Things have not returned to normal for many in Morristown, Tenn., months after ICE raided a meatpacking plant, detaining 97 workers. After interviewing him inside an ICE detention center in Louisiana, Yahoo News revisits Luis Bautista-Martinez, 23, who has been released while his case makes its way through a backlogged immigration court system.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said President Trump showed in Helsinki that he was “prepared to essentially betray the national security interests of the United States.”
Though Sen. Ted Cruz disputes that he’s made any changes to his campaign style, arguing that his past reputation was more media caricature than anything, Cruz has a noticeably softer presence compared to when he was barnstorming Iowa, South Carolina and other early-primary states in pursuit of the presidency during the 2016 election.
Dick Uihlein, a wealthy backer of conservative causes in Wisconsin, chose his own candidate in the Republican Senate race and is supporting him to the tune of millions of dollars, over the opposition of the state GOP.
The N.J. Democratic senator, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has been raising the alarm about Brett Kavanaugh’s views on prosecutors’ ability to conduct criminal investigations of a sitting president.
Thousands of people were without power Friday after a flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people and flattening buildings in three cities. The storms even surprised weather forecasters when they hit the region Thursday afternoon, causing extensive damage to a manufacturing plant and prompting the evacuation of a hospital. In Marshalltown, where 10 people were injured, brick walls collapsed into the streets, roofs were blown off buildings and the cupola of the historic courthouse tumbled to the ground.
On April 5, Immigration and Customs Enforcement carried out one of the largest workplace raids in a decade at the Southeastern Provision meatpacking plant near Morristown, Tenn. Agents arrested 97 people in that raid, all of them immigrants.
As of July 1, there were only 319 judges listed as being tasked with hearing immigration cases, according to the Department of Justice website, despite previous claims from President Trump that there were “thousands of judges” in those roles. The backlog of immigration cases has risen sharply since 2008, and last year the number of new cases outnumbered cleared cases 2 to 1.
Iran and the U.S. have engaged in a war of words since the start of the Trump administration. On the ground in the Middle East the maneuvering has been much less confrontational, but dangers still lurk.
The hidden victims of opioid addiction are often the children of addicts, who may be orphaned or taken away from parents unable to care for them and placed in foster care.
Fish, as he prefers to be called, is known for his bold imagery and variation of style, but whether it’s a minimalist “Sunday funnies” parody or a highly detailed, photo-realistic illustration, the one constant of Fish’s work is a satirical sense of humor that pulls no punches. Raised on some of history’s greatest satirists, from Bugs Bunny to Bill Hicks, Fish developed a sharp sense of humor in order to compete with his siblings. A child of the ’70s, Fish was hopeful that the activism of the 1960s – such as the civil rights, feminism and gay rights movements – would lead to a better society.
The concern is that nominations to the Supreme Court do not outweigh the damage done to the anti-abortion movement by its political alliance with President Trump.
A Saudi-led coalition offensive launched on June 12 to take control of the Red Sea port city from the Iran-aligned Houthis has displaced thousands of Yemenis. The United Nations fears the offensive on Hodeidah, whose port is a lifeline for millions of Yemenis, risks exacerbating a humanitarian crisis in which 8.4 million people are believed to be on the verge of starvation. Many Yemenis who have fled their homes and farms in and around Hodeidah to head north to the Houthi-held capital Sanaa or to safer areas along the western coast and the southern port city of Aden say they are struggling to survive.
Long before Donald Trump stunned the political world by notching victories across the Midwest, Republicans had begun capturing governorships in traditionally Democratic states like Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Now, in the first midterm election since Trump rose to power, Democrats are looking to rebuild their former gubernatorial stronghold.
A crowd of hundreds of people participated in a national vigil “to demand democracy” and “confront corruption” on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House in Washington, D.C., on July 18, 2018. Vigils were organized at locations throughout the U.S. to voice criticism of President Trump for his handling of a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16.
Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. A recent report from NASA and the European Space Agency estimates that the Antarctic ice sheet has an average of 219 million tons of ice per year between 2012 and 2017.
President Trump says he’s already dreaming about a potential Democratic opponent in the 2020 presidential election: former Vice President Joe Biden.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Kamala Harris, both California Democrats, will play a key role in the interrogation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The respective styles and attitudes of these women also reflect the battle over the future of the party.
Sen. Claire McCaskill noted that the plan originated with the conservative Heritage Foundation, and demanded more details.
It may not have been textbook treason for Trump to ally himself with a foreign despot against his own government. But that the question couldn’t be immediately dismissed made clear that he had set a new low for the presidency.
President Trump said on Wednesday that Russia is not currently targeting the United States or its elections, contradicting his own director of national intelligence’s warning that the Kremlin is doing precisely that.
If he’s confirmed to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh could have plenty of opportunities to change environmental law. It’s less likely that he’ll become the deciding vote on environmental issues than that he’ll push the court firmly to the right.
After President Trump’s performance in Helsinki, there have been calls for members of his Cabinet to resign. So far, no one has. Why do they stick with the administration?
Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. Today we’re looking at the state of women within the Department of Justice’s law enforcement components, which include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the FBI and the U.S. Marshalls Service.