Trump administration opts for speed over accuracy in implementing new tax law

The Trump administration is pushing American businesses to withhold less in taxes from paychecks by February, aiming to quickly deliver the boost in take-home pay that Republicans promised their tax law would bring. But the rush could expose millions of workers to the risk of underpaying taxes to the government now, which means they might owe more than they are […]

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Trump Administration Sends Congress List of Possible Russia Sanctions

Under pressure from Republicans and Democrats, the Trump administration on Thursday turned over to Congress a list of Russia-connected entities it will use to determine new sanctions meant to rebuke Russia for actions in Eastern Europe, Syria and the 2016 United States presidential election. Administration officials made clear to lawmakers that they intended to impose sanctions on individuals in the […]

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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 Administration Asks Supreme Court to Restore Travel Ban

President Donald Trump’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to immediately reinstate his stalled travel ban, aiming to reverse a string of courtroom losses and setting up the biggest legal showdown of his young presidency. The request puts a Trump initiative before the Supreme Court for the first time and brings the nine justices into a national drama over claims that […]

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Trump administration still considering how to make it easier to sue the media, Priebus says

Reviving a controversial theme that President Trump brought up on the campaign trail, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that the administration has “looked at” potential changes to libel laws that would make it easier for Trump to sue news organizations that criticize him. “I think it’s something that we’ve looked at,” Priebus told Jonathan Karl on ABC’s “This […]

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Trump administration suspends public disclosures of ‘sanctuary cities’

The Trump administration has temporarily suspended the publication of weekly reports detailing cities and counties that fail to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement directives over concerns about the accuracy of those lists. A spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which began making the lists public last month, said the agency is conducting an analysis on its reporting methodology. “While this […]

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Trump administration files notice it will appeal ruling against second version of travel ban

The Trump administration filed court papers Friday hoping to salvage its second version of a travel ban, after two judges in separate cases this week found it likely violated the Constitution. The Justice Department filed legal papers in federal court in Maryland, setting up a new appeals court showdown in Richmond, Virginia. Earlier this week, federal judges in Hawaii and […]

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Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender students

The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity, taking a stand on a contentious issue that has become the central battle over LGBT rights. Officials with the federal Education and Justice departments notified the U.S. Supreme Court late Wednesday that the administration is […]

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