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9/11 first responder says Trump meeting can wait until Congress passes bill

A 9/11 first responder said Tuesday that any meeting involving President Donald Trump can wait until the Senate passes a bill extending the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which is struggling to pay its current claims and will run out of funding next year. “There’s no meeting yet, and frankly, the White House isn’t even…MORE

Betsy DeVos faces new lawsuit over student debt forgiveness

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is facing another lawsuit over the department’s loan forgiveness program aimed at helping defrauded students. More than 150,000 applications are pending, and some borrowers have been waiting years to hear whether they’ll be granted debt relief. Seven borrowers, all of whom attended for-profit colleges, filed the lawsuit Tuesday. “Department officials have…MORE

Agriculture secretary: Farmers ‘are one of the casualties’ of Trump’s trade war

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue acknowledged this week that farmers are getting hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade war, but expressed optimism that a deal would be struck with China by the end of the year. American farmers “are one of the casualties here with trade disruption,” Perdue told CNN’s Vanessa Yurkevich in an exclusive interview.…MORE

Mitch McConnell to meet with 9/11 first responders

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will sit down Tuesday with 9/11 first responders on Capitol Hill, following comedian Jon Stewart’s high-profile criticism of Congress and his plea for the extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which is struggling to pay its current claims. “I think we have momentum and I think we’re going…MORE

How 2020 Democrats are preparing for the first debate

Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Miami this week for the first pair of debates with many hoping to do what only few so far have achieved: score a breakout moment. Candidates’ schedules have been lighter than normal of late, with many dedicating weeks to prepare for the debate stage. That preparation has ranged from…MORE

In Supreme Court census case, chief justice’s priorities are colliding

Two of Chief Justice John Roberts’ top priorities are on a collision course as the Supreme Court nears a pivotal decision this week on the Trump administration’s design for the 2020 census. Roberts has repeatedly declared that he wants the public to see the court as a nonpartisan institution, even though polarizing cases have often…MORE

Kamala Harris endorsed by Rep. William Lacy Clay

Sen. Kamala Harris of California has added a fourth Congressional Black Caucus member to her list of endorsements from its influential members: Rep. William Lacy Clay. Former Vice President Joe Biden has five endorsements from the caucus, as the 2020 Democratic hopefuls jockey for its members’ support. “I have nothing against Vice President Biden,” Clay…MORE