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Justice Dept. again sides with Trump over House in personal financial records fight

Justice Dept. again sides with Trump over House in personal financial records fight

The Trump administration’s Justice Department has again taken President Donald Trump’s side in a fight between him — as a private citizen — and the US House of Representatives over subpoenas for his personal financial records. The Justice Department argues the two banks shouldn’t have to hand over the subpoenaed information and accuses lawmakers of…MORE

Fact-checking Trump’s vague claims about US background checks

Fact-checking Trump’s vague claims about US background checks

When it comes to tightening gun control laws, President Donald Trump has been consistently vague on what measures he supports, especially regarding background checks. His recent comments have only caused more confusion about his position, and fueled questions about whether he is walking back from comments he made immediately after the most recent mass shootings.…MORE

Planned Parenthood drops federal funding over abortion-referral restriction

Planned Parenthood drops federal funding over abortion-referral restriction

Planned Parenthood announced Monday it will drop federal funding over the Trump administration’s rule blocking the reproductive rights organization from talking to patients about abortion services. “Due to an unethical and dangerous gag rule, the Trump administration has forced Planned Parenthood grantees out of Title X,” Alexis McGill Johnson, the acting president and CEO of…MORE

Lawsuit alleges poor medical and mental health care in ICE detention facilities

Lawsuit alleges poor medical and mental health care in ICE detention facilities

The Southern Poverty Law Center and other immigration advocacy groups filed a class action lawsuit Monday alleging a lack of medical and mental health care inside Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities across the United States. The lawsuit, brought on behalf of 15 named detainees and others, claims that individuals held in ICE custody have…MORE

Pence talks tough to China over Hong Kong protests as trade war continues

Pence talks tough to China over Hong Kong protests as trade war continues

Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that chances of a trade deal with China would diminish if Hong Kong’s laws are violated, also criticizing the country’s human rights violations as antithetical to American ideals. “We don’t want China’s markets to suffer. In fact, we want them to thrive,” Pence said during a speech at the…MORE

Bureau of Prisons chief removed in wake of Jeffrey Epstein suicide

Bureau of Prisons chief removed in wake of Jeffrey Epstein suicide

Attorney General William Barr removed the acting head of the Bureau of Prisons, the Justice Department said Monday, replacing the agency’s top official in the wake of the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein earlier this month. In a statement, Barr said Hugh Hurwitz, who had served in the acting position since last year, would return to…MORE

Donald Trump’s gun control reversal should surprise exactly no one

Donald Trump’s gun control reversal should surprise exactly no one

Listen carefully to how President Donald Trump answered a question Sunday about his support for expanded gun control measures: “So, Congress is working on that. They have bipartisan committees working on background checks and various other things. And we’ll see. I don’t want people to forget that this is a mental health problem. I don’t…MORE

US tests ground launch cruise missile previously banned under INF

US tests ground launch cruise missile previously banned under INF

The US military conducted a flight test of a conventional ground-launched cruise missile off the western coast of the US Sunday, a missile test that would have been previously banned under the now defunct Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the Pentagon said Monday. “The Department of Defense conducted a flight test of a conventionally-configured…MORE

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