Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

May
09
2017

Trump Fires FBI Director Comey

President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, ousting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s election meddling. via News from The Associated Press. Read more
Apr
17
2017

Former FEC Chairwoman Calls for ‘Regulations’ of Political Speech on the Internet

The former Federal Election Commission chairwoman Ann M. Ravel says that political speech must be controlled on social media. She presented her remarks in a speech at UC Berkeley, calling for regulations against “fake news.” via Former FEC Chairwoman... Read more
Apr
10
2017

Alabama gov pleads guilty to charges, resigns over affair

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has resigned after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges of violating state campaign finance law. The attorney general’s office announced the resignation Monday with a plea deal. via Alabama gov pleads guilty to charges, resigns... Read more
Apr
02
2017

The Watergate-sized scandals rocking the Trump and Obama administrations

Just when you thought Washington couldn’t get worse, we’re swamped by sensational headlines and breathless reports about Russia, wiretaps and criminal leaks of classified material. Did Donald Trump collude with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton? Did Barack Obama politicize... Read more
Mar
22
2017

Nunes: Trump transition team was under surveillance

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that information on the Trump campaign — including Donald Trump himself — was “incidentally collected” by the intelligence community during the Obama administration. via Nunes: Trump transition team was under... Read more
Mar
19
2017

White House security boosted after arrest

The US Secret Service has bolstered security at the White House after a man was arrested making threats at one its checkpoints, a third such security scare in just over a week. CNN reported that the man made a... Read more
Mar
15
2017

Pro-Trump radio host Michael Savage claims he was attacked

A conservative radio host whom President Donald Trump has credited with being instrumental to his upset victory claims he was assaulted outside a California restaurant Tuesday night. Michael Savage, the 74-year-old host of the nationally syndicated talk radio show... Read more
Mar
15
2017

House Intel Committee seeks names of Obama officials who requested ‘unmasking’ of Americans picked up on surveillance

The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee asked the three leaders of the intelligence community Wednesday about any time during the last seven months of the Obama administration whenever any of its agents and officials improperly named, or "unmasked,"... Read more
Mar
15
2017

Federal judge blocks Trump’s second travel ban

Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii after hearing arguments that the executive order discriminates on the basis of nationality. The ruling... Read more
Mar
15
2017

Trump reveals $37M payment, $150M income in 2005 tax info

President Donald Trump revealed on Tuesday that he had paid $37 million in taxes in 2005 while raking in more than $150 million in income. The White House made the announcement shortly after MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow announced on Twitter... Read more
Mar
09
2017

Comey: ‘You’re stuck with me’

James Comey said Wednesday at a Boston College conference on cybersecurity that he plans to serve his entire 10-year term as FBI director. “You’re stuck with me for another 6 ½ years,” Comey told attendees from the law enforcement... Read more
Mar
07
2017

Why Dems will regret a probe into Russian election hacking

The investigation of Russian interference in the US election could turn into a big headache for the Democrats. The phrase “Be careful what you ask for” comes to mind. via Why Dems will regret a probe into Russian election... Read more
Mar
07
2017

Trump offers to keep funding Planned Parenthood if it halts abortions

President Donald Trump has offered to maintain federal funding for Planned Parenthood if the group stops providing abortions. Its president spurned the proposal and noted that federal money already is not allowed to be used for abortion. via Trump... Read more
Mar
06
2017

Supreme Court declines to take up transgender teen’s bathroom case

The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right... Read more