Politics & Elections

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Medicaid Work Restrictions.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 PROGRAM # 8271 12:00 PM PT Medicaid Work Restrictions. Health advocates are challenging in court plans in Kentucky to require Medicaid beneficiaries to work. Ten states have applied for a waiver to impose similar requirements to Medicaid. In California, legislators brought their own challenge. A state bill prohibits work requirements as a […]

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Rising Political Star? Also, Pennsylvania: New Political Map.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 PROGRAM # 8270 12:00 PM PT Rising Political Star? El Paso congressman Beto O’Rourke has been criss-crossing Texas in a long-shot campaign to unseat incumbent senator Ted Cruz. The Democratic candidate is pinning his hopes on first-time voters: “Texas isn’t a red state or a blue state, it’s a non-voting state.” In […]

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Immigration Edition.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 PROGRAM # 8269 12:00 PM PT Immigration Edition. The Senate failed to deliver an immigration plan and it is unclear if the Senate will reopen a debate after the recess. Meanwhile, Dreamers will face the risk of deportation when DACA ends in two weeks. What’s next for the Dreamers? Also, faith leaders […]

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Posted in Immigration, Youth, Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections |
Mapa electoral de Pensilvania. Foto: http://lancasteronline.com/

(Español) Corte federal de PA emite su propio mapa de distrito ante demora de los republicanos

(Español) El juez Max Baer, dijo que “el mapa de 2011 violó la constitución del estado”, y que la mayoría de los distritos de dicho mapa son “erróneos al trazar sus propios límites y apresurarse a la creación de un nuevo mapa para las elecciones de 2018″.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Politics & Elections |
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“No More Guns!”

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 PROGRAM # 8268 12:00 PM PT “No More Guns!” Students who survived a mass school shooting left 17 people dead in Florida, gathered in a crowded vigil chanting: “No More Guns!” Will this tragedy lead to gun reform? What about mental health services? How to address mental illnesses with reduced funds for […]

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Posted in Education, Youth, Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections |
Estudiantes evacuados de la escuela Marjory Stoneman Douglas, en en Parkland, Florida el pasado 14 de febrero. Foto: www.salon.com

(Español) Jóvenes estudiantes deciden tomar en sus manos el asunto de las armas de fuego

(Español) Señalamos a Trump por derogar las regulaciones de la era de Obama que dificultan que las personas que padecen enfermedades mentales tengan en sus manos las armas de fuego… El senador republicano Chuck Grassley de Iowa fue el único patrocinador de ese proyecto de ley que impide que el FBI llevar a cabo verificaciones.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Youth, Politics & Elections |
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Mexico Edition.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 PROGRAM # 8267 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts the program Voz Pública from Mexico City. The civic journalist brings news and analysis on Mexican developments. Photo: Gobierno de la Ciudad de México/Facebook For more information about Linea Abierta click here To visit Linea Abierta audio archives go to archivosderb.org

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Politics & Elections |
Millones de comercios como este tienen un anuncio similar en el aparador. Foto: www.atlantablackstar.com

(Español) Casi la mitad de los votantes rechaza alternativa de Trump para Food Stamps

(Español) Expertos en política alimentaria también expresaron escepticismo de que el gobierno pudiera hacerlo mejor. “Será administrativamente costoso, ineficiente, estigmatizador y propenso al fracaso”, concluyó Jim Weill, presidente del Centro de Investigación y Acción de Alimentos.

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Immigration Plans Fail in the Senate. Also, Mass Shooting in Florida. Also, Push for Mexican-American Studies. Also, NICA Act.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15 PROGRAM # 8266 12:00 PM PT Immigration Plans Fail in the Senate. President Trump and DHS Secretary Nielsen rejected the immigration plans advanced in the Senate, dooming the debate to fail. Republican Senator Lindsay Graham said this is the work of political hacks, the DHS has lost credibility, and no reform will […]

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Plan Turns State Taxes Into Donations. Also, Dow Fall and Pension Plans.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 PROGRAM # 8265 12:00 PM PT Plan Turns State Taxes Into Donations. The leader of the California senate is proposing to allow California’s taxpayers to continue deducting state and local taxes by making them charitable donations to a fund for schools, colleges and parks. The bill is intended to help relieve the […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections |

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