Trump uses DACA to defend his planned birthright citizenship order

President Trump told reporters Wednesday that if President Obama could “do DACA, we can do this by executive order,” referring to his plan to use an executive order to end birthright citizenship for immigrants who are not permanent residents of the U.S. Between the lines: The Trump administration has railed against Obama for using an…

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The red flags on Trump’s new election security order

President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order mandating automatic sanctions against countries that interfere in U.S. elections. The big picture: The order covers fewer scenarios than you’d think, guarantees less in sanctions than a pending bipartisan Senate bill and has left critics wondering exactly how seriously the president can be taken on the issue,…

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Trump Retreats on Family Separation, Signing Order He Says Will End Policy

President Donald Trump reversed course on his policy separating immigrant children from parents who cross the U.S. border illegally, signing an executive order Wednesday that he said would end the practice. “It’s about keeping families together,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “I didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated.”…

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Trump’s attempt to forge a new international order

“The decision to pull out of the Iran deal is the latest example of the administration’s aggressive unilateralism,” Financial Times chief foreign affairs commentator Gideon Rachman writes from London (subscription). The big picture: “America’s allies may harrumph that it is unacceptable for the US to walk away from the Iran deal or the Paris climate…

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Kobach held in contempt of court for violating voter registration order

Intel said Wednesday night that it is halting work on its augmented reality glasses, confirming a report from The Information Why it matters: Under CEO Brian Krzanich, Intel has looked to move beyond its computer chip roots and explore areas including VR, AR, wearables and chips for small electronics. However, many of these efforts have…

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Brazil Former President Says He Will Comply With Arrest Order

Updated April 7, 2018 8:30 p.m. ET SÃO PAULO—Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva surrendered to police on Saturday to begin serving a 12-year jail sentence for corruption, ending a dramatic two-day televised saga and dashing the hopes of millions of his supporters to once again become president. The 72-year-old leftist icon was…

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