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Betsy DeVos will cancel $150 million in student debt after being sued for delays

Betsy DeVos will cancel $150 million in student debt after being sued for delays

The Department of Education said Thursday that it would wipe away student debt for 15,000 borrowers, implementing an Obama-era rule that Secretary Betsy DeVos has fought to block for more than a year. The debt cancellations will total about $150 million. The rule, known as Borrower Defense to Repayment, was designed to help students cheated…MORE

Do YOU want to be Donald Trump’s chief of staff?

Do YOU want to be Donald Trump’s chief of staff?

On Wednesday, when asked about his search for a chief of staff to replace John Kelly, President Donald Trump said this: “I have at least 10, 12 — 12 people that want it badly. I’m making a decision. Great people,” he said. “I could do it immediately. I’m in no rush. A lot of people want…MORE

North Carolina’s election fraud scandal has both parties planning for another campaign

North Carolina’s election fraud scandal has both parties planning for another campaign

Republican and Democratic officials in North Carolina are beginning to maneuver for position in anticipation of a fierce and protracted second campaign in the state’s scandal-ridden 9th Congressional District. Leaders from both parties have all but publicly agreed that a new election is necessary, but they are pursuing much different paths to winning it. Democrats…MORE

Trump was at August 2015 meeting about hush money payments, source says

Trump was at August 2015 meeting about hush money payments, source says

Donald Trump attended an August 2015 meeting that federal prosecutors believe was central to a criminal scheme to violate campaign finance laws to help Trump win the presidency, according to a source familiar with the matter. According to court filings, Trump was joined by Michael Cohen, who was his attorney at the time, and David…MORE

URGENT – Senate rebukes Trump, condemns Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi murder

URGENT – Senate rebukes Trump, condemns Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi murder

(CNN) — The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution condemning Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, ratcheting up pressure on President Donald Trump who has aligned himself with the Saudi kingdom in the aftermath of the brutal killing.Just prior to passing the resolution, the Senate also overwhelming…MORE

Shelters holding nearly 15,000 migrant children near capacity

Shelters holding nearly 15,000 migrant children near capacity

Government shelters holding immigrant children are about 92% full, according to a Department of Health and Human Services official, a sign that the backlog of those in detention has not abated. The number of migrant children in shelters fluctuates daily and thousands have been caught in a backlog that has some confined for many months.…MORE

Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation, source says

Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation, source says

President Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee is currently being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible financial abuses related to the more than $100 million in donations raised for his inauguration, according to a source familiar with the matter. The investigation was first reported by The Wall Street Journal Thursday afternoon. Citing conversations…MORE

The 29 most surreal lines from Donald Trump’s Fox News interview

The 29 most surreal lines from Donald Trump’s Fox News interview

On Thursday, President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Fox News personality Harris Faulkner. It was, um, chummy — with Faulkner asking Trump questions like “What do you love about being President?” and “You have such energy for this.” (Yes, I know the latter isn’t a question at all.) I went through the…MORE

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