• Donald Trump Nov 26, 2019

    Lawsuit Filed Against Sheriff Who Offered Up Inmates to Build Trump's Wall

    A Massachusetts sheriff who joined a federal immigration enforcement program and offered to send inmates to help build Republican President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is being sued by a civil rights group.

  • Donald Trump Oct 29, 2019

    Automakers Side With Trump in Legal Fight With California

    General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and many others in the auto industry are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards. The three companies, plus a trade association called the Association of Global Automakers, said Monday they plan to intervene in a lawsuit...

  • Donald Trump Oct 5, 2019

    How the Ground Shifted on Trump Impeachment

    After more than two years of jousting over President Donald Trump’s conduct, the ground has shifted in Congress and a move toward impeachment has broken free of constraints. That does not mean the path ahead is all set. Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — who for months had been a powerful brake on restive Democrats wanting to impeach Trump...

  • Donald Trump Aug 31, 2019

    Justice Ginsburg Reports She's ‘Very Well' Following Cancer

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Saturday she’s “alive” and on her way to being “very well” following radiation treatment for cancer. Ginsburg, 86, made the comments at the Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington. The event came a little over a week after Ginsburg disclosed that she had completed three weeks of outpatient radiation therapy for...

  • Donald Trump Aug 5, 2019

    2020 Dems' Health Care Battle Is Decades in the Making

    Seventy years ago, before Medicare existed to inspire “Medicare for All,” a Democratic president wrestled with a challenge strikingly similar to what the party’s White House hopefuls face today. Harry Truman, then in his fourth year of pressing for a national health insurance system, parried criticism of his approach in terms that a single-payer health care advocate might use in...

  • Donald Trump Jul 13, 2019

    Appeals Court Gives Trump a Win in Sanctuary City Case

    A federal appeals court gave President Donald Trump a rare legal win in his efforts to crack down on “sanctuary cities” Friday, upholding the Justice Department’s decision to give preferential treatment in awarding community policing grants to cities that cooperate with immigration authorities. The 2-1 opinion overturned a nationwide injunction issued by a federal judge in Los Angeles. The court...

  • Senate Jun 27, 2019

    Julian Castro Believes There Will Be a Democratic President, House and Senate on January 20, 2021

    Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro believes that on January 20, 2021, there will be a Democratic president, House and Senate.

  • 4th of July Jun 25, 2019

    NYC Mom Found Killed Along With Her Toddlers Was US Military Member From Russia, Became Citizen at White House

    The 37-year-old Staten Island mother found dead along with her two toddler sons in their smoke-filled home over the weekend, allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend, was a U.S. military member who moved to the city from Russia — and became an American citizen during a 2012 ceremony at the White House.

  • Donald Trump Feb 27, 2019

    House OKs Democrats' Bill Blocking Trump Emergency on Wall

    House Democrats have ignored a veto threat and passed legislation that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The move has escalated a clash over whether he has abused his powers to advance the signature pledge of his 2016 campaign. The House’s 245-182 vote Tuesday to block Trump’s national emergency declaration...

  • Donald Trump Jan 15, 2019

    Trump Birth Control Coverage Rules Blocked Nationwide

    A federal judge on Monday put a nationwide hold on Trump administration rules that allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone in Philadelphia agreed with a lawsuit originally filed by Pennsylvania, citing the potential harm to states should the rules be enforced.

  • Massachusetts Dec 12, 2018

    Ex-Judges to ICE: End Immigration Arrests at Courthouses

    Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit halls of justice without fearing they will be detained. Nearly 70 former judges from 23 states — including federal judges and state supreme court justices...

  • Donald Trump Nov 23, 2018

    Trump's Judicial Comments Appear Misinformed

    Betraying no trust in an independent judiciary, President Donald Trump is using a federal appeals court in San Francisco as a punching bag for his frustrations about not getting his way on border security. He’s spreading misinformation in the process and appearing to misunderstand how appeals work. Trump drew an unusual rebuke from the nation’s chief justice, John Roberts, earlier...

  • PRESIDENT Dec 4, 2017

    Ex-Illinois Congressman and 1980 Presidential Candidate John Anderson Dies

    Former longtime Illinois Rep. John Anderson, who ran for president as an independent in 1980, has died at age 95. The World War II veteran and former prosecutor died Sunday night in Washington, his daughter, Diane Anderson, told The Associated Press.

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2017

    1 in 3 Americans Dreads Talking Politics at Thanksgiving: Poll

    Bring on the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. Thanksgiving is Glenn Rogers’ favorite holiday, when people gather around the table and talk about things to celebrate from the past year. But Donald Trump’s presidency isn’t something everyone in the Rogers family is toasting. “For the most part, we get to the point where we know that we’re not...

  • Donald Trump Oct 30, 2017

    Trump Enjoys Early Success With GOP-Led Senate on Judges

    President Donald Trump is having more success getting judges confirmed than Democrat Barack Obama did at this early stage in their presidencies, and that disparity is expected to increase this week as the GOP-led Senate pushes through more of Trump’s choices. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has set the stage for votes on four of the president’s appellate court nominees...

  • Associated Press Sep 27, 2017

    Big Stakes in High Court Fight Over Partisan Political Maps

    Democrats and Republicans are poised for a Supreme Court fight about political line-drawing with the potential to alter the balance of power across a country starkly divided between the two parties. The big question at the heart of next week’s high court clash is whether there can be too much politics in the inherently political task of drawing electoral districts....

  • Donald Trump Jun 22, 2017

    What's Next on Health Care Draft in Congress

    Senate Republican leaders have released their 142-page discussion draft of a health care bill, triggering a series of legislative steps with one goal — repeal and replace Democratic President Barack Obama’s 7-year-old law.
    A look at the next steps:

  • Governor Jun 12, 2017

    Oscar Lopez Rivera Booed and Cheered at Puerto Rican Parade

    Oscar Lopez Rivera may not have officially been honored as a National Freedom Hero in the city’s Puerto Rican Day Parade, but the fervent nationalist who spent decades in prison for his involvement with a group responsible for a string of bombings in the 1970s and ’80s still got to ride on a float....
    Lopez Rivera was cheered and booed as...

  • California Dec 8, 2016

    Rollback of Truck Safety Rules May Be Just the Beginning

    The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there’s more coming down the road. The American Trucking Associations is pledging to come back next month, when Republicans will control the White House and Congress, and try to block state laws that require...

  • Donald Trump Nov 29, 2016

    For-Profit Colleges Expect Fortunes to Improve Under Trump

    After nearing collapse under the Obama administration, the for-profit college industry is celebrating Donald Trump’s election as a chance for a rebound. As stock prices for some of the nation’s largest college chains have surged, industry lobbyists say they have received a warm welcome from Trump’s transition team and already have launched a campaign to rebrand the embattled industry as...

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