Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | New Mexico Announces Plan for Free College for State Residents Advertisement Supported by Under the plan, tuition to all state colleges would be free for students regardless of family income. BySimon Romero and Dana Goldstein Sept. 18, 2019 Updated 3:48 a.m. ET ALBUQUERQUE — In one of the boldest state-led efforts to expand access to higher education, New Mexico is unveiling a plan on Wednesday to make tuition at its public colleges and universities free for all state residents, regardless of family income. The move comes as many American families grapple with the rising cost of higher education and as discussions about free public college gain momentum in state legislatures and on the presidential debate stage. Nearly half of the states, including New York, Oregon and Tennessee, have guaranteed free two- … [Read more...] about New Mexico Announces Plan for Free College for State Residents
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump Hits Back After Ally Denounces ‘Weakness’ With Iran Advertisement Supported by ByPeter Baker Sept. 17, 2019 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — President Trump engaged in a long-distance debate over Iran with one of his closest allies on Tuesday as Republicans sought to influence the administration’s response to the attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend. Mr. Trump, who was in California for campaign fund-raising events, lashed out on Twitter at that ally, Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, for calling the president’s approach to Iran too weak. But Mr. Trump declined to be drawn into repeating his more combative threats against Tehran while awaiting a definitive intelligence assessment about responsibility for the attack. The president was … [Read more...] about Trump Hits Back After Ally Denounces ‘Weakness’ With Iran
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump’s Challenge: Can His Word on Iran Be Trusted? Advertisement Supported by News Analysis ByDavid E. Sanger Sept. 17, 2019, 8:15 p.m. ET For a president with a loose relationship with the facts and poisonous relationships with allies, the attack on the Saudi oil fields poses a challenge: how to prove the administration’s case that Iran was behind the strike and rally the world to respond. President Trump must now confront that problem as he struggles with one of the most critical national security decisions of his presidency. Over the next few days or weeks, he will almost certainly face the reality that much of the world — angry at his tweets, tirades, untruths and accusations — could be disinclined to believe the arguments advanced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and others … [Read more...] about Trump’s Challenge: Can His Word on Iran Be Trusted?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Andrew Yang Knows You May Disagree With Him About Shane Gillis Advertisement Supported by Mr. Gillis was dropped by “Saturday Night Live” after making racist comments about Asian-Americans and using a slur to refer to Mr. Yang, and Mr. Yang, an entrepreneur who is running for president, has urged forgiveness. ByMatt Stevens Sept. 17, 2019 Updated 7:50 a.m. ET Shane Gillis, a 31-year-old stand-up comedian who was named last week to the “Saturday Night Live” cast, has mimicked caricatures of Chinese accents. He has called it a “hassle” to have to speak with a waiter in a Chinese restaurant. He has used a racial slur to refer to the entrepreneur Andrew Yang. And in response, Mr. Yang, who has emerged as one of just a handful of viable Asian-American candidates ever to … [Read more...] about Andrew Yang Knows You May Disagree With Him About Shane Gillis
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump Tries to Woo Hispanic Voters at Rally in New Mexico Advertisement Supported by ByPeter Baker Sept. 17, 2019, 12:09 a.m. ET RIO RANCHO, N.M. — President Trump opened a three-day Western campaign swing by venturing into blue territory on Monday in a bid to flip a Democratic state and demonstrate electoral strength among Hispanic voters despite his anti-immigration policies and messaging. Mr. Trump, at a rally in New Mexico, a border state with the highest Hispanic population in the country, said that he has great support among Latino Americans because of his hard line on stopping migrants and drugs from crossing illegally into the United States. “The Hispanic Americans, they understand,” he said as supporters waved preprinted “Latinos for Trump” signs at Santa Ana Star … [Read more...] about Trump Tries to Woo Hispanic Voters at Rally in New Mexico