Category: National

Amy Klobuchar announces presidential bid in Minneapolis at Boom Island Park - Photo Credit: AP Photo/Jim Mone

Amy Klobuchar releases tax returns

Amy Klobuchar is the latest 2020 presidential candidate to release her tax returns to the public. On Monday she released 12 years of returns, dating back to 2006 when she first became a candidate for federal office. “Transparency and accountability are fundamental to good governance” said the Minnesotan candidate. Democrats have criticized President Trump for refusing to make his tax […]

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The Fight For Liberians to Stay in the U.S.

The Fight For Liberians to Stay in the U.S.

A coalition of attorney generals including Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is helping in supporting Liberians in their fight to stay in the United States. Ellison and others have filed a brief on Monday supporting the immigrants in a lawsuit over Trump’s decision to end a humanitarian program. The program allowed the Liberian immigrants to live and work in the […]

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Trump’s Border Wall

Trump’s Border Wall

The House will fall short of the two-thirds margin needed to override President Trumps first veto. With the votes falling short, Trumps national emergency at the Mexican border will hold. Trump will be able add more than $3 billion to the construction of the wall with this emergency. Democrats in congress have opposed the national emergency from the beginning. Lawmakers […]

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Brazil President Visits White House

Brazil President Visits White House

Today President Donald Trump hosted the President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro who ahead of the meeting spoke highly of Trump. The two are expected to talk about many issues, which includes way for the US to increase private-sector investments in Brazil and ways to sort out the Venezuela political crisis.

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Sniper Sentence

Sniper Sentence

The Supreme Court will be reviewing a Virginia case to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence for a man who participated in a sniper shooting in 2002. Lee Boyd Malvo was 17 years old when he and John Allen Muhammad killed 10 people in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C,. A Virginia appeals court ruled last year that Mavlo should be re-sentenced because […]

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Manafort Sentenced

Manafort Sentenced

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 3 1/2 additional years in prison for tax and bank fraud. Last week Manafort was sentenced to 4 years in a different case. The sentence follows harsh assignment for both the judge and prosecutor.

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Trump Medicare Cuts

Trump Medicare Cuts

President Trump is facing harsh criticism for steep Medicare payment cuts to hospitals proposed in his new budget. The budget calls for $845 billion in Medicare spending reductions over the next 10 years. The White House says this is a better use of taxpayers’ dollars. As presidential candidate, Trump pledged not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.

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Dead Daughter in Florida

Dead Daughter in Florida

A 28-year-old woman in Florida is being charged with first-degree murder of her 11-year-old daughter. Orlando authorities say Rose Alcides Rivera tired to bring her daughter to a local hospital after she sustained several stab wounds but she was already dead. Workers at the hospital say the mother came hostel before she pulled a knife at on the workers. The […]

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President Trumps Budget

President Trumps Budget

President Donald Trump 2020 budget proposal will include $8.6 billion for the boarder wall with Mexico. This $8.6 billion is an addition to the billions of dollars Trump wants to build the board wall when he declared a national emergency last month. The budget is also proposing cuts in discretionary spending, such as foreign aid and in welfare and reforms […]

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House Democrats vote to subpoena Trump administration officials

House Democrats vote to subpoena Trump administration officials

House Democrats voted to subpoena Trump administrations over family separations at the Mexico border. The subpoena was issued to compel the heads of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services to present documents on family separations. Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings says he has been trying to get information on more than 2,700 children separated from the border last […]

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