Donald Trump at two years: Promises made, kept and broken from border wall to trade deals

Donald Trump at two years: Promises made, kept and broken from border wall to trade deals

President Donald Trump’s slogan at rallies during the midterm elections was: “Promises made, promises kept.” At the two-year mark of his presidency on Sunday, Trump has indeed kept some of his promises—but failed to deliver on others. Only last week, Trump claimed that he is doing exactly what he promised to do. “For decades, politicians promised to secure the border, fix our trade deals, bring back our factories, get tough on China, move the Embassy…

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Is it too soon for tourists to return to Puerto Rico?

Is it too soon for tourists to return to Puerto Rico?

A year and a few months after hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, I wondered if the time was right to visit. I knew my tourist dollars would go toward a good cause and help with recovery, but questions about safety, electricity and accessibility made me hesitant to book what is one of the easiest Caribbean islands to travel to. With a little bit of research, I gathered that most of the capital, San…

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What is Jared Kushner “shielding?” DHS to disclose any role he played in renewing EB-5

What is Jared Kushner “shielding?” DHS to disclose any role he played in renewing EB-5

A judge has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to send a representative to a hearing on the status of a public records lawsuit the watchdog group Democracy Forward filed against the Trump administration. The lawsuit centers on a request for documents that could disclose any possible involvement President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had in renewals of the EB-5 investor visa program. The order was granted Monday after various agencies refused to provide documents by…

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Ivanka Trump was more than complicit in Obama equal pay rollback—she had a hand in it, watchdog alleges

Ivanka Trump was more than complicit in Obama equal pay rollback—she had a hand in it, watchdog alleges

First daughter Ivanka Trump was not simply complicit in supporting the Trump administration’s rollback of an Obama-era equal pay rule exactly a year ago—she had a hand in the decision, according to the watchdog group Democracy Forward, which based its claim on documents it received through the Freedom of Information Act after it sued the Office of Management and Budget. The emails and calendar entries Democracy Forward recently received, and which Newsweek obtained, show that Trump’s chief of staff…

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Melania Trump’s parents used “chain migration” that president says brings “truly evil” people to U.S.

Melania Trump’s parents used “chain migration” that president says brings “truly evil” people to U.S.

After much sidestepping, a lawyer representing Melania Trump’s parents has confirmed that they obtained U.S. citizenship on Thursday through “chain migration,” an immigration program that allows U.S. citizens to sponsor immediate family members for legal residency and that President Donald Trump has repeatedly said he wants to end. Michael Wildes, the lawyer for the first lady’s parents Viktor and Amalija Knavs, would not comment when reporters outside the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in New York…

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I escaped MS-13, then my child and I were locked up under Obama

I escaped MS-13, then my child and I were locked up under Obama

After President Donald Trump discontinued his much-criticized policy of separating minors who illegally cross the border with their parents, the administration announced families would once again be detained together in U.S. custody before being released. But the centers for detaining migrant families have faced longstanding criticism, and are not new under the Trump administration. Prior administrations, including that of President Barack Obama, also housed children and parents together in detention centers. Angelina Marquez fled death threats…

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Crossing the border: An immigrant’s tale

Crossing the border: An immigrant’s tale

Angelina Marquez fled death threats by MS-13 gang members in her native El Salvador in 2014, with the hope of seeking asylum in the United States. She was detained by Border Patrol agents in McAllen, Texas, during the Obama administration. Marquez—a pseudonym as she is still awaiting a final judgment on her asylum case—shared her story of being detained alongside her 6-year-old son with Newsweek. Newsweek was able to corroborate the major points of her story by reviewing…

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See where Mark Twain slept—and wrote his masterpieces

See where Mark Twain slept—and wrote his masterpieces

If you’re a Mark Twain enthusiast and up for an adventure, visit Hartford, Connecticut. It may not be the riverside town of Hannibal, Missouri, where he grew up, or the storied California gold country, but it was his home from 1874 to 1891 – and you can say you’ve stepped foot in the place where he penned “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Guests are not allowed into Samuel Clemens’s home…

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Michael Avenatti to critics: Accept the “huge amount of success that we’ve had” in Stormy Daniels case

Michael Avenatti to critics: Accept the “huge amount of success that we’ve had” in Stormy Daniels case

Stormy Daniels’s lawyer Michael Avenatti on Tuesday morning responded to a report that he has “carved a Trumpian path” that may put his ability to represent his client in jeopardy by saying that critics are simply having a tough time stomaching the “huge amount of success” he’s had. “Any suggestion that this may put Stormy Daniels at risk is absurd and without merit,” Avenatti said in a phone call to Newsweek. “Ms. Daniels’s case has never…

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Nicaragua offers unexpected treasures to be discovered

Nicaragua offers unexpected treasures to be discovered

Seeking an adventure somewhere that wouldn’t be overwhelmingly packed on a holiday weekend, I settled on Costa Rica’s northerly neighbor, Nicaragua. I figured it was close enough to the popular and tourist friendly Central American country to offer some spectacular sights. Upon landing at the airport in Managua, my friends and I were greeted by the private tour company we hired and made a couple of stops in the colorful, but rather deserted, capital before…

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