U.S. judge strikes down strict asylum rule of President Donald Trump

A U.S. federal judge late Tuesday struck down President Donald Trump’s hardline rule that curtailed asylum applications by migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a legal setback that follows a recent Supreme Court defeat over another immigration policy. The administration failed to adhere to proper regulatory guidelines when it issued a fast-track rule requiring migrants who… Read More U.S. judge strikes down strict asylum rule of President Donald Trump

Republican leaders urge wearing of masks as coronavirus cases surge

In a rare split with mask-averse President Donald Trump, fellow Republican leaders are making a public push for face coverings as COVID-19 cases surge in some Republican-leaning states. The top Republican in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, said every American has a responsibility to follow the recommendations of health officials to wear masks and… Read More Republican leaders urge wearing of masks as coronavirus cases surge

U.S. appeals court rules against border wall spending of President Donald Trump

A federal appeals court on Friday said U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to divert $2.5 billion meant for the Pentagon to build part of his long-sought wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In a pair of 2-1 decisions, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the White House lacked constitutional authority for the transfer,… Read More U.S. appeals court rules against border wall spending of President Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump suspends entry of certain foreign workers

U.S. President Donald Trump suspended the entry into the United States of certain foreign workers on Monday, a move the White House said would help the coronavirus-battered economy, but which business groups strongly oppose. Trump issued a presidential proclamation that temporarily blocks foreign workers entering on H-1B visas for skilled employees, and L visas, for… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump suspends entry of certain foreign workers

Twitter labels tweet of U.S. President Donald Trump as manipulated media

Twitter Inc added a ‘manipulated media’ label on a video posted on U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed on Thursday that showed a doctored news clip with a mis-spelled banner flashing “Terrified todler runs from racist baby.” The original video, which went viral on social media in 2019, showed a black toddler and a white… Read More Twitter labels tweet of U.S. President Donald Trump as manipulated media

Facebook removes posts, ads of President Trump’s campaign team over violation of organized hate policy

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump for violating its policy against organized hate. The ads showed a red inverted triangle with text asking Facebook users to sign a petition against antifa, a loosely organized anti-fascist movement. In a tweet on… Read More Facebook removes posts, ads of President Trump’s campaign team over violation of organized hate policy

Former U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell endorses Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden

Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell on Sunday endorsed Democratic former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, becoming the first major Republican to publicly back Donald Trump’s rival ahead of November’s election. Powell, who led the U.S. military during the 1991 Gulf War in Iraq under Republican former… Read More Former U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell endorses Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden