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Ted Cruz’s Blurb on Trump as One of Time’s Most 100 Influential People Is … Something

Michael Brochstein/Zumapress Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Since Donald Trump and Ted Cruz first faced off in the Republican presidential primaries in 2016, the president has repeatedly and sometimes viciously attacked the Texas senator. He accused Cruz’s father of assisting in the assassination of JFK, cruelly mocked Cruz’s wife, and, as is the president’s habit, gave Cruz…

Quotes of the Day: A Roundup

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Tyler Cowen: “Kim [Jong Un] is only human and has to be thinking some about his own life. Does he want 40 or more years of lining up officials and executing them?” Larry Summers: “My experience with crises is that they are never resolved until…

Kris Kobach Held in Contempt of Court

Donald Trump meets with Kris Kobach after the 2016 election.Carolyn Kaster/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was held in contempt of court Wednesday afternoon by a federal judge for failing to follow a court order to register voters in Kansas. Kobach, who led President…

Immigrant Detainees Claim They Were Forced to Clean Bathrooms to Pay for Their Own Toilet Paper

A protest outside Stewart Detention CenterMike Haskey/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. The Stewart Detention Center in rural Georgia has been called “the black hole of America’s immigration system” for overusing solitary confinement, cutting corners on mental health care, and deporting asylum seekers at extraordinary rates. Now it can add one more alleged human rights…