An email sent from the Justice Department to all immigration court employees this week included a link to an article posted on a white nationalist website that "directly attacks sitting immigration judges with racial and ethnically tinged slurs," according to a letter sent by an immigration judges union and obtained by BuzzFeed News. read more
U.S. factory activity contracted in August for the first time since September 2009 as new orders shrank, consistent with an ongoing global manufacturing slump. read more
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Friday compared President Trump to the Rev. Jim Jones, the infamous cult leader who led hundreds to their death Jonestown, Guyana, in 1978. read more
It started as a headline seemingly straight out of The Onion. Then it unleashed a torrent of jokes on late-night television and social media. And finally it exploded into a serious diplomatic rupture between the United States and one of its longtime allies. read more
[White House advisor] Kellyanne Conway's husband George Conway has called President Donald Trump a "rapist" in just the latest tweet to feature the widening political gulf between the power couple. "I love how these people who work for a rapist have no compunction about making accusations of abuse by someone who criticizes the rapist," Conway wrote. Conway may have been referencing the accusations against Trump by E. Jean Carroll, who in a June New York Magazine article accused Trump of having raped her inside a Bergdorf Goodman store 23 years ago. Trump denied it. Trump's ex-wife Ivana Trump accused him of rape in a divorce deposition, but she later withdrew the claim and said she didn't intend it in the "criminal sense."