Melody Ridoloso

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Trump administration cancels immigration benefits for 5K people

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday canceled immigration benefits for nearly 5,300 Nicaraguan nationals who are in the United States, …

House votes to bring tax overhaul to conference with Senate

The House on Monday evening approved a motion to go to conference with the Senate on tax legislation, as Republicans move toward formally reconciling …

House votes to kill Democrat's resolution to impeach Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to kill a resolution from a liberal Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump as a majority of Democrats joined Republicans in opposing the move.<p>Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said Trump had associated his presidency with causes rooted …

Did James Comey cost Hillary Clinton the 2016 election: A guide to the debate

A pair of political science professors are out with a seemingly significant study: Despite Hillary Clinton saying she would be president if not for James B. Comey — and FiveThirtyEight, among others, lending credence to that claim — “We don’t think so,” declare Costas Panagopoulos and Aaron …

Government

2016 Vs. 2012: How Trump's Win And Clinton's Votes Stack Up To Romney And Obama

Last week, election results from all states were finally certified. While most headlines focused on Hillary Clinton’s 2.8 million popular votes lead over Donald Trump, the results also debunked claims that had been circulating over the past few weeks.<p>Contrary to early reports, Trump ended up …

Government

Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

TeaserIn this study, we analyze both mainstream and social media coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election. We document that the …

Journalism

Reading Clerk Steals Spotlight in Impeachment Show

To say the word or spell it out? Susan Cole chose to spell one choice word out<p>The latest testament to how unusual this year in Congress has been came …

Are GOP Senators Wiping Out Tax Breaks For Corporations?

A massive corporate tax cut is at the center of the Republican tax overhaul, in both the House and the Senate bills.<p>But as lawmakers race to iron out the differences between the two bills, they will have to deal with a massive wrinkle that could greatly weaken many of the bill's benefits for …

'Their patience had worn incredibly thin': How the dam broke on Al Franken

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly three weeks after sexual harassment allegations first emerged against Sen. Al Franken, a wave of Democratic senators — in coordination and following a flurry of text messages and phone calls — called for his resignation in rapid succession Wednesday morning.<p>Starting around 11:30 a.m. …

Al Franken

Trump takes to Twitter to criticize FBI, special prosecutor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a rush of weekend tweets taking aim at targets old and new, President Donald Trump criticized the FBI and raised questions about the special prosecutor's investigation into Russian election meddling and possible ties to his campaign.<p>The Twitter storm — more than a dozen …

Billy Bush: Yes, Donald Trump, You Said That

He said it. “Grab ’em by the pussy.”<p>Of course he said it. And we laughed along, without a single doubt that this was hypothetical hot air from America’s highest-rated bloviator. Along with Donald Trump and me, there were seven other guys present on the bus at the time, and every single one of us …

Supreme Court collegium recommends appointment of 44 judges in 6 HCs; 19 lawyers elevated

<b>New Delhi:</b> The Supreme Court collegium has recommended the appointment of 25 additional judges as permanent judges in five high courts and elevated …

Another Way Trump Will Get Us Killed: Moving U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

The White House says that the US is preparing to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize that city as Israel’s capital instead of Tel Aviv. It is …

PLO Washington Office Cancels Christmas Party Over Jerusalem Announcement

(JTA) — The Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington, D.C., canceled its Christmas reception due to President Trump’s expected …

Most Welfare Dollars Don’t Go Directly To Poor People Anymore

Twenty years after President Bill Clinton fulfilled his vow to “end welfare as we know it,” it’s fair to say: mission accomplished. The old U.S. …

Visa Shortage Spurs Vacancies, for Jobs, at a Tourist Getaway

Mackinac Island has a permanent population of about 500 people and just as many horses, but no cars. From May to October, the picturesque Michigan getaway relies on about 3,000 workers to power its economic engine: summer tourism.<p>Historically, up to a third of those workers are foreigners, …

Summer employers hired American amid Trump visa squeeze

What happens when guest-worker visas run out?<p>President Donald Trump’s harsh criticism of immigration programs and Congress’ refusal to lift a cap on work visas meant many seasonal businesses had to hire American this summer — and pay their workers more.<p>That's good news for Trump, for U.S. workers, …

Immigration

Centrist Democrats begin pushing back against Bernie Sanders, liberal wing

The high-profile stars of the Democratic Party’s populist wing have steered the agenda their way on Capitol Hill this year, but the fight over the party’s direction is far from settled.<p>As the party faces great expectations of big gains in the 2018 midterm elections, Democratic centrists are …

Middle-class

Obama to re-emerge in ‘delicate dance’ with Dems

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaPatagonia files suit against Trump cuts to Utah monuments Former Dem Tenn. gov to launch Senate bid: …

CNN

The 'nasty' mayor matching President Trump at his own aggressive media game

It started as a plea for help amid the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but rapidly escalated into an unprecedented media war between a city mayor and the most powerful man on Earth.<p>For almost a fortnight the world's press has been gripped by the increasingly acrimonious exchanges between …

Caribbean
Ri Yong-ho

Poll: Latinos' Racism Concerns Grow, Expectations of Trump Drop

Sep.25.2017 / 10:04 PM ET<p>PHOENIX -- A new poll released Monday by Latino Victory Project, a Democratic group, shows Latinos feel increased concern about racism and that President Donald Trump is doing a worse job than they expected.<p>Results from the poll, conducted by Latino Decisions, show that …

Lindsey Graham Perpetuated A Damaging Myth About Planned Parenthood At Health Care Debate

Senate Republicans are rushing to vote on the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill by September 30 and, if it passes, it will be disastrous for women's …

Trump Used Fake Missile Launch to Try and Create Second Nuclear War Crisis

Not content with one nuclear war-themed foreign crisis, President Donald Trump decided over the weekend to try and get a second one going.<p>After …

Clinton Rips Trump, GOP for 'Rank Hypocrisy' Following Kushner Email Reports

Who would have thought a year ago that we would be talking about Jared Kushner's emails and not Hillary Clinton's? But here we are.<p>President Donald …

Donald Trump brands Princess Diana "crazy" but says he 'would have slept with her anyway' in newly-surfaced audio

Donald Trump branded Princess Diana "crazy" but claimed he 'would have had sex with her anyway' in newly-surfaced audio of a radio interview.<p>The …

Puerto Rico's governor begs the federal government for help after Hurricane Maria Video

Gov. Ricardo Rosello said the hurricane caused a "humanitarian disaster involving 3.4 million U.S. citizens."

Caribbean

What It Really Means When Black People Who Protest Are Called 'Ungrateful'

To be black and to be conscious and to have a voice flies in the face of white supremacy.<p>So, over the weekend, this happened:<p>In a series of tweets posted Sunday, Donald Trump, The President of the United States of America, condemned the protests of black athletes like Colin Kaepernick during the …