Trump Pushes Back Against Border Separation Furor

(AP) – President Donald Trump is highlighting the plight of Americans whose loved ones were killed by people who entered the country illegally. Trump on Friday hit back against the storm of criticism that has enveloped the White House over the forced separation of children from their migrant parents after illegal border crossings.  The president […]

Supreme Court Adopts New Rules For Cellphone Tracking

(AP) – The Supreme Court says police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects’ movements by collecting information about where they’ve used their cellphones.  The justices’ 5-4 decision Friday is a victory for privacy in the digital age. That’s a big change from the old days when authorities could go […]

Durbin: 66 Separated Migrant Kids In Chicago

(AP) – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says that 66 of the more than 2,300 migrant children separated from their families at the border in recent weeks under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy are in Chicago area shelters.  The Illinois Democrat said Friday two-thirds of those children are below the age of 13. Durbin’s comments […]

Audio Of Sobbing Children Plays On House Floor

(AP) – Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California has aired audio on the House floor of sobbing children in a detention center crying out for their parents.  He was quickly gaveled by the presiding officer, Rep. Karen Handel, R-Ga., who told him to stop playing the audio because it was against House rules.  Lieu responded […]

First Lady Calls For Immigration Legislation

(AP) – Melania Trump says her visit with migrant children has “impacted me greatly.”  The first lady commented in a written statement Thursday after she returned from touring the Upbring New Hope Children’s Center in McAllen, Texas. The facility is home to about 55 migrant teenagers. A fraction of them were separated from their parents […]

ABC Order ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff For Fall Minus Roseanne Barr

(AP) – ABC, which canceled its “Roseanne” revival over its star’s racist tweet, says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall. ABC ordered 10 episodes of the spinoff after Barr agreed to forgo any creative or financial participation in it. In a statement issued by the show’s producer, Barr said […]

Charles Krauthammer, Conservative Columnist And Pundit, Dies

(AP) – Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement, has died. He was 68. His death was announced by two organizations that were longtime employers, Fox News Channel and The Washington Post. Krauthammer had said publicly a year ago he was being treated for […]

GOP Struggles To Salvage Immigration Bill, Postpones Vote

(AP) – The House Republican immigration overhaul is dangling precariously. It is imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions – and by President Donald Trump’s running commentary about a bill he only half-heartedly supported and then suggested would never become law. Republican leaders were twice forced to postpone final voting, first until Friday […]

Separated 7-Year-Old, Migrant Mom Are Reunited

(AP) – A 7-year-old boy and his migrant mother who had been separated a month ago have been reunited after she sued in federal court and the Justice Department agreed to release the child. The two were reunited at about 2:30 a.m. Friday at Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Maryland, hours after a Justice Department lawyer […]

Dems Seek Info About Virginia Facility After Abuse Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) – Virginia’s two Democratic senators are seeking answers from federal authorities about oversight of a juvenile detention facility where immigrant children say they were bound, beaten and isolated in solitary confinement. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter Friday to the head of the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement with a […]