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Immigration policy experts lashed out Tuesday at the Department of Homeland Security's plan to implement President Trump's executive orders on immigration. "In my many years of practicing immigration law, I have not seen a mass deportation blueprint like this one," Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that advocates for the rights of low-income immigrant families, said in a conference call with reporters. In two memos issued Tuesday, DHS Secretary John Kelly laid out sweeping new guidance for officers tasked with carrying out the president's immigration policies.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's first speech to employees of the EPA at midday on Tuesday did little to assuage the concerns of environmentalists over his ties to the fossil fuel industry. At the EPA's headquarters in Washington, D.C., Pruitt called for civility and listening in his highly anticipated, tense inaugural address to the staff of an agency that he sued more than a dozen times as Oklahoma attorney general. President Trump's decision to nominate Pruitt, who has made it clear he has no confidence in mainstream climate science, to lead the EPA immediately incited a backlash from liberals and environmentalists.
Before President Trump's reference on Saturday to a terror attack in Sweden, the biggest story in Stockholm was this one: a report about the so-called "fake news" industry published by Dagens Nyheter, a Swedish newspaper. "You look at what's happening last night in Sweden," the president said to his supporters at a campaign-style rally in Melbourne, Fla., on Saturday. "Sweden, who would believe this?" Trump later explained he was watching a Fox News segment that featured a documentary filmmaker accusing the Swedish government of covering up an immigration-related crime wave there.
President Trump has taken to saying that no one cares about his taxes. White House petitions need to gather more than 100,000 signatures within 30 days to be considered for an official response from the White House.
When President Trump picks up his copy of the New York Times on Tuesday morning, he'll see something he likes for a change: a photo of himself smiling and shaking hands with his new national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, a pick that has been widely praised. Below the image, though, Trump will see a story that has continued to dog him for the last three days: the fallout over the president's suggestion during his campaign-style rally in Florida on Saturday that a terror attack had occurred in Sweden the night before. "You look at what's happening last night in Sweden," Trump told his supporters on Saturday night.
President Trump's former presidential rival urged him to denounce a series of anti-Semitic threats and attacks across the United States. "JCC threats, cemetery desecration & online attacks are so troubling & they need to be stopped," former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted tweeted Tuesday morning. Clinton has occasionally needled Trump via social media since his inauguration, supporting the women's march, stating that the president's travel ban was "not who we are," taunting the ban's loss at the appeals court and making a "fake news" joke after the ousting of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Demonstrators in Europe protest the presidency of Donald Trump, during the U.S. President's Day long weekend. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
Thousands of people in cities around the country are expected to turn out in protest of President Trump on Monday - a federal holiday that organizers are calling "Not My President's Day." Yahoo News has dispatched reporters to cover the major demonstrations planned in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and elsewhere. Follow our LIVE BLOG throughout the day for the latest updates. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr
A sign protesting "President Bannon" is seen in San Francisco. The protests sparked by the election of President Trump is like nothing the country has ever seen. The Women's March demonstrations around country were the largest one-day street protests in American history.
Americans in cities around the country are expected to protest on Monday, Presidents' Day, against the current one, President Trump, and some of his controversial policies. Yahoo News has dispatched reporters to cover the major demonstrations planned in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and elsewhere. Follow the live blog below throughout the day for the latest updates.
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer has given him a peace plan for Ukraine drawn up by non-diplomats, and which has outraged officials in Kiev, The New York Times reported. The report comes after the Times reported senior Trump aides were in regular contact with Russian intelligence during
A sign protesting "President Bannon" is seen in San Francisco. "Impeach President Bannon" posters were spotted in Washington, New York City and several other major cities on Sunday, part of a Presidents Day weekend demonstration against President Trump's controversial White House chief strategist and senior adviser, Steve Bannon. "No one voted for Steve Bannon," the California-based organizers of the protest wrote in an email to Yahoo News.
Russell Simmons and Rabbi Marc Schneier hosted a large demonstration in Times Square on Sunday in response to Trump's executive order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Critics on both sides of the aisle are blasting President Trump's assertion that the media is "the enemy of the American people" - and comparing his escalated attack on the press to that of a dictator. "That's how dictators get started," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said in an interview that aired on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. McCain stopped short of calling Trump one.
HELSINKI (AP) - Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remark that suggested a major incident had happened in Sweden.
Demonstrators protest the immigration polices of President Trump on Feb. 11, 2017, in New York City. For many immigrants living in the United States, President Trump's rhetoric and recent executive orders have become a source of confusion and fear. Undocumented immigrants, by definition, have a vested interest in keeping a low profile.
After weeks of negative press, controversies and missteps, Donald Trump is going back to where he's comfortable: the campaign trail.The president will hold a "Making America Great Again" rally at 5:20 p.m. Saturday from Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida, just up the coast from his Mar-a-Lago retreat, where he is spending the weekend. Trump has mostly stuck to Twitter to disseminate his thoughts since taking office, content to allow surrogates such as Kellyanne Conway, Vice President Mike Pence, senior adviser Stephen Miller and press secretary Sean Spicer to make his case on TV and before the media. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state's toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing a sworn statement instead of showing a photo ID.
Two of U.S. President Donald Trump's sons ceremonially opened a Trump-branded golf club in Dubai on Saturday, meeting privately with Emirati elites as questions remain about how separated their father ...
In perhaps the most poetic passage from his inaugural address, President Trump said, "We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space." So, how does Trump intend to do that? Former Congressman Robert Walker, R-Pa., who was tapped to draft Trump's space policy during the campaign, spoke to Yahoo News about the administration's plan to place "low Earth orbit" missions predominantly in the hands of the private sector, with exceptions for military and intelligence satellites. A number of private entities, such as Axiom Space and Bigelow Aerospace, are interested in creating commercial space stations and have technologies under development - such as...
With President Trump's White House mired in controversy and his party's legislative agenda initially stalled as a result, congressional Republicans are discovering a new outlet for their creative energies as they head home for next week's recess: avoiding their constituents. As many observers have noted, rank-and-file progressives have recently taken a page from the tea party's playbook, beginning to disrupt in-person town-hall events with their representatives, booing Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and prompting police to escort Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., to his car.
President Trump travels back to Florida this weekend to hold a rally akin to the boisterous gatherings that were the hallmark of his 2016 presidential campaign. The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET Saturday and will be held in an airport hangar in Melbourne, Fla. Tune in here for live commentary and analysis from Yahoo News Chief Washington Correspondent Olivier Knox and National Correspondent Holly Bailey, who covered Trump's road to the White House.
President Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House. "The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!" he declared from South Florida, where he is staying for the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate. The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!
Citing a Yahoo News interview with retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn last July, a House committee has opened an investigation into whether President Trump's recently resigned national security adviser received an improper payment from the Russian government for a trip to Moscow in December 2015. In an unusual bipartisan letter, House Oversight and Government Reform committee chair Rep. Jason Chaffetz and ranking minority member Rep. Elijah Cummings have asked a Washington-based speakers bureau, Leading Authorities, to turn over information on how much Flynn was paid for his appearance at an event celebrating the 10th anniversary of RT - the Russian-government funded news organization -...
When Republicans were out of power in the Obama era, the Republican National Committee often clashed with outside conservative groups who wanted to influence elections or legislation. Some of the RNC's biggest fights were with the political operation run by Charles and David Koch, whose independent database of Republican voters was seen as a potential threat by party officials, as Yahoo News exclusively reported two years ago. The RNC believed the Kochs were trying to take over the party.
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez, D-Ill., was outraged that members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) were barred from a meeting with Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.
A survey from President Trump's campaign team meant to gather antimedia answers has turned into an online proxy war between those who support the president and those against him. On Thursday, moments after he completed an hour-plus press conference, in which much of the time was spent attacking reporters
President Trump vowed today to crack down on "low-life leakers" who set in motion the events that led to the firing of his national security adviser, Gen. Mike Flynn. The leakers - also known to journalists as sources - disclosed that Flynn had spoken to the Russian ambassador during the Trump transition about easing sanctions that had been imposed by then-President Barack Obama.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A trio of North Dakota House measures influenced by the dispute between Dakota Access pipeline protesters and law enforcement sailed through the Republican-led Senate Thursday, though some Democrats called the bills an overreaction and unnecessary.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Thursday to make it easier for states to deny federal family-planning funds to groups such as Planned Parenthood that also perform abortions.
President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will announce a new executive order on immigration next week, pressing on with an amended version of the much-criticized travel ban now caught up in court. The Justice Department announced soon after that it wants to drop an appeal against a court ruling that suspended the travel ban targeting nationals from seven mainly Muslim countries as well as all refugees. Trump on Thursday nevertheless hailed the introduction of the travel ban as smooth.
Trump's first four weeks have featured the firing of his national security adviser for misleading his vice president, the withdrawal of his labor secretary nominee for lack of Republican votes to confirm him, typo-filled official statements about terrorism, jarring telephone confrontations with Mexico and Australia, the chaotic roll-out of his order restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, reports that the nation's spies are spooked by his team's relations with Russia, a spat with China, and newly belligerent actions by Moscow. The president also indignantly denied being under Russia's sway.
President Donald Trump insisted there was "zero chaos" in his crisis-hit White House and railed against enemies in the media, politics and the courts Thursday, in a meandering first solo news conference. The 70-year-old US president vented frustrations, wondered out loud about a "nuclear holocaust" and insisted he is "not a bad person" in a remarkable one hour, 16 minute ask-me-anything appearance. Insisting his administration "is running like a fine-tuned machine" Trump accused the "dishonest" media of stirring-up crises that have sent his approval rating plummeting.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017. On Thursday President Trump held a press conference in the White House East Room that ran for over an hour. This was the president's defense of former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who resigned Tuesday night.
By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a heated moment during his unconventional and combative news conference on Thursday, President Donald Trump's command of the facts was openly challenged by a reporter who asked, "Why should Americans trust you?" The issue was the margin of victory in the U.S. Electoral College, which Trump asserted early in the news conference was the "biggest" since fellow Republican Ronald Reagan, who was elected in 1980 and 1984. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by a 304-227 tally of state-by-state electors, who represent votes cast in the election.
At left are Michael Flynn and K.T. McFarland. WASHINGTON - Sitting in a small office in the West Wing last Friday, White House senior national security staffer Michael Anton lamented that he wants to remain behind the scenes.
In a lengthy, freewheeling press conference on Thursday, President Trump addressed his wife's role in the White House and contended that she has been "unfairly maligned" by the news media. Speculation about Melania Trump's willingness to take on the first lady role ramped up following the revelation that she would stay in New York with the couple's son, Barron, so he could finish out the school year. Trump said his wife's main focus as first lady would be "women's issues, women's difficulties" and noted that she had recently reopened the White House Visitor Center.
Immigrants across the United States stayed home from school and work on Thursday to show how critical they are to the nation's economy and way of life. "A Day Without Immigrants" actions took place in a number of cities, including Philadelphia, Boston, Houston, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. The protest gained momentum on social media and by word of mouth. It comes in response to the policies and proposals of President Trump, whose administration has pledged to increase the deportation of immigrants living in the country illegally.
Pressing forward in his plans to crack down on what he described as the nation's loose immigration system, President Trump told reporters Thursday that he's still struggling to formulate a policy on how to deal with so-called DREAMers, people who immigrated illegally to the U.S. but were given amnesty under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. "This is a very, very difficult for me, … one of the most difficult subjects," Trump said when asked if he would continue the program, which was initiated by former President Barack Obama in 2012. Roughly 750,000 people have been approved for tentative legal status under DACA.
Russia's legendary Alexandrov Ensemble, known as the Red Army Choir, gave its first performance Thursday following the December plane crash that killed most of its singers. Surviving and new members of the defence ministry's official choir, in military and traditional dress, gathered in Moscow's cavernous Soviet-built Russian Army Theatre to perform some of the best-known folk tunes to an audience consisting mostly of uniformed soldiers. "The Alexandrov Ensemble has supported and inspired people in difficult, critical times, and today they themselves need our support," said deputy defence ministry Nikolai Pankov before the choir performed a dozen hits.
President Trump called a press conference that was initially billed as an announcement of his new nominee for secretary of labor, Alexander Acosta, on Thursday at the East Room of the White House. Chaos!" Trump said. In his freewheeling statement, Trump addressed topics including but not limited to: Russia, ISIS, jobs, polls, the margin of his electoral college victory, the price of street drugs, the "never Trump" movement, his conversations with world leaders, female entrepreneurs, his daughter Ivanka, military budgets, his planned border wall, lying politicians and the dishonest media.
President Trump used part of his rambling news conference Thursday to reaffirm his campaign pledge to help revive the nation's struggling inner cities, including Chicago. "Do you want to set up the meeting?" Trump asked Ryan, who is black. "I'm just a reporter," Ryan replied, appearing flummoxed.
The United States and Russia may be on the verge of a new arms race in Europe, decades after the missile crisis that shook the Old Continent in the waning years of the Soviet Union. President Donald Trump has repeatedly said he would like to build warmer ties with Moscow, but in Europe tensions have been high since Russia annexed Crimea and began to foment separatism in Ukraine. NATO has deployed reinforcements to the Baltic states and Poland on its eastern flank, and the United States and European Union have imposed sanctions on Russians implicated in the unrest.
After numerous argumentative exchanges, the room was already tense early Thursday afternoon by the time Jake Turx, a journalist for Ami Magazine, which caters to the Orthodox Jewish community, asked Trump to address concerns about anti-Semitism in the U.S. As with many other reporters at the press conference, Trump lamented that the question was not fair.
The international community on Thursday urged government and opposition parties in Democratic Republic of Congo to restart deadlocked talks to set up a transition regime ahead of elections due late this year. The United Nations, African Union, European Union and the International Organisation of the Francophonie "are increasingly concerned by the continuing impasse in the dialogue among the political stakeholders" in DRC, a joint statement said. The talks aim to implement a power-sharing deal signed on New Year's Eve by the government and the opposition to end a political crisis over President Joseph Kabila's fate.
Several thousand women demonstrated in Montenegro's capital Podgorica on Thursday to protest cuts in subsidies for mothers with three or more children. "We do not want riots, we want to wait peacefully... that someone from the government addresses us," said Zeljka Savkovic, one of the demonstrators.
The president sparred with CNN and other members of the press at the White House on Thursday, complaining about what he described as "fake news" and the media's hateful tone in its coverage of his administration.
President Donald Trump announced Thursday he has nominated Alexander Acosta to be labor secretary, the first Hispanic chosen for his cabinet. Acosta is a former federal prosecutor in Florida and now the dean of the law school at Florida International University. Acosta was tapped after Trump's first nominee for the post, Andrew Puzder, withdrew under pressure over his business record and other past controversies in his personal life.
Businesses around the country today are planning to close their doors or provide limited service in support of the Day Without Immigrants, a social-media-led protest of President Donald Trump's promises to crack down on illegal immigration. The actions are intended to illustrate the contributions of immigrants in the United States, particularly Latino immigrants.