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The White House is using the separation of migrant children from their parents at the border to pressure Democrats on immigration legislation. The president threatens tariffs on more Chinese goods. […]

Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages.

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Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

Whenever the Trump administration talks about Nazis, it doesn’t go well.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions botched his history Monday night in a bizarre and false statement about the Nazi treatment of the Jewish people on Fox News.Host Laura Ingraham had the attorney general on her show “The Ingraham Angle” to discuss Sessions’ policy of separating children from their parents at the border.”Nazi Germany, concentration camps, human rights violations,” Ingraham said to Sessions, listing the comparisons and condemnations his family separation policy has drawn.”Laura Bush has weighed in, Michelle Obama, Rosalyn Carter — you’ve got all the first ladies going back […]

Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: Alternet – Immigration

(Reuters) – A federal judge struck down a Kansas law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in a decision on Monday that could make voter registration easier in the state in the run-up to November mid-term elections.

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Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

It doesn’t matter whether what he says is true — only that Republicans want to hear it.

When things are looking bad for President Donald Trump, he always has one key safety valve he can count on: Fox News.And things are looking bad for Trump. White House messaging about the policy of separating immigrant families at the border has been a contradictory mess, and the reality of the moral atrocity of the policy itself is rising the forefront of daily news coverage. Images, video, and audio of the vulnerable children and families affected by this policy are chilling, and the […]

Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: Alternet – Immigration

President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he leaves a meeting Monday in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

In the latest move in a nascent trade war, the president announced he wanted to impose a 10 percent tariff on more Chinese products, in addition to the $50 billion announced Friday.(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP) […]

Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

“We don’t have that authority nor that voice any longer.”

Former Chair of the Republican National Committee Michael Steeled despaired about his party’s disintegrating values on Monday as President Donald Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children and parents at the border cascaded into a full-blown humanitarian crisis.”There’s absolute hypocrisy here,” Steele said on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House.” “This was the party that was pro-family, and we never said in our articulation of that profamily value, ‘Oh, well, we’re only talking about American families. We’re only talking about white families. We’re only talking about Trump families.’ We talked about families.”He added: […]

Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: Alternet – Immigration

The Trump administration struggled to contain the fallout as outrage over migrant children being separated from their parents at the border accelerated on Monday.As more and more disturbing stories and images have come out in recent days showing the children’s plight, the administration has been unable to get its story straight on the matter, with different officials offering different, even false, explanations of why the separations are happening and what kind of policy this is. Some White House officials have taken to shifting the blame elsewhere, saying, wrongly, that only Congress can ensure the families are not separated. President Trump, […]

Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: The Atlantic – Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Monday defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages.

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Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats on Monday pressed Justice Department officials about whether some FBI agents may have leaked damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to Rudy Giuliani, now an adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, shortly before the 2016 election.

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Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics