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Migrant Detention Centers Are Creating ‘Largest Child Prison In American History,’ Says Senator Jeff Merkley

During an interview on NBC News’ Meet the Press, Senator Jeff Merkley attacked the United States’ migrant detention centers ⁠— which he highlights are often run by for-profit companies ⁠— as a part of a concerning move toward creating “the largest child prison in American history.” Newsweek reports that Merkley specifically referenced a bill Congress passed that funnels $ 4.6 billion into the Department of Homeland Security for dealing with… Read More »Migrant Detention Centers Are Creating ‘Largest Child Prison In American History,’ Says Senator Jeff Merkley

Democratic Senator Ron Wyden Threatens To Block Treasury Nominees Over Trump’s Tax Returns

In the prolonged battle for President Donald Trump’s tax returns, the Treasury Department continues to refuse to hand over the president’s financial information in the face of subpoena’s and requests for information. Earlier this month, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asking for information related to his decisions to keep Trump’s tax returns private, which Mnuchin failed to do. Now, The Hill reports that… Read More »Democratic Senator Ron Wyden Threatens To Block Treasury Nominees Over Trump’s Tax Returns