CFPB official whose racist writings stirred ire resigns

A Trump administration appointee at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau who came under fire after racist comments he wrote years ago resurfaced is leaving the agency. Eric Blankenstein was appointed in 2018 as CFPB's director for supervision, enforcement and fair lending. It was the last part of his title that became a source of controversy after left-leaning activist groups uncovered […]

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Border Patrol official: Caravan-size influx of migrants arriving every week in Rio Grande Valley

Border Patrol official describes caravan-size influx of migrants arriving in his sector every week Raw video: Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch delivers opening statement at Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on ‘Unprecedented Migration at the U.S. Southern Border.’ A caravan-size influx of migrants is flooding across the border each week in just a single sector, a top […]

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The Latest: EU official Tusk urges patience on Brexit

A pro EU protestor demonstrates opposite The Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May is set for a marathon session with her Cabinet as the government tries to find a way out of the Brexit crisis, after lawmakers again rejected all alternatives to her European Union withdrawal agreement. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) The Latest […]

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Maryland Democratic official takes heat for calls to 'dox' gun rights activists

Maryland Democratic Party Secretary Robbie Leonard is facing criticism for posting on Facebook last month a call to “dox” gun rights activists. (Handout) A Democratic Party leader in Maryland is facing criticism for last month posting on Facebook a call to “dox” gun rights activists. Maryland Democratic Party Secretary Robbie Leonard took to social media to post photos from a Maryland […]

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US official: Much work remains to reach US-China trade deal

A U.S.-China trade agreement is far from completion and will require much more work, particularly on enforcement, the U.S. official negotiating the pact told a House panel Wednesday. Continue Reading Below "Much still needs to be done before an agreement can be reached," U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said. "If we can complete this effort, and again I say if, […]

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Ukrainian official: Hacking intensifies as election nears

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, Serhii Demediuk, the head of Ukraine’s national CyberPolice unit, talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Russian hackers are intensifying attacks on the eve of presidential elections in Ukraine, according to the head of Ukraine’s cyberpolice Serhii Demediuk. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky) Russian hackers […]

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White House official overruled rejection of Jared Kushner’s security clearance: report

White House specialists who oversee security clearances rejected Jared Kushner’s application for top-secret clearance due to concerns he could be compromised by foreign influence, but were overruled by a supervisor, NBC News reported Thursday night. NBC News reported a White House personnel supervisor, Carl Kline, overruled at least 30 other rejected security-clearance applications within the Trump administration in 2017 — […]

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China’s top trade official expected to visit U.S. for trade talks, Mnuchin says

A day after mid-level trade talks between the U.S. and China wrapped up in Beijing, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Thursday that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will "most likely" visit the U.S. later this month for more trade negotiations. "The current intent is that the Vice Premier Liu He will most likely come and visit us later in the […]

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Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas

In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott works at his desk in his office in Sacramento, Calif. Pimlott told The Associated Press he prepares to retire on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, after a 30-year career. (AP Photo/Haven Daley) California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that […]

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