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Democrats sue to unseat acting attorney general

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/19/18, 12:31 pm

WASHINGTON—Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday attempting to block Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting U.S. attorney general. Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island argue that Whitaker’s interim appointment violates the Constitution because the Senate did not confirm him to the post. This is not the first legal challenge to the appointment since President Donald Trump replaced Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Whitaker, who was Sessions’ chief of staff.

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White House adviser out after first lady’s rebuke

by Mickey McLean
Posted 11/15/18, 09:45 am

Deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel lost her job Wednesday, one day after the office of first lady Melania Trump issued a rare statement calling for her dismissal. Aides said Ricardel clashed with the first lady’s staff while planning her visit to Africa last month. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Ricardel will take on another role in the administration.

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Trump’s asylum order already challenged in court

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/09/18, 05:25 pm

UPDATE: The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco against President Donald Trump’s order limiting asylum claims to immigrants who come to the country legally. The lawsuit claims the new rules violate the law and put families in danger. As expected, the legal challenge asks the judge to stop the new rules from going into effect while the lawsuit is pending.

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