Treasury Secretary Denies House Dems Requests to See President Trump’s Tax Returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin informed congressional Democrats today he will not comply with requests to hand over President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns. “I am informing you now that the Department may not lawfully fulfill the Committee’s request,” Mnuchin wrote in a one-page letter to the House Ways and Means Committee. That committee’s chairman, Rep. […]

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The President Declares a National Emergency Seeking Funds for Southern Border Wall

Citing a humanitarian crisis on the southern border, President Trump declared a national emergency yesterday from the White House. The declaration would allow the President to repurpose funds for the construction of a border wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The federal government shut down for a record 34 days over December and January […]

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Chaos at Pruitt’s EPA

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has received a slew of negative publicity in recent weeks amid accusations of abuse of power and several senior-level resignations. Several people within the agency have characterized those departures as staffers abandoning a sinking ship. The first departure came several weeks when a close friend of Pruitt’s, Albert Kelly, […]

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Millennials Blame Baby Boomers for Their Problems

According to a new poll, 51% millennials blame baby boomers for making things worse for their generation. The survey also found that many baby boomers (36%), agreed with the sentiment.  Only 13% of millennials felt baby boomers had made things better for them. The findings raise the possibility of competition between the generations becoming a […]

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New Immigrants Better Educated but Not Better Employed

A new study by the right-leaning Center for Immigration Studies found that the education levels for new immigrants has increased dramatically in the last decade, but employment and income have not kept pace by nearly as much. The study found that the share of new immigrants with a college degree has increased from 34% to […]

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Schumer Introduces Legislation to Legalize Marijuana

Legislation was introduced this week in the Senate that would decriminalize the use of marijuana at the federal level and create dedicated funding streams for women and minority business owners to produce and sell the drug. The legislation was introduced by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer who said that his world view on Marijuana has “evolved.” […]

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Speaker Ryan to Leave Congress to Be “Full-Time Dad”

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is not seeking reelection and will retire in January 2019, citing his responsibilities as a father. “What I realized is, if I am here for one more term, my kids will only have ever known me as a weekend dad,” Ryan said in a news conference Wednesday. His departure is […]

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