Barr says ‘notion’ of separation of church and state misunderstood because of ‘militant secularists’

Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that he believes the American public has misinterpreted the actual meaning of “separation of church and state” during a speech at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (NCPB). “Militant secularists have long seized on that slogan as a facile justification for attempting to drive religion from the public square and to exclude religious […]

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Seven Santa Clarita Valley schools successfully launch football workouts

Seven high schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District were finally approved to begin football conditioning on Monday, and to say that players and coaches were happy to be back together would be an understatement. “Isn’t it great to be back on the turf?” Golden Valley coach Dan Kelley shouted through his […]

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Justice Dept. Threatens to Withhold Federal Funds From N.Y., Seattle and Portland

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr on Monday escalated the Trump administration’s attacks on Democratic-led cities by threatening to withhold federal funding from New York, Seattle and Portland, Ore., over their responses to protests against police brutality, portraying them as inadequate as President Trump seeks to make the unrest a cornerstone of his re-election […]

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William Barr commemorates Ginsburg, says she ‘leaves a towering legacy’

Attorney General William Barr offered his condolences Friday after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, praising her as leading “one of the great lives in the history of American law.” “On behalf of the Department of Justice, I extend my deepest sympathy on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” said Barr in a DOJ […]

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Before The Donald, there was Big Bill of Chicago

Chicago Mayor William Hale Thompson in 1915. | Sun-Times file photo Mayor William Hale Thompson, like President Trump, made promises he could not keep. He called opponents names. He belittled them. He lived for the cheers. He admired foreign foes. As we enter the final phase of this campaign season, it has become apparent to […]

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Top Justice Dept. Official Embraces Use of Sedition Charges for Protest Violence

WASHINGTON — A top Justice Department official on Thursday supported a suggestion by Attorney General William P. Barr to consider bringing sedition charges for violent crimes committed during nationwide protests this summer. The deputy attorney general, Jeffrey A. Rosen, said in an email to federal prosecutors that they should consider use of the sedition statute […]

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Rep. Andy Biggs urges Barr, Wray to use RICO to crack down rioters and their supporters

Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs urged Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Chris Wray to use federal racketeering laws to find out who’s behind the riots in U.S. cities and how they may be funded. Under RICO, investigators “can go in and find out who’s organizing this stuff, who’s coordinating these things and they could start seizing assets,” said […]

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AG Barr Spreads Fear: Compares Virus Safety Measures to Slavery

Attorney General William Barr compared virus stay-at-home orders, a safety measure meant to save American lives, to the scourge of American slavery. Barr made the lopsided remarks by first asserting a factless claim that suggested a “national lockdown” had been in place at one time during the pandemic. Although there were individual states that did […]

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Ex-Washington University Chancellor William Danforth dies

Former Washington University Chancellor William Danforth has died By JIM SALTER Associated Press September 17, 2020, 4:12 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article O’FALLON, Mo. — William Danforth, a member of a prominent St. Louis family and the leader who oversaw Washington University’s rise to national prominence during his […]

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Barr criticizes Black Lives Matter movement: ‘Not interested in Black lives, they’re interested in props’

Attorney General William Barr accused the Black Lives Matter movement of using the issue of Black people shot by police as a tool for a larger political agenda instead of sincerely trying to help those they claim to support. At an event hosted by Michigan’s Hillsdale College on Wednesday, Barr was asked about the relationship between the […]

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Barr Defends Right to Intrude in Cases as He Sees Fit

ARLINGTON, Va. — Attorney General William P. Barr said on Wednesday that as the nation’s top law enforcement official, he had the right to intervene in investigations and to overrule career lawyers, castigating his own department and attacking what he described as politically motivated inquiries. Speaking at an event hosted by Hillsdale College, Mr. Barr […]

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Barr Told Prosecutors to Consider Sedition Charges for Protest Violence

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr told federal prosecutors in a call last week that they should consider charging rioters and others who committed violent crimes at protests in recent months with sedition, according to two people familiar with the call. The highly unusual suggestion to charge people with insurrection against lawful authority alarmed […]

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Barr says rumors Trump would refuse to leave office if he loses election are ‘crap’

In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Attorney General William Barr went after Democrats on a range of issues, including rumors that President Trump would attempt to stay in office if he loses the general election in November. “You know liberals project,” Barr said during his Monday interview. “You know the president is going to […]

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Bill Gates Sr., father of Microsoft co-founder, dies at 94

William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist best known as the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at 94. Gates died peacefully Monday at his beach home in Washington state from Alzheimer’s disease, the family announced Tuesday. In an obituary the family credited the patriarch with a “deep commitment to social and […]

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Prince William & Kate Middleton Send Prince Harry A Sweet 36th Birthday Tweet After Royal Exit

Despite rumors of tension between Prince William and Prince Harry, the latter received public birthday love from his big brother and wife, Kate Middleton, on Twitter. It’s been eight months since Prince Harry announced his decision to leave the royal family with wife, Meghan Markle, but on his 36th birthday, any possible drama over the situation was […]

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Bishop Alemany suspends football conditioning for 21 days after unauthorized clinic

Bishop Alemany High President William Hambleton announced Monday he is suspending football conditioning for 21 days after an unauthorized lineman clinic was held Saturday at its Mission Hills field. Dozens of players from Alemany and other schools participated in the clinic with little social distancing in violation of L.A. County public health guidelines. In a […]

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Commentary: Did Rajon Rondo’s brother talk trash to Rockets? Maybe he knew something

William Rondo, who is the brother of Lakers guard Rajon Rondo and is in the NBA bubble coordinating barbershop services, caught Russell Westbrook’s attention. As the two jawed, the man with the clippers offered a pretty solid clapper — he simply waved goodbye. What was he waving to? It’s too early to tell, but the […]

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Top Aide in Review of Russia Inquiry Resigns From Justice Dept.

WASHINGTON — A top aide to the criminal prosecutor whom Attorney General William P. Barr assigned to scrutinize the Trump-Russia investigation has resigned unexpectedly from the Justice Department, a spokesman said Friday. It was not immediately clear why the official, Nora R. Dannehy — a trusted assistant to John H. Durham, the prosecutor leading the […]

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Barr says American taxpayers would not be on hook in Trump lawsuit relating to rape allegation

Attorney General William Barr seemed to reverse course Thursday by saying the American taxpayer would not be on the hook for any potential damages awarded in E. Jean Carrol’s lawsuit relating to her allegations of rape against President Trump. “Press coverage around the country was wholly inaccurate yesterday in suggesting that this left the taxpayers […]

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More Durham probe charges possible, Barr says

Attorney General William Barr said this week that there “could be” more charges stemming from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s monthslong review into alleged misconduct and the origins of the Russia investigation. Barr, during an interview with NBC News this week, was asked whether additional charges could come out of Durham’s probe after the U.S. attorney from Connecticut […]

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Amtrak Chief Pleads for Nearly $5 Billion to Survive Pandemic

WASHINGTON — Amtrak’s chief executive, William J. Flynn, urged House lawmakers on Wednesday to provide $4.9 billion for the national passenger rail agency, warning that additional cuts to its service and work force would be needed to “stave off bankruptcy” if Congress did not provide any further emergency funding. Mr. Flynn’s warning, during a hearing […]

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Barr defends DOJ intervention in E. Jean Carroll lawsuit against Trump: ‘The law is clear’

Attorney General William Barr explained why the Justice Department is looking to intervene in the defamation lawsuit brought by writer E. Jean Carroll against President Trump, based on his denial of her allegation that he raped her in the 1990s. The DOJ submitted a filing Tuesday in which they sought to have the case moved […]

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Attorney General William Barr set to speak in Chicago

Attorney General William Barr will be in Chicago on Wednesday to give an update about Operation Legend. | AP file Barr will be at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse to provide an update on Operation Legend. Attorney General William Barr is set to appear Wednesday in Chicago to share an update on Operation Legend, an initiative […]

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