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« on: Yesterday at 10:07:32 AM »
Serena Adlerstein didn't expect her Facebook status to turn into a nation-wide movement but somehow her words managed to mobilize thousands of young Jews to the streets, protesting the treatment of migrants in U.S. detention.
"I made an offhand Facebook post like, 'What if young Jews occupied ICE detention centers and shut them down?'" Adlerstein, 25, told NBC News.
People responded, and by that evening, on June 24, she was on the phone with other young Jews from around the country, planning an action, and hundreds of people had signed up on a Google Doc expressing interest in joining.
A week later, on Sunday June 30, about 200 protesters under the banner of the newly formed Never Again Action protested outside a detention center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Thirty-six people were arrested that day, and the demonstration sparked a burgeoning movement.
"My intent wasn't to start an organization or a long-term movement," Adlerstein said. But now that Never Again Action has spread across the country, she's leaning into it.
Since that initial protest, just two weeks ago, Never Again Action has organized more than 10 different protests around the country, in states from California to Rhode Island, and more are scheduled in the coming weeks.http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/never-again-means-close-the-camps-jews-protest-ice-across-the-country/ar-AAEkKcR?ocid=ientp
« on: July 14, 2019, 03:18:16 PM »
Trump Tells Freshman Congresswomen to ‘Go Back’ to the Countries They Came From
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday weighed in on the friction between a group of four freshman Democratic congresswomen and Speaker Nancy Pelosi: He suggested that the congresswomen — none of whom are white — should “go back and help fix” the countries they came from. His message was immediately seized upon by Democrats, who called it a racist trope.
“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter.
So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!
Only one of the women, Ms. Omar, who is from Somalia, was born outside the United States. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx to parents of Puerto Rican descent. Ms. Pressley, who is black, was born in Cincinnati and raised in Chicago. And Ms. Tlaib was born in Detroit to Palestinian immigrants.
“Mr. President,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez responded on Twitter, “the country I ‘come from,’ & the country we all swear to, is the United States. But given how you’ve destroyed our border with inhumane camps, all at a benefit to you & the corps who profit off them, you are absolutely right about the corruption laid at your feet.”http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-tells-freshman-congresswomen-to-go-back-to-the-countries-they-came-from/ar-AAEjoVh?ocid=ientp
« on: July 14, 2019, 12:23:07 PM »
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) moved this week to block Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials' access to the city's police databases following news of possible raids in Chicago and other major U.S. cities.
Lightfoot said Wedneday that the city has taken steps to ensure that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) will not cooperate with ICE ahead of sweeps that are expected to begin Sunday.
"Chicago is and will always be a welcoming city that will never tolerate ICE tearing our families apart," she said.
Chicago police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi told The Chicago Tribune that ICE agents will not be able to access the city's Citizen and Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting, or CLEAR, database, but other federal agencies will still have access. ICE would be restricted from seeing the department's incident narratives, arrest information, crime mapping systems and other databases.
"All other federal agencies still have access to these systems, as sharing this information is crucial to active criminal investigations in which we are partnering with federal agencies along with intelligence sharing functions that are vital to national homeland security functions," he told the newspaper in a statement.https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/chicago-mayor-blocks-ice-access-to-police-databases-ahead-of-raids/ar-AAEer1n
« on: July 13, 2019, 06:29:03 AM »
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal appeals court gave President Donald Trump a rare legal win in his efforts to crack down on "sanctuary cities" Friday, upholding the Justice Department's decision to give preferential treatment in awarding community policing grants to cities that cooperate with immigration authorities.
The 2-1 opinion overturned a nationwide injunction issued by a federal judge in Los Angeles. The court said awarding extra points in the application process to cities that cooperate was consistent with the goals of the grant program created by Congress.http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/appeals-court-gives-trump-a-win-in-sanctuary-city-case/ar-AAEfib5?li=BBnb7Kz&OCID=AVRES000
« on: July 12, 2019, 11:26:52 AM »
Analysis: Trump folds in latest round of perennial American battle: Citizenship and the census
WASHINGTON — After the courts deprived him of his census — at least the version he wanted — President Donald Trump promised Thursday that he would fight like heck to let Americans know how many residents of the country are citizens and how many aren't.
"We are not backing down," he declared under a foreboding sky in the White House's Rose Garden as he blamed "unfriendly" federal judges and "left-wing" opponents for a legal tangle that forced him to abandon plans to include a citizenship question on the questionnaire the Commerce Department uses in its decennial population count.
Then he announced an executive order directing federal agencies to share with the Commerce Department any information that would help sort people into citizenship-status categories — a process that already occurs in significant measure — to obtain what will perhaps be a slightly more detailed version of a picture that has long since been painted.http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/analysis-trump-folds-in-latest-round-of-perennial-american-battle-citizenship-and-the-census/ar-AAEcfmR?ocid=ientp
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:29:10 AM »
Immigration officers have reportedly arrived at a farming city in Southwest Florida ahead of scheduled raids on undocumented immigrants scheduled to take place this weekend across the country.
Sources told NBC 6 ‘s sister station Telemundo 51 that agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement have arrived in the city of Immokalee, located in Collier County just east of Fort Myers – saying agents left the ICE office in Miramar early Friday morning for the first phase of raids under a plane from the administration of President Donald Trump.
The Miami area is one of 10 cities reportedly set for raids by ICE agents as part of a plan that was delayed by Trump and officials in an effort for the administration and top members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, to work out a compromise on immigration reform.
Around 2,000 families are expected to be targeted by agents in the first set of raids.https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Immigration-Agents-in-Southwest-Florida-Ahead-of-Scheduled-Raids-on-Undocumented-immigrants-This-Weekend-512626361.html
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:26:24 AM »
R. Kelly Arrested In Chicago On Federal Child Pornography, Obstruction Of Justice Charges
R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago Thursday night on 13 new federal charges including child pornography and obstruction of justice.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the North District of Illinois confirmed the R&B singer has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 13 counts of child pornography, enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity and obstruction of justice.
Kelly’s publicist originally confirmed that the singer had been arrested on charges of sex trafficking as originally reported, but the U.S. Attorney’s Office said that was incorrect.
Kelly’s publicist said he will be holding a press conference with more information Friday morning.
The singer is in federal custody in Chicago.http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/r-kelly-arrested-in-chicago-on-federal-child-pornography-obstruction-of-justice-charges/ar-AAEcevu?li=BBnb7Kz&OCID=AVRES000
« on: July 11, 2019, 09:11:49 PM »
A State Department analyst has resigned after White House officials blocked his written testimony to a congressional panel citing evidence that climate change poses a national security threat, according to Wednesday reports.
The analyst, Rod Schoonover, resigned in protest and Friday will be his last day, according to State Department officials who spoke to The Wall Street Journal.
In June, The Washington Post reported White House officials blocked portions of Schoonover’s prepared statement to a House Intelligence Committee that mentioned human-caused climate change could be “possibly catastrophic.” The cuts were reportedly due to comments not matching the Trump administration’s official stance.
Committee Chairman Adam Schiff
(D-Calif.) is inviting Schoonover to return to the committee, “to shed light on alleged efforts to censor his written testimony,” according to a statement shared with the Journal.
Schoonover has been with the department for almost ten years, according to his LinkedIn profile.
In his 12-page prepared testimony, reviewed by The Washington Post, Schoonover detailed how rising greenhouse gas emissions raise global temperatures and acidify oceans.
President Trump has publicly downplayed — and outright denied — the existence of climate change, at one point suggesting it was a hoax invented by the Chinese. In 2017, he pulled the U.S. out of the international Paris climate accord. https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/452459-government-analyst-resigns-over-blocked-climate-change-testimony
« on: July 11, 2019, 04:19:48 PM »
How Trump's Executive Order Could Save Lives by Transforming How the U.S. Treats Kidney Disease
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order aimed at streamlining the overburdened kidney care and transplantation system—a move meant to “bring new hope to millions of Americans suffering from kidney disease,” Trump said.
The policy is intended to improve kidney care in three major ways: by emphasizing more effective and convenient treatments; making more kidneys available for transplant; and improving preventive care and education with the goal of reducing the number of people who develop end-stage renal disease by 25% by 2030.
Kidney disease tends not to attract as much attention as other chronic conditions, such as heart disease and cancer. But though it flies mostly under the radar, kidney disease is the ninth most common cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). About 37 million American adults have the condition, the CDC says, and more than 100,000 Americans—a disproportionate number of them African American—are waiting for a kidney transplant, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Many people at some stage of kidney disease do not know they have it, the CDC says.http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health-news/how-trumps-executive-order-could-save-lives-by-transforming-how-the-us-treats-kidney-disease/ar-AAEbt5C?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=ientp
« on: July 09, 2019, 10:16:07 PM »
The U.S. economy gained 2.9% in 2018, but only a fraction of that came from President Trump’s tax cuts, the Congressional Research Service said this week.
The nonpartisan group said the economy’s strong performance came largely from factors already in place.
Workers received only marginal benefits, with bonuses from companies amounting to just $28 per employee.
The U.S. economy’s strong 2018 performance happened without much health from the massive tax cut President Donald Trump ushered through the previous year, according to a study released this week.
An in-depth look by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service indicated that not only did the rollbacks in business and personal rates have little macro impact, but they also delivered the most benefits to corporations and the rich, with little boost to wages.
In all, GDP rose 2.9% for the full calendar year, the best performance since the financial crisis. But that came in an economy already poised to move higher, economists Jane Gravelle and Donald Marples wrote.https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/29/trump-tax-cuts-did-little-to-boost-economic-growth-in-2018-study-says.html?__source=facebook%7Cmain&fbclid=IwAR3uVSLEG9JH5yh7pmoZFJi58-rJyedCDrMmf_2brRTv857I47wRekVk-0Q
« on: July 09, 2019, 01:44:36 PM »
Spanish River High principal removed after comments about Holocaust
A principal in heavily Jewish Boca Raton is out of a job because he refused to say the Holocaust was a real historical event.
Spanish River High School Principal William Latson told a parent that as a public school official he needed to remain “politically neutral” — sensitive to both Holocaust education advocates and people who deny the destruction of six million Jews during World War II.
The Palm Beach County School District didn’t see it that way and on Monday assigned Latson to another, unspecified position.
His email exchange with the parent created a furor in Boca Raton, the home of many Holocaust survivors and their descendants, and spurred an investigation by the school district.http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/schools/fl-ne-william-latson-comments-20190708-cm5wzlw4lrayrl5y2r3vljxhnu-story.html
« on: July 09, 2019, 01:37:23 PM »
An appeals court said Tuesday that President Donald Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking users on Twitter.
The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a New York judge's ruling and found that Trump "engaged in unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination by utilizing Twitter's 'blocking' function to limit certain users' access to his social media account, which is otherwise open to the public at large, because he disagrees with their speech."
"We hold that he engaged in such discrimination," the ruling adds.
The judges on the appeals court concluded that "the First Amendment does not permit a public official who utilizes a social media account for all manner of official purposes to exclude persons from an otherwise-open online dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees."http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/twitter-blocking-by-trump-is-unconstitutional-appeals-court-rules/ar-AAE5csn?ocid=ientp
« on: July 03, 2019, 06:29:41 PM »
WASHINGTON — A day after pledging that the 2020 census would not ask respondents about their citizenship, the Justice Department reversed course on Wednesday and said it was hunting for a way to restore the question on orders from President Trump.
Officials told a federal judge in Maryland that they thought there would be a way to still add the question, despite printing deadlines, and that they would ask the Supreme Court to send the case to district court with instructions to remedy the situation.
President Trump had been frustrated with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for mishandling the White House’s effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, according to an administration official, and said on Wednesday that he was “absolutely moving forward” with plans to add it despite a Supreme Court decision last week rejecting the move.http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/justice-department-reverses-course-on-citizenship-question-on-census-citing-trumps-orders/ar-AADNTfD?ocid=ientp