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Spicer suggests Coretta Scott King would support Sessions if she was alive

No.<p>Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer said during Wednesday’s press conference that he hopes that Coretta Scott King would regret opposing now-Sen …

Rights & Freedoms

Donald Trump Jr. Takes Over D.C. Hotel Near White House

Donald Trump Jr. has taken the reins of the Trump International Hotel near the White House after critics charged it was a conflict of interest for U.S. President Donald Trump to run the hotel while also running the federal government that is leasing the building to his company.<p>A filing with the …

2017 terror forecast for US, Europe 'alarming,' says House report

The U.S. and European terror forecast for 2017 'looks alarming,' in part because of increased pressure on ISIS and other terror groups on their home turf, according to a monthly assessment by House lawmakers.<p>The House Homeland Security Committee’s February "Terror Threat Snapshot" report cited two …

Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

Vote elevates close Trump ally to lead Justice Department<p>The Senate confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general largely along party lines Wednesday evening, ushering in a dramatic shift in the Justice Department’s approach to issues ranging from relations with local police to immigration …

Military brass sound alarm about 'insidious decline' in readiness

For decades, the F/A-18 Hornet has been the Navy’s front-line combat jet – taking off from aircraft carriers around the globe to enforce no-fly zones, carry out strikes and even engage in the occasional dogfight.<p>But the Navy’s ability to use these planes is now greatly hindered as more than 60 …

Military

Democrats to Grill Judge Neil Gorsuch on Disputed Pro Bono Work

Many fellow students at Harvard Law School don’t remember the Supreme Court nominee participating in programs for poor and inmates<p>By<p>Beth Reinhard<p>Beth Reinhard<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@bethreinhard<p>beth.reinhard@wsj.com<p>Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday they would …

U.S. Supreme Court

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump’s Immigration Order, More

Judges Grill Lawyers on Trump Travel Ban Trump’s Education Pick Squeaks By GOP Plan to Overhaul Tax Code Gets Held Up at the Border White House Backs ‘Right to Try’ Law for Terminally Ill Patients GOP Rebukes Warren for Reading Criticism of Sessions Democrats to Grill Gorsuch on Disputed Pro Bono …

Trump mounts public defense of immigration order, blasts ‘political’ courts

President Trump on Wednesday brought the legal dispute over his immigration executive order into the court of public opinion, using a Washington law enforcement address to mount an urgent defense of the measure and urge the federal courts to reinstate it.<p>At a meeting with local sheriffs and police …

Californians foot $25G bill for 40 hours of Holder's anti-Trump time

California taxpayers are shelling out $25,000 a month for 40 hours of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s time to help the state strategize for upcoming clashes with the Trump administration, according to a contract obtained by a conservative watchdog group.<p>The California Legislature hired …

Trump Administration