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Supreme Court lets Pentagon limit transgender military service while lawsuits proceed

[ad_1] The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Pentagon to restrict military service for transgender individuals while the Trump administration’s policy is litigated in the lower courts.The ruling reversed the orders implemented by lower courts, which had prevented the Pentagon from proceeding with the plan.The decision came after the Justice Department requested that the Supreme Court bypass the lower courts and decide the issue—a request the high court rejected
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Supreme Court to weigh New York City curbs on transporting handguns

[ad_1] The setting sun is seen reflecting off 1 World Trade Center and other buildings in Manhattan in New York City, U.S., December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a challenge backed by the National Rifle Association gun rights group to New York City’s strict limits on handgun owners toward transporting their firearms outside of the home. The justices
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Trump rallies for border wall as McConnell moves new bill: ‘No Cave!’

[ad_1] President Trump on Tuesday urged Republicans not to “cave” on border security and the partial government shutdown as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., lines up a vote on legislation to fund a border wall and the government -- and challenge Democrats in the process.“Without a Wall our Country can never have Border or National Security. With a powerful Wall or Steel Barrier, Crime Rates (and Drugs) will go substantially
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Trump defends Covington students, calls media coverage ‘evil’

[ad_1] President Trump on Tuesday defended the Covington Catholic High School students caught up in a storm of misinformed social media rage over the weekend, calling the news coverage of their controversial encounter with a Native-American elder “evil.”“Nick Sandmann and the students of Covington have become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be. They have captivated the attention of the world, and I know they will use it
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Who’s running for president in 2020? Growing field of candidates join race for Democratic nod

[ad_1] The 2020 presidential race is starting to heat up, and the Democratic field could get crowded — fast.Elizabeth Warren, Julian Castro and a handful of other well-known Democrats have tossed their hats into the presidential ring, and more popular politicians are likely to follow suit in the coming weeks. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said he'd consider a comeback after aiming to inspire a progressive movement during his 2016 campaign.“If there’s somebody
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House Democrats turbocharge committee probes of Trump

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have quietly tweaked a rule on taking secret depositions that is likely to give a boost to their investigations of President Donald Trump, his personal finances and his administration. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on border security and the partial shutdown of the U.S. government from the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, U.S.,
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Ocasio-Cortez agrees that a world that allows for billionaires is immoral

[ad_1] U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., waves to the crowd after speaking at Women's Unity Rally organized by Women's March NYC at Foley Square in New York. (AP)Freshman democratic lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday appeared to agree with the idea that a world that allows for billionaires is not moral. The question was put to Ocasio-Cortez by The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates at a Martin Luther King forum in New York
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Trump defends Covington Catholic HS students, says media ‘smeared’ them

[ad_1] President Trump has taken to Twitter to publicly defend Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann and his classmates — saying they were “smeared” by the media — following their now-viral confrontation with Native American activists in Washington.“Looking like Nick Sandman [sic] & Covington Catholic students were treated unfairly with early judgements proving out to be false,” Trump tweeted. “Not good, but making big comeback!”The president went on to quote Fox News host Tucker
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Ocasio-Cortez calls climate change ‘our World War II,’ warns the world will end in 12 years

[ad_1] FILE: Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asking 2014 Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai a question at the Kennedy School's Institute of Politics at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y/, spoke out on Monday about the urgency to take on climate change, comparing it to World War II.Speaking at an event commemorating Martin Luther King Day, Ocasio-Cortez expressed how the issue of climate change is a “generational” issue
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Democratic lawmaker calls Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani a ‘crazy old uncle’

[ad_1] Democratic congressman Gerry Connolly referred to Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani as a “crazy old uncle.” (CNN)Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., on Monday said that President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani sounds like a “crazy old uncle” for retracting a statement he made concerning a supposed conversation Trump had during the 2016 presidential campaign with former lawyer Michael Cohen.Giuliani told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that conversations between Trump and Cohen about a potential