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  • DHS rejects call to halt security detail for top officials
    Thursday - 09/21/2017 - 08:00 PM

    The Department of Homeland Security has rejected a call from its internal watchdog office to suspend or end security details for the heads of two of its most significant components: Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.In a report released Thursday, DHS Inspector General John Roth said there's no clear legal authority for the executive protection arrangements and a perception they may have little to do with mitigating any real threat.

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  • Sessions: Many unaccompanied minors are 'wolves in sheep's clothing'
    Thursday - 09/21/2017 - 06:19 PM

    BOSTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is warning that many unaccompanied minors trying to enter the U.S. across its southern border are gang members whom the country should view as “wolves in sheep's clothing.”In a speech to local and national law enforcement this afternoon in Boston, Sessions said transnational gangs like Central America-based MS-13, use what’s known as the ‘unaccompanied refugee minors’ program to “as a means by which to recruit new members.”

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  • GOP Senate candidates face off in Alabama debate
    Thursday - 09/21/2017 - 06:58 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Sen. Luther Strange and former state Chief Justice Roy Moore squared off in a heated debate Thursday evening just days before the Republican primary runoff for U.S.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Senate girds for final Obamacare repeal vote
    Wednesday - 09/20/2017 - 04:15 PM

    The Senate will vote next week on the latest bill to repeal Obamacare — but the outcome is anything but certain. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to put a bill written by Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) to a vote, hoping that a looming Sept.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Trump says Turkish president gets 'very high marks'
    Thursday - 09/21/2017 - 05:14 PM

    President Donald Trump on Thursday said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is “getting very high marks,” despite his increasingly autocratic behavior.“It’s a great honor and privilege — because he’s become a friend of mine — to introduce President Erdogan of Turkey,” Trump told reporters.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Perdue’s motorcade involved in car accident, injuring three staffers
    Thursday - 09/21/2017 - 04:27 PM

    Two staffers for House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and one from the USDA were taken to a hospital after a vehicle in Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's motorcade was involved in an accident in Texas on Thursday while surveying damage from Hurricane Harvey, the department said.

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  • Administration officials meet to develop climate strategy
    Thursday - 09/21/2017 - 02:32 PM

    Trump administration officials huddled at the White House on Wednesday in a bid to chart a more cohesive energy and environmental policy strategy, including a game plan for communicating its position on climate change, according to three people familiar with the meeting.The meeting included more than a dozen deputy-level officials from the White House’s various policy councils, as well as representatives from federal agencies such as the EPA and the Energy Department.

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  • Justice Department: Trump pardon merits nullifying rulings in Arpaio case
    Thursday - 09/21/2017 - 02:41 PM

    Former sheriff Joe Arpaio is entitled to have the guilty verdict and all rulings in his criminal contempt of court case formally nullified by the court as a result of the pardon President Donald Trump issued last month, the Justice Department said in a court filing Thursday.

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  • Trump jokes about 'deplorable' North Korea
    Thursday - 09/21/2017 - 12:02 PM
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  • DeVos travels the country on her private jet and foots the bill
    Thursday - 09/21/2017 - 01:06 PM

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos flies on her private jet for official business and pays all her own travel expenses as well as the travel costs of the federal marshals who accompany her, the Education Department confirmed to POLITICO on Thursday.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share