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Acting Homeland Security chief defends new limits on DACA

Acting Homeland Security chief defends new limits on DACA

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told lawmakers Thursday he stands by the Trump administration decision to limit the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program following the Supreme Court’s decision in June. “In no way did the Supreme Court decision tell the department to process new DACA applicants,” Wolf told the Senate Homeland Security Committee.…MORE

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Thursday that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The announcement came shortly before DeWine, a Republican, was scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump in Cleveland. DeWine was tested as part of the “standard protocol” to greet Trump on the tarmac at Burke Lakefront Airport, the governor’s office said…MORE

Homeland Security officers remaining in Portland, acting secretary says

Homeland Security officers remaining in Portland, acting secretary says

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf defended the department’s response to unrest in Portland, Oregon, saying that violence in the city directed at federal property and personnel eventually required him to deploy supplemental law enforcement officers. Testifying Thursday before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Wolf sought to draw a distinction between the…MORE

Trump to sign a ‘buy American first’ pharma executive order

Trump to sign a ‘buy American first’ pharma executive order

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Thursday directing some federal agencies to only purchase certain drugs and medical materials when they are made in the United States. The order will specifically direct the Defense Department, Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs to source their supplies from manufacturers within…MORE

US special envoy for Iran stepping down

US special envoy for Iran stepping down

The State Department’s special envoy for Iran is stepping down from his post, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday. Brian Hook, a political appointee who has become one of Pompeo’s top advisers, will depart the post amid a polarizing campaign by the US to extend the conventional weapons embargo on Iran. “Special Representative Hook…MORE

Congressman with Covid says it’s ‘terrible’ Capitol Hill has no testing program

Congressman with Covid says it’s ‘terrible’ Capitol Hill has no testing program

A Republican congressman from Illinois who has tested positive for Covid-19 said Thursday the lack of a coronavirus testing program on Capitol Hill is “terrible.” “Right now, on Capitol Hill, we don’t have any, and it’s a travesty,” Rep. Rodney Davis told CNN’s John Berman on “New Day.” Davis announced his diagnosis on Wednesday, shortly…MORE

Snapchat announces tools to increase youth voter engagement

On the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Snapchat announced Thursday it would be releasing new tools to help its users register to vote, learn about voting and make a plan to vote. The features will launch on the app in early September and include an in-app voter registration tool, user-specific sample ballots, a voter…MORE