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Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 07:52 PM CST

New Rules Could Make Undocumented Immigrants Hide: Experts

New Rules Could Make Undocumented Immigrants Hide: Experts

In El Paso, Texas, Carmen Ramos and her friends have developed a network to keep each other updated by text message on where immigration checkpoints have been set up. She also makes sure she does everything by...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 01:57 PM CST

Gov. Rauner to Meet With Chance the Rapper

Gov. Rauner to Meet With Chance the Rapper

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office confirmed Monday that the Republican will meet this week with Grammy Award-winning Chicagoan Chance the Rapper.

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 05:30 PM CST

Schumer Predicts 'Obamacare' Will Survive

Schumer Predicts 'Obamacare' Will Survive

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer predicted Monday that the Affordable Care Act will survive amid what he called a White House and GOP in disarray. Schumer said the law, also referred to as "Obamacare,"...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 06:43 PM CST

Senate Confirms Billionaire Ross as Commerce Secretary

Senate Confirms Billionaire Ross as Commerce Secretary

The Senate on Monday confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team. The vote was 72-27.

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 09:48 AM CST

US Teens Disillusioned, Divided by Politics: Poll

US Teens Disillusioned, Divided by Politics: Poll

In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense. It was an unusual show of political engagement...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 01:14 PM CST

Bush Favors 'Welcoming' Immigration Policy, Defends Media

Bush Favors 'Welcoming' Immigration Policy, Defends Media

Former President George W. Bush said he believes in a "welcoming" immigration policy, called freedom of religion a bedrock freedom, and forcefully defended the media as "indispensable to democracy," speaking out...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 01:20 PM CST

Pentagon Presenting Counter-ISIS Plan to White House

Pentagon Presenting Counter-ISIS Plan to White House

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is presenting the White House with a plan to "rapidly defeat" the Islamic State group, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday. The strategy includes significant elements of the approach...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 10:13 AM CST

Gorsuch Rulings in Some Notable Workers' Rights Cases

Gorsuch Rulings in Some Notable Workers' Rights Cases

President Donald Trump's pick to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has heard dozens of workers' rights cases on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Many conservatives hail Neil Gorsuch for sticking to the letter...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 12:22 PM CST

Report Warns of State Money Fallout From Health Law Repeal

Report Warns of State Money Fallout From Health Law Repeal

A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 03:54 PM CST

Father of Navy SEAL Killed in Raid Refused to Meet Trump

Father of Navy SEAL Killed in Raid Refused to Meet Trump

The father of a Navy SEAL killed during an anti-terrorism raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for its timing. Bill Owens told The Miami...

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