Supreme Court says Biden can end Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ immigration policy

CNN — The Supreme Court on Thursday gave President Joe Biden the green light to end the controversial “Remain in Mexico” immigration policy that originated under the Trump administration. Since the beginning of his administration, Biden has tried to wind down the policy, which sends certain non-Mexican citizens who entered the US back to Mexico … Read more

Ron Johnson embroiled in controversy over staff handing Pence fake electors list

Conservative Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who faces a tough re-election race this year, finds himself embroiled in new controversy after the House Jan. 6 Select Committee revealed Tuesday that his staff attempted to hand a list of fake electors to then-Vice President Mike Pence. Johnson is facing tough questions about how much he knew of … Read more

Rusty Bowers: Arizona House speaker, who resisted Trump pressure campaign, testifying at January 6 hearing Tuesday

CNN — Rusty Bowers, a Republican and Arizona state House speaker, is expected to testify at a Tuesday hearing focusing on former President Donald Trump’s pressure on state officials to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in 2020, according to a source familiar with the matter. Bowers will join Georgia’s election officials — Brad Raffensperger and Gabe … Read more

January 6 committee has emails between Ginni Thomas and John Eastman

CNN — The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, US Capitol attack is in possession of email correspondence between conservative attorney John Eastman and Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, a conservative activist who’s the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a source familiar with the committee’s investigation told CNN. The source who spoke with … Read more

Drunk Giuliani urged Trump to declare election night victory

An “intoxicated” Rudy Giuliani insisted then-President Donald Trump declares victory on election night in 2020 — even though others in the 45th president’s inner circle advised against it, a Trump campaigner advised the House select committee investigating last year’s Capitol riot. Jason Miller, then a Trump campaign strategist, said during his recorded deposition that he … Read more

How to watch Monday’s January 6 committee hearing

Washington CNN — The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol will hold its second public hearing of the month on Monday. The hearing is expected to detail how then-President Donald Trump “engaged in a massive effort to spread false and fraudulent information” even though “Trump and his advisers … Read more

Biden administration cancels $5.8 billion in student loan debt for former Corinthian students

Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen/AP Washington CNN — The Department of Education announced Wednesday that it will cancel $5.8 billion in student loan debt for 560,000 borrowers who attended the now-defunct network of for-profit schools known as Corinthian Colleges. The cancellation amounts to the largest one-time discharge ever made by the Department of Education. Some of … Read more

Mo Brooks clashes with Fox News’ Sandra Smith over election

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks insisted during a Fox News interview Sunday that widespread voter fraud cost former President Donald Trump the 2020 election — forcing “Fox News Sunday” guest host Sandra Smith to intervene and push back. The conversation with Brooks went off the rails after Smith asked the lawmaker about Trump pulling his endorsement … Read more

Biden nears decision on student loans as inflation worries mount

CNN — Top White House aides have drafted the order for canceling some student loan debt, but they’re still waiting for President Joe Biden to make up his mind on whether to go forward with it. A pair of commencement speeches scheduled for this weekend might seem like a perfect setting for an announcement, but … Read more

Texas bar seeks to punish AG Ken Paxton for election lawsuit

DALLAS (AP) — The State Bar of Texas sued Wednesday to punish state Attorney General Ken Paxton for his failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election based on bogus claims of fraud, raising a new legal danger for the Republican the day after he secured his party’s nomination for a third term. The state … Read more