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Janet Napolitano Helped Create DACA. Now She’s Suing Her Former Agency to Try to Save It

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, who helped establish the program that shielded some 800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation, has joined the growing list of groups suing to keep it in place. On Friday, Napolitano, who now serves as the president of the University of California system, announced that lawyers had filed a lawsuit…

Could President Trump Pardon Someone in Secret?

A Democratic congressman has introduced a bill that would force the White House to announce any presidential pardons publicly within three days of being granted. But could President Trump really pardon someone in secret? The short answer: In theory, yes. Presidents have broad authority to issue pardons, as determined by the Constitution. Article II, Section…

How the Federal Election Commission Could Essentially Shut Down Before 2018

The Federal Election Commission is running low on commissioners. President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated Republican Matthew Petersen to a federal judgeship, meaning the FEC is poised to putter on with the minimum number of commissioners — four — required to take official action on most anything of consequence. Three of those remaining four commissioners…

President Trump Said DACA Recipients ‘Have Nothing to Worry About.’ That’s Not Exactly True

President Trump sought to reassure people brought to the United States illegally as children Thursday. Two days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions outlined how the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will be phased out over the next six months, Trump took to Twitter to claim that “no action” will be taken in the meantime.…

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