Trump Administration Temporarily Blocked From Banning Asylum Seekers

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge barred the Trump administration on Monday from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally.U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar issued a temporary restraining order after hearing arguments in San Francisco. The request was made by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights,…

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16 Democrats Sign Letter Vowing To Oppose Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON ― Sixteen Democrats released a letter Monday pledging not to support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to be speaker of the House. But while the letter indicates that Pelosi has a math problem, there are already signs she may be able to overcome the opposition.For starters, there were supposed to be 17 signatures, as HuffPost…

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Steve King Insists That Republicans Still Love Him

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON ― His own party’s campaign chairman called him a white supremacist. The Republican governor of his home state, whose re-election he’d supported, said he should reconsider his life choices. But after the narrowest re-election of his career, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said he’s still getting plenty of love on Capitol Hill. “I’ve…

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Broward County Election Chief Resigns Amid Florida’s Fraught Recount Effort

Brenda Snipes, the supervisor of elections for Broward County, Florida, reportedly submitted her resignation on Sunday after a tumultuous two-week recount effort following this month’s midterms.Snipes, 75, has overseen the region’s elections since she was appointed by former Gov. Jeb Bush (R) in 2003. But she became a frequent target of President Donald Trump and…

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