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Homeland Security secretary expected to leave

Nov. 13, 2018 2:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has soured on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and she is expected to leave her job, perhaps as soon as this week, according to two people with knowledge of the issue. Trump has blamed Nielsen for not doing more to address what he has called a crisis at...

Meet the House Democrats who will be running the show

Nov. 12, 2018 12:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party's most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of committee chairmanships. While some of the Democrats have gained fame in feuds with President Donald Trump, others are relatively...

Meet the House Democrats who will be running the show

Nov. 11, 2018 2:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party's most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of committee chairmanships. While some of the Democrats have gained fame in feuds with President Donald Trump, others are relatively...

Trial starts over 2020 census citizenship question

Nov. 5, 2018 7:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge launched a trial Monday in New York City over challenges to the federal government's decision to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census by urging lawyers to put as much as possible on the public record because of high interest in the issues. U.S. District Judge Jesse M....

Supreme Court allows census trial to go forward

Nov. 2, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing a trial over the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census to go forward over the Trump administration's objection. The justices' issued a brief order Friday rejecting the administration's request to postpone the trial, set to begin Monday in...

US limits tech exports to Chinese firm on security grounds

Oct. 31, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has imposed restrictions on technology exports to a state-supported Chinese semiconductor maker, citing national security grounds amid a mounting tariff battle. The controls imposed Monday on Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. reflect concern Chinese competition...

Trump administration wants delay in census lawsuit trial

Oct. 29, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants the Supreme Court to postpone a trial over the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The request submitted to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Monday says a federal judge in New York should not move forward with a Nov. 5 trial exploring...

Judge won't delay census citizenship question trial

Oct. 26, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York federal judge whose rulings were criticized by two U.S. Supreme Court justices tossed their words back at them Friday in refusing to postpone a trial over whether the government acted appropriately to put a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census. U.S. District Judge Jesse...

US seeks to stop NY trial over census citizenship question

Oct. 23, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Department of Justice sought late Tuesday to block a New York trial next month over challenges to putting a citizenship question on the 2020 census, contending that it's got the U.S. Supreme Court on its side. The Justice Department filed papers ahead of a hearing scheduled in New York...

Supreme Court: Ross can't be questioned in census suit

Oct. 22, 2018 10:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The unsigned order Monday overrides lower federal courts in New York that would have allowed the...