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us-capitol-071919.jpg In a landmark measure, the House of Representatives passed a bill raising the federal minimum hourly wage for U.S. workers to $15. The bill, co-sponsored by more than 190 Democrats, passed by a 231-199 vote in the Democratic-controlled House. However, the bill's passage in the Republicans-controlled Senate is in doubt.

laborsecretary-071919.jpg Prominent attorney Eugene Scalia is President Donald Trump's choice as the new U.S. Labor Secretary. Trump announced his intention to nominate the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to the post via Twitter on Thursday.

ussboxer-july19.jpg Iran refuted US claim that their warship has destroyed an Iranian drone above the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, as it came dangerously close to the vessel. President Donald Trump confirmed the incident at a briefing at the White House, on the sidelines of a flag ceremony with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. He said USS Boxer, a navy amphibious assault ship, shot the drone down when it closed i

the-amphibious-assault-ship-071919.jpg A month after Iranian forces shot down an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone, President Donald Trump said Thursday the U.S. Navy has shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. Trump told reporters the USS Boxer took defensive action after the drone closed to within 1,000 yards of the amphibious assault ship and ignored multiple calls to stand down.

algreentrump-july18.jpg The US House of Representatives for a third time voted down Democrat Congressman Al Green's move to impeach President Donald Trump. It was a clear message that the Democrats were not ready yet to impeach Trump despite enjoying majority in the lower house. 332 lawmakers voted against Al Green's articles of impeachment while 95 supported it. "We've just received an overwhelming vote against impea

trumpsupporters-july18.jpg President Donald Trump's intensified targeting four progressive Democratic Congresswomen, this time with public support. Addressing his Republican supporters at a 2020 presidential election rally in North Carolina, Trump defended his remarks against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts. In a weekend tweet

immigration-july17.jpg As part of modernizing the US immigration system, Senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner has laid out the Trump administration's new policy that promotes merit-based legal immigration. As per a Bill that was presented to the Cabinet meeting, the United States will take in 57 percent of applicants through merit-based legal immigration. This is nearly five times more than the current 12 per cent

housecondemns-july17.jpg The House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning President Donald Trump's alleged racist tweets targeting four progressive Democratic Congresswomen. The resolution alleged that the President's racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color. It was introduced by Rep Tom Malinowski, who was born in Poland and migrated to the US when he was 6. The

trump1-071619.jpg President Donald Trump's continued racist attack on the progressive Democratic Congresswomen evoked criticism from outside the country. While New Zealand Prime Minister said she "utterly" disagrees with Trump tweets, British Prime Minister hopefuls stopped short of calling them racist. Trump, who on Sunday asked four first-time female Democratic members to go back to their countries of origin, d

resolutioninhouse-july16.jpg President Donald Trump's continued "racist" attack on the progressive Democratic Congresswomen prompted their colleagues in the House of Representatives to introduce a resolution condemning the tweets. Trump, who on Sunday asked four first-time female Democratic members to go back to their countries of origin, doubled down on his attacks through his favorite social media the next day. Trump acc

racistattack-july15.jpg US President Donald Trump triggered yet another controversy over his views on race and immigration by calling on a group of four first-time female Democratic members of US Congress to "go back" to their countries of origin. "So interesting to see "Progressive" Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt

alexanderacosta-071219.jpg Under pressure over a decade-old plea deal with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta announced his resignation on Friday. Acosta told reporters in remarks on the South Lawn of the White House that he does not want his handling of the Epstein case to be a distraction from the "incredible economy" under President Donald Trump.

trumpdrops-july12.jpg President Donald Trump said his government is not backing down on its effort to determine the citizenship status of the United States population, but will not do it through Census 2020. Instead, he outlined new steps to ensure that citizenship is counted, through an executive order for government agencies, in order to avoid delay by challenging the court order refusing the Trump administration t

facebbokgoogle-july11.jpg The French parliament passed a Bill proposing 3 percent tax on major tech companies providing internet services in that country. The tax will be applied with retroactive effect from the beginning of the year. The French parliament went ahead with its proposal despite President Donald Trump ordering an investigation into the French government's proposed tax. The Senate voted in favor of the Fre

facebbokgoogle-july11.jpg President Donald Trump has ordered an investigation into the French government's proposed tax on major tech companies providing internet services in that country. "The United States is very concerned that the digital services tax which is expected to pass the French Senate tomorrow unfairly targets American companies," US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement Wednesday. The

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