New York City became the first major city in the U.S. on Thursday after the NYC Council removed theterms “alien,” “illegal immigrant” and “illegal migrant” from local laws, rules and documents and instead will bereplacing them with the term “non-citizen.
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Several chapters of the College Democrats are refusing to support Joe Biden in his bid for the White House following sexual assault allegations brought forth byTara Reade, who was a young staffer in his office nearly 30 years ago when Biden was a senator.
After George Floyd death, Omar working on legislation to investigate all officer-involved shootings, uses of force
Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar says she is working on legislation to investigate all officer-involved shootings and excessive uses of force, following the death of George Floyd.
Barr asks US Attorney John Bash to review 'unmasking' before and after 2016 election, DOJ tells Fox News
Attorney General Bill Barr has asked U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas John Bash to review the practice of "unmasking" before and after the 2016 presidential election, a controversy that has picked up steam after the Justice Department moved to drop charges against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, the DOJ announced.
Presumptive Democratic presidential candidateJoe Biden said he hopes to announce his pick for vice president around Aug. 1, just two months before the vice presidential debate scheduled for October.
A private company that operates some U.S. prisons and detention centers is suing Netflix over the use of its logo in negative scenes depicting squalid conditions in immigrant detention centerson the show 'Messiah.
NYC Mayor de Blasio pushes back on Trump's insistence at reopening churches, calls the move 'dangerous'
New York CityMayor Bill de Blasiosaid it wouldbe "dangerous" to reopen churches and places of worship during the coronavirus pandemic, despite statements by President Trump urging state officials to do so.
House Republicans filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to block a system of proxy voting put in place during the coronavirus pandemic on the grounds that it is unconstitutional.
A federal judge on Thursday sanctioned the Department of Justice for failing to produce more than 900 documents related to a lawsuit filed against the Trump administration for trying to include a citizenship question on the U.S.
A court ruling by a federal judge on Tuesday has expanded mail-in voting amidst fears of the coronavirus to all of the state's voters, but Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton has vowed to appeal the decision.
Hundreds of Michigan residents were likely already infected with the coronavirus around the same time former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and other prominent Democrats ramped up campaigning just days before the state's crucial presidential primary.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed he asked President Trump to fire State Inspector GeneralSteve Linick, accusing him of "undermining" his department's mission, but denied knowing that Linick was probing Pompeo's potential misuse of office funds for personal errands.
Grassley asks Trump for 'explanation' on firing of top State Dept. watchdog to ensure it's not for 'political reasons'
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is demanding President Trump explain to Congress why he fired the State Department inspector general Steve Linick.
Former Vice President Joe Biden resisted the urge to clap back at his opponent to the White House-- President Trump-- even as he was faced with a number of derisive memes circulating the internet painting him as old and out of touch.
The Pentagon's military spending could beseverely curbed to help the U.S. wriggle out of a $3.7 trillion deficit created by the uptick in federal spending to provide economic relief to Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuchwill likely be the deciding vote in a high-profile rape case that hinges on whether ornot a portion of Oklahoma falls under state jurisdiction or that of the Indian reservation that existed before.
In eager anticipation of the Senate's virtual hearings with four top doctors from President Trump's coronavirus task force,Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., urged Dr. Anthony Fauci to "let it rip.
Pence spokesperson denies vice president is 'in quarantine' amid reports of self-isolating over coronavirus
The White House denied reports Sunday that Vice President Pence is in self-quarantine just days after a member of his press secretary tested positive for coronavirus.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., slammed the head of the Justice Department Thursday after he announced the case of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will be dropped.
Tenants in New York won't have to worry about being evicted if they can't pay rent,Gov. Andrew Cuomosaid on Thursday, as he extended a lifeline to renters facing hardships due to the coronavirus pandemicuntil the end of August.
Duncan Hunter's lawyers plead to postpone start of prison sentence until 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic
Just weeks before disgraced formerRep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. is slated to report to prison for stealing campaign funds, his attorneys are petitioning to have his date to report to prison moved to Jan.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgwas discharged from the hospital on Wednesday following an infection caused by a gallstone, the Supreme Court said in a statement.
Negotiators for the U.S. and the UK opened talks for a new trade agreement via teleconference Tuesday, despite postponements caused bythe coronavirus pandemic, in hopes of establishing a post-Brexit economic boost.
Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanded Congress investigate a potential Chinese coverup of a coronavirus outbreak from a lab in Wuhan in the same way lawmakers probedJapan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized in Baltimore with an infection caused by a gallstone, the court announced Tuesday, adding that she's expected to remain in the hospital for a "day or two.
New YorkGov. Andrew Cuomosaid Tuesday the decision to reopen the state is the difference between losing more lives or suffering continued economic losses but argued he won't let politics pressure him to move too quickly in the most devastated state in the country due to coronavirus.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., doubled down on her support for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Monday despite allegations that he sexually assaulted a staffer when he was a senator.
The National Rifle Association has laid off dozens of employees, canceled its national convention and scaled back on fundraising, membership and shooting events just months before the presidential electionand during an unprecedented pandemic, as gun advocates are fighting to flex their Second Amendment rights despite restrictions due to COVID-19.
President Trump joins Fox News' Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum in his first Town Hall since the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country.
DOJ sides with church suing Virginia Gov. Northam after pastor who held 16-person service faced fine, jail
TheJustice Department is siding with a Virginia church suing Gov. Ralph Northam afterpolice threatened a pastorwith jail time or a $2,500 fine for violating the state'scoronaviruslockdown restrictions by holding a 16-person church service on Palm Sunday.
Apple released a new version of software for iPhones that will enable users to unlock their phones without Face ID and while wearing a mask.
New YorkGov. Andrew Cuomolightened up the mood in what has been an otherwise tense and tumultuous few months due to the coronavirus by joking that he is an eligible bachelor inNew York City.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has largely avoided the media in the days following a resurfaced clip of a "Larry King Live" episode from 1993 that appears to include the mother of Tara Reade --who has accused Biden of sexual assault -- alluding to the harassment her daughter has alleged.
At least 52 people who voted in Wisconsin's presidential primaries earlier in April tested positive for coronavirus, but despite this, the Democratic push to postpone the state's special congressional election in two weekshas been unsuccessful.
Former NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume wins late Rep. Elijah Cummings' House seat in special Maryland election
The Democrat who formerly heldthe seat of thelate Rep. Elijah Cummings re-won the position in Maryland'sspecial election Tuesday and will finish the term off in Congress.
Amazon is rolling back its "unlimited time off" policy starting Friday, and employees who don't return to work due to the fear of contracting coronavirus will have to apply for a leave of absence.
Staffers and senior aides of Sen. Bernie Sanders'presidential campaign have formed a PAC to rally the support of progressives behind the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden.
President Trump refuted speculation that he intended to remove Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar from his post, instead tweeting Sunday evening, "Alex is doing an excellent job!"
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., defended her "nay" vote during the House's largely bipartisan passage of a$484 billion coronavirusrelief package on Thursday, calling it"too small."
NJ's Murphy rails against McConnell for being open to states declaring bankruptcy during coronavirus
Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J., doubled down on attacks againstSenate Majority LeaderMitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday, a day after the Republican lawmaker said he'd rather allow states to declare bankruptcy than send additional federal relief to support struggling states hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Trump administration unveiled the specifics of a $100 billion plan to support the health care system during the coronavirus pandemic and ensure that uninsured patients will be covered by giving hospitals and doctors direct payments from the government.
Harvard University announced in a statement Wednesday that it will no longer "seek or accept" aid from the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, one day after President Trump demanded the Ivy League school return federal relief cash.
President Trump accused Harvard University of "taking" money from the federal government as part of the Paycheck Protection Program intended to benefit small businesses and said he will be asking that they pay it back.
John F. Kennedy International Airport -- the largest airport in New York--has the highest number of employees in the country who have tested positive for coronavirus.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be visiting Washington, D.C. on Tuesday in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, presumably to meet with President Trump in the Oval Office.
House Rules Chairman Jim McGovern, D-Mass., urged lawmakers on Thursday to consider a plan that would break with hundreds of years of Congressional rules and allow members to vote by proxy.
New Yorkers are apparently sneaking onto golf courses despite strict state-wide social distancing rules in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
AOC, Schumer urge FEMA to provide emergency burial assistance to New Yorkers as coronavirus death toll rises
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez urged the federal government on Tuesday to provide additional funds to New York families to cover funeral expenses as the death toll continues to climb from coronavirus.
President Trump announced Tuesday he would haltfunding to the World Health Organization after Taiwain raised alarms that they alerted WHO to the coronavirus pandemic but didn't receive adequate guidance thereafter-- but Rep.
Strategic National Stockpile nearly out of coronavirus N95 masks, other protective equipment, HHS says
The Strategic National Stockpile says its supply of N95 respirator masks, surgical masks, face shields, gowns and other medical supplies needed for front-line workers to fight the coronavirus pandemic across the country isnearly depleted.
TheCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is considering relaxing coronavirus guidelines as early as Wednesday, allowing Americans who have been exposed to COVID-19 but are asymptomatic to return to work.
TheCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is considering relaxing coronavirus guidelines as early as Wednesday, allowing critical workers who have been exposed to COVID-19 but are asymptomatic to return to work.
Michael Atkinson broke his silence Sunday saying he's "disappointed and saddened" at President Trump's late-nightdecision just a day earlier to fire him from his watchdog post in the intelligence community.
The Pentagon mandated Sunday that everyone at Defense Department facilities cover their faces in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Rep. Khanna says Mnuchin will allow venture-capital-backed startups to access SBA coronavirus stimulus loans
Secretary Steven Mnuchin is considering waiving a rule that would bar certain small businessesfrom receiving much-needed bailout money through the government's coronavirus stimulus plan after a bipartisan push by lawmakers to include sinking startups into the fold.
The House Oversight Committee urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a letter on Wednesday to "clear the market" of e-cigarettes, which makes smokers more susceptible to contracting coronavirus.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Pa., made a plea to the Small Business Association Tuesday to include startup companies in the coronavirus bailout plan.
The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday it would be delaying the deadline for Americans to apply and receive a REAL ID-- a driver's license with a gold star in the top right corner-- due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Barr memo says some nonviolent inmates should serve time in home confinement rather than prison amid coronavirus
Attorney General William Barr instructed the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to move non-violent inmates who are at risk of contracting the coronavirus out of prison facilities and allow them to serve out their sentences in home confinement.
The U.S. Census Beauru on Monday squashed rumors that information collected from the questionnaire will be transmitted to the federal government for them to send a stimulus check providing relief from the coronavirus pandemic, which has left millions of Americans out of a job.
Gov. Gina Raimondo, D-RI, announced Monday she would be signing an executive order delaying the state's presidential primary-- scheduled to take place on April 28-- to June 2 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, announced he would be self-quarantining hours after Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., confirmed he had tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday.
Netflix, director of Central Park Five series sued by ex-prosecutor who said she was portrayed as 'villain'
Former Manhattan prosecutorLinda Fairstein is suing Netflix anddirector Ava DuVernay, accusing the filmmaker ofdefaming her in a moviebased on the Central Park Five case, which sent five black and Latino teenagers to prison for a crime they didn't commit.
Republican National Committee (RNC) ChairwomanRonna McDaniel's test for the novel coronavirus came back negative, communications director Michael Ahrens said on Wednesday.
The U.S. Census Bureau announced Wednesday that they will be suspending all field operations, including door to door census completion, until April 1 in an effort to help "slow the spread"of coronavirus.
Cuomo says NY 'way behind in testing' for coronavirus, warns number of cases could be more than 3,000
The number of positive cases of coronavirus in New York climbed to 328 on Thursday, butGov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y.,said he would not be surprised if that number was over 3,000, stressing thatthere is no way to know the breadth of the virus because the state lacks adequate testing supplies.
President Trump announced Wednesday that he will be suspending all travel from Europe to the U.S. for 30 days starting Friday at midnight in an effort to quell the spread of coronavirus.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said Tuesday that he tested negative for coronavirus, just one day after going into self-quarantine after he learned he and several other congressional leaders had been exposed to a CPAC attendee who tested positive for COVID-19.
Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein beg for lenient sentence, citing disgraced movie mogul's charitable work, health issues
Attorneys for convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein begged the judge for leniency citing numerous health ailments that the67-year-old faces and pointing to former charitable donations he made while he was a powerful media executive in Hollywood.
Companies who engage in price-fixing for public health products necessary to prevent the spread of coronavirus could face criminal prosecution, the Department of Justice warned on Tuesday.
The U.S. Secret Service says neither of the two remaining Democratic frontrunners for president has requested security protection as the race ramps up, and reports that the federal agency is "unprepared for candidate protection is categorically false.
A federal judge has vowed to review an unredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation in order to determine if those redactions, ordered byAttorney General William Barr, were warranted and followed federal guidelines.
House Judiciary CommitteeChairmanJerry Nadler, D-N.Y., told Fox News on Thursday that he is willing to letthe Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) expire –which couldoccur in 10 days – if lawmakers cannot agree on how to reauthorize the program.
AIPAC attendees, including several lawmakers, told not to 'sound the alarm' about risk of coronavirus at conference
Washington lawmakers and other attendees of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) annual policy conference were warned by the organization Wednesday that a group of attendees had potentially been in contact with a person from New York who had contracted coronavirus.
Rep. Matt Gaetz took precautions to shield himself from the coronavirus, wearing a biohazard mask as he reviewed the supplemental appropriation bill ahead of a vote onWednesday.
President Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to retired four-star Army Gen. Jack Keane, the White House announced on Wednesday.
Former Illinois Gov. RodBlagojevichwas disbarred Tuesday, just weeks after his felon conviction was commuted by President Trump.
A tornado that tore through central Tennesse, leaving at least 22 people dead and tens of thousands more without power in the damaged downtown parts of Nashville, has also created hurdles for voters slated to cast ballots on Super Tuesday.
43 cases of coronavirus, 6 deaths in the US but risk to Americans 'remains low,' Pence says at WH briefing
Vice President Pence confirmed that there are 43 cases of coronavirusin the U.S. but said the risk "remains low" for the American people.
A federal judge ruled Sunday that one of the Trump administration's top immigration officials, Ken Cuccinelli, was unlawfully appointed to his post because of a decades-old law on federal vacancies.
Presidential hopeful Mike Bloombergsaid President Trump's recent comments on thecoronaviruswere"ignorant and irresponsible," prompting a fierce response from Trump on Sunday night.
Former Trump advisor Roger Stone got testy in an Axios interview that airedSunday night, as Stone refused to answer questions related to his criminal case because of a court-imposed gag order against him but said he's"proud" of his support for the president.
Senate Minority LeaderChuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday he will introduce a provision into the multi-billion-dollar bill on the government'scoronavirus response that will cover the cost of vaccinations for senior citizens under Medicare.
The results of the Iowa caucus remain unchanged even after a recount by the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP), which was requested by the two Democratic frontrunners, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen.
Bloomberg pressures Sanders to release full medical records after doctor declares billionaire is in 'outstanding health'
Michael Bloomberg's campaign called on his 2020 Democratic rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to release further information on his heart health, after Bloomberg's campaign made public on Thursday doctors letters attesting to theformer New York City mayor's "outstanding health" that enables himto run for office.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., defended Democrats' defeat of a bill that would ban all abortions after 20-weeks of pregnancy, saying that she stands behind Roe v. Wade as "the law of the land.
Former vice president Joe Biden went after the voting record of Democratic front-runner Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on the debate stage Tuesday night, slamming Sanders for supporting legislation that gave gun manufacturers absolute immunity from liability for gun violence, but in doing so, Biden grossly overstated the number of gun deaths since the 2007 lawpassed.
Just a day after the jury handed down a guilty verdicton two charges in the landmark #MeToo case, President Trump said Tuesday "he never liked" disgraced movie mogulHarvey Weinstein.
Former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson announced Sunday that she is endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for president, with the spiritual author saying she's "honored" to support him.
Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., unveiled a new plan for universal child care if he is elected in November, saying in an interview airing Sunday that a wealth tax would pay for it.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, the frontrunner for the Democrats'presidential nomination, doubled down on his support for some of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro's policies, saying in an interview that aired Sunday,"it's unfair to simply say everything is bad.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, D-Ind., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., exchanged fighting words at Wednesday night's Democratic debate afterKlobuchar decried that Buttigieg alluded that she is "dumb" for notknowing the president of Mexico's name.
A new poll byNBC News/Wall Street Journal indicates that 67 percent of voters are"very uncomfortable" with having a presidential candidate who is a socialist, despite the Democratic party's frontrunner, Sen.
A Pennsylvania Democrat endorsed by a local committeeto run for the state's seat in the House of Representatives is facing backlash after the contender she defeated dredged up old posts made on social media indicating she bashed Hillary Clinton and expressed her support for President Trump instead.
President Trump unveiled a sardonic nickname for billionaire Michael Bloomberg, dubbing him "Mini Mike" as he lobbed criticisms at the Democratic presidential hopeful, accusing him of using his wealth to "payoff" supporters of his campaign to earn their votes.
After alluding authorities for decades, eccentric New York real estate heir Robert Durst will finally stand trial for the murder of his best friend in Californianearly 20 years ago.
Colorado's Jared Polis posts photo of pit bull at governor's mansion days after Denver mayor approves ban
The governor of Coloradofound himself in an awkward situation after he posted what his office called a poorly timedtweet following the Denver mayor's veto of a law that would have ended the ban on pit bulls in the city.
Harvey Weinstein: These women broke their silence to testify against the disgraced Hollywood producer
Six women out of the more than dozens of women who haveaccused Harvey Weinstein of vile sexual behavior have testified over the last two weeks at his rape trial inNew York City.
Texas prosecutors dropped a driving while intoxicated charge against the “Trivago guy,” who frequently appears in the travel booking site's commercials.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-N.H., called for her party to unify around her and claimed to be the best candidate to defeat President Trump in November, despite a disappointing night in New Hampshire.