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President Trump cancels pay raises for federal employees

By Yanis De Palma In a letter to U.S. House and Senate leaders released on Aug. 31, President Trump announced he was planning to cancel raises due in January 2019 for most civilian federal employees, stating the nation’s budget couldn’t support them and describing the raises as inappropriate. “I have determined that, for 2019, both across-the-board pay increases and locality …

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Record number of female candidates running in November

By Tere Siqueira Even though half of America’s population is female, Rutgers University’s Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) claims that just over 20 percent of U.S. representatives and 23 percent of U.S. senators are female. That, however, might soon change. As multiple news outlets have reported recently, a record 251 women are running for seats in the House …

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Missouri might have the tightest midterm elections of all

Analysis and commentary by Eulogio JP With the primary elections complete, the candidates for the anxiously awaited midterm elections for the U.S. Senate are set. As Dos Mundos and many other news outlets have repeatedly explained, Democrats need a near-perfect November to gain control of the Senate. However, a fresh assessment has revealed several new opportunities for the party in …

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How Cohen turned against Trump

Analysis by Tere Siqueira Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, has turned on his former boss. As multiple news sources have reported, Cohen recently pleaded guilty in federal court to eight criminal counts, including tax fraud, false statements to a bank and campaign finance violations tied to his work for Trump. After stating in court that Trump had directed …

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John McCain, senator and former presidential contender, dies

By Angie Baldelomar U.S. Sen. John McCain died on Aug. 25 – four days before his 82nd birthday. McCain was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, called glioblastoma, in 2017. Since then, he had been treated periodically with radiation and chemotherapy. Coming from a military family, McCain was in the Navy and served in the Vietnam War. He was held …

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Midterm elections are America’s only chance at a fair investigation

Commentary by Eulogio JP The results of the midterm elections in November are important for America. For one, they’ll shape Donald Trump’s remaining time in office as president. Not only that, but they’ll also likely mold the U.S. political landscape for years to come. There are many offices up for election in November – the 435 U.S. House of Representative …

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Former adviser shares another secret White House tape

By Tere Siqueira Former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman recently shared the fourth of 200 allegedly secret tapes recorded during her time working in President Trump’s administration. Some of the audio leaked by the former reality TV star includes conversations with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, and her phone calls to Trump and several other White House …

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Mexican president-elect rejects Trump’s wall again

By Chara Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s position on U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall between the United States and Mexico remains the same: He’s against it. While campaigning for the Mexican presidency, Lopez Obrador stated he wasn’t happy with Trump’s proposal. After being elected president in July, he reiterated his position. During a recent meeting he held …

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Kobach wins Republican nomination after Colyer concedes

By Angie Baldelomar On Tuesday (Aug. 14), a week after the Kansas primaries, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has captured the Republican nomination for governor. In the tightest primary fight in state history, Kobach led Gov. Jeff Colyer by 345 votes as of Tuesday night, with 85 counties out of 105 having processed their provisional ballots. Colyer conceded Tuesday …

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Primary and secondary elections: A personal perspective

Commentary by Eulogio JP On Aug. 7, Ohio, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington held their primary elections – and a few special elections. Primary elections determine the political parties’ nominees for the general elections. For instance, in Kansas, Republican voters decided during the most recent state primary elections if they wanted their current governor or their current secretary of state …

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