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Mexico’s President AMLO Is Delivering the Change He Promised

Mexico is in a period of profound change and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his Morena Party are charting a dramatically new path for the country. 

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Koch Brothers Two-Faced On Crime: The Hypocrisy Behind Their Calls For ‘Reform’

Despite their public support for reform, The Intercept’s Lee Fang writes, “Koch money continues to finance election-year efforts that promote tough-on-crime politics.”

Koch Brothers Two-Faced On Crime: The Hypocrisy Behind Their Calls For ‘Reform’

WASHINGTON --- Supporters of criminal justice reform have found an unexpected ally in their efforts to reduce America’s massive prison population: the notoriously conservative Koch brothers. Yet a new investigation suggests the billionaires still support “tough on crime” politicians whose policies contribute to the expansion of mass

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US Drone Program Remains In Shadows As Obama Abandons Key Reform Promise

The blueprint for a new transition plan involves a dual command structure—giving the Defense Department and the CIA joint control of drone strikes.

U.S. President Barack Obama has made a sharp U-turn on his two-year-old promise to move the CIA's controversial drone program out of the "legal shadows," according to

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US Envoy: Ukraine Must Reform To Get Aid

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Washington is willing to consider financial aid to Ukraine as the country struggles through a polarizing political crisis, but only if it undertakes political and economic reforms, a top U.S. diplomat said Friday. The comment by Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland comes after the opposition leaders behind more than two […]

US Envoy: Ukraine Must Reform To Get Aid

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Washington is willing to consider financial aid to Ukraine as the country struggles through a polarizing political crisis, but only if it undertakes political and economic reforms, a top U.S. diplomat said Friday. The comment by Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland comes after the opposition leaders behind more than

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Sen. Warren: Are We Making It Easier For Big Banks To Break The Law?

Warren questions whether current enforcement strategy is any deterrent at all.

Sen. Warren: Are We Making It Easier For Big Banks To Break The Law?

Where's the deterrent for stopping big banks from breaking the law? That was the question posed by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Thursday at the Senate Banking Committee Hearing, referencing the whopping

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Immigration Reform Might Raise Price Of Citizenship

As President Barack Obama renews his quest for immigration reform, some proposals would impose fines of $2,000 on top of application fees, making the financial hurdles much taller for people who are here illegally.

Immigration Reform Might Raise Price Of Citizenship

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Hilda Vasquez squirreled away the money for her U.S. citizenship application by selling batches of homemade tamales at South Texas offices. Carmen Zalazar picked up extra babysitting jobs at night after caring for kids all day in Houston. The women scrimped and saved for months to pay for the $680 application, but for

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