At least 44 states say they won't provide all the information requested by a presidential commission looking into possible voter fraud, CNN reports. More than half of the states have made public announcements they will not comply fully with the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, but the CNN survey of all 50 states found that at least 44 of them will not release all the information requested. Republicans and Democrats alike cite voter privacy concerns, while Democrats also say the purpose of the commission, created in May by an executive order of President Donald Trump, is merely a ruse to validate ... Read More
President Trump responded to North Korea's latest missile launch late Read Morewith a two-part Twitter post asking in part, "Does [North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un] have anything better to do with his life?" Trump, who returned to Washington late after spending the weekend at his golf course in New Jersey, also referenced China, speculating that Beijing would "put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!" South Korean and Japanese officials say North Korea launched a ballistic missile morning Korea time that is believed to have landed in ...
Veterans have waited months for medical appointments while the Department of Veterans Affairs union said that it needs more employees, but 1,606 employees-including many nurses-let veterans wait while they collected a taxpayer check to work on union business instead of what they were hired to do, according to VA data obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. While veterans languished, union employees spent 1.1 million hours of work time for purposes that had nothing to do with the agency's mission, according to separate data from the Government Accountability Office. Sometimes their union work consists of trying to block managers from firing fellow employees accused of ... Read More
Texas has put President Trump over a barrel with its threat to sue to stop the 2012 deportation amnesty for Dreamers, said legal analysts, calling the state's case as close to a slam-dunk as possible. Known in Washington as DACA, the amnesty was started by President Obama - and was roundly criticized in last year's campaign by Mr. Trump. Now in office, though, Mr. Trump has reversed himself and kept DACA intact, approving tens of thousands of new and renewal applications. But the program has been on borrowed time for more than a year, ever since a series of court battles ended with the June 2016 Supreme Court ruling that ... Read More
There was no escaping the politics of healthcare in this year's Fourth of July celebrations for Senate Republicans, the New York Times reported. Many of them simply didn't show up to face the hometown crowds at annual parades around the country, the Times reported. "Things are different now," Karen Lobban of Alderson, W. Va., said of the the town's annual parade that's unfolded for every one of its 56 years without political disputes getting in the way. Though Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin walked the parade route, his GOP colleague, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, missed the event, releasing a YouTube message instead, the Times reported. And in neighboring Ohio, ... Read More