Trump is pushing Vietnam to accept deportees who have lived in the US for over 20 years

The shift would affect thousands of immigrants who’ve been ordered deported — generally for committing crimes — but not legal immigrants or citizens. The Trump administration is reportedly pushing the government of Vietnam to allow the US to deport certain Vietnamese immigrants who have lived in the US since at least 1995. The move, first reported by Charles Dunst and

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What’s next for the Trump hush money investigation

Michael Cohen got sentenced, and prosecutors announced they won’t charge AMI. New York federal prosecutors’ investigation into the hush money payments Michael Cohen arranged during the 2016 campaign isn’t yet over — and it appears to have moved closer to President Trump. Shortly after Cohen was sentenced, prosecutors in his case announced they’d reached a non-prosecution agreement with a company

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What’s illegal about Trump’s hush payments to women, briefly explained

Debunking the president’s desperate spin about being incriminated in felonies. In his latest spin about federal prosecutors implicating him in felonies, President Donald Trump managed to pack three falsehoods into a mere two sentences. During an interview with Reuters that was published Tuesday evening, Trump, alluding to hush payments made by his longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen to

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Republicans’ civil war over criminal justice reform, explained

Trump supports it. Some Senate Republicans don’t. Louisiana Republican John Kennedy just added yet another twist to Senate Republicans’ heated internal fight over criminal justice reform. Kennedy — a longstanding opponent of sentencing changes in criminal justice legislation — said he intends to block a vote on the bill this Thursday, because he’d like some more time to review it,

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Congress just voted to legalize hemp

The bill won’t legalize marijuana for recreational or medical uses, but allows non-psychoactive forms of cannabis. With a push from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Congress just voted to legalize hemp. Hemp is derived from the cannabis plant, but it doesn’t get you high. Instead, it’s typically used for its fiber to make all kinds of products — food, paper,

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YouTube’s conspiracy theory crisis, explained

Why a Democratic representative asked Google’s CEO about the most bizarre conspiracy theory you’ve never heard of. The three-and-a-half-hour hearing with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and the House Judiciary Committee wasn’t exactly a showcase of deep knowledge of technology. One Republican representative complained that all of the Google results for the Obamacare repeal act and the Republican tax bill were

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Michael Cohen was just sentenced to 3 years in prison

Trump’s former lawyer pleaded guilty to financial offenses, campaign finance violations, and lying to Congress about Russia. Michael Cohen will be heading to prison. After pleading guilty to financial crimes, campaign finance violations, and lying to Congress, the president’s former lawyer was sentenced by Judge William Pauley to three years of incarceration Wednesday. Cohen had hoped that his assistance with

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