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  • Treasury chief says reviewing Iran’s aircraft licenses
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that his department is reviewing licenses for Boeing Co and Airbus to sell aircraft to Iran, telling lawmakers he will increase sanctions pressure on Iran, Syria and North Korea. ..... Read More.
    REUTERS – Politics | Politics & GovernmentWed, May 24, 2017
    56 mins ago
  • Russians talked about influencing Trump through advisers: NY Times
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. spies learned last summer that Russian officials discussed influencing Donald Trump through his advisers Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn, The New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing three current and former U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence. ..... Read More.
    REUTERS – Politics | Politics & GovernmentWed, May 24, 2017
    57 mins ago
  • NYT: Russians discussed using Manafort, Flynn to influence Trump
    Months before the presidential election, U.S. spies collected intelligence showing senior Russian officials discussing how to exert influence over Donald Trump using his advisers, ..... Read More.
    THE HILL – The Latest News | Politics & GovernmentWed, May 24, 2017
    58 mins ago
  • Trump Wants Families On Food Stamps To Get Jobs. The Majority Already Work
    Some 55 percent of families with kids on SNAP have jobs — they just don't earn enough to live on. Many states where reliance on SNAP is heaviest voted overwhelmingly for Trump last November.(Image credit: Whitney Hayward/Press Herald/Getty Images) ..... Read More.
    NPR – Politics | Politics & GovernmentWed, May 24, 2017
    1 hour ago
  • DeVos declines to say whether she’d send her kids to a Milwaukee voucher school
    Congressman Mark Pocan tries to grill Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over Milwaukee vouchers.         ..... Read More.
    Journal Sentinel – Politics | Politics & GovernmentWed, May 24, 2017
    1 hour ago
  • Immigrant Mother Receives Pardon For Minor Driving Conviction, But Still Could Be Deported
    WASHINGTON ― Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) pardoned an undocumented mother of two on Wednesday for a years-old conviction for driving without a license in the hope that it will help spare her from deportation. But the fact that she is no longer defined as a criminal might not matter to the Trump administration. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained Liliana Cruz Mendez, the 30-year-old originally from El Salvador, last Thursday when she went to the agency for a routine check-in. ICE had repeatedly allowed her to remain in the U.S. in spite of a 2006 removal order for crossing the border illegally and a 2013 misdemeanor conviction for driving without a license, which she could not obtain because of her status.Her case now becomes another test for President Donald Trump, who claims his focus is on criminals but has detained scores of non-criminals as well. Cruz Mendez can’t be defined as… ..... Read More.
    HUFFINGTON POST – Politics | Politics & GovernmentWed, May 24, 2017
    1 hour ago
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