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President Trump: 'Nobody Knew Health Care Was Complicated'

Medicaid is eyed for deep cuts and transformation under the various proposals being considered by Congressional Republicans. "He said Republicans can provide people access to affordable insurance plans, 'but whether they take it or not is like trying to legislate responsibility'".

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Do Political Statements At Awards Show Actually Make A Difference?

Melissa McCarthy impersonator Sean Spicer has said that Trump won't be holding his breath over another possible moment, but it's still very probable that another award victor or even host Jimmy Kimmel will use that stage to speak out on what they believe in.

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DHS chief: Military won't be used for deportations

Mexico's foreign minister, Luis Videgaray, was clearly incensed by Trump's stance, stating at the outset that he disagrees with America's ramped-up targeting of Mexico, and wants the rights of Mexicans living in the United States to be respected.

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United States dollars community reacts to secretary of education nomination

She says, "They are huge advocates of choice, which is wonderful, which is a plus, which we believe in". I think there's been some discussion between the timing of the issuance and recommendations - or between the exact wording. The idea of a nationwide voucher system seems to leave a sour taste in public education's mouth. "You have to have teachers who are empowered to facilitate great teaching", DeVos said.

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'Dreamer' held in Tacoma sues for his release

One of Ramirez's attorneys, Theodore J. Boutrous, said the government had "launched a public campaign to smear Mr. Ramirez's reputation with a constantly shifting story of gang membership and criminal history. The arrest is being seen as significant given Mr Trump's long-standing promise of an immigration clampdown. Having gang ties is has always has been grounds for dismissal from the DACA program, including during the Obama administration.

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Jamaican among 41 arrested in USA 'targeted enforcement operations'

US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Monday that out of the more than 680 people arrested, around 75 percent have criminal records, ranging from homicide to drunk driving. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said they targeted known criminals and arrested hundreds of illegal immigrants in what they called an "enforcement surge" that began February 6 and took place in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, New York , and the Carolinas.

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Betsy DeVos Blocked From Entering Public School by Protestors

Since we're having to learn so many new terms under the current administration, I'd like to offer up a new one: Antiqualified. Two days into her tenure as secretary of education, Betsy DeVos was blocked by protesters from entering a public school in Washington , D.C.

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Betsy DeVos Responds to Protestors: 'I Will Not Be Deterred'

Although the group of demonstrators was small, they created a barrier to the entrance of Jefferson Middle School Academy , which forced DeVos to turn around and get right back in her auto. "Please let her in". Northeast Queens has the two top-performing school districts in the city - District 26 in the Bayside area and District 25 in the Flushing area.

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Season's biggest snowstorms roars into Northeast

A swath of snow will skirt along the leading edge of mild air across the Northeast through Saturday . Heavy and blowing snow is expected Sunday night and Monday , with west winds increasing to 15 to 25 miles per hour Sunday night with gusts up to 35 miles per hour producing poor driving conditions, and potentially deep, snow-covered roads.

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US Senate confirms controversial Trump pick Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Democrats were unable to convince another Republican to defect, despite an intense lobbying effort that culminated with an all-night Democratic talk-a-thon Monday night into Tuesday on the Senate floor. Both Maine senators had previously expressed concerns with DeVos's lack of commitment to and understanding of public schools. She's never been a teacher or an administrator.

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Sen. Mike Lee: Repeal Obamacare Now, Replacing It Is 'Harder'

But now Oller is among the Kentuckians that are anxious that the health insurance she has spent years signing people up for may disappear if there's a repeal of Obamacare by President Donald Trump, even though she voted for him. 7. I am begging them all to amend this health care system; do not repeal it. It's a goal we all share. The bottom line, they say, is that tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders could lose health insurance coverage , and health care reform efforts, like improved ...

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New York City public schools closed Thursday as 'significant snowfall' looms

Winds are also a key factor in the definition of blizzard conditions, and this storm may approach that classification. Saturday's warm weather will be set up by a weaker storm system that will race across southern Canada Friday night and early Saturday.

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Senate Democrats "Hold the Floor" for 24 Hours to Protest Betsy DeVos

The delay tactics have succeeded in stalling many of Trump's most important Cabinet picks - but Senate Republican leaders promised Monday to get votes for four nominees this week: DeVos, Health and Human Services nominee Tom Price, Treasury pick Steven Mnuchin and attorney general nominee, Sen.

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Utahns Protest & Praise DeVos Before Senate Vote

Here's hoping DeVos wins the nomination. And at her confirmation hearing , Betsy DeVos was asked if that figure could be as high as $200 million. When I taught in the New York City school system, and this is probably true of school systems everywhere; while the majority of teachers are quite good, there are also many disaffected teachers providing minimal or subpar education for their students.

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Affordable Care Act too valuable to repeal

Paul's plan would do away with the essential health benefit requirements of the ACA. Aetna and UnitedHealth do not lobby through the health insurers' trade group, which has been muted in its public statements about plans to repeal and replace the law.

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Kasich endorses Trump education nominee

In 2001, DeVos said she supported these causes as a way to influence "greater Kingdom gain", but her charitable giving has prompted concerns that she seeks to blur the line between church and state. He foresees special education students remaining in public schools unless a proposed voucher system requires private schools to admit whoever applies.

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Jerry Oleksiak: Trump's education nominee wrong for children and public schools

And like Sessions, she said yes.And how would schools be measured - based on whether they meet a certain standard of proficiency , or how much they improve over time?This story was produced in collaboration with Chalkbeat , an education news site.

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Trump asks 50 top Obama officials to stay

BPOs could be among the first to be hit if Trump makes good on his inaugural vow to "bring back our jobs". That doesn't seem like something President former President Barack Obama would write. "I echo President Trump's call for unity in his inaugural address and truly believe that regardless of individual political ideology, we all have something in common: a shared love for our nation and the desire to pass on a better America with more opportunities to the next generation", said ...

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Thousands of women march against Trump around the United Kingdom and the world

The Republican billionaire's arrival caps an extraordinary and improbable run for the White House that, once he takes the reins from President Barack Obama at noon Friday, will launch the United States into new and uncharted waters. Organizers estimated 3 million would march worldwide. She told the crowd that people all over the world need to stand up against oppressive systems and governments, saying Saturday's march shares a similar mission with movements like Idle No More and ...

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National Basketball Association backs up Knicks complaint but it's still another loss

Replays show that assistant Sidney Lowe was on the court right next to Lee in the corner yelling into Lee's ear when the pass came his way. It's unclear yet whether Lowe or the Wizards will be assessed a fine, but Lee suggested it may have been a dirty tactic and the league was looking into the play.