ACLU: Trump administration forcibly separating asylum-seekers from their ch…

In a break from previous administrations, Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security is forcibly separating asylum-seekers from their children when they arrive in the U.S., according to the American Civil Liberties Union A mother and her 7-year-old daughter escaping persecution and “near certain death” by fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo have been separated for…

Trump administration fights states’ crackdown on student loan collectors

The Trump administration is taking steps to shield student loan collection companies from state regulators, over the objections of consumer advocates and even some Republican attorneys general. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is preparing to issue a declaration that companies collecting federal student loans are off limits for state lawmakers and regulators. The “notice of interpretation”…

American Creed | PBS | PBS Programs

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together to ask: what ideals do we share in common? Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of citizen-activists striving to bring communities together across deepening divides. American Creed | PBS | PBS Programs “In a seemingly fractured nation, what ideals…

Sen. Bob Corker will retire, after all

After recently waffling on his decision, Sen. Bob Corker will stick by his plan to retire. Some U.S. senators and state party officials urged the Tennessee Republican to reconsider his decision to not run in November. Had he re-entered the race, it would have set up a potentially bitter primary election with Rep. Marsha Blackburn.…