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Acting CBP chief says agency ‘piloting’ new asylum rule

Acting CBP chief says agency ‘piloting’ new asylum rule

Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan on Thursday said a new asylum rule introduced earlier this week is in the “piloting” phase even as officials expect it to be blocked in court. “Although the new federal regulation allows us to apply that all 2,000 miles along the southwest border, we’re not going to…MORE

House Judiciary asks Hope Hicks to clarify testimony about Stormy Daniels

House Judiciary asks Hope Hicks to clarify testimony about Stormy Daniels

The House Judiciary Committee is examining the truthfulness of former White House communications director and Trump confidante Hope Hicks’ statements in the aftermath of new documents released on Thursday, asking her to clarify her testimony to the committee last month. The FBI documents released earlier Thursday revealing that one day after the tape came out,…MORE

Trump made 20 false claims at his North Carolina rally

Trump made 20 false claims at his North Carolina rally

President Donald Trump gave the second-longest speech of his presidency at his rally in Greenville, North Carolina, on Wednesday night, clocking in at just over 90 minutes. He made 20 false claims, plus one, on the performance of 401(k)s, that we’ll call misleading. Here is a list. Crowds “We haven’t had an empty seat in…MORE

Two-thirds of Americans support statehood for Puerto Rico, Gallup finds

Two-thirds of Americans support statehood for Puerto Rico, Gallup finds

Two in three Americans support statehood for the US territory of Puerto Rico, a Gallup Poll released Thursday found, a figure that’s largely consistent with where public support for reclassifying the island has been for decades. The poll found 66% of Americans support statehood for the island with notably high backing from Democrats (83%) and…MORE

It’s not just Trump: NRCC labels Democrats ‘socialist’ and ‘deranged’

It’s not just Trump: NRCC labels Democrats ‘socialist’ and ‘deranged’

The man House Republicans picked to lead them back to the majority made clear Thursday that the party wants to make the 2020 elections a “choice between socialism and freedom.” GOP Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota urged reporters at a breakfast roundtable event to ask where vulnerable members stand on “socialized medicine.” He dropped the…MORE

EPA refuses to ban pesticide tied to children’s health problems

EPA refuses to ban pesticide tied to children’s health problems

The Environmental Protection Agency has decided against a ban of the widely-used pesticide chlorpyrifos, which critics say is associated with neurological problems in children. The agency concluded there is not sufficient evidence of the chemical’s dangers to justify the ban requested by environmental groups and a group of states. Those groups cast the decision as…MORE

6 debate matchups I really want to see

6 debate matchups I really want to see

At 8 p.m. ET tonight, the draw begins! What draw, you ask? The one that determines what night each of the 20 candidates who have qualified for CNN’s debates later this month will appear and with whom they will share the stage, of course! (Everything you need to know about the draw — including all…MORE

Judge considering throwing out criminal case against Michael Flynn’s lobbying partner

Judge considering throwing out criminal case against Michael Flynn’s lobbying partner

Federal Judge Anthony Trenga is considering throwing out the conspiracy and foreign lobbying charge that Michael Flynn’s ex-lobbying partner faces because the evidence prosecutors have presented at trial this week has been “very, very circumstantial.” “Much of it’s very speculative,” Trenga, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia, said Thursday. Trenga is not…MORE

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