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  • Trump mocks McCain at Nevada rally

    06/23/2018 9:05:45 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2018 | Emily Birnbaum
    President Trump again mocked Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Saturday for McCain’s thumbs-down vote on the Republican plan to repeal ObamaCare. Though Trump did not mention McCain by name, he has attacked the senator several times in recent weeks for his “no” on the GOP measure and has blamed McCain for the collapse of the Republican effort to repeal the act. Trump at a GOP rally in Nevada said McCain went thumbs-down on the bill, a reference to McCain using the gesture to signify his vote. "Nobody talked to him. Nobody needed to, and then he walked in: thumbs-down. It’s...
  • Trump: Nancy Pelosi and Cryin’ Chuck Schumer want to protect illegal immigrants more than citizens

    06/23/2018 1:00:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 23, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s very sad that Nancy Pelosi and her sidekick, Cryin’ Chuck Schumer, want to protect illegal immigrants far more than the citizens of our country. The United States cannot stand for this. We wants safety and security at our borders!
  • NBC NEWS: “WE” HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO HURT TRUMP

    06/22/2018 8:08:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 86 replies
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 6/22/2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Not that this will come as a surprise, but it is entertaining to watch NBC’s John Heilemann gleefully explain how “we” have a great opportunity to bludgeon President Trump and the GOP with the faux crisis at the border. In a mere 47 seconds, he gives the game away on a couple of fronts:
  • 'Ashamed' Comey weighs calling himself Canadian, rips Trump border actions during Ireland visit

    06/23/2018 6:15:38 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 132 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 23 2018 | Bradford Betz
    During a visit to Ireland, fired FBI Director James Comey said Friday that he was so ashamed of current U.S. immigration policies that he considered telling Irish customs officials that he was Canadian when he arrived. Comey made the remark during a public interview in Dublin, the Irish Times reported. “I am ashamed of the way my country has acted with respect of those children. I am disgusted, I am horrified, I am embarrassed, I’m ashamed,” he said.
  • Despite separations, very few young children handed to Department of HHS [FridayTruthDump]

    06/22/2018 9:07:22 PM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 Jun 2018 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)Though the potential separation of very young children from their parents as a result of the administration's "zero-tolerance" border policy has drawn concern across the country, new data released by the government show very few such children have been impacted. As of this week, the Department of Health and Human Services had more than 11,600 migrant children in its care -- roughly 80% of whom are children who came to the US by themselves. But of that total, a much smaller number were under the age of 13, or what is referred to as "tender age" children, and even...
  • U.S. Prepares to House Up to 20,000 Migrants on Military Bases

    06/22/2018 5:22:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 22, 2018 | Michael D. Shear, Helene Cooper and Katie Benner
    The United States is preparing to shelter as many as 20,000 migrant children on four American military bases, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, as federal officials struggled to carry out President Trump’s order to keep immigrant families together after they are apprehended at the border. The 20,000 beds at bases in Texas and Arkansas would house “unaccompanied alien children,” said a Pentagon spokesman, Lt. Col. Michael Andrews, although other federal agencies provided conflicting explanations about how the shelters would be used and who would be housed there. There were reports of widespread confusion on the border.
  • Border Patrol Agents Shut Down Highways in Maine and New Hampshire With Checkpoints

    06/22/2018 4:19:47 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    Border Patrol Agents Shut Down Highways in Maine and New Hampshire With Checkpoints By Matthew Haag June 22, 2018 For 11 hours on Wednesday, drivers who wanted to travel through a remote stretch of northern Maine were asked a simple question: Where were you born? Border Patrol agents closed off all southbound lanes of Interstate 95 north of Bangor, Me., stopping drivers, searching outside their cars with drug-sniffing dogs and refusing to let them pass until they disclosed their citizenship. At least one encounter was captured on cellphone video. “Good afternoon, ma’am, U.S. Border Patrol immigration inspection,” an officer told...
  • CNN, MSNBC cut away from Trump event with 'Angel Families'

    06/22/2018 2:27:07 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, June 22, 2018 | The Washington Times
    Two major cable TV news channels cut away from President Trump’s event Friday with families of people killed by illegal immigrants, switching to coverage of illegal immigrant families complaining about treatment at the border. CNN and MSNBC pivoted to the family separation issue even as parents on stage with Mr. Trump said their plight was ignored by the news media. “The mainstream media does not let you know what is really happening,” said Mary Ann Mendoza, who lost her son, Mesa, Arizona, Police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, in 2014 following a vehicular accident with an illegal alien allegedly driving drunk at...
  • MS-13 gang members, including 10 illegal immigrants, charged in deaths of Virginia teens

    06/22/2018 2:32:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Fox news ^ | Greg Norman
    Eleven MS-13 gang members – all of whom are illegal immigrants except one – are facing life in prison after being charged in the kidnappings and deaths of two teens whose bodies were dug up in a Virginia park last year. The ages of the male gang members charged Friday ranged from 20 to 27. All of them are from El Salvador and only one – who is believed to have fled the country – is not in police custody, according to NBC Washington. 
  • There's nearly a Nixon '74 level of public support for impeaching Trump

    06/22/2018 12:36:40 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 159 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2018 | Byron Wolfe
    (CNN)There is a truly remarkable number in the most recent CNN poll, conducted by SSRS and out this morning. In it, 42% of Americans say President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office. What makes it remarkable is that he's on par with President Richard Nixon, who 43% of Americans said should be impeached and removed from office in a March 1974 Harris poll. That was after the scale of Watergate came to light, but months before the House started to move against Nixon, who would go on to resign in August 1974 rather than be impeached. Impeachment...
  • WikiLeaks publishes database with personal info on thousands of ICE employees

    06/22/2018 9:00:26 AM PDT · by mooncoin · 62 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 21, 2018 | Nicole Hensley
    WikiLeaks has published a catalog of U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement officials with employment history scraped from their LinkedIn profiles. The group known for blasting classified records debuted its “ICEPatrol” project Thursday night with a database of photos, titles, job and school history for more than 9,000 current and former federal employees associated with the agency.
  • Nose Dive: After A Year, Support For The Russia Probe Has Plummeted

    06/22/2018 5:20:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice’s woes are not over. Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a damning report that justified President Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, whose actions during the 2016 election were labeled as extraordinary and insubordinate, and outlined various issues with the FBI, which has a huge problem with leaks. The report was on the activities of the DOJ, FBI, and its principles during the Hillary Clinton email investigation. It was a criminal investigation into whether she mishandled classified information through her unauthorized and unsecure email server while serving as our...
  • German Car Makers Call on EU to Scrap Auto Tariffs to Preserve Access to U.S. Market

    06/22/2018 1:01:31 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 20, 2018 | Liam Deacon
    Germany’s leading car manufacturers have called on the European Union (EU) to scrap its import tariffs on U.S. cars, which are far higher than those imposed on European cars entering America. The firms called for all tariffs to end, on both the EU and U.S. side, to boost free but also fair trade across the Atlantic, passing the message to the U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell.
  • Italy to seize NGO rescue ships as migrant row deepens

    06/21/2018 9:30:01 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 52 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/21/2018 | BBC
    Italy says it will seize two migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean, amid a deepening row over migrants. Two German NGO ships carrying migrants "will be seized" to determine their legal status. The move comes as French President Emmanuel Macron attacked the "leprosy" of anti-EU feeling, angering Italy's new populist government. Italy sparked the fresh row earlier this month when it refused to take in the Aquarius rescue ship.... Leaders from the 10 EU member states will meet in Brussels on Sunday to discuss how best to stem the flow of migrants into the bloc. The Italian government earlier said...
  • North Korea media tone down anti-US rhetoric

    06/21/2018 8:38:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | June 21, 2018 | Bryan Harris and Kang Buseong
    For decades, the US was a “rotten, diseased, pirate nation” in the eyes of North Korea’s propagandists. Then almost overnight the hate stopped. Following a landmark summit between Pyongyang and Washington on June 12, anti-US vitriol has disappeared from state media reports — a development that some analysts see as preparing North Koreans for a new era in relations between the two long-time adversaries. “The anti-American slant is just gone. North Korea appears to be preparing people for a new beginning,” said Peter Ward, an expert at Seoul National University who studies the North’s propaganda. The changes in Pyongyang’s rhetoric...
  • Has the West the will to survive?

    06/21/2018 8:13:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 84 replies
    WND ^ | June 21st, 2018 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    “If you’re … pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you’re strong, then you don’t have any heart, that’s a tough dilemma. … I’d rather be strong.” So said President Donald Trump, on issuing his order halting the separation of children from parents caught breaking into the country. Trump’s enemies are celebrating a victory. Yet the issue remains. Under U.S. law, teenagers and tots cannot be detained for more than 20 days and must be held in the least-restrictive facilities. But if the children cannot be separated from the parents as they...
  • U.S. centers force migrant children to take drugs: lawsuit

    06/21/2018 6:25:33 PM PDT · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | June 21st, 2018 | Andrew Hay
    (Reuters) - Immigrant children are being routinely and forcibly given a range of psychotropic drugs at U.S. government-funded youth shelters to manage their trauma after being detained and in some cases separated from parents, according to a lawsuit. Children held at facilities such as the Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas are almost certain to be administered the drugs, irrespective of their condition, and without their parents' consent, according to the lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law. The Shiloh center, which specializes in services for children and youths with behavioral and emotional problems, did...
  • Jeh Johnson: Obama Administration Expanded Migrant Family Detention

    06/21/2018 3:28:06 PM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson reminded MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell Thursday of the Obama administration’s decision to expand the number of immigrant family detentions. A partial transcript follows: JEH JOHNSON: Illegal migration reacts sharply to perceived changes in enforcement policy — in the short term — but it always reverts back longer term to the longer term trends given the underlying condition of the so-called push factors in central America. So that is what President Trump and his administration have seen now over the last year. The numbers are 40 or 50,000 per month and they are obviously...
  • Poll: 3:1 Public Support for Trump’s Push to End Catch-and-Release

    06/21/2018 12:42:21 PM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    Democrats are converting their emotional protests against “family separation” into unpopular calls for the catch-and-release of many Central American migrants into ordinary Americans’ jobsites and schools. The pre-election, pro-migration push is a huge risk, according to a poll by The Economist and YouGov which shows 3:1 public opposition to the Democrats’s catch-and-release policy. That opposition to catch-and-release was reinforced by President Donald Trump’s June 20 Executive Order to keep families together in detention until their appeal is decided by a judge. Many Democrats are pushing their demand that migrants caught at the border be quickly released into Americans’ workplaces and...
  • White House releases sweeping proposal to reorganize government

    06/21/2018 10:00:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/21/18 | Peter Sullivan
    The White House on Thursday unveiled a sweeping plan to reorganize how the federal government is structured, including controversial proposals to impose work requirements on assistance programs.“Businesses change all the time,” said White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. “Government doesn't, and one of the things you get when you hire a businessman to become president is you bring this attitude from the private sector.”The plan touches a wide range of agencies, but one of its main proposals is to move the food stamp program, officially known as SNAP, out of the Department of Agriculture and into...