Judge halts deportation, threatens Sessions with contempt

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge has halted a deportation in progress and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt if the mother and daughter aren't returned to the U.S.

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington learned Thursday that the two were on a plane headed ...

Battle of the billionaires drives Nevada contest

LAS VEGAS - Attendees at a jobs fair hosted by the Latin Chamber of Commerce strolled through a local mall on a recent Saturday, taking information and back-to-school giveaways from employers looking for new workers...

Trump blasts ‘bad leadership’ in Chicago for weekend of heavy gun violence

President Trump slammed "bad leadership" in Chicago for failing to prevent gun violence after dozens were killed or wounded in a single weekend, saying such carnage shouldn't happen on American streets "in a million years."

"In terms of our nation, nobody would believe it could be happening," Mr. Trump said ...

Ex-El Salvador president Saca pleads guilty to embezzlement

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) - Former Salvador President Tony Saca has pleaded guilty to embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars in government funds.

Saca acknowledged to a three-judge panel Thursday that he was the brains of a network that prosecutors say diverted $301 million in public funds.

Saca's lawyer ...

Member of Congress, member of corporate board? It’s allowed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock in industries they're responsible for overseeing.

Collins, a New York Republican, has denied any wrongdoing ...

Jeff Colyer sets up ‘voting integrity’ hotline with Kris Kobach lead at 91 votes

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer's campaign has set up a "voting integrity" telephone hotline as his close Republican primary race with Secretary of State Kris Kobach remains unsettled.

Colyer's campaign announced the hotline Thursday. Spokesman Kendall Marr said it had received "countless" reports of voters experiencing issues at the polls.

Kobach ...

The Latest: Chicago mayor raps Rauner rejection of gun curbs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's comments on the "failure" of Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stem gun violence (all times local):

3:25 p.m.

A spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel dismisses Gov. Bruce Rauner's complaint about gun violence in Chicago.

The Republican governor ...

Rhode Island cities sue DOJ over immigration-related policy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Two Rhode Island cities are suing the U.S. Department of Justice over conditions placed on public safety grants that they say would force their police officers to act as federal immigration agents.

Providence and Central Falls filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court Thursday.

The federal ...

Texas opens investigation of reported immigrant child death

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas child welfare officials say they've opened an abuse and neglect investigation into reports that a child died shortly after leaving a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility.

The announcement Thursday came hours after Texas officials appeared frustrated during a public hearing, saying immigration attorneys who ...

Rauner blames Chicago mayor for ‘failure’ on violence

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner blamed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday for the city's gun violence, saying the mayor has "failed horribly" on public safety after gunfire last weekend injured more than 70 people and killed at least 11 .

The Republican governor said Chicago police ...

Republican lawmaker says Democratic rep deserves hearing

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Republican lawmaker says a Democratic representative facing calls from his own party to resign following a magazine report deserves a hearing.

Rep. Paula Sutton says Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon must convene the House Ethics Committee to investigate allegations made by an anonymous source in ...

Bread and Circus Politics

Ned Ryun, American Greatness
The masquerade is finally over: Democrats are finally coming out as the socialists they've always pretended not to be. Apparently they find it freeing—I find it refreshing. Americans might finally get a clear choice moving forward between undisguised