Politics

U.S. attorney general issues order to speed up immigrant deportations
Posted on August 17, 2018 at 1:58 am

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday sought to speed up the deportation of illegal immigrants, telling immigration judges they should only postpone cases in removal proceedings "for good cause shown." […]

Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Aug 16) - Fake News, Turkey, Aretha Franklin
Posted on August 17, 2018 at 12:48 am

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. […]

Trump's military parade planned for November postponed: Pentagon
Posted on August 17, 2018 at 12:47 am

A military parade requested by U.S. President Donald Trump that had been planned for November in Washington has been postponed until at least next year, the Defense Department said on Thursday. […]

Omarosa Manigault Newman’s publisher responds to Trump campaign attorney: We won’t bow to ‘hollow legal threats’
Posted by Felicia Sonmez on August 17, 2018 at 12:31 am

Simon & Schuster, the publisher of the former Trump aide’s explosive tell-all, called a letter from a Trump campaign attorney ‘an obvious attempt to silence legitimate criticism of the President.&rsquo […]

Pentagon postpones military parade in Washington until next year
Posted on August 17, 2018 at 12:07 am

A military parade requested by U.S. President Donald Trump that had been planned for November in Washington has been postponed until next year, the Defense Department said. […]

Jury in Manafort trial asks U.S. judge about 'reasonable doubt'
Posted on August 16, 2018 at 11:54 pm

The jury in the bank and tax fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations on Thursday without reaching a verdict but with several questions, including how to define "reasonable doubt." […]

Trump gears up to strip more clearances from officials tied to Russia investigation
Posted by David Nakamura on August 16, 2018 at 11:27 pm

The president has fired or threatened nearly a dozen current and former officials connected to the investigation he labels a ‘rigged witch hunt.&rsquo […]

Trump gears up to strip more clearances from officials tied to Russia investigation
Posted by David Nakamura on August 16, 2018 at 11:27 pm

The president has fired or threatened nearly a dozen current and former officials connected to the investigation he labels a ‘rigged witch hunt.&rsquo […]

Bolton to discuss arms control, Iran, Syria in talks with Russian counterpart
Posted on August 16, 2018 at 11:11 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton will discuss arms control treaties and Iran's role in Syria in talks with Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev in Geneva next week, an administration official said on Thursday. […]

U.S. states demand better access to secrets about election cyber threats
Posted on August 16, 2018 at 11:06 pm

U.S. state election officials are demanding better access to sometimes classified federal government information about hacking threats to voting systems. […]

U.S. Secretary of State names Brian Hook special envoy for Iran
Posted on August 16, 2018 at 11:05 pm

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday named senior policy adviser Brian Hook as Washington's special representative for Iran. […]

Trump administration proposes production quota cuts for six opioids
Posted on August 16, 2018 at 10:59 pm

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed that U.S. drugmakers cut production quotas of the six most abused opioids by 10 percent next year to fight a nationwide addiction crisis. […]

In Trump’s standoff with Turkey, two tough-guy leaders and a deal gone wrong
Posted by Anne Gearan on August 16, 2018 at 10:57 pm

Trump is furious that a deal that would have freed an American pastor held in Turkey has fallen apart, according to aides. […]

Manafort jury sends judge four questions, asks him to define ‘reasonable doubt’
Posted by Rachel Weiner on August 16, 2018 at 10:16 pm

The jurors must evaluate 18 counts of bank fraud and lying to the IRS. If convicted, President Trump’s ex-campaign chairman could go to prison for the rest of his life. […]

U.S. senators pledge to fight Trump push to cut aid funding
Posted on August 16, 2018 at 10:14 pm

Leaders from both parties on a powerful Senate committee vowed on Thursday to push back if President Donald Trump moves ahead with plans to bypass Congress and roll back billions of dollars from the U.S. foreign aid budget, including funds for programs in Syria and the West Bank and Gaza. […]

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