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Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul country’s ‘dysfunctional criminal justice system’

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul country’s ‘dysfunctional criminal justice system’

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled Sunday a criminal justice overhaul to “reform every aspect of America’s dysfunctional criminal justice system” by ending “for-profit greed” in the system, expanding inmates’ rights and changing how policing works in the country. According to the plan, if elected president, Sanders — who has long campaigned on ending…MORE

One Republican’s quest to stave off joining the ‘Texodus’

One Republican’s quest to stave off joining the ‘Texodus’

Rep. Michael McCaul does not have to be here, at Carl’s BBQ on the side of a highway, in a wood-paneled backroom, seated at a bare table in front of a stuffed, life-size buck whose antlers hold a sign saying, “NEVER moon a werewolf.” He doesn’t have to drive east two and a half hours…MORE

Steve King defends comments on abortion, rape and incest at town hall

Steve King defends comments on abortion, rape and incest at town hall

Republican Rep. Steve King clashed with constituents as he defended several of his controversial comments on abortion and immigration during a Saturday town hall in his hometown of Storm Lake, Iowa. King was asked in a tense exchange if he would defend comments he made Wednesday questioning whether there would “be any population of the…MORE

FCC proposes new 3-digit number as Suicide Prevention Hotline

FCC proposes new 3-digit number as Suicide Prevention Hotline

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988. The federal agency’s staff made the recommendation this week in a report to Congress, finding that using a shorter and easier to remember number “would likely make it easier for Americans in crisis to access potentially life-saving resources.” The…MORE

Aides got Trump to delay tariffs by telling President it could ‘ruin Christmas’

Aides got Trump to delay tariffs by telling President it could ‘ruin Christmas’

As President Donald Trump’s trade advisers were searching last week for a strategy to forestall his threatened tariffs on China, they struck upon a novel approach: appeal to his Christmas cheer. Under pressure from retailers to prevent a move that would likely have caused prices of popular consumer goods to spike, the President’s team came…MORE

Five of the world’s biggest economies are at risk. Here’s where the US stands

Five of the world’s biggest economies are at risk. Here’s where the US stands

Fears of a brewing global recession were renewed this week as markets whipsawed over President Donald Trump’s trade war with China as well as disappointing economic data from both Germany and China. The US economy, for now, remains on solid ground with strong consumer spending propping up the country’s longest expansion, now in its 11th…MORE

Trump official has talked about undocumented immigrants as ‘invaders’ since at least 2007

Trump official has talked about undocumented immigrants as ‘invaders’ since at least 2007

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, was a founding member of a group more than a decade ago that described undocumented immigrants as “foreign invaders” responsible for “serious infectious diseases, drug running, gang violence, human trafficking, terrorism.” The group, State Legislators for Legal Immigration, was established in 2007, when an…MORE