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ICE Detention Facilities Don’t Meet National Standards, Report Says Immigration
ICE Detention Facilities Don’t Meet National Standards, Report Says

WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement does a poor job of managing its detention facilities that hold tens of thousands of immigrants awaiting hearings, rarely holds contractors accountable for lapsed standards and informally grants too many waivers to allow ... Read More

Data Shows the US Quietly Transitioning to an Electrified Future Energy
Data Shows the US Quietly Transitioning to an Electrified Future
2019-02-02 01:24:46
by Michael Cheng

In the US, the automotive sector is gearing up for a disruptive, electrified future. The future of gas-powered cars is at risk, due to the proliferation of sustainable, battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs). Data published by Inside EVs indicate a sharp... Read More

The Irreversible Turmoil of the Government Shutdown Economy
The Irreversible Turmoil of the Government Shutdown
2019-02-02 01:24:29
by Tyrone Townsend

The government shutdown was a tremendous burden for America to bear. The number of federal workers that suffered during the 35-day long haul was 800,000. Some 450,000 were required to come into work without pay. More than 42,000 United States... Read More

PGPF Analysis Shows Government Shutdown Has Direct Negative Impact on American Confidence Spotlight
PGPF Analysis Shows Government Shutdown Has Direct Negative Impact on American Confidence
2019-02-01 16:09:51
by TWN Staff

This week the Peter G. Peterson Foundation issued its regular Fiscal Confidence Index for the month of January, and the findings were troubling. The report, modeled after the Consumer Confidence Index and fielded in the final days before the government... Read More

National Parks Tally Shutdown Damage Public Lands
National Parks Tally Shutdown Damage

In Death Valley, piles of human feces and hunks of what rangers call “toilet paper flowers” were left scattered around the desert. At Joshua Tree, officials found about 24 miles of unauthorized new trails... Read More

Lawmakers Uneasy About Using Military Money and Active-Duty Troops at Border National Security
Lawmakers Uneasy About Using Military Money and Active-Duty Troops at Border

With more than 2,300 U.S. troops still stationed at the southern border, lawmakers pressed Defense Department officials Tuesday to defend the deployment of active-duty members and asked whether President Trump plans on declaring a national emergency so he can use ... Read More

Corporate Rate Increase Could Hinder Economic Growth, CBO Director Says Budget
Corporate Rate Increase Could Hinder Economic Growth, CBO Director Says

Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall said raising the corporate income tax rate as many Democrats want to do could slow down economic growth and wage increases. Read More

The First Step Act Set to Unshackle Women in the Prison System Health
The First Step Act Set to Unshackle Women in the Prison System
2019-01-30 00:20:06
by Maria Volkova

A number of provisions in the First Step Act, signed into law by President Trump last month, are going to make the lives of federally incarcerated females a little less burdensome. The bill, which passed through the... Read More

Failure to Resolve U.S.-China Trade Dispute Could Lead to a Global Recession Trade
Failure to Resolve U.S.-China Trade Dispute Could Lead to a Global Recession
2019-01-29 23:16:44
by HJ Mai

Cabinet-level delegations from the U.S. and China will meet in Washington, D.C. starting Wednesday for a pivotal round of negotiations to resolve the ongoing trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. Read More

Immigrants Affected by Government Shutdown Could Wait Years for New Day in Court Immigration
Immigrants Affected by Government Shutdown Could Wait Years for New Day in Court

Alfredo and Claudia Valdez were an hour and a half into their drive from Bakersfield to a Los Angeles federal courtroom, brimming with expectation that a judge there would finally declare them legal United States residents. Read More

Government Shutdown Cost US Economy at Least $6 Billion, Analysis Says Economy
Government Shutdown Cost US Economy at Least $6 Billion, Analysis Says

President Donald Trump’s pointless government shutdown came to an end — but it cost the U.S. economy at least $6 billion, according to an analysis by S&P Global Ratings. Read More

Tax Preparers Warn Your Refund May Be Smaller Than Usual This Year. Here’s Why In The News
Tax Preparers Warn Your Refund May Be Smaller Than Usual This Year. Here’s Why

Doing your taxes isn’t just about placing the correct numbers in the boxes of a form and then, as many hope, collecting a refund. There’s also how you feel about your taxes. “It’s a very emotional transaction,” ... Read More

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