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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says law enforcement will "demolish" deadly MS-13 gang

Critics of the Trump administration say this isn't just about violent criminals.

April 26, 2017

Roy Moore, Alabama judge who defied SCOTUS on gay marriage, to run for Senate

"Before we can make America great again, we've got to make America good," Moore told a crowd.
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April 25, 2017

What does MS-13 stand for? 5 facts to know about the international criminal gang

One of the world's deadliest gangs is being used as political fodder for the Trump administration.
April 23, 2017

Jeff Sessions: If Mexico doesn't pay for wall, US could investigate Mexicans' taxes

Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested "mostly Mexicans" are receiving invalid tax credits, and the U.S. could take them away.
April 21, 2017

Justice Department calls NYC "soft on crime." Crime stats tell a different story.

2016 was the safest year on record in New York City.
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April 21, 2017

Hawaii senator rips into Jeff Sessions for his "island in the Pacific" comment

"We won't succumb to your dog whistle politics."

April 20, 2017

Jeff Sessions described a judge in Hawaii as “a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific"

Jeff Sessions doesn't think much of the 50th state in the Union, apparently.
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April 20, 2017

Here's how most Americans feel about legal weed

Do Americans support legal weed?
April 19, 2017

Freddie Gray died 2 years ago today — and Baltimore is still seeking police reform

Civil rights leaders are pressuring Baltimore officials to be transparent in forming a new civilian police oversight task force.
April 18, 2017

Colin Powell plans to pay very close attention to Jeff Sessions' police reform agenda

Colin Powell said the government has a role to play in keeping young people out of the criminal justice system.
April 13, 2017

Jeff Sessions may have doubts about police reform agreements. But they actually do work.

Police consent decrees have given residents hope after years of unchecked abuse by officers.

April 7, 2017

Federal court OKs Baltimore police consent decree, despite Jeff Sessions' objections

A federal judge in Maryland said Jeff Sessions' request to delay police reform in Baltimore came too late.
April 4, 2017

Black activists warned us that Sessions would launch an assault on civil rights. That moment looks like it’s here.

On Monday, he ordered a review of all police reform agreements made under Obama. Shocker.
April 4, 2017

Sessions orders Justice Department to review all police reform agreements made during Obama's presidency

Sessions' review may mean many of the agreements are dismantled, or never enforced.
March 31, 2017

Jeff Sessions finally admits crime rates are low, contradicting one of Trump's major lies

"Crime rates remain near historic lows," Sessions said. Meanwhile, Trump continues saying the opposite.
March 30, 2017

Seattle sues Donald Trump over sanctuary cities executive order

Seattle says Donald Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities violates the 10th Amendment of the Constitution.

March 29, 2017

Police union that backed Trump now says he risks safety with sanctuary city funding cuts

The Fraternal Order of Police endorsed Donald Trump. Now they are worried he's going to cut their funding.
March 27, 2017

3 key takeaways from Jeff Sessions' harrowing Monday press conference

Sessions issued strong warnings to cities that protect undocumented immigrants.
March 27, 2017

Jeff Sessions blames sanctuary cities for assaults, gang rapes and "countless" murders

Sessions rattled off a list of crimes he said immigrants commit in a grim statement at a White House press briefing.
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March 15, 2017

Sessions doubles down on his support for the "war on drugs," with a nod to 'Just Say No'

He seems to be endorsing an anti-drug policing strategies that ultimately destroyed lives in communities of color.
March 15, 2017

Jeff Sessions just spread a myth about weed and heroin that statistics have repeatedly debunked

Sessions thinks marijuana dependency is nearly as bad as heroin dependency, but the facts speak for themselves.

March 8, 2017

Al Franken accuses Jeff Sessions of committing perjury

"It's hard to come to any other conclusion than he just perjured himself."
March 8, 2017

Jeff Sessions says the drug war of the '80s and '90s worked. It didn't.

Sessions fondly remembers the policies that disproportionally landed people of color in prison. We're still suffering from them.
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March 7, 2017

The 5 worst things AG Jeff Sessions allegedly said about and done to minorities

Sessions has long been accused of holding racist views and expressing offensive ideas about race.
March 6, 2017

What to know about Donald Trump's latest executive order on immigration

The narrower ban on travel from Muslim countries was rolled out Monday.
March 6, 2017

65% of Americans want a special prosecutor for Trump-Russia investigation

Nearly two-thirds of Americans want an independent prosecutor to probe Trump and his campaign's potential ties to Russia.

March 4, 2017

Donald Trump is tweeting pics of photo ops and calling for investigations into Democrats

Democrats had not-so-secret meetings with Putin.
March 3, 2017

Jeff Sessions' recusal shows political pressure still applies in Trump's Washington

Thursday was a reminder that political pressure still matters.
March 3, 2017

Donald Trump started a Twitter war with Chuck Schumer over Russia — and it backfired

This is no Cold War: These Russia-related tweets are hot.
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March 3, 2017

It wasn't just Sessions who met with the Russian ambassador. It was Jared Kushner, too.

The revelations about the Trump administration's communications with Russia seem to have no end.