Four decades of conflict between the US and Iran are entering a new stage after Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal. The US government is poised to reimpose devastating economic sanctions -- on everything from Iran buying or acquiring US dollars, to commerce in Iran’s ports and exports of Iranian oil.
"Once Again, Hurting Children": GAO Approves Trump's Plan to Take $7 Billion Back From Kids' Health Program
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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump's "despicable" proposal to slash more than $7 billion from the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which helps impoverished families provide healthcare to their kids.
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A pilot program with the aim of delivering student loans through prepaid bank cards is vulnerable to a conflict of interest, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was warned during a hearing on Tuesday.
DeVos, however, dismissed those concerns, and later appeared to know very little at all about the card program.
In what dozens of progressive groups hailed as a good first step toward eradicating the rampant corruption that has infected both major political parties and flourished under President Donald Trump, congressional Democrats on Monday rolled out a series of pro-democracy proposals aimed at enhancing voting rights, curbing the influence of corporate lobbyists, and "ending the scourge of unaccountable 'dark money' unleashed by Citizens United."
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands over the military demarcation line upon meeting for the Inter-Korean Summit on April 27, 2018, in Panmunjom, South Korea. (Photo: Inter Korean Press Corp / NurPhoto via Getty Images)