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Pissed At Missing His Gala, Trump Spent Yesterday Watching Old Clips Of Himself Screaming About Obama

The New York Times reports: One year to the day after taking office with vows to bring the dysfunction of Washington to heel, President Trump on Saturday found himself thrust into the most perennial of political crises, bitterly casting blame on Democrats for a government shutdown he said they had orchestrated to mar the anniversary. Mr. Trump had planned to ...

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Trump 2020 Ad Declares That Democrats Are Complicit In Every Murder By “Illegal Immigrants” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Trump released a provocative campaign ad Saturday charging Democrats with being “complicit” in killings by immigrants who are in the country illegally. The 30-second online spot posted to YouTube came on the first day of a partial federal government shutdown caused in part by Congress’s disagreement over immigration policy. The ad, on the first anniversary ...

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Joe Arpaio Files To Have Criminal Conviction Removed

Arizona’s KTAR reports: Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed an appeal to undo his criminal contempt of court conviction, Arpaio said in a release Friday. Arpaio’s appeal argues that the pardon he received from President Donald Trump made his case moot before the official appeals process began, and that the conviction should have been removed automatically. He also ...

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WH Blames “Obstructionist Losers” For Shutdown

Reuters reports: The world’s most powerful government shut down on Saturday after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies, highlighting the country’s deep political divisions. For the first time since October 2013 – when a similar standoff that lasted 16 days kept only essential agency operations intact – federal workers ...

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OPEN THREAD: Government Shutdown Approaches

Politico reports: Washington is barreling toward a government shutdown at midnight Friday, with no apparent sign of a last-minute breakthrough and each party blaming the other for causing the crisis. Senate Democrats scheduled a caucus-wide meeting for 8:30 p.m. The chamber will hold a procedural vote on the House-passed stopgap funding measure at 10 p.m., which currently does not have ...

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BREAKING: Supreme Court To Hear Travel Ban 3.0

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries. The conservative-majority court is due to hear arguments in April and issue a ruling by the end of June on whether the policy violates federal immigration ...

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Fox News Guest: White Supremacists Are Better Than “Illegal Immigrants” Because They’re Citizens [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Following a segment where he went back and forth with a Phoenix mayoral candidate over the value of immigrants to American society, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson brought on frequent guest Mark Steyn to weigh in on the matter. And boy, did he. “Chris Cuomo went on to say that the real problem is white supremacists in America,” Steyn ...

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Trump Blames Democrats For Looming Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: The House passed a short-term extension of government funding late Thursday after Republican leaders, with help from President Trump, cobbled together enough GOP votes to overcome an internal revolt. Still, the possibility of a federal shutdown moved closer to a certainty after Senate Democrats rallied against the GOP proposal, announcing they would not lend their votes ...

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Trump Denies Changing His Mind About Border Wall

CNN reports: President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he has remained consistent in his plans for a border wall, a day after his chief of staff, John Kelly, said he has “changed his attitude” on it. “The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it. Parts will be, of necessity, ...

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Eric Trump: My Father Sees One Color, Green [VIDEO]

“My father sees one color, green — that is all he cares about. He cares about the economy. He does not see race — he’s the least racist person I have ever met in my entire life. It is total nonsense. At same time they are saying that, they will never report African-American unemployment is the lowest it’s ever been, ...

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DOJ To Petition SCOTUS On Dismantling DACA

The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department on Tuesday said it would take the “rare step” of asking the Supreme Court to clear the way for the Trump administration to dismantle a federal program that provides work permits to undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States since childhood. The Department of Justice said it filed a notice of ...

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Booker Blows Up At Homeland Security Chief: Your Amnesia Is Complicit With Trump’s Racism [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: While questioning Nielsen about the DHS’s response to white supremacist hate groups, Booker rant down a litany of all Trump’s past racist remarks and shamed her for claiming she couldn’t recall whether Trump had called African countries “shitholes.” “The commander in chief, in an Oval Office meeting, referring to people from African countries and Haitians with the ...

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Graham On DACA: This Has Turned Into An “S-Show”

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Tuesday said negotiations to protect young undocumented immigrants enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have turned into an “s-show” amid the fight over vulgar comments President Trump reportedly made in a White House meeting. Graham said it was clear that both President Trump and Democrats, particularly Sen. Dick ...

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Very Stable Genius Attacks Sen. “Dicky” Durbin

CNBC reports: U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blamed Senator Dick Durbin for blowing up talks on a deal to help immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and said the Democratic lawmaker from Illinois misrepresented his comments about Haiti and African countries. Durbin has said Trump used the term “s___hole” when speaking about Haiti and African countries during ...

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MLK’s Son Has Hope For Donald Trump: George Wallace Was A Staunch Racist And We Transformed His Heart

The Associated Press reports: Martin Luther King III spoke in Washington on Monday, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. King says: “When a president insists that our nation needs more citizens from white states like Norway, I don’t even think we need to spend any time even talking about what it says and what it is.” He says: “We got ...

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Lindsey Graham Jabs At Fellow GOP Senators: My Memory Hasn’t Evolved About What I Heard Trump Say

The Post & Courier reports: After taking the weekend to reflect on a combative White House meeting in which President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African countries as “shithole countries,” U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday he is even more determined to reach an immigration deal with hardliners in his own party. In his most extensive comments yet about Thursday’s ...

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Catholic Cardinal Calls Out Trump’s Racism

Trump is getting it from all sides today: Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Monday marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day, saying the slain civil rights leader would remind people today that “no country is a ‘hole’.” Dolan has in the past been critical of President Trump. His tweet comes after President Trump reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations ...

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Erickson: Trump Bragged About “Shithole” Comment

The Hill reports: A conservative columnist said President Trump called friends to brag after the meeting in which the president reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries.” Citing a person who spoke with the president, The Associated Press reported that Trump doubled down on his reported comments from this week, defending the remark as not ...

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Sen. Rand Paul: Stop Calling Trump A Racist [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: It would appear that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) would really appreciate it if people would stop painting the president as racist for calling Haiti, El Salvador and African nations “shithole countries” and asking why America can’t just bring in more immigrants from Norway. “You can’t have immigration compromise if everybody’s out there calling the president a racist,” Paul ...

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GOP Rep. Mia Love: Trump’s Racism Is Indefensible

CNN reports: Republican Rep. Mia Love deplored President Donald Trump for reportedly criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called “shithole countries.” “I can’t defend the indefensible. You have to understand that there are countries that struggle out there. But their people, their people are good people and they’re part of us. We’re Americans,” Love, the first ...

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