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Tag Archives: President Barack Obama

South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90

Desmond Tutu

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu, 90, has died in Cape Town, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in a statement on Sunday. Alongside late Nelson Mandela, Tutu was one of the most important voices against the old system of white minority rule known as apartheid. The Anglican cleric also …

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Former President Obama Breaks Ground on Presidential Center

Obama Presidential Center

Former President Barack Obama has finally broken ground on his massive Presidential Center in Chicago. The groundbreaking took place on Tuesday near Jackson Park in Chicago, with the former president and former first lady Michelle Obama in attendance. During the ceremony for the forthcoming center, Obama stated that he believes …

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Biden Administration Takes Steps To Preserve DACA

DACA

The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that it is proposing a rule that would “preserve and fortify” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. DACA, which was created in 2012 through executive action by then-President Barack Obama, has allowed about 600,000 immigrants, most of whom were brought to …

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Missouri Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Medicaid Expansion

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The Missouri Supreme Court Thursday unanimously reversed a lower court decision that found the state’s Medicaid expansion unconstitutional. The high court overruled Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem’s decision that upended the long-running push to add as many as 275,000 low-income Missourians to the government-run health insurance program. In doing …

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Bipartisan Group of Senators Want To Strengthen Congressional Power In National Security Matters

A bipartisan group of Senators revealed legislation to strengthen Congressional power regarding matters relating to National Security. The group wants to correct the balance of power between the executive and legislative branches. The National Security Powers Act secures congressional authority in war powers, arms exports, and national emergencies. Under the …

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President Biden Considering U.S. Intervention in Cuba

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The U.S. is weighing intervention in the Cuban government’s ongoing crackdown on widespread protests, President Joe Biden said Thursday, amid widespread shortages of food and medicine and attempts by Cuba to limit dissenters’ ability to communicate with one another. “They’ve cut off access to the internet,” Biden said at the …

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ICE To No Longer Detain Pregnant Or Nursing Women

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

President Joe Biden’s administration announced on Friday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would no longer detain pregnant or nursing women. This new policy is an expansion of former President Barack Obama‘s rules regarding pregnant women. The policy states that ICE should not “detain, arrest, or take into custody” those …

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