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Trump’s allies get set for fierce fight over emergency declaration

Trump’s allies get set for fierce fight over emergency declaration

President Donald Trump’s allies are mounting a stiff defense of his declaration of a national emergency amid increasing signs that the biggest threat to his border wall now comes not from Congress, but the courts. One of the President’s top policy advisers, Stephen Miller, on Sunday indicated that Trump would cast the first veto of…MORE

Former Cambridge Analytica director cooperated with special counsel subpoena

Former Cambridge Analytica director cooperated with special counsel subpoena

A former director of Cambridge Analytica, who visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after the 2016 US presidential election, was subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office and cooperated, according to her lawyer. Brittany Kaiser was a director at the controversial data company that worked for the Trump campaign and visited Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy…MORE

Florida inmates use their criminal skills to rescue a baby locked in an SUV

Florida inmates use their criminal skills to rescue a baby locked in an SUV

An inmate in southern Florida used his criminal skills for a good cause. He and a group of four other low-level offenders in Pasco County, near Tampa, broke into an SUV on Thursday to rescue a 1-year-old girl who was accidentally locked in, according to CNN affiliate KABC-TV. The mother of the child, Shadow Lantry,…MORE

Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison

Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison

Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison and is serving out the rest of his sentence in a halfway house, records show. The former Democratic congressman from New York was originally sentenced in 2017 to 21 months in prison for sexting with a minor. Weiner served about 15 months in the Federal Medical Center…MORE

Don Cheadle made a powerful statement with his wardrobe choice on ‘SNL’

Don Cheadle made a powerful statement with his wardrobe choice on ‘SNL’

Without saying a word, Don Cheadle used his platform between comedic skits on “Saturday Night Live” to make a statement on behalf of transgender youth. Cheadle hosted Saturday night’s show and introduced musical guest Gary Clark Jr. while wearing a black T-shirt with the words “PROTECT TRANS KIDS” in white letters. The actor was only…MORE

Shutdown fight is over, but Congress likely still stuck

Shutdown fight is over, but Congress likely still stuck

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters will be watching in the week ahead, in this week’s “Inside Politics” forecast. 1. Congressional show votes The shutdown showdown is over but don’t expect a new era of significant legislation passing Congress. Instead, lawmakers are focused on “political messaging votes,” New York Times reporter…MORE