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Delayed use of Defense Production Act leads to ongoing shortages of protective gear

Delayed use of Defense Production Act leads to ongoing shortages of protective gear

Nearly four months after invoking a 1950s-era law in order to compel businesses to manufacture equipment for the fight against the coronavirus, the Trump administration has made only sparing use of its authorities, leaving front-line workers in dire need of supplies like masks, gowns and gloves amid the recent surge in cases. The Department of…MORE

Roger Stone denies he protected Trump to secure commutation of sentence

Roger Stone denies he protected Trump to secure commutation of sentence

Longtime President Donald Trump friend and political adviser Roger Stone said Monday evening that he had not protected the President in exchange for a commutation, in his first TV interview since Trump commuted his prison sentence last week. “People said, ‘You see, Stone had the goods on Trump and he traded his silence for a…MORE

17 states, DC sue Trump administration over visa rules for college students

17 states, DC sue Trump administration over visa rules for college students

Attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its guidance to not allow foreign students to take online-only courses this fall semester. The multistate effort, filed in the US District Court in Massachusetts on Monday against the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and…MORE

Justice Department releases Roger Stone’s commutation paperwork

Justice Department releases Roger Stone’s commutation paperwork

The Justice Department on Monday released President Donald Trump’s signed executive order wiping away the sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone. Trump not only spared Stone from serving 40 months in a federal prison camp, his order also releases Stone from house arrest, two years on probation and a $20,000 fine imposed by the…MORE

Judge blocks first federal execution in 17 years

Judge blocks first federal execution in 17 years

A federal judge on Monday blocked the planned execution of convicted killer Daniel Lewis Lee, and three others, citing ongoing challenges to the federal government’s lethal injection protocol. Lee is scheduled to be executed Monday, which would be the first federal execution in 17 years. The injunction from Judge Tanya Chutkan in Washington, DC, applies…MORE

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