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Court allows Trump admin asylum restrictions to take place along most of border

Court allows Trump admin asylum restrictions to take place along most of border

VallarieE/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rolled back a prior nationwide injunction that blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to deny most asylum claims at the U.S.-Mexico border. With that decision, the asylum restrictions can now take effect in border states outside of the 9th Circuit’s jurisdiction, which includes California and Arizona. Reversing the…

Trump rule to make it tougher to prove unintentional housing discrimination

Trump rule to make it tougher to prove unintentional housing discrimination

Johnrob/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration on Friday proposed a new rule that would make it harder for Americans to file complaints of unintentional housing discrimination by local officials or housing developers, a move officials said was necessary to protect businesses from unnecessary legal exposure. Anti-poverty advocates countered that the draft rule would worsen an already…

Rep. Rashida Tlaib will not travel to Israel, citing ‘oppressive & racist policies’

Rep. Rashida Tlaib will not travel to Israel, citing ‘oppressive & racist policies’

MicroStockHub/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., will not travel to Israel after all, she announced Friday on Twitter and in a statement, rejecting an earlier approval by the government that would have allowed to come on a “humanitarian visit.”The Michigan congresswoman cited “oppressive & racist policies” for not going to Israeli-occupied West Bank — and…

House Democrats subpoena Lewandowski, Dearborn for testimony

House Democrats subpoena Lewandowski, Dearborn for testimony

Luka Banda/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have issued subpoenas to President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and Rick Dearborn, Trump’s former White House deputy chief of staff for policy for their public testimony next month as part of the panel’s ongoing probe into potential obstruction of justice and public corruption.”It…

Corey Lewandowski joining Trump at New Hampshire rally amid Senate run speculation

Corey Lewandowski joining Trump at New Hampshire rally amid Senate run speculation

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski will join him Thursday evening at a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, amid speculation that he will formally announce a run for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire in 2020.Ahead of his rally, Trump told the radio show “New Hampshire Today” he didn’t…

John Hickenlooper ends 2020 White House bid

John Hickenlooper ends 2020 White House bid

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor, announced the end to his 2020 presidential campaign in a video Thursday morning. “While this campaign didn’t have the outcome we were hoping for, every moment has been worthwhile and I’m thankful to everyone who supported this campaign and our entire team,” he said in the…

Cardi B, Bernie Sanders discuss immigration, police brutality in new campaign video

Cardi B, Bernie Sanders discuss immigration, police brutality in new campaign video

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Bernie Sanders has enlisted the help of chart-topping rapper Cardi B in a newly released campaign video. The unlikely pair filmed last month at a black-owned nail salon named TEN Nail Bar in Detroit, Michigan while the Vermont senator was in the city for the second round of Democratic presidential debates.In…