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Republican health project comes to light

 06/22/2017 - 16:33
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (r) is surrounded by the press on his way to his office upon arrival at the Capitol in Washington DC, USA, today, June 22, 2017. EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

A tax Reform Disguised as Health Care Law

 06/21/2017 - 18:25
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Instead of working with Democrats in a bipartisan way to improve our current health care system, Republicans passed a bill that would allow insurers to bring back discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
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[OP-ED] Bob Casey - US Senator for Pennsylvania
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Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell (R), with colleagues from Wyoming John Barrasso (left) and from Texas John Cornyn (right), talk about the American Health Care Act (AHCA) during a press conference in Capitol Hill, Washington DC.

Democrats lose an iconic battle in Georgia

 06/21/2017 - 12:37
Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives, during an election party for her candidacy today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. EFE/Branden Camp
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Republican Karen Handel declared herself the winner in the special election in Georgia, in what many posed as an assessment bout of Donald Trump's approval.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives, during an election party for her candidacy today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. EFE/Branden Camp

Latino kids back with mom after her release by Border Patrol

 06/20/2017 - 17:49
Photo provided on June 20, 2017 showing Mexican Rosenda Perez (C) next to her older son Francisco Duarte Jr., after being freed just a sort distance from the international border crossing with Mexico in San Ysidro, San Diego, California, United States on June 19, 2017. EFE/David Maung

Rosenda Perez was freed on bail and will continue the legal process at home with her four Duarte children, who stayed home alone for over a month after their parents were detained by ICE agents in front of their house.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:45pm
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Photo provided on June 20, 2017 showing Mexican Rosenda Perez (C) next to her older son Francisco Duarte Jr., after being freed just a sort distance from the international border crossing with Mexico in San Ysidro, San Diego, California, United States on June 19, 2017. EFE/David Maung

Due to a health problem, he preferred to seek sanctuary before being deported

 06/13/2017 - 14:46
David Chávez-Macias (r) and his wife. Source: https://www.gannett-cdn.com
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David Chávez-Macias sought refuge at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in northern Nevada, after learning he could be deported.

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
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David Chávez-Macias (r) and his wife. Source: https://www.gannett-cdn.com

Comey: “I was fired because of the Russia investigation”

 06/08/2017 - 17:14
Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee at the Senate building in Washington, DC, USA, today, June 8, 2017. EFE/SHAWN THEW
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Highlights from the testimony of former FBI director James Comey in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee today.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee at the Senate building in Washington, DC, USA, today, June 8, 2017. EFE/SHAWN THEW

[OP-ED]: The messy reality of global warming

 06/07/2017 - 10:10
Based on present technology and knowledge, we don’t know how to solve global warming. There is no obvious way to eliminate our pervasive dependence on fossil fuels without plunging the world into a prolonged depression and inviting widespread civil strife. 
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There was no need for President Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement to achieve his goal of overturning the Obama administration’s global warming policy. This had already occurred through court rulings and executive orders, which effectively halted higher vehicle fuel economy standards (up to 54.5 miles per gallon) and ended the Clean Power Plan program, which pushed electric utilities to shift away from coal.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 9:45am
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Based on present technology and knowledge, we don’t know how to solve global warming. There is no obvious way to eliminate our pervasive dependence on fossil fuels without plunging the world into a prolonged depression and inviting widespread civil strife. 

[OP-ED]: Preparing for the next panic -- or not

 06/06/2017 - 17:15
The “American economy will need a coordinated response, particularly if the entire financial system suffers a panic or lack of liquidity.” Bankruptcy judges cannot provide this response. It is best left to the Treasury, Federal Reserve and FDIC.
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When the next financial crisis hits -- an event that may be years or decades away -- we will learn whether this Congress and the president drew the right lessons from the 2008-09 financial crisis. Congress is arguing over whether government can avoid “bailouts” of large financial institutions and still prevent a full-blown crisis. With all of President Trump’s trials and tribulations, hardly anyone is paying attention.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
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The “American economy will need a coordinated response, particularly if the entire financial system suffers a panic or lack of liquidity.” Bankruptcy judges cannot provide this response. It is best left to the Treasury, Federal Reserve and FDIC.

Republican healthcare plan will cost 23 million people their coverage, CBO says

 05/25/2017 - 03:55
Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaking to the media, in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 18 May 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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The healthcare reform proposed by President Donald Trump to "repeal and replace" ObamaCare, and which was narrowly approved by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, would leave 23 million people without healthcare coverage over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:45am
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Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaking to the media, in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 18 May 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Mexico: Cancelling NAFTA would be lost opportunity for 3 countries

 05/24/2017 - 02:29
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland (C), poses for the media with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Luis Videgaray (L), and Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo (R), after a meeting in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 23, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman
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Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Tuesday that cancelling the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement would be a "lost opportunity" for the US, Canada and Mexico, but he reiterated that his country is "ready" for negotiations to update it.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:15am
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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland (C), poses for the media with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Luis Videgaray (L), and Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo (R), after a meeting in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 23, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman