The number of unaccompanied children (UACs) entering the United States during fiscal year 2019 has grown to levels never seen before, Jonathan Hayes, director of the HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), told Congress on Thursday.
The United Auto Workers union said Thursday that progress has been made to end a four-day old strike. However, the UAW says many issues 'remain unresolved,' and talks could continue into the weekend. According to Reuters, roughly 48,000 workers at..
US officials were rocked by news of a 'credible' whistleblower complaint of 'urgent concern.' According to Business Insider, the complaint involves multiple acts by President Donald Trump. The acts include a phone call with a foreign leader and a..
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is driving to push a drug pricing bill through by Thanksgiving. While moderate factions praised her initiative, progressives worry the bill will fall short of their expectations. According to Politico, those on the left have not..
Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a short and direct message before a Congressional hearing on Wednesday (September 18): "I don't want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists." Yahaira Jacquez reports.
Democrat Joe Biden kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign in April. The core of Biden's constituency are blue-collar voters. There are signs of cracks in Biden's support. More than a dozen current and former union leaders and workers who spoke to..
President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States has reached an initial trade agreement with Japan.
Trump wrote a letter to Congress released by the White House.
In the letter Trump said he intends to enter into the deal on tariff barriers in..
Thousands of protesters waving US flags marched on Hong Kong's US Consulate on Sunday. They want the Trump administration's help in ending a three-month stand off with the government. CNN reports the march began in the Chater Garden public park in..
Beto O'Rourke's campaign is struggling. He was once the darling of the 2020 Democratic Race. He raised over $6 million in 24 hours. He led the polls before he announced his candidacy. Now, he's polling between 1% and 0%. O'Rourke is trying everything..
The U.S. Treasury on Thursday said the government should recapitalize mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It called on Congress for comprehensive housing reform that would allow them to be freed from government control. The Treasury's 53-page..
After a series of mass shootings there is renewed pressure for Congress to enact strict gun control laws. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the key to any legislation. McConnell finds himself once again under pressure to bring some sort of gun..
The Trump administration has drafted legislation that would speed the death penalty for people who have committed mass murder. The US has experienced virtually countless mass shootings over the years. The most recent was in Odessa, Texas. Reuters..
This weekend, the northern lights could be visible in the northern United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the lights will be best seen on Saturday and Sunday. This is due to geomagnetic storm activity, according to..
President Donald Trump has offered to pardon officials who break the law to complete his proposed border wall. Trump ordered officials to fast-track contracts, violate environmental rules and seize private land to get the wall done by 2020. According..
The Trump administration plans to shift at least $155 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. CNN reports the money will be moved from FEMA's disaster relief fund to ICE, to support returning some migrants to Mexico. The Department of..
Former Illinois Republican congressman Joe Walsh will run against President Donald Trump. According to Business Insider, he is the only competitor for the 2020 Republican primary. The New York Times reported Walsh is trying tro recruit George Conway..
FILE PHOTO: Bottles of drugs sit on the shelf at the Rock Canyon Pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/GEORGE FREY (Reuters) - The Trump administration is appealing a court ruling that struck down its plan to compel pharmaceutical..
ABC News reported that the Trump administration will announce new rules on immigrating families. They want the government to detain families with children crossing the border to be held longer. According to Reuters, the Flores agreement establishes..
Several officials from the Trump administration are trying to figure out a solution for the economy. They are considering a temporary payroll tax cut to encourage consumers to use their money. According to Business Insider, any discussion is..
Pete Buttigieg is playing catch-up in the all-important first caucus state of Iowa. The 37-year-old mayor has yet to snag a single in-state endorsement in Iowa. His campaign has 57 staffers on the ground. However, it expanded to that number only..
Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said she won't accept Israel's offer to let her into the country to visit her grandmother on the West Bank. Israel's Interior Minister, Aryeh Deri, had said earlier on Friday that he would approve Tlaib's entry on..
The National Education Association is urging its members to vote in the 2020 election. The 2020 election is shaping up to be one of the most important elections in U.S. History. The NEA published an essay, giving its members reasons to vote in the..
The National Rifle Association is in turmoil. The internal battles of the group are preventing it from crafting a plan to blunt the latest gun control push. The disarray at the NRA is alarming allies. President Donald Trump and Congress appear to have..
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi comments on Israel’s recent decision. The decision Isreal made was to block a visit to the country by Democratic congresswomen. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are the congress members Isreal..
Israel will bar a visit by two of its sharpest critics in the U.S. Congress, Democrats Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. The two planned to tour the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The ban was announced Thursday by the country’s deputy foreign..
President Donald Trump’s administration is trying to instill a new rule that would reduce legal immigration. It would deny visas and permanent residencies to people if their income is too low or if they received public assistance. According to..
A shooting in Beto O'Rourke's hometown has thrown his flailing presidential campaign back into the spotlight. O'Rourke is being praised for his response to the El Paso Mass Shooting that killed 22 people. Texas citizens want him to run for Senate. The..
Democratic presidential contenders are urgin Congress to take action against gun violence. According to Reuters, the U.S. faced two back-to-back shootings in Texas and Ohio, leaving 31 dead. They are asking for universal background checks, “red..
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticizes U.S. treatment of migrants during a visit to Guatemala, and raised doubts about whether the Central American country could cope with a migration deal agreed with the Trump administration. Rough cut (no reporter..
More than 200 mayors sent a plea to congress to call the Senate back early to consider new gun legislation. According to Reuters, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell rejected the plea. This comes after mass shootings within 24 hours that left 31..
DARWIN, AUSTRALIA — The United States could be putting up a new military port in Australia.
According to Reuters, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Tuesday that the U.S. Navy plans to build military infrastructure in the country, once..
Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week on Wednesday, August 7, Reuters reports. The U.S. territory’s supreme court ruled that Pedro Pierluisi’s assumption of the office was unconstitutional and ordered him to leave. The island’s..
The House Judiciary Committee has filed suit to compel former White House counsel Don McGahn's testimony. The committee argues it needs it to determe whether to consider articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. According to CNN, the..
Ayanna Pressley is part of the progressive foursome known as "The Squad." "The Squad" is made up of four women of color fighting the Democratic Party establishment. Members include Alexandria Ocasio-Cortoez, Ilhan Oman, and Rashida Tlaib. Pressley is..
SoftBank smashed earnings forecasts as its net profits more than tripled in the first quarter. The Japanese tech titan's gains were linked to sales of Alibaba shares. SoftBank is preparing to launch its $100 billion investment fund. It is seeking to..
A string of recent mass shootings killed 36 people in California, Texas and Ohio. The shootings have sparked renewed calls for Congress to pass legislation to prevent gun violence. Democrats want the Senate to interrupt its five-week summer recess and..
Soccer Player Alejandro Bedoya Calls
for Congress to End Gun Violence.
Alejandro Bedoya, captain for the Philadelphia
Union soccer team, recently took a very public
stand against gun violence in the United States.
While celebrating a goal during..