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11 looming questions now that Mueller’s investigation is over

11 looming questions now that Mueller’s investigation is over

Special counsel Robert Mueller has finished his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and turned over his final report to Attorney General William Barr. In a letter to lawmakers Friday afternoon, Barr said he might be ready to share Mueller’s “principal conclusions” with Congress “as soon as this weekend,” and a Justice…MORE

Trump’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico has its day in court

Trump’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico has its day in court

Attorneys in federal court on Friday argued that the relatively new policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico was dangerous, illegal and “hurting people.” This was the first court hearing to determine whether the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols program, informally known as “Remain in Mexico,” is legal. In February, a coalition of immigrant advocacy…MORE

US budget deficit hit $234 billion in February, a new monthly record

US budget deficit hit $234 billion in February, a new monthly record

The US logged its biggest monthly fiscal gap ever last month. The budget widened to $234 billion in February, the Treasury Department announced on Friday, compared with a monthly shortfall of $215.2 billion a year earlier. Last month’s budget gap helped push the US government’s budget deficit up 39% to $544 billion for the first…MORE

Want to understand the 2020 Democratic primary? Stay off Twitter.

Want to understand the 2020 Democratic primary? Stay off Twitter.

First things first: The theme song of the week is from the show Report to Murphy starring Michael Keaton. Poll of the week: A new CNN national poll of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary gives Joe Biden 28%, Bernie Sanders 20%, Kamala Harris 12%, Beto O’Rourke at 11% and Elizabeth Warren 6% Other polling confirms…MORE

Trump sparks confusion with tweet on North Korea-related sanctions

Trump sparks confusion with tweet on North Korea-related sanctions

President Donald Trump triggered rampant confusion among his own aides and administration officials when he said Friday he is withdrawing new sanctions aimed at North Korea that were just issued by his own administration. “It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions…MORE

Jared Kushner’s use of WhatsApp raises concerns among cybersecurity experts

Jared Kushner’s use of WhatsApp raises concerns among cybersecurity experts

Jared Kushner’s unusual decision to use WhatsApp to communicate with foreign leaders and conduct government business has raised concerns among cybersecurity experts that highly sensitive government communications could be at risk of exploitation by foreign governments and hackers. In a letter published Thursday, House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, wrote that Kushner’s attorney,…MORE