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A federal judge blocked Trump’s rule creating a wealth test for immigrants

A federal judge blocked Trump’s rule creating a wealth test for immigrants

A federal judge in New York blocked the Trump administration Wednesday night from continuing to enforce a rule that has created barriers to low-income immigrants seeking to enter the US. The so-called “public charge” rule, published last August by the Department of Homeland Security, established a test to determine whether an immigrant applying to enter…
The unmarked federal agents arresting people in Portland, explained

The unmarked federal agents arresting people in Portland, explained

Oregon’s governor doesn’t want them. Oregon’s senators don’t want them. Portland’s mayor and city commissioners don’t want them. And Portland’s residents don’t want them. And yet, at the urging of President Donald Trump, federal officers are roaming the streets of Oregon’s biggest city in unmarked vehicles, detaining protesters without identifying themselves. Multiple reports and videos…
The federal agency that’s supposed to protect workers is toothless on Covid-19

The federal agency that’s supposed to protect workers is toothless on Covid-19

When Nevada’s casino workers went back to work for the first time since March, many found that their employers weren’t doing enough to protect them from the coronavirus. Casinos, including the MGM Grand and the Bellagio, didn’t immediately inform employees if a new case was detected or shut down their work areas. And they didn’t…
A federal appeals court just blocked Trump’s policy of sending migrants back to Mexico

A federal appeals court just blocked Trump’s policy of sending migrants back to Mexico

A federal appeals court on Friday blocked President Donald Trump’s policy of sending migrants back to Mexico while they await decisions on their asylum applications in the US, removing one of the major obstacles asylum seekers have faced when arriving at the southern border. The policy will be blocked immediately and, based on the Ninth…
2 million federal workers are poised to get paid parental leave for the first time ever

2 million federal workers are poised to get paid parental leave for the first...

The federal government’s 2.1 million workers are poised to get paid parental leave for the first time, in a groundbreaking policy delivered in an unusual vehicle: the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Congress has officially passed the annual bill, which establishes budgets for the military and is seen as a “must-pass” — making it an…
Trump responds to California wildfires by threatening to cut federal aid

Trump responds to California wildfires by threatening to cut federal aid

As California continues to suffer from a number of wildfires, President Donald Trump has made a vague threat to cut federal aid to the state’s fire recovery efforts. Amid high winds and dry weather, the fires have spread so rapidly that California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency last week to mobilize resources to…
The Trump administration is bringing back federal executions

The Trump administration is bringing back federal executions

US Attorney General William Barr ordered the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Thursday to resume capital punishment for federal prisoners for the first time in nearly two decades, and to change the drugs it uses to carry out executions. Five people, all of whom have been convicted of murder and other crimes, now have executions…
Mississippi’s Restrictive Abortion Ban Blocked By Federal Judge

Mississippi’s Restrictive Abortion Ban Blocked By Federal Judge

News Abortion Clinics Reported A Surge In Trespassing, Vandalism & A H... Abortion clinics across the United States reported a significant increase in online hate speech, trespassing, vandalism, and obstruction in 2018. As the by Alejandra Salazar
Republicans are set to tank Herman Cain’s nomination to the Federal Reserve

Republicans are set to tank Herman Cain’s nomination to the Federal Reserve

Herman Cain is likely to withdraw from consideration for the Federal Reserve Board, as more and more Republican Senators vocalize opposition to his nomination, ABC News reports. Four Senate Republicans have now joined Democrats in rejecting his potential appointment, effectively tanking it. Cain, a 2012 Republican presidential candidate and the former chief executive of Godfather’s…
Michael Avenatti is indicted on 36 federal charges

Michael Avenatti is indicted on 36 federal charges

Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti is in legal hot water yet again, this time facing perhaps his most serious criminal charges yet: a 36-count federal indictment alleging that he stole millions of dollars from his clients, skirted taxes, and committed wire fraud, perjury, and a number of other financial crimes. The 61-page Justice Department indictment lays…

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