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This Young GOP Senator Just Called Trump Out Hard

When ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos asked Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) about President Donald Trump’s tweet Saturday attacking a federal judge who blocked his immigration order, Sasse called out Trump’s behavior. (Federal Judge James Robart, a George W. Bush appointee who presides in Seattle, blocked the order, which sparked spontaneous protests across the nation’s … Continued


Abandoned in the Isles: The Growing Refugee Crisis in Greece

Syrian refugees have been banned by Executive Order from entering the United States, and the European Union member states remain divided over who will shoulder the burden of the refugees amassing along their borders. Every month, hundreds of thousands of refugees flee the violence and atrocities in their Middle East homelands. But the images of … Continued


The House GOP Just Voted To Gut a Key Obama Gun Rule

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted 235-180 to undo a regulation put in place by former President Barack Obama that had directed the Social Security Administration to update the FBI’s national instant background check database with the names of disability recipients with severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia and severe anxiety. Greg Giroux, a … Continued


Leaked Draft of Trump’s “Religious Freedom” Order Takes Direct Aim at LGBTs

A leaked copy of a draft executive order titled “Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom,” signals sweeping plans by the Trump administration to legalize discrimination, even by private companies and religious organizations.  The draft order cites religious belief as grounds for its broad application: “Americans and their religious organizations will not be coerced … Continued


U.S. Government Sues Largest Student Loan Servicer For Misleading Borrowers

Navient, the country’s largest student loan services, is being sued in federal and state courts.


Apple Readies for Battle with Trump

Apple will consider taking legal action against President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. According to CEO Tim Cook, the order affects hundreds of the company’s employees. The order, which suspended entry to the United States for refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, ignited spontaneous protests across the nation’s airports as protesters sought to prevent the … Continued


Trump Has Picked Neil Gorsuch For The Supreme Court

Trump announced at 8 p.m. this evening that he is nominating Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court seat left empty by Antonin Scalia’s death last year. THE NOMINEE Neil Gorsuch, 49, is a federal judge based in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado. Gorsuch attended Columbia University and Harvard Law School. Gorsuch … Continued


Barack Obama Releases First Statement Since Leaving Office

Former President Barack Obama has released his first public statement since leaving office, criticizing President Donald Trump’s sweeping executive order to curb immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and backing protesters who have, in recent days, taken to the nation’s airports to support travelers who were detained. The former president ceded power to Trump just eleven days … Continued


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