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Big Texas cities to sue state over recent law prohibiting sanctuary cities

 05/17/2017 - 03:41
Lawmakers representing the cities of Austin, El Paso and Dallas, and representatives for Houston and San Antonio, during a press conference before the Texas capitol, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 16, 2017. EFE/ALEX SEGURA

The new law ratified by Gov. Greg Abbott allows law enforcement officers to ask legally detained or arrested people for their the immigration status and punishes officials who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agencies, including ICE.

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Lawmakers representing the cities of Austin, El Paso and Dallas, and representatives for Houston and San Antonio, during a press conference before the Texas capitol, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 16, 2017. EFE/ALEX SEGURA

Cámara de Representantes aprobó tumbar el "Obamacare"

 05/04/2017 - 14:50
El presidente de la Cámara Baja estadounidense, Paul Ryan (c) momentos antes de la votación que aprobó su proyecto de ley para reemplazar al "Obamacare". EFE.
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Aunque falta que el proyecto sea ratificado en el Senado, se prevé que la "Trumpcare" deje a 14 millones de personas sin seguro médico en su primer año.

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El presidente de la Cámara Baja estadounidense, Paul Ryan (c) momentos antes de la votación que aprobó su proyecto de ley para reemplazar al "Obamacare". EFE.

Derogar Obamacare, la gran promesa y el gran fracaso de los 100 días de Trump

 05/02/2017 - 13:10
Donald Trump, ante una multitud de seguidores, el pasado sábado en Harrisburg en la celebración de sus primeros 100 días en el poder. EFE. 
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Acabar con la ley sanitaria de Barack Obama fue la gran promesa de campaña de Donald Trump, tanto que se ha convertido también en el gran fracaso de sus primeros 100 días en la Presidencia de EE.UU., al haber sido incapaz de alcanzar un acuerdo entre los propios republicanos para cumplir su palabra.

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Donald Trump, ante una multitud de seguidores, el pasado sábado en Harrisburg en la celebración de sus primeros 100 días en el poder. EFE. 

California’s new attorney general, Xavier Becerra, prepares to battle Trump.

 05/01/2017 - 14:04
From left to right, Congressman Xavier Becerra; Senator Elizabeth Warren; Senator Cory Booker; Congressman John Sarbanes Congressman John Delaney (Panelist) on April 6, 2016, at a meeting with  former Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. Photo: US Labor Department/Wikipedia
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 Born in Sacramento, Xavier Becerra is the son of working-class immigrants from Jalisco, Mexico, and the first person in his familiy to graduate from college.

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From left to right, Congressman Xavier Becerra; Senator Elizabeth Warren; Senator Cory Booker; Congressman John Sarbanes Congressman John Delaney (Panelist) on April 6, 2016, at a meeting with  former Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. Photo: US Labor Department/Wikipedia

[OP-ED]: America’s parliamentary disaster

 04/07/2017 - 12:29
For decades, the United States governed itself by a system that favored centrist consensus -- not always wise, to be sure -- whereas our invisible parliamentary system does just the opposite. It empowers the fringes and weakens the center. True, most of our major social and political conflicts have independent origins. But parliamentary politics is making them worse.
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America’s Congress is quietly becoming a European-style parliament -- and the transformation isn’t for the good. Congress is fanning, not defusing, conflict. 

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For decades, the United States governed itself by a system that favored centrist consensus -- not always wise, to be sure -- whereas our invisible parliamentary system does just the opposite. It empowers the fringes and weakens the center. True, most of our major social and political conflicts have independent origins. But parliamentary politics is making them worse.

A House Divided: Why the Republican healthcare bill was doomed and what to do next?

 03/25/2017 - 05:47
US President Donald Trump reacts after Republicans pulled their health care bill from the House floor on Friday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, 24 March 2017, as US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price (L) look on. EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL
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Backing off from their key campaign promise marks a big defeat for both Ryan and the president, who’d pushed hard for the bill and then pressed for a vote on it. Trump is now presenting himself as a bystander to the loss, and Republican voters may well side with him.

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US President Donald Trump reacts after Republicans pulled their health care bill from the House floor on Friday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, 24 March 2017, as US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price (L) look on. EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL

No hay votos suficientes para aprobar plan salud

 03/24/2017 - 13:35
El presidente de la Cámara baja, Paul Ryan (c), camina por la Sala Nacional de las Estatuas en el Capitolio mientras se dirige a una sesión de la Cámara en Washington DC (Estados Unidos) hoy, 24 de marzo de 2017. El presidente, Donald Trump, sigue apostado por su plan de salud y ha forzado su votación hoy en la Cámara de Representantes, donde los conservadores ya han comenzado sus reuniones para tratar de sofocar una rebelión que amenaza la propuesta legislativa. EFE/Shawn Thew
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El presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, el republicano Paul Ryan, acudió hoy a la Casa Blanca para informar al presidente Donald Trump de que no tiene los votos suficientes para que su plan de salud que prevé sustituir la ley sanitaria del expresidente Barack Obama sea aprobado hoy.

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El presidente de la Cámara baja, Paul Ryan (c), camina por la Sala Nacional de las Estatuas en el Capitolio mientras se dirige a una sesión de la Cámara en Washington DC (Estados Unidos) hoy, 24 de marzo de 2017. El presidente, Donald Trump, sigue apostado por su plan de salud y ha forzado su votación hoy en la Cámara de Representantes, donde los conservadores ya han comenzado sus reuniones para tratar de sofocar una rebelión que amenaza la propuesta legislativa. EFE/Shawn Thew

Trump gives ultimatum to House Republicans to vote on healthcare plan

 03/24/2017 - 04:13
Trump demanded House Republicans vote on healthcare plan on Friday. US President Donald J. Trump prepares to greet truck drivers and trucking CEOs on the South Portico prior to their meeting to discuss health care at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 23 March 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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The vote on the bill was previously scheduled for Thursday but the lack of consensus among conservatives has postponed the process. If the legislation fails, there won’t be another effort to make good on the flagship Republican promise to replace Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Trump said.

 

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Trump demanded House Republicans vote on healthcare plan on Friday. 

US President Donald J. Trump prepares to greet truck drivers and trucking CEOs on the South Portico prior to their meeting to discuss health care at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 23 March 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Obama defiende su ley sanitaria antes de votación crucial para desmantelarla

 03/23/2017 - 10:35
El senador demócrata por Connecticut, Chris Murphy, realiza una presentación para esclarecer el plan American Health Care Act, la propuesta de ley de sanidad que busca reemplazar al Obamacare, durante una rueda de prensa en el Capitolio, Washington, Estados Unidos, el pasado 16 de marzo de 2017. EFE/Shawn Thew
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En un extenso comunicado, Obama subraya que su reforma de la sanidad ha permitido a más de 20 millones de estadounidenses contar con un seguro médico. La Cámara de Representantes prevé votar hoy un proyecto defendido por el actual mandatario, Donald Trump, para desmantelar esa reforma.

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El senador demócrata por Connecticut, Chris Murphy, realiza una presentación para esclarecer el plan American Health Care Act, la propuesta de ley de sanidad que busca reemplazar al Obamacare, durante una rueda de prensa en el Capitolio, Washington, Estados Unidos, el pasado 16 de marzo de 2017. EFE/Shawn Thew

Trump, G.O.P struggle to find healthcare votes

 03/22/2017 - 04:00
US President Donald J. Trump (C) and Human Services secretary Tom Price (L) walk to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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President Trump warned recalcitrant House Republicans they could lose their majority in 2018 if they don’t pass the leadership’s health-care bill to dismantle Obamacare on Thursday. But it turns out thousands of his voters benefited from the existing health program.

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US President Donald J. Trump (C) and Human Services secretary Tom Price (L) walk to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

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