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Bernie Sanders to propose $20 billion bailout fund for struggling hospitals

Bernie Sanders to propose $20 billion bailout fund for struggling hospitals

Sen. Bernie Sanders, while wading in to a local fight over a Philadelphia hospital, proposed Monday a plan to create a federal fund to help local governments purchase for-profit hospitals struggling with debt and in danger of closing. The announcement came during a speech at a rally to save Hahnemann University Hospital. Hahnemann is currently…MORE

Trump gets his third acting secretary of defense this year

Trump gets his third acting secretary of defense this year

Mark Esper has formally stepped down from his role as acting defense secretary Monday after the Senate received his nomination from the White House to be confirmed for the permanent position. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has assumed the acting role, making him President Donald Trump‘s third acting defense secretary this year, and will serve in…MORE

Bureau of Land Management to move headquarters to Colorado, senator says

Bureau of Land Management to move headquarters to Colorado, senator says

The Bureau of Land Management, which controls 245 million acres of federal lands, may be moving its headquarters from Washington, DC, to Grand Junction, Colorado, one of the state’s US senators said Monday. Sen. Cory Gardner said the move “will bring the bureau’s decision makers closer to the people they serve and the public lands…MORE

Homeland Security watchdog says conditions at border facilities haven’t improved

Homeland Security watchdog says conditions at border facilities haven’t improved

The Department of Homeland Security inspector general reiterated Monday that it’s still concerned about conditions at border facilities. Over recent months, DHS officials warned of worsening conditions at the southern border amid a dramatic spike of apprehensions. Images included in internal watchdog reports, as well as anecdotes of migrants in standing-room only conditions, among others,…MORE

AG Barr warns of hate created by identity politics

AG Barr warns of hate created by identity politics

Attorney General William Barr pointed a finger at groups fighting “under the banner of identity politics” at a summit on anti-Semitism Monday, saying that they were divisive and creating a “breeding ground for hatred.” “My concern today is that under the banner of identity politics some political factions are seeking to obtain power by dividing…MORE

Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Ilhan Omar of praising al Qaeda

Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Ilhan Omar of praising al Qaeda

In a series of racist tweets on Sunday, President Donald Trump told a group of four Democratic congresswomen, all of whom are people of color, to “go back” to their supposed home countries, though three of them were born in the US. On Monday, he aggressively defended the tweets — and falsely accused one of…MORE

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