Trump administration said was a lack of funding to properly house detained migrants. But the Democratic-controlled House, wary of writing a blank check without strict limits on how that money would be spent, sent a revised bill back to the Senate. But when that bill died with Mitch McConnell, the conservative-leaning "Problem Solvers" caucus of the House Democrats signaled that they were willing to pass the Senate's no-strings-attached bill, with or without the support of Speaker Pelosi.
When Pelosi ultimately sided with the Problem Solvers, it set off a backlash among the party's progressive wing, most notably Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar, known collectively as "The Squad." And the outrage breathed new life into a long-simmering division between The Squad and Party leadership.
This week, Amy examines how deep these divisions go, and whether or not party unity is possible heading into 2020.
Also, Representative Seth Moulton from Massachusetts, who's running for the Democratic presidential nomination, joins Amy for her series.
, the DC bureau chief at The Intercept, and the author of We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement
, Represents Massachusetts's Sixth District in the House of Representatives, Democratic presidential candidate
, former Senator from North Dakota
, National Political Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC, author of the book The Red and the Blue
, CEO of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Citizenship and American Identity Program, author of Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility, and Democracy
Candidate Talk: Seth Moulton
Amy sits down with Representative Seth Moulton who announced in April that he is running for president. He's one of the few combat veterans seeking the Democratic nomination, having served as a Marine in Iraq over the course of four deployments.
Moulton has been a vocal critic of Democratic leadership, wanting to see a new generation take the helm. He made waves in challenging Nancy Pelosi's leadership spot, in an unsuccessful bid for House Speaker in 2018. Moulton did not qualify for the first debate and is unlikely to appear for the second round later this month in Detroit.
Podcast: U.S. Hispanic Population is at All-Time High, But Growth is Slowing 2019-07-11
We analyze the U.S. Hispanic population demographically, economically, and politically, and look into what this means for the Latino vote in 2020.
The Chicago Defender is one of the most important black publications in U.S. history and it will now only publish its content online.
When filmmaker Lulu Wang’s grandmother was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer six years ago, Wang's family chose not to tell her grandmother that she had been given just months to live.
Michael Johnson was sentenced to nearly 31-years in prison for not telling his partners he had HIV. His trial and release are making people take another look at HIV criminalization laws.
The trial of seven former France Télécom executives, charged with creating work conditions that led 35 of their employees to die by suicide, will be over Friday.