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Attendees watch a video as they are sworn in as U.S. citizens at a U.S. citizenship ceremony in Los Angeles on July 18, 2017.

A record number of Americans renounced their US citizenship in the last few years — here’s how you do it

The number of Americans renouncing their citizenship has grown over the past few years, hitting a record high in 2016.  Americans may choose to renounce their citizenship for a variety of reasons, such as high taxes, family circumstances, and legal complications.

Bernie Sanders praises Cardi B for supporting FDR and Social Security

Sen. Bernie Sanders agreed with Cardi B's praise of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Social Security.
Bill Pascrell

Democrats are bucking civil-liberties and disability groups and trying to revisit a controversial gun measure that Trump rescinded

Democrats want to bring back a rule that would add thousands of Americans to NICS, despite unified opposition from Republicans and progressive groups.
Ivanka Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio

Ivanka Trump and Marco Rubio want a paid family leave plan that critics say will hurt women

Ivanka Trump is teaming up with Sen. Marco Rubio to put together a paid family leave plan that would be funded through Social Security.

Here’s what happens to Social Security and disability benefits during a government shutdown

In the event of a government shutdown at midnight, Social Security and disability checks will still be sent to recipients and beneficiaries.
Paul Ryan.

Paul Ryan is already giving up on his biggest goal for 2018

"I don’t see us tackling it this year," House Speaker Paul Ryan said when he was asked about reforming entitlements like Medicare and Social Security.

Republicans are headed for a collision in 2018

BI PRIME: GOP leaders have significant differences on what the agenda will be for 2018 after securing a major legislative victory in overhauling the tax code.
Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan wants to target Medicare and Social Security next — but it may have to wait until Trump’s 2nd term

House Speaker Paul Ryan's longtime dream of reforming America's entitlements might have to wait until President Donald Trump secures a second term.
Donald Trump.

Republican member of Congress: Trump said he would go after Social Security ‘the first day of his second term’

BI Prime: Donald Trump told a Republican member of Congress that he was willing to go after Social Security and other entitlement programs in his second term.
Elderly couples view the ocean and waves along the beach in La Jolla

The GOP has found an innovative way to steal from your future self

The GOP wants to punish retirement savers to finance Trump's tax cuts.