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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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Donald Trump's Idea For Sahara Desert Border Wall Gets Demolished

Donald Trump's Idea For Sahara Desert Border Wall Gets Demolished

He reportedly suggested Spain build a barrier across the Sahara desert to curb migration into Europe. Read more ...

Trump doesn't care if North Korea has nukes, as long as they're not pointed...

Trump doesn't care if North Korea has nukes, as long as they're not pointed at the US

President Donald Trump is cheerleading a new inter-Korean summit despite meager progress on denuclearizing North Korea. Trump seems not to care about North Korea's nukes - and... Read more ...

Obama Photographer Taunts Trump And GOP Senators With FBI Abbreviation Explainer

Obama Photographer Taunts Trump And GOP Senators With FBI Abbreviation Explainer

Pete Souza used an old photograph of Barack Obama and Merrick Garland to make a point about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Read more ...

The EU tells Theresa May her Chequers Brexit plan 'will not work'

The EU tells Theresa May her Chequers Brexit plan 'will not work'

European Council President Donald Tusk tells Theresa May that EU leaders are unanimous in opposing her Brexit plans. The so-called Chequers plan would be unacceptable to EU... Read more ...

Man Calls Cops On Black Woman Political Candidate Knocking On Doors

Man Calls Cops On Black Woman Political Candidate Knocking On Doors

"It's 2018," said Shelia Stubbs, who's poised to make history in her Wisconsin state assembly district. "It shouldn't be strange that a black woman's knocking on your door." Read more ...

'We're in the fourth quarter': James Comey says Mueller may be about to...

'We're in the fourth quarter': James Comey says Mueller may be about to finish his investigation into Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey says the Russia investigation into the Trump campaign appears to be nearing its end. He suggested that Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's... Read more ...

Indicted Congressman Does U-Turn, Revives Campaign

Indicted Congressman Does U-Turn, Revives Campaign

A Republican lawmaker who dropped out of a House race in upstate New York after being charged with insider trading has decided to drop back in. Rep. Chris Collins, the first... Read more ...

Donald Trump's Old Tweets About The 'Deep State' Are Coming Back To Haunt Him

Donald Trump's Old Tweets About The 'Deep State' Are Coming Back To Haunt Him

The president said he didn't like to use the term "deep state." These old tweets prove otherwise. Read more ...

Sen. Claire McCaskill: 'I Will Vote No On Judge Kavanaugh'

Sen. Claire McCaskill: 'I Will Vote No On Judge Kavanaugh'

The Missouri Democrat, facing a tough re-election battle, says her decision is not based on recent allegations of sexual misconduct against the nominee, but on other issues... Read more ...

Kavanaugh Accuser's Lawyer Says Rush To Hearing Is ‘Not A Fair Or Good Faith...

Kavanaugh Accuser's Lawyer Says Rush To Hearing Is ‘Not A Fair Or Good Faith Investigation'

The attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, says the GOP shouldn't bypass an FBI investigation. Read more ...