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Republican from Alabama

Jeff Sessions is President Donald Trump's Attorney General. He was previously a U.S. Senator from Alabama.  

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Recent stories featuring Jeff Sessions

Donald Trump’s team misleads in tying international terrorism report to immigration

President Donald Trump claims a report on international terrorism convictions bolsters the need for changes to the U.S. immigration system. But there is significant missing context, however, in both the report and its promotion by the White House.

Pot 101: Facts you should know about California’s legal marijuana

California's recreational marijuana law marks a milestone for the cannabis industry. But it doesn't offer the complete freedom to smoke, buy and transport pot anywhere you please. PolitiFact California examined many of the restrictions consumers still face.

How do standards measure up at immigration detention centers? A special report

President Donald Trump plans to expand the number of faciliites detaining immigrants waiting for deportation or a resolution of their case.  John Kelly, who has Homeland Security secretary before becoming chief of staff, said standards may need to be lowered in order to contract with more local jails. But immigrant advocates say neglect and abuse already exists at detention facilities and that lowering standards may invite further violations of detention standards.

Fact-checking Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the DACA immigration program

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end to a program that protected some 800,000 immigrants from deportation, claiming it was created by Obama’s administration as an overreach of executive power and that it circumvented the Constitution.

A look at the data on domestic terrorism and who’s behind it

A deadly attack in Charlottesville, Va., during a white nationalist rally and counterprotests brought attention to far-right terrorism and how it compares with radical Islamic terrorism. In light of the attack, here's an overview of the latest data available regarding domestic terrorism and its perpetrators.