Leahy Presses Gorsuch on ‘Muslim Ban’

Trump’s Travel Order Opens Door to Targeting More Countries
Order also mandates data collection on honor killings in the U.S.

A passenger from a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight from Jeddah arrives at Dulles International Airport on Jan. 29 to demonstrators protesting President Donald Trump’s first executive order on immigration. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Pool file photo)

President Donald Trump’s modified executive order on travel and refugees creates requirements for a stream of reports that could lead to more countries being targeted for visa restrictions and a new effort to tally the prevalence of honor killings in the United States.

Trump’s order takes effect Thursday and will stop the issuance of new U.S. visas to nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for three months. It also halts the arrival of refugees for four months while the State, Homeland Security and Justice departments review and tighten entry procedures for foreigners.

Trump Digs in Against Khan Backlash
Doubles down on criticism of Muslim family amid weekend of bad news

Despite a weekend of negative press, Donald Trump shows no sign of backtracking on his recent comments. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Donald Trump on Monday doubled down on his criticism of an American Muslim family whose son was killed in Iraq, stating in an early morning tweet that Khizr Khan, the soldier's father was, "all over TV" spreading "vicious" attacks.  

The Republican nominee's remarks came as he stumbled out of the box as the candidates headed into the final 100 days of the presidential campaign with the conventions behind them. Trump's tweet Monday suggests that he will follow the same strategy he has used throughout his nontraditional campaign: Rather than acknowledge criticism, he will dig in and fire back.  

Fallen Muslim Soldier's Dad to Trump: Have You Read the Constitution?
Says his son, other Americans of all faiths and races, have died in battle

Khizr Khan, father of deceased Muslim U.S. Soldier Humayun S. M. Khan, delivers remarks on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The father of a Muslim soldier killed in Iraq slammed Donald Trump's proposed ban on Muslims and offered to share his copy of the Constitution with the Republican nominee.  

"Hillary Clinton was right when she called my son the best of America," Khizr Khan said in one of the convention's more emotional moments Thursday night. "If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America."  

An Open Letter to Newt Gingrich
On how Sharia makes Muslims in the U.S. better Americans

Umema Aimen went to college in the United States and is challenging Newt Gingrich on his call for testing Muslims in the U.S. to see if they believe in Sharia law.

Mr. Gingrich,  

You’ve said on Facebook that we need to have an honest discussion. I agree, so here’s what I have to say: I am a 25-year-old Pakistani citizen who spent five years studying in America, four in college and one at a Muslim seminary. I recently moved back to Pakistan and was excitedly planning my honeymoon trip to America until I read your remarks.  

Gingrich Blames Media For 'Hysteria' Over Muslim Comments
He says he'll go on social media today to explain what he meant

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, shown here campaigning with Donald Trump last week, lost the veepstakes to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. (John Sommers II/Getty Images)

Newt Gingrich went on full attack mode Thursday night in a possible last ditch effort to wrestle Donald Trump's running mate slot from Mike Pence. Now he's going on Facebook to deal with the "hysteria" his statements about Muslims caused.  

On Thursday's "Hannity," Gingrich said that Muslims should be tested for supporting Sharia law, and if they do, we should kick them out of the country.

Prayer on Capitol Steps for Victims in Orlando

Ron Johnson Breaks With Trump on Muslim Ban
Vulnerable GOP senator says outreach is the best way to counter terrorism

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson disagrees with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's renewed call to ban foreign Muslims from entering the U.S. in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. Ron Johnson on Monday criticized Donald Trump's call for a temporary ban on foreign Muslims entering the United States.  

In a radio interview , the Wisconsin Republican, who is in a tough re-election battle against former Sen. Russ Feingold whom he unseated in 2010, said there was a difference between Islamic terror groups and Muslims in general, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.  

Trump: I'm a 'Pretty Good Prognosticator' of Terror Attacks
He insists the U.S. must ban foreign Muslims from entering the country

Donald Trump on Monday took credit again for forecasting the kind of mass terror attack that occurred in Orlando on Sunday.

In the hours after the early morning shooting at a gay nightclub that killed 50 people including the gunman, Trump was heavily criticized for saying on Twitter that he appreciated “the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism.”

Muslim Congressmen: Election Year Politics Fuels Anti-Muslim Rhetoric
Reps. Ellison and Carson urge Muslims to get involved politically this year

Indiana Rep. Andre Carson greets a young constituent during during a gathering in Indianapolis in April. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

As the presumptive GOP nominee, Donald Trump may have elevated anti-Muslim rhetoric to new prominence this year. But the two Muslim members of Congress want Americans to know that it’s not just Trump.

“Anti-Muslim hate spikes with the presidential cycle,” said Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison, the first Muslim member of Congress, at an event at the National Press Club Tuesday.