Trump Administration Quietly Rolls Back Civil Rights Efforts Across Federal Government

For decades, the Department of Justice has used court-enforced agreements to protect civil rights, successfully desegregating school systems, reforming police departments, ensuring access for the disabled and defending the religious. Now, under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the DOJ appears to be turning away from this storied tool, called consent decrees. Top officials in the DOJ civil rights division have issued […]

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Trump Nominates Net Neutrality Supporter Jessica Rosenworcel To Be FCC Commissioner

President Donald Trump recently nominated Jessica Rosenworcel to resume her old job as commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, a role she held from 2012 until the start of 2017. She’s a democrat best known for supporting net neutrality while encouraging the tech industry to get more involved with media regulators and lawmakers. Rosenworcel was originally ousted when lawmakers neglected […]

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Obstruction of Justice: What It Is and Why Trump Should Care

President Donald Trump is under federal investigation as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, NBC News has confirmed. At the center of the storm are accusations that the president may have engaged in “obstruction of justice,” a federal offense that involves intentionally trying to derail an investigation. But the situation is further complicated by the unique position held by […]

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Democrats in Congress suing Trump, citing conflicts

Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress filed a lawsuit against President Trump on Wednesday morning alleging that his continued ties to his business empire violate the U.S. Constitution. The unprecedented legal action accuses Trump of violating the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits federal officials from accepting gifts or titles from foreign governments without congressional approval. The lawsuit […]

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Facebook’s stealing features again, but not from Snapchat this time

You probably didn’t notice it all, but Facebook took Twitter’s most iconic feature 一 kinda. Familiar with Twitter’s 140 character limit? Well, Facebook now has a new feature that only allows users 130 characters in a post. Facebook might not have stolen Twitter’s concept, but the company definitely used it as inspiration in its new short and sweet posting format. […]

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Sessions Defends Trump as Democrats Accuse Him of `Stonewalling’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions played two starkly different roles as he fielded questions from lawmakers over the firing of FBI chief James Comey and alleged Russian connections to himself and other associates of Donald Trump. For Republicans at Tuesday’s hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sessions was the nation’s top law enforcement officer, defending the president and declining to shed […]

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