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US Military source: Suspected Chinese lasers targeting US aircraft over the Pacific

Lasers have been used to target US aerial operations in the Pacific, with 20 incidents recorded since September of last year, according to a US military official. More>>

The Trump administration's compassion gap

You care, but does the President? More>>

A day of great confusion at court for parents separated from their kids at the border

Criminal cases against migrants who had been separated from their children stalled in two federal courts on Thursday, sowing confusion despite US President Donald Trump's order to prosecute everyone suspected of illegal... More>>

There are 2,300 migrant kids spread across the US. What happens to them next?

Parents and children who together try to enter the United States illegally will no longer be separated at Mexican border. More>>

Melania Trump makes surprise visit to border facility

First lady Melania Trump touched down in McAllen, Texas, Thursday for a publicly unannounced and hastily planned trip to get a firsthand look at the crisis affecting immigrant families at the US border. More>>

WaPo: National Enquirer sent Trump stories to Michael Cohen before publication

Executives from the National Enquirer provided President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen the opportunity to review articles and cover photos featuring Trump or his political opponents before they were published,... More>>

Trump misrepresents North Korea nuclear agreement

United States President Donald Trump offered a misleading characterization of his deal with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on Thursday, insisting the nation had agreed to begin "total denuclearization" right away. More>>

Vulnerable House Republican calls for Trump to fire Stephen Miller

As chaos and confusion continued to swirl in Washington about the fate of some 2,000 migrant children separated from their parents at the border, a tweet from vulnerable Republican Rep. Mike Coffman on Thursday made it... More>>

Senior Justice officials meeting with special counsel team biweekly, source says

Two senior Justice Department officials from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's office were seen by CNN entering the special counsel's office in DC on Thursday afternoon, and a Justice official tells CNN their... More>>

Ex-DHS secretary: No formal policy of family separation during Obama administration

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Thursday evening that there had been no formal policy to separate the detained families of illegal immigrants under President Barack Obama. More>>

Emails suggest 'zero tolerance' effectively on hold, despite what Trump admin says

Though the Trump administration outwardly is maintaining that it is continuing its "zero-tolerance" border policy, email traffic obtained by CNN shows that the policy has effectively been curtailed for now -- the latest... More>>

Trump's family separation course-correction only adds confusion

One thing that's clear from President Donald Trump's executive order trying to reverse course from his policy that resulted in family separations at the border: It's still not clear how it will work. More>>

Texas Democrat: 'Strong racist element' to child detentions

Rep. Beto O'Rourke charged Thursday that racism is a factor in Trump administration policy leading to the detention of children at the border. More>>

Jeff Sessions changes tone on family separations at the border

The Trump administration continues to reverse course on its messaging surrounding highly controversial US immigration policies following days of significant pushback. More>>

Republicans push vote for key immigration bill into next week

Republicans -- in a last minute decision -- decided to postpone a vote on a comprehensive immigration bill for the second time in less than a day, a sign of the struggles leaders are having to unite the conference on such... More>>

The depressing predictability of the immigration debate

Sometime over the next week, an immigration bill that aims to resolve the fate of DACA and fund President Trump's border wall will very likely fail to secure a majority of votes on the House floor -- dying an ignominious... More>>

Top US Navy leader resigns amid misconduct probe

The US Navy's top enlisted leader announced Thursday he is resigning "to avoid any distraction," as an inspector general investigates allegations that he "fostered a hostile work environment." More>>

Senators call on National Science Foundation to investigate climate change grants

Four Republican senators have called on National Science Foundation Inspector General Allison Lerner to investigate the foundation's grant-making process, citing a grant charged with enabling television meteorologists to... More>>

US, Iranian top diplomats spar online

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Iranian counterpart squared off in a battle of strongly-worded statements this week, with Pompeo tweeting his apparent support for Iranian anti-government protestors, and Iranian... More>>

Trump admin asks judge for permission to detain children with parents past 20 days

The Justice Department on Thursday sought to modify a federal court order that limits the ability of US officials to detain immigrant children longer than 20 days. More>>

Separated immigrant children move people's hearts, but will it move their votes?

The cries of children separated from their parents are difficult for most people to hear. The recent images of children being kept in chain-linked fences are difficult for many to see. More>>

Melania dons jacket saying 'I really don't care. Do U?' ahead of her border visit -- and afterward

First lady Melania Trump took a trip to the US-Mexico border on Thursday to tour an immigrant children's shelter, but her trip is getting attention not only for her action, but also for her wardrobe choice before and after... More>>

Border Patrol union president on catch and release: 'No way it can stop'

There is "no way" the "catch and release" of deportable immigrants can stop under President Donald Trump's executive order to keep undocumented immigrant parents and children together, said Brandon Judd, president of the... More>>

Senate attempts new maneuver to block Turkey from getting stealth jet

US senators have launched a new effort to block the transfer of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to Turkey, a move that comes just minutes after Turkey was scheduled to receive its first jets as part of an official ceremony in... More>>

Klobuchar warns GOP senators to condemn Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar passionately warned her Republican colleagues Thursday that they need to push back forcefully against what she sees as the caustic anti-immigrant rhetoric used by President Donald Trump, who... More>>

Melania Trump's 'I really don't care. Do U?' jacket was no mistake

As she boarded a plane to head to McAllen, Texas, for a surprise visit to the heart of the family separation crisis at the southern border, Melania Trump was spotted wearing a coat with these words scrawled on the back: "I... More>>

US senators to Russia next week for congressional delegation

A group of Republican US senators will head to Russia next week, two members in the congressional delegation confirmed to CNN on Thursday. More>>

EPA commissions a challenge coin for 2017 disaster responders

The Environmental Protection Agency is spending more than $8,500 on challenge coins to congratulate its response to 2017 natural disasters, including the hurricanes that ravaged Texas and Puerto Rico. More>>

Mark Sanford strikes back after Trump's 'nasty guy' comments

Days after President Donald Trump called Rep. Mark Sanford a "nasty guy" behind closed doors at a GOP conference meeting in front of his colleagues, the South Carolina Republican says he fears Trump has fundamentally... More>>

White House proposes combining Education and Labor departments as part of massive government overhaul

The White House wants to merge the Education and Labor departments into one federal agency as part of a larger plan to restructure the government. More>>

Trump continues to mislead over border crisis after caving to pressure

President Donald Trump continued to mislead about the origin of the humanitarian crisis on the US border on Thursday, a day after caving to political pressure on the issue. More>>

Top House Democrat: Congressional Hispanic Caucus protest of Trump was 'not appropriate'

The No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives argued it was inappropriate for Democratic members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to shout at President Donald Trump when he was in the Capitol earlier this week. More>>

Ryan expects Justice Department 'compliance,' doesn't rule out contempt of Rosenstein

House Speaker Paul Ryan did not rule out Thursday holding Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in contempt of Congress, saying the House expects "compliance" with its demands for documents from the Justice Department... More>>

House narrowly passes farm bill after failure to launch last month

The House of Representatives narrowly approved a massive, five-year farm bill Thursday, a little more than a month after conservatives helped tank the bill out of frustration over a separate fight on immigration. More>>

Why the Trump Time magazine cover is so powerful

Ten days ago, at a press conference before leaving Singapore, President Donald Trump called on Time magazine reporter Brian Bennett. "Am I on the cover again this week?" Trump asked rhetorically. "Boy, have I -- so many... More>>

Another US embassy employee in Havana suffers health effects

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters another US diplomatic employee in Havana, Cuba has suffered "health effects" consistent with those previously experienced by employees at the embassy there,... More>>

Haley blasts human rights groups in blistering letter

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused more than a dozen human rights groups of sharing responsibility for the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council,... More>>

House pushes back vote on key Republican immigration bill

House Republicans will postpone a vote on their immigration compromise legislation until Friday, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters as he left a leadership meeting Thursday afternoon. More>>

Trump defends immigration decision at Minnesota rally: 'The border is going to be just as tough'

President Donald Trump defended his decision to backtrack on the practice of separating undocumented immigrant families on the US-Mexico border at a rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on Wednesday. More>>

The 46 most staggering lines from Donald Trump's Minnesota speech

President Donald Trump kicked off a week of campaigning in advance of the midterm election on Wednesday night in Duluth, Minnesota, delivering his now-trademark stream of consciousness speech to an adoring crowd. More>>

A look inside the places where infant and child migrants are held

One is a former hospital. Another is a retrofitted superstore. One is a tent city with the capacity to grow. More>>

Capitol Hill protests feature children with thermal blankets, sit with cages

On Capitol Hill, children donned emergency thermal blankets similar to ones handed out at border detention centers and used cages as part of a protest against the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy on immigration. More>>

Trump admin wants US Marshals to take over security for Cabinet heads

The Trump administration is looking to the already stretched-thin US Marshals Service to take over protection duties for Cabinet-level officials not already protected by typical law enforcement personnel. More>>

Trump's immigration reversal creates its own chaos

The White House is scrambling to fix the confusion and humanitarian concerns unleashed by President Donald Trump's reversal on the separation of parents and children who come across the southern border as undocumented... More>>

9-0 Ruling masks deep division on gerrymandering at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court's rejection of Democrats' challenge to districts they say were rigged on a partisan basis by Wisconsin Republicans came on a 9-0 vote, but dueling opinions revealed internal conflicts and portend... More>>

Charlottesville rally organizer requests permit for 'white civil rights rally' in Washington

The organizer of last year's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is looking to hold a "white civil rights rally" in front of the White House in August. More>>

Trump and Putin plan to meet in mid-July

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are planning to meet around the time of Trump's trip to the UK and the NATO summit in mid-July, according to two diplomatic sources familiar with the matter. More>>

CNN Poll: Americans don't support Trump's tariffs or foreign policy

Six-in-10 Americans would rather maintain good relationships with countries that have been close allies to the US than impose tariffs to protect US industries, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS. More>>

Oops, Trump almost had a $125 billion border wall

House Republicans had to scramble late Wednesday night to fix a drafting error in a conservative immigration bill that would have accidentally given President Donald Trump $125 billion for border security, including his... More>>

Republican House member unloads on Paul Ryan in explosive floor exchange

On the eve of two major immigration votes, weeks of hard-fought negotiations took a turn with a heated blowup on the House floor between two lead negotiators. More>>

Immigration reform bills: Both options headed for failure

The House will vote on two broad immigration proposals Thursday, but barring some major shift in momentum, both of those proposals are headed toward failure. More>>

Larry Kudlow expected to return to work Monday

Larry Kudlow, director of President Donald Trump's National Economic Council, is expected to return to work Monday, two sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. He has been recovering at home after suffering a mild heart... More>>

GOP congressman criticizes seizure of reporter's records

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan criticized the seizure of a New York Times reporter's records as part of a leak investigation. More>>

Immigration judge applicant says Trump administration blocked her over politics

When the Obama administration offered Thea Lay a chance to serve as one of the nation's top immigration judges pending a successful background check, she eagerly accepted. More>>

Trump administration: Some children currently in Border Patrol custody will be reunited with parents

Customs and Border Protection is announcing a new practice aimed at keeping families apprehended at the border together following President Donald Trump's executive order. More>>

NFL players to Trump: Pardons aren't enough to address 'systemic injustice'

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump said he wants professional athletes who kneel during the National Anthem to protest racial injustice to tell him who they think the President should pardon next. More>>

House vote on immigration to test conservatives' loyalty to Trump

The House is expected to vote Thursday on the most robust piece of immigration legislation to come to the House floor in more than a decade, a dramatic showdown that will test some conservatives' loyalty to President... More>>

Obama, Biden slam Trump family separation policy as immoral

Former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden both denounced the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy that is contributing to the high number of children being separated from their families by the US... More>>

Why he caved: Inside Trump's rare reversal

Frustrated that even his political allies were questioning his heart, President Donald Trump determined early Wednesday he would break with days of his own misleading claims and end the practice of separating families at... More>>

US sent hundreds of separated children to New York City, but didn't tell the mayor

Hundreds of migrant children separated from their families at the southern border are in New York City. And Mayor Bill de Blasio says nobody told him they were there. More>>

How does Trump's Space Force compare to Russia and China's space capabilities?

US President Donald Trump's mooted Space Force, which he suggested will be a "separate but equal" branch of the military, is vital to maintaining a tactical advantage over geopolitical adversaries, according to analysts... More>>

Bernie Sanders: Trump thinks like an authoritarian

Sen. Bernie Sanders said President Donald Trump's zero tolerance immigration policy shows Trump is thinking like an authoritarian who believes his anti-immigrant policies will help him win votes. More>>

Despite executive order, families may not be put back together

President Donald Trump's executive order reversing course on family separations has not changed anything in terms of putting families that have already been separated back together, a government official confirmed Wednesday. More>>

What Trump's family separations executive order does

President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed course after days of digging in on a policy that resulted in immigrant family separations at the border, signing an executive order that will keep far more families together at... More>>

Ex-CIA director condemns treatment of migrants at southern border

Ex-CIA Director Michael Hayden defended the positions of US allies who have come out against US immigration practices at the Southern border. More>>

Cohen decision on cooperating with prosecutors is 'a moving target'

Michael Cohen's posture on cooperating with federal prosecutors is a "moving target" and any decision would be weeks away, according to two people familiar with the matter. More>>

Ad using audio of children in border detention centers launched by billionaire, Latino group

A progressive group funded by liberal megadonor Tom Steyer is using the audio of children crying inside a detention center near the US-Mexico border in a new seven-figure ad campaign hammering the Trump administration over... More>>

FBI: Sexual assaults on flights increasing 'at an alarming rate'

The number of sexual assaults reported during commercial airline flights is increasing "at an alarming rate," the FBI said Wednesday, and the number of actual cases could be much higher. More>>

Jeff Flake threatens to block Trump's appellate court nominees over Cuba travel, tariffs

Sen. Jeff Flake is warning that he may block votes on the nominations of all of President Donald Trump's pending appellate court nominees unless he gets favorable action on two issues unrelated to the judiciary. More>>

GOP Senate candidate Kevin Cramer: 'Nothing inhumane about a chain-link fence'

North Dakota's GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer volunteered support on Wednesday for chain-link fences in facilities where the government is detaining migrant children, comparing their use to playgrounds and ballparks. More>>

Despite Trump's executive order, families may never be put back together

President Donald Trump's executive order reversing course on family separations has not changed anything in terms of putting back together families that have already been separated, a government official confirmed Wednesday. More>>

There's a theme to Trump's low points as President

Donald Trump promised to build a wall and to stop Muslims from coming into the country, and a large portion of his difficulties as President have come directly from trying to deliver -- punctuated by specific and avoidable... More>>

How the Trump administration's story on family separations changed

An end to family separations at the US border may be in sight after President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to keep parents and children together. More>>

Sanford says colleagues have his back after Trump's 'nasty guy' comment

Rep. Mark Sanford has heard from a "number of colleagues" following reports that President Donald Trump called him a "nasty guy" in an immigration meeting with lawmakers. More>>

Cardinal removed from public ministry after sex abuse allegation

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who led the Archdiocese of Washington and was a political force in the nation's capital, said on Wednesday that he has been removed from public ministry by the Vatican because of a decades-old... More>>

Got powder in your carry-on? You may want to check it

If you're traveling by plane with more than 12 ounces of cosmetics powder, dry spices, protein mix or talcum, you may want to check it. More>>

Kim Jong Un ends visit to China with a message for the US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended a celebratory visit to China's President Xi Jinping on Wednesday with tea, praise, handshakes -- and a message for the US. More>>

At Capitol Hill meeting, Trump digs at GOP member who lost his primary: He's a 'nasty guy'

President Donald Trump brought up GOP Rep. Mark Sanford's primary loss last week during a meeting on immigration Tuesday with House Republicans, according to members in the room. More>>

Petkanas: Lewandowski mocking child with Down syndrome is 'beyond the pale'

Former senior Democratic National Committee adviser Zac Petkanas said Corey Lewandowski's comments Tuesday night on Fox News mocking the tale of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome were "beyond the pale." More>>

False denials, misleading statements and faulty memories behind Trump-Russia meetings

The recent admission by Trump ally Roger Stone -- that he met a shadowy Russian figure during the 2016 campaign who offered dirt on Hillary Clinton -- felt like a spell of déjà vu. More>>

Secret Service notified after Peter Fonda's obscene tweet about Barron Trump

The United States Secret Service has been alerted in response to a tweet by actor Peter Fonda, who said Barron Trump -- President Donald Trump's youngest son -- should be separated from his mother and put "in a cage with... More>>

Michael Cohen resigns from Republican National Committee post

President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen has stepped down from a role with the Republican National Committee, multiple sources confirmed to CNN on Wednesday. More>>

GOP senators introduce legislation to stop family separation

GOP Sen. Thom Tillis announced legislation from a group of Republican senators that would stop the separation of immigrant children from their parents, according to a statement from his office that came right as Trump... More>>

Commerce Secretary denies 'unfounded allegations' of insider trading

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is rejecting "unfounded allegations" that he participated in insider trading following reports in The New York Times and Forbes scrutinizing a financial transaction he took part in involving... More>>

Melania Trump helped convince President to address family separations

First lady Melania Trump has been working behind the scenes at the White House for the past several days encouraging President Donald Trump to keep families at the US border from being separated, a White House official... More>>

CNN Poll: Support for Democrats ticks up and they retain enthusiasm advantage

Support for Democratic House candidates has ticked up slightly to 50%, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS and released Wednesday. More>>

How the White House totally botched the family separation fight

From the moment images of children being separated from their parents bubbled up in the national consciousness late last week, it became abundantly clear that something had to be done, and quickly. More>>

Senate rejects spending cuts package, a White House priority

The Senate rejected a key White House priority Wednesday when it defeated a bill to claw back about $15 billion in previously appropriated government funding. More>>

Trump reverses course, signs order to keep families together

President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed his debunked argument that he had no authority to stop separations of undocumented immigrant families at the border, signing an executive order to keep parents and kids together. More>>

These states are pulling National Guard troops from the border until family separations end

Several governors across the country are canceling the deployment of their National Guard troops near the US-Mexico border in response to the Trump administration's practice of separating immigrant families. More>>

Michael Bloomberg to spend $80 million in 2018 to help Democrats win the House

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg intends to spend an eye-popping $80 million on the midterm elections, throwing most of his financial weight behind Democrats in their effort take control of the House of... More>>

Trump admin seeking help to fight media coverage of family separations

The Trump administration is seeking additional help to combat negative media coverage of the practice of family separation along the border More>>

Ahead of House vote, Trump lobbying effort aims to unite divided Republicans on immigration

The White House mobilized an all-out Capitol Hill lobbying blitz Wednesday afternoon in the hope of salvaging an immigration bill in the House that would give Trump his long-awaited border wall as well as a solution for... More>>

Joe Manchin leads Republican opponent in new West Virginia Senate poll

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin leads his Republican challenger Patrick Morrisey in the West Virginia Senate race, according to a Monmouth University poll released Wednesday. More>>

Trump to meet Queen Elizabeth, US ambassador says

President Donald Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth when he visits Britain next month, the US Ambassador to the UK Robert Wood Johnson said. More>>

Comey: I support Justice watchdog report that 'ripped me'

Former FBI Director James Comey reiterated on Tuesday his support of the Justice Department inspector general's report about his conduct in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. More>>

What Donald Trump's verbal takedown of Mark Sanford reveals about him

President Donald Trump huddled with House Republicans on Tuesday night, ostensibly to rally support for the compromise immigration bill being pushed for a vote Thursday by Speaker Paul Ryan and the rest of the GOP... More>>

Pope criticizes Trump administration over migrant family separations

Pope Francis has added his voice to those criticizing the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in the separation of families at the Mexican border. More>>

Corey Lewandowski just became the sneering, sarcastic face of the family separation crisis

Corey Lewandowski, the man who managed Donald Trump's presidential campaign for more than a year and who still serves as an unofficial adviser to the President, did something breathtaking during an interview on Fox News... More>>

Former McCain campaign manager leaves GOP over family separations

A Republican strategist who managed Sen. John McCain's unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign said Wednesday he is leaving the Republican Party in the wake of the Trump's administration's immigration policies that have... More>>

GOP candidate compares tapes of crying kids at border to daycare drop-off

A Republican congressional candidate in New York said Tuesday that the sounds of crying immigrant children separated from their parents at the border were the "same exact" sounds heard at any daycare when a parent leaves... More>>

Pompeo praises refugees, but doesn't mention US border crisis

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo commemorated World Refugee Day on Wednesday by praising the "strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees worldwide," but made no mention of the Trump administration's hardline... More>>

AP: Toddlers, babies held in 'tender age' facilities after separated from families

Infants and young children are being held in three so-called "tender age" shelters at the border after being separated from their families who illegally crossed into the United States, The Associated Press reports. More>>

Lewandowski refuses to apologize for 'womp womp' comment

Corey Lewandowski refused to apologize Wednesday after he dismissed the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally. More>>

GOP Senate nominee Corey Stewart endorsed Paul Nehlen months after he shared white nationalist content

Virginia Republican Senate nominee Corey Stewart endorsed anti-Semitic congressional candidate Paul Nehlen months after Nehlen shared content from a prominent white nationalist who praised the violent rally in... More>>

Sessions defends care of migrant children amid report of infants and toddlers being held

Attorney General Jeff Sessions asserted in an op-ed published late Tuesday that migrant children who are held by the Department of Health and Human Services, including those who are separated from their parents, are "well... More>>

Ex-DNI chief Clapper: Family separations hurt US' international image

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned Wednesday that the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy that is resulting in thousands of children being separated from their families at the border... More>>

Trump makes political gamble with immigrant lives

It will take more than the cries of babies to make President Donald Trump back down on immigration, an issue that has animated his most ardent political supporters since he first stepped into politics. More>>

Every immigration option faces roadblocks in Congress as GOP leaders scramble to find votes

Congressional leaders in both the Senate and the House have spent days trying to find a bill that would end family separations at the border, but as of Wednesday morning, it's not clear if any option has the votes to pass. More>>

Protesters shout 'shame' at Kirstjen Nielsen as she dines at Mexican restaurant

With chants of "shame" and "end family separation," protesters shouted at Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she dined at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, DC. More>>

US quits UN Human Rights council: What message does it send to the world?

The United States has quit the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), saying the body is a "cesspool of political bias." More>>

Trump ramps up midterm travel as Republicans grow worried about immigration debate

President Donald Trump is ramping up his political travel ahead of the midterm elections, eying November as the most potent referendum on his presidency even as he faces widespread condemnation over his administration's... More>>

US leaving UN Human Rights Council -- 'a cesspool of political bias'

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday, accusing the body of bias against US ally Israel and a failure to hold human rights... More>>

Embattled DHS chief wins Trump's praise after testy White House briefing

President Donald Trump offered up rare praise for Kirstjen Nielsen during a closed-door meeting with House Republicans Tuesday night, a source in the room told CNN, a notable vote of confidence for the previously embattled... More>>

Ivanka encouraged Trump to act to stop separations, made calls to lawmakers

Ivanka Trump met with her father, President Donald Trump, on Tuesday to discuss the images of immigrant families being separated at the US-Mexico border, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told CNN. More>>

Most vulnerable Republicans in 2018 taking heat over family separation

While President Donald Trump doubles down on the incendiary immigration rhetoric that excited his base in 2016, the most vulnerable Republicans in 2018 find themselves under renewed attack from Democrats over the... More>>

Trump's Hill meeting 'didn't move the ball' on immigration bill

Congressional Republicans, keen to secure an end to a policy separating children from their parents at the US border, received unclear marching orders from President Donald Trump on Tuesday after a meeting on Capitol Hill. More>>

Congressional Hispanic Caucus members shout at Trump outside Capitol Hill meeting

In a dramatic scene on Capitol Hill, five Democratic members of Congress protested directly in front of President Donald Trump as he departed a Republican meeting Tuesday. More>>

Ted Cruz and Jimmy Kimmel are better at raising money for charity than they are at playing basketball

Sen. Ted Cruz can now add basketball scrimmage champion to his resume. More>>

Will Republicans find their courage to stand up to Trump?

Over the past 48 hours, a who's who of Republican congressional leaders -- and governors -- have come forward to protest the Trump administration's policy of family separation at the border. More>>

This father from El Salvador caught at border is thankful to be reunited with son

It was an agonizing 36 or so hours for Ever Alexander Morejon Gonzalez and his 7-year-old boy. More>>

Senators McCain and Coons call on Pompeo to withdraw immigration nominee

A bipartisan pair of senators penned a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to withdraw the Trump administration's nominee to a high-profile role over concerns that he has "spread misinformation" about... More>>

Acting ICE director on whether 'zero tolerance' policy is humane: 'It's the law'

Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan wouldn't say President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy for illegal border crossings, which has led to children being separated from their parents, is... More>>

Trump loses top operations official

Joe Hagin, the White House official who orchestrated logistics for the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will depart the administration next month, according to officials. More>>

New York to sue Trump administration for family separations

New York intends to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over family separations at the border, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. More>>

Trump's personal attorney is 'willing to give info' about the President

Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has signaled to friends that he is "willing to give" investigators information on the President if that's what they are looking for, and is planning on hiring a new lawyer to... More>>

Key Trump Senate ally asks for halt to family separations

Top Senate Republican Orrin Hatch broke with President Donald Trump on Tuesday over separating families at the southern border, telling reporters he's "not real happy with the way things are going right now." More>>

House GOP presses DOJ watchdog on bias in Clinton investigation

House Republicans went on the attack Tuesday over the Justice Department watchdog report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation, charging that the bias exhibited by key FBI officials did affect the... More>>

Democratic senator calls for DHS secretary resignation amid family separations at the border

Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono on Tuesday called for the resignation of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, accusing her of lying for President Donald Trump over US immigration policies. More>>

Trump officials roll out new rule for small business health insurance plans

The Trump administration took the final step Tuesday in its plan aimed at making health insurance policies cheaper for some small businesses. More>>

FBI agent Strzok escorted from FBI building Friday

FBI agent Peter Strzok was escorted from the FBI building Friday as part of the ongoing internal proceedings at the bureau on his conduct, according to a source familiar with the matter. More>>

US expecting North Korea to return troop remains in coming days

The Trump administration is expecting North Korea to return up to 200 sets of remains believed to be US servicemembers who died during the Korean War, according to four administration officials. More>>

Fact-checking Trump on immigration, family separations

President Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered a stream-of-consciousness-style speech on immigration as furor over his administration's separation of families at the border reaches a fever pitch. More>>

Giuliani says he was interviewed earlier this year about leaks regarding Clinton investigation

Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday he was interviewed by the Department of Justice inspector general earlier this year about comments he made during the election that there was more information to come on Hillary Clinton. More>>

Warren wants to put a hold on nominee to lead CFPB

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced she's putting a hold on the nomination for Kathy Kraninger to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until she turns over documents related to her role in the... More>>

Turkey to get F-35 jets Thursday despite opposition from Congress

Despite opposition from the US Congress, Turkey is set to receive its first F-35 Joint Strike Fighters on Thursday during a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas, the Pentagon said Tuesday. More>>

State Dept. Q&A unleashes condemnation, mockery of administration's immigration policy

A Facebook Live question and answer session hosted by the State Department on Tuesday promised "Family Travel Hacks," but soon became a platform for critics to blast the Trump administration over the separation of children... More>>

More than 600 members of Jeff Sessions' church just charged him with violating church rules

More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church have issued a formal church complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a fellow church member, charging that his "zero tolerance" policy on immigration violates... More>>

Trump campaign manager says it's 'time to fire' Jeff Sessions

President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign manager said Tuesday that it was "time to fire" Attorney General Jeff Sessions and end special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. More>>

Kasich: 'We have lost our sense of humanity'

Ohio Gov. John Kasich pushed back against family separations by the Trump administration Tuesday, lamenting that people were denying the humanity of undocumented immigrants. More>>

Trump trade adviser says tariffs are 'necessary to defend this country'

The White House is defending President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on at least $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, arguing the trade penalties are "necessary to defend this country." More>>

The family separation crisis could cost Republicans the House

The most telling statement of the ongoing border crisis involving the separation of families came Monday night from Ohio Republican Rep. Steve Stivers. More>>

Senate staffer charged with lying to FBI requests Trump gag order

James Wolfe, former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee charged with lying to FBI agents, filed a motion on Tuesday to prevent anyone involved with his case -- up to and including President Donald Trump... More>>

Trump ramps up rhetoric: Dems want 'illegal immigrants' to 'infest our country'

President Donald Trump amplified his heated immigration rhetoric on Tuesday, accusing Democrats of wanting migrants to "infest our country" and turning a speech on the economy into an angry tirade defending his harsh stance. More>>

Majority oppose policy that causes family separation, but Republicans approve

Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of the Trump administration's practice of taking undocumented immigrant children from their families and putting them in government facilities on US borders, according to a CNN poll... More>>

Vulnerable Republican briefly supported conservative immigration bill, cutting against his moderate image

Rep. Mike Coffman, a vulnerable Republican in Colorado's Sixth Congressional District, briefly supported the conservative immigration proposal authored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, going against the moderate immigration profile... More>>

Exactly how much trouble is the Trump Foundation in?

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The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday called for laws to be changed in order to not separate migrant children from their families at the border. More>>

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US expected to disengage from UN's Human Rights Council

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Sessions: Migrant children facilities not like Nazi Germany because 'they were keeping the Jews from leaving'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed comparisons of the detention facilities for migrant children to Nazi concentration camps by arguing that Nazis "were keeping the Jews from leaving the country." More>>

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Joshua Schulte, a former CIA employee, has been charged with leaking classified information, the Justice Department announced on Monday. More>>

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Trump admin asks Supreme Court to lift ban on sanctuary city policy

The Trump administration Monday asked the Supreme Court to put on hold a nationwide injunction that blocks it from limiting federal grants to so-called sanctuary cities. More>>

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Sen. Jeff Merkley: DHS chief Nielsen should 'absolutely, 100%' resign

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Democratic lawmakers call on Trump to visit detention centers

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