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Jun 19 2022
Despite its designation as a federal holiday, few states recognize Juneteenth, the celebration of the effective end of slavery in the U.S., as a paid holiday.
There’s a chance that you may not have seen this story depending on where you get your news. Ten left-leaning and five right-leaning outlets have reported on the topic, according to a report from NewsNation partner Ground News’NewsNation
Jun 19 2022
It’s been a year since Juneteenth was established as a federal holiday, and a growing number of companies are recognizing it.
Some 30% of employers are expected to offer Juneteenth off this year, according to preliminary data from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The number represents significant growth as the holiday becomes better known and established.Washington Examiner
Jun 01 2022
John Adams, who would soon surrender the presidency to Thomas Jefferson, ventured up to Capitol Hill on Nov. 22, 1800, to deliver the first-ever in-person presidential address in the not-yet-finished home of the United States Congress.
It was noon on a Saturday. What message did he deliver?
First, Adams congratulated the American people for building the Capitol itself.
Sep 27 2021
The Senate's bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and President Biden's $3.5 trillion spending package could live or die this week — and take Democrats' fortunes with them. But all the minute-by-minute political drama obscures how much America could change if even a fraction of it passes.
The big picture: Anything short of total failure could have a transformative impact on day-Axios
Jun 17 2022
"If men were angels, no government would be necessary," the framers once wrote. On Thursday, the Jan. 6 committee credited Mike Pence with demonstrating a strength of character far above what the authors of the Constitution were counting on when they designed a system of government they hoped would withstand the excesses of human ambition and a lust for power.
In its third hearing thisChristian Science Monitor
Jun 09 2022
The war in Ukraine is a never-ending catastrophe. Russian forces, concentrated in the east, continue to inflict terrible damage on Ukrainian soldiers and civilians alike. Countless lives have been lost and upended. Once again, the world must confront the possibility of nuclear war and grapple with a compounding refugee and cost of living crisis. This isn’t the “end of history” that we hopedNew York Times (Opinion)
Aug 21 2021
Republicans increasingly critical of several major U.S. institutions, including big corporations and banks
Republicans are critical of how several major institutions, from large corporations and technology companies to universities and K-12 public schools, are affecting the United States. And in many cases, Republicans’ assessments have taken a sharp negative turn in the past few years.
Democrats, by contrast, are more positive than Republicans about the impact of a number of institutionsPew Research Center
Jun 08 2022
The Summit of the Americas — an event bringing together leaders of countries from Chile to Canada this week — was supposed to be a chance for the White House to demonstrate its leadership on big issues such as migration, climate change and recovering from the pandemic.
But the agenda has been overshadowed by who won't be at the table. Several leaders, including Mexican President AndrésNPR (Online News)
Jun 08 2022
For 10 years after 9/11, James Strickland fought for the United States Army, slogging, rifle on shoulder, from battlefield to battlefield.
He took and returned fire, he says, for not just a country, but an idea – that America had God’s special blessing. “I used a gun for a living to enforce that idea,” he says.
As the U.S. endures a wave of gun violence, it sometimes seems to himChristian Science Monitor
Jun 07 2022
After more than 100 subpoenas, 1,000 interviews and 100,000 documents, the committee has a story to tell in hearings that open this week. A story for the ages, it’s been said.
The open question: How much will the country care?
The committee’s examination of the actions of Trump and all the president’s men and women, more aggressive than any inquiry before it, has produced aAssociated Press