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House Democrats condemn Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' handling of loan forgiveness program

(WASHINGTON) -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced intense scrutiny on Wednesday as she appeared before the House Education and Labor committee to defend her handling of a student debt relief policy.The policy, called "Borrower’s Defense," is designed to offer debt relief to students who claim to have been defrauded by…... Read More

Senate confirms Stephen Hahn as new FDA commissioner

(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate confirmed Stephen Hahn as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday.Hahn is poised to take the helm of the agency amid national concern around youth nicotine use with e-cigarettes and lung injuries connected to illicit vaping products. The administration pledged to enact a new…... Read More

Trump tweets at Greta Thunberg to 'chill' following person of the year announcement

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday, telling Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, to "chill."Trump wrote "so ridiculous" in response to a tweet from actress and producer Roma Downey congratulating Thunberg on being named Time magazine's 2019 person of the year."Greta must work on her Anger Management problem,…... Read More

Trump considering adding Alan Dershowitz to impeachment legal team: Sources

(WASHINGTON) -- Gearing up for an impeachment trial in the Senate, President Donald Trump and his top advisers are considering expanding his legal team and bringing on controversial attorney and professor Alan Dershowitz, multiple sources told ABC News.Dershowitz attended an event Wednesday at the White House and was asked to…... Read More

Pentagon Inspector General opens review into $400M border wall contract

(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon Inspector General has opened a review of a $400 million border wall contract after a congressman alleged that the Trump administration could have had an "inappropriate influence" on the award.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) earlier this month awarded a contract to Fisher Sand and…... Read More

Biden seeks to undo Trump's immigration policies in first 100 days in new plan

(WASHINGTON) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden released his formal immigration plan Wednesday expanding upon previously announced broad strokes of his plan along with his plan for sending aid to Central America.Some of Biden’s biggest proposals from his immigration plan include reinstating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program…... Read More

House Judiciary Committee debates articles of impeachment against Trump

(WASHINGTON) -- House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler gaveled in a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, kicking off the committee's marathon session to approve two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for debate and approval, holding a "markup" -- a public meeting where…... Read More

House passes key defense legislation establishing Space Force and paid parental leave

(WASHINGTON) -- The House passed a key defense bill on Wednesday that includes the establishment of the Space Force, 12 weeks of paid parental leave for civil servant and reforms for privatized military housing.The agreement on the contents of the bill have been hailed as a moment of bipartisanship amid…... Read More

Trump campaign says impeachment makes them 'bigger and stronger'

(WASHINGTON) -- Just hours after House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, he held a massive rally in the crucial key battleground state of Pennsylvania Tuesday night, where his reelection campaign spoke confidently that inquiry is only boosting their 2020 prospects. "It has been a motivating…... Read More

Prosecutors ask for bail to be revoked for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas

(NEW YORK) -- Federal prosecutors in New York have asked a judge to revoke bail for Rudy Giuliani-associate Lev Parnas"There is no set of conditions that will reasonably ensure his appearance and compliance with the terms of his release," prosecutors said.Parnas is accused of making false statements to pretrial services…... Read More

Trump signs executive order aimed at combating anti-Semitism on college campuses

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order aimed at combating anti-Semitism on college campuses, saying schools had an obligation to reject discrimination targeting Jewish people -- even as the president has been criticized for himself using anti-Semitic language.The order states that Title VI of the 1964…... Read More