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President Donald Trump in the White House Oval Office. (Associated Press/File)

Courts use Trump's pontificating to rule against his policies

President Trump's loose lips are becoming more than a political liability -- they are increasingly popping up in federal judges' decisions, providing courts with the ammunition they need to stop the president's agenda, particularly on immigration. Published November 21, 2017

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly (left) speaks as Chief of United States Border Patrol Ronald Vitiello, right, looks on during a meeting held at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego on Feb. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, Pool) **FILE**

Nearly half of DHS uniforms bought south of the border

The Homeland Security Department buys more uniforms from Mexico and Central America than it does from within the U.S., a top watchdog said Tuesday, ducking the spirit of Made in the USA rules the government has on the books. Published November 21, 2017

Protesters of a travel ban gather in Union Square, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in New York. A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban takes effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Trump's original travel ban was chaos, inspector general finds

President Trump's original travel ban was disastrously implemented, the Homeland Security inspector general said in a new memo to Congress on Monday that concluded department employees illegally tried to prevent some people from the affected countries from even getting on planes to reach the U.S., despite court orders to the contrary. Published November 21, 2017

In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Border Patrol agent Eduardo Olmos walks near the secondary fence separating Tijuana, Mexico, background, and San Diego in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Texas offers $20,000 reward in Border Patrol agent's slaying

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a $20,000 reward Monday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for killing one U.S. Border Patrol agent and seriously wounding another over the weekend. Published November 20, 2017

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leaves the Fort Bragg courtroom facility after the defense and prosecution rested in a sentencing hearing on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, on Fort Bragg, N.C. Bergdahl, who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. (Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP)

GOP congressman writes bill to deny Bowe Bergdahl back pay

A Republican congressman moved Wednesday to try to block disgraced former Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from collecting back pay and retirement benefits tied to the time after he deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009. Published November 15, 2017

U.S. Border Patrol agents are reporting a new surge in illegal border crossings in Texas. (Associated Press/File)

Catch-and-release of illegals restarted in Texas, Border Patrol agents say

The Trump administration reinstated a de facto catch-and-release policy for illegal immigrants nabbed crossing the border in Texas, with Border Patrol agents being told Wednesday not to even bother turning them over for speedy deportation because there was no bed space, a top agent said. Published November 15, 2017

President Trump has undermined the judiciary by using his pardon powers on former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and has hurt the First Amendment by berating news outlets or calling them "fake," according to some of the Democrats' articles of impeachment. (Associated Press/File)

Democrats introduce articles of impeachment against Trump

A handful of House Democrats officially introduced Wednesday five articles of impeachment against President Trump, accusing him of everything from breaking the Constitution's emoluments clause to being mean in his tweets about the press. Published November 15, 2017

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray listens to a speaker during a a hearing in Denver. State and federal authorities are suing Ocwen Financial Corp., saying the mortgage servicing company botched the handling of millions of mortgage accounts. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday, April 20, 2017, that Ocwen generated errors in borrowers' accounts, failed to credit payments, illegally foreclosed on homeowners, and charged borrowers for add-on products without their consent. Ocwen is one of the nation's largest non-bank mortgage lenders. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Obama's Wall Street cop to leave job by the end of the month

The chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday he'll step down before the end of this month, marking the departure of yet another Obama-era holdover who'd battled the new administration. Published November 15, 2017