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Trump seeks Supreme Court approval to speed deportations

In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments March 2, 2020, to decide whether Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam can be deported without getting to make his asylum case to a federal judge.

Associated Press

March 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man slipped into the U.S from Tijuana, Mexico, and made it just 25 yards from the border before he was arrested. A seven-month journey from Sri Lanka was over for Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam. Now he would be able to tell an American official why he had fled the place he had ...

Trump under fire for sanctuary cities crackdown

In this July 8, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer looks on during an operation in Escondido, Calif.

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer

February 23, 2020

Experts are questioning the motives and potential effects of the Trump administration's recent move to send elite tactical agents to sanctuary cities across the United States.  The tactical agents’ potential arrivals in sanctuary cities comes shortly before the 2020 census measurement. These tact...

Picketing, pigeons, politics: Scenes from the Nevada caucus

In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, people dressed as showgirls walk near the Paris Las Vegas hotel casino, site of a Democratic presidential debate, in Las Vegas. If Nevada has one job in the Democratic primary, it's to offer something different. And in many ways it has delivered. As the presidential race turned to the state this week, gone was the earnestness of Iowa and tradition of New Hampshire and in its place was racial diversity, a new unpredictability and the muscle of urban, union politics.

Associated Press

February 22, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Candidates have hustled past tourists and slot machines to ask housekeepers and cooks for their votes in the back of flashy casinos. They've made their pitches over plates of tamales, tacos and soul food. They've walked a picket line in the street with union workers. And then, with...

Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to over 3 years in prison

Roger Stone, center, puts his hat on as he departs after his sentencing at federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. President Donald Trump loyalist and ally, Roger Stone was sentenced to over three years in federal prison, following an extraordinary move by Attorney General William Barr to back off his Justice Department's original sentencing recommendation. The sentence came amid President Donald Trump's unrelenting defense of his longtime confidant that led to a mini-revolt inside the Justice Department and allegations the president interfered in the case.

Associated Press

February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation in a case that has sparked fears about presidential interference in the justice system. Soon after Judge Amy Berman...

Trump commutes former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich’s sentence

In this March 14, 2012, file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks to the media outside his home in Chicago as his wife, Patti, wipes away tears a day before reporting to prison after his conviction on corruption charges. President Donald Trump is expected to commute the 14-year prison sentence of Blagojevich. The 63-year-old Democrat is expected to walk out of prison later Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

Associated Press

February 18, 2020

President Donald Trump on Tuesday commuted the 14-year prison sentence handed out to Rod Blagojevich for political corruption, saying the former Illinois governor was a victim of the same prosecutorial overreach that Trump claims targeted him and clearing the way for Blagojevich's release after more...

Trump ignores Barr’s request to stop tweeting about DOJ

In this July 11, 2019, file photo, Atty. Gen. William Barr, left, and President Donald Trump turn to leave after speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House.

Associated Press

February 16, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday ignored his attorney general’s public request to stop tweeting about the Justice Department, saying he had the legal right to ask the agency to intervene in a criminal case, but he’s so far “chosen not to.” Trump’s Friday morning tweet came just ...

Impeachment trial ends with acquittal for Trump

President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

February 13, 2020

After months of inquiry into President Donald Trump’s suspect activities in Ukraine, the trial came to a close last week as the Senate  voted to acquit Trump. The week began with House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team making their closing arguments. Lead manager for the House, Rep. ...

El apoyo de Trump al líder opositor de Venezuela alza preguntas sobre presuntos intereses egoístas del país norteamericano

El presidente Donald Trump se dirige a una reunión en la Oficina Oval con el líder opositor venezolano Juan Guaidó en la Casa Blanca.

Hillary Flores, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2020

El presidente Donald Trump anunció su pleno apoyo al líder opositor de Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, durante su discurso del tercer estado de la Unión el 4 de febrero – rechazando la postura política del presidente Nicolás Maduro como presidente de Venezuela. Ahora, con el apoyo de los Estados Unidos, l...

Trump’s support for Venezuela’s opposition leader raises questions of ‘selfish-political interest’

El presidente Donald Trump se dirige a una reunión en la Oficina Oval con el líder opositor venezolano Juan Guaidó en la Casa Blanca.

Hillary Flores, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2020

President Donald Trump announced his full support toward Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaido, at his State of the Union Speech on Feb. 4, rejecting President Nicholas Maduro’s political stance as president of Venezuela. Now, with the support from the U.S., Venezuelans have expressed that Trump...

Trump delivers his third State of the Union address

President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper that reads “Trump acquitted” during during an event celebrating his impeachment acquittal, in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington.

Jonathan DeCarlo, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2020

The polarization created by President Donald Trump was more apparent than ever as he delivered the annual State of the Union address. Instead of showing how far the country had come in the year between his last address and this one, it only served to show just how divided the nation is. Before the speec...

OPINION: Giving Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom a devastating statement of Trump’s America

OPINION: Giving Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom a devastating statement of Trump's America

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2020

To be perfectly honest, I’ve become somewhat jaded about President Trump. I just can’t seem to access the outrage. I’ve never been much of an activist for any issue or political persuasion, but it’s not like I’m apathetic about American politics. In fact, I’m one of those rare people who ca...

Not Guilty: Split Senate acquits Trump of impeachment

In this image from video, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, back row second from left, stands and cast a 'guilty' vote on the first article of impeachment, abuse of power, during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for the White House. A majority of ...

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