As Old Travel Ban Expires, Donald Trump Doubles Down With New, More Expansive Ban

Critics accuse the president of overstepping his legal authority and violating the U.S. Constitution’s protections against religious bias.

British PM Claps Back At Trump After Insensitive Terror Tweets

An “improvised explosive device” detonated on a London underground train Friday morning, injuring 23 people on their way to work. The explosion occurred at Parsons Green station and the authorities are treating it as an act of terrorism. While both British and world leaders responded with empathy, President Trump exploited the attack to forward his … Continued

Conservative-Leaning Fourth Circuit Delivers Stinging Rebuke to Trump

President Donald Trump’s administration suffered another legal blow yesterday after the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court’s nationwide injunction against his revised travel ban. The 10-3 vote halts Trump’s plans to deny visas from seven Muslim-majority countries. Chief Judge Roger Gregory delivered the stinging rebuke to Trump in the court’s majority opinion, … Continued

Trump’s Words Come Back to Bite as Now Two Courts Strike Down Ban

Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland cited President Donald Trump’s own rhetoric and tweets as evidence of his desire to ban Muslims from the United States as they issued nationwide temporary restraining orders on his new travel ban. In his decision blocking the Trump administration’s revised travel ban, which would have banned people from Iran, … Continued

New Trump Travel Ban Announced

President Trump is preparing to sign a new Executive Order today banning travel for a 90-day period from six countries, including Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iran and Libya but excluding Iraq, according to a fact sheet provided to Congress. Iraq apparently was removed after Pentagon and State Department officials expressed concern that keeping Iraq on list … Continued

U.S.-Born Scientist Detained, Forced To Unlock NASA Phone at Border

Sidd Bikkannavar, a natural born US-citizen and an employee of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), was detained by US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) on January 30 upon returning to the United States. At the time, Bikkannavar was returning from Santiago, Chile, where he had been pursuing his hobby of racing solar-powered cars. He is also enrolled … Continued

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

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