The Supreme Court just let Trump close the Mexican border to nearly all migrants

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with US Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch as US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (R), US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan (2nd L) and US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (L) stand by following Trump’s State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. | MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images So much for reining in executive power. The Supreme Court issued an unsigned…

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Uber and Lyft say they don’t plan to reclassify their drivers as employees

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says the company will continue to treat its drivers as contractors, not employees, despite a new California labor rights’ law that makes it harder to do so. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Politicians in California have passed a new bill aimed at making gig economy companies give workers more protections, like a minimum wage. But the real test will be in the courtroom. On Wednesday morning, California passed AB 5, landmark legislation…

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North Carolina Republicans’ audacious power play, explained

Protesters gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building. | Al Drago/CQ Roll Call September 11 was a chaotic day in the North Carolina state legislature. September 11 was supposed to be an uneventful day in North Carolina’s state capitol. Instead, it became a case study in the lengths Republican lawmakers in the state are willing to go to push through their agenda. The state legislature was in session Wednesday morning, but…

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Why MIT Media Lab thought it was doing right by secretly accepting Jeffrey Epstein’s money

A protester holds up a sign of Jeffrey Epstein in front of the federal courthouse in New York City after his arrest. | Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Sometimes very smart people have a very bad idea. On Friday, a New Yorker piece outlined in vivid, horrific detail how the MIT Media Lab took money from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein — and how hard it worked to keep his contributions anonymous. Over the weekend, director Joi…

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Mike Pompeo is the Trump administration’s ultimate survivor

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo delivers the year’s first Alfred M. Landon Lecture at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, September 6, 2019. | Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images With John Bolton gone, the secretary of state can be “ascendant.” The firing of John Bolton — President Donald Trump’s third national security adviser in just two and a half years — on Tuesday once again highlighted the unprecedented amount of turmoil and turnover we’ve seen in…

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The UK government’s own assessment of what a no-deal Brexit looks like is dire

A photograph taken on September 2, 2019, shows a full-page advertisement taken out by the UK Government in several daily newspapers as part of its public information campaign to get the public and business owners ready for Brexit. | Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images “Operation Yellowhammer” leaked this summer, but the government made it public this week. The no-deal scenarios are still really, really bad. Waits of up to 2.5 days at border crossings, delays in the…

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