by on December 26, 2017
On Thursday, a federal judge dismissed a foreign emoluments lawsuit against President Donald J. Trump alleging that he violated the Constitution through his businesses because of a lack of standing, and said that this should be resolved by Congress. “We would likely be living in a different world if elected officials were legally bound to carry out the political promises they made prior to taking office,” wrote Judge George B. Daniels of the United States District Court in Manhattan wrote in ...
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by on January 6, 2018
US President Donald Trump (L) listens with US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen during a meeting with Republican Members of the Senate about immigration at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 4, 2018.  World leaders who use Twitter help foster “necessary discussion,” the social media platform said in an apparent defense of President Trump’s tweets. The calls for Twitter to block Trump from its service were renewed on Tuesday after the president boasted his “nucl...
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by on January 21, 2018
Representative Patrick Meehan, Republican of Pennsylvania, traveled with President Trump to the state on Thursday. Representative Patrick Meehan, a Pennsylvania Republican who has taken a leading role in fighting sexual harassment in Congress, used thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to settle his own misconduct complaint after a former aide accused him last year of making unwanted romantic overtures to her, according to several people familiar with the settlement. A married fat...
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by on February 5, 2018
The House Intelligence Committee on Monday voted unanimously to release a memo drafted by Democrats to rebut a GOP-crafted document alleging surveillance abuses at the Department of Justice (DOJ). The 10-page classified document now goes to President Trump, who has five days to block its release if he so chooses. It remains an open question whether he will do so. Trump on Friday declassified the Republican document, which was drafted by staff for House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes (R...
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by on February 21, 2018
My foundations of education class and I discussed the Parkland, Florida shooting a few days after the tragedy. My students tended to echo some of the most common and least credible arguments about the issue of mass shootings and gun violence. However, they were both willing to share and then eager to discuss and look at evidence. One student, for example, noted that he is a hunter and gun control makes him uncomfortable. Others mentioned mental illness and made analogies such as a...
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by on December 13, 2017
Syndros is a Synthetic Version of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Syndros is made by the same pharmaceutical company that opposed legalizing marijuana. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has approved the synthetic drug dronabinol. The brand name for the drug is Syndros and is a synthetic version of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that comes in liquid form. The drug will be classified as a Schedule II controlled substance along with hydrocodone. Actual, natural THC, is still classified ...
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In the early 1990s, Robert Mueller had just left one of the most powerful posts in America's criminal justice system: assistant attorney general for the criminal division of the Department of Justice. Taking his experience into private practice, he was making well into six figures at a high-profile Washington law firm. Then he made a surprising call to Eric Holder, who was at the time the US attorney for Washington. "He asked me if I could use a homicide prosecutor in my office," ...
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by on February 10, 2018
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused the White House of politicizing U.S. intelligence and national security after President Trumpblocked the release of a Democratic memo, saying that the president "has something to hide." "President Trump’s refusal to release Intelligence Committee Democrats’ memo is a stunningly brazen attempt to cover up the truth about the Trump-Russia scandal from the American people," Pelosi said in a statement. "The President’s decision to block t...
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by on December 22, 2017
Papa John's founder, chairman and CEO John Schnatter talks on Super Bowl 51 Radio Row, in February, in Houston. John Schnatter, the founder of the Papa John's pizza chain, will step down as CEO in the wake of controversial comments he made last month about the NFL's handling of the anthem protests. Schnatter will be replaced on Jan. 1 by the company's chief operating officer, Steve Ritchie. Schnatter will remain chairman of the board. The 56-year-old founder of the chain came under ...
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by on January 2, 2018
Rodneyse Bichotte's legislation would have eliminated net-worth cap for female and nonwhite entrepreneurs in state program Gov. Andrew Cuomo closed out 2017 by slapping down a bill that would grant more businesses belonging to women and nonwhites access to state projects—provoking fireworks from the legislation's sponsor. Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte's legislation would have erased the requirement that entrepreneurs seeking certification under the state's Minority- and Women-Owned B...
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by on December 27, 2017
U.S. Marshals escorted Azra Basic, left, into the federal courthouse in Lexington, Ky., on Thursday, March 17, 2011, to appear on charges of committing war crimes.  A Croatian woman who tried to build a new life in Kentucky but was accused of war crimes in her old life has been sentenced to 14 years in prison in Bosnia-Herzegovina. A court convicted Azra Basic of committing crimes against Serbs during the vicious civil war in Bosnia that lasted from 1992 to 1995, the Associated Press r...
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by on December 29, 2017
President Trump arriving in Florida last week. President Trump spoke on Thursday with a reporter from The New York Times, Michael S. Schmidt. The interview took place in the Grill Room of his golf club in West Palm Beach, Fla., whose noise made some portions at times hard to hear. The following are excerpts from that conversation, transcribed by The Times. They have been lightly edited for content and clarity, and omit several off-the-record comments and asides. Read more coverage a...
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