In an hour-long rally, the president suggested a government shutdown might be needed to force Democrats’ hand on funding for a border wall. Trump also signaled he was prepared to pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is anathema to the Latino community, and he expressed frustration with efforts to negotiate improvements to NAFTA, saying he was likely to terminate the deal with Canada and Mexico.
The high-ranking military officials have repeatedly won arguments inside the West Wing, publicly contradicted the president and even balked at implementing one of his most controversial policies. But some in both parties view them as safeguards for the nation in a time of turbulence.
The Rev. William Aitcheson said he was a Klan member 40 years ago and has “voluntarily” stepped down from St. Leo the Great church in Fairfax City. In the 1970s, he pleaded guilty to several cross burnings, including one in the front yard of an African American family.
Property managers and residents of Lynnhill Condominiums made an effort over the weekend to correct multiple fire-code violations, but officials said many were not fixed as of Tuesday. Some defiant residents say they will not leave because they have nowhere else to go.
In Maryland and the District, blacks were up to eight times more likely than whites to be arrested for smoking pot, the ACLU says. On the other hand, when it comes to getting a lucrative marijuana grower’s license, you can hardly find a black person at all.
Prosecutors investigating Inauguration Day rioting have amended their warrant that originally demanded more than 1.3 million IP addresses from a Los Angeles tech company and said they are focusing on about 200 people who are already facing charges.
The fate of more than a dozen protected sites on land and in the ocean could become clear when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke concludes his review of national monuments as directed by an executive order that President Trump signed this spring. The secretary’s final guidance to the president could trigger both political and legal battles.
Mohamed Houli Chemlal, who police say is one of the surviving members of the cell, told a court in Madrid that the group was assembling bombs in a safe house under the guidance of its imam, who told the group he planned to blow himself up during the attack.