The administration’s decision to rally around Ronny L. Jackson’s nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs came as the president’s doctor was besieged by accusations that he improperly dispensed drugs, created a hostile workplace and became intoxicated on duty.
The White House physician’s nomination was already facing scrutiny from veterans groups and lawmakers who questioned his management experience. Then came the accusations of professional misconduct on several fronts.
Justices will review whether the president’s travel ban is a necessary step to protect the country from terrorism or an illegal and unconstitutional fulfillment of campaign promises to ban Muslim immigrants.
U.S. District Judge John D. Bates called the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program “virtually unexplained” and therefore “unlawful.” However, he stayed his ruling for 90 days to give the government a chance to respond.
Debbie Lesko, a former state lawmaker, defeated Hiral Tipirneni, a Democratic physician making her first run for office. Republicans, rattled by the loss last month in a special election for a congressional seat in Pennsylvania, welcomed the results.
The findings — that black students faced greater rates of suspension, expulsion and arrest than their white classmates — come as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is considering curbing her department’s role in investigating racial disparities in discipline.
As clearsighted, uncompromising and architecturally effective as any American design since Maya Lin’s 1982 Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice is one of the most powerful and effective new memorials created in a generation.