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Protesters hold up signs during a rally supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, outside of the White House in Washington, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. President Donald Trump's administration will "wind down" a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared Tuesday, calling the Obama administration's program "an unconstitutional exercise of authority." ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Federal judge orders complete restart of DACA

A federal judge delivered another blow to President Trump's attempt to roll back the Obama-era DACA program, ruling Tuesday that last year's revocation was illegal and the entire program could have to be restarted. Published April 24, 2018

Schumer opposing Pompeo over special counsel Russia investigation

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Tuesday that he's going to vote against Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state in part because he wouldn't promise to publicly oppose firing of those leading the special counsel's Russia investigation. Published April 24, 2018

MS-13 member tries to sneak into U.S. as illegal immigrant child

An MS-13 gang member tried to sneak into the U.S. last week by posing as an Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC), the Border Patrol said Tuesday, hoping to take advantage of lax American laws that give UAC a quick foothold in the U.S. Published April 24, 2018

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, leaves a Senate office building after meeting individually with some members of the committee that would vet him for the post, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump defends VA pick amid Capitol Hill questions

President Trump defended his nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs Department Tuesday against reports of problems with Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson's confirmation process -- but said it's up to the doctor if he wants to fight for the post. Published April 24, 2018

In this Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, file photo, Madison Gray, a Temple University student, holds up a sign during a protest against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen, at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. More than five decades after Americans poured into the streets to demand civil rights and the end to a deeply unpopular war, thousands are embracing a culture of resistance unlike anything since. (AP Photo/Corey Perrine)

Supreme Court justices to weigh in on Trump's powers with travel ban case

What the Supreme Court does with President Trump's travel ban case, which reaches the justices this week, is likely to determine whether courts across the country give him the usual deference due a president and allow him leeway to pursue his immigration crackdown. Published April 23, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., pauses as he takes questions from reporters following a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Schumer backs marijuana decriminalization

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, the top Democrat in the Senate, announced his support Friday for decriminalizing marijuana, and said he'll introduce a bill to strip the drug from being listed as a federally controlled substance. Published April 20, 2018

President Donald Trump listens during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Judges warn of Trump 'tyranny' in defending sanctuary cities

President Trump lost another round in his legal battle over sanctuary cities Thursday as a federal appeals court ruled that he could not force localities to let deportation officers into their prisons and jails to go after illegal immigrants. Published April 19, 2018

Then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Lawmakers, legal watchdog pursue discipline for Andrew McCabe

A legal watchdog filed a bar grievance against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Wednesday while conservative members of Congress, accusing him of lying under oath, referred him to the Justice Department for criminal charges. Published April 18, 2018

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., speaks outside the Supreme Court after the court heard oral arguments on a case involving a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases on state's sales tax collection, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Washington. South Dakota v. Wayfair is a case arguing about whether a rule the Supreme Court announced decades ago in a case involving a catalog retailer should still apply in the age of the internet. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

GOP chairman to subpoena James Comey memos

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte is preparing to issue a subpoena to force the Justice Department to turn over former FBI Director James B. Comey's memos that he wrote -- and then had leaked -- detailing his interactions with President Trump. Published April 18, 2018