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WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him:
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding.
The size of your refund check from the IRS doesn’t tell you anything about whether you got a tax cut last year – but it may affect your attitude toward President Trump and his fiscal policies.People who have received bigger refunds this year view the Republican tax cuts much more positively than those who have received smaller refunds or owed money, according to poll data analyzed by Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley of The New York Times. And the same holds true for opinions about Trump himself: bigger tax refunds translate into higher approval ratings for the president. Smaller refunds, however, mean disapproval on both counts. Millions of people have yet to submit their taxes, so the SurveyMonkey poll – which involved 4,073 respondents who had already filed their taxes – should be seen as a snapshot in time. But the findings nevertheless suggest that tax refunds are playing an important role in how people are evaluating the tax cuts and the president.Casselman and Tankersley say that the decision by the Trump administration in early 2018 to reduce taxes taken out of paychecks right away could be backfiring. If the Treasury Department had allowed the tax cuts – which most workers benefited from – to show up as larger refund checks, millions more people would likely approve the tax law as they happily cashed their checks from the IRS. But smaller refunds may be having the opposite effect, hurting Trump politically.Still, the tax season has several more weeks to go and support for the tax law is inching up, possibly because more people are realizing they benefited as they file their taxes. Half of the poll respondents said they approved the law, the highest share in over a year.Like what you're reading? Sign up for our free newsletter.
Cesar Sayoc, 57, entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan federal court, speaking in a halting, shaky voice that often dropped to a whisper. Sayoc listed the intended recipients of his packages, including former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, billionaire investor and Democratic donor George Soros, former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, actor Robert DeNiro and CNN. In addition to using weapons of mass destruction, the charges include mailing explosives with an intent to kill or injure people or property, and conveying threats through interstate commerce.
Former FBI Director James Comey said in an opinion piece on Thursday that forcing Trump from office would only deepen the divide in the nation.
A supporter of President Donald Trump pleaded guilty on Thursday to mailing crude bombs to prominent Democrats including former president Barack Obama and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Cesar Sayoc, 57, who was arrested in Florida in October, pleaded guilty to 65 counts and could face life imprisonment at his sentencing in September. The slew of charges relates to 16 package bombs Sayoc sent from a Florida post office to leading Democrats as well as the Manhattan offices of CNN.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order linking "free speech" efforts at public universities to federal grants in an effort to combat what he considers a clamp down on conservative students' abilities to share their views. Under the order, the schools will themselves certify whether they are protecting students' free speech rights, which are already guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment. Trump administration officials have suggested that the rights of speakers on college campuses have been trampled by student protesters, and that conservatives have been unfairly targeted.
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The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee says the couple may have broken the Presidential Records Act.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump in a wave of attacks that harmed no one but spread fear of political violence across the U.S. for days leading up to last fall's midterm elections.
Trump's controversial move is sure to inflame tension in the Middle East. He said in a Tweet that the territory is critical to Israel's security.
The disputed area was captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed in 1981 in a move not recognized internationally. Netanyahu has pressed the United States to recognize its claim and raised that possibility in his first White House meeting with Trump in February 2017. "After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
A man has pleaded guilty to sending a wave of pipe bombs to prominent critics of Donald Trump - attacks that harmed no one but created fear as the devices turned up, day after day, at locations across the country. Cesar Sayoc sobbed as he entered the plea before a federal judge in New York. Sayoc had been scheduled to go on trial this summer on charges that he mailed rudimentary bombs to 16 targets, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, several members of congress, former president Barack Obama and the actor Robert De Niro.