Jun 13, 2017

Trump attacks travel ban ruling in "dangerous time"

President Trump lashed out at the 9th Circuit Court of appeals on Twitter Tuesday morning for upholding the block on his travel ban that originally came from a federal judge in Hawaii in March:

The irony: The court's decision cited one of Trump's tweets as evidence that the president understood the seven Muslim-majority countries listed in his executive order as being "inherently dangerous" rather than looking at the "180 million individual nationals of those countries" who he barred from entering the U.S.

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Sanders requests recount of Iowa recanvass after results show shrunken margin

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Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a statement Tuesday night he will request a recount of the Iowa Democratic Party's recanvass results.

Where it stands: Both Buttigieg and Sanders requested partial recanvasses in Iowa last week after results were delayed and showed several errors following a software malfunction on caucus night.

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Energy deputy secretary nominee faces heat after contradicting Trump

Mark Menezes speaks at a forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 12. Photo: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Trump administration officials are internally raising concerns about President Trump’s nominee for Energy deputy secretary, who appeared to openly contradict the president on nuclear waste storage at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain last week.

Driving the news: While speaking at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing last Wednesday, Mark Menezes told members of the panel that the Trump administration is still interested in storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain and that “what we're trying to do is to put together a process that will give us a path to permanent storage at Yucca."