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  • Rachel Maddow Breaks Down on Air Over Immigrant Kids

    06/19/2018 9:40:10 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 20, 2018 | Dave Nemetz
    The news cycle about President Trump’s immigration crackdown is hitting Rachel Maddow hard: The MSNBC anchor broke down on camera at the end of Tuesday’s show, getting so choked up that she couldn’t continue. Watch the video here: Justin Baragona ✔ @justinbaragona Rachel Maddow chokes up and cries on air as she struggles to deliver news that migrant babies and toddlers have been sent to "tender age" shelters In the clip above, Maddow attempts to read an “incredible” new Associated Press report about the “tender age” shelters that immigrant babies and young children are being sent to after being forcibly...
  • WH Deputy Chief Of Staff Joe Hagin To Leave Trump Admin, Exit Government

    06/19/2018 9:00:32 PM PDT · by bitt · 7 replies ^ | 6/19/2018 | matt shuham
    White House deputy chief of staff for operations Joe Hagin is stepping down from that role and exiting the government for the private sector, the White House said Tuesday. Hagin played a central role in organizing President Donald Trumps recent summit with North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un in Singapore, and prior to serving in the Trump administration was a part of the Regan administration and both Bush administrations. Reports emerged before the Singapore summit that Hagin was looking to leave the White House and become deputy CIA director, rather than leave government entirely. BuzzFeed News noted, however, that the resignation...
  • For Migrant Families in Mexico, Threat of Separation Puts Plans in Doubt

    06/19/2018 7:54:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 19, 2018 | Kirk Semple
    ... Word of the Trump administrations new zero tolerance policy, which calls for prosecuting everyone who crosses the border illegally, has been traveling along the migrant trail that winds through Mexico and Central America. People learn of it by television, by social media and, mostly, by word of mouth. While the policy has stirred controversy in the United States, with lawmakers from both parties calling for its end in the face of defiance from the Trump administration, it has sowed confusion for the migrants bound for the United States, who are struggling to make sense of what it means for...
  • Impeach Rod Rosenstein

    06/19/2018 8:18:24 PM PDT · by bitt · 57 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6/18/2018 | william mcgurn
    The long-awaited showdown between the Justice Department and Congress is finally here. It started late Friday afternoon. While the rest of the country was parsing the just-released report on the FBI from the Justice Departments inspector general, senior congressional leaders and selected committee chairmen quietly met with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at a secure location in the basement of the Capitol. At issue was Justice and FBIs continuing defiance of congressional subpoenas. At the top of this list is the demand from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for documents about why and...
  • Trump to campaign in SC for McMaster (Run-Off Election)

    06/19/2018 7:02:57 PM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 14 replies
    WMBF News ^ | 6/19/2018 | WMBF Staff
    COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will visit South Carolina to campaign for Gov. Henry McMaster ahead of next Tuesdays runoff election between the incumbent and John Warren. According to a press release, Pence is expected in South Carolina on Saturday and Trump is expected on Monday. The details as to where and when the visits will occur are expected to be released Wednesday, the release stated. President Trump and Vice President Pence are changing the world, and we couldnt be more excited to have their support. McMaster said in a statement. For more...
  • Democrats Border Separation Bill Would Let Nearly All Parents Who Commit Federal Crimes Get Off...

    06/19/2018 4:57:41 PM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    TheFederalist ^ | 6/19/18 | Gabriel Malor
    """Democrats Border Separation Bill Would Let Nearly All Parents Who Commit Federal Crimes Get Off Scot-Free"""" Democrats proposed legislation to prohibit so-called border separations would actually prevent federal law enforcement agencies almost anywhere inside the United States from arresting and detaining criminals who are parents having nothing to do with unlawfully crossing the border and seeking asylum. Every Senate Democrat has now signed on to cosponsor a bill written so carelessly that it does not distinguish between migrant children at the border and U.S. citizen children already within the United States. The bill further does not distinguish between federal officers...
  • Senate Democrats reject GOP legislative fix to stop family separations

    06/19/2018 4:53:43 PM PDT · by McGruff · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 19, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Democrats indicated Tuesday they may not agree to narrow legislation that would end the separation of children from parents who cross into the country illegally at the southern border. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., refused to say if he and other Democrats would support a bill that Republicans are working on, and when pressed, said several times that President Trump should act on his own to stop these family separations from happening. "Let's hope we never get to that. Let's hope the president does the right thing and solves the problem, which he can do," Schumer said. "That's...
  • Dem plays audio from child detention center on Senate floor

    06/19/2018 4:52:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2018
    Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) played audio obtained from inside a facility used to detain migrant children separated from their families during a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday. "They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But the audio released yesterday ... is worth a million tears. How do you submit the cries of innocent children to the congressional record? I don't know how you do that, but you can hear it," Menendez said before playing the audio. The audio, obtained by ProPublica, includes workers trying to gather information from children as they cry out for family members. The...
  • Flake Holds Up Judicial Nominee, Wont Say Why

    06/19/2018 3:54:45 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies ^ | 6/19/18 | Todd Ruger and Niels Lesniewski
    Arizona Republican Jeff Flake halted an appeals court nominee last week and hes not publicly saying why, a behind-the-scenes move that takes aim at one of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnells top priorities this year. The Senate Judiciary Committee scuttled a planned vote June 14 on the nomination of Britt Grant, a pick from Georgia for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Flakes hold throws a cog in what has been the Senate GOPs smoothly operating judicial confirmation machine. Oh, its just something Im working out, Flake said Tuesday, without offering any more details. The typically media-friendly...
  • North Korea expected to begin transferring remains of U.S. troops soon: officials

    06/19/2018 3:43:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 Jun 2018 | Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea could start the process of handing over the remains of troops, including Americans, missing from the Korean War within the next few days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said North Korea would hand over the remains to United Nations Command in South Korea, and they would then be transferred to Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. One official said a sizable number of remains were expected to be handed over, but declined to give a specific number given the unpredictability of North Korean leader Kim Jong...
  • George Takei: At least during my internment, I was not taken from my parents

    06/19/2018 2:58:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2018 | Jennifer Hansler
    Actor George Takei argued that "in one core, horrifying way," the family separations occurring at the United States' southern border are "worse" than the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. "At least during the internment, when I was just 5 years old, I was not taken from my parents," he wrote in an op-ed for Foreign Policy magazine that was published Tuesday. Takei, an American citizen of Japanese ancestry who was detained with his family at camps in Arkansas and California, wrote that there was a "hideous irony" in the comparison. "At least during the internment, my parents were...
  • The great pile-on: Every loathsome washed up pol bash Trump on child migrants(T)

    06/19/2018 2:15:03 PM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 6/19/2018 | Monica Showalter
    FULL TITLE:The great pile-on: Every loathsome washed up pol crawls out of the woodwork to bash Trump on child migrants It's also been announced that these stories are working, causing President Trump's poll numbers to fall. Some call it "Trump's Katrina" and never mind that voters elected him because they just want illegal immigration to stop. So what has this media-driven perception of "not winning" brought us now? Every committed Trump hater and skeevy NeverTrump is crawling out of the woodwork to pile on. Say a few sentences about how terrible it is to separate children from immigration lawbreakers, and...
  • Future Pres Hillary the Font of all the Scandals

    06/19/2018 2:14:17 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | June 19, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Review the Clinton email scandal, the Steele dossier, the insertion of at least one FBI informant into the Trump campaign, the misleading of the FISA court by FBI and DOJ officials intent on monitoring U.S. citizens, and, now, the inspector generals report. There emerges a common denominator: the surety by all involved that Hillary Clinton would be president, and the need to prepare for that fact. . . . Why would a seasoned careerist like Andrew McCabe allow his spouse to receive nearly $700,000 in campaign donations from Clinton-affiliated organizations, only later to become a chief investigator of the Clinton...
  • This Is CNN? Smerconish Changes Mind on Video Trump Gave to Kim Jong-un

    06/19/2018 2:00:59 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 19, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember how many members of the mainstream media derided the video that President Donald Trump gave to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un? They wrote it off as something like a mere elevator pitch video for selling timeshares. Well, that was the first impression of CNN host Michael Smerconish...until he watched it a second time and came to realize that it could be a very effective video. On Saturday he interviewed a former U.S. diplomat and psychiatrist who agreed that it was indeed a very effective video.
  • IG Horowitz: FBI Withholding Names of Anti-Trump Agents From Public

    06/19/2018 1:42:53 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 19, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Inspector General Michael Horowitz revealed on Tuesday in a joint hearing with the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees the FBI is refusing to allow Trump-hating agents to be named publicly. Horowitz said the FBI is withholding the names from the public because they work on counterintelligence. So the FBI does not want their names released? Rep Ted Poe (R-TX) asked Horowitz. Correct, Horowitz replied.
  • Peter Strzok reportedly escorted out of FBI building

    06/19/2018 1:39:35 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 145 replies
    Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who promised his paramour that hed make sure Donald Trump lost the election, has reportedly been escorted from the FBI building. FBI special agent Peter Strzok was escorted out of the FBI building on Friday, source familiar tells me, tweeted CNN reporter Laura Jarrett on Tuesday. News - FBI special agent Peter Strzok was escorted out of the FBI building on Friday, source familiar tells me; as of today, he is still employed; hes been stationed in Human Resources since dismissal from Mueller team. Laura Jarrett (@LauraAJarrett) June 19, 2018
  • New Yorker fact-checker under fire after mistaking ICE workers tattoo for Nazi symbol

    06/19/2018 1:11:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 48 replies ^ | 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...
  • Sesame Street reaches out to 2.7 million American children with an incarcerated parent

    06/19/2018 12:40:11 PM PDT · by grayboots · 15 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 6/21/2013 | KATIE REILLY
    Last week, Sesame Street added a new character, to whom more than 2.7 million American children can now relate. The show introduced Alex, a child whose father is in prison, in a video included in the online interactive, Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration. The Little Children, Big Challenges feature aims to reach children facing complex challenges, including bullying, sibling rivalry and parental incarceration. The sites latest topic highlights a trend identified in a 2010 report from The Pew Charitable Trusts which found a sharp increase in the nations jail and prison population over the last few decades. At the time...
  • Cramer(R) 48% Heitkamp(D) 44% North Dakota Senate race

    06/19/2018 12:25:04 PM PDT · by Conserv · 21 replies
    Mason Dixon poll... 6/13-6/15 625 likely voters
  • Lindsey Graham GRILLS Ig Horowitz & FBI Director Wray In Clinton Email Probe Hearing

    06/19/2018 11:30:21 AM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 14 replies
    Lindsey Graham GRILLS Ig Horowitz & FBI Director Wray In Clinton Email Probe Hearing