Delaware bill to help immigrant students with legal status

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate has passed a bill that encourages Delaware colleges and universities to assist foreign-born student entrepreneurs in maintaining proper legal status within the United States.

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed the measure, which is aimed at students engaged in developing new businesses and ...

Immigrant groups protesting separation of migrant families

BOSTON (AP) - Immigrant activists are calling for a rally in front of the Massachusetts State House to protest President Donald Trump's administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition and other groups say they'll gather at the State House steps Wednesday ...

Convicted Republican businessman’s company targets Democrats

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio telemarketing company whose Republican owner spent more than a year in prison following a campaign finance probe has organized employees and suppliers in a retaliatory effort to bring down two prominent Democrats, The Associated Press has learned.

An explosive memo posted online lays out ...

Opening statements in ex-New York Senate leader’s retrial

NEW YORK (AP) - Opening statements are set to begin in the retrial of ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos (SKEH'-lohs) and his son on corruption charges.

Skelos and his son, Adam, were convicted in 2015 of extortion, conspiracy and bribery. Dean Skelos, a 70-year-old Republican, was sentenced to five ...

Rachel Maddow of MSNBC cries over ‘tender age’ shelters report

An Associated Press story about "tender age" shelters caused Rachel Maddow to break down in tears on camera Tuesday night.

The MSNBC host was reading at the end of her show from the AP story about the youngest children being separated from their illegal-immigrant parents, "Officials have been sending babies ...

Senator denied entry to see Florida child migrant facility

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a "cover-up" after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for migrant children in South Florida where he had hoped to survey living conditions.

Nelson and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, both Florida Democrats, went ...

Trump’s Small Hostages

Frank Bruni, New York Times
Why don’t we call the terrified children whose incarceration is riveting the country what they are at this point? Not migrants. Not detainees. Not pawns, although that comes closest to the mark. They’re hostages.

Republicans Seek Border Policy Fix as Trump Holds Firm

Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP
President Trump's defiance in the face of widespread criticism of his border policy has left members of his own party scrambling to find legislative fixes and increasingly fearful of midterm election backlash. Amid mounting pressure from constituents and activists, and against the backdrop of distressing footage of migrant children separated from their parents, lawmakers are anxious for some type of speedy solution. But consensus on strategy and policy prescriptions has been hard to come by, with some members concerned about Trump's propensity to throw a wrench into the works and others...

Media Hysteria Plays Right Into Trump’s Hands

Jon Gabriel, Ricochet
Did you see that horrible story about the abused dog? My better half poses that question (or one like it) at least once a week. My response is always, no, I didn't and please don't tell me about it! Then she tells me about it. My job requires following the news, but if pets, kids, &

Donald Trump’s China tariffs threaten North Korea denuclearization push

China expressed its strongest support so far Tuesday for the denuclearization deal between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, although concerns are mounting that Mr. Trump's aggressive tariffs on Chinese goods could lead Beijing to be less cooperative in the U.S.-led push to get Pyongyang to give up ...

Inside the Beltway: Here come the immigration protests from progressive groups

That was quick. A hefty coalition of progressive groups already has organized a "massive mobilization against the Trump administration's family separation policy" which involves 100 protests around the nation, plus a jumbo rally to be staged outside the White House later this month.

The 42 host organizations include, the ...

Michael Grimm in GOP New York congressional battle over Trump loyalty

Former Rep. Michael Grimm is out for political redemption in the boroughs of New York City, where he is running to unseat Rep. Dan Donovan and put behind him a checkered past that includes a prison sentence for tax fraud, as well as a memorable moment on Capitol Hill when ...

Democrats no help to Donald Trump, Republicans on family separation issue

Republicans thought they'd found a solution Tuesday to the separation of illegal immigrant families on the border, announcing plans to let the families stay together in Homeland Security detention facilities while they await deportation.

But Democrats quickly shot down any thought of signing on, saying they're in no rush to ...

Rudy Giluiani says FBI questioned him in leak investigation

Rudy Giuliani disclosed Tuesday that FBI agents questioned him over his October 2016 comment that "surprises" would help President Trump when the election.

The revelation, appearing in an interview with The Huffington Post, appears to confirm that the Justice Department is investigating leaks from the FBI's New York office about ...