Virginia juvenile detention center ending federal contract

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center is ending its contract with the federal government amid local objections to holding non-criminal children in jail-like settings.

Filling beds with children in the federal refugee resettlement program has saved the city millions, and dropping the contract may require layoffs, ...

Kirstjen Nielsen, Homeland Security secretary, drafts plan to end family separation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Trump that would direct DHS to keep families apprehended at the border together during detention.

That's according to two people familiar with her thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the effort before ...

Steve Schmidt, top GOP strategist, renounces ‘indecent and immoral’ party

A longtime Republican Party strategist announced Wednesday that he was leaving the "indecent and immoral" party to become a Democratic voter.

Steve Schmidt, a top strategist at the National Republican Congressional Committee for former President George W. Bush, Sen. John McCain and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, issued a series ...

2nd New Hampshire immigration checkpoint leads to 5 arrests

WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) - A three-day immigration checkpoint in northern New Hampshire has resulted in the arrest of 5 people living in the U.S. illegally.

The operation ran from Friday through Sunday in Woodstock along Interstate 93. People arrested were from Brazil, China, Ecuador, El Salvador and Mexico. The U.S. ...

Russian internet trolls stoking family separation: Senator

Russian bots and internet trolls are stoking the U.S. debate over family separation, a Republican senator said Wednesday, dropping a bombshell into the middle of the immigration debate.

"Trolls and bots are still active on Twitter trying to deceive us. They're even using the current family separation & immigration debate ...

Appeals court affirms UW-Oshkosh professor records release

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A state appeals court says the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh must release records related to misconduct investigation involving a business professor.

Alexander Nemec, a reporter with the student newspaper Advance-Titan, filed an open records request in March 2017 for a complaint against Willis Hagen and documents from ...

Trump rescinds Obama policy protecting oceans

President Trump is repealing a controversial executive order drafted by former President Obama that was meant to protect the Great Lakes and the oceans bordering the United States.In his own executive order signed...

House to vote on immigration Thursday

If Democrats want to stop family separations at the border, they'll get their chance in the vote on the House GOP's new compromise immigration bill, now slated for Thursday night, Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Wednesday.

The compromise, released late Tuesday, grants legal status to illegal immigrant "Dreamers" and creates ...

Methodists, prosecutors scold Sessions over border policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 600 members of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' church have denounced him over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has led to children being separated from their parents at the border.

Members of the United Methodist Church from across the country signed a letter ...

NY, Mass. AGs sue over Trump’s Obamacare end-run for small business

Two blue states said Wednesday they will sue the Trump administration over its decision to get around Obamacare by letting small employers and self-employed people pool together and buy health plans that are cheaper and cover fewer benefits than what the 2010 law dictates.

New York Attorney General Barbara D. ...

Donald Trump continues to accuse Democrats of political games over immigration

President Donald Trump continued to level blame on Democrats Wednesday morning for the immigration crisis as criticism grows over the separation policy.

The president has repeatedly accused the Democrats of holding back negotiations on immigration reform.

Pete Stauber campaigns on Donald Trump’s visit in Minnesota

Republican Pete Stauber is campaigning off President Trump's visit to Minnesota's 8th Congressional District on Wednesday, and the campaign said the president remains as popular as ever.

"The president won the 8th District by almost 16 points and is as popular — if not more popular — now than on ...

Musician loses work after anti-immigrant post on Facebook

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama musician who said on social media that he'd like to shoot immigrants attempting to enter the United States says he's losing work because of the post.

Birmingham guitarist Phillip McCain said on Facebook that he doesn't have any sympathy for immigrants trying to enter ...

Over 100 arrested in second large-scale immigration raid

SALEM, Ohio (AP) - U.S. immigration agents have arrested more than 100 workers at an Ohio meat packing plant, the second large-scale raid in the state within the past two weeks.

Immigration officials say the arrests on Tuesday came after a year-long investigation into whether the company knowingly hired people ...

WTF Happened to Hollywood?

James Rosen, Washington Examiner
With his performance at the Tony Awards Sunday night, Robert De Niro, America’s most prominent Method actor, took that final step downward and became Jake LaMotta.

Colbert to Sanders: ‘You’re allowed to leave’

CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert unloaded on White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday over reports that Sanders attempted to avoid Monday's White House press briefing over questions about immigrati...