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  • Professor Aug 12, 2019

    Congress Is Considering Big Changes to the Way You Retire. Here's What Could Make the Cut

    A string of pending proposals on Capitol Hill could change the way current and future retirees live. But that’s assuming they can first get through both Houses of Congress. And time is ticking as August recess has already begun. After that, there’s just four months left to the year. Even if pushing the changes through a Democratic majority in the...

  • Donald Trump Aug 10, 2019

    Gun-Control Backers Concerned About Changing Federal Courts

    California has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, including a ban on the type of high-capacity ammunition magazines used in some of the nation’s deadliest mass shootings. How long those types of laws will stand is a growing concern among gun control advocates in California and elsewhere. A federal judiciary that is becoming increasingly conservative under President...

  • Donald Trump Jul 12, 2019

    Trump Applauds Far-Right Social Media Provocateurs

    President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views. Trump, who has weaponized social media to eviscerate opponents and promote himself, led a “social media summit” of like-minded critics of Big Tech, excluding representatives from the very platforms he exploits. The...

  • Donald Trump Jun 17, 2019

    50 Years After Stonewall, LGBT Rights Are a Work in Progress

    They didn’t set out to change history; they weren’t the first LGBT Americans to mobilize against bias. Yet the June 1969 uprising by young gays, lesbians and transgender people in New York City, clashing with police near a bar called the Stonewall Inn, was a vital catalyst in expanding LGBT activism nationwide and abroad. This month’s anniversary provides an opportune...

  • Donald Trump May 18, 2019

    In Clash With Congress, Weak Legal Case May Still Help Trump

    For all of President Donald Trump’s talk of winning, his lawyers are using a legal argument that many scholars say is a pretty sure loser as his team tries to defy congressional attempts to investigate him. Yet they may end up delaying the investigations with their argument, and that could be a win in itself. In courts in New York...

  • Donald Trump Apr 24, 2019

    Writings on Gender Issues Magnify Scrutiny of Trump Fed Pick

    Additional provocative commentaries about women written by Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump’s pick for the Federal Reserve board, emerged Tuesday, a day after a second White House Fed choice withdrew from consideration. In a column for the Washington Times, Moore wrote in 2000 that “Colleges are places for rabble-rousing. For men to lose their boyhood innocence….To stay out way too...

  • Donald Trump Mar 22, 2019

    Trump to Nominate Stephen Moore for Federal Reserve Board

    President Donald Trump said Friday that he will nominate Stephen Moore, a conservative economic analyst and frequent critic of the Federal Reserve, to fill a vacancy on the Fed’s seven-member board. Moore, a well-known and often polarizing figure in Washington political circles, served as an adviser to Trump during the 2016 campaign. In that role, he helped draft Trump’s tax...

  • Donald Trump Feb 28, 2019

    Transgender Troops Tell Congress They Excel in Military

    Transgender troops testifying for the first time to Congress on Wednesday said transitioning to another sex made them stronger, while Pentagon officials defended the Trump administration’s desire to bar people like them from enlisting in the future. Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik, an infantry officer and graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and Ranger School, told lawmakers...

  • Donald Trump Jan 31, 2019

    Fact Check: More Voter Fraud Misinformation From Trump

    President Donald Trump wrongly claims that “58,000 non-citizens voted in Texas, with 95,000 non-citizens registered to vote.” This latest voter fraud misinformation from the president is based on the state’s efforts to match driver’s license and state ID card applications from noncitizens to voter registration rolls.

  • Donald Trump Dec 24, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump Garbles Syria Story, Poverty Record

    President Donald Trump is garbling his story about what’s going on with the Islamic State group. Has it been defeated or is it still a fighting force? He had it both ways over the course of several days. In a tumultuous week capped with the launch of a partial government shutdown, Trump also spread misinformation about poverty, the Russia investigation...

  • Donald Trump Dec 10, 2018

    AP Fact Check: Prosecutors' Filings Do Not Exonerate Trump

    President Donald Trump is in denial when it comes to the Russia investigation and other scandals besieging him. The president insists he’s been fully vindicated by court filings released Friday that lay out the level of cooperation from two of his former top advisers, whom prosecutors have accused of lying to federal investigators or Congress. In fact, Trump’s Justice Department...

  • New Jersey Nov 7, 2018

    ‘Dreamers' Are Getting Law Degrees and Taking on the System

    Denia Perez’s parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called “Dreamers” to earn a law degree. And now, she and others are using their lawyerly know-how to take on the system so they can legally practice. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which...

  • JUDGE Oct 23, 2018

    Supreme Court: Commerce Secretary Ross Can't Be Questioned in Census Suit

    The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The unsigned order Monday overrides lower federal courts in New York that would have allowed the questioning of Ross to proceed in lawsuits challenging the addition of a citizenship question...

  • Donald Trump Oct 9, 2018

    Carbon Tax Gets Renewed Attention Along With Climate Change, But It Still Faces Resistance

    Advocates of taxing fossil fuels believe their position is stronger now because of an alarming new report on climate change and a Nobel Prize awarded to by two American economists, but neither development is likely to break down political resistance to a carbon tax. Previous alarms about global warming met with resistance from Congress and the White House. President Donald...

  • Donald Trump Sep 19, 2018

    Cap on Tax Deductions a Big Factor in Some Key House Races

    Congressman Leonard Lance voted last December with the interests of his northern New Jersey district in mind when he opposed his own party’s sweeping tax overhaul.

  • Donald Trump Sep 3, 2018

    Trump Sees Mixing Trade, Foreign Policy as Good Politics

    When President Donald Trump pulled the plug on an upcoming trip to North Korea by his secretary of state, he pointed a finger of blame at China and the global superpower’s trade practices. In his recent trade breakthrough with Mexico, Trump praised the country’s outgoing president for his help on border security and agriculture. Both developments offered fresh evidence of...

  • Donald Trump Aug 31, 2018

    Kavanaugh Opponents Raise Red Flags on Civil Rights Record

    Brett Kavanaugh emailed his White House colleagues in June 2003 with an alert: The U.S. Supreme Court was about to release opinions on the University of Michigan’s use of race as a factor to admit students. It was an issue of great interest to his boss, President George W. Bush — who favored race-neutral admissions — and one Kavanaugh had...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2018

    Trump's Supreme Court Pick: What to Know About the Top 4

    President Donald Trump is scheduled to announce his Supreme Court nominee Monday at 9 p.m. ET. He is expected to choose among four top candidates drawn from a longer list of conservative contenders. Trump was tasked with nominating his second Supreme Court pick after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement last month. Here’s what you should know about each of...

  • Donald Trump Jun 16, 2018

    US Slaps Tariffs on $50B in China Imports, Escalating Trade Dispute

    President Donald Trump brought the world’s two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports to take effect July 6. Beijing quickly responded that it would retaliate with penalties of the same scale on American goods — and it spelled out details to impose...

  • Donald Trump Jun 6, 2018

    Secret Obama-Era License Briefly Let Iran Tap Dollars

    The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access — albeit briefly — to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so. An investigation by Senate Republicans released Wednesday sheds light on the delicate balance the Obama administration sought...

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