Trump Administration Ends Contract Supplying Fetal Tissue for Research

by Rachel del Guidice   The Trump administration has ended the government’s contract with a bioscience company that provided human fetal tissue from elective abortions for testing purposes. The Food and Drug Administration no longer will obtain the fetal tissue from California-based Advanced Bioscience Resources Inc., the Department of Health…

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More Asylum-Seekers Sue Trump Administration

  A group of detained asylum-seekers sued the U.S. government Thursday claiming immigration officials in five Southern states are systematically denying them parole. In the second lawsuit of its kind filed against the Trump administration, legal advocacy groups representing 12 plaintiffs are seeking class-action status on behalf of hundreds of…

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After Trump Rule Change, Minnesota Home Care Workers Can Decide for Themselves Whether to Pay Union Dues

by Bethany Blankey   Minnesota Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) are speaking out about the Trump administration’s decision to prevent unions from taking hundreds of millions of dollars from their paychecks. The Obama-era rule allowed Medicaid payments to be diverted to government unions, which the Trump administration found violates the Social…

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Trump Asking Congress for Billions More in Emergency Border Funding

by Jason Hopkins   The Trump administration Wednesday requested an additional $4.5 billion in emergency border spending from Congress, a request that will likely face pushback from Democratic lawmakers. “The situation becomes more dire each day. The migration flow and the resulting humanitarian crisis is rapidly overwhelming the ability of…

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Court Sets Hearing on Trump Administration’s Asylum Policy

A federal appeals court Wednesday scheduled a hearing over whether to stop the Trump administration from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their immigration court hearings. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set a hearing for April 24 in San Francisco over whether a lower court ruling…

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US Officials Issue Sanctions Warnings to Europe Over Russian Gas

U.S. officials have warned at an energy conference in Brussels that the Trump administration will take punitive action against European companies that are building the Kremlin-favored Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, which will deliver energy from Russia to Germany while bypassing Ukraine. Nord Stream 2 (NS2) will largely replace…

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America’s Biggest Medical Association Sues Trump Administration Over Abortion Rule

by Grace Carr   The American Medical Association and Planned Parenthood filed a Tuesday lawsuit against the Trump administration over its latest move to force abortion clinics to separate abortion from other health care services in order to qualify for Title X funding. The groups argue that the final rule…

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Tim Walz Applauds Keith Ellison for Joining a Second Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has joined another multi-state lawsuit against the Trump administration over its revisions to the Title X family-planning grant program. In late February, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced changes to the Title X program and now requires “clear financial and physical separation…

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More Than 20 States Sue Trump Administration Over Title X Abortion Funding ‘Gag’

by Grace Carr   Twenty states will file a lawsuit Tuesday against the Trump administration over its latest move to force abortion clinics to separate abortion from other health care services in order to qualify for Title X funding. The states will file their suit in a U.S. District Court…

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The Census Citizenship Case Will Probably Be Fast-Tracked to the Supreme Court

by Kevin Daley   The Trump administration will likely leapfrog normal judicial procedure and appeal a federal judge’s decision removing a citizenship question from the 2020 census directly to the Supreme Court. In a sweeping decision running almost 300 pages, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman concluded that the Commerce Department,…

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