Pence house in Indiana to be searched by FBI for additional classified material

WASHINGTON — The FBI is expected to search former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home for classified material in the coming days, according to people familiar with the matter, as senior government officials come under increased law-enforcement scrutiny of their handling of such documents.

Trump aide Hope Hicks joins Dolan team amid controversy over facial recognition at Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden has tapped a high-profile spin doctor to help its chairman, James Dolan, deflect criticism of his use of facial-recognition technology. Background: James Dolan defends facial-recognition policy as lawyers sue Madison Square Garden owner: ‘Please don’t come’ Dolan hired former Trump White House communications director Hope Hicks as a consultant at what’s been … Read more

U.S. government quietly hikes illegal immigration projections by 175%. What does that mean for workers?

Bad news for entry-level workers and the wages of the working poor, but good news for corporate profits, inflation and Social Security: The federal government has just drastically hiked the number of immigrants it expects to enter the country illegally over the next 10 years. Net immigration of “foreign-born people without legal status” into the … Read more

Facebook to allow Trump back on platform after 2-year ban

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. META, -1.15% will restore former President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts after the social-media platform banned him in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in 2021. The reinstatement of those accounts is set to happen “in the coming weeks,” Nick Clegg, Meta’s president of … Read more

Debt-limit fight: Trump urges Republicans to stay away from Medicare, Social Security cuts

Former President Donald Trump is urging Republican lawmakers to stay away from cuts to major programs for senior citizens as Washington girds for an intense fight over the U.S. debt limit. “‘Under no circumstances should Republicans vote to cut a single penny from Medicare or Social Security.’” — Former President Donald Trump Trump, who is … Read more

Social media firms bent rules to favour Trump, finds Jan 6 committee

US Capitol attack, Jan 6

Social media companies bent their own rules in favour of former President Donald Trump and his supporters in the volatile weeks preceding the 2021 attack on the US Capitol, according to an unpublished staff report from the House’s Jan. 6 committee. The 122-page “Summary of Investigative Findings,” which was … Read more