Month: August 2018

Migrant spouse of pregnant woman detained on way to hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A California woman says she had to drive herself to the hospital and give birth without her husband after he was detained by immigration agents. Maria del Carmen Venegas says she and her husband, Joel Arrona Lara, were driving to the…

Boogeywomen — GOP vilifies big-name female Dems

Republicans have made attacks on high-profile Democratic women a key part of their strategy for holding onto congressional majorities.The GOP aims to cast rank-and-file Democrats as puppets of Minority Leader Nancy…

Georgia state GOP lawmaker: If Trump said N-word, that’s ‘separate from how he is running the country’

Georgia Republican state Senator Michael Williams said Saturday that while he would disapprove of President Trump saying the N-word on a personal level, the president should not be “berated” if he said it before taking of…

Top 2020 Democrats under fire for ‘collective bashing of America’ after Cuomo gaffe

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has been floated as a possible 2020 Democratic presidential pick, was forced to backtrack this week after saying America “was never that great” — the latest example of top Democrats criticizing what they see as the country’s injustices.

Trump slams Brennan as ‘easily the worst’ CIA director in history

President Trump blasted former CIA Director John Brennan Saturday as “easily the worst” spy chief in U.S. history, and said he’s become a “political hack” since leaving government service. Days after revoking Mr. Brennan’s security clearance, Mr. Trump…

Schools grapple with obligations to migrants in shelters

When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the U.S.-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached out and agreed to send 19 bilingual teachers, mobile cla…

Donald Trump says he won’t allow social media companies to discriminate against conservatives

President Trump said Saturday his administration will fight efforts by social-media companies to silence conservatives, saying he won’t allow censorship. “Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices,” Mr. Trump tweeted…

Judge halts full DACA restart

The federal judge who had ordered the government to restart the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty in full backed off his decision Friday and said the government does not, after all, have to begin accepting brand new applications. Judge John D. Bates a…