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If you think this week was bad, just wait…

If you think this week was bad, just wait…

This week started with the furor caused by President Donald Trump’s racist tweets urging four Democratic congresswoman of color to go back to where they’re from. (In the case of three of the four that would mean going back to, uh, America.) With the middle of the week came chants of “Send her back!” — aimed…MORE

Judge halts Democrats’ subpoenas of Trump Org docs in emoluments case

Judge halts Democrats’ subpoenas of Trump Org docs in emoluments case

A federal judge Friday paused congressional Democrats’ subpoenas of Trump Organization financial records, 10 days before the records were due in a lawsuit over whether President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution. The delay is a win for Trump, even if temporary. He’s attempting — and so far has succeeded — to hold off multiple…MORE

Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Ocasio-Cortez of calling Americans ‘garbage’

Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Ocasio-Cortez of calling Americans ‘garbage’

During an exchange with reporters as he left the White House on Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump made false accusations against both Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ilhan Omar, two of the four Democratic members of Congress against whom he launched a racist “go back” attack earlier in the week. “The first lady thinks that…MORE

Trump admin is revising the citizenship test for the first time in 10 years

Trump admin is revising the citizenship test for the first time in 10 years

The Trump administration is making revisions to the naturalization test for the first time in a decade, US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Friday. The agency is focusing on changes to the civics portion of the test, though there could also be updates to the English section, according to a USCIS official. The announcement comes…MORE

Louisiana asks Supreme Court to allow state abortion law to go into effect

Louisiana asks Supreme Court to allow state abortion law to go into effect

Louisiana asked the Supreme Court Friday to allow a law to go into effect that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital — a measure opponents have argued could decimate “safe and legal” abortions in the state. A federal appeals court upheld the law last fall but in February, Chief Justice…MORE

US spy chief names first election security coordinator

US spy chief names first election security coordinator

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has created a new role to coordinate the US intelligence community’s efforts to counter threats to election security amid rampant criticism that the various agencies’ efforts are not coordinated well enough. Shelby Pierson will be the first Election Threats Executive and serve as Coats’s principal adviser on the issue…MORE

Oversight Chairman Cummings asks if DOJ guidelines kept Trump from being prosecuted

Oversight Chairman Cummings asks if DOJ guidelines kept Trump from being prosecuted

The House Oversight Committee is asking federal prosecutors in New York whether the Justice Department’s policy against indicting a sitting President played any role in the decision not to indict President Donald Trump for his role in directing Michael Cohen to arrange hush-money payments to women alleging affairs during the 2016 campaign. House Oversight Chairman…MORE