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2 More Lawsuits Join Legal Fight Over 2020 Census Citizenship Question

<b>Updated at 10:53 p.m. ET</b><p>The legal fight against the citizenship question planned for the 2020 census is mounting with more lawsuits, including one filed Tuesday in San Francisco federal court on behalf of the city of San Jose, Calif., and Black Alliance for Just Immigration, a California-based …

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Trump, in Another Apparent Reversal, Says Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Has ‘Too Many Contingencies’

WASHINGTON — After publicly flirting last week with having the United States rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Trump appeared to rebuff the idea once and for all late Tuesday.<p>In a Twitter post at 10:49 p.m., Mr. Trump said that although Japan and South Korea would like the United …

Donald Trump

Judge finds Kansas' Kris Kobach in contempt of court

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday found Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court for disobeying her order not to enforce the state's disputed proof-of-citizenship voter registration law while the court weighed its legality.<p>Kobach is the front-running Republican candidate …

Government

Trump, contradicting his own words, denies firing Comey over Russia probe

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump said Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey was not fired because of the Russia investigation -- a statement directly at odds with the President's own comments on Comey's dismissal.<p>"Slippery James Comey, the worst FBI Director in history, was not …

Donald Trump

Trump Official Blames Obama for His $1 Million Office Redesign

This is all Barack’s fault, you see.<p>Since the Trump administration moved in last year, there’s been an unspoken competition among Cabinet officials to spend as much taxpayer money as possible in the most questionable of ways. A favorite among the group, of course, has been refusing to come within …

Donald Trump

DHS secretary declines to explain Trump's 'breeding' tweet

<b>Calexico, California (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's Homeland Security secretary declined to explain what the President meant by "breeding concept" in a tweet Wednesday morning, saying he was calling attention to a "very serious problem."<p>Asked here during a visit to the border fence replacement …

Donald Trump

Southwest Pilot of Flight 1380 Is Navy Veteran Hailed for Her ‘Nerves of Steel’

About 20 minutes after takeoff on Tuesday, Capt. Tammie Jo Shults was steering a Southwest Airlines plane toward cruising altitude, generally considered the safest part of a flight. But then the left engine exploded.<p>The blast hurled debris into the side of the plane. A passenger window shattered. …

Military

“The Only Good Muslim Is a Dead Muslim”

On October 11, 2016, less than a month before Election Day, police in Liberal, Kansas, sat in their cruisers outside G&G Home Center, waiting for …

Extremism

Haley sets a red line for Trump

The U.N. ambassador made crystal clear after initially being blamed for 'confusion' on Russia sanctions that she will not tolerate public humiliation quietly.<p>In the span of 24 hours, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has done what none of her colleagues in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet …

Donald Trump

Kansas farmers panic after latest trade escalation with China

Trump's trade rhetoric continues to hurt rural communities.<p>Kansas farmers and lawmakers reacted with anger and concern following another round of …

Forestry

“You Only Hire Cohen for One Reason”: Inside Fox News, Sean Hannity’s Michael Cohen Disclosure Stokes a Crisis as Murdoch Wavers on Trump

The revelation that Trump’s lawyer offered legal advice to Fox News’s biggest name was shocking, even to Fox loyalists. “This is bad,” one Fox staffer said. “It violates every rule of journalism.”<p>The symbiotic relationship between <b>Donald Trump</b> and Fox News can make it difficult to discern where the …

Donald Trump

170 lawmakers sign resolution calling for Scott Pruitt’s resignation, including zero Republicans

A few GOP lawmakers have been critical of Pruitt -- but none signed the latest resolution.<p>A group of 131 representatives and 39 senators, all of them …

Scott Pruitt

Kris Kobach held in contempt of court for disobeying judge’s orders

Kobach was supposed to tell a subset of Kansas voters they were eligible to vote. He didn't.<p>A federal judge ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris …

Government

Gov. Scott asks for delay in revamping Florida's system for restoring felons' rights

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet formally asked a federal appeals court Monday to delay a judge's order to revamp the state's system of …

Right To Vote

Second Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says 'sex compass' app gathered way more Facebook data than the 87 million we already knew about

The 87 million Facebook accounts harvested by Cambridge Analytica (CA) in a massive data breach were probably just the tip of the iceberg.<p>That's the written testimony CA's former Business Development Director Brittany Kaiser gave to Britain's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMSC) on …

Cambridge Analytica

19 Dogs Who Made Their Owners Take A Deep, Deep Breath

Still cute tho.

Pets

SCOTUS nixes part of law requiring deportation of immigrants convicted of some crimes

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a provision of federal law that requires the mandatory deportation of immigrants who have been convicted of some "crimes of violence," holding that the law is unconstitutionally vague.<p>The case, Sessions v. Dimaya, had originated during the Obama …

Immigration

U.S. Interior chief's $12,000 charter flight 'could have been avoided': watchdog

(Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke took an unnecessary charter flight in June that cost taxpayers over $12,000, the Interior Department's internal watchdog said on Monday - travel linked to his visit to a professional hockey team in Nevada.<p>The report from the department's Office of …

Senate Committees

EPA Takes Toxic Site Flooded By Harvey Off Special Cleanup List

The Environmental Protection Agency has removed a toxic waste site flooded by Hurricane Harvey from a special list of contaminated sites that require the personal attention of the agency's leader, because it says there's been significant progress on a cleanup plan.<p>The San Jacinto Waste Pits are a …

Hurricane Harvey

Top GOP super PAC books $48 million in ads for House races

The Congressional Leadership Fund, the leading Republican super PAC focused on the House, is booking $48 million in ad reservations ahead of the November midterm elections — giving its first indications of where it intends to focus its considerable resources this year.<p>Most of that — $38 million — …

Republicans

Sean Hannity disputes Michael Cohen's claim he was a client Video - ABC News

Cohen's lawyers made the assertion that Fox News host Sean Hannity was a client of Cohen, Trump's personal attorney, in a New York courtroom.

Sean Hannity

Moderate GOP Rep. Charlie Dent To Resign

Charlie Dent was already one of a record number of House Republicans who weren't running for re-election this November. Now he is rushing out the door even faster.<p>The moderate Pennsylvania Republican — who hasn't been shy about voicing his frustrations with the congressional GOP and disdain for …

Charlie Dent

Alex Jones of Infowars sued by Sandy Hook parents in defamation lawsuits

The conspiracy theorist has repeatedly questioned whether 20 children and six adults were gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.<p>Three parents whose children were killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting have filed defamation lawsuits against Alex Jones, the controversial conspiracy theorist …

Alex Jones

Trump Declines to Add Sanctions Against Russians, Contradicting Haley

WASHINGTON — President Trump rejected, for now at least, a fresh round of sanctions set to be imposed against Russia on Monday, a course change that underscored the schism between the president and his national security team.<p>The president’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, had …

Russia

Even if you clear your history, Google has a record of all of your search activity — here's how to delete it

YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there's a new hack to worry about.<p>This ever-expanding list has many people realizing their personal information is less secure than they thought. Consumers are looking for ways to limit their online exposure and take proactive measures to …

Google

US, UK warn of Russian hackers targeting millions of routers

Russian spies are looking for vulnerabilities in routers for future attacks. Officials are urging people, and device makers, to take security measures.<p>Russian hackers are targeting millions of routers around the world, including devices in homes and offices, according to US and UK officials.<p>In a …

Cybersecurity

After Detailing Russian Hack, White House Cyber 'Czar' Announces Departure

<b>Updated at 6:55 a.m. ET</b><p>The Trump administration's cybersecurity coordinator, Rob Joyce, said Monday that he will leave his post — an announcement that comes just a week after the exit of his boss, Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert.<p>The announcement of the departure of Joyce — who is acting …

Cybersecurity

Sean Hannity’s Ethical Mess

The revelation that the Fox News host sought legal advice from the embattled Trump attorney raised questions about the network’s journalism—and about the president’s tangled relationships.<p>Genuinely stunning moments are hard to come by these days, but one arrived on Monday in a courtroom in New York …

Donald Trump

Jimmy Kimmel mocks 'my pal' Sean Hannity over Trump lawyer bombshell

Jimmy Kimmel just couldn't resist.<p>A week after his online war of words with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Kimmel had the opportunity to comment on Monday's surprising courtroom revelation that Hannity was a client of President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen.<p>"This morning, Michael Cohen was …

Sean Hannity

The New York Times editorial board just drew a line in the sand for Republicans on Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Donald Trump openly toys with the possibility of firing deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or special counsel Robert Mueller (or both), the New York Times editorial board has published a striking and strident piece warning Republicans that the time is now or never to speak out …

Donald Trump