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North Carolina governor vetoes bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE

North Carolina governor vetoes bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE

North Carolina’s Democratic governor vetoed a controversial bill on Wednesday that would have required sheriffs in the state to closely cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. Among other things, HB 370, passed by the state House of Representatives on Tuesday and by the state Senate in June, would have required authorities to determine whether prisoners are…MORE

Lawmakers urge no new tariffs for European olive oil

Lawmakers urge no new tariffs for European olive oil

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Trump administration to spare olive oil from being targeted by potential tariffs on European goods. In a letter on Wednesday, 19 House members, led by New Jersey Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell and Texas Republican Rep. Jodey Arrington, pleaded with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to reconsider imposing…MORE

Donald Trump made 84 false claims last week

Donald Trump made 84 false claims last week

President Donald Trump spent most of last week at his Bedminster golf club, where he sometimes retreats from the public eye. When he left Washington for New Jersey, we thought there was a chance it would be a quiet week in presidential dishonesty. Naturally, he made 84 false claims. That was his highest total in…MORE

Fed officials sought rate flexibility amid conflicting economic signals, minutes show

Fed officials sought rate flexibility amid conflicting economic signals, minutes show

Minutes of the Fed’s July interest-rate setting policy meeting released Wednesday showed that central bankers are eager “to maintain optionality” when it comes to charting the course of future interest rate changes for the remainder of this year — and into 2020. The minutes will reinforce the message that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sent…MORE

House Democrat demands documents from NRA’s former ad firm

House Democrat demands documents from NRA’s former ad firm

A Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee is aiming to uncover more examples of potential financial impropriety at the National Rifle Association and convince the powerful House committee to launch a formal investigation into the tax-exempt nonprofit. In a new letter obtained by CNN, Rep. Brad Schneider of Illinois has asked the NRA’s…MORE

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