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Trump taps lawyer involved with Trump U case for federal job
A former top aide to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi involved in her office's decision not to pursue legal action against Trump University has been chosen to serve as the top lawyer at the U.S. Department of Education
NY AG announces child online privacy settlement
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced a $100,000 settlement with TRUSTe, a technology security company. TRUSTe was accused of allowing third parties to track children on certain websites that used its technology, such as Hasbro and the popular gaming site Roblox, in
Democrats, some Republicans, condemn Preet Bharara being 'fired'
Following Preet Bharara 's announcement Saturday that he was "fired" from his position as the most prominent U.S. attorney in the nation, condemnation over his dismissal came quickly from Democrat -- and even some Republican -- officials. "Today, I was fired from my position as U.S. attorney for
From Chuck Schumer to Vicente Fox, Foes of Trump's Travel Ban Welcome Its Suspension
Opponents of President Donald Trump 's executive action that temporarily bans immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries welcomed a Seattle federal judge's issuance Friday of a temporary restraining order halting the controversial travel ban. Washington state attorney general Bob Ferguson
Rex Tillerson: Everything You Need to Know About the New Secretary of State
Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson was confirmed today as the new secretary of state by a vote of 56 to 43 in the Senate. Four Democrats and all Republican senators voted in favor of President Donald Trump’s pick to be the nation’s top diplomat. Trump settled on Tillerson to lead the state
President Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration Explained
President Donald Trump signed two executive orders Wednesday that call for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and aim to deny federal funds to so-called sanctuary cities that shield undocumented immigrants from deportation. The actions could have broad implications for the estimated 11
Some Sanctuary Cities Vow to Defy Trump Immigration Orders
Elected officials throughout the United States have doubled down on their commitment to protect immigrants in light of President Donald Trump’s actions. As part of one of the executive orders signed today, Trump threatened to block federal funding to cities and states that willfully shield
NY Attorney General Hinders Trump Plan to Shutter Foundation
Donald Trump's plan to dissolve his eponymous foundation is already running into a roadblock from the New York Attorney General 's office, which says the organization can't close while its probe is ongoing. Trump announced this weekend that the move to close the Donald J. Trump Foundation comes "to
What We Know About the Trump Foundation Gift to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's Fundraisers
Donald Trump met with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Friday at Trump Tower as the president-elect continues a series of meetings around assembling his Cabinet and top staff. Bondi is a vice chair on Trump's presidential transition team, but many in the public may most associate her with Trump
Trump Foundation Admits It Gave Money to 'Disqualified Person'
As a candidate, Donald Trump led the charge against the Clinton Foundation over what he called "corruption." Now his own foundation is admitting wrongdoing. The Donald J. Trump Foundation concedes it gave "income or assets" to a "disqualified person" -- a prohibited practice known as "self-dealing"