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Immigration reform bills: Both options headed for failure

Thursday  18:10,   21 june 2018
cnn

The House will vote on two broad immigration proposals Thursday, but barring some major shift in momentum, both of those proposals are headed toward failure. Despite an all-out blitz from the Trump administration -- including face-to-face[...]

Trump tweet complicates House GOP efforts on immigration

Thursday  17:54,   21 june 2018
msn

President Donald Trump is suggesting that any measure the House passes is doomed in the Senate anyway.The House prepared to vote Thursday on a Republican immigration bill containing language aimed at halting the taking of immigrant children from[...]

Trump tweet complicates House GOP efforts on immigration

Thursday  17:53,   21 june 2018
msn

President Donald Trump is suggesting that any measure the House passes is doomed in the Senate anyway.The House prepared to vote Thursday on a Republican immigration bill containing language aimed at halting the taking of immigrant children from[...]

House vote on immigration to test conservative loyalty to Trump

Thursday  16:56,   21 june 2018
cnn

The House is expected to vote Thursday on the most robust piece of immigration legislation to come to the House floor in more than a decade, a dramatic showdown that will test some conservatives' loyalty to President Donald Trump. After years of [...]

Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar

Thursday  16:54,   21 june 2018
msn

Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Donald Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform. Niurka Lopez of Michigan said[...]

A Reckoning After Trump's Border Separation Policy: What Kind of Country Are We?

Thursday  16:32,   21 june 2018
time

Presidents have many jobs, and one is telling us who we are. For the first 240 years of U.S. history, at least, our most revered chief executives reliably articulated a set of high-minded, humanist values that bound together a diverse nation by[...]

Stephen Miller called 'fascist' by protester at Mexican restaurant

Thursday  16:08,   21 june 2018
thehill

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller was called a fascist earlier this week while dining at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C., according to the New York Post. The encounter took place on Sunday at Espita Mezcaleria. The Post reports that [...]

Ted Cruz Is Running Again. Trump Is Still Making Things Complicated.

Thursday  15:47,   21 june 2018
nytimes

The Texas senator, facing a serious re-election challenge, is projecting loyalty to a president he once criticized as erratic and dangerous.Mr. Trump had a different impulse: make Mr. Cruz’s life exceedingly[...]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump overstates order on family separation

Thursday  15:37,   21 june 2018
msn

<p>President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the scope of his executive order that would halt his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.</p>He suggests[...]

Senate Rejects White House Plan to Cancel Unused Funding

Thursday  07:01,   21 june 2018
nytimes

Two Republicans, Richard M. Burr and Susan Collins, broke with their party to oppose the plan, which was intended to broadcast fiscal responsibility.WASHINGTON — The Senate rejected on Wednesday a White House plan to rescind nearly $15 billion in[...]

Jeff Flake threatens to block Trump's appellate court nominees over Cuba travel, tariffs

Thursday  06:05,   21 june 2018
cnn

<p>Sen. Jeff Flake is warning that he may block votes on the nominations of all of President Donald Trump's pending appellate court nominees unless he gets favorable action on two issues unrelated to the judiciary.</p>Sen. Jeff Flake is[...]

Border Crossings Have Been Declining for Years, Despite Claims of a ‘Crisis of Illegal Immigration’

Thursday  05:25,   21 june 2018
nytimes

The president, vice president and homeland security secretary have said the surge of migrants illegally entering the United States has reached emergency levels. Here’s some historical context.WHAT WAS[...]

The Trump administration changed its story on family separation no fewer than 14 times before ending the policy

Thursday  03:50,   21 june 2018
msn

In one week, the Trump administration issued a series of wildly contradictory statements on its immigrant family separation policy.It was a new Justice Department policy. Then it[...]

Trump talks up his approach to trade before Minnesota rally

Thursday  03:05,   21 june 2018
msn

President Donald Trump is talking up the economy as he holds a pre-rally roundtable in Minnesota. Trump is promoting his approach to trade as he meets with representatives from the mining industry and local leaders Wednesday at Duluth Cargo Connect. [...]

Mark Meadows unloads on Paul Ryan in heated floor exchange

Thursday  02:30,   21 june 2018
cnn

On the eve of two major immigration votes, weeks of hard-fought negotiations took a turn with a heated blowup on the House floor between two lead negotiators. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, a conservative Republican from North Carolina, [...]