The battle over ‘chain migration’

President Trump wants to limit family-based immigration as part of an overall reform of the system. Why? Here’s everything you need to know: What is ‘chain migration’?The term itself remains a point of heated contention. Formally known as “family reunification,” it’s the process by which U.S. citizens and green-card holders can sponsor their relatives to […]

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Trump’s budget reveals the GOP’s priorities in all their hideous glory

The saying “a budget is a moral document” has become almost a cliche, something that people repeat whenever anyone assembles a budget for the federal government. Interestingly enough, it’s usually liberals who say it, while conservatives aren’t particularly eager to cast their budgetary choices in the light of morality. There’s a good reason for that. […]

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Candidate Trump would have been disgusted by the Trump presidency

The 2019 budget that the White House released Monday is noteworthy not only because it has the hilariously clunky title “Efficient, Effective, Accountable: An American Budget.” More so than anything President Trump has done or said in office so far, it shows us what a dead letter his administration is. Trump distinguished himself from the […]

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President Trump tweet to Fox News report Mark Warner tried to talk dossier author

President Trump took to Twitter on Thursday night to tout a Fox News report that Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) endeavored to reach the creator of the dubious dossier linking Trump to Russia. “Wow! -Senator Mark Warner got caught having extensive contact with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch,” Trump tweeted. “Warner did not want a […]

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President Trump sticks to script at National Prayer Breakfast

President Trump did not stray from his readied comments while tending to the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, touting the battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) however not specifying the spending fight expending Congress or staff secretary Rob Porter’s resignation from the White House. “America is a country of devotees and […]

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Why House Democrats should reject the Senate’s new budget deal

Yesterday afternoon, Senate Democrats and Republicans struck a bipartisan, two-year budget agreement — one that notably excludes a solution for the immigration crisis surrounding recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and sets up yet another confrontation next month over immigration. It remains unclear whether this spending agreement can make it through […]

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Joe Biden wants to run for president again? Go right ahead, loser.

Joe Biden is tanned, rested, and ready. The former vice president is aggressively campaigning for Democrats in this year’s elections, and none too displeased that people keep asking him whether he’ll run for president. As recently as December he said, “I may very well do it,” and whenever the question of Democrats’ appeal to those […]

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The case for erasing every last penny of student debt

Student loan debt is a crushing problem in America. Over 44 million people have such loans, with an average balance of about $30,000 — making for a total debt pile of $1.4 trillion. Unsurprisingly, people often struggle to repay these debts with their entry-level wages after graduating. Student debt is now the most common form […]

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