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Trump Approves Massive Border Wall and Boosts Number of Agents

Trump Approves Massive Border Wall and Boosts Number of Agents

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation’s immigration policies Wednesday, signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and block federal grants from immigrant-protecting “sanctuary cities.” “We’ve been talking about this right from the beginning,” Trump said during a brief signing ceremony at the Department of Homeland […]

Cinco cosas que debe saber sobre los primeros 100 días de Trump

Cinco cosas que debe saber sobre los primeros 100 días de Trump

El día 20 de enero, el Presidente Donald Trump no perdió el tiempo en atacar al establecimiento político y prometer que los olvidados estarán en el centro de su presidencia. Su discurso inaugural estuvo repleto de promesas generalizadas y escasez en políticas específicas. Aun cuando no proporcionó detalles, tras un lapso de horas de haber […]

This Is Democracy in America: What Happens Next Is Up to Us

This Is Democracy in America: What Happens Next Is Up to Us

DENVER (AP) — Deb Szeman, a self-described “homebody,” had never participated in a demonstration before hopping on an overnight bus from her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend the women’s march on Washington. She returned on another bus that pulled in at 4 a.m. Sunday, full of people buzzing about what might come next […]

On Inauguration Day 2017, a Divided America Continues

On Inauguration Day 2017, a Divided America Continues

WASHINGTON — Citizens of a divided America descended on the streets of the capital on Friday as Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. It was, perhaps, the most polarized Inauguration Day since Abraham Lincoln took office. Protests broke out and people here expressed sharp criticism of the businessman who now occupies the […]

Five Things You Need to Know About Trump’s First 100 Days

Five Things You Need to Know About Trump’s First 100 Days

President Donald Trump wasted no time attacking the political establishment and promising that the forgotten will be at the center of his presidency in an inaugural address packed with general promises and few specific policies. While short on details, within hours President Trump moved quickly to signal the kind of America he envisions. The White […]

Fighting Fear, Building Power: MLK and a Beloved Community

Fighting Fear, Building Power: MLK and a Beloved Community

On Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, community organizers, artists, activists, scholars, faith leaders and families of all backgrounds will come together for “Fighting Fear, Building Power: Renewing the Call for a Beloved Community.” We expect these simultaneous community gatherings – held in Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Detroit and Baltimore – to attract more […]

Activists Can Make a Difference, Obama Says in Last Official Speech

Activists Can Make a Difference, Obama Says in Last Official Speech

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has bid farewell to the nation in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on edge over rapid economic changes, persistent security threats and the election of Donald Trump. Forceful at times and tearful at others, Obama’s valedictory speech in his hometown of Chicago was a public […]

In Final Official Speech, Obama Will Address Life as ‘Bigger Than Politics’

In Final Official Speech, Obama Will Address Life as ‘Bigger Than Politics’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now an elder statesman, Barack Obama is returning to Chicago where he launched his unlikely political career for one final speech: a parting plea to Americans not to lose faith in their future, no matter what they think about their next president. Obama’s final speech as president, before thousands who will gather […]

Grassroots Leaders on Voting in the South: This Region Is Changing

Grassroots Leaders on Voting in the South: This Region Is Changing

The results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election left many people surprised, if not downright stunned. But there is one aspect of Republican Donald Trump’s unexpected triumph that shouldn’t come as a shocker: He carried Mississippi. Since 1964, the state has chosen just one Democratic candidate for president – Jimmy Carter in 1976. That is, […]

Report: Trump Immigration Adviser Backs ‘Muslim Registry’

Report: Trump Immigration Adviser Backs ‘Muslim Registry’

WASHINGTON (AP) — An immigration adviser to President-elect Donald Trump and a possible candidate for a top government post wants to make some changes at the Homeland Security Department, including recreating a system that required certain immigrants, including men and boys from 25 mostly Muslim nations, to register with the federal government upon their arrival. […]