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Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name from consideration for the nomination of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations on Saturday. The State Department made the announcement in a release. ADVERTISEMENT “I am grateful to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to Read More…

Protests planned across US on Presidents Day in response to Trump's national emergency for border wall

Protesters have planned demonstrations across the U.S. for Presidents Day in response to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery MORE’s decision to declare a national emergency for border wall funding.  USA Today Read More…

How gun control activists learned from the NRA

Democrats this week used the one-year anniversary of the deadly Parkland, Fla., high school shooting to advance legislation cracking down on access to firearms in states across the country. Bills moved not in blue states, but in purple states like Nevada and New Mexico where Democrats hold newfound political power. ADVERTISEMENT And on Capitol Hill Read More…

Kamala Harris shopping trip stirs Twitter campaign trail debate

Pundits and media members debated tweets from several reporters covering a shopping trip Saturday by Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisNewsom endorses Kamala Harris for president Constitutional conservatives need to oppose the national emergency Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by America’s 340B Hospitals — Dems blast rulemaking on family planning program | Facebook may remove anti-vaccine content | Read More…

Ex-W.Va. official who made racist Michelle Obama remark defrauded $18,000 from FEMA: report

A former West Virginia official who lost her job in 2016 after she referred to then-first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaGOP senator dedicates heart photo to wife from Senate floor for Valentine’s Day Barack Obama sends Valentine’s message to Michelle: ‘She does get down to Motown’ The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Read More…

National emergency declaration — a legal fight Trump is likely to win

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiConstitutional conservatives need to oppose the national emergency House Judiciary Dems seek answers over Trump’s national emergency declaration Why don’t we build a wall with Canada? MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerHouse Judiciary Dems seek answers over Trump’s national emergency declaration Mandatory E-Verify: The Read More…

Amazon exec invites Ocasio-Cortez to tour facilities after criticism

An executive with Amazon on Friday invited Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDem lawmaker rips opposition to Amazon going into New York: ‘Now we’re protesting jobs’ Reporter says majority appears to favor progressive tax plans Trump tweets video mocking Dems not cheering during State of the Union MORE (D-N.Y.) to visit the corporation’s facilities after she denounced Read More…

Washington state House committee passes bill to ban personal, philosophical vaccine exemptions

A Washington state House committee on Friday passed a bill to ban the personal or philosophical exemption for the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) for school-age children amid an outbreak of the virus. The bill passed through the state’s Health Care and Wellness Committee, despite opposition from critics who say parents should have a Read More…

ICE arrests millionaire fugitives from Ecuador

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week arrested two millionaire fugitives from Ecuador whose family donated heavily to American political campaigns. Roberto and William Isaías, 74 and 75, were detained Wednesday in Miami and taken to a detention facility for undocumented immigrants awaiting deportation, The New York Times reported Friday. ICE told The Times Read More…

Police release two men questioned in Jussie Smollett attack

Chicago police released without charges two men who were arrested on suspicion of assaulting actor Jussie Smollett, the Associated Press reported Saturday. Authorities said they have new information after questioning the two men, the AP reported. “The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete,” Read More…

Dems ready aggressive response to Trump emergency order, as GOP splinters

House Democrats are vowing an aggressive response to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery MORE‘s emergency declaration at the southwest border, mulling ways to block his go-it-alone approach with legislation, legal Read More…

Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a ‘profound mistake’ ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is ‘clear abuse of presidential power’ O’Rourke says he’d ‘absolutely’ take down border wall near El Paso if he could MORE departed Washington to travel to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida Read More…

CBS leaves Trump for 'The Price is Right'

CBS cut away from President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE‘s declaration of a national emergency at the border on Friday to return to its regularly scheduled programming of Read More…