WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials defended their response to the immigration crisis on the Southwest border Wednesday and pledged to get control of the flood of unaccompanied children arriving from Central America.
“We believe we will stem this tide,” the officials said in a joint statement prepared for a Senate hearing. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — A top official at the Veterans Affairs Department says he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after making complaints about poor patient care, long wait times and other problems. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn’t qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.
Congressional investigators say the figure could be even higher. Continue reading
In Chicago, about a dozen people were killed and up to 80 people were in injured in shootings during the city’s most violent weekend of the year thus far. The city has made some progress in reducing the number of murders, but it’s still struggling to control gun violence. Gwen Ifill learns more from Paris Schutz of WTTW. Continue reading
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., joins Gwen Ifill to share his take on President Obama’s $3.7 billion proposal to tackle the wave of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border. He criticizes the proposal for allocating too much money to the Department of Health and Human Services, and discusses changes to an anti-smuggling law and the prospect for immigration reform in a divided House. Continue reading
It only took six minutes for Germany to get four more goals to speed past Brazil 5-0 by half time. Continue reading
It’s named the Verrückt, which in German means “insane”. At 168 feet tall, or 17 stories high, it has the seal of approval from Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest water slide. To be among the first to ride … Continue reading
A sleeping baseball fan featured during ESPN commentary is striking back with a $10 million lawsuit Commentary from two ESPN announcers about a sleeping baseball fan could be a $10 million problem for Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees … Continue reading
President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won’t seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly. Continue reading