The president’s proposed budget would increase defense-related spending by $54 billion and cut virtually the same amount from other federal agencies while preserving Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — setting up a potential clash with Republicans in Congress who insist those entitlement programs must be overhauled to ensure the government’s fiscal health.
The class-action lawsuit against Sterling Jewelers, an American retailing giant behind the Jared the Galleria of Jewelry and Kay Jewelers stores, alleges female employees were routinely groped, demeaned and urged to sexually cater to their bosses to stay employed, according to just-released testimony.
The federal government filed a motion seeking to drop its claim that the Texas law, one of the strictest in the country, is intentionally racially discriminatory. Lawyers said in Monday’s filing that rather than litigate the question, the administration wants to give state lawmakers an opportunity to adjust the rule.
Authorities had known Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was undocumented since 2008, when she was arrested for using a fake Social Security number. For the past eight years, the 35-year-old woman who had left Mexico at age 14 checked in with immigration officials and was allowed to return to her life with her two American-born children and her husband. But this time, she wasn’t allowed to leave.
“If he wasn’t so shy and retiring, he might make something of himself,” a fellow governor cracked as Terry McAuliffe stole the show at the National Governors Association meeting in D.C., where he played down but didn’t dismiss the idea of national aspirations.
Advocates argue that the bill, which would make Maryland the first state to prohibit such questions, marks the next step in helping felons remake their lives. But others say that it offers valuable information for schools.
Rep. Devin Nunes contended that there is no need at this time for a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of contact between Russian officials and Trump campaign aides. But other GOP lawmakers are split over how aggressively to pursue the claims.
President Trump, who is said to be planning an executive order related to HBCUs, greeted dozens of college leaders in the Oval Office on Monday. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will also speak to the leaders tomorrow.