Trumps family separations: watchdog review paints damning picture of policy

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Report says 2,600 children were separated from their parents without adequate systems in place to track or reunite families Donald Trumps administration separated more than 2,600 children from their parents without adequate systems in place to track or reunite families, according to the first government review of the controversial the 25-page report said. Using information […]

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Weak economic recovery was down to flawed policies, not secular stagnation | Joseph Stiglitz

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Lesson to be learned from 2008 financial crisis is that the challenge was and is – political In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, some economists argued that the US, and perhaps the global economy, was suffering from secular stagnation an idea first conceived in the aftermath of the Great Depression. Economies had always […]

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EU acts to protect firms from Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran

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Companies told to ignore White House demands to drop all business with Iran The EU has launched an attempt to protect European businesses from Donald Trumps sanctions against Iran as the US administration voiced its intent to apply maximum pressure on Tehran by vigorously applying its punitive measures. The sanctions are to enter into force […]

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Separation at the border: children wait in cages at south Texas warehouse

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US Border Patrol allows reporters to visit but does not allow pictures or interviews at holding facility housing children as young as four Inside an old warehouse in south Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about […]

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Trump calls for death penalties for drug dealers as focus of opioids plan

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Trumps policy rollout focuses on punishment for dealers and traffickers but doesnt propose new legislation to combat the crisis Donald Trump called on Monday for some drug dealers to receive the death penalty in a new opioids policy rollout in New Hampshire, a state hard hit by the national a November 2017 report by the […]

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Trump’s solution to school shootings: arm teachers with guns

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It is the gun, its the person behind the gun and its about helping people before they ever reach that point, said a mother whose son died at Sandy Hook elementary Donald Trump has said he will consider a proposal to arm school teachers in an attempt to prevent mass shootings, a move certain to […]

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Trump mounts extraordinary defence of his ‘mental stability’

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President boasts of being a very stable genius and calls Michael Wolff a fraud but author says his explosive book will finally end this presidency In an extraordinary public defence of his own mental stability, Donald Trump issued a volley of tweets that seemed guaranteed to add fuel to a raging political fire. Suggestions in […]

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Michael Bloomberg: Brexit is stupidest thing any country has done besides Trump

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Exclusive: Billionaire media mogul says it is hard to understand why a country doing so well wanted to ruin it Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul and former mayor of New York, has said Brexit is the single stupidest thing any country has ever done apart from the election of Donald Trump as US president. […]

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America gives $700bn to the military but says healthcare is a luxury | Trevor Timm

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On Monday, the Pentagon received even more money than it had asked for. Funding war is something that both Democrats and Republicans can agree on When Bernie Sanders released his much anticipated healthcare plan last week, countless pundits and members of Congress asked why the government should pass such a bill given its potential cost. […]

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Trump trade investigation will ‘poison’ relations with China, media warns

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The president is expected to order the probe on Monday despite the risk of angering Beijing amid the North Korea nuclear standoff Donald Trumps decision to order an investigation into allegedly unfair Chinese trade practices will poison relations between the two countries, a state-run newspaper has said. Trump is expected

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