Favorites emerge from Trump’s candidates for Supreme Court vacancy

President Donald Trump is reaching back into a bag of names he's previously given to decide who replaces the retiring Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump said shortly after Kennedy's announcement Wednesday he will start the search "immediately" and consult a list of candidates he compiled two years ago, before he was even [...]

2018-06-29T14:01:45+00:00 June 29th, 2018|

Trump to migrants who enter U.S. illegally: ‘We don’t want you’

- At a political rally in South Carolina Monday night, President Donald Trump didn't mince words with his message to migrants trying to enter the United States unlawfully: "We don't want you." Trump traveled to the state to stump for Gov. Henry McMaster and his bid to win Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial runoff against challenger John [...]

2018-06-26T12:46:04+00:00 June 26th, 2018|

Trump: Return those who ‘invade’ without court cases, judges

President Donald Trump advocated Sunday that undocumented immigrants be turned away from the border without a court case. Trump shared a series of tweets criticizing the U.S. immigration system as unfair to those who attempt to enter the country legally and "are waiting on line for years." He called for a system based on merit. [...]

2018-06-25T11:12:48+00:00 June 25th, 2018|

Restaurant owner asks Sanders to leave because she works for Trump

I) -- Sarah Sanders, the White House's press secretary, was told by a restaurant owner to leave because she works for President Donald Trump. Sander described the incident at a restaurant in Virginia on Friday in a post on Twitter. "Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to [...]

2018-06-24T12:42:51+00:00 June 24th, 2018|

New Zealand’s Ardern first leader to give birth in office since 1990

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth Thursday to a baby girl -- becoming the second world leader to give birth while in office, and the first in more than a quarter-century. Adern, 37, posted a photo online of the child, her first, with partner Clarke Gayford. "Feeling very lucky to have a healthy [...]

2018-06-21T14:32:51+00:00 June 21st, 2018|

Justice Dept. asks high court to allow punishment for ‘sanctuary cities’

The Justice Department asked the Supreme Court Monday to stay a federal judge's ruling that blocks the Trump administration from denying grants to cities based on immigration policy. The emergency application, filed by Solicitor General Noel Francisco, seeks to block the Chicago judge's decision that prohibits the Justice Department from denying federal funds to "sanctuary [...]

2018-06-19T12:40:05+00:00 June 19th, 2018|

Trump promises additional $200B in tariffs if China retaliates

President Donald Trump upped the ante late Monday in the U.S. trade war with China, vowing to hit Beijing with an extra $200 billion in tariffs if it retaliates for the fiscal penalties he imposed last week. Trump said in a statement actions by China clearly indicate a "determination to keep the United States at [...]

2018-06-19T12:31:24+00:00 June 19th, 2018|

Dozens of states tighten election security — by going back to paper

- As key midterm elections approach, contests that could set off an enormous shift in Washington, D.C., U.S. authorities are taking measures to make sure they are secure and free of foreign influence. For years, a number of polling places have gone more high tech with electronic voting machines. Fears about vulnerabilities in the systems [...]

2018-06-18T12:34:20+00:00 June 18th, 2018|

Immigration officials: 2,000 children separated from parents

June 15 (UPI) -- Immigrations officials separated nearly 2,000 children from their parents after illegally crossing the border in April and May, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday. DHS spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters on a conference call Friday afternoon that between April 19 and May 31, 1,995 minors were taken from adults who [...]

2018-06-16T12:47:47+00:00 June 16th, 2018|

Sarah Sanders slams CNN star Jim Acosta in tense briefing:

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders bashed CNN’s Jim Acosta on Thursday, saying she knew it was "hard" for him “to even understand short sentences” amid a conversation during the daily press briefing. Following a question about North Korea, Acosta asked Sanders about comments made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier in the day, in [...]

2018-06-15T12:48:21+00:00 June 15th, 2018|