But Trump's casual announcement, made in response to a reporter's question outside the White House, temporarily created more uncertainty about who was in charge of the sprawling department.
By Jill Colvin, Colleen Long, Associated Press
On a trip to a border city in Texas, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday he intends to accelerate planning to secure the border and bolster the government’s ability to accomplish that without the Pentagon’s continuous help.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr revealed during congressional testimony that he believes U.S. intelligence agencies spied on President Trump’s 2016 campaign. He also said he’s reviewing how the counterintelligence investigation into Russian collusion began. Meanwhile, the…
In our news wrap Tuesday, New York City declared a public health emergency over a growing measles outbreak. City officials have confirmed 285 cases of the disease in Brooklyn and Queens since September, mostly among members of the Orthodox Jewish…
In an abrupt departure, Homeland Security Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned from her post on Sunday. Read her the full letter.
By Colleen Long, Zeke Miller, Associated Press
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday amid the administration’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border, two people familiar with the decision said.
By PBS NewsHour
With talks breaking down and no sign of compromise, the partial government shutdown became the longest in U.S. history on Saturday, at 22 days. President Trump continued to blame Democrats for a “massive humanitarian crisis” at the border and Democrats…
President Donald Trump has already reshaped U.S. immigration policy in numerous ways since taking office, even though he hasn't secure funding for a border wall.
In our news wrap Friday, the chairman of Florida’s Democratic Party, Stephen Bittel, stepped down after allegations of improper behavior toward six women, including party staffers and consultants, who say he made suggestive comments and leered at them. Also, Jaime…
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