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Trump campaign spending millions for legal defense fees

By Yanis De Palma President Trump’s re-election campaign is on pace to spend more on legal fees in 2018 than it did in 2017. Less than two months into this year, the campaign has already spent more than $1 million on legal fees. In total, the Trump campaign spent more than $2.8 million on legal fees in 2017 – about …

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Trump administration accused of twisting immigration data in recent report

By Tere Siqueira The Trump administration claims to have evidence of a connection between immigration and terrorism – a claim that Democrats, civil liberty groups and media outlets are challenging. On Jan. 15, the administration released an 11-page report stating that most of those people convicted of international terrorism charges over the past 15 years in the United States were …

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Trump gives out inaugural “Fake News Awards”

By Tere Siqueira On Jan. 17, President Trump released his long-promised “Fake News Awards.” But the president encountered a few glitches in releasing his list of “recipients.” Posted on Trump’s Twitter page, the president shared his list via a link to the Republican National Committee’s website, GOP.com. However, when Trump first shared the tweet, the link didn’t load for more …

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Trump proposes new health plan options

On Jan. 4, President Trump’s administration proposed new rules that might make it easier for small businesses to create health insurance plans. The proposed rules would provide options for self-employed workers, small business owners and their employees, and sole proprietors to pool together to buy insurance in the large-group market. Before the administration adopts the final rules, it plans to …

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Alarming and disturbing, but sadly not surprising

Commentary by Eulogio JP During a recent live broadcast of a meeting, President Trump asked Republican and Democratic senators for an immigration bill “based on love.” But then, during a Jan. 11 meeting with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House, President Trump called Haiti and African nations “s—hole countries.” The alarming, disturbing comment made the news worldwide. It …

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New H-1B visa regulations are a huge mistake

According to multiple media outlets, the U​​.S.​ government is working on new ways to regulate ​the H-1B visa process to prevent extensions of ​existing ​H-1B visas​. According to those outlets, this is part of President Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” initiative​. It’s a huge mistake. If the United States successfully prevents the extension of those visas, it’ll directly ​affect​ hundreds …

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Remembering 2017: A year of political division

Analysis by Tere Siqueira Politically speaking, one way to remember 2017 is as a year of political division – specifically, within the United States, and between the United States and other countries. Some of the issues that caused – or worsened – divisions between the United States and other nations during 2017 included the following: *Travel ban: On Jan. 27, …

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Governor Brownback appoints Richard Macias District Court Judge

TOPEKA—Governor Sam Brownback on Wednesday announced the appointment of Richard A. Macias of Wichita as a District Judge in the 18th District.  Macias will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Timothy G. Lahey. Macias currently has a private practice in Wichita, and serves as a Sedgwick County Court Judge and as a member of the Kansas Board …

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Republican-supported tax bill draws criticism

By Tere Siqueira Critics claim bill would hurt middle class, increase national debt On Dec. 2, President Trump and members of the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate celebrated over having enough votes to pass a tax reform bill that would be the first major change to the country’s tax system in decades. Many Americans weren’t celebrating. Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s treasury secretary, told …

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PRI unveils potential candidate for Mexico’s presidency

By Chara Jose Antonio Meade, Mexico’s finance minister, resigned on Monday (Nov. 27). But he isn’t leaving public service. Meade stated that he’s looking to run for the Mexican presidency in 2018. He announced he’ll seek to run under the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the party governing Mexico. “I’ll request my registry as the PRI potential candidate to Mexico’s presidency,” …

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