As Congress debates legislative solutions for Puerto Rico's financial crisis, new reports indicate that the island's child poverty rate is worse than previously feared and that migration is increasing.
Supports to a bridge crumble in Iowa City, Iowa, in a photo taken on September 15, 2014. The long-deteriorating infrastructure of the United States is repaired and maintained with tax funds, much of which are currently being withheld in offshore accounts by large corporations long-overdue in paying their share.
Congressman Tim Murphy (GOP PA) represents a coalition of international drug cartels in his attempt to deny patients and prisoners the right to refuse medication. He also seeks to deny those suspected of 'mental illness' access to the courts, reminiscent of the Stalinist form of political punishment.
Speaker Paul Ryan is holding a special meeting with Republicans to discuss the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). Ahead of the Republican special session, the religious development group Jubilee USA sent a letter from its executive director advocating passage with key changes.