Gil Fulbright, a satirical candidate in the Kentucky race between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, is giving Americans a rare glimpse at an honest politician. Enjoy: Fulbright, the brainchild of the campaign finance reform group Represent.Us, is running his fake campaign in Kentucky because the McConnell/Grimes race is […]
As thousands of people continue to illegally immigrate into the U.S. from the south, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that he believes the border is secure. Reid spoke to reporters after the Senate Democrats’ weekly lunch, asserting that Congress shouldn’t be working on ways to deport the thousands of new immigrants more […]
TAPACHULA, Mexico (MCT) — With pressure mounting from the U.S. government, Mexico on Tuesday appointed a czar to take charge of largely unimpeded migration from Central America, which sees tens of thousands of people each year enter southern Mexico and cross the country en route to the United States. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, […]
(MCT) — The Department of Veterans Affairs disability system has improperly paid former service members at least $230 million over the past few years, according to the VA’s Office of the Inspector General. The overpayments stem largely from the department’s attempts to clear a massive backlog of claims for disability compensation. In trying to speed […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — In an unlikely partnership, two Texas lawmakers — one Democrat, one Republican — are proposing a bipartisan bill that would empower the U.S. to speed up immigration hearings in hopes of stemming the crisis of unaccompanied children at the border. The proposal from Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Vice President Joe Biden will appear this week for the first time before the largest gathering of progressive activists in the country, a critical constituency for any Democrat with Presidential ambitions. Biden’s debut at the annual Netroots Nation comes as the Vice President has made a number of moves that could better […]
MCALLEN, Texas (MCT) — Prominent journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas was detained at McAllen-Miller International Airport in Texas on Tuesday. Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, tweeted that he was going to go through security carrying a pocket version of the U.S. Constitution and his Philippine passport as his only form of identification. After that, […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen told Senators Tuesday that the economy still has not fully recovered the recession and did not indicate that central bank policymakers would soon begin to raise rock-bottom interest rates. “Although the economy continues to improve, the recovery is not yet complete,” Yellen told the Senate Banking […]
Since President Barack Obama took office in 2008, applications for asylum in the United States has tripled, while the rate at which the government grants those requests has increased at an even higher rate.
Four years ago, Commerce Department officials were touting their pilot grant program as a way to vault emergency responders into the age of high-speed broadband. But now, the program is in turmoil — and tens of millions of Federal grant dollars have been lost or diverted to other purposes.