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Senators Push Fate of DACA Recipients to 2018

Senators Push Fate of DACA Recipients to 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Republican senators agreed not to deal with a needed fix for young immigrants in must-pass year-end spending legislation, according to some GOP lawmakers who visited the White House on Thursday.  Instead, they said, a solution would likely wait until next year for some 800,000 immigrants brought illegally to […]

On Obamacare: Poor Can Get Subsidies in Many Counties

On Obamacare: Poor Can Get Subsidies in Many Counties

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an odd twist, low-income people in about half of U.S. counties will now be able to get a taxpayer-subsidized “Obamacare” policy for free, according to a new study that suggests some actions by President Donald Trump against the health law could backfire.  Monday’s analysis of government data by the nonpartisan Kaiser […]

Smithsonian Exhibits Native Monument From Pipeline Protest

Smithsonian Exhibits Native Monument From Pipeline Protest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A centerpiece of a sprawling camp that evolved on disputed land in southern North Dakota to protest the four-state Dakota Access pipeline is going on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.  The nearly 12-foot-tall mile-marker post was constructed by protesters to show the […]

Trump Halts Payments to Insurers, Threatens Disruption, Critics Say

Trump Halts Payments to Insurers, Threatens Disruption, Critics Say

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America’s health care and political worlds alike Oct. 13, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their efforts to shred “Obamacare.”  Defiant Democrats, convinced they have important leverage, […]

CFPB Clamps Down on Payday Lending Industry

CFPB Clamps Down on Payday Lending Industry

NEW YORK (AP) — Payday and auto title lenders will have to adhere to stricter rules that could significantly curtail their business under rules finalized Thursday by a federal regulator. But the first nationwide regulation of the industry is still likely to face resistance from Congress.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rules largely reflect what […]

Labor Day 2017: Working Families Move Closer to Paid Parental Leave

Labor Day 2017: Working Families Move Closer to Paid Parental Leave

When millions of Americans gather at picnics and parades this Labor Day, they will have a new development to rally behind. One of the top concerns for working parents – national paid parental leave – is gaining momentum. After lagging behind other industrialized nations for years – the U.S. is the only one of 41 […]

Latest in Trump's America: Local Progress on Environment & Justice

Latest in Trump

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration, whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, and how families and grassroots organizations are working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest: Fighting in D.C., Progress in California for a Cleaner Environment Environmental policy remains divisive in the nation’s […]

Latest in Trump's America: Health Care, Kids and Census 2020

Latest in Trump

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration, whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, and how families and grassroots organizations are working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest: Health Care Fight Continues, Now for Millions of Kids Congress continues to stumble over health care this […]

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