Campaign Action It’s now 21 days past Judge Dana Sabraw’s migrant family reunification deadline, yet 565 children kidnapped from the arms of their parents continue to remain under U.S. custody. Twenty-four of these children, MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff tweeted Thursday, are five years old or younger. Of the 366 jailed children whose parents have already been deported, six are five years old or younger. According to Soboroff, the administration also said that “parents of 154 waived the right to reunite,” including one child aged five or under. But, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) “challenged this … saying some were ‘misled or coerced’ into waiving reunification.” One of these parents includes a dad named Ascencion. Soboroff said the man signed a document waiving his reunification with his 15 year old, but that he had no idea what he was signing in the first place. Soboroff was unable to meet with the dad, who remains in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody. But he did manage to send Soboroff a handwritten letter from inside his prison, detailing the anguish he suffers through daily. “They’re deporting me without me knowing,” he wrote. “I feel the government is treating me poorly, they are ignoring me.” Too many have moved on from the ongoing family separation crisis, and some of that can be blamed on the daily chaos that Donald Trump unleashes on the American people, both purposefully and because of his own thin skin. But this is still a crisis, and we know who must be held accountable. That includes the top administration officials who created this crisis—and the elected leaders now refusing to hold them accountable.
Donald Trump is always on the hunt for another way to hurt people who don’t clear the hurdle of only saying good things about Trump, all the time. Sometimes that’s firing them. Sometimes that’s making sure they don’t get a pension. Sometimes that’s hitting them with a racist insult. Or another racist insult. Or really … racist insults is the big thing. But Trump has been mulling over the idea of suspending security clearances ever since news began circulating of just how many of his own White House staff had flunked the test to get those clearances in the first place. Since the spring, Trump has floated a list of names of former intelligence and law enforcement officials, some of whom did not actually have any continuing clearance in the first place, with the idea that he would remove that clearance as some kind of punishment. On Wednesday, he took the extraordinary step of claiming to remove clearance from former CIA director John Brennan and he broke every rule in the process. Apparently, this feeling was so satisfying that Trump is just itchin’ to exercise his security-stealing finger again. And as the Washington Post reports, it’s all about the Russia investigation. Over the past 19 months, Trump has fired or threatened to take action against nearly a dozen current and former officials associated with the inquiry, which he has labeled a “rigged witch hunt,” including former FBI director James B. Comey, former deputy attorney general Sally Yates and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. While firing Comey required Trump to having Rod Rosenstein draft an excuse letter and Trump sticking with that excuse for almost 48 hours before ‘fessing up to Lester Holt that it was all about the Russia investigation, with Brennan’s security clearance that process was accelerated. Trump merely had Sanders read a Stephen Miller-generated excuse, then immediately stepped on his own lie in an interview that same day. Apparently, Donald Trump has made the whole obstruction process much quicker. He’s the Henry Ford of the obstruction assembly line. But the problem with Trump’s punish-’em-by-taking-away-their-clearance idea is it doesn’t actually punish anyone. It made a difference when Jared Kushner or Rob Porter couldn’t clear the lowest bar for security because they were working in the White House, and looking at classified documents came with the job. For those no longer actively in those roles, not having clearance makes no difference, because in day-to-day actions, they have no access to classified materials. The only one really hurt by Trump’s actions, is the nation.
At this hour, the jury is literally still out on the trial of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort. In this trial, Manafort is facing 18 charges of bank fraud and tax evasion. Jurors got the case yesterday, were allowed to go home overnight, and returned to deliberations this morning. But while jurors contemplate whether taking tens of millions under the table from Russian oligarchs, funneling it through shell companies to unreported accounts at Cyprus-based banks, and failing to report those funds to the IRS while tapping them for you-really-should-not-make-a-coat-out-of-that jackets is a bit of an issue, Donald Trump has already delivered a verdict. xNEW: «I think the whole Manafort trial is very sad,» Pres. Trump says. «I think it's a very sad day for our country.»«He happens to be a very good person, and I think it's very sad what they've done to Paul Manafort.» https://t.co/Ay5aRgcW0j pic.twitter.com/huHZyqqHJV— ABC News (@ABC) August 17, 2018 Which should go a long way to making Manafort comfortable with the idea that, no matter what the jury says, this justice system thing is all kind of irrelevant as long as Trump has his pardon gun. And hey, money laundering and bank fraud. Everyone does that kind of stuff. Like locker-room talk.
A Russian lawmaker known for his staunch pro-Christian and anti-gay stance has urged other MPs to boycott Facebook over its refusal to block a page dedicated to a Latvian volunteer unit that fought with the Nazis in WWII. Read Full Article at RT.com
Hahahahahahaha [pause for breath] hahahaha: “I think the Democrats give up when I turn out,” Trump said. “If you want to know the truth, I don’t think it energizes them. I think it de-energizes them. I think they give up when I turn out.” Yes, Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb was so demoralized when Donald Trump rallied for state Rep. Rick Saccone that Lamb went on to win a deep-red House district. Is Trump getting the “Trump is attacking us—we need your help” Democratic fundraising emails that go out when he attacks a Democrat and believing that those mean panic rather than the reality of gleefully raking in the small-dollar contributions? This is hilarious. But you know what? This is one where the New York Times and the rest of them may be right not to call a wildly inaccurate Trump statement a lie: this is massive denial. If he’s lying to anyone it’s himself because admitting how energized Democrats are around beating Trump means that when Republican lose, it’s his own fault.
The question facing many soybean farmers these days relating to Donald Trump's trade war with China is: «How long can I hold out?» That's exactly what Nebraska farmer Doug Saathoff told the Los Angeles Times about his dilemma over the falling price of soybeans and whether his business could absorb the financial blow. For now, Saathoff still supports Trump, but it may be a test of time. Saathoff can wait it out for at least a few more months partly because he was able to sell some of his fall harvest in advance, before soybean prices dropped. The question is: Will he and other farmers stick with Trump when they really start to feel the pain? China's retaliatory tariffs have hit soybean farmers particularly hard as exports plummeted 14.1 percent in July and prices have dropped from $11 per bushel earlier this year to $9 per bushel now. That's basically a «break-even point» for most soybean farmers, according to the Times. “He’s gonna kill us,” groused Joel Samuleson, 81, at a meeting with his fellow farmers, many of them Trump supporters. About the only thing they all agreed on was their collective disdain for the administration’s plan to provide aid to farmers. Otherwise known as Trump's $12 billion payoff to farmers in hopes of keeping them happy before the midterms. Just a guess that very few of those soybean farmers have heard what Trump told donors at a fundraiser in Utica, New York, earlier this week.
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In a first move that will set the ball rolling for implementing comprehensive gold policy, government has set up working group for setting up of the domestic council for Gem and Jewellery sector. The group is headed by the joint secretary of ministry of commerce, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi. «The group has participation from all stake holders of the industry from mines to market and will work out composition and details of the council,» Said Mohit Kamboj, president Indian Bullion and Jewellers Association.According to commerce ministry order issued yesterday, the working group has mandate to prepare data base of all association of Gem and Jewellery sector, product wise and region wise. Decide eligibility criteria for association to be part of it and work out other details.Interestingly the group doesn't have the representation of the erstwhile Gem and Jewellery Federation (GJF) which has recently changed its name to all India Gem and jewellery domestic council. The members of the group ...
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Elon Musk, the embattled chief executive of electric automaker and sustainable energy company Tesla, tried to “set the record straight” about his recent behavior in an hour-long exclusive interview with The New York Times. Instead, it only served to further underscore how out-of-touch the billionaire chief executive seems from the ongoing operations at his company. […]
The inside of data centers is loud and hot — and keeping servers from overheating is a major factor in the cost of running them. It’s no surprise then that the big players in this space, including Facebook, Microsoft and Google, all look for different ways of saving cooling costs. Facebook uses cool outside air when […]
In the future everyone will be naked for fifteen minutes. It’s with this novel thought in mind that I connect with a model named Nazanin who will walk me through the new world of bi-directional teledildonic cam life. I was there to test a new device from Kiiroo called the Kiiroo Launch. This novel sex […]
Elon Musk, the embattled chief executive of electric automaker and sustainable energy company Tesla, tried to “set the record straight” about his recent behavior in an hour-long exclusive interview with the New York Times. Instead, it only served to further underscore how out-of-touch the billionaire chief executive seems from the ongoing operations at his company. […]
According to recent reports, Facebook has updated its Commerce Policy to specifically ban the sale of Kodi boxes on its site – that is, devices that come with pre-installed Kodi software, which are often used for illegally streaming digital content. However, the ban is not a new one – Facebook confirms its policy on Kodi box […]
Japanese marine life photographer Ryo Minemizu focuses his lens on some of the tiniest and most abundant life forms in our oceans. His series Phenomenons explores the diverse beauty and extravagant colors of plankton, and is shot amongst the dark waters of the Osezaki sea near Mount Fuji. To capture the small creatures Minemizu sets his shutter speed to just a fraction of a second, while ensuring that his own movements don’t disturb the surrounding organisms. More
For most people, alcohol is not an aphrodisiac—despite what last week’s drunken night out suggested. Yes, booze can help lower your inhibitions. But it also decreases the chances of male sexual arousal, lessens […] The post Boner-Boosting Beer Chock Full of Salad Greens appeared first on Geek.com.
With the Glow in Rome Makeup Collection, the fashion house Dolce & Gabbana is drawing inspiration from the vibe of the capital of Italy in the run up to fall.Rome, the heart of Italy’s culture and history, is this year being captured in a new light because of the Glow in Rome Makeup Collection. Created by Dolce & Gabbana, the luxury Italian fashion house that specializes in catering to women’s fashion and launched its first female centered collection in 1985, the new collection allows users to get an ethereal complexion that glows with health and vitality.The makeup collection features a Millennialskin On-The-Glow Longwear Concealer, nail lacquers in various colors, and matte lipsticks in shades of red. A moisturizer with a tinted finish, an Eyeliner Stylo for creating high definition around the eyes, a limited edition Creamy Illuminator pressed powder and eye shadow in four shades round off the collection.Model Chiara Scelsi was roped in to front the campaign for the Glow in Rome Makeup Collection and she posed along with locals and centurions before the Coliseum. Scelsi sported the perfect glow on her face created by mixing the various products in the collection so that they suited her skin tone and highlighted her features.Importantly, the products in the range help protect the skin and the Millennialskin On-The-Glow Tinted Moisturizer has SPF 30 level sunscreen included. The moisturizer is an integral part of the collection and forms a perfect base for the concealer and Creamy Illuminator.Click on the slideshow to check the collection and campaign.http://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
More severe weather, dirtier air, higher wildlife extinction rates, growing sea levels, a shortage of iconic brunch drinks: Climate change has far-reaching consequences. And, according to Clark University’s Ed Carr, it’s coming for […] The post What Does Climate Change Mean for the Bloody Mary? appeared first on Geek.com.
It’s an odd time to be a Marvel fan. There are no movies to look forward to until next year, and while both of them are incredibly exciting, we have a while to […] The post MCU News: The Smartest Hero Confirmed, Runaways’ Return & More appeared first on Geek.com.
The revolution of smart devices marches on as researchers have made printable tags that mirror some functionality of standard smart gadgets. While that might sound like a major leap at first, it obviously […] The post These Tags Convert Just About Anything Into a Smart Device appeared first on Geek.com.
The Sixers have hired Lindsey Harding as a full-time scout for the 2018-19 season, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com reports. Harding was one of the best women’s basketball players in Duke history and was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in 2007.“I think when you have this goal in mind, your gender shouldn’t even matter,” Harding said about landing the position. “It should be about if you can do it, if you’re good, you’re experienced, if you know what you’re doing and what you’re talking about.”Harding spent last season in the NBA’s Basketball Operations Associates Program, She interviewed with several NBA teams with an eye on a role that would allow her to get exposure to the front office.“I would love to be in the front office and really understand how to put a team together,”she said. “I still love being on the floor and having the opportunity to coach. But I really just wanted to get my foot in the door.”Harding is the second former WNBA player to be hired in a full-time scouting role, as Jenny Boucek, who
The investigation into Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer is still ongoing.And, it may linger past the original two-week deadline set by the committee. Per ESPN’s Dan Murphy, it “will be finished when it’s finished.”In the meantime, Meyer remains on administrative leave while the committee looks into his knowledge of a domestic violence case against former assistant Zach Smith back in 2015. After the investigation concludes, OSU President Michael Drake will see if anything else needs to happen. But he won’t decide alone. That’s what the board of trustees is for.“There is a great deal of interest in this investigation,” said during a radio interview this week. “We wanted to make sure we had really good information, and there is time pressure. We wanted to have that information as quickly as possible.”However, Drake doesn’t want the committee to rush said information. It doesn’t matter how quickly they receive the information if it’s bad.“…The most important thing is to get good information so we can ma
In what was generally already accepted as public knowledge, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons finally confirmed this week that he is indeed dating model and reality television star Kendall Jenner, saying the romance is “going great.” The super-couple have been spotted publicly together for months, with rumors of a relationship going all the way back to May. Simmons said the reasons behind waiting so long to make it official was related to his desire for privacy. “It is one of those things that I don’t like to talk about too much, because it is personal,” Simmons told The Daily Telegraph.Simmons also sounded reticent to become ensnared in the scrutiny and paparazzi-based frenzy inherent to a relationship with a high-profile partner like Jenner.“I am not a social influencer or a reality TV star,” Simmons said. “I am a basketball player first … that is how I want people to look at me.”While Simmons seems to abhor the attention, it appears he has become somewhat accustomed to it over the course of his relations
Dez Bryant and the Cleveland Browns held discussions that lasted nearly 24 hours, but in the end the free agent receiver left without a deal. On Thursday as Bryant met with the Cleveland brass, it was reported that any potential deal between the two parties would not be imminent.Head coach Hue Jackson also made it clear that, even though it was encouraging that Bryant was in for a visit, fans shouldn’t just assume that he’d be joining the team. The Browns needed to figure out whether Bryant would really fit in, and no doubt finances have something to do with this as well.It’s going to be interesting to see what comes out of the meeting Bryant had with the Browns. As Tom Withers of the Associated Press noted, the two sides will continue to have conversations about a potential deal.If he does join Cleveland, then it’s hard to imagine Bryant would be a heavily featured option in the passing game considering Jarvis Landry’s role, and considering the young talent that is emerging in that offense. If he can wrap hi
As well as adding the new car – which will remove the need for drivers to swap cars and let them run at 200kW as a standard power setting – races will feature an innovative attack mode format. Nissan will take over from Renault at the e.dams squad, while BMW becomes a full FE manufacturer, and Mercedes affiliate HWA joins ahead of the German marque entering the series alongside Porsche for ... ... Keep reading
Greg Jennings discusses with Rob Parker and Jason McIntyre on Undisputed how Baker Mayfield may perform tonight against the Buffalo Bills.