WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the 15th circuit court judge since President Donald Trump took office 15 months ago, far outpacing the rate at his recent predecessors were able to fill vacancies in the powerful appeals courts in the early months of their administrations. The trend has potentially significant political consequences for the direction of the country's most influential federal benches at a time when several will be weighing questions about key administration policies, ranging from immigration to the environment.
Would the signature Trump bling break through the looming gray clouds on the night of his administration's first state dinner? The answer on Tuesday, April 24, was yes.
Mick Mulvaney said the quiet part out loud. "We had a hierarchy in my office in Congress," the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Tuesday at the American Bankers Association conference in Washington. "If you're a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn't talk to you. If you're a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you."
Gmail is getting major update starting today, Wednesday, April 25. A certain amount of hyperventilation is to be expected when a service used by 1.4 billion people changes anything. I'm here to report it's going to be OK. Truth be told, when Google first showed me the redesign, I thought: Who asked for this? It's like Gmail got a facelift to look cuter. Buttons are rounded and its bubbly new font could have been ripped from a 1992 school yearbook.
Places that write a lot of tickets for distracted driving appear to have lower fatal crash rates than places that don't, according to a report compiled by an online security services firm. The analysis also found states that don't have any laws against driving and using handheld devices also appear to have higher crash rates than those that do.
Just one day after his wife was buried, former President George H.W. Bush contracted an infection that spread to his blood and was hospitalized. On Monday, April 23, a family spokesman said Bush is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering.
WASHINGTON - A District of Columbia federal judge has delivered the toughest blow yet to Trump administration efforts to end deportation protections for young undocumented immigrants, ordering the government to continue the Obama-era program and - for the first time since announcing it would end - reopen it to new applicants.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is standing behind Ronny Jackson to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, but suggested his embattled nominee should drop out because of what Trump characterized as "ugly" allegations that have surfaced. "I don't want to put a man through a process like this," Trump said when asked about Jackson's nomination during a joint news conference at the White House with French President Emmanuel Macron. "It's too ugly, and it's too disgusting." Trump said a decision about whether to proceed would be left to Jackson.
The 29-year-old charged with killing four people at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee, over the weekend left behind considerable evidence linking him to the violence, authorities said in court filings. Travis Reinking, who was arrested Monday following a 34-hour manhunt, has been charged with four counts of criminal homicide. In affidavits filed in state court, officials said surveillance video showed someone who looked like Reinking getting out of a truck registered to him, firing a gun previously linked to him and then leaving behind two checks made out to him.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—Oregon child welfare officials knew in July 2013 that Jennifer Hart - who last month drove her wife and six adopted children off a California cliff into the ocean - had already faced abuse allegations in Minnesota, according to records from their investigation released Monday, April 23.