April 20, 2018

What If We Didn’t… jail people for marijuana use, possession or sale?

After more than 20 years of the modern medical and recreational marijuana industries, advocates for decriminalization say evidence of societal good is stacking up against die-hard prohibitionists.

April 19, 2018

Inspector general recommends criminal charges against fired FBI deputy Andrew McCabe

McCabe has been accused of misleading internal investigators about media disclosures in 2016.
March 21, 2018

Report: McCabe had opened criminal investigation into Sessions a year before firing

Sessions fired McCabe Friday, just days before he was set to retire from the FBI.
March 17, 2018

Trump lawyer calls for Justice Department to kill Mueller probe day after McCabe firing

The bizarre statement may reflect a shift toward a more combative strategy on the part of the president's legal team.
March 17, 2018

Trump cheers McCabe firing: It’s a “great day for Democracy”

Jeff Sessions sacked the deputy director of the FBI on Friday — days before he was set to retire.
March 7, 2018

Trump administration brings suit against California over sanctuary cities — but will they win?

The Trump administration is continuing its attack on "sanctuary cities" with a new lawsuit against California.

March 3, 2018
Feb. 9, 2018

Third-ranking Justice official to resign amid Trump attacks on federal law enforcement

Rachel Brand stood to inherit control of the Russia investigation in the event that Trump ousted Rosenstein.
Jan. 30, 2018

Trump has been warring with federal law enforcement for months. Is he starting to win?

Andrew McCabe, a frequent Trump target, said Monday he will resign as deputy director of the FBI.
Jan. 6, 2018

This week in Trump-Russia news: Is the case for obstruction of justice getting stronger?

Trump says "everything I've done is 100% proper." A report this week suggests otherwise.
Nov. 26, 2017

Black Friday 2017 shatters record for gun background check requests

The record-setting surge in background check requests comes just two days after Jeff Sessions ordered a review of the system.

Nov. 15, 2017

Sean Hannity is Fox News’ chief conspiracy theorist — and Shepard Smith its voice of reason

Fox News' Shepard Smith and Sean Hannity are treating Trump's presidency very differently — but only one is being rewarded for it.
Nov. 14, 2017

3 takeaways from the Donald Trump Jr.-WikiLeaks revelations

The exchange strongly suggests the president's eldest son coordinated in some way with WikiLeaks.
Nov. 14, 2017

Sessions says there isn’t enough evidence for special counsel to investigate Clinton

“At this point there is not enough evidence to appoint a special counsel” to investigate Hillary Clinton, Jeff Sessions said.
Nov. 14, 2017

Jeff Sessions says he now remembers meeting with George Papadopoulos

Sessions blamed his initial lack of recollection on the "chaos" of the Trump campaign.
Nov. 11, 2017

This week in Trump-Russia news: Don Jr. may have suggested quid pro quo with Kremlin-linked lawyer

Meanwhile, the president says he believes Putin over his own intelligence agencies.

Nov. 4, 2017

Remember Carter Page? Turns out he met with Russian officials after all.

The reveal comes amid a week of bad news for Donald Trump on the Russia front.
Oct. 27, 2017

How Trump’s plan to help opioid addicts is at odds with his own Justice Department

Trump said he wants to help opioid addicts. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions reimplemented mandatory minimums that will jail nonviolent drug addicts.
Oct. 27, 2017

Mic Wakeup: House passes budget, Sessions goes after weed and a few weird Halloween costume ideas

It’s Friday, Oct. 27. Here are three stories you need to read.
Oct. 26, 2017

Jeff Sessions suggests DOJ will crack down on marijuana growers, even in states that legalized weed

"I do believe that the federal laws clearly are in effect in all 50 states and we will do our best to enforce the laws as we’re required to do so," Sessions said.
Oct. 18, 2017

Trump again hits Sessions in early morning Twitter rant against Comey

"Where is Justice Dept.?" Trump asks.

Oct. 18, 2017

Democrat Doug Jones pulls even with Roy Moore in Alabama Senate special election: poll

The fact that the race is tied comes as a surprise in deep-red Alabama, which President Donald Trump won by a 28-point margin in the 2016 presidential election.
Oct. 12, 2017

Jeff Sessions gives ‘last chance’ warning to so-called ‘sanctuary cities’

The Department of Justice gave Chicago, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia and Cook County, Illinois, two weeks to prove they aren't sanctuary cities.
Oct. 6, 2017

Mic Wakeup: DOJ cuts transgender protections, GOP takes hit in poll and a surprise from the NRA

It's Friday. Here's what you need to know to start your day.
Oct. 5, 2017

The Justice Department just reversed a policy prohibiting discrimination against transgender workers

“This is a conclusion of law, not policy," Sessions wrote. "As a law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice must interpret Title VII as written by Congress."
Sept. 27, 2017

Roy Moore wins Alabama GOP Senate runoff, handing Trump an embarrassing electoral defeat

Roy Moore defeated Sen. Luther Strange, President Donald Trump's chosen candidate in an Alabama Senate special election GOP runoff.

Sept. 26, 2017

Georgetown students, faculty protest Jeff Sessions’ speaking engagement at university

Students on campus decried the apparent hypocrisy of ensuring a "sympathetic audience" for the United States attorney general.
Sept. 6, 2017

DACA activists erect, then tear down, confederate statue of Jeff Sessions

Activists called Sessions a "living monument" to white supremacy.
Sept. 5, 2017

Congressional Republicans call for legislative solution after Trump ends DACA

Some powerful Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, have come out in support of a legislative fix to protect DACA recipients.
Sept. 5, 2017

A quick history lesson shows why pinning DACA’s fate on congressional action is a massive risk

Congress has a full plate this fall with the debt ceiling, government funding, disaster relief and tax reform. Now they can add the ever-thorny immigration reform to that list.