A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked the major provisions of President Trump’s revised ban on refugee resettlement and travel from six predominantly Muslim countries, hours before the executive order was to take effect.
The decision has at least temporarily struck down the Trump administration’s attempt to pause all refugee resettlement for 120 days and block citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S.
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson said his ruling applies nationwide. It appears to set the stage for a battle in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which last month upheld a ruling blocking Trump’s original travel ban.
For the past several weeks, we've been asking people to grade President Trump on his performance and share their stories of how his presidency has affected them personally. The answers have varied greatly.
Then last week, House Republicans released their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, and we received an overwhelming number of responses on the issue. Here's what some of you had to say:
Sexual assaults increased at two of the three U.S. military academies last year, and surveys show sexual misconduct reports increased at all three, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
The new data represent the latest setback for the military in its efforts to reduce sexual misconduct. The services have struggled to explain a series of recent problems, including disclosure of Marines and other military members sharing nude photos of servicewomen on websites and social media.
Misconduct reports increased at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and the U.S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Co., according to data from anonymous surveys the Pentagon conducts.
President Obama denied that he or his staff had authorized any such surveillance. (March 6, 2017)
The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that they had seen no evidence to support President Trump’s claim that he was wiretapped by President Obama before he took office.
“We don’t have any evidence that that took place," Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said at a press conference with Rep. Adam Schiff, (D-Burbank) , the top Democrat on the panel.
“I have seen no evidence that supports the claim that President Trump made,” Schiff said.
A federal judge in Maryland said Wednesday he would "hopefully today, but not necessarily" rule on a legal bid to temporarily block President Trump's retooled travel ban.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs, a group of refugee and immigrant organizations and their clients, argued that the order, scheduled to take effect just after midnight Eastern time Thursday, was an attempt to ban Muslims from the United States.
Government lawyers insisted that Trump was acting within the scope of his executive powers in matters of national security.
President Trump paid about $36.5 million in federal income taxes in 2005 on $150 million in income, an effective rate of 24%, according to a leaked portion of a return given to Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston.
The revelation Tuesday amounted to a rare glimpse of Trump's tax filings. It provided a spectacle, heavily promoted on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show," which used the release of the new information to create maximum suspense and promote speculation about the reasons behind Trump's unwillingness to release his returns.
The New York Times previously reported on portions of Trump's 1995 returns, which showed that he took a write-down of nearly $1 billion.
Trump has been under pressure to provide his tax returns since early in his candidacy. Though candidates aren't obligated by law to make their tax returns public, it has been a tradition to do so since the 1970s.