New White House immigration rule: How will your taxes be impacted?

Trump administration to strengthen ability of federal government to deny green cards FBN’s Edward Lawrence on a new rule that would deny green cards to illegal immigrants likely to rely on government aid. A new White House rule that requires foreigners seeking to enter the U.S. disclose their use of public benefits would save taxpayers about $2.27 billion per year, according […]

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Democrats back bill to raise minimum wage to $15, foreshadowing 2020 election fight

House Democrats on Thursday passed a bill to double the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, highlighting a yawning gap between the two parties ahead of what’s shaping up to be one of the most bitterly contested presidential elections in U.S. history. The federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 since July 2009. The 10-year interval since the last […]

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Resolution In House Condemning Trump’s ‘racist’ Tweets

President Donald Trump’s continued “racist” attack on the progressive Democratic Congresswomen prompted their colleagues in the House of Representatives to introduce a resolution condemning the tweets. Trump, who on Sunday asked four first-time female Democratic members to go back to their countries of origin, doubled down on his attacks through his favorite social media the next day. Trump accused that […]

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House Dems use Obama-era photos to promote ‘kids in cages’ hearing

DHS, CBP officials push back on Democratic delegation’s claims of grim conditions at migrant detention centers Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus toured two Border Patrol facilities where children and families are being detained in and around El Paso, Texas; Casey Stegall reports from Dallas. Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have deleted tweets that promoted an upcoming Wednesday afternoon […]

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House Democrats pass bill to beef up election security

WASHINGTON — Alarmed by Russian interference in 2016, House Democrats approved a bill Thursday aimed at strengthening election security for the 2020 race. The measure, approved 225-184 mostly along party lines, would require paper ballots in federal elections and authorize $775 million in grants over the next two years to help states secure their voting systems. It also would prohibit […]

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Dem-led House passes $4.5B bill to aid migrants at border, setting up showdown with GOP-led Senate

Will Hurd on border security, migrant crisis The House approved a $4.5 billion supplemental spending bill on Tuesday night to address humanitarian issues at the U.S.-Mexico border and to provide additional funding for food, water, medical services and stronger protections for unaccompanied children, among other things — setting up a showdown between the Democrat-led House and the Republican-led Senate. The House bill, […]

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Beware overstaying house guest: Another’s savings could be your spend

Natasha, 34, is frustrated and feels stuck. She has a money problem and no easy solution. Earlier this year, with her long-term partner, she made her foray into the real estate market and bought a unit in Melbourne. Your “temporary” couch surfer could end up significantly increasing your cost of living.Credit:Abel Mitja Varela It was an exciting milestone and they were […]

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House Dems push for new AUMF before any military action on Iran, unlikely to pass

Graham: Tensions with Iran are getting more dangerous by the day Foreign Relations Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham on the Trump administration’s strategy to combat Iran aggression. The U.S. may be closer to a military conflict with Iran now more than ever. But this also means that Congress could be the closest it’s come in years to considering a new […]

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House reauthorizes Hyde Amendment, despite protests from 2020 Dems

The Hyde Amendment: A brief history Everything to know about the Hyde Amendment, which restricts federal funding from supporting abortions. The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a spending bill that included a reauthorization of the so-called Hyde Amendment barring federal money for abortions, despite a recent bubbling of vocal opposition to the amendment from liberals and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. […]

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Jeremy Kyle SNUBS MPs as he refuses invitation to give evidence on axed ITV show

Jeremy Kyle has dramatically snubbed MPs by refusing an invitation to give evidence about his chat show's collapse. The ITV host had been asked to appear before a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry on reality TV – after guest Steve Dymond's tragic death. But Damian Collins, chairman of the committee, revealed he has "declined" an invitation to appear […]

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