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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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Mitch McConnell Will Let Senate Vote On Criminal Justice Bill

Mitch McConnell Will Let Senate Vote On Criminal Justice Bill

The Senate leader is really upset, though, that lawmakers may have to be in Washington between Christmas and the new year. Read more ...

Trump EPA Proposes Big Changes to Federal Water Protections

Trump EPA Proposes Big Changes to Federal Water Protections

The Trump administration wants to substantially limit which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. Farmers and developers have long lobbied against the current rule... Read more ...

LIVE: Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before Congress for the first time

LIVE: Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before Congress for the first time

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is testifying before Congress today amid increasing political scrutiny of big tech. Pichai, appearing before the House Judiciary Committee, is expected... Read more ...

Theresa May's government drafted Brexit deal addendum weeks before...

Theresa May's government drafted Brexit deal addendum weeks before meaningful vote debate began

Theresa May wants the EU to sign a declaration on the Brexit backstop to reassure angry MPs. The prime minister is set to ask Brussels to make a strong commitment to avoiding... Read more ...

Google's CEO explains why a picture of Donald Trump comes up when you search...

Google's CEO explains why a picture of Donald Trump comes up when you search for 'idiot'

Republicans in Congress are grilling Google CEO Sundar Pichai over allegations that the search giant is biased against conservative media and websites. The Congresswoman from... Read more ...

New Zealand is about to relax its marijuana laws, and it could lead to total...

New Zealand is about to relax its marijuana laws, and it could lead to total legalization

New Zealand made marijuana legal for terminally ill patients with a new law passed on Tuesday. The Health Minister David Clark says it will give 25,000 people relief from pain... Read more ...

Kellyanne Conway slams Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, says she 'doesn't seem to...

Kellyanne Conway slams Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, says she 'doesn't seem to know much about anything'

Kellyanne Conway, President Donald Trump's senior adviser, became the latest conservative to attack Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive 29-year-old New York... Read more ...

Arrested Huawei CFO offers to pay for her own 24-hour surveillance and wear...

Arrested Huawei CFO offers to pay for her own 24-hour surveillance and wear a tracking device if she's granted bail

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou appeared Monday in a Canadian court to argue that she should be released on bail while she waits to hear whether she'll be extradited to the... Read more ...

A large majority of Americans support current or increased levels of...

A large majority of Americans support current or increased levels of immigration, while most of Europe wants fewer migrants

A Pew Research Center poll found that more Americans would like the number of migrants coming into the nation to either stay the same or increase. Meanwhile, most Europeans... Read more ...

Trump To Meet With 'Chuck And Nancy.' Expectations Are Low

Trump To Meet With 'Chuck And Nancy.' Expectations Are Low

With a partial government shutdown on the horizon, President Trump and Democratic leaders are set to discuss border funding and other issues at the White House. Read more ...