WASHINGTON – Donald Trump wants people living in the United States to speak English. That’s no small undertaking. Nor is it a trivial number of people employing another language in their houses; the U.S. Census Bureau found in 2010 that 55 million of the 319 million in the U.S. don’t speak English at home. Some 34 million speak Spanish.
Tales from the Trail
Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government’s mass surveillance programs, has weighed in on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in her home for her work as secretary of state.
He is not impressed, he said in an interview with Al Jazeera, due to be broadcast in full on Friday, suggesting a double standard is at play.
It’s long become a staple in presidential campaigning to capitalize on, well, pretty much anything the candidate is doing. So it only made sense when Republican candidate Jeb Bush seized the opportunity to fundraise off his historic appearance next week on the very first episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” But did his team forget to tell Stephen Colbert?
The head of the largest federation of labor unions on Tuesday called Donald Trump’s recent statements on immigration dangerous. “Because when one of the leading candidates for one of the parties talks in an un-American, racist way, it starts to become mainstream, racism can never become mainstream,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
By Ginger Gibson and Erin McPike
WASHINGTON – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has raised eyebrows by arguing that potential undocumented immigrants could be tracked like FedEx packages. But was it just a punch line from the Newt Gingrich playbook?
“I guess some people object to powerful depictions of awesome ladies,” Amy Poehler’s character on the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation once commented.