From the Wire
- EU Imposes Tariffs on US Peanuts, Motorcycles and WhiskeyThe European Union started enforcing tariffs Friday on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice, part of a growing global trade rift that's likely to intensify over the next few weeks.
- Dems Seek Info About Virginia Facility After Abuse ClaimsVirginia's two Democratic senators asked the Trump administration Friday for answers about operations at a juvenile detention facility in the state where immigrant children said they were bound, beaten and isolated in solitary confinement.
- Trump Undercuts House GOP: Don't Waste Time on ImmigrationPresident Donald Trump on Friday told his fellow Republicans in Congress to "stop wasting their time" on immigration legislation until after the November elections. GOP leaders said they'd press on anyway, but his comments further damaged their attempt to win ...
- Governor Taps Prosecutor in Mississippi Congressional RunoffMississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is endorsing Michael Guest in a Republican congressional runoff.
- High Court: Online Shoppers Can Be Forced to Pay Sales TaxThe Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.
- Trump Tweet Complicates House GOP Efforts on ImmigrationHours before House showdown votes on immigration, President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that any measure the chamber passes would be doomed in the Senate anyway.
- Trudeau: Canada to Legalize Marijuana on Oct. 17Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.
- Lawmakers Rip Tariffs Enacted in Name of National SecurityPointing to damage done to home-state companies, lawmakers from both parties Wednesday criticized tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security.
- In Reversal, Trump Signs Order Stopping Family SeparationBowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.
- Judge Dismisses Suit Over Mississippi City Flying State FlagA federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit that sought to block a Mississippi Gulf Coast city from flying the state flag that features the Confederate battle emblem.
- Trump Administration Pulls US Out of UN Human Rights CouncilThe United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an ...
- Lawmakers Barred from Child Migrant Facility in FloridaU.S. Sen. Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a "cover-up" after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for migrant children in South Florida where he had hoped to survey living conditions.
- 'Papa! Papa!' Audio of Children Stokes Rage Over SeparationAn audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage in the growing uproar over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children ...
- Trump Defiant Despite Rising Outrage Over Border SeparationsAn unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S. "will not ...
- Democratic Attorneys General Urge End to Border SeparationsA coalition of Democratic attorneys general demanded Tuesday that the Trump administration end a "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.