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Zero Tolerance Suspended as Border Officials Run Out of Room to Jail Kids

The nation’s top border security official said Monday that his agency has temporarily stopped handing over migrant adults who cross the Mexican border with children for prosecution, undercutting claims by other Trump administration officials that “zero tolerance” for illegal immigration is still in place. Immigration and Customs Enforcement does not have enough detention space for…

Trump extends “No Longer a Threat” North Korea’s Economic Restrictions

Despite saying days earlier that North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat, Trump – with no fanfare whatsoever – signed an executive order on Friday and extended for one year the so-called “national emergency” with respect to the nuclear-armed nation, re-authorizing economic restrictions against it. Nine days after Trump tweeted: “There is no longer…

Activists Re-Purpose Billboard to Send a Message [VIDEO]

The billboard once read: “We make junk disappear” — an advertisement for a junk removal firm, but the artists altered it overnight to read: “We make kids disappear,” signed “ICE.” The billboard is located in Emeryville and faces an area where several hundred thousand commuters drive each day on their way into San Francisco. The…

Trump’s Executive Order Does Nothing – Zero Tolerance Still in Effect

President Trump on Wednesday sought to quell the uproar over his administration’s systematic separation of immigrant children from their families at the border, signing an executive order he portrayed as ending the problem. However, Trump’s Executive Order explicitly states that the executive branch will continue to criminally prosecute people who cross the border illegally, signaling…

Jeff Sessions’ Church Files Charges Over Family Separations

More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church have issued a formal complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a fellow church member, charging that his “zero tolerance” policy on immigration violates church rules and may constitute child abuse.  The complaint charges Sessions with violating the United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline, its code of…

Trump Has Young Children Locked Up in “Tender Age Shelters” in S. Texas

Trump admin officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas with another one planned in Houston. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children. Due to the…

Coward Paul Ryan Forced into Opposing Separating Families

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday he opposes the new Trump administration “zero-tolerance” policy of forcibly separating immigrant children from their parents at the border. Ryan said Congress should address the issue with legislation, and a draft of a compromise immigration bill that circulated on Capitol Hill late Thursday would end the practice of…

Trump Starts Trade War for the Hell of It

The Trump White House said it would move ahead with imposing tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese products, after previously declaring that the trade war was “on hold.” The U.S. tariffs will fall on 1,102 categories of Chinese goods, focusing on industrial sectors like aerospace, automobiles, industrial machinery, information technology and robotics, the administration said.…

Comey Broke Rules, Damaged Clinton, Helped Trump

The Justice Dept.’s internal watchdog found that former FBI Director James Comey’s actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation were “extraordinary and insubordinate” and flouted the department’s norms but that Comey was not motivated by political bias. A key finding: Comey erred in his decision not to coordinate with his superiors at the Justice Department…

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says Separating Families is Biblical

Asked about Jeff Sessions’ claim that separating children from parents is rooted in the Bible, Sanders says “it it is very biblical to enforce the law.” She then calls @Acosta dumb, saying, “I know it’s hard for you to understand even short sentences.” 2:27 PM – Jun 14, 2018 307 343 people are talking about…

Yes, Trump and Sessions Are Putting Immigrant Kids in Tents in West Texas

The U.S. government will open a temporary shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children in far west Texas. There is no more room in the existing facilities for children.  This is the direct result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on migrants and the resulting separation of families. A spokesman for Health and Human Services said…

North Korea State News: Major Concessions From Trump

North Korea wasted no time on Wednesday spinning the results in its favor, claiming Trump had promised to eventually lift sanctions against the North and to end joint military drills with South Korea in exchange for a phased, “step-by-step” denuclearization process for the North.  Questions remain: under what terms, and by when, is Kim going…

Trump Signs Letter to Suspends Military Exercises in Korean [VIDEO]

Donald Trump angered U.S. allies, had lunch with Kim Jung-Un, signed a letter of intent, and made the YUGE concession of suspending the ‘war games’ … uhm … military exercises on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea has used the joint US/South Korea exercises as an excuse to build their nuclear and ballistic capabilities. Trump thinks…

Melania Trump to Rudy Giuliani: You Don’t Know Me! [VIDEO]

Rudy Giuliani shared his thoughts Wednesday during a speaking engagement about first lady Melania Trump and the allegations her husband had an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels.  “She believes her husband,” Giuliani said, at a conference in Tel Aviv. “And she knows it’s untrue.” Thursday afternoon, the first lady’s communications director Stephanie Grisham bit.his.head.off. “I…

Trump Isolated, Wants Russia Back in G-7 – UPDATE [VIDEO]

UPDATE June 9: Trump JUST repeated the call to allow Russia back into the economic world power group called the G-7. Trump called on the world’s leading economies on Friday to reinstate Russia to the Group of 7 nations four years after it was cast out for annexing Crimea.  The president made the suggestion to…

Florida Stopped Doing Gun Permit Checks For 13 Months [VIDEO]

For more than a year, Florida failed to do national background checks that could have disqualified people from gaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The lapse was revealed in an internal report on Friday and it happened during a time period when there was a large surge in the number of people seeking…

Has Scott Pruitt Come to the End of his Grift? [VIDEO]

Scott Pruitt, Chief Grifter of the EPA, gave a political aide the task of helping him seek a “business opportunity” for his wife with the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A in direct violation of federal law. Apparently the other abuses of his office weren’t enough but THIS one has a paper trail that includes emails from Pruitt…

Manafort Accused of Witness Tampering, Will He Go to Jail? [VIDEO]

Federal prosecutors on Monday accused President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, of attempting to tamper with witnesses in his federal tax and money laundering case.  In court documents, prosecutors working for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, said that violated the terms of Mr. Manafort’s release while he awaits trial. They asked a…

Trump Ruins NAFTA Deal & Insults Allies and Competitors [VIDEO]

The Trump administration said on Thursday that it would impose steep tariffs on metals imported from its closest allies after proposing them earlier and the year and then using the threat as leverage during the NAFTA talks with Canada and Mexico.  The European Union, Canada and Mexico, which will face 25 percent tariffs on steel…

Sam Bee and TBS Apologize for Apt Description of Ivanka Trump [VIDEO]

Samantha Bee apologized on Thursday for having used a vulgar epithet to describe Ivanka Trump on her TBS show, saying she had “crossed a line.” TBS also issued an apology, but took no disciplinary action against the late night host. The apt description was delivered on Wednesday’s episode of “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”. Friday…

Harvey Weinstein Arrested in NY on Sexual Assault Charges

Harvey Weinstein turned himself in on Friday morning to be arrested by New York City detectives on charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him. He will be processed at the station house, the First Police Precinct, and then be arraigned in court on charges of first-degree rape…

Trump Fail – No Peace Talks with North Korea [VIDEO]

Trump will not meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month, which he announced in a letter to Kim released by the White House Thursday morning because cowardice.  The letter from the President to Chairman Kim Jong Un: “It is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.”  VP Pence, provided cover for…

Justice Planning Partisan Intelligence Briefing BEFORE Fake Briefing

The White House now says it is working to facilitate a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to review classified documents on the Russia investigation on Thursday with only Devin Nunes and Trey Gowdy. White House spokesman Raj Shah said late Wednesday that, “Congressional leadership has requested the bipartisan Gang of 8 meeting be scheduled…

Trump Can’t Block Twitter Users – Violates 1st Amendment

Trump cannot block Twitter users for the political views they have expressed, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled on Wednesday. Blocking users from viewing his Twitter account is unconstitutional and a violation of the First Amendment,  Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald wrote in her ruling.  “While we must recognize, and are sensitive to, the President’s personal First Amendment…