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Acting CBP chief says agency ‘piloting’ new asylum rule

Acting CBP chief says agency ‘piloting’ new asylum rule

Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan on Thursday said a new asylum rule introduced earlier this week is in the “piloting” phase even as officials expect it to be blocked in court. “Although the new federal regulation allows us to apply that all 2,000 miles along the southwest border, we’re not going to…MORE

House Judiciary asks Hope Hicks to clarify testimony about Stormy Daniels

House Judiciary asks Hope Hicks to clarify testimony about Stormy Daniels

The House Judiciary Committee is examining the truthfulness of former White House communications director and Trump confidante Hope Hicks’ statements in the aftermath of new documents released on Thursday, asking her to clarify her testimony to the committee last month. The FBI documents released earlier Thursday revealing that one day after the tape came out,…MORE

He left politics to treat his PTSD. His new mission? Helping fellow vets

He left politics to treat his PTSD. His new mission? Helping fellow vets

Last fall, Jason Kander was considered a rising star in the Democratic party. The U.S. Army combat veteran had served as Missouri’s Secretary of State, nearly beaten a Republican incumbent for a U.S. Senate seat in 2016 and was the front-runner in the race for Kansas City mayor. There was even talk of him running…MORE

Trump made 20 false claims at his North Carolina rally

Trump made 20 false claims at his North Carolina rally

President Donald Trump gave the second-longest speech of his presidency at his rally in Greenville, North Carolina, on Wednesday night, clocking in at just over 90 minutes. He made 20 false claims, plus one, on the performance of 401(k)s, that we’ll call misleading. Here is a list. Crowds “We haven’t had an empty seat in…MORE

Two-thirds of Americans support statehood for Puerto Rico, Gallup finds

Two-thirds of Americans support statehood for Puerto Rico, Gallup finds

Two in three Americans support statehood for the US territory of Puerto Rico, a Gallup Poll released Thursday found, a figure that’s largely consistent with where public support for reclassifying the island has been for decades. The poll found 66% of Americans support statehood for the island with notably high backing from Democrats (83%) and…MORE

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will face off again in CNN Democratic primary debate

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will face off again in CNN Democratic primary debate

It’s time for round two. CNN’s two-night Democratic primary debate will offer a rematch of former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris, whose clash over race became the most closely watched moment of the first round of debates. Biden and Harris will debate in Detroit on Wednesday, July 31. The debates will…MORE

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