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Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

AP POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. 2018-01-19T09:24:00-05:00 2018-01-19T14:24:31-05:00

Paul Ryan: 'Thank God' for Donald Trump

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:31

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was in a buoyant mood at the 45th annual March for Life.

In his remarks on Friday, the speaker reassured tens of thousands of marchers that the pro-life cause is winning and took a moment to give thanks for President Trump.

"Can we just ...

Supreme Court to hear travel ban 3.0 challenge in April

CNN POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:23
The Supreme Court said Friday that it would take up a challenge to the latest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

Mike Pence says Trump is the 'most pro-life president in American history'

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:20

Vice President Mike Pence told tens of thousands of pro-life activists gathered in D.C. that President Trump is the "most pro-life president in American history."

In his remarks to the 45th March for Life, which were broadcast live via satellite from the Rose Garden, the vice president said the U.S. ...

Is Trump preparing GOP leaders for one final shutdown indignity?

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:13
Trump has put GOP leaders through hell. And now he might cut a deal with Chuck Schumer?

Supreme Court to hear Trump travel ban case

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:13

The Supreme Court said Friday it will take up the latest version of President Trump's travel ban, and in particular asked to hear arguments on whether the president showed illegal animosity toward Muslims.

The third iteration of the travel ban, announced in September, places restrictions on a number of countries ...

Supreme Court to rule on Trump’s powers to ban foreign travelers

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:12
Lower courts have struck down the president’s travel bans, but his lawyers think the Supreme Court will be more amenable

Supreme Court takes up fight over Trump travel ban

REUTERS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban blocking entry into the United States of most people from six Muslim-majority countries.

California Editorial Rdp

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:11

Jan. 16

San Francisco Chronicle on Trump bringing on a government shutdown:

If any proof is needed of Washington's gridlocked politics, this week is prime evidence. Come midnight Friday, a government shutdown could occur, cutting off all but emergency programs. Think park closures, darkened offices and worried global markets.

The ...

Official: Plan to exempt Florida from drilling isn't final

AP POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Interior Department official says the Trump administration's promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action. 2018-01-19T08:54:00-05:00 2018-01-19T13:54:02-05:00

Lawyer: ICE unjustly holding award-winning Mexican reporter

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:01

HOUSTON (AP) - Advocates for an award-winning journalist trying to win asylum in the United States because he says he received death threats in Mexico accused U.S. immigration officials Friday of unjustly detaining him based on a disputed 1999 incident.

An attorney for Emilio Gutierrez Soto said U.S. Immigration and ...

Kelly's hardnose tactics vex some in West Wing

CNN POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:52
After moving into his West Wing corner office, John Kelly, President Donald Trump's chief of staff, replaced the three large flatscreen televisions over the fireplace with a portrait of Abraham Lincoln.

Do Maryland police target minorities? The data can't tell us

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:48

BALTIMORE (AP) - In an effort to track how police officers are treating minorities, the Maryland General Assembly passed a law requiring police departments to report whom they stop and search.

But 17 years later, the statistics that the police departments around the state are filing are incomplete and unreliable, ...

House Democrat Pelosi hopeful Schumer finds Trump-backed immigration bill

REUTERS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:42
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Friday she hopes that Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer will be able to determine what kind of immigration bill President Donald Trump will support.

Trump, Schumer to meet as Dems, GOP trade pre-shutdown blame

AP POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:37
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in partisan stare-down over politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. 2018-01-19T08:28:00-05:00 2018-01-19T13:28:03-05:00

He said-he said: 10 times that Trump has contradicted Trump

AP POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:37
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a he said-he said thing. 2018-01-19T08:26:00-05:00 2018-01-19T13:26:18-05:00

Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally

REUTERS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:30
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life."

The Latest: Court hears arguments in sanctuary-cities case

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:28

CHICAGO (AP) - The Latest on an appeal hearing in Chicago on the Trump administration's policy seeking to tie federal grants to enforcement of immigration laws (all times local):

11:15 a.m.

Oral arguments before an appeals court have focused on whether President Donald Trump's administration was overstepping its authority by ...

Ministers back down in legal battle over disability benefits

BBC POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:26
Campaigners welcome government decision not to appeal High Court ruling on mental health eligibility.

As clock ticks, Senate scrambles to avert government shutdown

REUTERS POLITICS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:26
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate raced to avert a government shutdown on Friday ahead of a midnight deadline with no agreement on funding in sight and both parties squabbling over who is to blame for the impasse.

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