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President Trump's Tweet Just Made It Harder for the House to Pass an Immigration Bill

WASHINGTON — Hours before House showdown votes on immigration, President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that any measure the chamber passes would be …

Immigration

The GOP’s ‘Utterly Dysfunctional’ Strategy of Babying Its Base

As long as Republican lawmakers support Trump’s hardline policies, they risk alienating their college-educated, and especially younger, voters.<p>With his policy of systematically separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, Donald Trump finally extended his racially infused …

Republicans

The Story Behind TIME's Trump 'Welcome to America' Cover

John Moore, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for Getty Images, has been photographing immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border for years. This …

Immigration

Donald Trump is a symbol of white identity politics in Europe, too

President Trump began the week by railing against the immigration policies of both the United States and the European Union:<p>He then repeatedly doubled down, despite criticism for the false claim about Germany’s crime rate.<p>These kinds of claims are nothing new for Trump. As a result, white racial …

Donald Trump

Wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged with fraud

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, was charged on Thursday with fraud over alleged misuse of state funds, the …

Israel

The biggest blunder of the Trump presidency

The Pope, the U.N., Bono, every living first lady (including his wife), a conservative radio host (Hugh Hewitt) who said this could be his Katrina, a …

Donald Trump

Republican House member unloads on Paul Ryan in explosive floor exchange

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the eve of two major immigration votes, weeks of hard-fought negotiations took a turn with a heated blowup on the House floor between two lead negotiators.<p>House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, a conservative Republican from North Carolina, erupted at House Speaker Paul Ryan of …

Republicans

Charts: Trump is the target of historic voter backlash ahead of the 2018 midterms

New data shows Trump is a bigger election drag on his party than Obama ever was.<p>The 2018 midterm elections will surely be a referendum on the sitting president, as midterms always are, but new polling shows that Donald Trump will play a particularly outsize role when voters head to the polls in …

Pew Research Center

Airlines ask the government not to fly separated children on their planes

US airlines on Wednesday spoke out against the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that resulted in the separation of migrant children from their families.<p>American Airlines, United Airlines and Frontier Airlines all issued statements in the hours before President Donald Trump …

Immigration

Trump, U.S. lawmakers meet to discuss 'problematic' measure on China's ZTE

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and a group of Republicans from the Senate and House of Representatives met at the White House on Wednesday to discuss their disagreement over how to penalize Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp.<p>The Trump administration moved to lift a ban …

Donald Trump

Alberta loses beer battle with Steam Whistle, Great Western breweries

The Notley government will have to revamp its beer markup regime after it was declared unconstitutional on Wednesday.<p>The Court of Queen’s Bench sided …

Canada

Michael Cohen slams Trump’s child separation while resigning from RNC

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal lawyer, has resigned as deputy finance chair of the RNC Finance Committee, per ABC News. Between the …

Donald Trump

Trump signs order that he says will keep migrant families together

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that he says will keep migrant families together during detention on the U.S.-Mexico …

Immigration

Seth Meyers Figured Out an Easy Loophole to Get Rid of Trump (Video)

This one weird trick is all the country needs to not have to deal with this president anymore<p>Seth Meyers didn’t have a new “A Closer Look” segment on …

Donald Trump

Michael Cohen to Trump: Please Buy My Silence

In the last 24 hours, Michael Cohen has leaked word that he is willing to give federal investigators sensitive information about Donald Trump — and, …

Donald Trump

Trump signs executive order halting family separations

The furor over forcibly removing children from their parents prompted the administration to move without waiting for Congress.<p>President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that ends the administration’s policy of separating migrant families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, abandoning …

Immigration

Judge denies Stormy Daniels request to restart case against Trump, Cohen

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Los Angeles has rejected a request by the adult film actress Stormy Daniels to restart her lawsuit there against U.S. President Donald Trump and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen.<p>In an order dated Tuesday, U.S. District Judge James Otero said the amount of media …

Stormy Daniels

Our dairy, egg and poultry producers don’t want to compete. Our politicians agree

<b>By Morris W. Dorosh</b><p>Few if any lobby and pressure groups in Canadian history have had as many politicians in their pocket at one time as the supply …

Canada

A prominent GOP strategist has left the Republican Party over family separations at the border

“The GOP has become a danger to our democracy and values,” top GOP strategist Steve Schmidt writes.<p>Steve Schmidt is a prominent GOP strategist; he was a senior adviser to Sen. John McCain’s 2008 campaign and a former George W. Bush staffer. He ran Arnold Schwarzenegger’s reelection bid in …

Morality

This has been the president of the United States over the last two weeks

WASHINGTON — Here’s a thought experiment: What if the leader of a foreign country had taken these actions or made the following statements:<p>And that’s all in just the last two weeks.<p>Forget ideology or party — what would you think of that foreign leader? What about his government? Is it promoting …

Donald Trump

Facebook campaign to help separated children seeks $1,500 but gets $7.5m

A campaign to reunite families separated at the US border due to Trump’s immigration policies, has raised $7.5m in four days, the largest fundraiser Facebook has ever seen.<p>The campaign, “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child”, is raising money for the Refugee and Immigrant Center for …

Social Media

Here Are All The Republicans Who Want Trump To Stop Separating Children From Their Parents

"This isn’t who we are."<p>Criticism of the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border has been widespread, even among members of the president’s own party.<p>That includes many Republicans in Congress, who have come out forcefully against separating children …

Immigration

Protesters Crash Kirstjen Nielsen’s Dinner at a Mexican Restaurant

Kirstjen Nielsen has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent days. Before the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their …

Donald Trump

More than 600 members of Jeff Sessions' church just charged him with violating church rules

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church have issued a formal complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a fellow church member, charging that his "zero tolerance" policy on immigration violates church rules and may constitute child abuse.<p>The complaint charges Sessions …

United Methodist

DHS chief Nielsen lied about visiting the child detention facilities

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters Monday that she’d witnessed firsthand the facilities where children are being held separately from their parents, but DHS contradicted that to NBC on Tuesday.<p>DHS reportedly told the network that Nielsen — the person …

Immigration

Koch network raps Trump, won't support House immigration bills

The political network founded by the Koch brothers is taking a stand against both President Donald Trump’s policy toward separating families at the border and two immigration bills due for votes in the House this week, dealing a blow to GOP leaders who are marshaling support for their version.<p>“It’s …

Immigration

Trump could be in a world of new legal trouble after New York's attorney general accused his charity of 'willful and knowing' crimes

President Donald Trump could be faced with new legal headaches on multiple fronts after the New York attorney general sued him, his three eldest children, and his charity for "a pattern of persistent illegal conduct" stretching more than a decade.<p>The lawsuit seeks $2.8 million in restitution plus …

Donald Trump

Exactly how much trouble is the Trump Foundation in?

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>Last Thursday, the attorney general of New York sued the Trump Foundation</i>, alleging that the organization affiliated with the President of the United States and his family had broken a number of laws governing charitable groups. "As our investigation reveals, the Trump Foundation was little …

Corruption

Senate outright rejects Trump's trade deal to save ZTE

After the Trump administration reached a trade agreement with ZTE barely a week ago, the US-ZTE drama seemed done and over with. But now, thanks to a …

Donald Trump

U.S. withdrawing from U.N. Human Rights Council

The United States will withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council, an entity it has long accused of being biased against Israel and giving cover to rights-abusing governments, the Trump administration announced on Tuesday.<p>Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the U.S. ambassador to the United …

Human Rights