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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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Supreme Court rules for Trump on detaining immigrants

Supreme Court rules for Trump on detaining immigrants

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the federal government can detain immigrants indefinitely for past crimes, even if they have been previously released. In a 5-4 decision... Read more ...

Mueller's office began investigating Michael Cohen as early as July 2017

Mueller's office began investigating Michael Cohen as early as July 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office began investigating Michael Cohen - President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney and fixer - as early as July 2017, according to... Read more ...

Paul Ryan Gets New Gig On Fox News Parent Company's Board

Paul Ryan Gets New Gig On Fox News Parent Company's Board

Fox mogul Rupert Murdoch, who will co-chair the newly formed Fox Corporation, has long been a fan of the former House speaker. Read more ...

Donald Trump Rips Into George Conway: 'Total Loser!'

Donald Trump Rips Into George Conway: 'Total Loser!'

The husband of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway recently suggested Trump is mentally unfit to be president. Read more ...

Trump rules out expanding Supreme Court in a dig at 2020 Dems

Trump rules out expanding Supreme Court in a dig at 2020 Dems

President Donald Trump asserted Tuesday that the Supreme Court will remain with nine judges for at least the next six years. Asked in a Rose Garden news conference about the... Read more ...

George Conway's Spat With Trump Gets Worse

George Conway's Spat With Trump Gets Worse

"A total loser!" That was President Trump's response Tuesday to George Conway's pokes at his mental health. The president's three-word tweet linked to another tweet by Trump... Read more ...

Russia has banned fake news, while also being one of the world's prime...

Russia has banned fake news, while also being one of the world's prime exporters of fake news

Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a new law that heavily fines those who spread those who spread what the state decides is fake news. Russia is one of the world's largest... Read more ...

Trump accuses social media giants of bias towards 'radical left Democrats'

Trump accuses social media giants of bias towards 'radical left Democrats'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused tech companies, including Facebook, Twitter and Google, of promoting "the Radical Left Democrats" but pledged that "we will win... Read more ...

Trump's border wall may strip money from a $65 million water treatment plant...

Trump's border wall may strip money from a $65 million water treatment plant at a Marine Corps base with a history of contaminated water

The Defense Department published a list of hundreds of military projects that may lose funding to pay for President Trump's border barrier. It added that "no military housing... Read more ...

Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and anonymous users who made fun of him...

Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and anonymous users who made fun of him for $250 million

Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Twitter as well as several individuals for the mockery he received on the platform. He claims the tweets made him suffer $250 million in damages and... Read more ...