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FactCheck: Pence's obsolete poverty point

Old talking points die hard. Mike Pence is still claiming that the number of people living in poverty has gone up by 7 million under President Obama, nearly a week after the news came out that 3.5 million escaped poverty last year alone.... Read more»

FactCheck

Trump on birtherism: Wrong, and wrong

Donald Trump finally, definitively allowed that “President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period.” But his terse statement on the matter included two falsehoods.... Read more»

From the editor

Sentinel editor joins in pushing Obama on transparency — again

In my role as head of a national group of local indie publishers, I signed onto another letter to the Obama administration, urging changes to federal government policies that restrict reporters — and you — from learning what leaders and regulators are doing.... Read more»1

Uncovering a $1 billion deal to detain unauthorized immigrants

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it would phase out its use of private prisons. While significant, the move will not put an end to the booming immigrant detention industry. Private prison companies will continue to receive millions in government contracts to detain unauthorized immigrants.... Read more»

Voting wars

Will the Latino 'sleeping giant' wake and vote this November?

An expected 27.3 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in November, yet, it’s unclear whether they will turn out. If they do, they have tremendous potential to affect the outcome.... Read more»

As ISIS brewed in Iraq, Clinton’s State Dep't cut eyes and ears on the ground

Secretary of State Clinton initially pressed to keep civilian programs and listening posts after the U.S. troop pullout in 2011, but then her State Department scrapped or slashed them at the behest of the White House and Congress, an investigation by ProPublica and The Washington Post finds that ... Read more»

Republican national security experts: Trump would be 'dangerous' president

Fifty prominent Republican national security officials, including a former CIA director, on Monday called party nominee Donald Trump unqualified to lead the country and said he would be "the most reckless president in American history." ... Read more»1

Obama at Hiroshima: 'World was forever changed' by atomic bombings

"Why do we come to this place, to Hiroshima? We come to ponder a terrible force unleashed in a not so distant past. We come to mourn the dead, including over 100,000 in Japanese men, women and children; thousands of Koreans; a dozen Americans held prisoner. Their souls speak to us. They ask us to look inward, to take stock of who we are and what we might become."... Read more»

Factchecking Trump’s faulty 'rigged' reasoning

Donald Trump said he’s worried about a “rigged” general election, citing “precincts where there were practically nobody voting for the Republican” in 2012. Voting experts said such outcomes in certain urban districts were entirely plausible given the demographics.... Read more»

Court ruling leaves undocumented immigrants' health care in limbo

Erica Torres is one of the estimated 1.4 million Californians who live without health insurance largely because they are undocumented. She was hopeful when President Obama expanded deportation-relief programs for immigrants — a controversial move that would have put government-subsidized health care within her reach.... Read more»

Cheers, tears from Az delegation as Clinton gives historic acceptance speech

Tucson resident Joseline Mata, a Hillary Clinton delegate from the beginning, was crying in the stands of the Democratic National Convention Thursday as Clinton accepted the party’s nomination, the first woman in history to do so.... Read more»

FactChecking Hillary Clinton’s big speech

The Democratic presidential nominee made claims on income inequality, job growth, spending and more. ... Read more»1

Factchecking day 3 at the Democratic convention

The president and other top Democrats stretch the facts on budgets, energy and foreign policy.... Read more»

Tribal leaders call on next president to include Native voices in policy

“Our voice, tribal voice,” was the mantra during Monday’s caucus of Native American delegates to the Democratic National Convention.... Read more»

U.S., Mexico air transport accord enters in force, seen boosting travel

The United States and Mexico agreed to put into force a new air transportation agreement that is expected to boost travel and clear the way for any city to have direct airline service to the neighboring nation, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday. ... Read more»

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