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U.S. civil rights groups protest 'out-of-touch' Justice Department police commission


   Prominent U.S. civil rights groups are refusing to appear before a Justice Department law enforcement commission set up to recommend ways to increase respect for police and reduce crime, calling it out of touch with public anger over policing.
   11:44am EDT

Muji's U.S. business seeks bankruptcy protection over coronavirus


   Minimalist lifestyle brand Muji's U.S. subsidiary has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, its Japanese owner Ryohin Keikaku Co said on Friday, joining the list of casualties from the coronavirus pandemic.
   11:39am EDT

U.S. Supreme Court defied Trump at key moments in blockbuster term


   The conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court, with Chief Justice Roberts leading the way, has distinctly staked out its independence from President Donald Trump by delivering a series of setbacks to him and his administration in pivotal cases.
   9:15am EDT

Ousted U.S. prosecutor says Barr pressed him to resign


   The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, who was ousted last month as his office led a probe into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, told lawmakers on Thursday U.S. Attorney General William Barr had pressured him to resign.
   3:11am EDT

Ex-Trump lawyer behind bars again after dispute over gag order


   Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, was taken to a federal jail on Thursday after refusing to agree to a gag order as a condition of serving his criminal sentence under home confinement, Cohen's lawyer said.
   Jul 09 2020

Democrats vow to keep up fight after Supreme Court blocks bid for Trump finances


   Democrats vowed to keep up their fight to get access to President Donald Trump's finances after the U.S. Supreme Court denied their request to see them as it ruled they must be shared with a New York criminal investigation.
   Jul 09 2020

Explainer: What you need to know about Trump's battle with New York over his financial records


   A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Thursday allowed the chief Manhattan prosecutor to obtain the financial records of President Donald Trump from third parties.
   Jul 09 2020

U.S. judge hearing Flynn case asks appeals court to reconsider dismissal


   The judge hearing the criminal prosecution against U.S. President Donald Trump's former adviser Michael Flynn on Thursday asked an appeals court to reconsider a recent decision dismissing the case.
   Jul 09 2020

U.S. Supreme Court to weigh shareholder suit over Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac


   The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear an appeal by President Donald Trump's administration seeking to avoid a lawsuit by shareholders of mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac relating to the government rescue of the companies following the 2008 housing crisis.
   Jul 09 2020

U.S. Supreme Court to weigh FTC authority to seek ill-gotten gains


   The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to decide whether the Federal Trade Commission can continue to require scam artists and firms that engaged in deceptive business practices to return money improperly obtained from consumers.
   Jul 09 2020

Politics Video

   Trump says tropical storm reason why NH rally postponed 01:55

Trump says tropical storm reason why NH rally postponed

   [NFA] A campaign rally for President Trump set for Saturday in New Hampshire has been postponed by a "week or two" because of a tropical storm off the East Coast, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Friday and Trump confirmed in a tweet. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
   Ousted U.S. prosecutor says Barr pressed him to resign 02:07

Ousted U.S. prosecutor says Barr pressed him to resign

   Milley, Esper push review of Confederacy symbols 01:59

Milley, Esper push review of Confederacy symbols

Politics News 


Despite 2020 crises and falling polls, Trump campaigns like it is 2016


   Faced with sliding poll numbers and multiple national crises, President Donald Trump has leaned into a familiar campaign strategy of divisive rhetoric and raucous rallies ahead of the November election. But a lot has changed in America since 2016.

'Epic failure': U.S. election officials warn of November chaos due to budget crunch


Trump mulls commuting longtime adviser Roger Stone's sentence, source says


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