Supreme Court finds SEC judge appointments unconstitutional
Posted on June 21, 2018 at 5:46 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Thursday the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws was unconstitutional in a ruling allowing more presidential control over pivotal jobs in federal agencies. […]

Trump tells federal agencies to reunite families at border; Melania visits region
Posted on June 21, 2018 at 5:31 pm

WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was directing federal agencies to begin reuniting children and parents who had been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border after entering the country illegally, a first step to implementing his executive order reversing a policy that had drawn global condemnation. […]

House speaker says DHS working to reunite separated immigrant families
Posted on June 21, 2018 at 5:02 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working to reunite immigrant families who have been separated by U.S. officials after crossing into the United States from Mexico, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday. […]

Trump to suspend prosecutions of migrant parents with children: report
Posted on June 21, 2018 at 4:56 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will stop prosecuting migrant parents who cross the border illegally with children until immigration authorities have the resources that would allow them to be held in custody, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. […]

Trump to meet Jordan's King Abdullah at White House June 25
Posted on June 21, 2018 at 2:48 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will welcome King Abdullah of Jordan to the White House on June 25, the White House said in a statement on Thursday. […]

White House's Kushner meets with Egypt's Al Sisi about Middle East peace plan
Posted on June 21, 2018 at 1:56 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House adviser Jared Kushner met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on Thursday, the White House said in a statement, as he continues to conduct meetings in the Middle East over a much-anticipated plan he is drafting for peace between Israel and the Palestinian territories. […]

Ross says U.S. must create 'more painful' environment in trade: CNBC
Posted on June 21, 2018 at 12:51 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday the United States needs to make it harder for its trading partners to have high trade barriers in order to achieve President Donald Trump's ultimate goal of lower barriers and a level playing field. […]

White House to propose merging Labor, Education departments: WSJ
Posted on June 21, 2018 at 1:00 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House plans to propose on Thursday to merge the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. […]

Obama's lack of response may have emboldened Russia election meddling: former officials
Posted on June 20, 2018 at 6:36 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia may have stepped up efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election after President Barack Obama's administration did not retaliate strongly to reports of its activities, former aides to the Democratic president told U.S. senators on Wednesday. […]

U.S. slams rights groups, says aided its withdrawal from U.N. body
Posted on June 20, 2018 at 5:37 pm

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed rights groups on Wednesday for thwarting Washington's attempts to reform the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council and said they had contributed to the Trump administration's decision to withdraw. […]

Trump signs order ending his policy of separating families at the border, but reprieve may be temporary
Posted by David Nakamura on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

The backlash from prominent Republicans, world leaders including Pope Francis, as well as private recriminations from first lady Melania Trump, prompted Trump to reverse himself […]

GOP immigration bills backed by Trump appear headed for defeat
Posted by Mike DeBonis on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan did not concede defeat in a news conference but repeatedly referenced the possibility that both bills will fail. […]

First lady Melania Trump visits a Texas child detention center as administration backtracks on harsh policy
Posted by Anne Gearan on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

President Trump announced the trip at the start of a Cabinet meeting, at which he also renewed his false claim that Democrats are responsible for "loopholes" that led to his family separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border. […]

Legislators were turned away from ICE detention centers. The administration has the right to do that.
Posted by Philip Bump on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

New HHS rules on visits may be a political liability, but an expert says they aren't a legal problem. […]

Michael Avenatti, now representing separated migrant families, denies he's chasing the limelight
Posted by Callum Borchers on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

"Look, I didn't need any additional fame or limelight beyond what I already had,” the lawyer for Stormy Daniels said. […]