Month: July 2018

Zero tolerance sowed confusion from start

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government’s top health official could barely conceal his discomfort. As Health and Human Services secretary, Alex Azar was responsible for caring for migrant children taken from their parents at the border. Now a Democratic senat…

New Iowa laws include safe haven expansion, ‘move over’ rule

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed more than 170 bills during and after the legislative session. Most of those laws took effect Sunday, the start of Iowa’s new budget year. Among the changes is an extension to Iowa’s safe haven law, which…

Montana Locker Room Privacy Act, bid to bar transgender bathroom choice, fails to qualify for ballot

BILLINGS, Mont. — An attempt to let Montana voters decide whether to prohibit transgender people from using the restrooms and locker rooms of their choice has come up short. Supporters of the “Montana Locker Room Privacy Act” got fewer than 10,00…

Trump speaks to SCOTUS pick, Dems’ push to end ICE in exclusive Fox News interview

President Trump expects his next Supreme Court pick “to govery quickly” and is unlikely to ask his nominee’s position on the landmark Roe vs. Wade abortion rights case, he said in a wide-ranging interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Obama still backing Pelosi while other Democrats move on

The list of Democrats expressing frustration with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been growing longer in recent weeks, but don’t expect to see former President Barack Obama’s name on it.