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As Trump Threatens to Close Border, Experts Warn of Billions in Economic Damage Economy
As Trump Threatens to Close Border, Experts Warn of Billions in Economic Damage

WASHINGTON — When the Trump administration abruptly shuttered the San Ysidro border crossing for five hours on the Sunday after Thanksgiving following a skirmish with a group of migrants, holiday traffic snarled for hours south of San Diego. Businesses on... Read More

Poll Finds Most Likely Democratic Primary Voters Want to Back Coalition Builder 2020 Elections
Poll Finds Most Likely Democratic Primary Voters Want to Back Coalition Builder
2019-04-01 22:18:12
by Dan McCue

A majority of likely Democratic primary voters want above all else in 2020 to beat President Donald Trump and say the way to do it is by supporting a centrist candidate with broad appeal rather than one trying to move... Read More

Federal Judge Restores Obama Ban on Oil Drilling in Arctic Waters Environment
Federal Judge Restores Obama Ban on Oil Drilling in Arctic Waters
2019-04-01 16:14:19
by Dan McCue

A federal judge on Friday night reinstated an Obama-era ban on oil-and-gas drilling in vast swaths of the Arctic Ocean, holding President Donald Trump exceeded his authority in attempting to overturn it. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason... Read More

Unaccompanied Children Stuck in Tijuana, Hoping to Reach US Immigration
Unaccompanied Children Stuck in Tijuana, Hoping to Reach US

Some migrant children who traveled alone up to the U.S. border have not been allowed to request asylum despite assurances from federal immigration officials that they prioritize unaccompanied minors. As a result, a backlog of children waiting to ask the... Read More

Diplomats, Washington Skittish on Maduro’s Downfall in Venezuela Foreign Affairs
Diplomats, Washington Skittish on Maduro’s Downfall in Venezuela

WASHINGTON — The excitement in some U.S. and foreign diplomatic circles about the rise of Juan Guaido and an expectation for the fall of Nicolas Maduro has been replaced by frustration over the Venezuelan leader’s staying power and concerns about... Read More

US Judge Throws Out Trump’s Arctic Oil Leasing Order Environment
US Judge Throws Out Trump’s Arctic Oil Leasing Order

President Donald Trump’s attempt to restore oil and gas leasing in U.S. waters was blocked by a federal judge in Alaska in a victory for environmentalists who argued that offshore drilling isn’t worth the risk. U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason... Read More

Single-Payer Health Care Systems Are No Easier in the States Health
Single-Payer Health Care Systems Are No Easier in the States

WASHINGTON — The hurdles for a government-run, single-payer health care system are amplified at the state level, where universal coverage ambitions are hampered by politics, costs and federal restrictions. These realities ultimately undercut efforts in two of the nation’s most... Read More

San Francisco Could Become the First US City to Eliminate New HIV Infections Health
San Francisco Could Become the First US City to Eliminate New HIV Infections

  SAN FRANCISCO — In a different city, in a different decade, the news would have changed David’s life forever. Instead the graduate student, who dreams of some day acting and teaching, told himself one thing as he waited for... Read More

Third Way Says Congress Must Ensure Higher Ed Meets Need of Hard-Working Students Education
Third Way Says Congress Must Ensure Higher Ed Meets Need of Hard-Working Students
2019-03-30 00:38:19
by Dan McCue

The public policy think tank Third Way has thrown its support behind the PROTECT Students Act, a bill introduced this week by Senators Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., that seeks to hold colleges, for-profit schools, and other institutions... Read More

Congressional Delegation Secures New Hampshire Additional $11.9 Million in Opioid Funds Opioids
Congressional Delegation Secures New Hampshire Additional $11.9 Million in Opioid Funds
2019-03-30 00:16:11
by Dan McCue

New Hampshire will receive an additional $11.9 million to address the state's opioid crisis thanks to the willingness of the Granite State's congressional delegation to reach across the aisle and seek bipartisan support for the infusion of federal funding. New... Read More

Cunningham Champions Bipartisan Push to Ban Offshore Drilling Expansion Environment
Cunningham Champions Bipartisan Push to Ban Offshore Drilling Expansion
2019-03-30 00:11:07
by Dan McCue

First-term Representative Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., this week introduced legislation aimed at banning offshore oil and gas exploration on the eastern seaboard and Pacific Coast. Offshore oil and gas exploration has been a hot-button issue in South Carolina and many other... Read More

Study Asks, What If Postsecondary Graduation Rates Mirrored High School Completion? Education
Study Asks, What If Postsecondary Graduation Rates Mirrored High School Completion?
2019-03-30 00:08:24
by Dan McCue

A recent study by Third Way, an independent and centrist think tank based in Washington, DC, focuses on the potential economic and personal benefits that would be attained if policies were enacted to push the rate of postsecondary completion up... Read More

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