Month: June 2018

Man counts on hard work, tenacity as he returns from Angola

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Almost 60 years old, Gerald Manning still relies on the lessons he learned while playing high school sports, his last experience in free society before spending 41 years behind prison walls. He’s counting on the hard work and pe…

Maxine Waters brushes off alleged threats, vows to ‘Impeach 45’

During a speech Saturday at an immigration rally in California, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters reacted defiantly to alleged threats reportedly directed at her following her previous remarks about the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

EPA ethics official pushing for investigations of Pruitt

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency’s chief ethics official says he is pushing for a series of independent investigations into Scott Pruitt’s actions as administrator of the federal agency. In a letter to the U.S. Office of Government…

Democrats in New Hampshire gubernatorial race target Sununu

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) – The two Democratic candidates for New Hampshire governor fired away at two Republicans during their first forum on Saturday – Gov. Chris Sununu and President Donald Trump. Molly Kelly, a former five-term state senator from Harrisv…

DHS chooses Vitiello to lead Immigration and Customs agency

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Department of Homeland Security says Ronald D. Vitiello will serve as deputy director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and also take on the role of ICE’s acting director. Vitiello currently serves as acting deputy c…

Thousands march to protest Trump immigration policy

ATLANTA (AP) – Thousands have marched peacefully in downtown Atlanta as part of a nationwide protest of a U.S. immigration policy that has separated children from their parents. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports a crowd estimated by police at 4,…

Trump era ramps up tech worker revolt

Technology companies are facing a new crisis as their employees press executives to rethink their work with the Trump administration and in many cases drop lucrative federal contracts.

Trump calls US immigration laws ‘the dumbest anywhere in the world’

President Trump took to social media on Saturday to slam U.S. immigration laws, calling them “the dumbest anywhere in the world,” and he highlighted his party’s platform for “Strong Borders,” as thousands of protesters nationwide rallied for the reunion of parents and children who had been separated at the nation’s southern border.