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How to help separated families on the border
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In response to President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy for illegal immigration that is separating children from their parents, Americans are mobilizing to help, raising money for groups that provide legal support for the detainees.
Lewandowski won't apologize for 'womp womp' reaction to story of girl separated from mother
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is refusing to apologize for his reaction to the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally.
Expert: Bots are poised to wreak havoc in the 2018 midterm elections
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Automated bot accounts that spread disinformation and sowed disgust and confusion among voters during the 2016 presidential election are poised to wreak havoc again in this year’s midterm elections, according to Samuel Woolley, a leading expert.
Businesses have made millions off Trump's child separation policy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump’s controversial child separation policy is being carried out with the help of private businesses who have received millions of dollars in government contracts to help run the shelters where young migrants are being held away from their parents.
Trump meets with House Republicans on migrant policy, leaving his position no more clear
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday night to meet with Republicans from the House of Representatives to assure them that a fix was in the works for the deeply unpopular family separation policy at the U.S. border with Mexico.
Democrats recall visiting border facilities: 'It did confirm my worst fears'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Jeff Merkley recently visited the Mexican border to witness President Trump’s new policy of separating families crossing illegally into the U.S.
Greater
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In response to President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy for illegal immigration that is separating children from their parents, Americans are mobilizing to help, raising money for groups that provide legal support for the detainees.
Trump: 'You have to take the children away'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump said on Tuesday that his administration has no choice but to separate children from parents who cross the U.S. border illegally — before essentially admitting it does.
Patrolling the border, where immigrants wait to be caught
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Photojournalist Sergio Flores recounts his day with U.S. Border Patrol near McAllen, Texas.
He was once a leading Trump supporter. Now this Mexican
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Jake Monty, a former member of Donald Trump's National Hispanic Advisory Council, said it’s troubling to see the Trump administration let the fate of undocumented immigrants be determined by a political agenda.
In Turkish election, democracy itself is at stake
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Turkey is holding snap elections on June 24, and in the run-up, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s stump speeches have grown more and more Trumpian. Like the American president, Erdoğan fashions himself as populist representative of the common man facing down an array of corrupt elites. The stakes are high for him as a victory would solidify one-man rule in Turkey — a NATO ally of 80 million people.
Ecstasy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
South Carolina firefighter Ed Thompson says his life was saved after undergoing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD from his job. Researchers are starting phase three clinical trials this summer to get FDA approval for the legal prescription of MDMA for inpatient therapy.
Racial imbalance? Admissions policies at Harvard and Stuyvesant HS under scrutiny
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Harvard University, because it is accused of admitting too few Asian-American students, and New York’s most selective public schools, because the city’s mayor thinks it is admitting too many. As admissions at the nation’s most competitive schools become evermore competitive — Harvard admitted 4.59 percent of applicants this year, while the acceptance rate at New York’s Stuyvesant High School has been estimated at 17 percent — the controversies are a reminder that every change in the admissions equation that increases the chances of members of one group inevitably disadvantage others. Both situations also reflect the fact that Asian-American students tend to excel academically, particularly on standardized achievement tests.
Nielsen: Separating families isn't a 'policy,' it's just something we do
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters Monday that it was “offensive” to imply that the administration had a “policy” of separating parents from children at the border — even though it was the stated purpose of the controversial change in enforcement procedures put in place by the Trump administration.
Senate FBI hearing takes twists and turns, including a 'wangdoodle' reference
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
It was not, perhaps, the most somber moment in the history of the U.S. Senate. In the midst of reciting a list of complaints about FBI agents allegedly swayed by their own anti-Trump animus, Sen. John Kennedy R-La., stopped speaking and looked up.
Crying for 'Mami' and 'Papá' at a Border Patrol detention center
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
 ProPublica has a recording of 10 children ages 4 to 10 who had been separated from their parents and brought to an unnamed facility within the previous 24 hours. An article describes the children crying “‘Mami’ and ‘Papá’ over and over again, as if those are the only words they know."
Senate candidate's first campaign ad depicts Trump administration as literal dumpster fire
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Richard Painter, a former White House ethics attorney under President George W. Bush who is running for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota as a Democrat, is taking his pointed criticism of President Trump straight to voters.
Rubio campaign manager: The GOP no longer has an 'ideological compass'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Terry Sullivan, in an interview for “The Long Game,” a Yahoo News podcast, leveled his critique at both Republicans and Democrats, but said as a Republican he was more authorized to speak about that party’s drift.
Trump: 'The United States will not be a migrant camp'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump on Monday again tried to shift blame for his administration’s controversial policy of separating immigrant families at the border to Democrats.
‘It’s disgraceful’: Some Trump supporters condemn family separations at border
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Several of President Trump’s supporters have been speaking out against the administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they cross the U.S. border illegally.
Turned away by 2 countries, rescued refugees end their odyssey in Spain
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
More than 600 refugees who set out from Libya to reach Europe were turned away by Italy, in a sudden change of heart about accepting refugees, and denied entry to Malta. At last, Spain agreed to take them — but the politics of immigration in the European Union are only growing more complicated and fraught.
Trump defends North Korea summit, trashes media: 'We got so much for peace in the world'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sunday morning, President Trump repeatedly defended the North Korea summit and accused the press of not giving him the credit he deserves for trying to bring more stability to the Korean peninsula.
Rescue ship Aquarius docks in Valencia after weeklong odyssey at sea
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A ship carrying some of the approximately 630 migrants who were recently rescued off Libya and then denied entry by Italy and Malta has reached a Spanish port. Yahoo News has photos of the ship’s arrival.
Rudy Giuliani wants Mueller's 'almost illegal and unethical probe' to be investigated
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Rudy Giuliani called for an investigation into Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference with the 2016 U.S. elections and potential links between Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow.
Employee suffers radiation exposure at controversial Idaho nuclear waste site
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The site has been used by the federal government for nuclear waste disposal since the 1950s, but in recent years, it has been the focus of concerns from state officials and watchdog groups who are alarmed at the volume of radioactive material being held there.
Short on staff, the Trump administration turns to a job fair
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump vowed to hire the "best people" but has needed some help finding them.
New book details the inside story of Obama's birth certificate and the birth of fake news
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A new book by a former senior adviser to Barack Obama gives an account of the behind-the-scenes the drama surrounding the release of the president’s birth certificate — and the response to the so-called birther movement championed by Donald Trump.
Experts say Trump's Russia policy is at odds with itself
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
At a meeting of the Helsinki Commission, experts said President Trump obfuscates his administration’s policy toward the Kremlin by making pronouncements that contradict the positions of the U.S. intelligence community and diplomatic corps.
'Very unfair!': Trump tweets cap another tumultuous week
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The president's tweets on Friday echo a familiar frustration that he's not getting enough credit.
Virginia GOPers worry Senate nominee Corey Stewart could drag down House members
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The morning after Corey Stewart’s victory in the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Virginia, party officials assessed how their candidate might affect House races in November. They didn’t like what they saw.
Trump clashes with reporters over false claim about separating children at border
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump on Friday repeatedly and falsely defended his administration’s policy of separating families at the border by blaming Democrats.
Trump on Kim Jong Un: 'His people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The president on Friday expressed admiration for the way Kim Jong Un is treated by North Koreans.
Hectic morning on the White House lawn: Trump speaks, and so do the facts
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump took questions from reporters Friday morning on the White House lawn, covering a number of topics on which his comments have at times strayed from the truth. Here are some of his remarks, annotated and checked for accuracy.
Unfiltered: ‘[Uber and Lyft] are buying their way into monopolization at the expense of everybody else.’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Last month, yellow-cab driver and family man Yu Mein “Kenny” Chow tragically took his own life by throwing himself into the East River at 86th Street in New York City, just feet away from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s residence at Gracie Mansion. Chow was the fifth cabdriver within five months to take his own life. There was Danilo Corporan Castillo, who jumped off a roof in Harlem in December, a suicide note later found in his pocket scrawled on the back of a Taxi & Limousine Commission summons.
Clapper: 'We had a suspect' in Kremlin
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
U.S. intelligence officials last year identified a “suspect” who served as the “cut-out” for Russian intelligence to funnel thousands of DNC emails and documents to WikiLeaks, according to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
Trump Foundation hits back at 'political motivations' of New York attorney general's lawsuit
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump blasted New York state's attorney general over a lawsuit filed against his foundation for an alleged “pattern of illegal conduct,” including “willful self-dealing.”
The inside story of Obama's birth certificate and the birth of fake news
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A new book by a former senior adviser to Barack Obama gives an account of the behind-the-scenes the drama surrounding the release of the president’s birth certificate — and the response to the so-called birther movement championed by Donald Trump.
White House defends border separations: 'It's biblical to enforce the law'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The White House cited a nonexistent law and the Bible to defend the government’s controversial policy of separating undocumented immigrant parents from their children upon their arrest at the U.S. border with Mexico.
'But my emails': Hillary Clinton takes a swipe at Comey after IG report
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The former Democratic presidential candidate issues a stinging tweet over the release of a report that looked into the FBI's handing of an investigation into her use of a private email server.
Sessions targets a new breed of asylum seekers, persecuted for their gender or for escaping gangs
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The controversial new policy announced this week by Attorney General Jeff Sessions severely restricting the grounds on which foreign nationals can request asylum reflects a new reality about who seeks protection at America’s borders: people threatened by interpersonal violence who aren’t being protected by their own governments.
Sessions targets a new breed of asylum seekers, persecuted for their gender or escaping gangs
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The controversial new policy announced this week by Attorney General Jeff Sessions severely restricting the grounds on which foreign nationals can request asylum reflects a new reality about who seeks protection at America’s borders: people threatened by interpersonal violence who aren’t being protected by their own governments.
Don't call Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn a feminist, even if she is one
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Tennessee’s very conservative Rep. Marsha Blackburn, running for the Senate seat being vacated by Bob Corker, is used to breaking glass ceilings — quietly.
Sessions takes on microaggressions. He’s right.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Justice Department exists to enforce constitutional protections — none more than the right to free expression. And too many college presidents seem to have forgotten that they exist to teach students the value (and sometimes the cost) of those protections.
Trump heaps praise on 'tough guy' Kim Jong Un
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The president again downplays the North Korean leader's repressive acts.
EPA workforce 'disgusted' by Scott Pruitt's scandals and priorities, official says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A demoralized workforce watching as its agency is dismantled by the very people charged to lead it: That is the grim state of affairs depicted by John J. O’Grady, a longtime employee in the Chicago field office of the Environmental Protection Agency, which is tasked with protecting the nation’s air and water, while preventing the exposure of citizens to harmful chemicals. The agency is doing none of that, in O’Grady’s telling, with career officials watching in dismay as EPA administrator Scott Pruitt seemingly lurches from one scandal to another while doing the bidding of oil barons and the chemical lobby. “Morale is not good,” O’Grady said of the agency’s 14,000 employees.
In primaries, Republican candidates can't love Donald Trump enough
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In South Carolina, the candidate who loved President Trump best, state Rep. Katie Arrington, defeated incumbent Rep. Mark Sanford, who voted with Trump a mere 89 percent of the time and accused him of incompetence and promoting bigotry.
Virginia GOP worries Senate nominee Corey Stewart could drag down House members
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The morning after Corey Stewart’s victory in the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Virginia, party officials assessed how their candidate might affect House races in November. They didn’t like what they saw.
Whatever happened to Zika?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Three years ago, the Zika virus was making nearly daily headlines. Now the infection has all but disappeared from the media landscape and conversation.
In primaries, Republican candidates can’t love Donald Trump enough
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., left, and South Carolina Rep.Katie Arrington. Tuesday’s primary results in deep red South Carolina confirmed what has become conventional wisdom about the 2018 Republican Party: that there’s no such thing as loving Donald Trump too much. The candidate who loved him best, State Rep. Katie Arrington, defeated incumbent Rep. Mark Sanford, who voted with Trump a mere 89 percent of the time and accused him of incompetence and promoting bigotry.
'Sleep well tonight!': Trump promptly declares North Korea no longer a nuclear threat
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Some aren't accepting President Trump's assurances on his return from the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.