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Justice Department says Trump's AG appointment is legal

6 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

The Justice Department on Wednesday released a memo that called President Trump's appointment of loyalist Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general legal - rejecting charges that the move violated the Constitution. Since Trump named him to replace Jeff Sessions last week, legal experts - including George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway -...
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Whitaker Can Legally Serve As Acting Attorney General Even Without Senate Confirmation, Internal Legal Opinion Released by DOJ Claims

Whitaker Can Legally Serve As Acting Attorney General Even Without Senate Confirmation, Internal Legal Opinion Released by DOJ Claims

6 monthes ago   |   By Newsweek

OLC did not make mention of whether Whitaker should recuse himself from oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
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DOJ Memo: Acting Attorney General Whitaker's Appointment Is Legal

DOJ Memo: Acting Attorney General Whitaker's Appointment Is Legal

6 monthes ago   |   By NPR

The acting attorney general, installed after President Trump forced out his predecessor, may go ahead because he served at a sufficiently high level within DOJ for more than a year, a legal memo says. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Trayvon Martin's Mom Makes a Big Announcement

Trayvon Martin's Mom Makes a Big Announcement

Trayvon Martin's mother is running for political office, the Miami Herald reports. Sybrina Fulton-whose son was infamously shot dead by a neighborhood crime watch captain in... Read more ...

Trump Looks at War Crimes Pardons

Trump Looks at War Crimes Pardons

White House officials have begun the process for issuing presidential pardons for several members of the military accused or convicted of war crimes. Among them is Edward... Read more ...

Republican Rep. Justin Amash Calls For Trump's Impeachment

Republican Rep. Justin Amash Calls For Trump's Impeachment

Amash is the first GOP member of Congress to say the legislative body should take that action. Read more ...

Bernie Sanders Unveils Anti-Charter School Education Plan

Bernie Sanders Unveils Anti-Charter School Education Plan

The release of the 2020 presidential hopeful's proposal coincides with the anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Read more ...

Austria's Vice Chancellor Quits After Video Surfaces Of Meeting With Russian...

Austria's Vice Chancellor Quits After Video Surfaces Of Meeting With Russian Investor

The video appeared to show Heinz-Christian Strache offering business deals for political support. Strache, of Austria's far-right Freedom Party, called the taping a "targeted... Read more ...

Administration Turns Back Subpoena for Trump's Tax Returns

Administration Turns Back Subpoena for Trump's Tax Returns

Again saying there's no "legitimate legislative" reason for seeking President Trump's tax returns, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rejected a House committee's subpoena for... Read more ...

Kirsten Gillibrand Vows Trump Will Lose His 'War On America's Women'

Kirsten Gillibrand Vows Trump Will Lose His 'War On America's Women'

“This is nothing short of an all-out assault on women's reproductive freedom," the senator said of abortion restrictions. Read more ...

DHS Chief Denies Trump Claim That Migrants Are Being Sent To 'Sanctuary Cities'

DHS Chief Denies Trump Claim That Migrants Are Being Sent To 'Sanctuary Cities'

"Our transportation is based on operational necessity," said Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Read more ...

Trump team convinced court overhaul will drive 2020 win

Trump team convinced court overhaul will drive 2020 win

The White House is rushing to appoint as many judges as possible before 2020 to give President Donald Trump yet another talking point he can rally on as he stumps for... Read more ...

Look Who's Back for 2020

Look Who's Back for 2020

Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive... Read more ...