Hundreds of former feds protest Trump's EPA pick

Hundreds of former Environmental Protection Agency employees began protesting the nomination of President Trump's pick to lead the agency on Monday by urging the Republican leadership to vote against the nominee's confirmation. Nearly 450 former staff members sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Monday expressing deep reservations over approving the…

Federal appeals court decides to schedule a hearing on Trump travel order

A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether to restore President Trump’s controversial immigration order, marking a critical juncture for the president’s directive temporarily barring refugees and those from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The hearing, which will be conducted by telephone, is to review an order by a lower…