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In a case of saying much without saying a lot, the Supreme Court again compromised on President Donald Trump's travel ban. This time, a one-paragraph order left in place a Hawaii judge's ruling permitting entry of "grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins of persons in the United States."

At the same time, the Court granted the administration's request to stay part of the decision that would have made it easier for more refugees to enter the country. The Court's ruling is less than 50 words, but you can read the full decision on which it is based below:

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, the first Article of Impeachment was filed against President Donald Trump. Representative Brad Sherman, a democrat from California, along with Texas Representative Al Green, filed the article based on President Trump committing high crimes and misdemeanors.

While some pundits and media outlets are calling this attempt a longshot, Sherman believes the evidence mounting against the sitting president is convincing. Unfortunately for the democrat from California, the GOP controlled House is not expected to vote to impeach, particularly given the 46-seat advantage.