Report: Jeff Flake claims bipartisan deal has been made on DACA

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According to Sen. Jeff Flake, a bipartisan group of senators has made a deal on DACA. CNBC: A bipartisan group of senators has struck a deal on legislation that would shield hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., told reporters Thursday. “We’ve got this bipartisan group, we’re at a deal,” […]

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Dems, Republicans Press Medical Industry To Post Market Prices

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A patient advocacy group with the backing of a conservative billionaire, is lobbying Congress to pass a simple, bipartisan piece of legislation that would force doctors, hospitals and others within the medical industry to publicly list prices for their goods and services online. PatientsUSA is trying to push legislation that would require nearly every entity within the […]

U.S. Prison Population Drops for Third Year in a Row

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State and federal prison populations dropped in 2016, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced Wednesday, making three successive years of decline in the national incarceration rate. This decline led to the lowest rate of imprisonment (measured as commitment to a prison for more than one year) since 1997, when the rate was 450 prisoners […]

Report: Bannon, Clinton Cash author, worked on Trump-Mob dossier

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A report from CNN lays out Steve Bannon’s efforts to dismantle Donald Trump during the 2016 primary. CNN: A conservative watchdog group led by Bannon tried to discredit Trump in the early stages of the 2016 Republican presidential primary by shopping a document alleging that Trump had ties to mobsters, according to conservative sources and […]

Report: Credit Card debt hits record high, experts worried

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According to new numbers from the Federal Reserve, credit card debt has hit an all-time high. USA TODAY: Americans’ outstanding credit card debt hit a new record in November, highlighting a more confident U.S. consumer but also flashing a warning signal of potential trouble down the road. Revolving credit, mostly credit cards, increased by $11.2 […]

Study: 75% of Swiss voters want to ban “face coverings”

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According to a new study, 75% of Swiss voters want to ban face coverings. The Daily Mail: Three-quarters of Swiss people support banning the burqa in all public places, a study has shown. Three in four Swiss support an initiative to ban all face coverings in public – which would effectively ban the Muslim veil.   […]