Unemployment claimants are only eligible for benefits if they’ve been laid off through no fault of their own after having been employed for most of the previous year. Republicans have sought to add drug-testing requirements since around 2010, shortly after the national unemployment rate reached 10 percent and the government was spending tens of billions of dollars on benefits each year. … [Read more...] about Lost Your Job? Donald Trump Would Like You To Pee In A Cup.
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“Yeah I agree, the United States has been played beautifully like a fiddle, because you’ve had a different kind of a leader,” he said. “We’re not going to be played O.K.? We’re going to hopefully make a deal, if we don’t that’s fine.” … [Read more...] about Donald Trump on Kim Jong-un Push for Peace: ‘We’re Not Going to Be Played’
State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, who also is a Democrat, said he agrees with Becerra that the attorney general needs to "resist" the Trump administration, "But there is more to the office than suing Trump," he said, adding "a lot more is not getting done in the attorney general's office." … [Read more...] about California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra clashes with challengers over all his lawsuits against the Trump administration
Wilkie was the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness before he was named acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs after Trump fired then-Secretary David Shulkin. He was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for both Robert Gates and Donald Rumsfeld during his career in the Pentagon. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Surprises Robert Wilkie By Nominating Him as Secretary of Veterans Affairs
President Donald Trump reacted to ongoing media coverage of his administration, asserting Thursday that he did not fire former FBI director James Comey over the Russia investigation. “Not that it matters but I never fired James Comey because of Russia!” Trump wrote on Twitter. “The Corrupt Mainstream Media loves to keep pushing that narrative, but they know it is not true!” … [Read more...] about Donald Trump to ‘Corrupt’ Media: ‘I Never Fired James Comey Because of Russia’