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Former surgeon Ben Carson revealed in a recent interview on Newsmax TV that he will exit his role as Housing and Urban Development [HUD] Secretary at the end of Donald Trump’s first term in office. “I will certainly finish out this term,” Carson told the conservative outlet on Monday. “I would be interested in returning to the private sector because I think […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Despite the order and a federal judge’s later ruling, immigration officials are allowed […]

President Donald Trump is openly using “violent” Black people as a political tool to scare his conservative base leading up to the November mid-term elections. It’s a new low for Trump — who always takes the low road. CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin is correctly criticizing Trump for what he said is a racist […]

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump’s winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president’s associates. A judge declared a mistrial on 10 other counts the jury could not agree […]

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration faced a court-imposed deadline Thursday to reunite thousands of children and parents who were forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, an enormous logistical task brought on by its “zero tolerance” policy on illegal entry. Authorities have identified 2,551 children 5 and older who may be covered by […]

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to any deportations of immigrant families who were reunited after being separated by the Trump administration at the border. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw imposed a delay of at least a week after a request from the American Civil Liberties Union, which […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself Thursday at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger-pointing and veiled references to personal transgressions. Peter Strzok spoke publicly for the first time since being removed last year from […]

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Clutching little backpacks, smiling immigrant children were scooped up into their parents’ arms Tuesday as the Trump administration rushed to meet the deadline for reuniting dozens of youngsters forcibly separated from their families at the border. In Grand Rapids, Mich., two girls and a boy who had been in temporary foster […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease. With Pruitt’s departure, President Donald Trump loses an administrator many conservatives regarded as one of the more effective members of his Cabinet. But Pruitt had also been dogged for months […]

SEATTLE (AP) — More than 1,600 people arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border, including parents who have been separated from their children, are being transferred to federal prisons, U.S. immigration authorities confirmed Thursday. They said they’re running out of room at their own facilities amid President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. The move drew condemnation […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump’s time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That’s about to change. The justices’ first deep dive into a Trump administration policy comes in a dispute over the third and latest version […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who’ve long sought ways to curb the safety net program. The proposal under review would be narrowly targeted, applying mostly to people who are able-bodied, without […]