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Trump Administration Returns to Catch And Release

The Trump administration announced Tuesday it would no longer detain select migrant families who illegally cross the border in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. The change is a result of crowded detention facilities, according to The Wall Street Journal, and represents a reversal of the administration’s previous commitment to end “catch-and-release” practices, calling for “catch-and-detain” instead. The administration has struggled ...

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The Numbers Are In And Bernie’s Prediction About Beto’s Fundraising Haul Was Spot On

Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke announced that his record-smashing $6.1 million first-day haul came from just 128,000 unique contributors giving an average of $47 each. O’Rourke, who announced his bid for president March 14, revealed the numbers in remarks to reporters after a campaign stop in New Hampshire, according to Politico. They are significant when compared to the Bernie ...

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Colorado Officially Threatens Electoral College In Popular Vote Move

Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed the “National Popular Vote Act” into law Friday in an effort to elect the next U.S. president by popular vote. This makes Colorado the 13th jurisdiction (12 states, plus the District of Columbia) enacting similar legislation to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC). The law, having made its way through both legislative chambers without ...

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2020 Democratic Hopefuls Flex Political Muscle In Iowa State Senate Special Election

Tuesday’s special election for Iowa’s Senate District 30 has become a proving ground for Democratic 2020 Oval Office hopefuls. Nine Democratic presidential candidates have appeared locally or publicly endorsed the campaign of Democratic candidate Eric Giddens, a member of the Cedar Falls school board, in his race against former State House Representative Walt Rogers, Republican. “The whole thing is bizarre,” ...

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Booker Promises He Will Pick Woman For Veep

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker told reporters Friday that he will definitely select a woman as his vice president. He stated unequivocally, “there will be a woman on the ticket.” This is not the first time Booker has signaled he would select a female, according to The Hill. During an interview with Rachel Maddow on MSNBC last month, Booker ...

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Southern Poverty Law Center Is Not So Poor

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center recently reported assets of over half a billion dollars, $121 million of which sits outside the U.S. SPLC is a left-wing group whose subjective political rankings are used by media and business entities to define “hate speech.” The Washington Free Beacon obtained 2018 financial documents recently submitted to the California attorney general, which the outlet compared to the 2017 ...

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Trump 2020 Team Has Massive Plan

Donald Trump success

President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign is said to be unprecedented in size and scope, having already secured $100 million as it continues building out the regiment needed to win a second term. “We are on track to outpace our 2016 numbers by many multiples,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said, The Washington Post reported Sunday. “We are creating the largest campaign ...

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Fed Chair Says No One Can Ever Fire Him

Jerome Powell

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, frequently criticized by President Donald Trump for raising interest rates, said he does not believe the president can fire him, during an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” “The law is clear that I have a four-year term,” Powell said when CBS’ Scott Pelley asked if the president could remove him. “And I ...

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Federal Judge Rules Wilbur Ross Broke Law On Census Question. Supreme Court Might Have To Adjust

A second court ruled against the ongoing dispute to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, in a ruling that accuses Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross of making an arbitrary, capricious decision and breaking the law. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California issued the 126-page ruling Wednesday, citing the administration’s decision to add the question as ...

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McConnell Mocks HR 1 As ‘Parade Of Horrible’

Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held a press conference Thursday to step up his attacks against HR1, the massive election reform bill currently being debated in the House with a vote expected Friday, as a “turkey” and a “parade of horrible,” warning Democrats that supporting the bill will help Republicans win in 2020. During a press conference Thursday, McConnell was ...

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ACLU Joins Trump And McConnell Against First Major Legislation Of Democratic Congress

Major alliances have formed in opposition to H.R. 1, the first legislative effort of the Democratic Congress, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Known as the “For The People Act,” House debate began today for H.R. 1. The bill contains changes to campaign finance, lobbying, ethics and voting regulations. It ...

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Fighting Back: Sheriffs Establish Gun Control Sanctuaries In Four States

County officials across four states have adopted “sanctuary jurisdiction” strategies to thwart gun-control laws, according to a Reuters story Monday. The Trump Administration’s tough stance on immigration led many cities across the country to pass resolutions resolving not to defend current U.S. Immigration Law. Anti-gun control organizers have started to use the same tactic. Counties in Illinois, Washington, Oregon and ...

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Permit-Free Concealed Carry Coming To Oklahoma

Oklahoma residents will be able to carry a concealed firearm without obtaining a permit after Nov. 1, according to the new law signed Wednesday by Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt. His first legislation signed into law, Stitt discussed its importance in a ceremony held Wednesday after a Senate vote. “As I traveled all over the state to all 77 counties, I ...

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Historic Chicago Mayor’s Race Narrows To 2 Black Women

Holding the first open elections for more than 100 years, Chicago has cleared the path to elect its first black female mayor, advancing Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot in Tuesday’s mayoral race to the April 2 runoff. Fourteen candidates vied for top spot to replace incumbent Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the nation’s 3rd largest city. It was the largest candidate field in ...

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Colorado Set To Become 12th State Moving To Kill Electoral College

Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’s signature is all that remains to include Colorado among the ranks of states prepared to abandon the Electoral College system in favor of nationwide popular voting for the next presidential election. Colorado would bring the number of states who have joined the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) to 12, plus the District of Columbia. ...

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