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  • We’ll be cleaning up Trump’s mess for generations

    06/19/2018 3:00:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 89 replies
    anchorage daily news ^ | June 19, 2018 | Catherine Rampell
    President Trump’s generational warfare continues, as he repeatedly prioritizes cheap political wins today over the massive costs they will impose tomorrow. Consider, first and foremost, all the ways he’s trashing the planet... Or think about Trump’s unfunded tax cut, which, at its core, is a huge intergenerational transfer of wealth toward the old and away from the young... Other regulatory changes cheat the young to profit their elders. Amid the flurry of Trump tweets and porn-star scandals, many of those changes have received scant attention... With virtually no coverage, for instance, Trump’s Education Department announced on Friday it would once...
  • Trump treks to Capitol Hill as immigration firestorm rages

    06/19/2018 2:57:32 PM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | June 19th, 2018 | By RACHAEL BADE
    President Donald Trump heads to Capitol Hill Tuesday evening to rally House Republicans behind an immigration bill he panned just five days ago. Now Republicans have to decide: Which Trump do they believe? Speaker Paul Ryan and his top lieutenants are well aware that only the president can give conservatives cover to vote for a bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers — a huge leap for those who once dismissed that idea as “amnesty.” It’s why leadership invited Trump for a rare meeting with the entire Republican conference, just days after he indicated he might veto the...
  • New Yorker fact-checker under fire after mistaking ICE worker’s tattoo for Nazi symbol

    06/19/2018 1:11:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 48 replies
    https://nypost.com/ ^ | 7/19/18 | Lia Eustachewich
    A Harvard-educated fact-checker for the New Yorker is being excoriated by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for “baselessly slandering” a Marine veteran — by falsely accusing him of having a Nazi tattoo, according to reports. Officials with ICE are now demanding that the New Yorker and Talia Lavin apologize over her erroneous tweet about Justin Gaertner. In the gaffe, Lavin allegedly implied over the weekend that Gaertner, a combat-wounded veteran and ICE forensics analyst, had the Nazis’ Iron Cross inked on his elbow.But she deleted her post after “military veterans responded that the tattoo looked more like a Maltese...
  • Fact-checked: Viral photo of boy in enclosure taken at protest, not in detention facility

    06/19/2018 10:59:34 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/18/2018 | Naomi Lim
    A viral photo that appeared to depict a child detained at the border over his immigration status was actually taken at a protest, according to fact-checkers. The image was shared by social media users like journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas, who said in the caption: "This is what happens when a government believes people are 'illegal.' Kids in cages." However, fact-checking websites Snopes and PolitiFact found other pictures of the boy wearing the same clothes at a demonstration on June 10 organized by the Brown Berets de Cemanahuac's Texas chapter in Dallas. Leroy Pena, who took the image, told...
  • Trump and Kelly 'barely tolerating' each other: report

    06/19/2018 8:11:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | Brett Samuels - 06/19/18 | Brett Samuels - 06/19/18
    White House chief of staff John Kelly has loosened his grip amid a worsening relationship with President Trump, Politico reported late Sunday.The news outlet reported that Kelly has essentially given up on trying to control the president’s impulses. He told at least one person that he will let the president do what he wants, even if it results in impeachment. Kelly, who served as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary prior to becoming chief of staff, reportedly warned current DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen against attending Monday's White House press briefing. Nielsen fielded questions on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance"...
  • Cable news: 22 Comparisons of Immigration Policy to the Holocaust, Slavery

    06/19/2018 6:58:57 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 18, 2018 | Bill D'Agostino
    The pundit class have officially snapped over the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance border enforcement policy. Since Friday, the collective breakdown has yielded a total of 22 instances in which cable news commentators compared the separation of parents and children illegally entering the country to World War II-era war crimes and human rights violations. The Holocaust was invoked 12 times across CNN and MSNBC between June 15 and the 18th, generally in the form of comparisons between DHS detention centers and Nazi concentration camps. There were also six mentions of Japanese-American internment camps, as well as four comparisons to slavery. On Friday,...
  • McCain: Zero-tolerance border policy is contrary to principles, values USA was founded on

    06/18/2018 11:37:11 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 98 replies
    KVOA ^ | June 18, 2018 | Staff
    PHOENIX - Arizona Sen. John McCain weighed in Monday on the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy for undocumented immigrants crossing the border. The Republican senator tweeted Monday afternoon, saying the administration should put an end to the policy. "The administration’s current family separation policy is an affront to the decency of the American people, and contrary to principles and values upon which our nation was founded," McCain tweeted. "The administration has the power to rescind this policy. It should do so now."
  • SOURCES: ILLEGALS INCREASINGLY USE OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN TO CLAIM ASYLUM

    06/18/2018 8:25:40 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/18/2018 | Saagar Enjeti
    Illegal immigrants are increasingly posing with children who are not their own in order to try to gain expedited entry to the U.S., multiple sources tell The Daily Caller. A law enforcement source directly involved in apprehension told The Daily Caller officers are increasingly encountering “family units” of adult males with children of various ages. When law enforcement attempts to debrief the adult males with children, they often cannot answer even the most basic questions about their supposed children. The children also rarely appear to know details of their apparent “fathers.” The law enforcement source cast doubt on the asylum...
  • Bill O'Reilly on migrant policy: Trump will not win this one

    06/18/2018 2:08:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 85 replies
    Bill O'Reilly Twitter ^ | June 18, 2018 | Bill O'Reilly
    Bill O'Reilly ‏ Verified account @BillOReilly 7h7 hours ago More The Trump administration will not win on this one and it should reverse course today.540 replies 184 retweets 843 likes Reply 540 Retweet 184 Like 843 Show this thread Bill O'Reilly ‏ Verified account @BillOReilly 7h7 hours ago The government should know how bad this looks and how innocent children are actually suffering. That kind of scenario is unacceptable to most Americans as exemplified by former First Lady Laura Bush’s withering criticism.Bill O'Reilly added, The Hill Verified account @thehill Laura Bush blasts Trump migrant policy in op-ed: Family separation is...
  • Trump doubles down on family separation policy

    06/18/2018 10:22:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/18/18 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump on Monday doubled down on his controversial policy of separating children from parents when families illegally cross the border, while also calling on Congress to change laws to end it. In a series of tweets, Trump appeared to justify the strategy by claiming criminals are using children in a Trojan horse–style operation to cross the U.S. border. “Children are being used by some of the worst criminals on earth as a means to enter our country,” he wrote. “Has anyone been looking at the Crime taking place south of the border. It is historic, with some countries the...
  • 50 Media Mistakes in the Trump Era: The Definitive List

    06/18/2018 8:43:19 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson.com ^ | 6/10/2018 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    We the media have “fact-checked” President Trump like we have fact-checked no other human being on the planet—and he’s certainly given us plenty to write about. That’s probably why it’s so easy to find lists enumerating and examining his mistakes, missteps and “lies.” But as self-appointed arbiters of truth, we’ve largely excused our own unprecedented string of fact-challenged reporting. The truth is, formerly well-respected, top news organizations are making repeat, unforced errors in numbers that were unheard of just a couple of years ago. Our repeat mistakes involve declaring that Trump’s claims are “lies” when they are matters of opinion,...
  • Laura Bush Compares Trump’s Policies with Illegal Aliens to Japanese Internment Camps

    06/18/2018 4:58:55 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 173 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 17, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Apparently, all children of the world should be allowed to roam the country freely. Laura Bush wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post of all places against President Trump on Sunday. She was silent during the Obama years. “I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel,” Bush wrote. “It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.” She continued on by comparing the separated children’s “shelter” to World War II Japanese internment camps.
  • The Horowitz and Wray Show Comes to Capitol Hill

    06/18/2018 4:59:19 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 11 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Happy Father’s Day! – Pretending to suddenly be concerned about the children of illegal aliens who have illegally crossed into the United States, social justice warriors took to social media on Saturday in outrage that many Americans would be celebrating Father’s day on Sunday. I celebrated Father’s Day with my family anyway, and even worse, cooked delicious, juicy animal meat in the form of beef and chicken fajitas for my wifey, children and grandchildren to consume. They loved me for it. So there. San Fran Nan is outraged, too. – Doddering old...
  • FATHER'S DAY: Bill Clinton 'son' calls for Dad to take Paternity Test.

    06/17/2018 10:17:19 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 23 replies
    THE AMERICAN Mirror ^ | June 17, 2018 | Kyle Olsen
    Danney Williams still wants to have a relationship with the man he calls his “dad.” This Father’s Day, Williams, who says Bill Clinton is his father, is backing calls for Clinton to undergo a paternity test to prove — or disprove — his assertion. Retweet! https://t.co/tTArv8DjPM — Danney Williams (@danney_williams) June 17, 2018 “Retweet!” Williams tweeted, sharing a post from Carl Barvensky Paul, who urged President Trump to use his “presidential power” to get Clinton to do a DNA test. “I’m willing to pay for the test including a $20k donation on your next campaign,” he said. He retweeted a...
  • Leading Republicans Join Democrats in Pushing Trump to Halt Family Separations

    06/17/2018 8:14:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 99 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 17, 2018 | Peter Baker
    Leading figures of both parties pressured President Trump on Sunday to halt his administration’s practice of separating children from their parents when apprehended at the border, as the issue further polarized the already divisive immigration debate in Washington. Republican lawmakers, the former first lady Laura Bush and a onetime adviser to Mr. Trump joined Democrats, including former President Bill Clinton, in condemning the family separations that have removed nearly 2,000 children from their parents in just six weeks. The administration pushed back, arguing that it was just enforcing the law — a false assertion that President Trump has made repeatedly.
  • Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

    06/17/2018 7:56:11 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 55 replies
    APnews.com ^ | June 17th 2018 | Nomaan Merchant
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.
  • First lady Melania Trump makes statement on family separations as protests grow

    06/17/2018 12:16:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 17, 2018 | Daniella Silva
    First lady Melania Trump uncharacteristically waded into a fierce debate around immigration on Sunday, pushing for bipartisan cooperation to end the separation of migrant children from their parents at the border. “Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform," according to a statement from her spokeswoman. "She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.” The first lady's statement stood in contrast to comments made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who...
  • NORTH KOREA ISN'T DISMANTLING MISSILE FACILITIES, SATELLITE IMAGERY REVEALS

    06/17/2018 11:22:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    Newsweak ^ | June 15, 2018 | Jason Lemon
    There is no visible indication that North Korea has begun dismantling missile launch sites as reportedly promised, according to satellite imagery shared by 38 North. The program, hosted by the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, analyzed and posted imagery of the known locations of North Korea’s missile launch facilities on Thursday and Friday. According to the analysis, 38 North reported that it could not identify “any activity associated with the dismantlement” at any testing sites. There are six known launch and engine testing facilities as well as two eject test stands scattered throughout North Korea. "Of these...
  • Nikki Haley is killing it at the United Nations

    06/17/2018 5:43:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 74 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, June 15, 2018 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is just about killing it at the global body. In recent remarks to the General Assembly, Haley first condemned the anti-Israel faction of the bunch for using the global body for politics, not peace promotion. And then, dramatically enough, she brought to vote a U.S.-penned measure that explicitly faulted Hamas for violence at the Gaza border — a measure that was tacked on as an amendment to an anti-Israel resolution and that actually received the thumbs-up from the majority of the voting parties. Did you get that? It actually received a majority...
  • It Really is Time for Robert Mueller to Fold up Shop

    06/17/2018 5:19:08 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 12 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) “Hey, somebody get the Pope on the line – those are not the approved DNC/fake media talking points. Not at all.” – Pope Francis, whose messages have for the past 18 months been pretty much right in line with those of the Democrats and fake news media here in the U.S., told an Italian family association on Saturday that the modern practice of abortion is akin to ‘Nazi eugenics practiced “with white gloves,’ and said the only real families are those based on marriage between a man and a woman.” The Pope’s...