McConnell Offers Extra Opioid Money To Snag Votes, Just As Expected

Senate Republican leaders, working feverishly to find 50 votes for their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, have agreed to modify the legislation by adding $43 billion over 10 years in special funds to treat opioid addiction. The change, which Politico first reported Wednesday evening and CBS News later confirmed, didn’t come out of … Continue reading

Experts: Mexico opposition party targeted by spyware

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s scandal of high-tech spying against journalists and human rights defenders widened Thursday with expert confirmation that leading members of a main opposition party were also targeted by Israeli-made spyware sold exclusively to governments. The conservative National Action Party, or PAN, had asked internet watchdog Citizen … Continue reading

Stepsister, Yes; Grandma, No: U.S. Sets Guidelines for Revised Travel Ban

By GARDINER HARRIS and RON NIXON June 28, 2017 WASHINGTON — Stepsiblings and half-siblings are allowed, but not nieces or nephews. Sons- and daughters-in-law are in, but brothers- and sisters-in-law are not. Parents, including in-laws, are considered “close family,” but grandparents are not. The State Department issued new guidelines Wednesday night to American embassies … Continue reading