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Acting Homeland Security chief says migrants will not be sent to sanctuary cities

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Sunday said that migrants detained along the southern US border will not be sent to sanctuary cities as President Donald Trump and some members of his administration have previously pushed for. Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” McAleenan was asked to respond to the President having said on…MORE

Two House GOP leaders being pushed to consider higher office

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters will be watching for in the week ahead, in this week’s “Inside Politics” forecast. 1. GOP leadership shake-up? The new House GOP leadership team could see some changes in the near future — with two of the three top Republicans considering runs for higher office.…MORE

Romney: ‘I don’t support the Alabama law’ effectively banning abortion

Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney said Sunday he does not support the recently passed Alabama law that would ban abortions with few exceptions, going further than legislation in any other state. “I don’t support the Alabama law,” Romney told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” Romney, a former Massachusetts governor who was the Republican…MORE

Rural America feels the sting of Trump’s China trade war

President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is biting rural America. Most Americans haven’t yet felt the pain of the tariffs Trump imposed last year, which largely hit industrial components rather than consumer goods. But that’s changing as Trump escalates his standoff with Beijing. Farmers in the heartland, many of whom backed Trump because of…MORE

9 questions about what Michael Flynn told Robert Mueller

Michael Flynn’s dealings with Robert Mueller erupted back into the headlines this week, after court documents disclosed he had told the special counsel about communications he had with people around Donald Trump related to his cooperation. The revelations add some nuance around Flynn’s time as a cooperator and raise several new questions about Mueller’s obstruction…MORE

House Democratic primary already rumbling in the Bronx

The 2020 Democratic primary, which already boasts more than 20 candidates, may seem tame compared to a House race in the Bronx. A couple of months after veteran Rep. José Serrano announced he would retire in 2020, some Democrats in New York and Washington have grown worried that Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr., a 76-year-old, cowboy…MORE

Trump’s hardline advisers are weakening his position

“The President has made his position eminently clear, and in the next weeks and months, we shall see what we shall see,” said John Bolton. Not this week, but in November 2002, when he was undersecretary of state, not national security adviser. And not about Iran, or Venezuela, or North Korea; but about Iraq. Seventeen…MORE

State Department condemns killing of American citizen in Nicaraguan prison

The State Department condemned the killing of an American citizen being held in Nicaragua after a prison uprising, according to Nicaraguan and US officials. However, they disagreed whether the killing of Eddy Antonio Montes Praslín was a justified homicide as the US ambassador and a lawyer representing Nicaraguan political prisoners maintain, or if it was…MORE