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[OP-ED]: In discussing immigration, you might be a racist if ...

 03/27/2017 - 09:35
El presidente del Caucus Legislativo Mexicano Americano (MALC), Rafael Anchia (c), habla durante una conferencia de prensa enfrente del Capitolio en Austin, Texas. En un acto celebrado frente a más de trescientas personas congregadas frente al Capitolio estatal texano legisladores estatales y agrupaciones latinas y afroamericanas pidieron hoy a la legislatura texana que no apruebe proyectos de ley que consideran "racistas". EFE
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With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, I don’t know what makes someone a redneck. But, in the immigration debate, I have a pretty good idea of what makes someone a racist.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 8:15am
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The president of the American Mexican Legislative Caucus (MALC), Rafael Anchia (c), speaks during a press conference in front of the Capitol in Austin, Texas. At a rally held in front of more than 300 people gathered outside the state Capitol, Texas state legislators and Latino and African-American groups today called on the Texas legislature not to pass bills they consider "racist." EFE

[OP-ED]: The national slush fund

 03/27/2017 - 09:29
El presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump (i), y la administradora de los Centros de los programas de seguros de salud Medicare y Medicaid, Seema Verma (d), durante un panel sobre el plan sanitario republicano en la Sala Roosevelt de la Casa Blanca en Washington, Estados Unidos,
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There was bound to be a political commotion when the Trump administration released its 2018 budget.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 8:30am
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President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders on Wednesday redoubled their efforts to try and secure the necessary votes to pass their healthcare reform bill in the House of Representatives later this week.

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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Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 5:30am
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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

State Department Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

 03/24/2017 - 10:44
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Trump continues to deliver on his electoral promises, or at least that's what it looks like.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:30am
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[OP-ED]: Trump’s Latino enablers will be neither forgiven nor forgotten

 03/24/2017 - 09:24
Durante la campaña, Trump trató a la mayor minoría de Estados Unidos como a una piñata a la que aporrearía para entretener a los electores blancos. EFE
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Latinos are much like the Irish. Both came to America as down-on-their-luck Catholic immigrants from failing countries only to be despised when they got here.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 8:30am
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During the campaign, Trump treated America’s largest minority like a pinata that he’d smack to entertain white voters. EFE

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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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 3:15am
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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

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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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 3:30am
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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

[OP-ED]: Making Medicaid great

 03/21/2017 - 14:07
Seema Verma, escucha al vicepresidente de EEUU, Mike Pence, tras tomar juramento como administradora de los Centros de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid (CMS), en la oficina Eisenhower de la Casa Blanca, en Washington, DC, EEUU. EFE
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It’s time to take control of Medicaid before it takes control of us. Unless we act -- and there is little evidence that we will -- Medicaid increasingly becomes another mechanism by which government skews spending toward the old and away from the young.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Seema Verma, listens to US Vice President Mike Pence after taking the oath of office as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Eisenhower White House office in Washington, DC. EFE

Democrats begin campaign against Trump's Supreme Court nominee

 03/21/2017 - 12:41
Neil Gorsuch appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 20 March 2017. EPA/PETE MAROVICH
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Democratic senators on Monday during a congressional hearing launched their campaign against Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump"s nominee for the vacant Supreme Court seat, and who has promised, if he is confirmed by the Republican-controlled Congress, that he will be an independent justice "faithful" to the laws and the Constitution.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Neil Gorsuch appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 20 March 2017. EPA/PETE MAROVICH

Republicans reveal changes to healthcare bill in a bid to satisfy critics.

 03/21/2017 - 04:14
US Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaks to the media at his weekly press conference in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 16 February 2017. Ryan spoke about the US tax code, intelligence leaks, and repealing Obamacare. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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Revisions offer more generous tax credits for older people, earlier repeal of tax increases on higher earners and hand Medicaid powers to states.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:00am
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US Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaks to the media at his weekly press conference in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 16 February 2017. Ryan spoke about the US tax code, intelligence leaks, and repealing Obamacare. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

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