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The Hill is an American news website, based in Washington, D.C. which began as a newspaper publisher in 1994. It is owned by Capitol Hill Publishing, which is owned by News Communications, Inc. Focusing on politics, policy, business and international relations, The Hill coverage includes the U.S. Congress, the presidency, and election campaigns. On its website, The Hill describes its output as "nonpartisan reporting on the inner workings of Congress and the nexus of politics and business".Source
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Biden's immigration plan has serious problems

Biden's immigration plan has serious problems

The Biden “plan for securing our values as a nation of immigrants” raises serious concerns. He intends to work with Congress to reform our immigration laws, but his reform plans are limited to benefit provisions. He intends to deal with the harsh statutory enforcement provisions and inadequate relief provisions in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) the way former president Barack Obama did: Ignore them and decide for himself which deportable aliens should be deported. Frankly, I share Biden’s concern about the enforcement measures in the INA. In fact, 20 years ago I was detailed to...

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Alabama state lawmaker criticized for honoring KKK founder turns himself in on theft warrant

Alabama state lawmaker criticized for honoring KKK founder turns himself in on theft warrant

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication An Alabama state representative who came under fire for honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest — a Confederate army general who founded the Ku Klux Klan — turned himself in to the Montgomery County Detention Facility on Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest on first-degree property theft charges.Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey announced Thursday afternoon that an arrest warrant had been issued for state Rep.  (R).BREAKING: Rep Will Dismukes turns himself in for theft of prop warrant, he’s accused of embezzling a large sum of...

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Marquita Bradshaw beats establishment-backed Mackler in Tennessee Democratic Senate primary

Marquita Bradshaw beats establishment-backed Mackler in Tennessee Democratic Senate primary

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Activist scored a surprise victory in the Democratic Senate primary in Tennessee on Thursday, dispensing with Senate Democratic leaders’ preferred candidate in a five-way nominating contest.With 58 percent of precincts reporting, Bradshaw was declared the winner with 35.5 percent of the vote. Heading into the primary, Bradshaw faced what appeared to be insurmountable odds. Mackler, an Army veteran and attorney, held the endorsement of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and a massive cash advantage over all of his...

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DeSantis blames Rick Scott for 'pointless roadblocks' in Florida unemployment system

DeSantis blames Rick Scott for 'pointless roadblocks' in Florida unemployment system

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication When asked if he believed Scott purposefully sought to block claims, DeSantis said he wasn’t sure but added, "I think definitely in terms of how it was internally constructed, it was definitely done in a way to lead to the least number of claims being paid out."Scott, who was replaced by DeSantis in 2019 after his election to the Senate, waved off his successor’s rebuke.Responding to interview where said unemployment website created under Rick Scott was deliberately designed to frustrate people and deny them benefits, hit back saying some...

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Marine veteran kneels outside Utah capitol for nine hours to protest racial injustice

Marine veteran kneels outside Utah capitol for nine hours to protest racial injustice

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Marine Corps veteran Shane Brooks staged a nine-hour silent protest at the Utah state capitol, hoping to raise awareness about racial injustice and the particular risks mentally ill people of color face in police encounters.“Oftentimes people of color with mental illness are looked at as if they have already committed a crime and it leads to their death at the hands of the police,” Brooks told a Salt Lake City ABC affiliate.Brooks said he began following the issue after the 2019 death of Bobby Duckworth. Duckworth, a 26-year-old Wellington, Utah,...

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Trump advisers were wary of talking military options over fears he'd accidentally start war: report

Trump advisers were wary of talking military options over fears he'd accidentally start war: report

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Sciutto, CNN’s chief national security correspondent, said multiple former administration officials told him that as tensions rose with North Korea and Iran, Trump’s advisers told foreign officials that they did not know what the president would choose to do next. Before that in September 2019, Pentagon officials told Sciutto they were surprised when Trump requested retaliation through a National Security Council (NSC) official when some mortar shells hit the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, without causing damage or casualties. Gen. Paul Selva, the vice...

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George W. Bush announces book of portraits honoring immigrants

George W. Bush announces book of portraits honoring immigrants

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Giuliani says Black Lives Matter is 'domestic terrorist' group

Giuliani says Black Lives Matter is 'domestic terrorist' group

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © UPI PhotoRudy Giuliani calls Black Lives Matter "a domestic terrorist group" run by the Weather Underground: "These are killers, and these are people who hate white people. They're people who hate white men in particular. And they want to do away with a mother-father family." — Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) "It's a very strange society they want to setup," the former New York mayor said, adding that BLM "hasn't said a single word" about the "terrible violence taking place" in some cities across the nation.Giuliani added that Rosenberg was a "big...

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Sanders offers bill to tax billionaires' wealth gains during pandemic

Sanders offers bill to tax billionaires' wealth gains during pandemic

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Sen. (I-Vt.) on Thursday introduced legislation to impose a 60-percent tax on billionaires’ wealth gains from March 18 through the end of the year, and to use the revenue raised by the tax to direct Medicare to pay all Americans’ out-of-pocket health-care expenses for a 1-year period.The bill from Sanders, a prominent progressive and runner-up in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, connects two of his longtime priorities: reducing inequality and providing federal health-care coverage for all Americans.Sanders said Thursday that the measure is...

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Major unions push for paid leave in COVID-19 aid bill

Major unions push for paid leave in COVID-19 aid bill

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Bonnie CashThe country's top five labor union groups are calling on Congress to include expanded paid leave benefits in a new COVID-19 relief bill."Never before have paid leave protections been more necessary," the coalition of unions wrote in a letter to congressional leaders obtained by The Hill.The coalition, which includes the AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers, Communications Workers of America, National Education Association and the SEIU, represents more than 20 million workers.Specifically, the unions and labor groups are pushing for...

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Poll: Majority believe kneeling during national anthem is 'appropriate'

Poll: Majority believe kneeling during national anthem is 'appropriate'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News CommunicationFifty-three percent of registered voters believe it is appropriate for athletes to kneel during the national anthem at sports events, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.By contrast, 47 percent of voters in the July 26-27 survey say it is inappropriate.The survey found a majority of Democratic voters and independent voters said kneeling during the national anthem was appropriate, at 76 percent and 52 percent, respectively.However, 73 percent of Republican voters disagreed.Support among minority voters in the poll reached majority levels compared to...

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Judge throws out House GOP lawsuit over proxy voting

Judge throws out House GOP lawsuit over proxy voting

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Bonnie CashA federal judge on Thursday threw out a House GOP lawsuit alleging that the proxy voting system approved by House Democrats is unconstitutional.District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras ruled that the constitution's Speech or Debate Clause prohibited lawsuits over Congress' legislative efforts."The Court can conceive of few other actions, besides actually debating, speaking, or voting, that could more accurately be described as 'legislative' than the regulation of how votes may be cast," wrote Contreras, who was appointed to the federal...

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Pelosi blasts GOP: 'Perhaps you mistook them for somebody who gives a damn'

Pelosi blasts GOP: 'Perhaps you mistook them for somebody who gives a damn'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Speaker (D-Calif.) lambasted Republican lawmakers on Thursday as congressional leadership struggles to find common ground for a new coronavirus stimulus package.Pelosi was asked on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" if certain ideas that would give money directly to Americans who need it the most amid the pandemic are measures that "both sides can agree to.""Perhaps you mistook them for somebody who gives a damn for what you just described," Pelosi replied to host Jim Cramer.Speaker Pelosi on why she thinks Republicans won't provide more money to those...

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Virginia Military Institute will not remove Confederate monuments, names

Virginia Military Institute will not remove Confederate monuments, names

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) said the school will not remove Confederate monuments or rename buildings named after Confederate leaders, according to a .“We do not currently intend to remove any VMI statues or rename any VMI buildings,” Retired Gen. J.H. Binford Peay wrote in a July 29 letter to the school’s community.Peay said that officials agree that "we want to erase any hint of racism at VMI, in our communities, and in our country," but that the school has a past “intertwined with the history of Virginia and the...

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NY Gov. Cuomo signs legislation allowing ice cream made with liquor

NY Gov. Cuomo signs legislation allowing ice cream made with liquor

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Trump campaign fires back at Facebook removal of Trump post: 'Flagrant bias'

Trump campaign fires back at Facebook removal of Trump post: 'Flagrant bias'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication “The President was stating a fact that children are less susceptible to the coronavirus,” Trump campaign deputy national press secretary Courtney Parella said in a statement. “Another day, another display of Silicon Valley’s flagrant bias against this President, where the rules are only enforced in one direction. Social media companies are not the arbiters of truth.”Facebook has previously removed Trump campaign advertisements, but Wednesday is the first time the company has removed a post from the president's page concerning COVID-19. In a...

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Trump outraises Biden in July, surpasses $1 billion for the cycle

Trump outraises Biden in July, surpasses $1 billion for the cycle

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication ’s campaign outraised presumptive Democratic nominee ’s campaign by $25 million in the month of July and surpassed the $1 billion mark for the 2020 cycle.The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee (RNC) combined to raise $165 million in July, compared with $140 million for Biden and the Democratic National Committee.That’s the best month of fundraising for Trump and the RNC this cycle. The Trump campaign boasted about plowing its money into its field game, saying its 1,500 field staffers are double Biden’s."With 90 days until victory, our...

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Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives'

Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © GettyVice President Pence on Wednesday said Chief Justice John Roberts has been a "disappointment to conservatives," a rare direct rebuke of the top judge after he ruled against the Trump administration in a series of recent cases."Look, we have great respect for the institution of the Supreme Court of the United States, but Chief Justice John Roberts has been a disappointment to conservatives," Pence told Christian Broadcast Network's David Brody, citing Roberts's role in upholding the Affordable Care Act and his more recent swing vote  a Nevada...

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Lincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure'

Lincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure'

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Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation

Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Twitter has locked the Trump campaign’s account over a clip containing misinformation about the novel coronavirus, saying the account will be able to resume tweeting only if it deletes the tweet in question.The clip comes from a “Fox & Friends” interview and features the president claiming children are “almost immune” from the virus. The same excerpt was earlier Wednesday.The tweet “is in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation,” Twitter spokesperson Liz Kelley . “The account owner will be required to remove the tweet before they...

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NY prosecutors subpoena Trump's bank as part of criminal inquiry: report

NY prosecutors subpoena Trump's bank as part of criminal inquiry: report

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication New York prosecutors have subpoenaed ’s longtime lender, Deutsche Bank, as part of the criminal investigation into the president's business practices, .The Manhattan district attorney’s office issued the subpoena last year seeking financial records Trump and his company provided to the bank, the newspaper reported, citing unnamed sources. The Times report follows a court filing prosecutors wrote earlier this week for Trump’s tax returns is part of a larger investigation into the Trump Organization, including potential fraud allegations detailed in...

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Pompeo says agency watchdog leaving 'to go back home'

Pompeo says agency watchdog leaving 'to go back home'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashSecretary of State on Wednesday briefly addressed the resignation of the agency’s acting inspector general, saying Stephen Akard was leaving the agency “to go back home.”  “He left to go back home. This happens. I don’t have anything more to add to that,” Pompeo said during a brief press conference Wednesday afternoon that was postponed from the morning.Akard had moved into the position as acting inspector general following 's dismissal of then-Inspector General Steve Linick, reportedly at Pompeo's urging, in May. Democrats are probing...

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Most Iowa voters disagree with GOP governor on reopening schools: poll

Most Iowa voters disagree with GOP governor on reopening schools: poll

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesThe Monmouth University Poll found bipartisan opposition to Reynolds’s plan to require students to spend at least half of their time in an in-person classroom. A total of 69 percent of respondents said local school districts instead should be able to determine how much teaching will be done in-person, while 24 percent agree with the governor’s plan. Approximately three in four Republicans -- 76 percent -- said some in-person instruction should be mandatory, while 31 percent of Democrats agreed. Fifty-two percent of independents...

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Iowa governor vows to crack down on schools that defy state in-person mandate

Iowa governor vows to crack down on schools that defy state in-person mandate

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools, Tom Ahart, told the Register the district wants to bring students back to classrooms but only once it is confident the coronavirus is under control. RisingChanging AmericaRisingDon't miss a brief.The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202-628-8500 tel | 202-628-8503 faxThe contents of this site are ©2020 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.

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CDC warns against ingesting hand sanitizer after reports of poisonings, deaths

CDC warns against ingesting hand sanitizer after reports of poisonings, deaths

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday issued a health warning against the ingestion of alcohol-based hand sanitizer products following reports of poisonings in the U.S.The agency in Arizona and New Mexico reported 15 cases of methanol poisoning associated with the swallowing of hand sanitizer in May and June. Four of the patients who were hospitalized from the poisoning died, and three were discharged with visual impairment.Alcohol-based sanitizer typically contains ethanol or isopropanol, and its use for...

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