In The News
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has declared that the citizens of Venezuela “have suffered for too long at the hands” of the violent Maduro regime. His administration has warned Venezuela is as dangerous a place to be as North Korea, Iran and Syria. Violent crime is common; food, water, electricity and medicine are in short supply, the warnings say.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert on Wednesday tore into Robert Mueller during his long-awaited appearance on Capitol Hill, accusing the former special counsel of “perpetuating injustice” by dragging out his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
After remaining silent for nearly two years – with the exception of a brief statement expressing his reluctance to speak before Congress – former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before two U.S. House committees about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and President Donald Trump’s actions around that investigation.
Engineers and elected officials are using outdated tools to assess flood risks and make coastal areas more resilient to storms, which are becoming increasingly severe and frequent, a panel of experts testified Monday at a congressional committee hearing in Houston.
WASHINGTON — For the third time since President Donald Trump took office, Democratic Congressman Al Green of Houston pressed the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach the president Wednesday.
And for the third time, Green failed.
EL PASO, TEXAS - The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers, with some people at an encampment in El Paso being forced to sleep on the bare ground during dust storms.
The former leader of a nonprofit organisation that shelters migrant children for the US government resigned this year after it was publicly disclosed that he earned nearly $1.5m (£1.2m) in 2016.
The former leader of a nonprofit organization that shelters migrant children for the U.S. government resigned this year after it was publicly disclosed that he earned nearly $1.5 million in 2016. New tax records obtained by The Washington Post indicate he earned more than double that — $3.6 million — in total compensation in 2017.