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Single-Family Home Construction Slowed More Than Expected in February Economy
Single-Family Home Construction Slowed More Than Expected in February
2019-03-27 00:06:52
by Dan McCue

Construction of new single-family homes dropped more than expected in February, surpassing an 18-month low, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Last month, so-called "housing starts" slumped 8.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.16 million units -- down from... Read More

Trump Administration Presses Court to Strike Down Affordable Care Act Health
Trump Administration Presses Court to Strike Down Affordable Care Act
2019-03-26 23:55:37
by Dan McCue

The Trump administration told a federal appeals court Monday night that it believes the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down as unconstitutional. In a letter filed in the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, the Justice Department said it... Read More

State Policies Might Keep Stroke Patients From the Care They Need Health
State Policies Might Keep Stroke Patients From the Care They Need

WASHINGTON — When Hollywood actor Luke Perry suffered what would be a fatal stroke last month, he was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, one of only 178 hospitals in the country licensed to provide a key advanced... Read More

Lawmakers Urge Supreme Court to Leave Redistricting to Congress Supreme Court
Lawmakers Urge Supreme Court to Leave Redistricting to Congress

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court hears oral arguments Tuesday in two partisan gerrymandering cases that could scramble congressional districts and change the way states redraw maps after the 2020 Census, marking the second consecutive year the justices will consider the... Read More

12 Defendants Plead Not Guilty in College Admissions Bribery Scandal Education
12 Defendants Plead Not Guilty in College Admissions Bribery Scandal

A dozen defendants pleaded not guilty Monday in the college admissions cheating scandal — three of them linked to bribes allegedly paid by actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. The court cameos came after Yale announced that a student whose... Read More

US Starts Small With ‘Smart Walls’ to Protect Mexican Border Immigration
US Starts Small With ‘Smart Walls’ to Protect Mexican Border

SAN DIEGO — Deep in the Otay Mountain Wilderness, there is no wall. The only boundary between the U.S. and Mexico is a section of barbed-wire fence in a pastoral valley. And miles and miles of treacherous terrain. It’s a... Read More

Shut Out of California’s Legal Marijuana Market, Indian Tribes Pursue Sales on Their Own Land Regulation
Shut Out of California’s Legal Marijuana Market, Indian Tribes Pursue Sales on Their Own Land

The legalization of recreational marijuana in California left American Indians out in the cold. Proposition 64, approved by voters in 2016, lets local governments decide whether to allow cannabis dispensaries to operate within their jurisdictions. But it made no provisions... Read More

‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy May Prompt More Illegal Border Crossings Immigration
‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy May Prompt More Illegal Border Crossings

SAN DIEGO — Three months into the Department of Homeland Security’s new program that requires asylum-seeking migrants to wait in Mexico until their U.S. immigration hearings, experts said the policy may encourage illegal border crossings. This past week, migrants rushed... Read More

Trump’s Sanctions Staff Dwindles Even as US Expands Economic War Foreign Affairs
Trump’s Sanctions Staff Dwindles Even as US Expands Economic War

WASHINGTON — The U.S. office in charge of financial sanctions, President Donald Trump’s favorite weapon against American adversaries, risks being hobbled by staff departures because of management turmoil and growing private-sector demand for its expertise. Trump has nearly doubled the... Read More

In a Vast, Dust-Swept Landscape, Islamic State Caliphate Ends in Rubble and Wreckage Foreign Affairs
In a Vast, Dust-Swept Landscape, Islamic State Caliphate Ends in Rubble and Wreckage

BEIRUT — Its militants believed they would conquer Rome, Paris and Washington. It sought to smash the century-old borders that defined the Middle East, and create a project whose central slogan was “Enduring and expanding.” Instead, the culmination of that... Read More

Torres Small Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Address Rural Doctor Shortages Health
Torres Small Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Address Rural Doctor Shortages
2019-03-22 22:07:59
by Dan McCue

Last week, Representative Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., introduced The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019 (H.R. 1763), which she and her bipartisan cosponsors say will take definitive steps toward reducing nationwide physician shortages, with an emphasis in rural areas. The bill... Read More

Replacing The Electoral College Won't Be Easy And Will Require Lots of Soul-Searching Elections
Replacing The Electoral College Won't Be Easy And Will Require Lots of Soul-Searching
2019-03-22 21:40:22
by Dan McCue

This week Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made the biggest splash of her nascent presidential campaign by suggesting during a CNN town hall in Mississippi that the Electoral College should be retired and replaced by a popular-vote system that would ensure... Read More

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