Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions Is Getting Slammed For His ‘Soft On Crime’ Comments

Attorney General Jeff Sessions went to a place he probably shouldn’t have gone, and after he received an overflowing bucket-load of clap back for it, he’s already trying to make it better.<p>On Friday, Sessions issued a letter to nine jurisdictions. He warned that any refusal to cooperate with (or …

Donald Trump

Jeff Sessions: If Mexico doesn't pay for wall, US could investigate Mexicans' taxes

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Sunday said President Donald Trump's administration will be building its promised wall on the U.S. border with …

Donald Trump

Trump’s latest threat is a big problem for Republicans, not Democrats

As President Trump nears his 100th day in office, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll found that a historically low 42 percent of Americans approve of his job performance thus far. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b>This is the week that we find out whether President Trump’s 100-day …

Politics

Jeff Sessions on Hawaii gaffe: 'Nobody has a sense of humour any more'

Attorney general referred to 50th state as ‘an island in the Pacific’ Senator Brian Schatz tells Sessions: ‘Have some respect’<p>Jeff Sessions on Sunday declined to apologize for his controversial remarks about Hawaii this week, which the attorney general dismissed as “an island in the Pacific” while …

Politics

California congressman calls Jeff Sessions 'a racist' and 'a liar'

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) has no qualms about going after President Trump and his administration, and on Sunday, he called Attorney General Jeff …

Republican Party

Schumer mocks Sessions: I'll ride the subway with you at 4 a.m.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer hit back at U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for last week calling the New York Police Department “soft on crime.”<p>“My daughters, you know, they’re young adults, but they ride the subway at 4 a.m., and I’m perfectly happy about it,” Schumer, the senior …

Politics

Trump, Sessions press case for border wall amid budget fight

President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday pressed their case for building a wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, as a $1 billion funding request for the project threatened to derail negotiations to approve a budget and keep the government open.<p>Top Democrats in Congress – including …

Government

Sessions Says DREAMers Can Be Deported, Breaking With Trump

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Sunday that DREAMers, like "everyone that enters the country unlawfully," are "subject to deportation" — signaling a break not only with an Obama administration policy that protected undocumented young arrivals, but also with recent comments made by President …

Immigration

Dem lawmaker to Sessions: 'You are a racist and a liar'

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Ca.) blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions as "a racist and a liar" on Saturday after Sessions' comments involving a federal judge …

Trump Administration

Jeff Sessions Thinks His Racist Remark About Hawaii Was Pretty Darn Cute

Attorney General Jeff Sessions—an elf with the distinct honor of being Rumpelstiltskin’s most racist descendent—doesn’t understand the fuss over his …

Hawaii

Biggest threat to 'law-and-order'? Our delusional attorney general

He repeatedly mangles facts and butchers the truth -- and almost never apologizes for it. He managed to rise to the top in Washington when many …

Criminal Justice

Cabinet Officials Seem to Back Off Trump Vow to End Order on ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON — Two members of President Trump’s cabinet appeared to retreat on Sunday from one of Mr. Trump’s signature campaign promises: to “immediately terminate” an Obama administration executive order meant to protect the legal status of children of undocumented immigrants.<p>“We’re not targeting …

Immigration Law

Trump's Cabinet picks fuel stage drama in London and NY

Coming soon to the West End and Broadway stage: Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions, Tom Price and Scott Pruitt.<p>Four key players in President Donald Trump's …

Scott Pruitt

Trump faults DNC in Russian election hacks

President Trump blamed Democratic officials for having weak cyber defenses that allowed hackers to compromise their email systems ahead of the 2016 …

Liberals

Common goal at NAACP dinner: Fight President Trump

Detroit NAACP officials say Trump policies should spur activism<p>After eight years with the first African American elected as president, people in the …

President Trump

Who just made the case for drug legalization? Drug-warrior in chief Jeff Sessions, that’s who

Sessions wants to roll back legalization and renew the war on drugs — but he accidentally argued the opposite case<p>For decades, critics of the drug war have argued that drug prohibition begets violence. Recently, that argument received the seemingly unwitting support of a surprising source: drug war …

Liberal POV

Sessions’s aloha-baiting could bring attention to the real problem

Imagine if I began a column about Attorney General Jeff Sessions this way: “I really am amazed that an attorney general who hails from a former Confederate state in the Deep South can issue a series of orders wrecking efforts to reform police practices, cutting back on voting rights and restarting …

Opinion

Dean on Jeff Sessions: I get the feeling it’s incompetence

Why can’t Attorney General Jeff Sessions fill dozens of empty U.S. attorney positions? Joy Reid and former Nixon White House counsel John Dean …

Trump Administration

Becerra fires back: 'We're not in the business of deportation'

California Attorney General Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraBecerra fires back: 'We're not in the business of deportation' Sunday shows preview: Trump …

Deportation

Jeff Sessions: Border wall 'will save us billions of dollars'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed the U.S. would save billions of dollars in the long-term as a result of building a southern border wall …

Trump Administration

Jeff Sessions’ ‘NYPD soft on crime’ smear a laughable cash grab

The thuggish talk reflects in a haunted-house mirror the present state of public order.

Crime

DNC chairman slams Sessions for deportation comments

Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez on Sunday slammed Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsDNC chairman slams Sessions for …

Liberals

US charges Israeli teen suspected of threatening JCCs with bombs

An 18-year-old Israeli-American man, in custody in Israel after being arrested there last month, was hit with US charges on Friday for making hoax …

Crime

Warren builds her brand with 2020 down the road

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says she's not running for president. But she has the public schedule of a future presidential candidate.

Bernie Sanders

'This Week' Transcript 4-23-17: Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Xavier Becerra

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR 'THIS WEEK' on April 23, 2017 and it will be updated.<p>(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)<p>TRUMP: What I talk about immigration and when I …

Donald Trump

Sunday shows preview: Trump officials stare down 100-day mark

Senior members of the Trump administration will take to the Sunday show circuit this week to answer questions on President Trump's key campaign …

U.S. Congress

Trump appears to be bringing back the drug war, but cops may not welcome its return

Senior Trump administration officials have signaled that the US's protracted drug war will return to full force, but law enforcement, long tasked with manning the front line of that war, may not welcome the return of the duties and dangers it entails.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland …

Criminal Justice

Justice Department warns 9 'sanctuary' jurisdictions they may lose funding

The Department of Justice on Friday sent nine local governments letters that warned they may lose federal funding because of their "sanctuary" policies restricting cooperation with federal immigration enforcement efforts.<p>The letters, signed by acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson, alerted …

Government

Jeff Sessions decries nonexistent New York murder epidemic

A Justice Department press release denounces “gang murder after gang murder” in a city enjoying a a historically low murder rate.<p>Attorney General …

Liberal POV

AG Sessions’ insult

So, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is amazed that a judge from Hawaii can block President Trump’s executive order.<p>Well, I am amazed that someone …

Opinion