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Political Quick Hits: July 25th Edition

Here’s your weekly quick look at few developing stories in the political arena: QuickHits

  • President Obama on Monday announced an expansion of his “My Brother’s Keeper” program. The program, announced back in February, is meant to improve the employment and quality of life prospects of young men of color. President Obama urged young men to set daily goals, keep an open mind, and learn how to separate criticism from blind “hating.” President Obama also said, “I’ve constantly been thinking about how can I make sure that I’m evening out the odds a little bit for other young men.”  New commitments to the program announced on Monday included $18 million from AT&T, $10 million from Citi Foundation, and $50 million from the collective founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve Jobs’ widow.

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Political Quick Hits: July 18th Edition

Here’s your weekly quick look at a few developing stories in the political arena: QuickHits

  • A bipartisan bill aiming to deal with unaccompanied minors crossing the border into America was unveiled this week by two politicians from Texas. Republican Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar proposed the compromise which could lead to a quick exit for most young migrants from Central America (something Republicans want) but also offers an appeals process for those who may be eligible to stay. Cornyn said, “My hope is that as people begin to see this is a bipartisan solution to a real problem, they’ll come on board.” Congress is three weeks away from it’s summer recess and there is still a large gap between Democrats and Republicans on their immigration ideas.

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Political Quick Hits: July 11th Edition

Here’s your weekly quick look at few developing stories in the political arena:  QuickHits

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