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Judge rejects Trump defense against claim he incited violence at rally

A federal judge has rejected President Donald Trump’s free speech defense in a lawsuit in which he is accused of inciting violence against protesters during his campaign.<p>White Donald Trump supporters shove black protesters at Kentucky rally<p>Read more<p>Trump’s lawyers sought to dismiss the lawsuit by …

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White House hints at coming crackdown on recreational marijuana

White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested Thursday the federal government could crack down on recreational marijuana use across the country, …

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Trump admin sets stage for mass deportations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday laid out the Trump administration's plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported.<p>But the Trump administration also emphasizes that it is …

Immigration

Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

WASHINGTON — Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American …

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The White House's Rapidly Shifting Story on Firing Flynn

Spokesman Sean Spicer said that Donald Trump gradually lost trust in his national security adviser, then decided to fire him Monday night—but not everything about that account adds up.<p>The White House is taking a mulligan on its selection of a national security adviser, replacing Michael Flynn just …

'Nevertheless, She Persisted' and the Age of the Weaponized Meme

Mitch McConnell silenced Elizabeth Warren in the Senate chamber. That only made her voice louder.<p>There are many ways that American culture tells women to be quiet—many ways they are reminded that they would really be so much more pleasing if they would just smile a little more, or talk a little …

Amicus briefs against Trump's travel ban: the strongest arguments

Tech companies, politicians and universities are among the US groups citing religious bias, immigrant achievements and national security as reasons to overturn the ban, which has been temporarily suspended<p>Several groups and businesses have waded into the dispute over Donald Trump’s travel ban, …

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Why Donald Trump Bears Blame for Making America Less Safe

The president’s attack on a federal judge and the “court system" add to his short-sighted approach to protecting the United States.<p>On Sunday, President Trump declared that “if something happens”—the “something” in question, implicitly, being an Islamist terrorist attack<i>—</i>Americans should blame the …

Trump fires acting AG after she declines to defend travel ban

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night for "refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States," the White House said.<p>"(Yates) has betrayed the Department of Justice," the White House statement said.<p>Dana …

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Trump's Immigration Freeze Omits Those Linked To Deadly Attacks In U.S.

<b>Updated 2 p.m. ET</b><p>President Trump's freeze on immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries cites the potential threat of terrorism. But here's the twist — it doesn't include any countries from which radicalized Muslims have actually killed Americans in the U.S. since Sept. 11, 2001.<p>The president's …

The scene at JFK as taxi drivers strike following Trump's immigration ban

New York taxi drivers have their own response to President Donald Trump's immigration ban: A strike.<p>As protests continue to break out across major U.S. airports Saturday night following President Trump's immigration ban, taxi drivers at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport have gone on …

A Clarifying Moment in American History

There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.<p>I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he …

How to Fight Trump’s Racist Immigration Policies

<i>UPDATE: Thousands across the country continue to take to the streets or head to airports to protest President Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban. Click</i> …

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While Trump grabs headlines, Texas Republicans launch new wave of assaults on LGBT rights

<b>Dan Patrick (AP/Eric Gay)</b><p>Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick sparks new “bathroom bill” and effort to curtail same-sex couples’ rights in Houston<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>January 26, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>For understandable reasons, Donald Trump and his cadre of Beltway Republicans are dominating the news cycle. But it's also …

Trolling the president

Did Donald Trump troll his way to the presidency? It depends on who you ask. Certainly 2016 gave us the first true internet election, driven …

The Effects of Sanctuary Policies on Crime and the Economy

Introduction and summary<p>As the Trump administration begins to implement its immigration policy agenda, the issue of local assistance with federal …

Immigration

Border Residents Wish Money For Trump's Wall Would Pay For Something Useful Instead

Schools, roads or hospitals, for example.<p>María Cordero passes a border fence twice to get to her home in La Posada, one mile north of the Rio Grande, which divides Mexico from the United States. Customs and Border Protection erected the steel beam barrier that cuts through her neighborhood nine …

Trump orders construction of border wall, boosts deportation force

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Wednesday started to reshape US immigration enforcement policies via executive action, taking his first steps toward fulfilling some of the most contentious pledges that defined his campaign -- building a border wall and speeding the deportation of …

WATCH: Activists Fly 'RESIST' Banner Over White House in Protest of Trump's Policies

'In Resistance to Trump’s Climate Denial, Racism, Misogyny, Homophobia, and Bigotry'<p>So moved to be here in DC to witness this bold act of …

New Texas bathroom bill may spark North Carolina-like uproar

<b>AUSTIN, Texas</b> - Top Texas Republicans are eager to bring a fight that sparked upheaval and business boycotts in North Carolina to the country's …

Museums Across the World Are Collecting Women’s March Signs

The various Women’s March events across the world produced some epic protest signs — from witty quips about small hands to more serious placards …

The Myth of the Well-Behaved Women’s March

On October 5, 1789, a crowd of more than seven thousand women—fish sellers and bakers, working women from the markets, bourgeois “bonnet-wearing” …

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Professor Smith Goes to Washington

In response to the new president’s stances on a range of issues, more scientists are preparing to run for political office.<p><i>Updated on June 4, 2018</i><p>For American science, the next four years look to be challenging. The newly inaugurated President Trump, and many of his Cabinet picks, have repeatedly …

Trump to put limits on refugees, immigration

The US president, Donald Trump, will sign executive orders restricting visas and immigration, as well as the entry of refugees, making good on his signature campaign pledges, according to several media reports.<p>Trump is due to speak on Wednesday to employees at the Department of Homeland Security - …

Watch: Six-year-old immigration activist Sophie Cruz shines bright at the Women's March

Immigration activist Sophie Cruz brought a message of love and hope when she spoke at the Women's March on Washington. “We are here together making a …

Think the Women's March wasn't radical enough? Do something about it | Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

It might not have been as black, brown or working class as many might have liked. But criticizing it from the sidelines doesn’t help anyone<p>The United States has just experienced a corporate hijacking. If Trump’s inaugural speech did not alert you to the fact that they intend to come after all of …

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Today's News: Jan. 24, 2017

Haley approved for U.N. ambassador, Israel expands settlements, and more from the United States and around the world.<p>—The Senate overwhelmingly voted for Nikki Haley to be the next ambassador to the United Nations. More here<p>—The Israeli government approved the construction of 2,500 settlement homes …

Will France Sound the Death Knell for Social Democracy?

One afternoon in September, Franck Sailliot marched through the northern French city of Lille alongside a couple of thousand leftist trade unionists and students. The marchers waved union flags, blew whistles, bellowed slogans. “Enough, enough, enough of this society, where there’s only …

Many White Women Marched. Now What?

Here’s some truth white women need to hear.<p>Wow. That was amazing, wasn’t it? I have not felt so full and fired up in a while. And judging from the internet, that’s true for so many of us white women. We got some joy, and we needed it! (Of course: many people who are not white women marched, and …

Why I Had Mixed Emotions About The Women's March

Black women are entitled to our anger and frustration.<p>Millions turned out on Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington and its sister marches around the world. I wasn’t one of them.<p>It isn’t that I was against the core ideals of the march, or sided with those who thought it was just a bunch of …