The 2020 Presidential Race Review, Episode 3

The 2020 Presidential Race Review, Episode 3

Highlights from episode 3 of The 2020 Presidential Race Review. Host Jessica Kwong and historian and Columbia University lecturer David Eisenbach unpack the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on President Donald Trump’s strong economy talking point, Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s basement campaign strategy, the New York primary and more. Aired in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island and the Bronx in June and July 2020.

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The 2020 Presidential Race Review, Episode 2

The 2020 Presidential Race Review, Episode 2

Highlights from episode 2 of The 2020 Presidential Race Review. Host Jessica Kwong, Republican speechwriter Lisa Schiffren, and historian and Columbia University lecturer David Eisenbach discuss Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Michael Bloomberg and Amy Klobuchar. Aired in May 2020 in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island and the Bronx.

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The 2020 Presidential Race Review, Episode 1

The 2020 Presidential Race Review, Episode 1

Highlights from episode 1 of The 2020 Presidential Race Review. Host Jessica Kwong, New York City Council Member Andy King and Republican speechwriter Lisa Schiffren discuss Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Michael Bloomberg, Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer. Aired in April 2020 in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

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Donald Trump at two years: Promises made, kept and broken from border wall to trade deals

Donald Trump at two years: Promises made, kept and broken from border wall to trade deals

President Donald Trump’s slogan at rallies during the midterm elections was: “Promises made, promises kept.” At the two-year mark of his presidency on Sunday, Trump has indeed kept some of his promises—but failed to deliver on others. Only last week, Trump claimed that he is doing exactly what he promised to do. “For decades, politicians promised to secure the border, fix our trade deals, bring back our factories, get tough on China, move the Embassy…

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Is it too soon for tourists to return to Puerto Rico?

Is it too soon for tourists to return to Puerto Rico?

A year and a few months after hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, I wondered if the time was right to visit. I knew my tourist dollars would go toward a good cause and help with recovery, but questions about safety, electricity and accessibility made me hesitant to book what is one of the easiest Caribbean islands to travel to. With a little bit of research, I gathered that most of the capital, San…

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What is Jared Kushner “shielding?” DHS to disclose any role he played in renewing EB-5

What is Jared Kushner “shielding?” DHS to disclose any role he played in renewing EB-5

A judge has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to send a representative to a hearing on the status of a public records lawsuit the watchdog group Democracy Forward filed against the Trump administration. The lawsuit centers on a request for documents that could disclose any possible involvement President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had in renewals of the EB-5 investor visa program. The order was granted Monday after various agencies refused to provide documents by…

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Ivanka Trump was more than complicit in Obama equal pay rollback—she had a hand in it, watchdog alleges

Ivanka Trump was more than complicit in Obama equal pay rollback—she had a hand in it, watchdog alleges

First daughter Ivanka Trump was not simply complicit in supporting the Trump administration’s rollback of an Obama-era equal pay rule exactly a year ago—she had a hand in the decision, according to the watchdog group Democracy Forward, which based its claim on documents it received through the Freedom of Information Act after it sued the Office of Management and Budget. The emails and calendar entries Democracy Forward recently received, and which Newsweek obtained, show that Trump’s chief of staff…

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Melania Trump’s parents used “chain migration” that president says brings “truly evil” people to U.S.

Melania Trump’s parents used “chain migration” that president says brings “truly evil” people to U.S.

After much sidestepping, a lawyer representing Melania Trump’s parents has confirmed that they obtained U.S. citizenship on Thursday through “chain migration,” an immigration program that allows U.S. citizens to sponsor immediate family members for legal residency and that President Donald Trump has repeatedly said he wants to end. Michael Wildes, the lawyer for the first lady’s parents Viktor and Amalija Knavs, would not comment when reporters outside the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in New York…

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I escaped MS-13, then my child and I were locked up under Obama

I escaped MS-13, then my child and I were locked up under Obama

After President Donald Trump discontinued his much-criticized policy of separating minors who illegally cross the border with their parents, the administration announced families would once again be detained together in U.S. custody before being released. But the centers for detaining migrant families have faced longstanding criticism, and are not new under the Trump administration. Prior administrations, including that of President Barack Obama, also housed children and parents together in detention centers. Angelina Marquez fled death threats…

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