The Week in Review
Comcast on Friday called off its bid for Time Warner Cable in the face of skeptical regulators and criticism by Sen. Bernie Sanders and others. At a rally on Monday and on the Senate floor throughout the week, Sanders led the fight to block a jobs-killing trade deal. Sanders on Thursday spoke at a strike staged by congressional contractor workers to support their call for a living wage. On Earth Day on Wednesday, Sanders proposed legislation to take tax breaks away from the fossil fuel industry.
Trade Deal Must be Defeated
Sen. Bernie Sanders this weekend is stepping up a campaign to defeat a job-killing, 12-nation trade deal. “All of the multinational corporations believe this is a great agreement, for good reasons. They're going to make a whole lot of money out of that,” Sanders said.
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Agenda for America
- Nepal Quake: A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets a day after a massive earthquake left at least 2,100 people dead. The United States is sending a disaster response team and $1 million in aid to Nepal. Secretary of State John Kerry says USAID is preparing to deploy the disaster assistance response team and is activating an urban search and rescue team, AP reported.