‘Golden calf’ statue of Donald Trump sparks Biblical ridicule at CPAC – National

Social media users were quoting the Ten Commandments film and the Book of Exodus in droves on Friday, after video from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) revealed a golden idol-like statue of former U.S. president Donald Trump. The video captured by a Bloomberg News reporter shows attendants wheeling a giant golden caricature of […]

McConnell says he would ‘absolutely’ support Trump if he wins 2021 nomination – National

Less than a month after excoriating Donald Trump in a blistering floor speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he would “absolutely” support the former president again if he secured the Republican nomination in 2024. The Kentucky Republican told Fox News that there’s still “a lot to happen between now” and the […]

U.S. Capitol Police were warned of violence ahead of riot, chief says – National

Capitol Police knew armed extremists were primed for violence at the iconic building on Jan. 6 and even provided officers with assault rifles to protect lawmakers, the acting chief acknowledged Wednesday. But the wild invasion of the Capitol was far worse than police expected, leaving them unprepared to fight it off. A day earlier, her predecessor as chief testified that police expected […]

U.S. judge bans enforcement of Biden’s 100-day freeze on deportations – National

A federal judge late Tuesday indefinitely banned U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a 100-day moratorium on most deportations. U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction sought by Texas, which argued the moratorium violated federal law and risked imposing additional costs on the state. Read more: ‘Eliminating bad policy’: Biden signs […]

U.S. Capitol security to testify before Congress about deadly riot – National

U.S. Congress is set to hear from former U.S. Capitol security officials for the first time about the massive law enforcement failures on Jan. 6, the day a violent mob laid siege to the building and interrupted the presidential electoral count. Three of the four scheduled to testify Tuesday before two Senate committees resigned […]

Here’s what prosecutors could learn from Trump’s tax records after court decision – National

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trump’s tax records. Now, thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, he will soon have them. But what will that mean for the Democrat’s investigation into Trump’s business affairs? Read more: Trump tax […]

Trump planning to return to political spotlight with CPAC address: source – National

Former U.S. President Donald Trump will seek to return to the political spotlight in an address to a major meeting of conservatives, a source familiar with his plans said on Saturday, as the Republican plots his post-White House moves. Trump plans to speak to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, on […]

Biden’s 1st month in office was about erasing Trump’s mark – National

When Joe Biden walked into the Oval Office for the first time as president a month ago, his pens were ready. Already. Lining a fine wooden box, they bore the presidential seal and an imprint of his signature, a micro-mission accomplished in advance of his swearing-in. Four years ago, pens were just one more […]

Asylum seekers stuck in Mexico to finally be allowed into U.S., reversing Trump rule – National

After waiting months and sometimes years in Mexico, people seeking asylum in the United States are being allowed into the country starting Friday as they wait for courts to decide on their cases, unwinding one of the Trump administration’s signature immigration policies that U.S. President Joe Biden vowed to end. The number of asylum-seekers […]

Trump’s election loss nullifies Meng Wanzhou’s argument for release: attorney general

Canada’s attorney general says the failure of former U.S. president Donald Trump to win re-election nullifies an argument to release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on the basis he was using her to get a better trade deal with China. In court documents released Thursday, David Lametti says Meng’s argument depends on public statements that […]