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  • United States Nov 13, 2019

    US Proposes Tougher Rules on Work Permits for Asylum-Seekers

    The Trump administration has proposed making it tougher for asylum-seekers to obtain permission to work in the United States while their cases are pending, a move that immigrant advocates say would unfairly punish those who need humanitarian protection the most. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Wednesday a proposed rule would double the time asylum-seekers must wait for a work...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    Read the Redacted Whistleblower’s Complaint That Involves President Trump and the Intelligence Community Inspector General’s Letter About the Complaint

    Here is a redacted version of a secret whistleblower’s complaint involving President Donald Trump and a letter by the Intelligence Community Inspector General about the complaint. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the declassified complaint and IG’s letter Thursday ahead of Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire’s testimony before Congress. “The Committee this morning will be releasing...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    Acting Intel Chief Jospeh Maguire’s Full Opening Statement Before House Intelligence Hearing

    Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire delivers his opening statement during Thursday’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    Acting DNI Head Doesn’t Deny Talking With Trump About Whistleblower Complaint

    Rep Jim Himes, D-Conn., asks acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire if he ever discussed with President Donald Trump a whistleblower complaint that alleges wrongdoing by Trump.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 26, 2019

    Adam Schiff’s Full Opening Statement During Thursday’s House Intelligence Hearing

    Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., offers up his opening statement prior to Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire’s testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee.

  • Congress Sep 14, 2019

    House Committee Subpoenas Acting Intelligence Director

    The chairman of the House intelligence committee has issued a subpoena to the acting Director of National Intelligence, saying Joseph Maguire is withholding a whistleblower complaint from Congress. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said in a statement Friday evening that the committee will require that Maguire testify Thursday unless he complies with the subpoena. The chairman did not detail...

  • Donald Trump Sep 6, 2019

    USCIS Head Cuccinelli Unlawfully Appointed by Trump, Lawsuit Says

    President Donald Trump skirted the law when he appointed Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II as one of his administration’s top immigration officials, and certain actions by Cuccinelli’s office should have no force or effect, according to a lawsuit. The complaint was submitted to the U.S. district court for Washington, D.C. Friday by the Democracy Forward Foundation, Proskauer Rose LLP, Catholic Legal...

  • JUDGE Aug 27, 2019

    Accusers Call Jeffrey Epstein a ‘Coward’ and ‘Strategic’ at Unusual Federal Hearing

    A number of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers have taken a judge up on his unusual invitation to speak at a federal hearing following prosecutors’ motion to drop the case against the financier, who killed himself in his Manhattan prison cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

  • Boston Aug 19, 2019

    US Prisons Chief Removed After Epstein’s Death

    Attorney General William Barr removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons from his position Monday, more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody. Hugh Hurwitz’s reassignment comes amid mounting evidence that guards at the chronically understaffed Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York abdicated their responsibility to keep the 66-year-old...

  • Donald Trump Aug 12, 2019

    Trump Admin. to Make It Harder for Low-Income Immigrants to Stay

    The Trump administration introduced a new rule Monday making it harder for low-income immigrants who receive food stamps or other forms of taxpayer-funded assistance to stay in the country legally, NBC News reported. The rule would require immigrants applying for a change in immigration status (like a green card) or those seeking to come here to prove that they are...

  • President Aug 8, 2019

    Trump Picks New Acting National Intelligence Director

    President Donald Trump on Thursday named Joseph Maguire, the nation’s top counterterrorism official, as acting national intelligence director, part of a leadership shake-up at the agency that oversees 17 U.S. spy agencies. Maguire will become acting director on Aug. 15, the same day that National Intelligence Director Dan Coats’ resignation takes effect. It’s also the same day that deputy national...

  • Donald Trump Jul 15, 2019

    Making an Immigration Arrest Requires Hours of Surveillance

    Two immigration officers had been parked outside a home well before dawn when their target — a Mexican man convicted of driving under the influence in 2015 — appeared to emerge as the sun illuminated a gray sky. “I’m going to do a vehicle stop,” an officer radioed. “I’m right behind you,” said another, lights flashing as they ordered the...

  • Donald Trump Jan 7, 2019

    White House Promises Tax Refunds Will Go Out, But There’s Hardly Anyone at the IRS to Do the Work

    A Trump administration official said Monday that federal income tax refunds would indeed go out despite a large part of the government being shut down. Russell T. Vought, acting director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, told reporters about the development in a briefing. “Tax refunds will go out,” Vought said.

  • Congress Jan 5, 2019

    Federal Agencies Directed to Hold Off on Shutdown Raises

    Federal agencies have been directed to hold off enacting pay raises for top administration officials during a government shutdown that has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay. The guidance was issued Friday in a memo from Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management. The raises were the result of a pay freeze for...

  • Donald Trump Sep 21, 2018

    Rosenstein Joked About Secretly Recording Trump, Justice Department Officials Say

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was joking when he discussed wearing a wire to secretly record President Donald Trump and does not believe Trump should be removed from office through the use of procedures outlined in the Constitution’s 25th Amendment, according to sources familiar with his conversations. The sources were responding to a New York Times report that Rosenstein, in...

  • Donald Trump Aug 27, 2018

    Top US Student Loan Official Resigning, Says WH Betrayed Americans

    The government’s top official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market is resigning in protest, citing what he says is the White House’s open hostility toward protecting the nation’s millions of student loan borrowers....
    Seth Frotman will be stepping down as student loan ombudsman at the end of the week, according to his resignation letter, which was obtained Monday by The...

  • Donald Trump Jun 25, 2018

    Trump Picks Navy Veteran as Top Counterterrorism Official

    President Donald Trump is nominating a Navy special operations veteran to be the nation’s top counterterrorism official. Trump announced Friday that he’s picked Joseph Maguire to lead the National Counterterrorism Center. Since 2013, Maguire has been president and chief executive officer of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. His last government assignment was deputy director for strategic operational planning at the...

  • Donald Trump Jun 17, 2018

    Trump to Nominate OMB Official to Lead Consumer Watchdog

    President Donald Trump intends to nominate an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget to lead the government’s consumer watchdog agency, the White House announced Saturday. In a statement announcing the decision, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Kathy Kraninger “will bring a fresh perspective and much-needed management experience” to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which the administration has been...

  • Mexico May 14, 2018

    Immigration Crackdown Shifts to Employers as Audits Surge

    Immigration officials have sharply increased audits of companies to verify that their employees are authorized to work in the country, signaling the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration is reaching deeper into the workplace to create a “culture of compliance” among employers who rely on immigrant labor. Expansive plans also have been drafted for a long-term push to scrutinize employers’...

  • Trump administration Apr 19, 2018

    Wells Fargo Fined $1B for Mortgage, Auto Lending Abuses

    Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to misconduct at its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest punishment levied against the banking giant for widespread customer abuses. In a settlement announced Friday, Wells will pay $500 million to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, its main national bank regulator, as well...

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