Showbiz Figures Make Last Pitch Before Historic Midterm Vote

WASHINGTON — Entertainment figures canvassed precincts, tweeted out last-minute endorsements, rallied millennials and, most of all, urged people to vote in a midterm election characterized by former President Barack Obama as perhaps “the most important of our lifetimes.” In a sharp contrast to 2016, few Democratic Hollywood figures … [Read More...]

Christopher Wray Confirmed as FBI Director

WASHINGTON — Christopher Wray was confirmed by the Senate as the new FBI Director in a 92-5 vote. President Donald Trump nominated Wray for the post in June, several weeks after he fired James Comey. At the time, Trump said that Wray was “a man of impeccable credentials.” Trump … [Read More...]

Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Neil Gorsuch won confirmation as an associate justice to the Supreme Court, one day after Senate Republicans abandoned longtime tradition to overcome a Democratic filibuster. Senate Republicans obtained 51 votes to confirm his nomination just before noon on Friday, as the roll call continued. Gorsuch’s confirmation was a given after … [Read More...]

Judge Blocks Donald Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

A federal judge has halted the implementation of President Donald Trump’s revised ban on travel of immigrants and refugees, just as it was about to go into effect, CNN reported on Wednesday. A Hawaii federal judge granted a temporary halt to the order, after Hawaii challenged the ban along … [Read More...]