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Day 34, 21 February 2017 IMMIGRATION: Almost everybody living in the U.S. without documentation is now subject to deportation @DHSgov says New DHS deportation rules make no distinction between being charged with a crime and being convicted JUDICIAL: A federal judge ruled that Texas can’t cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood; the ruling bought [...]
Only six Republican senators and 10 Republican representatives have dissed Trump's Executive Order banning immigrants from seven Middle Eastern countries. A handful have criticized its implementation. Key GOP leaders remain mum.
Update 29 January 14:00 Thousands protested Saturday and Sunday in more than two dozen cities, many at airports, in response to President Trump’s executive order banning people from seven countries. Notable in San Francisco: Google co-founder Sergey Brin. Trump’s immigration ban excludes countries with business ties https://t.co/VOXsuxHEQY pic.twitter.com/Y7sLIwuc2t — Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) January 28, 2017 Meanwhile, [...]
President Trump you're wrong. It's not illegal to be registered to vote in multiple states. Trying to vote in two states, that's a different song. But it's not the one you are singing. Oh, you really should check with advisers (and family) before tweeting.
For many of the thousands (millions?) planning to march this week, this may be their first protest. Whether you're marching in Washington DC or Washington State or points in-between or outside ... this is for you. These tips are written with novices in mind.
Which is worse? The son of the president-elect's pick for National Security Advisor tweeting fake stories? Or that his behavior looks very much "like father, like son"? Or the fact that a recent fake-news tweet has more than 3K likes?
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is shutting down the Standing Rock protest by December 5, just as the movement begins to get traction with national media and before a contingent of U.S. veterans planned to arrive in support of the protestors. How did we get here?
The NY Post1 announced Sunday that President-elect Donald Trump’s 10 year old son Barron “will not be moving to the White House” in January. Trump, 70, confirmed that his wife and son would stay in New York until “he’s finished with school.” Barron and Melania, 46, will remain in New York City so that Barron can continue [...]
What will America look like – and act like – with a thrice married, publicly-flaunted adulterer who wields lawsuits willy nilly and offensively? Tuesday night, I shared this on Facebook: I read posts from friends struggling with what to tell their kids. It breaks my heart. I read posts from friends who are ‘other’ – [...]
For voters in 13 states, voter suppression looks like this: no early voting AND no no-excuse absentee voting. This “rigs” (privileges) the election towards those who hold white collar jobs where it’s easy to come in late or leave early on Tuesday. It disenfranchises voters working hourly wage jobs who have little or zero power [...]
Russia has hit the trifecta in American news: the US Intelligence Community (USIC) has accused the Russian government of hacking computers. Political bots duked it out before, during and after the debates. And Samantha Bee interviews two Russia trolls. In Russia. Watch this. It’s “political comedy” masquerading as investigative journalism. Love them both, but Samantha [...]
The most shocking and ‘horrifying’ statement of the night was Trump’s refusal to say he would accept the results of the vote on November 8. ~ Kathy Gill Live-blogging the Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump debate with Twitter: https://t.co/6N9kG19AQn — Twitter Government (@gov) October 19, 2016 Twitter followers gained since debate started Hillary Clinton: +10,053Donald Trump: +4,279 [...]
Media and pundit references to November 8 as though it is when voting begins obscures the fact that millions of voters already have a ballot in hand. Instead, November 8 is the day voting ends. And for far too many, it is the only day they can vote -- which must be in person.
In response to negative press (and social media traffic) regarding his “locker room banter” that epitomizes rape culture, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump released a video statement late on Friday. In the short (1:35) video statement, Trump apologized, pledged to “never let you down,” and closed with an attack on Bill and Hillary Clinton. If [...]