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Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 04:16 PM CST

Trump Calls Deportation Attempts a 'Military Operation'

Trump Calls Deportation Attempts a 'Military Operation'

 U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said there will not be a military operation or mass deportations of immigrants, despite President Donald Trump calling deportation attempts a "military operation" earlier in the day.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 07:58 PM CST

Sessions: US to Continue Use of Privately Run Prisons

Sessions: US to Continue Use of Privately Run Prisons

Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government's continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 01:09 PM CST

Pritzker Pitches Odd Protest After Trump Strips Trans Rights

Pritzker Pitches Odd Protest After Trump Strips Trans Rights

Prospective Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker slammed President Donald Trump Thursday for stripping federal protections that allowed transgender students to use school bathrooms and locker...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 12:39 PM CST

Fishermen at Odds Over Impact of Trump Executive Order

Fishermen at Odds Over Impact of Trump Executive Order

An executive order by President Donald Trump designed to radically cut back on federal regulations has spurred disagreement among fishermen about how it will affect them — and lawmakers and regulators aren't...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 01:13 PM CST

White Nationalist Richard Spencer Kicked Out of CPAC

White Nationalist Richard Spencer Kicked Out of CPAC

Richard Spencer, the white nationalist who popularized the term "alt-right," was kicked out of the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday after holding an impromptu press conference in a hallway where...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 02:09 PM CST

AFSCME Approves Strike, Faults Rauner

AFSCME Approves Strike, Faults Rauner

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31, the union representing the largest number of Illinois state employees, announced Thursday that 81 percent of members voted to...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 11:20 AM CST

NYC Lowers Trump Security Cost Estimate by $11 Million

NYC Lowers Trump Security Cost Estimate by $11 Million

New York City has lowered its cost estimate for guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 09:21 AM CST

Treasury Secretary: Expect Tax Overhaul by August

Treasury Secretary: Expect Tax Overhaul by August

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says he would like to see "very significant" tax reform passed before Congress’ August recess, CNBC reported. In his first television interview since assuming office,...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 09:12 AM CST

Host of Documents Still Missing From White House Website

Host of Documents Still Missing From White House Website

Public-facing documents scrubbed from the White House's website shortly after President Donald Trump was inaugurated — including White House visitors' logs, waivers of ethics regulations and a host of other...

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 07:59 PM CST

Jenner: Trump's Move on Trans Rights a 'Disaster'

Jenner: Trump's Move on Trans Rights a 'Disaster'

Caitlyn Jenner late Thursday joined a chorus of celebrities criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to roll back a federal rule saying public schools had to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms...

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