DHS TOUTS DROP IN BORDER ARRESTS

The number of people arrested while trying to cross the southwest border dropped 40 percent from January to February, a dramatic shift that Homeland Security chief John Kelly attributed to President Donald Trump’s strict immigration policies. In a report released Wednesday evening, Kelly said U.S. Customs and Border Protection typically sees a 10-20 percent increase… More DHS TOUTS DROP IN BORDER ARRESTS

Authorities looked into Manafort protégé

An associate of an ex-Trump campaign chairman is suspected of connections to Russian intelligence Paul Manafort summarily rejected questions about whether Konstantin Kilimnik might be in league with Russian intelligence. | Getty U.S. and Ukrainian authorities have expressed interest in the activities of a Kiev-based operative with suspected ties to Russian intelligence who consulted regularly… More Authorities looked into Manafort protégé

BREAKING NEWS: States seek to block new Trump travel ban executive order

A group of at least four states are headed to court to block key elements of the new travel ban executive order President Donald Trump signed Monday. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his office is filing a motion asking a federal judge in Seattle to rule that an existing injunction against the travel… More BREAKING NEWS: States seek to block new Trump travel ban executive order

Trump Open to Change in GOP Obamacare Replacement, House Members Say

House Republicans battling over their party’s proposed legislation to replace Obamacare say they have been told President Donald Trump is “agnostic” on the details of the plan, suggesting the current draft could face alterations. The White House budget director, Mick Mulvaney, a former House member, delivered the message Tuesday that Trump is open to alterations… More Trump Open to Change in GOP Obamacare Replacement, House Members Say

DeVos meets with LGBT groups over trans student protections

A trio of LGBT advocates met with Betsy DeVos over withdrawing guidance protecting trans students. (Blade file photo by Michael Key) Representatives from a trio of LGBT organizations and families with transgender kids met Wednesday with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in the aftermath of the Justice and Education Departments revoking Obama-era guidance assuring transgender students… More DeVos meets with LGBT groups over trans student protections