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  • Medicaid expansion report tallies what state is missing

    Ever since the day four years ago that then-Attorney General Tom Corbett joined a multi-state lawsuit to block the Affordable Care Act, the relationship between Harrisburg and Washington over health-care issues has been tense. Corbett and other...
  • Q&A: Unaccompanied children crossing US border

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is urging Congress to approve $3.7 billion in emergency funds to help government agencies handle an influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The president's proposal would speed up...
  • Return of conspiracy nuts: Obama's secret immigration reform 'plan'

    In the quest for simple answers to complex problems, one irrational explanation for the humanitarian crisis at our southern border demands an unqualified refutation. That would be the conspiracy theory being peddled by conservatives that President Obama...
  • The Roberts court turns further rightward in service of the few

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday, July 13: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's polemic against the court's conservative majority decision in the Wheaton College case is as much a cry of frustration as it...
  • TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis
    I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
  • Addressing the border crisis

    Addressing the border crisis
    Tens of thousands of Central American children, some accompanied by adults but most traveling alone, have surged across the U.S.-Mexican border in recent months. The flood has swamped the border security infrastructure as well as the youth housing...
  • Bell plans to shelter immigration detainees

    Bell plans to shelter immigration detainees
    Nestor Valencia was 4 years old when he boarded a white van filled with piƱatas and entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Now the mayor of Bell, he sees a little of himself in the thousands of children arriving at the U.S. border and entering...
  • Advocates for adopted children decry 'private re-homing'

    Advocates for adopted children decry 'private re-homing'
    Child-care advocates asked Congress on Tuesday to do more to protect adopted children — often foreign-born and suffering from behavioral problems — who are being given away to people solicited over the Internet by adoptive parents who no...
  • Obama requests $3.7 billion from Congress to deal with border crisis

    Obama requests $3.7 billion from Congress to deal with border crisis
    The White House asked the U.S. Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending on Tuesday to address a cross-border surge of children from Central America that is taxing public resources and causing a political headache for President Barack Obama. It...
  • Congress looks for ways to combat sex trafficking of children

    WASHINGTON When a group of California school districts teamed up with law enforcement agencies and others to share information about child sex trafficking, it took only days before they were helping the first victim of the crime. Since the...
  • L.A. County's Olive View hospital settles patient dumping case

    L.A. County's Olive View hospital settles patient dumping case
    A Los Angeles County hospital in Sylmar has agreed to pay $40,750 to settle federal allegations of patient dumping. Attorneys with the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services alleged that Olive View-UCLA Medical...