Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington:
- Military probes possible friendly fire in deaths of two U.S. service members in Afghanistan
- Trump signs executive order that could open California coast to drilling
- House okays one-week stopgap measure to avert shutdown
- GOP shutting out doctors, Democrats in effort to resuscitate healthcare overhaul
- Sanctuary cities get legal boost from conservative Supreme Court rulings
- Two American troops killed in Afghanistan near site where U.S. dropped mega bomb
Hawaii became the 50th U.S. state in 1959, but Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions seemed to overlook that fact in a recent interview on "The Mark Levin Show."
During the Tuesday evening discussion, which was posted online Wednesday, Sessions questioned a Hawaii judge's decision to block the Trump administration's travel ban. Rather than referring to the state by name, Sessions called it "an island in the Pacific."
"We are confident that the president will prevail on appeal and particularly in the Supreme Court, if not the 9th Circuit. So this is a huge matter. I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power," Sessions said.
Hawaii Sens. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz, and much of the Internet, were not pleased with the description, and quickly reminded Sessions' of Hawaii's status.