A bill aimed at stopping a form of financial protest against Israel for human rights abuses has passed Minnesota's House. It's part of a larger trend in the legislature to outlaw or silence dissent.
President Donald Trump gives his first speech to a joint session of Congress.
This is when a president traditionally provides details about policy changes he would like to see Congress enact. Congress and the public will be looking for clarification on three critical parts of his agenda — health care, tax reform and infrastructure. So far Trump has given limited or contradictory directions about what he expects Congress to do.
On health care Trump made big promises such as “insurance for everybody,” “much lower deductibles,” and zero cuts to Medicaid.
On infrastructure Trump said told a meeting of governors on Monday, “I’m going to have a big statement tomorrow night on infrastructure.” “We spend $6 trillion in the Middle East and we have potholes all over our highways and our roads … so we’re going to take care of that.”
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Trains with flammable crude oil and hazardous materials rumble next to people's homes across Minnesota on a daily basis. The state has new regulations and training to reduce the hazard, but is still needs more cooperation from the railroads.
There were no pitchforks. No unruly mobs. And no paid protesters. There was also no Congressman Erik Paulsen. But there was an orderly discussion of the issues that the crowd of 600 wanted to ask their congressman about.