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ALEXANDRIA, Va | Phantom of the Courthouse: Manafort trial is Trump-free zone

ALEXANDRIA, Va.— Donald Trump is the phantom of U.S. District Courtroom 900. His name has rarely been uttered during the two-week trial of his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. References to his campaign and administration have slipped in only through carefully scrubbed exchanges. The Trump name has been so studiously avoided that when the trial … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Phantom of the Courthouse: Manafort trial is Trump-free zone

North Dakota News: Burgum stresses need for addiction treatment during prison reform round-table with President Trump, fellow governors

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum yesterday highlighted the state’s prison reform efforts and the need to address addiction as he joined President Donald Trump, administration officials and a small group of fellow governors and attorneys general for a State Leaders Round-table on Prison Reform in Bedminster, N.J. Those attending the meeting discussed … Continue reading North Dakota News: Burgum stresses need for addiction treatment during prison reform round-table with President Trump, fellow governors

Texas News: Attorney General Ken Paxton Asks U.S. District Court for Nationwide Injunction to Phase Out the Unlawful Obama-Era DACA Program

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton yesterday asked a U.S. District Court for a nationwide injunction to stop the federal government from issuing or renewing any additional permits under the unlawful Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program while Texas’ multistate coalition lawsuit is pending and to ultimately set the program aside … Continue reading Texas News: Attorney General Ken Paxton Asks U.S. District Court for Nationwide Injunction to Phase Out the Unlawful Obama-Era DACA Program

BEIJING | China exports accelerated in July despite rise in US tariffs

BEIJING — China’s exports to the United States surged last month, shrugging off President Trump’s tariff hike in a dispute over technology. Shipments to the United States climbed 13.3 percent from a year earlier, to $41.5 billion, after a roughly similar rise in June, customs data show. At the same time, Beijing’s trade surplus with … Continue reading BEIJING | China exports accelerated in July despite rise in US tariffs

Homeland Security News: DHS Secretary Nielsen Statement on President Trump’s Intent to Nominate Ronald D. Vitiello to Serve as the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

WASHINGTON – Today, Homeland Security released the following statement made by Secretary  Kirstjen Nielsen: “I am pleased that President Trump intends to nominate Ronald D. Vitiello to serve as the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Since assuming the role of Deputy Director in late June, he has made clear his commitment to … Continue reading Homeland Security News: DHS Secretary Nielsen Statement on President Trump’s Intent to Nominate Ronald D. Vitiello to Serve as the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California lawmaker sued for blocking critics’ Twitter feeds

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Two California residents are suing a state senator for blocking them from a social media account in a case similar to a successful lawsuit that barred President Trump from blocking critics on his Twitter account. Suzanne Rummel and Marlene Burkitt sued Democratic Sen. Richard Pan of Sacramento alleging that barring them from his … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California lawmaker sued for blocking critics’ Twitter feeds

SINGAPORE | World stocks mixed ahead of ECB meeting

SINGAPORE — World markets are mixed ahead of a European Central Bank policy meeting. Asian share benchmarks were mixed on concerns that easing tensions between the U.S. and Europe could bode ill for a compromise with Beijing over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 was less than 0.1 percent lower at 7,656.04 while France’s CAC … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks mixed ahead of ECB meeting

WASHINGTON | House conservatives move to impeach deputy attorney general

WASHINGTON — A group of 11 House conservatives on Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The move comes after months of criticism aimed at the department — and the Russia investigation in particular — from Trump and his … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House conservatives move to impeach deputy attorney general