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North Carolina governor vetoes bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE

North Carolina governor vetoes bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE

North Carolina’s Democratic governor vetoed a controversial bill on Wednesday that would have required sheriffs in the state to closely cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. Among other things, HB 370, passed by the state House of Representatives on Tuesday and by the state Senate in June, would have required authorities to determine whether prisoners are…MORE

Lawmakers urge no new tariffs for European olive oil

Lawmakers urge no new tariffs for European olive oil

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Trump administration to spare olive oil from being targeted by potential tariffs on European goods. In a letter on Wednesday, 19 House members, led by New Jersey Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell and Texas Republican Rep. Jodey Arrington, pleaded with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to reconsider imposing…MORE

Donald Trump made 84 false claims last week

Donald Trump made 84 false claims last week

President Donald Trump spent most of last week at his Bedminster golf club, where he sometimes retreats from the public eye. When he left Washington for New Jersey, we thought there was a chance it would be a quiet week in presidential dishonesty. Naturally, he made 84 false claims. That was his highest total in…MORE

Yes, Donald Trump really believes he is ‘the chosen one’

Yes, Donald Trump really believes he is ‘the chosen one’

In the midst of answering a question about the ongoing trade war with China on Wednesday, President Donald Trump turned from reporters, looked to heavens and proclaimed, “I am the chosen one.” He was, ostensibly, joking. The point he was trying to make is that past presidents should have dealt with the inequities in the…MORE

Endangered species threatened by new rule, lawsuit charges

Endangered species threatened by new rule, lawsuit charges

A coalition of environmental groups are taking the Trump administration to court over changes they say will weaken the Endangered Species Act. The administration’s rule — which updates regulations around the law credited with saving the bald eagle and grizzly bear from extinction — “undermines the fundamental purpose” of the law, the groups allege in…MORE

Ad spending surges as Democratic presidential candidates race to make debate cut

Ad spending surges as Democratic presidential candidates race to make debate cut

With the deadline fast approaching to qualify for the September debate stage, a handful of Democratic presidential candidates is on a spending spree to find donors and supporters who can help them meet the debate requirements. The stakes are high for lower-tier candidates, hoping to improve their political fortunes with a breakout moment in a…MORE

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