Marisol Ortega

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Trump administration moving to replace fired U.S. attorneys

More than a month after firing almost all of the Obama-appointed prosecutors, the White House expects to announce picks in the next three weeks.<p>The White House has struck tentative agreements with more than a dozen senators on picks to fill U.S. attorney positions left vacant since early March, …

Trump again thunders against judiciary

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump is again attacking the federal judiciary, this time denouncing a ruling that halted implementation of an executive order targeting "sanctuary" cities.<p>On Tuesday, a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a threat to take away funds from cities …

Portland Sixth Grader Takes a Stand on Dress Code to Enact Change

U.S. news<p>In mid-April, 11-year-old Molly Neuner's middle school teacher in Maine asked to measure the width of the straps on her tank top. Then, in front of the entire class, the teacher deemed the top to be in violation of the school's dress code, Molly recalled.<p>Two days later, on April 12, Molly …

Middle School

Shaming Children So Parents Will Pay the School Lunch Bill

On the first day of seventh grade last fall, Caitlin Dolan lined up for lunch at her school in Canonsburg, Pa. But when the cashier discovered she had an unpaid food bill from last year, the tray of pizza, cucumber slices, an apple and chocolate milk was thrown in the trash.<p>“I was so embarrassed,” …

Building a Wall Out of Sync With American Public Opinion

The American public has little interest in building a wall along the southern U.S. border and rates it one of the least important things the …

Trump attacks wrong target on Twitter as his approval rating plummets to new low

Donald Trump’s job approval ratings continue to drop. On Saturday, his approval rating dropped to 37 percent according to Gallup figures, the lowest …

New plaintiffs join suit that claims Trump violates Constitution

Two plaintiffs have joined a lawsuit against President Trump that accuses him of violating the Constitution by accepting payments from foreign governments through his business empire.<p>A nonprofit restaurant group and a woman who books events at hotels in Washington, D.C., claim they are hurt by …

Can AI detect fake news?

Traditional media is in trouble. They are no longer the only source of news and information. Internet and social media have become the main platform for news sharing. Pew Research Center Reports indicate that 62 percent of Americans get their news from social media. The rise of social media also …

Artificial Intelligence

Major internet lobbying group urges FCC to keep net neutrality rules

Representing companies like Facebook, Google, and Salesforce, the Internet Association threw its weight behind the Obama-era rules that require the …

Budweiser is accidentally political in Super Bowl ad

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> All-American beer company Budweiser is famous for classic, tear-jerking Super Bowl commercials with golden retrievers and Clydesdales.<p>This year, Budweiser's sneak peek of its commercial departs from their normal content and instead tells the story of company co-founder, Adolphus …

Judge attacked by Trump to oversee Dreamer deportation lawsuit

Gonzalo Curiel, the judge Donald Trump attacked as a candidate because of his “Mexican heritage,” will hear another case involving the president — this time, a lawsuit filed against his administration by a 23-year-old undocumented immigrant who was recently deported.<p>Juan Manuel Montes, who had …

White House turns up heat on Congress to revise the Affordable Care Act

By Paige Winfield Cunningham ,<p>Paige Winfield Cunningham<p>National reporter focused on health-care policy<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Kelsey Snell and<p>Kelsey Snell<p>Reporter<p>Bio<p>John Wagner<p>John Wagner<p>National reporter leading The Post's breaking political news team<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Trump is pushing Congress …

Health Care

Donald Trump to strip all funding from State Department team promoting women's rights around the world

Donald Trump plans to strip all funding from a State Department bureau that promotes the rights of women around the world, it has emerged.<p>Oxfam …

Donald Trump

Why Trans People Have a Constitutional Right to Change Their Birth Certificates

In a pair of new lawsuits filed this month, Lambda Legal powerfully explains why the Constitution requires that transgender people be permitted to …

In Gay Rights Case, Woman to Appeal for Parental Rights to Ex-Partner’s Son

A Manhattan woman who went to court to prove that she should be considered a legal parent to a child adopted by her former same-sex partner is planning to appeal after losing her case last week.<p>“I have to keep going,” said Kelly Gunn, 52, of the West Village area of Manhattan. “I’m going to do …

Trump set to reshape judiciary after GOP blockade

The Senate left town with 99 judicial vacancies, as well as the current Supreme Court opening.<p>Mitch McConnell’s refusal to confirm many of President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees has set the table for Donald Trump to dramatically reshape the judiciary over the next four years, as the Republican …

Structure of the Court System: Crash Course Government and Politics #19

Article III For Dummies: The Judiciary Explained

Cities Argue For a Bigger Share Of Pot Tax Revenue

When voters in four U.S. states — Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon — approved recreational marijuana sales, part of the appeal was the promise of a new revenue source to buoy cash-strapped cities and states.<p>But tensions are growing in those four states over how the tax rewards from pot sales …

How These States Ensure Welfare Dollars Aren’t Used for Alcohol, Lottery Tickets

A new state law in Maine went into effect last month prohibiting welfare recipients from purchasing items like alcohol, lottery tickets, and tattoos …

Don’t Be Fooled by John Kasich’s Dangerous New Abortion Ban

Ohio Governor John Kasich has put the U.S. one step closer to overturning <i>Roe v. Wade</i>. On Dec. 13, he signed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks …

Appeals Court: Boys Who Think They're Girls Have A Constitutional Right To Pee Next To Girls

Last week, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals declared that the Constitution of the United States required schools to allow boys who believe they are …

Ohio's high court dismisses media lawsuit over bodycam video

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court dismissed a public information lawsuit Tuesday without ruling on its argument that video from police …

Surprising election history

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Do you know how many U.S. presidents won election with less than 50 percent of the popular vote? Many are in a dither about Donald …

President Obama Issues Permanent Arctic Drilling Ban Before Leaving Office

President Obama will permanently ban offshore drilling in most of the U.S.-controlled Arctic as well as off much of the Atlantic Seaboard, the White …

50 Years of Electoral College Maps: How the U.S. Turned Red and Blue

The beginnings of the blue-red regional alignment in today’s American politics can be traced to 1964, when Republicans broke through in the South after almost 100 years of Democratic domination.<p>We’ve included a chart of that Electoral College map and the 12 others since then, along with a brief …

Al Gore

Why Hasn’t the Republican Party Collapsed?

We shouldn’t be asking whether the GOP is falling apart. We ought to be wondering why it isn’t.<p>To be a political scientist in the Trump era is to constantly ponder one big question: whether the Republican Party is in a state of collapse. Could the growing split over Donald Trump bring about the end …

Political Science

A Lobbyist Wrote the Bill. Will the Tobacco Industry Win Its E-Cigarette Fight?

WASHINGTON — The e-cigarette and cigar industries have enlisted high-profile lobbyists and influential congressional allies in an attempt to stop the Food and Drug Administration from retroactively examining their products for public health risks or banning them from the market.<p>The campaign targets …

Can Republican senators get to 60 seats in 2018?

By Stuart Rothenberg<p>The GOP’s strong 2016 election showing raises a crucial question: Do Republicans have any chance of netting eight Senate seats — and a filibuster-proof majority — in 2018?<p>The upcoming Senate class is unusually unbalanced. Only eight Republican Senate seats are up for election in …