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Chief Justice John Roberts responds after Trump criticizes 'Obama judge'

Chief Justice John Roberts responds after Trump criticizes 'Obama judge'

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts issued a rare rebuke Wednesday after President Donald Trump told reporters that he wanted to file a complaint against the “Obama judge” who ruled against his migrant asylum policy. >> Read more trending news “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” Roberts said Wednesday in a statement released by the court. “What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.” The statement from Roberts marked his first public comment critical of Trump, according to The Associated Press. It came after the president told reporters that he wanted to file a complaint against the 9th Circuit judge who temporarily blocked his plan on Monday to deny asylum to people who cross the southern border illegally. “This was an Obama judge,” Trump said, according to The Washington Post. “And I’ll tell you what, it’s not going to happen like this anymore.” The president added that the court was a “disgrace,” according to Politico. “Every case gets filed in the 9th Circuit because they know that’s not law. They know that’s not what this country stands for,” Trump said, according to the news site. “People should not be allowed to immediately run to this very friendly circuit and then file their case.” Trump has criticized the judicial branch several times over the course of his presidency. A few months before the 2016 presidential election, Trump accused the judge who presided over a fraud lawsuit against Trump University of being inherently biased because he had Mexican heritage and Trump was talking up his plan to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Last year, he used the term “so-called judge” after the first federal ruling against his travel ban. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Deputies search for escaped inmate who stole sheriff’s cruiser

Deputies search for escaped inmate who stole sheriff’s cruiser

Orlando, Fla.—Brevard County deputies are searching for an inmate who escaped Tuesday evening and could be anywhere in Central Florida, officials said. Daniel Amoroso, 58, was working as a trustee at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Fleet Maintenance Building when he took an unmarked Chevy Impala from the facility to make his escape, deputies said. Investigators said they found the vehicle in Orange County Wednesday morning, but Amoroso was nowhere to be found. Amoroso was arrested for charges including grand theft, but does not have a history of violence, deputies said. Deputies said Amoroso is around 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing a striped trustee uniform. Anyone with information on his location is asked to call 911 or the Brevard County Sheriff's Office at 321-633-7162.

SEE IT: Turkey injured before Thanksgiving gets some TLC from Orlando veterinarian

SEE IT: Turkey injured before Thanksgiving gets some TLC from Orlando veterinarian

Here’s one turkey that will be getting pampered--instead of seasoned and roasted-- for Thanksgiving. The Varsity Veterinary Center in Orlando, Florida is treating a wild turkey that was hit by a car this week.  “Why did the turkey cross the road?!?! To get an exam at Varsity Veterinary Center!” the center writes in a post on Facebook.  “He had been injured while walking in traffic!!” (Facebook) Dr. Elizabeth Olson tells News 96.5 WDBO the turkey had been wandering around a Lake Brantley neighborhood when a good Samaritan saw a car bump the 16-pound gobbler! “We found some soft tissue injury around his hip so he’s limping a little bit,” says Dr. Olson. “We’ve been giving him some pain meds for that and he’s doing really well.” Dr. Olson says the turkey (named Tom by the staff) is making excellent progress in physical therapy. Tom will finish recovering at his new retirement home on a farm in Chuluota....far away from a Thanksgiving table. “He’s really domesticated. Very friendly.”

READ THE NEW RULES: White House spells out reporter guidelines

As the White House on Monday backed off in a legal dispute with CNN over the press credentials of White House correspondent Jim Acosta, the White House announced new rules of behavior for reporters, which could result in the suspension of a reporter’s press pass for asking more than one question of the President or top administration officials.

“We have created these rules with a degree of regret,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who directly blamed Acosta for the change, after the CNN reporter locked horns with President Trump in a post-election news conference earlier this month, refusing [More]