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Betsy DeVos Sued For Failing To Implement Automatic Student Loan Forgiveness

Betsy DeVos Sued For Failing To Implement Automatic Student Loan Forgiveness

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces a new lawsuit filed on Tuesday. It alleges the Dept. of Education has failed to comply with the Borrowers Defense rule, a student loan forgiveness program that would automatically cancel debt for borrowers whose schools have closed.A new lawsuit claims tens of thousands of borrowers are still waiting for the Department of Education to erase their debt — about $250 million — as it was ordered to do last month.

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Betsy DeVos Sued For Failing To Implement Automatic Student Loan Forgiveness

Flake Pledges To Block Committee Votes On Judges — Until Mueller Bill On Senate Floor

Flake Pledges To Block Committee Votes On Judges — Until Mueller Bill On Senate Floor

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. (left), and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., speak to members of the media during a news conference Wednesday on the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act.Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., holds the deciding vote on a narrowly divided Senate Judiciary Committee. There are currently 21 judicial nominees awaiting a vote by the committee.

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Flake Pledges To Block Committee Votes On Judges — Until Mueller Bill On Senate Floor

Congress May Be On The Verge Of A Major Overhaul To The Criminal Justice System

Congress May Be On The Verge Of A Major Overhaul To The Criminal Justice System

A bipartisan effort to ease some penalties for drug crimes and provide more services to people leaving prison appears to be in the works in Congress, but the deal hinges on support from the president.


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Congress May Be On The Verge Of A Major Overhaul To The Criminal Justice System

LGBT Splinter Group From Migrant Caravan Is The 1st To Arrive In Tijuana

LGBT Splinter Group From Migrant Caravan Is The 1st To Arrive In Tijuana

A group of mostly LGBT Central American migrants are the first to reach northern Mexico. On Sunday about 80 of them arrived in Tijuana. They plan to apply for asylum as early as Thursday.About 80 mostly LGBT migrants reached the border city south of San Diego on Sunday. They plan to seek political asylum as early as Thursday, arriving weeks ahead of thousands en route to the U.S.

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Source: NPR
LGBT Splinter Group From Migrant Caravan Is The 1st To Arrive In Tijuana

Trump's Continued Claims Of Fraud Without Evidence Undermines Legitimacy Of Elections

Trump's Continued Claims Of Fraud Without Evidence Undermines Legitimacy Of Elections

President Trump and GOP leaders in Florida have been raising doubts about the process of counting votes, claiming fraud without evidence. That can have a corrosive effect on democratic institutions.


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Trump's Continued Claims Of Fraud Without Evidence Undermines Legitimacy Of Elections

Trump, Pence miss Veterans Day observance at Arlington Cemetery

Our Captain Ahab hides in his quarters for the duration of the Veteran’s Day observances. While some would say that he is grieving the loss, they would also say many other astounding things about the Commander In Chief.
Time to face the fact that we are dealing with an odd duck. For all the commentary, we don’t think anyone really knows him, probably because he does not know himself.

From MSN

President Trump is spending Monday at the White House and had no plans to visit Arlington National Cemetery in northern Virginia as America observes the Veterans Day holiday.

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