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Iowa Supreme Court justice lifts 'prior restraint' order against Des Moines Register

An Iowa Supreme Court justice on Tuesday lifted a highly unusual order prohibiting the Des Moines Register from publishing information it obtained …

Congressional compliance office denies Tim Kaine request for data on sexual harassment in the Senate

Tim Kaine’s request for information on sexual harassment claims in the Senate over the last 10 years has been rejected, the United States Congress …

Defying Trump, Hawaii Becomes First State to Pass Law Committing to Paris Climate Accord

Hawaii on Tuesday became the first state to pass a law committing to the goals and limits of the Paris climate accord, defying President Trump, who announced last week that he would withdraw the United States from the historic agreement.<p>The state’s governor, David Y. Ige, signed two bills at a …

Climate

California governor endorses potential 'sanctuary cities' lawsuit against Trump

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has endorsed the idea of his state suing the Trump administration over its threat to strip federal funding from …

Immigration

Parental leave expands for California workers so they can bond with their newborns

Under a new law to combat workplace inequities, some 2.7 million California mothers and fathers will gain the right to a long-sought benefit: 12 …

Committee on Eighth Amendment to publish final report

The Special Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment is due to publish its final report tomorrow.<p>Last week, the committee voted to recommend …

Who are we as a country? Time to decide: Sally Yates

Stand up and speak out on America's core founding values. We are not living in ordinary times, and it's not enough to admire them from afar.<p>Over the course of our nation’s history, we have faced inflection points — times when we had to decide who we are as a country and what we stand for. Now is …

Political Science

Trump Will Make U.S. an Autocracy Unless Americans Speak Out, Sally Yates Suggests in Stinging Op-ed

Without mentioning him by name, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates skewered President Donald Trump and his administration for threatening the …

The awful state of prison food

MOST recipes aim at deliciousness. With nutraloaf (also spelt nutriloaf) the aim is to be as revolting as possible. It is made in prisons by baking …

As Trump Tightens Legal Immigration, Canada Woos Tech Firms

A Flatiron district artificial intelligence start-up was recently looking to expand, adding new engineers who happened to know a niche computer language.<p>The people it hired hail from Morocco, Belarus, France, Georgia and Canada. But they are not working in New York. They are in Montreal, where …

Immigration

Americans have already made up their minds about the tax bill — and it looks brutal for the GOP

Republicans are on the verge of passing the most significant overhaul of the federal tax code in a generation, but it looks set to become law amid lackluster reviews from people they say it will benefit.<p>A vote in the House and Senate on the final bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is expected …

House Republicans pass least popular, most destructive tax legislation in a generation

House Republicans have done it. They've passed Trump's tax cut by a vote of 227-203. They did it on this promise from House Speaker Paul Ryan.<p>x<p>Paul …

NBC, ABC: ‘Major Political Risks’ in GOP Tax Bill, ‘Dangerous Political Territory’

Ahead of congressional votes on Republican tax legislation on Tuesday, the NBC and ABC morning shows both predicted political doom for the GOP with …

Senate Panel Rejects Trump's Nominee to Lead Export-Import Bank

WASHINGTON — Two Republican senators broke with their party on Tuesday to block President Trump’s nominee to lead the Export-Import Bank, a setback for the White House that reflects deep divisions in the Republican Party over the role that the government should play in steering the United States …

SCREWED AGAIN: Middle Class To Get 23% Of Cuts

Congress on Tuesday is set to begin voting on the largest U.S. tax system overhaul in more than 30 years, but America's middle class will see less …

CNN Anchors Taunt Trump for Two-Handed Water Drinking (Video)

“This is what I drink out of, and I hold it like a man with one hand, but that’s just me,” says Chris Cuomo on CNN’s “New Day”<p>CNN hosts Chris Cuomo …

If Trump fails to fire Mueller, then he really is an idiot extraordinaire

<i>"Returning to the White House from Camp David, Trump was asked Sunday whether he intended to fire Mueller. 'No, I’m not,' he told journalists."</i><p>Since …

Can Evangelicalism Survive Donald Trump and Roy Moore?

For centuries, renewal movements have emerged within Christianity and taken on different forms and names. Often, they have invoked the word “evangelical.” Followers of Martin Luther, who emphasized the doctrine of salvation by faith alone, described themselves in this way. The Cambridge clergyman …

The Latest: Senate passes tax bill, sending it back to House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the push in Congress to pass a sweeping tax cut bill (all times local):<p>12:46 a.m.<p>Senate Republicans have passed the …

New Jersey

Trump accuser offered to say 'all positive things' about how he behaved with women

Jill Harth is one of the women who came forward during the 2016 campaign to accuse Trump of sexually assaulting her. Monday night, the Hill reported …

Top Republicans hit the airwaves this morning to defend their tax bill. It was a disaster.

Peter Roskam says massive unpopularity of tax bill is a bonus, creates ‘low expectations.'<p>Ahead of the House’s expected final vote on the Republican …

Republicans

Trump and May speak for the first time since his anti-Muslim retweets

5bbb8fd7-2463-429e-9a53-b8d1a98e722e<p>Trump and May speak for the first time since his anti-Muslim …

Donald Trump

John Kelly meets with black Republicans after Omarosa Manigault Newman departure

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's chief of staff John Kelly told black Republicans recently that the White House is looking to hire "talented young men and women" after it was announced that Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of the few African-Americans to hold a senior position in the West …

Why Trump can’t fire Mueller — at least, not directly

<i>Update: On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that President Trump “certainly believes he has the power” to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. If he believes that, he is at odds with most legal experts, including those we spoke with for this article last</i> …

Egypt Is Holding at Least 18 Americans Captive. Activists Want The White House to Fight for Their Release

When Vice President Mike Pence visits Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in January, more is at stake than the fallout from President Trump’s …

Senate Russia probe looking into 2016 candidate Jill Stein

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate intelligence committee has asked for documents from Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein as part of its probe …

Donald Trump

Trump denies he considered revoking Gorsuch's nomination

Responding to a Washington Post story, President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied he considered rescinding the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.<p>“A story in the @washingtonpost that I was close to ‘rescinding’ the nomination of Justice Gorsuch prior to confirmation is FAKE NEWS,” Trump …

Donald Trump

GOP tax bill passes House, Senate to vote late Tuesday

<b>Follow Wednesday's updates here: GOP tax bill passes Congress</b><p>Republicans are on the verge of passing the most significant overhaul of the tax code since 1986, after the Senate passed the GOP plan early Wednesday morning and House leaders scheduled a vote to quickly send it to President Trump.<p>The …

Income Tax