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Republicans and Democrats React To DACA Ruling

Many might think that Democrats and Republicans have a very different view on DACA but both parties might find common ground on the issue. In 2012, President Barrack Obama initiated the executive order called the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” better known as DACA. In September of last year, the Trump administration rescinded it and left it up to Congress. Politicians on the other aisle believe this is true. Both Villalobos and Godinez tell us that this program is beneficial for the 800 thousand Dreamers in the United States who have only ever known the United States as home—–President...

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Trump adds five to his Supreme Court list — but there’s still no vacancy

Image License Photo: Pixabay 17 NOV 17 18:38 ET By Kevin Liptak and Ariane de Vogue, CNN (CNN) — President Donald Trump took the unusual step Friday of adding names to the roster of potential Supreme Court justices he distributed during his run for office, even though the court has no current vacancies and no justices have announced their intentions to retire. The names supplement a list Trump released during last year’s presidential campaign of conservative jurists whom he would consider nominating to the high court should a vacancy arise. Trump nominated one of those judges,┬áNeil Gorsuch, earlier this...

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Trump begins paying legal bills from own pocket

Image License Photo: USAF 17 NOV 17 13:51 ET By Jeremy Diamond, CNN (CNN) — President Donald Trump has begun paying his personal legal bills stemming from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign out of his own pocket, relieving the Republican Party of future payments, the White House’s special counsel on the matter announced Friday. Trump, who claims a multibillion-dollar net worth, is also working with the Office of Government Ethics and tax law experts to fund the legal payments of White House staffers who have become embroiled in the Justice Department’s special counsel investigation. “(The)...

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Sessions said he didn’t lie under oath, says Trump hasn’t influenced Justice Department

Image License Photo: Brigitte N. Brantley / DoD Photo: Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals 14 NOV 17 16:48 ET By Tal Kopan, CNN (CNN) — President Donald Trump’s repeated public comments attacking the Justice Department have not influenced the department or ongoing investigations, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday during a contentious House judiciary committee hearing. During his five hours of testimony before 40 lawmakers on Tuesday, Sessions repeatedly defended himself and his department as honest and free of political influence, as Democrats and Republicans hammered him with questions on the ongoing Russia investigation and matters related to...

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Fed leaves interest rates alone and waits for Trump’s big decision

01 NOV 17 14:20 ET Patrick Gillespie (CNN Money) — The Federal Reserve kept things quiet before President Trump’s big announcement. The central bank left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday at the end of a two-day meeting in Washington. The decision was expected, though Fed officials have hinted that a rate hike in December is likely. Fed leaders took note of the economy’s strength in the face of the recent hurricanes. The job market “has continued to strengthen,” and economic activity “has been rising at a solid rate despite hurricane-related disruptions,” the Fed said in a statement. Beyond...

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