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Judge delays ruling on CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House credential

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CNN sued the Trump administration Tuesday, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta’s credentials to cover the White House be returned because it violates the constitutional right of freedom of the press. Read More

White House aide targeted by Melania Trump to depart

National Security Adviser John Bolton’s top deputy will leave the White House, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said a day after first lady Melania Trump called for the official’s ouster. Read More

CNN’s White House lawsuit wins support, including from Fox News

A dispute over the press credentials of CNN’s chief White House correspondent has escalated into a potentially significant legal showdown over journalists’ rights, as the cable network and the Trump administration prepared for a hearing in federal court today. Read More

Justice legal opinion backs Matthew Whitaker’s naming as acting attorney general

The 20-page opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel, which provides advice to executive branch agencies, aims to rebut mounting complaints that Trump illegally sidestepped procedure by appointing Whitaker over Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Read More
 

More leeway for states to expand inpatient mental health

The Trump administration today allowed states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping Medicaid, a potentially far-reaching move to address issues from homelessness to violence. Read More

The caravan is still coming. But since the midterms, Trump shrugs.

For weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump warned ominously about the threat from a caravan of migrants streaming from Central America toward Mexico’s border with the United States. Read More
 
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expected to leave

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President Donald Trump has blamed Nielsen for not doing more to address what he has called a crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, the sources said. Read More
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CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Jim Acosta to White House

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The White House Correspondents’ Association backed the lawsuit, filed in Washington, D.C., district court. Read More

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

After Republicans, including President Donald Trump, made unsubstantiated accusations of illegal activity, a judge on Monday urged the warring sides in the Florida recount to “ramp down the rhetoric,” saying it eroded public confidence in the election for Senate and governor. Read More

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona U.S. Senate seat

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat Monday in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the battle to replace GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. Read More
 
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Florida election recount continues amid tensions, litigation

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The first election workers are recounting ballots in Florida’s bitterly close races for the U.S. Senate and governor, ramping up their efforts after the secretary of state ordered a review of the two nationally watched contests. Read More

After testy tweet, Trump calls French president good friend

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron worked to project unity today after Trump lashed out at Macron, saying he insulted the U.S. when he pushed the idea of Europe having its own defense force. Read More

Recounts ordered in Florida Senate, governor races

The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races, an unprecedented review of two major races in the state that took five weeks to decide the 2000 presidential election. Read More

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