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Sharing Info on Potential Sponsors of Unaccompanied Children Stalled Border Funding Immigration
Sharing Info on Potential Sponsors of Unaccompanied Children Stalled Border Funding

WASHINGTON — After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said May 16 that she hoped the emerging disaster aid supplemental would also carry funding to care for children and families pouring over the border in record numbers, it seemed like a fait... Read More

Illinois House Passes Sweeping Abortion Rights Bill After Emotional Floor Debate Illinois
Illinois House Passes Sweeping Abortion Rights Bill After Emotional Floor Debate

CHICAGO — After a lengthy and emotional debate, the Illinois House passed a controversial abortion rights bill Tuesday that opponents characterized as extreme but supporters say is necessary to protect women as several states enact more restrictive laws. The bill... Read More

Nonprofit Group Seeks Sanctions Against Immigration Agency Immigration
Nonprofit Group Seeks Sanctions Against Immigration Agency
2019-05-28 21:38:23
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A national civil rights group is asking a federal judge in Colorado to sanction U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE for “atrocious litigation conduct.” The federal agency is requiring the nonprofit organization to do a... Read More

State Attorneys General Boost U.S. House Payday Lender Bill U.S. House
State Attorneys General Boost U.S. House Payday Lender Bill
2019-05-28 21:35:06
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Twenty-five state attorneys general are giving a boost to a bill introduced in Congress this month that seeks to rein in excessive interest rates on payday loans. The attorneys general filed a comment letter with the Consumer Financial... Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Portion of Indiana Abortion Law on Fetal Remains Supreme Court
Supreme Court Upholds Portion of Indiana Abortion Law on Fetal Remains
2019-05-28 21:31:19
by Dan McCue

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the portion of an Indiana law signed by Vice President Mike Pence during his tenure as governor that requires fetal remains from abortions be buried or cremated. The ruling partially reversed an earlier... Read More

House Democrats Push for Bipartisan Working Group on Net Neutrality Net Neutrality
House Democrats Push for Bipartisan Working Group on Net Neutrality
2019-05-28 21:27:58
by Dan McCue

Nearly 50 Democratic House members have signed a letter seeking the formation of a bipartisan working group to draft compromise legislation that would restore at least some form of net neutrality. The 47 signers of the letter to Speaker Nancy... Read More

Another Conservative Republican Blocks Disaster Aid Bill in the House Political News
Another Conservative Republican Blocks Disaster Aid Bill in the House
2019-05-28 21:22:44
by Dan McCue

For the second time in five days, a conservative Republican member of the House has blocked a long overdue $19 billion disaster bill. Representative Thomas Massie, R-Ky., said that if Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders had thought the... Read More

When an Engine Ripped Off a DC-10 at O’Hare It Killed 273 People, and Changed Air Travel Forever Transportation
When an Engine Ripped Off a DC-10 at O’Hare It Killed 273 People, and Changed Air Travel Forever

CHICAGO — As 258 passengers filed on to American Airlines Flight 191 at O’Hare International Airport the Friday before Memorial Day in 1979, nothing suggested that they would never reach Los Angeles. They would have listened to the flight attendant... Read More

Billions at Stake as Trump’s Diversion of Border Resources Puts the Squeeze on Business Trade
Billions at Stake as Trump’s Diversion of Border Resources Puts the Squeeze on Business

PHARR, Texas — Luis A. Bazan looks at his port of entry nestled up against the Mexican city of Reynosa and sees a maze of 18-wheelers mostly stuck, waiting and waiting before creeping along the highway that links north and... Read More

Trump’s Still-Murky Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan Already Meeting Stiff Opposition Foreign Affairs
Trump’s Still-Murky Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan Already Meeting Stiff Opposition

WASHINGTON — After numerous false starts, the Trump administration is finally preparing to unveil its long-promised Mideast peace plan in coming weeks, and initial indications suggest it is aimed at pleasing Israel while offering financial incentives to the Palestinians but... Read More

Illinois Voters to Decide Whether to OK Graduated Income Tax Plan Taxes
Illinois Voters to Decide Whether to OK Graduated Income Tax Plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In a historic vote, the Illinois House on Monday agreed to ask voters to change the 1970 state constitution by authorizing a graduated-rate tax based on the size of income and repealing the currently mandated flat-rate income... Read More

Texas Secretary of State Resigns After Error-Filled Voting Probe Voting
Texas Secretary of State Resigns After Error-Filled Voting Probe

AUSTIN, Texas — Shortly before the Texas Senate’s closing gavel ended his term as secretary of state, David Whitley delivered his letter of resignation, “effective immediately,” to Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday afternoon. Whitley needed Senate confirmation by the end... Read More

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