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Nation Aug 01Homeland Security will waive environmental reviews, other laws to build U.S. border wall
It will mark the sixth time that the department has exercised that authority since 2005 and the first time since 2008.
Politics Jul 30Incoming Homeland Security secretary has served 3 presidents
Elaine Duke, set to become acting U.S. homeland secretary on Monday, has the rare distinction of serving in high-level positions in three administrations.
Politics May 13GOP leaders see more smoke than fire in Comey’s dismissal
Republicans who attended the national committee's spring meeting outside San Diego this week defended the president's actions and insisted that they would have little political impact on midterm elections next year.
Politics Apr 04Potential border wall contractors worry about attacks on their workers
With bids due Tuesday on the first design contracts, interested companies are preparing for the worst if they get the potentially lucrative job.
Nation Feb 25Mexico border wall construction contract bids open March 6
The agency said it will request bids on or around March 6 and that companies would have to submit "concept papers" to design and build prototypes by March 10, according to FedBizOpps.gov, a website for federal contractors. The field of…
Politics Dec 14California governor seeks permanent ban on offshore drilling
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday asked President Barack Obama to permanently ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in the state before he leaves office.
Politics Nov 10Defense open to settlement in Trump University lawsuit
Donald Trump's attorney told a federal judge Thursday he's open to settlement talks in a class-action fraud lawsuit involving the president-elect and his now-defunct Trump University.
Politics Jun 17Videos from ongoing lawsuits may fuel Clinton, Trump attack ads
The presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both trying to prevent the public release of videos that are critical to legal cases involving the candidates.
Politics May 06Trump will testify after election in Trump University suit
SAN DIEGO — Donald Trump will testify after the presidential election on a class-action lawsuit that accuses the billionaire businessman and his now-defunct Trump University of defrauding people who paid up to $35,000 for real estate seminars.
Nation Mar 08Trump University plaintiff seeks to withdraw from lawsuit
Tarla Makaeff has had enough of Donald Trump after spending six years fighting him in court over Trump University.