"Those who follow the issue closely know that Trump is deeply hostile to Social Security. The hostility is clear from his statements before running for president and his actions once in office. Trump's recent declaration that, if reelected, he will permanently "terminate" the payroll contributions which fund Social Security is consistent with many past Trump statements. His obsession with ending those Social Security contributions is also in accord with a threat he made in July to veto the next COVID-19 relief package if it didn't cut Social Security's dedicated revenue. When even congressional Republicans refused to buckle to his veto threat, accurately labeling the move a raid on Social Security, Trump did what he does so often. He decided he would find a way to do it on his own. He took the unprecedented, alarming step of unilaterally deferring a portion of Social Security's insurance contributions.
The Pentagon has ordered the Stars and Stripes newspaper to shut down after 159 years in circulation for military service members, according to a memo obtained by USA Today on Friday. read more
The Trump administration is ordering a halt on evictions nationwide through December for people who have lost work during the pandemic and don't have other good housing options. read more
President Donald Trump closed out the last night of the Republican National Convention with a lengthy, falsehood-laden speech that put partisan politics on full display at the White House and painted his opponent Joe Biden's agenda as "extreme." read more
Vice President Mike Pence used his convention speech on Wednesday to rail against his predecessor, Joe Biden, and the woman he will face on the debate stage this fall, Sen. Kamala Harris. With Fort McHenry in Baltimore as his backdrop, Pence warned that a Biden administration would threaten American freedoms and crumble the nation's economy. In making that case, Pence deployed several inaccurate or questionable claims. Here are a few of them: