Month: June 2018

Illinois Democrats push back on Trump immigration hard line

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois lawmakers pushed back last spring against President Donald Trump and his often hardline stance on immigration policy. The Democratic-controlled Legislature approved several pro-immigrant measures. They include allowing…

Abolishing ICE becomes Dem litmus test

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s shock victory in a Democratic primary is underscoring calls to eliminate Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

For cannabis legalization in New England, it’s a slow burn

BOSTON (AP) – New England may still be the next U.S. frontier for legal cannabis; just don’t try shopping for it quite yet. After early successes for the cannabis industry in western states, the region seemed the next logical foothold. But while its fa…

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s week of faulty claims: MS-13, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump isn’t willing to embrace the truth when it comes to immigration, violence and MS-13 gangs. In speech after speech, he links weak border enforcement to pervasive crime and the “vile gang MS-13,” with his administ…

Trump says Saudi Arabia has agreed to increase oil production

President Trump said on Saturday that King Salman of Saudi Arabia has agreed to up its oil production by as much as “2,000,000 barrels” so as to bring down prices after instability in Iran and Venezuela.