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Carveouts In Budget Deal Show Why Higher Education Accountability Shouldn't Be Complicated

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As laws and regulations governing higher education grow more complex, it's easy for lawmakers to squeeze in exemptions for politically favored institutions.
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Budget finally OK, Congress heads into big immigration fight

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WASHINGTON - They can all claim wins in the big budget agreement: President Donald Trump, congressional Republicans and Democrats, too. Next up, however, is a Senate immigration battle that may well lead nowhere, complicated by divisions within parties rubbed raw by the spending pact plus election-year pressures that always make compromise challenging.
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Harvard's Furman Says Budget Bill Has 'No Economic Rationale Whatsoever'

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Jason Furman, professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, discusses the fiscal repercussions of the recently signed budget bill. He speaks with Bloomberg's Julia Chatterley and Scarlet Fu on "Bloomberg Markets: Americas."
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29 photos that show the US-Mexico border's evolution over 100 years

29 photos that show the US-Mexico border's evolution over 100 years

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President Donald Trump signed into law a budget deal on Friday morning, reopening the government after a brief shutdown. The deal, set to be revealed on Monday, is expected to increase defense and domestic spending by just under $300 billion over two years. One component is a request for $3 billion toward building a wall along the US-Mexico border, according to Reuters.
Late last year, four construction companies completed 30-foot tall concrete prototypes of the barrier. At the time, Trump insisted that Mexico would foot the barrier's estimated $21.6 billion bill "one way or the other...
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President Trump signs budget deal, government reopens

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President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown
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The Supreme Court decision that will put more taxes on internet sales is...

The Supreme Court decision that will put more taxes on internet sales is good news for you

The Supreme Court this week ruled that states can compel retailers to collect sales taxes even if they don't have a physical presence in the states. It's good news for... Read more ...

Trump praises Supreme Court's sales tax decision in a shot at Amazon, but it...

Trump praises Supreme Court's sales tax decision in a shot at Amazon, but it could affect his own business too

President Donald Trump praised a Supreme Court ruling that could soon lead to online retailers having to collect state sales taxes in 45 states. But it could also have an... Read more ...

'Morning Joe' Host Says Trump Is 'Openly Racist' And So Are His Supporters

'Morning Joe' Host Says Trump Is 'Openly Racist' And So Are His Supporters

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski didn't pull any punches with Trump. Read more ...

A French woman visiting Canada was detained in the US for 2 weeks after...

A French woman visiting Canada was detained in the US for 2 weeks after accidentally crossing the border while jogging

US Border Patrol agents captured a French woman they said crossed the US-Canada border while she was jogging. Cedella Roman, who had been visiting her mother in British... Read more ...

Trump invited 'permanently separated' families to speak about loved ones...

Trump invited 'permanently separated' families to speak about loved ones allegedly killed by unauthorized immigrants - and he autographed posters of the victims' faces

President Donald Trump invited families at an event on Friday to share stories of their loved ones allegedly killed by unauthorized immigrants. These families, Trump said, were... Read more ...

A judge outlined exactly what qualifies as privileged in the Michael Cohen...

A judge outlined exactly what qualifies as privileged in the Michael Cohen case - and almost nothing involves Cohen's work for his clients

US District Judge Kimba Wood laid out what from the first batch of President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen's reviewed documents was covered by attorney-client... Read more ...

Trump Upends Policy on Protecting Lakes, Oceans

Trump Upends Policy on Protecting Lakes, Oceans

President Trump has thrown out a policy devised by his predecessor to protect US oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters... Read more ...

Trump Props Up Grieving Parents To Defend Immigration Policy

Trump Props Up Grieving Parents To Defend Immigration Policy

The president used some unsupported claims about immigrant crime rates to stir concern. Read more ...

More Americans Blame Undocumented Parents Than Trump For Family Separations

More Americans Blame Undocumented Parents Than Trump For Family Separations

The White House has managed to dodge a lot of blame for a deeply unpopular policy. Read more ...

Trump Leaves GOP Leaders Out To Dry On Immigration

Trump Leaves GOP Leaders Out To Dry On Immigration

Trump could have made immigration easier on Republicans. Instead, he's making it harder. Read more ...