A California university professor who called Barbara Bush "an amazing racist" and cheered the former first lady's death won't be punished. Fresno State President Joseph Castro announced Tuesday that the school reviewed her comments and determined that Randa Jarrar didn't violate any policies. He says Jarrar was acting as a private citizen using her personal Twitter account and her remarks are therefore protected as free speech by the U.S. Constitution. The English professor provoked a storm of criticism last week with her tweets following Bush's death at the age of 92. Jarrar called her "a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal."
April 25, 2018 01:52 UTC
Even in a White House of motley personalities, Mr. Anton stood out. Mr. Anton is also a prolific essayist who flavors his writing with references to Gibbon and Montesquieu. Mr. Anton survived the ouster of his first national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, and several other colleagues. After he was forced out in favor of Mr. Bolton, Mr. Anton decided to leave rather than risk a similar fate. Mr. Anton had his dress rehearsal in February when Mr. Trump welcomed the nation’s governors to dinner at the White House.
April 25, 2018 01:52 UTC
Washington (CNN) Another federal judge has overruled the Trump administration's efforts to end a popular immigration program -- this time saying the government has to accept new applications. Similar to the other rulings, Judge John Bates concluded that the wind-down of DACA was "arbitrary and capricious" because the Department of Homeland Security failed to "adequately explain its conclusion that the program was unlawful." The judge also accused the government of providing "meager legal reasoning" to support its decision. A George W. Bush appointee to the US District Court for the District of Columbia, Bates delayed the implementation of his ruling "to allow the agency an opportunity to better explain its rescission." In response to the ruling, the Justice Department said it stands by its original reasoning, calling DACA an "unlawful circumvention of Congress," and that it intends to continue making its case to the courts.
April 25, 2018 01:44 UTC
MSNBC’s Joy Reid is standing by her claim that her now-defunct blog was the target of a cyberattack in which homophobic content was added to the site. “It was insensitive, tone deaf and dumb.”Reid had previously apologized in December for writing homophobic blog posts after Twitter user @Jamie_Maz tweeted screenshots of them. In those posts, written in 2007 for The Reid Report, a politics blog Reid kept during her years as a morning talk show host in Florida, she repeatedly accused former Florida Gov. Thread - 1/x Joy Reid's homophobic blog posts were far worse than 1st reported. Links to the resurfaced posts stopped working around mid-February, according to @Jamie_Maz and SplinterNews, making it difficult for HuffPost to confirm their legitimacy.
April 25, 2018 01:32 UTC
That advocacy for violence is where Mr. Rodger, a self-described incel who left behind misogynistic ramblings, fits in. Like Mr. Minassian, other incels have praised Mr. Rodger, calling him a “Supreme Gentleman,” “saint,” “hero” or “brother,” and praising his violent rampage. I’ve never even kissed a girl.”Some self-proclaimed incels have even reportedly begun praising Mr. Minassian in the same way the community revered Mr. Rodger. Mr. Minassian’s vow to “overthrow all the Chads and Stacys” mirrors language used by Mr. Rodger and other incels. In his Facebook post, Mr. Minassian reportedly described himself as “Private (Recruit) Minassian” and expressed a desire to “speak to Sgt 4chan.”
April 25, 2018 01:22 UTC
In the biggest setback yet for the Trump administration in its attempt to end a program that shields some undocumented young adults from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the protections must stay in place and that the government must resume accepting new applications. If the department fails to do so, it “must accept and process new as well as renewal DACA applications,” Judge Bates said in the decision. The ruling was the third in recent months against the Trump administration’s rollback of DACA. Federal judges in Brooklyn and in San Francisco each issued injunctions ordering that the program remain in place. But neither of those decisions required the government to accept new applications.
April 25, 2018 01:16 UTC
Richman’s status was the subject of a Memorandum of Understanding. Lawmakers are only beginning to raise questions about Richman’s status. "[D]uring that deposition, it was brought out that Daniel Richman, the guy who information was leaked through to The New York Times, had this special status called special government employee status, where he could sort of come and go in the FBI,” Jordan said. And it isn't just that he gave these memos to a friend--he gave them to another FBI employee he had hand-picked to act as a 'special government employee' of the FBI. Fox News first reached out on Friday to Richman, who initially declined to comment on his special status with the FBI.
April 25, 2018 01:15 UTC
(CNN) During an overseas trip in 2015, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, was intoxicated and banged on the hotel room door of a female employee, according to four sources familiar with the allegation. The incident became so noisy, one source familiar with the allegation told CNN, that the Secret Service stopped him out of concern that he would wake then-President Barack Obama. Two sources who previously worked in the White House Medical Unit described the same incident, with one former staffer telling CNN that it was "definitely inappropriate, in the middle of the night," and that it made the woman uncomfortable. At the time, the incident was reported up the chain of command, and it is one of multiple drunken episodes involving Jackson on overseas trips, according to a source familiar. Members of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee have been working through all of the allegations, but have not substantiated the claims, with little documentation available to corroborate them.
April 25, 2018 01:08 UTC
also declined to comment on Mr. Perrotta’s assignments, but did not challenge that the company had worked with him. Mr. Perrotta has been at the center of intense criticism of Mr. Pruitt for deploying expensive security measures at the E.P.A. Liz Purchia, a spokeswoman, said Ms. McCarthy was not aware of the work Mr. Perrotta did for A.M.I. PhotoOn Tuesday, two Democratic senators sent a letter to the E.P.A.’s Office of General Counsel asking questions about the nature of Mr. Perrotta’s outside work. Mr. Steinmetz did not find any listening devices in Mr. Pruitt’s office, according to documents from the E.P.A.’s homeland security division.
April 25, 2018 00:58 UTC
Matt Maddox, the new chief executive of Wynn Resorts, began the company’s first-quarter earnings call on Tuesday by acknowledging that “it’s definitely been an eventful three months.”He wins points for understatement, though not sensitivity to the serious matter of alleged sexual harassment and rape. After a few perfunctory words about Wynn’s commitment to diversity and equality, Mr. Maddox quickly moved on to touting the company’s stellar assets. “I’m not interested in looking in the rearview mirror,” he said.
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April 25, 2018 00:56 UTC
But the ruling by Bates, an appointee of President George W. Bush, is far more expansive: If the government does not come up with a better explanation within 90 days, he will rescind the government memo that terminated the program and require the Homeland Security Department to enroll new applicants as well. Thousands could be eligible to apply.
April 25, 2018 00:22 UTC
(CNN) President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are hosting the administration's first state dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte. Apple CEO Tim Cook and media mogul Rupert Murdoch are among the guest attending Tuesday night's dinner at the White House, along with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Here's the complete list of expected attendees provided by the White House, specifically the Office of the First Lady:
April 25, 2018 00:22 UTC
Mr. Minassian drove the white Ryder van down Toronto’s main street, hitting pedestrians along a one-mile stretch. On Tuesday, Mr. Minassian was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder. PhotoAfter Mr. Minassian stopped the van, he was encountered by Constable Lam. When the suspect yells that he has a gun in his pocket, Constable Lam replies: “I don’t care. In response, the officer appears to replace his gun with a baton, visibly de-escalating the threat to Mr. Minassian.
April 25, 2018 00:12 UTC
Senators on Tuesday said that the White House seemed to have been caught unaware by the criticisms of Jackson, who had previously been best known for the glowing descriptions he offered of Trump's health during a briefing with reporters in January. At one point in that briefing, Jackson joked that had the 71-year-old Trump not suffered from a weakness for fast food, "he might live to be 200 years old."
April 25, 2018 00:11 UTC