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Marc Short is returning to the White House

Marc Short is returning to the White House

Marc Short is returning to the Trump administration with a new title: chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence. Short, who previously served as the President Donald Trump’s White House legislative affairs director before stepping down last summer, will replace Nick Ayers. Ayers left at the end of last year after he declined an…MORE

Houston police to ditch no-knock warrants after deadly raid, chief says

Houston police to ditch no-knock warrants after deadly raid, chief says

Houston police will do away with no-knock warrants, Chief Art Acevedo told residents at a testy town hall dealing with a drug raid that left two people dead and five officers hurt. He did not provide the specific timing for implementing the policy. “The no-knock warrants are going to be going away … and so…MORE

Here’s the worst thing Donald Trump said to Andrew McCabe

Here’s the worst thing Donald Trump said to Andrew McCabe

You can debate whether acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe did the right thing when he authorized a counterintelligence investigation into whether President Donald Trump was acting at the behest of Russians. Or whether he was rightly admonished by the inspector general for his conversations about the probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Or even…MORE

Dolly Parton says her husband is not a big fan of her music

Dolly Parton says her husband is not a big fan of her music

Dolly Parton says her husband is proud of her, but he’s not the biggest fan of her music. Appearing Monday on the UK’s “Good Morning Britain” to promote the West End premiere of “9 to 5: The Musical,” Parton revealed that her husband of more than 50 years, Carl Thomas Dean, has only seen her…MORE

Justice Clarence Thomas calls for reconsideration of landmark libel case

Justice Clarence Thomas calls for reconsideration of landmark libel case

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday called for reconsideration of a landmark First Amendment precedent, criticizing the 1964 decision that the Constitution creates a higher barrier for public figures to claim libel. Thomas wrote alongside a court decision not to take up the case of a woman who accused Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct…MORE

SCOTUS will hear clean water case next term

SCOTUS will hear clean water case next term

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case next term that relates to the Clean Water Act and the Environmental Protection Authority’s authority to regulate pollutants that find their way into navigable water. The EPA and courts have not issued clear guidance on this. Depending upon how the court rules, it could…MORE

Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court for oral arguments

Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court for oral arguments

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took the bench at the Supreme Court Tuesday morning to hear oral arguments for the first time since she announced she’d undergone surgery in December for cancer. She smiled slightly to the audience and was wearing one of her decorative neck collars — a pearl jabot. Ginsburg’s return comes in time…MORE

Bernie Sanders lost in 2016. Here’s what he needs to do to win in 2020.

Bernie Sanders lost in 2016. Here’s what he needs to do to win in 2020.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is hoping the second time is the charm in seeking the Democratic nomination for the White House. Sanders, who announced Tuesday he’s running for president in 2020, starts off in a very different position than he did four years ago, when he was considered a long shot. He has near universal…MORE

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