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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

An ICE spokesman resigned after Trump criticized the Oakland mayor. Here's why

What made the usual conflict between the Trump administration and a liberal mayor more noteworthy is that a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement quit over it. 

PolitiFact is unable to independently confirm if hundreds of criminals missed arrest because of the mayor’s tip. But we wanted to look at the administration's claims and the spokesman’s criticism of the talking points.

How much privacy do you have when you buy marijuana in California?

California law does not require pot dispensaries to collect much customer data, but the stores appear to gather more information than consumers realize. PolitiFact California explored what’s collected and whether customers should be concerned.

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.