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White House: Feds Will Step Up Marijuana Law Enforcement

NEW MARIJUANA LAW

The White House said Thursday it expects law enforcement agents to enforce federal marijuana laws when they come into conflict with states where recreational use of the drug is permitted. “I do believe you will see greater enforcement of it,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said regarding federal drug laws, which still list marijuana as an illegal substance. That’s…

Trump Administration Rolls Back Protections For Transgender Students

TRUMP RESCINDS RULES ON BATHROOMS FOR TRANSGENDER STUDENTS

   The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity, taking a stand on a contentious issue that has become the central battle over LGBT rights. Officials with the federal Education and Justice departments notified the U.S. Supreme Court late Wednesday that the administration…

Trump Administration Issues New Immigration Enforcement Policies

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT'S GOAL IS NOT ‘MASS DEPORTATIONS'

The Trump administration on Tuesday sought to allay growing fears among immigrant communities over wide-ranging new directives to ramp up enforcement against illegal immigrants, insisting the measures are not intended to produce “mass deportations.” Federal officials cautioned that many of the changes detailed in a pair of memos from Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly will take time to implement…

Trump Chooses H.R. McMaster As National Security Adviser

FORMER COMMANDING GENERAL AT FORT BENNING TAKES A TOP SPOT WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP

President Trump appointed Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster as his new national security adviser on Monday, picking a widely respected military strategist known for challenging conventional thinking and helping to turn around the Iraq war in its darkest days. Mr. Trump made the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago resort, where he interviewed candidates over the holiday weekend to replace Michael T….

President Trump Says Sweden is ‘Having Problems’

On Sunday, President Trump tweets, he was talking about a Fox News report.

President Donald Trump will travel back to Washington later today, after spending the weekend at his Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. It was a working weekend for the President. He was interviewing potential national security advisors. He was also spending time with thousands of supporters during a campaign-style rally. At that rally in Melbourne, Florida on Saturday, President Trump…

Trending Topics with Mallory Hagan

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Immigrants across the United States are expected to stay home from school and work today to show how critical they are to the American economy and way of life. Organizers across the U.S. are telling immigrants to miss class, work and to try and not shop throughout the day. Actions are planned in major cities including Philadelphia, Washington, Boston, Houston,…

Nominee For Labor Secretary Drops Out

ANDREW PUZDER WITHDRAWS FROM CONSIDERATION AS LABOR SECRETARY

  The fast-food executive Andrew F. Puzder withdrew his nomination to be labor secretary on Wednesday as Republican senators turned sharply against him, the latest defeat for a White House besieged by infighting and struggling for traction even with a Republican-controlled Congress. The toppling of one of President Trump’s cabinet picks was a victory for Democrats, unions and liberal groups…

THE WHITE HOUSE FACES TOUGH QUESTIONS

TRUMP AIDES WERE IN CONSTANT TOUCH WITH SENIOR RUSSIAN OFFICIALS DURING CAMPAIGN

(CNN)High-level advisers close to then-presidential nominee Donald Trump were in constant communication during the campaign with Russians known to US intelligence, multiple current and former intelligence, law enforcement and administration officials tell CNN. President-elect Trump and then-President Barack Obama were both briefed on details of the extensive communications between suspected Russian operatives and people associated with the Trump campaign and…

Another Call to Impeach Alabama Governor Robert Bentley

Calls for the impeachment of Alabama governor Robert Bentley are once again ringing through the halls of the state house.

1/1IMPEACHMENT (OTS) Show Caption Hide Caption MONTGOMERY, AL (WLTZ) — Calls for the impeachment of Alabama governor Robert Bentley are once again ringing through the halls of the state house. According to representative Corey Harbison, the House Judiciary Committee will resume hearings next Wednesday. For now, Harbison said he would hold off on his impeachment resolution. He spoke of some…

Michael Flynn Resigns As National Security Adviser

TRUMP'S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER RESIGNS

Michael T. Flynn, the national security adviser, resigned on Monday night after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Mr. Flynn, who served in the job for less than a month, said he had given “incomplete information” regarding a…