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19

Aug

2017

Congressman Bill Foster to host opioid forum

Author: Editor

Congressman Bill Foster will host a forum Wednesday on the science of opioid addiction and strategies to help stop overdose deaths. 

"Addiction is a medical disease and the use of opiates has a significant effect on the brain," Foster said in a news release.

 The forum will be at the Will County office building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet.

 

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6

Aug

2017

Fewer Immigrants Mean More Jobs? Not So, Economists Say

Author: Editor

When the federal government banned the use of farmworkers from Mexico in 1964, California’s tomato growers did not enlist Americans to harvest the fragile crop. They replaced the lost workers with tomato-picking machines.

The Trump administration on Wednesday embraced a proposal to sharply reduce legal immigration, which it said would preserve jobs and lead to higher wages — the same argument advanced by the Kennedy and Johnson administrations half a century ago.

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29

Jul

2017

GOP fears political fallout after health care ‘epic fail’

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Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to repeal the Obama-era health law — or risk a political nightmare in next year’s elections.

The Senate’s failure this past week to pass repeal legislation has outraged the Republican base and triggered a new wave of fear. The stunning collapse has exposed a party so paralyzed by ideological division that it could not deliver on its top campaign pledge.

After devoting months to the debate and seven years to promising to kill the Affordable Care Act, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., simply said: “It’s time to move on.”

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21

Jul

2017

GOP signals infrastructure bill must wait

Author: Editor

The timing and fate of President Trump’s infrastructure plan may depend on whether the GOP enacts major tax reform — a task that could prove challenging amid the struggle to pass a healthcare bill.

Republicans are signaling that a massive rebuilding package, which has long been one of Trump’s top priorities, will most likely have to wait on the sidelines until lawmakersoverhaul the tax code. 

But with that process likely to be just as time-consuming and daunting as healthcare, infrastructure could be pushed to the back burner.

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3

Jul

2017

Uncivil Politics in the Age of Trump

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Americans believe political discourse in the United States has become worse in the months since Donald Trump was elected president, while trust in the administration, Congress and the media remains low.

Seven in 10 Americans say they believe the overall tone and level of civility has devolved since November, compared with just 6 percent who see things as improving and 20 percent who say they haven't changed, according to a new Marist Poll conducted on behalf of PBS NewsHour and NPR.

President Donald Trump arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Friday, June 30, 2017, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.. The president is traveling with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump. 

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