News archive from 6 July 2018

Narrowing the list: 3 judges top Trump's list

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he has narrowed down — to two or three — the list of contenders he's considering to fill the vacancy for the Supreme Court seat held by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. "I think I have it...

Chron, 01:26 in Politics
 

Deadline to reunite immigrant families rapidly approaching

WASHINGTON (AP) — This spring, the Trump administration began a "zero tolerance" policy to criminally prosecute anyone caught crossing the border illegally. Because children can't be in jail with their parents, more than 2,300 families...

Chron, 02:07 in Politics
 

Lizzie Fletcher hits $1 million in race to unseat Houston GOP incumbent John Culberson

WASHINGTON – Democratic hopeful Lizzie Pannill Fletcher has laid down a marker in one of the most closely watched U.S. House races in the country, raising more than $1 million in the past three months in her quest to unseat GOP incumbent John...

Chron, 09:32 in Politics
 

Lawyers: Manafort in solitary confinement as he awaits trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, say their client has been in solitary confinement as he awaits trial on financial charges. The lawyers say Manafort is locked in a jail cell in Virginia...

Chron, 15:13 in Politics
 

Ted Cruz seizes on Beto O’Rourke’s willingness to consider abolishing ICE

AUSTIN — Democrat Beto O’Rourke’s nuanced position on abolishing the federal agency responsible for enforcing immigration laws has opened a new line of attack from U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz as the two rivals continue to travel the state in advance of the...

Chron, 17:54 in Politics
 

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