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Trump Eyes Mental Institutions as Answer to Gun Violence

Trump Eyes Mental Institutions as Answer to Gun Violence

When shots rang out last year at a high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving 17 people dead, President Donald Trump quickly turned his thoughts to creating more mental institutions. When back-to-back mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, jolted the nation earlier this month, Trump again spoke of “building new facilities” for the mentally ill as a way to reduce mass shootings. “We don’t have those institutions anymore and people can’t get proper care,” Trump lamented at a New Hampshire campaign rally not long after the latest shootings. Now, in response to Trump’s concerns,...

August 30, 2019
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Senate confirms Isabel Guzman to lead small biz agency

Senate confirms Isabel Guzman to lead small biz agency

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-politics-small-business-coronavirus-pandemic-isabel-guzman-44574b7f3be1ba00c40ffccfcea023a3Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-politics-small-business-coronavirus-pandemic-isabel-guzman-44574b7f3be1ba00c40ffccfcea023a3Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee the Small Business Administration, an agency that has seen its portfolio expand in response to the coronavirus pandemic.The vote to confirm Isabel Guzman was 81-17. She is the...

Mar 16
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President Donald Trump to visit Texas border on Tuesday, White House says

President Donald Trump to visit Texas border on Tuesday, White House says

Tags: Sign up for our NewslettersTags: ALAMO, Texas – President Donald Trump is expected to visit South Texas early next week.According to, the president will visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday “to mark the completion of 400 miles of border wall and his administration’s efforts to reform what the White House described as the nation’s broken immigration system.”The visit from Trump comes nearly a week after violence broke out at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, as Congress worked to finalize President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.Trump’s campaign for the presidency in 2016 focused...

Jan 9
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Highlights of the COVID-19 relief bill advancing in Congress

Highlights of the COVID-19 relief bill advancing in Congress

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-personal-taxes-legislation-coronavirus-pandemic-local-governments-2409cc7b60e46ee9f9721b787dd7c623Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-personal-taxes-legislation-coronavirus-pandemic-local-governments-2409cc7b60e46ee9f9721b787dd7c623Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package early Saturday, 219-212, that includes $1,400 checks for most Americans and billions of dollars for schools, state and local governments and businesses.Republicans are overwhelmingly against...

Feb 26
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Biden backs studying reparations as Congress considers bill

Biden backs studying reparations as Congress considers bill

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/biden-study-reparations-congress-e3c045ece4d0e0eae393a18a09a4a37eClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/biden-study-reparations-congress-e3c045ece4d0e0eae393a18a09a4a37eClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s White House is giving its support to studying reparations for Black Americans, boosting Democratic lawmakers who are renewing efforts to create a commission on the issue amid the stark racial disparities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.A House panel heard testimony Wednesday on legislation that would create...

Feb 17
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Democratic push to revive earmarks divides Republicans

Democratic push to revive earmarks divides Republicans

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/politics-legislation-coronavirus-pandemic-b05c97336ea4574bf99cc2bc9eeaf90cClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/politics-legislation-coronavirus-pandemic-b05c97336ea4574bf99cc2bc9eeaf90cClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Can lawmakers bring home the bacon without it being pork?It’s a question that’s vexing Republicans as they consider whether to join a Democratic push to revive earmarks, the much-maligned practice where lawmakers direct federal spending to a specific project or institution back home. Examples include a new bridge,...

Mar 13
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Biden introduces his climate team, says 'no time to waste'

Biden introduces his climate team, says 'no time to waste'

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-climate-climate-change-environment-7755dec25951b39f26b0124487fcdba3Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-climate-climate-change-environment-7755dec25951b39f26b0124487fcdba3Click to copyRelated topicsWILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Just as the United States has needed a unified, national response to COVID-19, it needs one for dealing with climate change, President-elect Joe Biden said Saturday as he rolled out key members of his environmental team. “We literally have no time to waste,” Biden told reporters...

Dec 19
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Trump rewards allies with high-level appointments as presidency winds down - National | Globalnews.ca

Trump rewards allies with high-level appointments as presidency winds down - National | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAAHis time in the White House rapidly ending, President is rewarding some supporters and like-minded allies with the perks and prestige that come with serving on federal advisory boards and commissions.On Thursday, Trump announced his intention to nominate two authors who wrote books that flattered him to a board that makes recommendations on education research. Another author who helped write a favourable book about the president was chosen for the same board a few days earlier.On Wednesday, the Department of Defence announced that...

Dec 13
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Bezos endorses higher corporate taxes for infrastructure

Bezos endorses higher corporate taxes for infrastructure

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-corporate-taxes-jeff-bezos-f7881386b1663fb319f9411c728a787bClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-corporate-taxes-jeff-bezos-f7881386b1663fb319f9411c728a787bClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos endorsed President Joe Biden’s focus on building up the country’s infrastructure Tuesday and said the company even supports a corporate tax rate hike to help pay for it.Bezos’ statement, posted on the company’s website, was notable because it came after Biden singled out the company for...

Apr 6
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