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
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 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
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
Navient, the country’s largest student loan services, is being sued in federal and state courts.
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 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
A company in Japan has developed decals embedded with QR codes to be placed on elderly dementia patients’ fingernails.
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
Attorneys General from 15 states and the District of Columbia have issued a joint statement vowing to fight the Trump administration’s executive order barring Muslims from 7 countries from entering the country as well as his permanent ban on refugees from Syria. The group is considering their own court challenge, which would raise the stakes considerably … Continued