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In letter last year, Sessions also pushed prosecuting smuggled children’s parents

The harsh new orders signed by Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that would considerably expand the number of immigrants who could be detained and deported were largely endorsed by then-Sen. Jeff Sessions months before he took over as attorney general.

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Despite Trump’s pledge, governors expect little federal spending on infrastructure

President Trump again said Monday he was preparing to “spend big” on infrastructure. But even as he spoke, administration officials and congressional leaders are telling governors to expect little for new federal investment in public works. Instead, the administration plans to spur public-private partnerships, such as toll roads and transmission lines, by loosening environmental reviews and removing other red tape.

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Enough with the tweets, annoyed Americans tell Trump in new poll

Sixty-five percent of U.S. voters find President Donald Trump’s communication through Twitter to be reckless and distracting, according to a new nationwide McClatchy-Marist poll. The poll also found that most voters trust their favorite news source over Trump, by a similar margin of 67 percent to 29 percent. Only 18 percent of voters said they trust Trump and his administration “a great deal” to deliver accurate and factual information to the public.

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Poll: Majority of Republicans back Trump Russia policy

As Republican leaders in Washington wrestle over how to respond to President Donald Trump’s warm outreach to Russia, Republicans across the America have largely embraced their new leader’s unorthodox warming to Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll.

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Mexico to Trump: We won’t take your unwanted immigrants

Mexico is not happy – actually angry – about President Donald Trump expectation that it would hold U.S. asylum applicants while they fight their cases in U.S. courts. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray vowed Wednesday that Mexico will not accept the Trump’s administration “unilateral” directives and that President Enrique Peña Nieto would make that clear directly to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly when they meet on Thursday.

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Advocates gearing up to challenge tough new DHS rules on deportation

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Monday issued final orders to step up the deportation of tens of thousands more immigrants living in the country illegally. The final orders, signed by the secretary, are very close to drafts obtained by McClatchy, that wipe away protections implemented by the Obama administration.

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Trump picks Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser

President Donald Trump announced Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new pick for national security adviser. During an unscheduled event at his Palm Beach club, Trump said McMaster was "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience." Keith Kellogg, who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.
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Trump picks Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser 2:28

Trump picks Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser

Trump asks black reporter to 'set up the meeting' with Congressional Black Congress 4:05

Trump asks black reporter to 'set up the meeting' with Congressional Black Congress

Trump spars with reporters over Russian ties during campaign 2:30

Trump spars with reporters over Russian ties during campaign

Trump names Alexander Acosta as pick for labor secretary 0:49

Trump names Alexander Acosta as pick for labor secretary