Carrier still plans to ship roughly 300 jobs to Mexico

(Credit: AP) Despite President Trump convincing Carrier to keep its Indianapolis furnace plant in the United States rather than move it out of the country, the company still intends to move roughly 300 jobs to Mexico, according to CNN. On July 20, 2016, Carrier formally notified the state of Indiana that it planned to eliminate over 500 jobs at the Indianapolis plant over the next six months. After his visit to Carrier’s plant on December 1, 2016, Trump said that Carrier agreed to keeping 1,100 jobs, though CNN reported the actual number at 800. It turns out that the discrepancy arose because both Trump and Carrier were accounting for 300… Read More

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On track for Public Service Loan Forgiveness? Good news, you’re not in danger from Trump’s budget

By Danielle Douglas-gabriel, The Washington Post The Education Department said Tuesday the hundreds of thousands of doctors, lawyers, teachers and social workers on track for a form of student loan forgiveness will not be affected by President Donald Trump’s proposal to get rid of the benefit. The 2018 White House budget calls for the elimination of Public Service Loan Forgiveness, a program that wipes away federal student debt for people in the public sector after they have made 120 qualifying monthly payments, or 10 years’ worth of payments. The spending plan makes no mention of what will happen to the 552,931 people the Education Department said are on their way… Read More

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White House: Trump ‘united the entire Muslim world in a way that it really hasn’t been in many years’ on his big trip

A senior White House official told reporters on Tuesday that President Donald Trump united the Muslim world in a way that “really hasn’t been” done in “many years.” Trump on Tuesday wrapped up the Middle East leg of his first foreign trip as president. The trip included stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel. “I think this trip was a big success because it was unexpected,” the official said. “It went in the heart of one of the, I always say that the president is always at his best when he’s doing big things that are unexpected. … He was able to really go into Saudi Arabia, the custodian of the… Read More

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Key ‘Trumpcare’ architect Tom MacArthur resigns from centrist caucus

Co-chairman of the moderate Republican caucus Tom MacArthur resigned from his leadership role on Tuesday, Politico reports. MacArthur, who represents New Jersey in the House of Representatives, engineered the amendment that allowed the Republican-backed Obamacare replacement — the American Health Care Act — to pass. According to Politico, MacArthur’s moves to pass the bill by negotiating with far-right Republicans caused him to fall out with some of his centrist colleagues. “I’m not looking to be divisive within the group and I’m not looking to change who I am,” MacArthur told Politico. “I’m going to continue to govern the way I believe the American people need us to govern. That means… Read More

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FEC official seeks to investigate claims Russia bought anti-Clinton ads on Facebook

FILE – In this June 11, 2014, file photo, a man walks past a mural in an office on the Facebook campus (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) (Credit: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) If Russian agents spent money on Facebook ads to spread anti-Hillary Clinton stories during the 2016 presidential election, FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub wants to know about it. After reading a recent article in Time Magazine which claimed that American intelligence had proof of Russian agents spending money on the aforementioned Facebook ads, Weintraub became curious, according to a report by Politico. Because the agency is already investigating a complaint filed in December by two watchdog groups, Free Speech for… Read More

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