Wednesday , 20 June 2018

Politics

Biden backs Abrams in closely-watched Georgia race

Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Stacey Abrams Wednesday in her bid to become Georgia’s first Democratic governor in 15 years and the nation’s first-ever black female state executive. The former vice president hailed Abrams in a statement to The Associated Press for her “track record of building consensus across party lines” while still advancing Democratic priorities like Medicaid expansion …

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Former Trump aide Lewandowski mocks immigrant child with Down syndrome

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is facing backlash after he mocked the story of an immigrant girl with Down syndrome in a Fox News interview about the current administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy. Lewandowski, who was in charge of Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign from January 2015 to June 2016, made the disparaging comment on “The Story With Martha MacCallum” Tuesday evening. …

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Republican rep heckled on border crisis: 'What are you going to do for these babies?'

As the immigration policy looms large in the national consciousness, border-state lawmakers are feeling the pressure from constituents who are outraged that children are being separated from their parents. Under Trump’s new “zero tolerance” immigration policy, the children of men and women caught crossing the border illegally are placed in government custody while their parents await prosecution in ICE detention …

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The Note: Trump standing virtually alone

The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump has grown used to creating his own realities. That’s part of what makes this a jarring political moment: The president is in danger of being taken neither literally nor seriously, even inside his own party. As Trump heads back to the campaign trail Wednesday in Minnesota, and work continues on an immigration …

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First ladies issue 'damning' denunciation of Trump separation policy: COLUMN

Barbara Bush must be stomping around heaven, frustrated that she cannot add her voice to the chorus of first ladies horrified at what’s happening at our nation’s border. The travesty of separating children from their parents would have her steaming mad, just as it has the five living wives of presidents. Those include Melania Trump whose office tweeted that we …

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Trump charts immigration strategy with House GOP amid family separation uproar

House Republicans leaving a meeting on with President Donald Trump Tuesday evening said he endorsed the more moderate of two immigration bills being voted on Thursday, although the White House was less definitive in its characterization of Trump’s support. The president attended the strategy session with House Republicans as lawmakers struggle to respond to the national uproar over the administration’s …

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Trump faces GOP rebellion on immigration as midterms loom: ANALYSIS

It was a signature issue of President Donald Trump’s election in 2016 – get-tough calls for a border wall, a crackdown on undocumented immigrants, even raising the prospect of mass deportations. It’s now back in force in advance of the 2018 midterm elections. Only this time, add some jarring imagery that threatens quite the political twist. The president is defending …

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Senate Republicans buck Trump and back bill to halt immigrant family separations

In a firm rebuke to President Donald Trump, all Republican senators in Congress want to halt the separation of immigrant families at the border, and they plan to work on legislation as soon as this week to stop more separations from happening, the Senate’s top Republican said Tuesday. “I support, and all of the members of the Republican conference support, …

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