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  • Macron’s embrace of Trump, not Trumpism

    During his first 15 months in office, President Trump has probably never been treated by members of Congress the way he was this week by French President Emmanuel Macron. “It’s an honor to call you my friend,” Trump said. The so-called bromance between Macron and Trump stands out in particular because of recent opinion surveys.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:41:16 -0400
  • Life of first-time candidate: 16-hour days, piles of paperwork – and enthusiasm

    Jessica Morse hurriedly steps out of a bright red car and moves briskly toward the Sierra 2 Center in Sacramento, putting on a tinted lip balm as she walks. Ms. Morse, a first-time congressional candidate for the Fourth District of California, is headed for a meeting of RainbowPAC, a political action committee that supports LGBTQ businesses, whose endorsement she is hoping to secure. It’s a short amount of time, she admits, but Morse is growing accustomed to the fast pace of campaigning.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:22:02 -0400
  • One way the US is working out its homeless problem

    Mayor Richard Berry of Albuquerque, N.M., was driving around the city when he noticed a man holding a sign that read “will work for food.” The man’s desire to be useful resonated with the mayor and ultimately became the genesis for a homeless work program called There’s A Better Way. “Our mission is to make homelessness rare, short-lived, and nonrecurring,” says Doug Chaplin, director of family and community services at There’s a Better Way. The program strives to help homeless individuals by connecting them to day jobs, social services, and a place to sleep.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:17:02 -0400
  • US has cut inflow of refugees to a trickle, dousing hopes upstream

    When Bassam Jalhoum’s oldest daughter, Rania, landed in Boston last October, it ended five years of waiting for her to complete her escape from Syria. As a Syrian refugee admitted to the United States, Rania is among a fortunate few. In the six months ending Mar 30, only 44 Syrian refugees were resettled in the US, a fraction of past admissions.

    Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:30:45 -0400
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