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WASHINGTON — Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown. His proximity to President Donald Trump has elevated the union leader's profile while burnishing the image of the U.S. Border Patrol, a backwater in prior administrations when compared to other federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI and Secret Service. At the same time, Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, has helped to validate Trump's fiery immigration rhetoric and affirm his conviction that a wall at the southern border is urgently needed to stop what they've described as a humanitarian crisis. Trump's demand that $5.7 billion be provided for his long-promised border wall has triggered a stalemate with Democrats in Congress and the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history. Judd said in a written response to questions that he's not an official adviser to the president. … [Read more...] about At Trump’s side, Border Patrol union leader in spotlight
San Juan, Puerto Rico — Over the weekend, Puerto Rico welcomed more than 30 members of Congress — the largest congressional delegation to ever visit the island. The contingent of Democratic lawmakers set foot on Puerto Rican soil during a trying time for the U.S. territory, still grappling with a prolonged debt-crisis and recovering from two destructive storms. "It is more devastating than many of us realized. I'm glad that we came," Congressman Tony Cárdenas, D-California, told CBS News. "The reason why we came is to touch, feel and smell and understand with our hearts and our minds what the heck is going on in Puerto Rico."On Saturday, the delegation held a round table with local officials to discuss post-hurricane Maria recovery efforts, unpopular austerity measures and federal investment to the island. Some of Puerto Rico's mayors and legislators pleaded with congressional leaders for more federal assistance, the repeal of the Jones Act, the end or … [Read more...] about “It is more devastating than many of us realized”: Congressional delegation visits Puerto Rico
Updated 3:02 pm PDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 WATER MILL, NY - JULY 30: Billy McFarland attends The 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction at The Watermill Center on July 30, 2016 in Water Mill, NY. WATER MILL, NY - JULY 30: Billy McFarland attends The 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction at The Watermill Center on July 30, 2016 in Water Mill, NY. Photo: (Photo By Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan Via Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: (L-R) Matthew Assante, Waka Flocka, Billy McFarland and Ja Rule attend 'Whisper Wednesdays' at PHD Terrace Dream Midtown on December 14, 2016 in New York City. NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: (L-R) Matthew Assante, Waka Flocka, Billy McFarland and Ja Rule attend 'Whisper Wednesdays' at PHD Terrace Dream Midtown on December 14, 2016 in New York City. Photo: (Photo By … [Read more...] about Lawyer: Mental illness led to Fyre Festival promoter’s crime
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAbby Goodnough Sept. 5, 2018 FORT WORTH — More than 1,000 miles from the caustic Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Brett M. Kavanaugh, a federal judge here on Wednesday listened to arguments about whether to find part or all of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, in a case that may end up before a newly right-leaning high court. The case has become far more than a threat to the landmark legislation. Democrats have sought to make it both a flash point in the battle over whether to confirm Judge Kavanaugh and a crucial prong in their strategy to retake control of the House and Senate in the midterm elections. It has already made some Republicans jumpy, especially those in tight re-election contests, because the Trump administration explicitly said in a legal filing in June that … [Read more...] about Another Case Is Threatening Obamacare. Democrats Hope It Will Help Them.