The U.S. has almost completely stopped issuing visas to Iraqis who worked for American forces as translators. Only two Iraqi translators received U.S. visas last year, compared with 325 in 2016. Hundreds of interpreters have been killed by militants since 2003.
Conservative operatives allied with the White House say they have compiled “fireable” information on “several hundred” journalists and their families that they will use to discredit news organizations they deem hostile to the president. The group has already released anti-Semitic social media posts by Tom Wright-Piersanti, a 32-year-old New York Times politics editor, made while he was in college.
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson has lost at least five advertisers in the past two weeks after calling the threat of white supremacy “a hoax” in the aftermath of the El Paso mass shooting. Carlson, who has also said immigration makes the U.S. “poorer and dirtier,” has gone from a high of 36 paid ads per episode in October 2018 to 15 in August 2019.
The minimum wage for restaurant servers and other tipped employees is less than $5 per hour in 36 states. About 4.4 million U.S. workers rely on tips to make a living, two-thirds of them women, and many have to frequently work double and triple shifts to make ends meet.