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Justices Side With Biden on Bid to Rescind Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy
Immigration
Justices Side With Biden on Bid to Rescind Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy
2022-06-30 15:34:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Biden administration’s decision to terminate the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocol, also known as the Remain in Mexico policy, did not violate federal immigration law. The majority in the 5-4 decision also... Read More

Opinion Polls
About Half Say Trump Should be Charged for 1/6: AP-NORC Poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — About half of Americans believe former President Donald Trump should be charged with a crime for his role in the U.S. Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, a new poll shows. The survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for... Read More

Jan. 6
Former White House Staffer Says Trump Encouraged Jan. 6 Riot
2022-06-28 23:12:31
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The most condemning testimony yet among six House hearings into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol came from a Trump White House staff member Tuesday. Cassidy Hutchinson, a former assistant to the president’s chief of... Read More

Jan. 6
Jan. 6 Panel Calls Surprise Hearing to Present New Evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 panel is calling a surprise hearing this week to present evidence it says it recently obtained, raising expectations of new bombshells in the sweeping investigation into the Capitol insurrection. The hearing scheduled for 1... Read More

Presidency
Watergate 50th Meets Jan. 6. Common Thread: Thirst for Power

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wreckage of Watergate and Jan. 6 are a half-century apart yet rooted in the same ancient thirst for power at any cost. Two presidents, wily and profane, tried an end run around democracy. Mysteries from both... Read More

Jan. 6
1/6 Panel: No Idea More 'Un-American' Than Rejecting Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 1/6 committee on Thursday plunged into Donald Trump’s last-ditch effort to salvage the 2020 election by pressuring Vice President Mike Pence to defy historical precedent and reject the electoral count in the run-up to the U.S. Capitol riot. With two witnesses... Read More

2022 Elections
Fierce Competition in South Carolina as Four States Hold Primaries
2022-06-14 13:54:40
by Dan McCue

It is primary day in four states with voters heading to the polls in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina. In Maine, Republican voters will choose between former Rep. Bruce Poliquin and longtime Selectwoman Liz Caruso, a far-right candidate... Read More

Congress
Congressional Panel Says Trump Knew His Election Fraud Claims Were False
2022-06-13 19:40:54
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol presented strong evidence Monday that former President Donald Trump knew his allegations of election fraud were false. In addition, the mob that stormed the Capitol was... Read More

Jan. 6
Jan. 6 Panel: Trump Ex-Campaign Manager Pulls Out of Hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Bill Stepien abruptly pulled out of Monday’s appearance before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, citing a family emergency, the panel said. The committee was told on Monday... Read More

Jan. 6
Capitol Riot Panel Blames Trump for 1/6 'Attempted Coup'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has laid the blame firmly on Donald Trump, saying the assault was not spontaneous but an “attempted coup” and a direct result of the defeated president's effort... Read More

Jan. 6
What We Know About Trump's Actions as Insurrection Unfolded

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House committee investigating the events of Jan. 6 will hold their first prime-time hearing Thursday to share what they have uncovered about then-President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, which culminated in the deadly... Read More

Jan. 6
'Will We Do Our Duty?' Cheney Lays Her Legacy on the Line

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., has been thinking lately about her great-great-grandfather, a man who fought for the Union in the Civil War, as the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol insurrection prepares to launch a prime-time hearing of its... Read More

Jan. 6
Proud Boys Charged With Seditious Conspiracy in Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former top leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and other members were charged with seditious conspiracy for what federal prosecutors say was a coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying... Read More

Jan. 6
An Infamous Day. A Search for Answers. Will America Tune In?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are processing the nightmare of the slaughter of children in Texas, the racist murders in Buffalo, New York, and the other numbingly repeated scenes of carnage in the United States. They're contending with what feels like highway robbery at the gas... Read More

Guns
NRA Hosts Houston Event Despite Uvalde Shooting
2022-05-27 19:16:38
by Reece Nations

HOUSTON — The National Rifle Association commenced its annual meeting in Houston on Friday, just days after the third-deadliest school shooting in United States history took place roughly 280 miles away. The NRA meeting was met with crowds of protesters... Read More

2022 Elections
'Trump is in the Past': Mounting Losses Show Limits of Power

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Donald Trump opened May by lifting a trailing Senate candidate in Ohio to the Republican nomination, seemingly cementing the former president's kingmaker status before another possible White House run. He's ending the month, however, stinging from a string of defeats that suggest... Read More

Elections
Deep South Primaries a Test of Conservative Credibility
2022-05-21 15:26:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — If any common themes are emerging from the primaries being held on Tuesday in Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas, it is that the voters in each state appear to be highly motivated and they’re looking for candidates — in... Read More

Law
Bipartisan Lawyers' Coalition Raps Cruz on 2020 Election Efforts
2022-05-20 15:15:01
by Dan McCue

AUSTIN, Texas – A bipartisan coalition of attorneys asked the Texas State Bar this week to sanction Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for regularly repeating “demonstrably false and misleading statements to the public” in an effort to keep former President Trump... Read More

Jan. 6
Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas McCarthy, Four Other GOP Lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel issued subpoenas Thursday to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers in its probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection, an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is certain to further... Read More

Jan. 6
Call Pence or Trump? It's Decision Time for Jan. 6 Panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has interviewed nearly 1,000 people. But the nine-member panel has yet to talk to the two most prominent players in that day’s events — former President Donald Trump and former Vice... Read More

Social Media
Questions Abound as Musk Poised to Take Twitter
2022-04-26 21:02:56
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — Skepticism is in the air the day after Twitter announced Elon Musk would purchase the company and turn it private. “The scariest thing is we have an ultra-wealthy individual taking control of this without regulations in place,” said... Read More

Supreme Court
High Court Could Free Biden to End Trump Asylum Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned lower-court orders that have blocked the Biden administration from ending a controversial Trump-era immigration program for asylum-seekers. Questions from conservative and liberal justices during nearly two hours of arguments suggested that... Read More

Law
New York Judge Finds Former President Trump in Contempt
2022-04-25 19:45:45
by Dan McCue

New York, N.Y. — Former President Donald Trump is in contempt of court for failing to comply with a subpoena issued by N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James, a New York judge has ruled. The order, handed down by Judge Arthur... Read More

Business
DC Trump Hotel Will Be Waldorf Astoria by End of April
2022-04-22 13:07:23
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Control of the Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C., will be sold to Miami-based investment firm CGI Merchant Group by the end of April when it will become a Hilton-affiliated hotel. The historic building is currently the... Read More

Jan. 6
AP Source: Kimberly Guilfoyle Meets with Jan. 6 Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kimberly Guilfoyle, the fiancée of former President Donald Trump’s eldest son, met with the House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection Monday — more than a month after she abruptly ended a voluntary interview with lawmakers — according to... Read More

Justice
ACLU Reaches Settlement With Justice Dept. Over Police Clearing Lafayette Square Protest
2022-04-18 21:46:26
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union and the Justice Department announced a settlement last week in four lawsuits resulting from police forcibly expelling protesters from Washington, D.C.'s, Lafayette Square in June 2020. The confrontation was a prelude to former... Read More

Jan. 6
AP Sources: Trump Aide Stephen Miller to Speak to 1/6 Panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Miller, who served as a top aide to President Donald Trump, will appear Thursday before the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to two people familiar with the matter. Miller was a senior adviser for policy... Read More

Michigan
Jury Deadlocked on Some Charges in Whitmer Kidnap Plot Trial

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A jury said Friday it has reached decisions on “several” of the 10 charges but was deadlocked on others in the trial of four men accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. U.S. District Judge... Read More

Jan. 6
Ex-Police Officer Faces Jury Trial on Capitol Riot Charges

Over a year ago, two off-duty police officers from a small town in Virginia were charged with storming the U.S. Capitol together. A trial for one of them starts this week. The other could be a key prosecution witness. The trial of former... Read More

Litigation
FEC Sued for Failing to Act on Complaints Against Trump Campaign
2022-03-29 23:03:25
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Campaign Legal Center filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission for its failure to act on a campaign spending disclosure complaint made against the campaign committee of former President Donald Trump. The CLC filed its complaint... Read More

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