• Child Poverty In Fife | Just Surviving: A Decade Of Austerity In Scotland
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    Child Poverty In Fife | Just Surviving: A Decade Of Austerity In Scotland

    (Gentle piano and rain sounds) – It’s always on your mind. It’s always on your mind. I struggle with sleeping, general anxiety as well. I mean I find myself saying to my ten year old all the time. Are these trainers all right? You’re not getting picked on at school or anything? And just trying to quiz them for things that, I don’t want him to get picked on about and that’s always on your mind, it always in your head eh? (sustained distorted piano chord)(staccato white noise) – The age of irresponsibility, is giving way to an age of austerity. – They’re all good at shouting about that, shouting…

  • Dick Durbin: Trump could cause constitutional crisis
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    Dick Durbin: Trump could cause constitutional crisis

    Senator Durbin thanks for joining us President Trump says the newness memo totally vindicates Trump in the probe does it no of course it does not and the fact that the Republicans in the House refused to allow a Minority Report the Democratic response to their memo is an indication that this they’re just bound and determined to continue to find ways to absolve this president from any responsibility I agree completely with John McCain it was John McCain who said trying to undermine the FBI and the Department of Justice is really not in the best interests of America and frankly it’s doing Putin’s work we ought to be…

  • Legislation & Advocacy (4/4) The Coalition Roundtable
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    Legislation & Advocacy (4/4) The Coalition Roundtable

    For over a decade the Chinese Communist Party has been butchering thousands of prisoners of conscience for their organs. One of the most horrific genocides in modern history. Doctors schedule an exact day that foreign patients get an organ, whereas in the U.S. it usually takes around two years to find a match. Moving forward what can other researchers do? What we need to do is action at the legislative level such as Israel, Taiwan, Spain have done. Sweden and the United States and so on could pass laws basically barring organ tourism by their citizens to places where they can get trafficked organs. And there’s only one place in…

  • Pelosi says U.S. in ‘constitutional crisis’
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    Pelosi says U.S. in ‘constitutional crisis’

    -Can you update us on when you will schedule the contempt vote on AG Barr? And, also, do you agree with Chairman Nadler that the country is currently in a constitutional crisis? -Yes, I do agree with Chairman Nadler, because the Administration has decided that they are not going to honor their oath of office. Now he’s staked out — because he has seen so much in the committee, the committee work. I’m very proud of the Judiciary Committee and the work that they have done. In terms of timing, when we’re ready, we’ll come to the floor. And we’ll just see, because there might be some other contempt-of-Congress issues…

  • Hundreds of Thousands Sign Petition to Impeach Trump for Violating Constitution over Biz Interests
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    Hundreds of Thousands Sign Petition to Impeach Trump for Violating Constitution over Biz Interests

    AMY GOODMAN: I want to turn to John Bonifaz, who’s an attorney and political activist specializing in constitutional law and voting rights, co-founder and president of Free Speech for People, one of the organizations that launched the “Impeach Donald Trump Now” campaign just moments after Trump’s inauguration. More than 200,000 people from across the country have already joined the campaign. John, talk about what you are calling for right now. JOHN BONIFAZ: Well, we think that there must be an impeachment investigation initiated in the United States Congress based on the violations of the emoluments clauses, the foreign emoluments clause and the domestic emoluments clause, both of which make clear…

  • President Trump: Mueller probe ‘not even constitutional’
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    President Trump: Mueller probe ‘not even constitutional’

    ROUNDS SAYING THE PRESIDENT COULD PARDON HIMSELF BUT HE WOULDN’T. ED HENRY LIVE AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH THE STORY. HI, ED.>>IT’S GREAT TO SEE YOU. PRESIDENT TRUMP RAISING THE STAKES TONIGHT BECLAIRING THE PERSON COUNSEL PROBE IN HIS WORDS — BY DECLARING THAT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S PROBE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND HE WOULD PARDON HIMSELF IF HE WANTS THERE. MAY BE CLASHES AHEAD WITH MUELLER AND THE CONGRESS AND THE SUPREME COURT AS WELL. THE PRESIDENT MADE CLEAR HE DOES NOT EXPECT TO PARDON HIMSELF BECAUSE HE SAYS HE HAS DONE NOTHING WRONG. CLOSELY MATCHING THE MESSAGE OF THE WEEKEND OF THE LEAD ATTORNEY RUDY GIULIANI WHO RAISED THE SPECTER…

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    Robert Reich: We’re Living a Constitutional Crisis

    I keep hearing that if Trump fires Mueller, we’ll face a “constitutional crisis.” Or if Mueller subpoenas Trump to testify and Trump defies the subpoena, it’s a “constitutional crisis”. Or if Mueller delivers substantial evidence that Trump is guilty of colluding with Russia or of obstructing justice, and the House does nothing to impeach him, we have a “constitutional crisis.” Well, I have news for you. We’re already in a “constitutional crisis”. You see, the Constitution is a tiny document. It requires that presidents and others in positions of power be bound by norms, unwritten rules, and long-established understandings of their constitutional responsibilities. Yet look at what’s happened since January…