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President Donald Trump and his team have had to do a good deal of explaining in court about his now-suspended 120-day ban on refugee entries. On top of overstepping his authority, Trump also ignores that, for refugees arriving in America, starting anew is an ordeal that involves massive upheaval....
Ann Ravel, a Democratic member of the Federal Election Commission who resigned Sunday, has given President Donald Trump a golden opportunity to prove he meant what he said on the campaign trail about the corrosive influence of big-money donors on elections. Trump jumped the field in the...
Complaints about judicial overreach are typical when politicians disagree with a court’s decision. But having a president who publicly attacks judges over rulings is a worrisome development. It’s not just President Donald Trump taking aim at the judicial branch of government. Florida is among...
To hear President Donald Trump describe it, his new policy on immigration enforcement is aimed at kicking out only “bad hombres,” the serious criminals who Trump says are endangering American lives. If that were the case, we’d have no argument. President Barack Obama enforced the same policy....
President Donald Trump can no longer dodge and distract from the cold reality that his administration has granted a platform for white supremacists and anti-Semites to advance their twisted causes. His failure to lead has helped members of the “alt-right” expand their reach. On Tuesday, Trump...
Trump struggles with a no-brainer. A softball question to President Donald Trump during his White House appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last Wednesday dealt with the president’s efforts to address growing anti-Semitic attacks. Bizarrely, Trump answered by talking about...
The Trump administration has signaled support for a federal law to help terminally ill patients get access to drugs that might be their best hope but aren’t fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It’s a good cause. The FDA currently allows “compassionate use” of experimental drugs...
Democrats took the hysteria meter up a few notches — and that’s tough to do, these days — following last week’s confirmation of Betsy DeVos as education secretary. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer even sent out a quick tweet with the hashtag “rigged cabinet” after Vice President Mike Pence was...
The Congressional Review Act, passed in 1996, gives Congress the power to repeal any new federal agency rule within 60 legislative days after it’s finalized. Congress is using that power right now to undo some regulations put forward in the waning days of the Obama administration. One such...
At a moment when borders and surveillance have become sharply divisive issues at home and abroad, all Americans should object to one of the great federal security failures playing out every day. The Transportation Security Administration’s behavior detection program, designed to catch terrorists...

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