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  • Travel ban 2.0: Trump’s new order sees immediate pushback

    By Meg Wagner New order, same backlash President Donald Trump on Monday unveiled his second travel ban targeting Muslim-majority countries — an executive order that, while slightly less aggressive than the first, still faced immediate backlash. Just moments after the White House unveiled the updated order, New York Attorney Eric Schneiderman said he’d be willing to challenge it in court. “I stand ready to litigate — again,” he said, alluding to his lawsuit against the first ban. Under the new […]

  • Jeff Sessions in hot water over meetings with Russia

    By Meg Wagner ‘We are far past recusal’ Republican lawmakers on Thursday demanded that Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuse himself from a federal probe into Russia’s alleged election hacking after he admitted that he twice spoke with Russia’s ambassador — but Democrats want his resignation. The Justice Department confirmed a Wednesday Washington Post report revealing that Sessions spoke with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in July and September. Session’s spokeswoman insisted that the meetings were part of the then-senator’s official duties […]

  • Trump confirms intelligence leaks probe at combative news conference

    By Meg Wagner Trump furious over ‘very un-American’ leaks During a combative Thursday press conference in which he repeatedly criticized his former rival Hillary Clinton and berated the “dishonest” media, President Donald Trump announced that he’d asked the Justice Department to investigate the U.S.’s intelligence agencies, following his insistence that leaks are a “big problem” in Washington. The probe request comes after Trump claimed on Wednesday that his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn — who was forced to resign […]

  • Democrats are demanding answers after Michael Flynn’s resignation

    By Meg Wagner A briefing by Thursday After the resignation of President Donald Trump’s embroiled national security adviser Michael Flynn, who quit after just 23 days amid allegations that he illegally meddled in U.S.-Russian affairs, Democrats are demanding a full investigation into other possible ties the administration has with Moscow.   Flynn’s Monday night resignation came just hours after a new report emerged claiming that former acting Attorney General Sally Yates warned the White House that the retired Army general’s […]

  • President Trump expected to nominate one of these three candidates to the Supreme Court

    By Ese Olumhense In a prime-time event on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump is expected to name his pick for the vacant seat on the United States Supreme Court. The nominee would fill the ninth seat on the high court vacated by ardent conservative Antonin Scalia, who died in February, and for which the Republican-held Senate refused to consider then-President Barack Obama’s nominee, Judge Merrick Garland. Trump’s 21-person shortlist of candidates, the first half of which was released in May […]

  • Mary Tyler Moore opened up a world of possibilities for women

    By Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy for the Tribune Media Wire Service Mary Tyler Moore, who died on Wednesday at the age of 80, was more than just her character on the 1970s Mary Tyler Moore show: an Emmy- and Tony-award winning and Oscar-nominated actress, television producer and philanthropist, Moore embodied a model of career-driven celebrity that belied many of the stereotypes about actresses of her generation. But for many women, both those who came of age during Moore’s eponymous show and […]

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