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Dreamers see their shot at legalization, despite obstacles that remain

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Hoping for the passage of a DREAM Act, immigration activists stage protests at the offices of members of Congress.

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How a Government Shutdown Could Affect You

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Negotiations to avoid a government shutdown have been underway for weeks. But so far, Congress and President Trump have not been able to agree on appropriations legislation needed to fund the gov...

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Short-term budget would give Trump authority to change intel spending, lawmakers say

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Lawmakers are scrambling to fix to preserve Congress’s role in approving intelligence spending after language to make it null and void was inserted into the bill, possibly in error.

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Ethiopia frees prominent opposition leader

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Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on Wednesday after the government dropped charges against him as part of a wider prisoner amnesty, state media reported. In his first comments after his release, Merera vowed to stay active in politics and urged Ethiopia's all-powerful government to hold "honest negotiations" with the country's many opposition parties. The detention of Merera, chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), had become a cause celebre for members of the Oromo ethnic group.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Appears Open To Striking Down Gerrymandered Map

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― A plurality of state Supreme Court justices seemed open to the possibility that the Pennsylvania congressional map may violate the state’s constitution, but during oral argument on Wednesday seemed unclear as to how to remedy the situation.

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US government agencies issue warning to employees as nation stares at federal shutdown

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Government agencies were warning US employees on Thursday of a possible federal shutdown at midnight on Friday, as the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House scrambled to pass legislation to keep the lights on in Washington.

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Supreme Court gives North Carolina more time to redraw congressional map

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Voter advocacy groups and Democratic voters who sued over the map -- heavily weighted toward Republicans -- had argued no delay was necessary

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Sales of Trump properties suggestive of money-laundering: researcher

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Testimony to the U.S. Congress by the head of a political research firm indicates that the Trump Organization's sales of properties to Russian nationals may have involved money-laundering, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said on Thursday. The panel released the transcript of a Nov. 14 closed-door interview with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson, whose firm hired a former British spy to research then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign ties to Russians and produced a dossier. "Those transcripts reveal serious allegations that the Trump Organization may have engaged in money laundering with Russian nationals," Representative Adam Schiff said.

U.S. lawmakers may soon be liable for sexual harassment payouts

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Members of the U.S. House of Representatives could no longer use public funds for awards or settlements in sexual harassment cases under bipartisan legislation unveiled on Thursday that updates a 20-year law governing the rights of congressional employees. Leaders from both parties, including Speaker Paul Ryan, the most powerful lawmaker in the chamber, support the bill, indicating it should pass quickly and easily in a Congress frequently frozen by partisan standoffs. A growing wave of women reporting abuse or misconduct has brought down powerful men recently, from movie producer Harvey Weinstein to popular television personality Matt Lauer, as well as one of the longest-serving Democrats in Congress, former Representative John Conyers.

Dreamers see their shot at legalization, despite obstacles that remain

Added: 18.01.2018 21:34 | 0 views | 0 comments


Hoping for the passage of a DREAM Act, immigration activists stage protests at the offices of members of Congress.

From: www.yahoo.com

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