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The Policy Proposal Behind Trump's Solar-Powered Border Wall - The Atlantic. On Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump shared a new idea with congressional Republicans: His vision was a [U.S.
-Mexico border] wall 40 feet to 50 feet high and covered with solar panels so they’d be “beautiful structures,” the people said. The president said that most walls you hear about are 14 feet or 15 feet tall but this would be nothing like those walls. Inside Trump's secretive immigration court: far from scrutiny and legal aid. Behind two rows of high fencing and winding coils of razor wire, and surrounded by thick forest in central Louisiana, hundreds of miles from the nearest major city, stands a newly created court the Trump administration hopes will fast-track the removal of undocumented immigrants.
Hearings take place in five poky courtrooms behind reinforced grey doors where the public benches, scratched with graffiti, are completely empty. There is no natural light. Defying Trump, California forms climate alliance with 2 states. Moving quickly to fill a climate leadership vacuum opened by President Trump, the governors of California, New York and Washington on Thursday announced a new alliance of states dedicated to fighting global warming and urged others to join them.
The move came within hours of Trump’s statement that he will pull the United States out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord and seek to renegotiate it, casting it as a threat to American jobs. An angry California Gov. “Misunderstanding Terrorism”: How the Us vs. Them Mentality Will Never Stop Attacks. Finding and stopping terrorists before they strike is often compared to looking for a needle in a haystack, a cliché that speaks to the difficulty of preventing a crime that, while deadly, is uncommon.
Counterterrorism officials still suggest that the task would become easier if they could use profiling to target Muslim communities. In other words, if they could shrink the size of the haystack. But a new book by Dr. Marc Sageman, a veteran counterterrorism researcher and former CIA operations officer, argues that this approach, even if carried to its fullest extension in a nightmare scenario for civil liberties, would still be ineffective, because jihadist terrorism is such a statistically rare phenomenon. In his book “Misunderstanding Terrorism,” Sageman counts 66 Islamic jihadist terrorist plots in Western countries between 2002 and 2012, involving a total of 220 perpetrators. In the 1980s, Sageman helped organize Afghan resistance fighters against the Soviet Union. The Guy Who Saved Your iPhone From Hackers Is Stuck in a UAE Jail - Motherboard.
Deported man's wife and friends rethink voting for Trump. Roberto Beristain, who has no criminal record, was deported after illegally coming to the U.S. nearly 20 years ago.
His wife and children are U.S. citizens.The number of people caught trying to cross the Southern border has dropped 60 percent in the first three months of President Trump's administration.Analysts believe President Trump's new policy has deterred illegal border crossings, but so have other factors, including an improving job outlook in Mexico. President Trump promised he'd crackdown on illegal immigrants, and in his first 100 days, has moved quickly to do just that. Since the president took office, the U.S. Jezebel. Trump's crackdown focuses on people in the U.S. illegally – but not on the businesses that hire them. Nearly 20 years ago, Mark Reed, then a top boss for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, sent agents into Nebraska to crack down on meatpackers hiring immigrants who were in the country illegally.
Agents pored over records to ferret out forged documents or fake Social Security numbers, and thousands of workers, fearful of being caught without papers, fled the state. Reed thought the effort, Operation Vanguard, could become a national model to shut down a magnet for illegal immigration, and he said as much to Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) during a congressional hearing on immigration while Vanguard was underway. Anti-Islam note leaves Des Moines community shaken. When Dr.
Samir Shams flipped through the mail at the Islamic Center of Des Moines Sunday morning, he found something disturbing. The Islamic Center of Des Moines president unfolded a threatening handwritten note calling Muslims "filthy" and "vile" people. The note was signed only "Americans for a Better Way" and appeared to be written by someone who claims to support President Donald Trump. Are U.S. jobs vulnerable to workers with H-1B visas? The following is a script from “You’re Fired,” which aired on March 19, 2017.
Bill Whitaker is the correspondent. Sam Hornblower and Ira Rosen, producers. Protecting American jobs was a signature theme of President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign. A frequent target of candidate Trump was the H-1B visa program. The program, created more than 25 years ago, allows American companies to fill gaps in the workforce from overseas with highly skilled employees, who can’t be found in the U.S. Last October, Robert Harrison, a senior telecom engineer at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, was called to a meeting at the university with about 80 of his IT co-workers. Uk.businessinsider. Sebastian Gorka.
Alex Wong/Getty Images Three US senators say they want Sebastian Gorka — a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump — investigated over his immigration status. Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, and Ben Cardin of Maryland sent a joint letter to the US Justice Department on Friday asking the agency to look into whether Gorka "falsified his naturalization application or otherwise illegally procured his citizenship. " The inquiry comes after an exposé earlier this week alleged that Gorka had ties to Nazi-aligned groups. The story, published by The Forward, alleged that Gorka is a sworn lifetime member of a Hungarian anti-Semitic, far-right group known as Vitézi Rend, which is listed by the US State Department as having been "under the direction of the Nazi Government of Germany" during World War II.
Donald Trump's "America First" budget increases military spending and cuts State Department, EPA, Amtrak, and Meals on Wheels — Quartz. Today we’ll get a first look at Donald Trump’s vision for the government. “This is the America First budget,” White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told reporters previewing the release. “We wrote it using the president’s own words. We have an America First candidate, we have an America First budget.”
What does that actually mean? The White House still insists Obama manipulated the jobs numbers. Alex Wong/Getty Images During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump's go-to tactic for attacking President Obama's economic record was to simply assert that the numbers were all fake. The unemployment rate? U.S. Rep. Steve King Tweets In Favor Of White Nationalism, Gets Little Pushback From Colleagues. A Nixon scholar compares the early days of Trump’s presidency with Nixon’s. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos via Bettmann, Win McNamee/Getty Images. Firing an acting attorney general, threatening widespread investigations against civil servants, characterizing unfriendly press as enemies of the state. And with the possibility of collusion with a foreign power inspiring suspicions of a cover-up involving a sitting president, is it any wonder that nearly 45 years later, we have Richard Nixon on the mind?
For a generation whose context for understanding presidential misdeeds is the Watergate scandal, it’s worth asking: How Nixonian is the Donald Trump administration so far? How America Became a Colonial Ruler in Its Own Cities. What most endures about Richard Nixon’s 1968 speech to the Republican convention is his rhetoric about “law and order”—rhetoric that, half a century later, we’re hearing once again from a new Republican president.
But that was not, to my mind, the speech’s most important theme. Nixon understood that black demands for equality—as cities were torn by riots, with ink on civil-rights legislation barely dry—had to be acknowledged and given their rhetorical due. “Let us build bridges, my friends,” Nixon said, “build bridges to human dignity across that gulf that separates black America from white America. Black Americans, no more than white Americans, they do not want more government programs which perpetuate dependency. A graphic novel adaptation of the Senate Torture Report. The 2014 torture report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee is a 500-plus-page denunciation of the CIA’s use of EITs, or enhanced interrogation techniques, during George W.
Bush’s presidency. Now Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, the pair behind the best-selling graphic novel adaptation of the 9/11 Commission Report, have illustrated the torture memo in powerful, disturbing detail. Donald Trump fact check: Almost every big claim he made in his Joint Address to Congress was false. Psychology Says This is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think) According to a report by The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't pick...just...one).
Arizona Senate votes to seize assets of those who plan, participate in protests that turn violent – Arizona Capitol Times. Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn bad — even before anything actually happened. When Japanese Americans Were Caged: 75 Years After Executive Order 9066. On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for the World War II incarcerations of Japanese Americans. Over the next five years, more than 120,000 people, two-thirds of whom were native-born United States citizens, were forced to leave their homes and livelihoods for quickly-built camps in some of the country's most unforgiving climates.
During the intervening years, Japanese Americans fought bravely in the United States military, with the Army's 442nd Infantry Regiment, made up of second-generation nisei soldiers, being the most decorated unit in U.S. military history. Japanese Americans have also fought for justice at home, winning redress and an apology from Congress in the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Trump's Attack on Media as 'Enemy of the People' Has Historic Echoes. President Donald Trump ramped up his criticism of the news coverage of his administration Friday, again taking to his favorite social media platform. "The FAKE NEWS media," Trump wrote on Twitter, "is the enemy of the American People! " An initial tweet put only The New York Times, CNN and NBC News on his enemies list. Top cops are trying to appeal to Donald Trump’s brain on criminal justice reform.
Andrew Burton/Getty Images. The Republican Party’s twitter account is celebrating Lincoln’s birthday with a fake quote. Historian Richard Evans says Trump’s America isn’t exactly like the Third Reich—but it’s too close for comfort. Torsten Silz/Getty Images. Five things Americans can do to beat Trump. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The last weeks have brought some cheering news: Many Americans are determined to defend their democracy against Donald Trump. But even as protesters gear up to do battle for the republic, there has been a lot of debate about just how to wage the good fight. Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In strategy is spectacularly mismatched to a President Trump. Drew Angerer/Getty Images. Trump's New FCC Chair Is Screwing Everything Up as Fast as He Can. U.S. Army Corps Gives Eviction Notice to Dakota Access Protest Camp.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given a evacuation order to those protesting at the Dakota Access Pipeline camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. In a statement Friday evening, the Corps said it would close the Oceti Sakowin Camp, which sits on approximately 50 acres of Corps land, on Feb. 22 due to the "high potential for flooding" in the low-lying area. The land sits at the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball Rivers, which the Corps says puts it at particular risk of flooding after a winter of record snowfall in the region.
The Corps said oil erosion and pollution — which it attributed to the "unauthorized placement of structures, vehicles, personal property, and fires" on the land over the course of more than six months — could result in contaminated runoff into both rivers. The Democrats can’t block Neil Gorsuch. Here’s what they can do. Talking with boys about Donald Trump and sexual assault. Watch Jared Kushner’s grandmother talk of refugee plight, warn against another Hitler. Poll: Trump reaches majority disapproval in eight days. Twitter Users Plead: 'Stop President Bannon' Team Trump just "All Lives Matter"ed the Holocaust. New York taxi union declares work stoppage in protest of Donald Trump's Muslim ban. Judge Blocks Part of Trump’s Immigration Ban After His Own Lawyers Can’t Justify It. Donald Trump and Prince Charles 'in diplomacy row over climate change' ahead of President's first UK visit.
Uk.businessinsider. Donald Trump's ban on Muslims: Global backlash as Boris Johnson hits out amid calls to cancel state visit. Maryland police question U.S. citizen's immigration status. Iran to ban US citizens in response to Trump's order. Revisiting Eminem’s “White America,” 15 years later. White Man in California Shoots at Cops With Gun, Gets Shot With Beanbags and Arrested. How to Stream Tonight's Presidential Debate For Free, No Cable Required. Cops unable to explain why man who shot Joe McKnight was released.
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Steve Bannon compares himself to Dick Cheney, Darth Vader and Satan. Washington Times - Politics, Breaking News, US and World News. Canadian PM calls Castro 'controversial,' prompting #trudeaueulogies. Elizabeth Warren calls for an investigation into Donald Trump’s global conflicts of interest. Wisconsin partisan gerrymander: The Supreme Court could take the case. Native Americans At Standing Rock Participate In Centuries Old Protest Tradition : Code Switch.
Only true liberalism can thwart the demagogues. Here’s what demagogues like Trump do to their countries when they take power - The Washington Post. What History Teaches Us About Demagogues Like The Donald. Welcome to Trump’s White (supremacist) House. What History Teaches Us About Demagogues Like The Donald. Lady Parts Justice. The real reason we have an Electoral College: to protect slave states. Standing Rock Report: Christian Clergy Factoring into Native Resistance Efforts - The Catalyst. Civic Engagement. What it's like to be black in Trump’s America. The Six-Foot Portrait of Himself Trump Bought With Charity Money, Revealed. Clinton's Flaws Simply Aren't Comparable to Trump's. Donald Trump's Companies Destroyed Emails in Defiance of Court Orders.
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