What the Battle over the Dream Act means for the West

As the threat of a government shutdown looms, Congress wrestles over DACA. — by Maya L. Kapoor is an associate editor for High Country News. For a short time, soccer seemed like it might be Daniela Benitez’s ticket to attending college. She didn’t begin playing soccer until the eighth grade, but by her junior year of high …

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Senate Dems Request IG Inspection re: Emolument Clause Violation

U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General John Roth to conduct an investigation into whether President Trump has violated the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution by using DHS funds for security when …

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So Much for Trump’s 400-lb Guy Theory

Today, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a joint report detailing how federal investigators linked the Russian government to hacks of Democratic Party organizations.  The documentation clearly references the hacks of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, though it doesn’t mention either victim by name. Their 13-page report …

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114-2 Vote#4 Cloture on HR4038

Failed Cloture on Jan 20, 2016 This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture on January 20, 2016. Cloture is required to move past a Senate filibuster or the threat of a filibuster and takes a 3/5ths vote. In practice, most bills must pass cloture to move forward in the Senate. …

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It’s Women’s History Month—So Naturally—Republicans Wage Sneak Attack

By CAP Action War Room The Latest Ploy in The Ongoing Attack on Women’s Health Women’s access to basic health care continues to be under attack at both the state and federal level. The most recent threat came this week when Republican lawmakers in the Senate snuck anti-choice provisions into a bipartisan bill aimed at …

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