From The Wire
WASHINGTON (MCT) — President Barack Obama will seek $3.7 billion in emergency funds from Congress to meet the country’s “moral obligation” to care for unaccompanied minors who have flooded in recent months to the southwestern border, White House officials said Tuesday. Nearly half the money would go to the Department of Health and Human Services […]
(MCT) — Lingering student-loan debt — which in recent years has been a drag on the economy as borrowers delay big-ticket purchases such as homes and cars — is beginning to affect millions of people as they head toward retirement. More than 16 percent of the nearly $1.2 trillion in outstanding student-loan debt in the […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in a case brought by home healthcare aides in Illinois casts doubt on labor agreements between such workers and State governments in nine other States. It also closes off — or at least complicates — one of labor’s clearest paths to reversing a decades-long trend of […]
Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi returned to the Senate on Monday for the first time since last month’s wild-ride election, but the Republican primary runoff he appears to have narrowly won remains far from over.
President Barack Obama’s healthcare law could be dealt a severe blow this week if a U.S. appeals court rules that some low- and middle-income residents no longer qualify to receive promised government subsidies to pay for their health insurance.
LAS VEGAS (MCT) — The tense face-off over a Nevada rancher’s right to graze his cattle on Federal land has spilled over into a public squabble after the Bureau of Land Management and Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie issued conflicting statements over their lack of cooperation in an armed Federal raid in April at Bundy’s […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Three years after the demise of the long-term care piece of the Affordable Care Act, some States are retooling their Medicaid programs to maximize the number of people who can get care at home and minimize the number who have to become poor to receive help. They also are trying to save […]
DETROIT (MCT) — A Federal judge has cracked down on the travel and computer activities of a Dearborn, Mich., cleric popular worldwide with the extremist militant group that announced last week the formation of an Islamic state in Iraq and Syria. U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen ordered that Ahmad Jebril, 43, stay within the eastern […]
CHICAGO (MCT) — For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood. It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a porch was hit. Responding officers kept cutting […]
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have reduced the capacity of gun magazines from 15 to 10 bullets, a small change that in the heated atmosphere surrounding gun issues is enough to raise the political temperature.