Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. — the controversial and conservative Milwaukee county sheriff who is a staunch supporter of President Trump — said Wednesday he's accepted a position as assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security.But not long after Clarke made his remarks to a local radio station, Department of Homeland Security aides seemed to contradict him and suggest nothing is official yet."No such announcement with regard to the Office of Public Engagement has been made," a spokesperson for the DHS said to BuzzFeed News in regards to Clarke's remarks. "The position mentioned is a Secretarial appointment. Such senior positions are announced by the Department when made official by the Secretary."The official DHS twitter account also echoed this statement on Wednesday afte
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Friday his office is looking into whether Stephen Colbert’s comments during the opening monologue of Monday’s Late Show violated the government’s obscenity rules for television.Pai called into the Rich Zeoli radio show on WPHT on Thursday and said his office received numerous complaints about the monologue where Colbert said of Trump “the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.”“As we get complaints, and we have gotten a number of them, we are going to take the facts we find and will apply the law as it has been set out by the Supreme Court and other courts and will take the appropriate action,” said Pai.The chairman said his office is following the “standard operating procedure.
North Carolina lawmakers announced Wednesday night they have reached an agreement to repeal a law that banned transgender people from certain bathrooms as well as cities' ability to pass laws against LGBT discrimination.The agreement came after months of failure among lawmakers to reach a compromise on repealing the controversial law known as HB2, which had drawn national attention. State legislators announced the agreement late Wednesday, adding that a new bill would be voted on Thursday.The new bill prohibits the state from regulating bathroom access. It also bans cities and local jurisdictions from passing laws "regulating private employment practices or regulating public accommodations" — such as the now-repealed law in Charlotte that aimed at banning discrimination of transgender