• Trump Administration Wants U.S. Investors to Hold Majority Stake in TikTok

    Trump Administration Wants U.S. Investors to Hold Majority Stake in TikTok

    Trump administration officials have expressed skepticism over a deal that would leave Chinese-based ByteDance with a majority stake in TikTok, saying in order to quell national security concerns over the app American investors should hold a majority share. In an executive order last month, President Trump gave ByteDance 45 days to sell its U.S. TikTok …
  • Judge Rules Chad Wolf Serving Unlawfully as DHS Secretary, Lacked Authority to Impose Asylum Restrictions

    Judge Rules Chad Wolf Serving Unlawfully as DHS Secretary, Lacked Authority to Impose Asylum Restrictions

    A federal judge in Maryland on Friday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing two new asylum restrictions and ruled that Chad Wolf’s role as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security is likely unlawful. “In sum, the Court concludes that Plaintiffs are likely to demonstrate (former acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin) McAleenan’s appointment was …
  • Trump Unveils List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

    Trump Unveils List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

    President Trump on Wednesday released his updated list of potential Supreme Court nominees and called on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to follow suit. “Should there be another vacancy on the Supreme Court during my presidency, my nominee will come from the names I have shared with the American public,” Trump said in announcing the list. …
  • Mattis Told Then-DNI Coats They May Be Forced to Take ‘Collective Action’ against ‘Unfit’ Trump, According to New Woodward Book

    Mattis Told Then-DNI Coats They May Be Forced to Take ‘Collective Action’ against ‘Unfit’ Trump, According to New Woodward Book

    Former defense secretary Jim Mattis told then-Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats they may have to take “collective action” against President Trump due to his unfitness for office, according to a new book by Bob Woodward. In excerpts of the book,”Rage,” published in the Washington Post Woodward, who is famed for his investigative reporting work …
  • ‘I Always Wanted to Play It Down’: Trump Admits to Understating COVID Threat to Avoid Creating ‘Panic’

    ‘I Always Wanted to Play It Down’: Trump Admits to Understating COVID Threat to Avoid Creating ‘Panic’

    President Trump admitted in March that he wanted to publicly downplay the danger posed by the coronavirus in order to avoid creating “panic,” even as he expressed privately that the disease posed a deadly threat, according to a new book on the Trump presidency by Bob Woodward. “I wanted to always play it down,” Trump told …
  • Trump is cutting off taxpayer that fund 'critical race theory' and 'white privilege' training of federal employees

    Trump is cutting off taxpayer that fund 'critical race theory' and 'white privilege' training of federal employees

    In an executive cease and desist order, the Trump administration is cutting off taxpayer dollars that fund “critical race theory” and “white privilege” training of federal employees. In an executive cease and desist order, the Trump administration is cutting off taxpayer dollars that fund “critical race theory” and “white privilege” training of federal employees that …
  • Trump Wasn’t Suggesting Voters ‘Do Anything Unlawful’ In Remarks About Voting Twice, White House Says

    Trump Wasn’t Suggesting Voters ‘Do Anything Unlawful’ In Remarks About Voting Twice, White House Says

    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said President Trump was not encouraging anyone to “do anything unlawful” when he suggested on Wednesday that voters should test election security by voting once by mail and again in person. “The president is not suggesting anyone do anything unlawful. What he said very clearly there is make sure …
  • CDC Asks States to Prepare to Distribute Potential COVID Vaccine by Nov. 1

    CDC Asks States to Prepare to Distribute Potential COVID Vaccine by Nov. 1

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked states to be ready to distribute a potential coronavirus vaccine by November 1, according to new reports. In a letter to state governors and health officials last week, CDC director Robert Redfield said that Texas- based McKesson Corporation would soon be requesting permits to build distribution …
  • TikTok CEO Resigns after Trump Administration Threatens to Ban the App

    TikTok CEO Resigns after Trump Administration Threatens to Ban the App

    TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer said he is resigning from his post after only three months with the short-form video app, as the company seeks to sell off its American operations before September 20 or face being banned in the U.S. As President Trump has cracked down on TikTok and other Chinese apps over security concerns, …
  • Federal Court Blocks Trump Admin. from Rolling Back Transgender Healthcare Protection

    Federal Court Blocks Trump Admin. from Rolling Back Transgender Healthcare Protection

    A federal judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a new rule that would have rolled back Obama-era sex discrimination protections for transgender people in health care. The rule, finalized in mid-June, was set to go into effect on Tuesday. The United States District Court in Brooklyn issued an injunction temporarily blocking the …