August 10, 2018

8-10-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief

  • A federal judge in Washington threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in contempt of court if they fail to return to the United States a mother and daughter seeking asylum who were deported ahead of a hearing yesterday. The two had been put on a plane out of the country yesterday morning, even while the Trump administration was telling the judge the they would not be deported until the end of the day. (NPR News)
  • Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said in a television interview that he plans to recuse himself from the vote tally process amid pressure by his Republican gubernatorial primary opponent, Gov. Jeff Colyer. The movement comes amid mounting confusion over vote totals after multiple Kansas counties reported that Tuesday’s primary election night totals on the secretary of state’s website were inaccurate. (The Kansas City Star)
  • Carla Provost was named the chief of the U.S. Border Patrol more than a year after being named acting chief. She’s the 18th chief in the agency’s 94-year history, and also the first woman to hold the top job. (Los Angeles Times)

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