The US House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a $4.5 billion aid package to address the migrant surge along the US-Mexico border, including new standards for migrants in custody following reports of poor conditions facing young children at overcrowded facilities.
President Donald Trump urged Congress in a televised speech on Tuesday to give him $5.7 billion this year to help build a wall on the US border with Mexico but stopped short of declaring a national emergency to pay for the barrier with military funds.
For many Muslim Americans, the presence of a Quran is a symbolic moment amid a presidential administration that has seemed to wage an all-out war on the triple whammy of what Tlaib and Omar represent: immigrants, Muslims and women.
Some agriculture experts say demand for ethanol is to blame for the global crisis in food prices. They want Congress to back away from aggressive targets. But Living on Earth's Jeff Young finds little appetite for that on Capitol Hill.
The Republicans' claims that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was briefed about the CIA's 'enhanced interrogation techniques' placed her and other California politicians under a microscope. How will these rivalries affect the national debate over torture?
We preview what we can expect from the House's version of health care reform, we discuss how new home sales unexpectedly dropped in September, and listeners
weigh in on our conversations about okra and the perennial battle over the toilet seat.
We discuss the health care reform bill, a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts that found that 100% of the credit cards issued by the nation's 12 biggest banks are in violation of the recently passed Credit Card Act, and a World Series recap.
Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio and Fernando Pizarro, Washington correspondent for Univision, tackle as we look ahead to this week's news: the Fed's upcoming decision on interest rates, and an upcoming House vote.