U.S.

Refugee assistance groups sue to challenge new asylum restriction rule

Refugee assistance groups sue to challenge new asylum restriction rule

Four refugee assistance groups sued the administration of President Donald Trump in…

Refugee assistance groups sue to challenge new asylum restriction rule
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler, speaks during a markup of a resolution supporting the committee report on Attorney General William Barr’s failure to produce the unredacted Mueller report and underlying materials on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.(Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

House Judiciary authorizes subpoenas for Kushner, Sessions and 10 others

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee authorized 12 more subpoenas Thursday related…

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler, speaks during a markup of a resolution supporting the committee report on Attorney General William Barr’s failure to produce the unredacted Mueller report and underlying materials on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.(Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
Immigration agents will target Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, and San Francisco. (John Moore/Getty Images/TNS)

Immigrant advocates and Democrats decry renewed threat of ICE raids

President Donald Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency could target thousands of immigrantfamilies across the United States

Immigration agents will target Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, and San Francisco. (John Moore/Getty Images/TNS)
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler, speaks during a markup of a resolution supporting the committee report on Attorney General William Barr’s failure to produce the unredacted Mueller report and underlying materials on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

House Judiciary Committee to vote on subpoenas on family separation order

The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled for Thursday a vote on a resolution that would authorize the issuing ofsubpoenas to current and former White House officials who participated in the 2018 decisions over the “zero tolerance” policy.

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler, speaks during a markup of a resolution supporting the committee report on Attorney General William Barr’s failure to produce the unredacted Mueller report and underlying materials on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross attends a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on February 12, 2019. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Spending, legal hoops ahead for Trump on census question

Warming up for the next round of the fight over adding a citizenship question on the 2020 census after setbacks in the courts, the Trump administration faces numerous hurdles.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross attends a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on February 12, 2019. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer speaks to supporters on January 9, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Steyer announced that he would not run for president in 2020, and would instead concentrate his efforts on the possibility of impeaching President Trump. (Steve Pope/Getty Images/TNS)

Tom Steyer joins swarm of Democrats running for president

California billionaire and activist Tom Steyer launched his long-shot presidential campaign Tuesday morning.

Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer speaks to supporters on January 9, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Steyer announced that he would not run for president in 2020, and would instead concentrate his efforts on the possibility of impeaching President Trump. (Steve Pope/Getty Images/TNS)
Trump administration abruptly gives up fight over census citizenship question

Trump administration abruptly gives up fight over census citizenship question

An email announced the decision to begin printing census forms without the controversial question.

Trump administration abruptly gives up fight over census citizenship question
Marshae Jones slated to be booked in a Jefferson County jail on $50,000 bond. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Alabama pregnant woman shot in the stomach indicted in fetus’ death while shooter goes free

By Jessica Schladebeck, New York Daily News An Alabama woman shot in…

Marshae Jones slated to be booked in a Jefferson County jail on $50,000 bond. (Dreamstime/TNS)
The Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25, 2018. The Supreme Court has upheld the partisan gerrymandering, with a conservative majority. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Supreme Court’s approval of partisan gerrymandering raises 2020 election stakes

The four liberal justices dissented, warning that new tech has made partisan gerrymandering easier

The Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25, 2018. The Supreme Court has upheld the partisan gerrymandering, with a conservative majority. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census on Thursday. (Dreamstime/TNS)

U.S. Supreme Court blocks citizenship question on census — for now

Final outcome unclear after justices send issue back to Commerce Department for further explanation

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census on Thursday. (Dreamstime/TNS)
A customer pays for cannabis products at Essence Vegas Cannabis Dispensary after the start of recreational marijuana sales began on July 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images/TNS) *FOR USE WITH THIS STORY ONLY*

Cannabis banking bill may falter again despite state support

By Sophie Quinton, Stateline.org WASHINGTON — Many state leaders are hoping the…

A customer pays for cannabis products at Essence Vegas Cannabis Dispensary after the start of recreational marijuana sales began on July 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images/TNS) *FOR USE WITH THIS STORY ONLY*
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi participates in a roundtable at the Wellstone Center in St. Paul on May 24, 2019, exploring ways to strengthen community health centers along with Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan and representatives from Minnesota community health centers. (Glen Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Pelosi slams Facebook over doctored video

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sharply criticized Facebook for not taking down a doctored video of her.

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi participates in a roundtable at the Wellstone Center in St. Paul on May 24, 2019, exploring ways to strengthen community health centers along with Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan and representatives from Minnesota community health centers. (Glen Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Firefighters conduct a controlled burn to defend houses against flames from the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, as it continues to spreads towards the town of Upper Lake, California on August 2, 2018. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

U.S. failing the West when it comes to preventing wildfires

President Donald Trump has laid the blame for out-of-control California wildfires on the state’s “gross mismanagement” of its forests.

Firefighters conduct a controlled burn to defend houses against flames from the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, as it continues to spreads towards the town of Upper Lake, California on August 2, 2018. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers questions from reporters on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s statement about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election outside of the White House on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Mueller: Investigation did not exonerate Trump

In his first public comments on the Russia investigation, outgoing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III refused Wednesday to clear President Donald Trump.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers questions from reporters on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s statement about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election outside of the White House on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Federal appeals court upholds most of California’s sanctuary laws

Federal appeals court upholds most of California’s sanctuary laws

The Trump administration sued to block laws restricting cooperation with immigration authorities

Federal appeals court upholds most of California’s sanctuary laws
Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks after attending church on March 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Mueller has delivered his report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to Attorney General William Barr. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/TNS)

House Democrats prepare subpoenas to see full Mueller report

WASHINGTON — A House committee plans to vote Wednesday on whether to…

Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks after attending church on March 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Mueller has delivered his report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to Attorney General William Barr. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/TNS)
(Washington Post/Jabin Botsford)

Trump threatens to close border with Mexico over immigration

President Donald Trump said he’ll close the southern border next week unless…

(Washington Post/Jabin Botsford)
In the amusing and political “Soft Power” at the Curran, a Chinese producer arrives in America, where he finds a sea of blond, white people. (Courtesy Craig Schwartz Photography)

‘Soft Power’ – the musical and the foreign policy

I saw “Soft Power” at the Curran theater last week. The play…

In the amusing and political “Soft Power” at the Curran, a Chinese producer arrives in America, where he finds a sea of blond, white people. (Courtesy Craig Schwartz Photography)
This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are bouncing back early Thursday, May 12, 2016, as companies, including agribusiness giant Monsanto, are climbing on reports of possible buyouts. Retailers got more bad news as department store Kohl’s reported disappointing first-quarter results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

US economy showing signs of life after slow start to year

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after…

This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are bouncing back early Thursday, May 12, 2016, as companies, including agribusiness giant Monsanto, are climbing on reports of possible buyouts. Retailers got more bad news as department store Kohl’s reported disappointing first-quarter results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
This photo shows the entrance of the regional head office of Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, one of the world's biggest creators of shell companies, in Hong Kong,  America's openness to foreign tax evaders is coming under new scrutiny after the leak this week of 11.5 million confidential documents from the Panamanian law firm. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

A top haven for tax cheats that may surprise you: the US

WASHINGTON — The U.S. lambastes and strong-arms countries that help drug lords…

This photo shows the entrance of the regional head office of Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, one of the world's biggest creators of shell companies, in Hong Kong,  America's openness to foreign tax evaders is coming under new scrutiny after the leak this week of 11.5 million confidential documents from the Panamanian law firm. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)