Did Donald Trump Jr. break the law?

Over the weekend, The New York Times revealed that Donald Trump Jr., the president’s oldest child, corresponded with music promoter Rob Goldstone last year. The two discussed setting up a meeting between Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer with close ties to the Kremlin, and that meeting took place on June 9th, 2016. Trump Jr. originally said that the meeting […]

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Trump’s religious freedom order won’t change law

President Trump’s executive order on religious freedom maintains the long-established restrictions on political activity by churches, despite a promise in February to “totally destroy” the law known as the Johnson Amendment. Promising that the order would “prevent the Johnson Amendment from interfering with your First Amendment rights,” Trump signed the executive order in a grand Rose Garden ceremony, where he was surrounded […]

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Under Trump, Approach to Civil Rights Law Is Likely to Change Definitively

In the final weeks of the Obama administration, the Justice Department won the first hate-crime case involving a transgender victim and sued two cities for blocking mosques from opening. Prosecutors settled lending-discrimination charges with two banks, then sued a third. They filed legal briefs on behalf of New York teenagers being held in solitary confinement, and accused Louisiana of forcing […]

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Trump to GOP, Dems: Start writing new health care law

Donald Trump is urging Republicans and Democrats to “get together” to design a replacement for President Barack Obama’s health care law. The president-elect says in a series of Thursday morning tweets that minority Democrats are doing “the typical political thing and (casting) BLAME.” He adds: “It is time for Republicans and Democrats to get together and come up with a […]

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Polish president signs controversial media bill into law

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday signed into law a controversial bill handing the conservative government control of state media, despite EU concern and condemnation from rights watchdogs. “It’s important to the president that state media be impartial, objective and credible,” presidential spokeswoman Malgorzata Sadurska told reporters. The measure is the latest controversial legislation introduced by the ruling Law and […]

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Congress poised to end where it started

NEW: President Barack Obama signed the deadline extension early Friday morning Senate could vote on spending bill Friday, but have until Saturday before next deadline Congress narrowly averted another shutdown Thursday night, 14 months after the last one What’s new is that now Democrats don’t need their President Washington (CNN) — This Congress is going out just the way it […]

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