• California Oct 9, 2019

    Lawsuits Around US Seek to Block Trump's Public Charge Rule

    The scene is playing out in courtrooms from coast to coast — federal judges being asked to block a new Trump administration policy scheduled to take effect next week that would deny legal permanent residency to many immigrants over the use of public benefits. Almost a dozen lawsuits have been filed from New York to California with plaintiffs including states,...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 17, 2019

    California Files Lawsuit Over Trump Immigration Rule

    “This Trump rule weaponizes nutrition, health care and housing,” the California Attorney General said.

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 13, 2019

    Trump Admin. to Make It Harder for Low-Income Immigrants to Stay

    The Trump administration introduced a new rule Monday making it harder for low-income immigrants who receive food stamps or other forms of taxpayer-funded assistance to stay in the country legally, NBC News reported. The rule would require immigrants applying for a change in immigration status (like a green card) or those seeking to come here to prove that they are...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 24, 2019

    Disaster Aid Bill Facing a Tricky Path as It Heads to Senate

    A battle over funding for Puerto Rico is complicating the path forward for a long-delayed disaster aid bill that’s a top political priority for some of President Donald Trump’s Republican allies as it heads to the Senate floor this week.

  • food Jan 21, 2019

    For the Poor, the Safety Net in a Shutdown Doesn't Feel Safe

    Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears—anything that can last for months, or even years. Her pantry looks like she’s preparing for a winter storm. But she’s just trying to make sure her family won’t go hungry if her food stamps...

  • Internal Revenue Service Jan 13, 2019

    Selective Shutdown? Some Americans Impacted, Some Unfazed

    The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don’t know when they’ll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether they’ll make ends meet should the stalemate in Washington carry on another month. But if you’re a sportsman looking to hunt game, a gas...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jan 2, 2019

    Why Slowing Economies Could Prod US, China to Reach Deal

    The Trump administration and China are facing growing pressure to blink in their six-month stare-down over trade because of jittery markets and portents of economic weakness. The import taxes the two sides have imposed on hundreds of billions of each other’s goods — and the threat of more to come — have heightened anxiety on each side of the Pacific....

  • DONALD TRUMP Dec 29, 2018

    Farmers Risk Loss of Federal Payments, Loans From Shutdown

    The end of 2018 seemed to signal good things to come for America’s farmers. Fresh off the passage of the farm bill, which reauthorized agriculture, conservation and safety net programs, the Agriculture Department last week announced a second round of direct payments to growers hardest hit by President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Then parts of the government shut...

  • DONALD TRUMP Dec 5, 2018

    Fact Check: Entire Trump Tweet on Immigrant Aid Is Wrong

    President Donald Trump is spreading a false claim from supporters that people who are in the United States illegally receive more in federal assistance than the average American gets in Social Security benefits. Everything about the tweet he passed on to his 56 million listed Twitter followers Tuesday is wrong. In a tweet of his own, Trump sketched an overly...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 2, 2018

    Challenge for Congress: Consider Brett Kavanaugh, Keep Lights On

    Keep the government running and confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice. Those are the big-ticket items that Republican leaders in Congress hope to accomplish as lawmakers look to wrap up their work and head home to campaign for the November elections. Democrats want to keep the government open, but they also are fighting to derail the nomination...

  • California Aug 5, 2018

    California Request for Presidential Major Disaster Declaration Approved

    California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced Saturday that the White House had approved the state’s request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Shasta County, where the historic Carr Fire continues to burn.

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 17, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump on FBI, Phantom Law on Migrant Kids

    President Donald Trump is claiming exoneration in the Russia matter from a Justice Department report that actually offers him none. He’s also branding fired FBI chief James Comey a criminal, though the report in question makes no such accusation. Fallout from the internal report by the department’s inspector general capped a week of diplomacy with North Korea, trade spats on...

  • CONGRESS Apr 19, 2018

    House Panel Moves to Curb Food Stamps, Renew Farm Subsidies

    A bitterly-divided House panel Wednesday approved new work and job training requirements for food stamps as part of a five-year renewal of federal farm and nutrition policy. The GOP-run Agriculture Committee approved the measure strictly along party lines after a contentious, five-hour hearing in which Democrats blasted the legislation, charging it would toss up to 2 million people off of...

  • food Nov 13, 2017

    Turkey Sends Aid to Iran-Iraq Quake Victims

    Turkey has dispatched emergency personnel and aid to northern Iraq following Sunday’s earthquake on the Iraq-Iran border as officials expressed their “deep sadness” at the tragedy. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said his country has taken immediate action to provide medical and food aid to northern Iraq. Kerem Kinik, Turkish Red Crescent’s vice president, told The Associated Press from Habur border...

  • food Sep 22, 2017

    For Rohingya Muslim Child Refugees, Too Many Losses to Count

    Abdul Hamid has the wide-open smile of a child and the eyes of an adult. By age 12, the Rohingya Muslim boy has seen more than anyone should have to see in a lifetime. He saw his father shot by “Burma soldiers,” he volunteers in a calm yet deeply unsettling tone, lifting two fingers of his right hand to illustrate...

  • San Diego Sep 8, 2017

    Hillcrest's Charity-Driven Taco Shop Donates to Harvey Victims

    A new San Diego-based taco shop that donates proceeds each month to different local charities is steering its efforts towards helping those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

  • official May 8, 2017

    1 Million Children Refugees From South Sudan's Civil War: UN Agencies

    More than 1 million children have fled South Sudan’s civil war, two United Nations agencies said Monday, part of the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. Another 1 million South Sudanese children are displaced within the country, having fled their homes due to the civil war, said the U.N.’s child and refugee agencies in a statement Monday. “The future of a...

  • Governor Apr 3, 2017

    UN Food Program Head Warns of US Budget Cuts Amid Famine

    The outgoing head of the United Nations’ World Food Program said Monday she is certain the U.S. Congress will reject the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts for U.N. aid agencies, saying “No one in America believes that ‘America First’ means that other people must die.” Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, whose friendship with former President Barack Obama predated his presidency, on...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 28, 2017

    Worst Humanitarian Crisis Hits as Trump Slashes Foreign Aid

    The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s top emergency donor. If the deep cuts are approved by Congress and the U.S. does not contribute to...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 17, 2017

    Trump's Budget Boosts Military But Cuts GOP, Dem Favorites

    President Donald Trump’s new $1.15 trillion budget would reshape America’s government with the broad, conservative strokes he promised as a candidate, ordering generous increases for the military, slashing domestic programs and riling both fellow Republicans and Democrats by going after favored programs.

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