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New DHS Boss Is the Guy Who Led Family Separations

Sergio Flores/The Washington Post via GettyKirstjen Nielsen will go down in infamy for claiming the Trump administration did not “create a policy of separating families at the border,” but the man taking her job as homeland security secretary actually implemented the policy and it was his agents who did the separating.Kevin McAleenan was the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection until Monday, when he was named acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security after President Trump ...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington Post, Mexico, White House, San Francisco, Dhs, Homeland Security, CBP, Nielsen, Customs, Department Of Homeland Security, Tijuana, Trump, Border Protection, Juarez


Forget Kirstjen Nielsen—Her Replacement Actually Separated Families

Sergio Flores/The Washington Post via GettyKirstjen Nielsen will go down in infamy for claiming the Trump administration did not “create a policy of separating families at the border,” but the man taking her job as homeland security secretary actually implemented the policy—and it was his agents who did the separating.Kevin McAleenan was the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection until Monday, when he was named acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security after President Trump ...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington Post, Mexico, White House, San Francisco, Dhs, Homeland Security, CBP, Nielsen, Customs, Department Of Homeland Security, Tijuana, Trump, Border Protection, Juarez


'Dutton has a lot to explain': Malcolm Turnbull on Dutton's meeting - video

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke bluntly about Peter Dutton’s alleged meeting with former Australian resident billionaire Huang Xiangmo, calling on PM Scott Morrison to ‘deal with this Dutton issue.’ The meeting allegedly took place after Huang paid $10,000 to former Liberal minister Santo Santoro, who in a recording claimed that Dutton was a close friend of his. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Australia news, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Liberal, Malcolm Turnbull, Peter Dutton, Huang, Dutton, Huang Xiangmo, Santo Santoro


Sen. Amy Klobuchar hauls in $5.2 million for her White House bid

Donation totals can be an early measure of support. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tops the list with $18.2 million.
Tags: White House, Amy Klobuchar, Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders


Stephen Miller's misbegotten purge

In a move better befitting an episode of "Game of Thrones" than the management of our government, White House senior adviser Stephen Miller is reportedly ushering a "wholesale decapitation" of the Department of Homeland Security's leadership.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Department Of Homeland Security, Stephen Miller


Stephen Miller is not a fix to any immigration problem

In a move better befitting an episode of "Game of Thrones" than the management of our government, White House senior adviser Stephen Miller is reportedly ushering a "wholesale decapitation" of the Department of Homeland Security's leadership.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Department Of Homeland Security, Stephen Miller


Opinion: Immigration isn't a homeland security issue

In a move better befitting an episode of "Game of Thrones" than the management of our government, White House senior adviser Stephen Miller is reportedly ushering a "wholesale decapitation" of the Department of Homeland Security's leadership.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Department Of Homeland Security, Stephen Miller


Opinion: The Stephen Miller purge of DHS

In a move better befitting an episode of "Game of Thrones" than the management of our government, White House senior adviser Stephen Miller is reportedly ushering a "wholesale decapitation" of the Department of Homeland Security's leadership.
Tags: News, White House, Dhs, Stories, Department Of Homeland Security, Stephen Miller


The Stephen Miller purge of DHS

Elliot Williams, an official with ICE under the Obama administration, says Kirstjen Nielsen's faliure was inevitable, but her ouster and Stephen Miller's White House purge show why immigration should no longer be a Homeland Security matter.
Tags: Obama, White House, Dhs, Cnn, Homeland Security, Elliot Williams, Stephen Miller, Kirstjen Nielsen


Taylor Swift Donates $113,000 to Fight ‘Slate of Hate’ Bills in Tennessee

WASHINGTON — Taylor Swift has donated $113,000 to the Tennessee Equality Project as it tries to stop state lawmakers from passing a series of bills she and others characterize as a “slate of hate.” The donation was announced by Chris Sanders, who leads the project. “She sees our struggle in Tennessee and continues to add […]
Tags: Politics, News, Taylor Swift, Washington, Tennessee, Lgbtq, Tennessee Equality Project, Chris Sanders


President Trump takes action today on Iran

Quote: The White House • April 8, 2019 President Trump takes action today on Iran The Iranian regime continues to lead a campaign of terrorism around the world. Today, President Donald J. Trump took historic action to confront the Iranian threat by designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. The President explained in an official statement that this unprecedented step “recognizes the reality that Iran is not only...
Tags: Obama Administration, White House, America, Iran, United States, Weapon, Tehran, Political News and Discussion, Trump, Irgc, Donald J Trump, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps IRGC, Hezbollah Hamas, IRGC Today


Women accusing Joe Biden of inappropriate contact ‘support other candidates,’ Democratic senator says

Joe Biden has become arguably the most popular — and controversial — 2020 Democratic candidate who has yet to officially launch their campaign for the White House. The former vice president has garnered national headlines after numerous women described feeling uncomfortable with his physical greetings and other exchanges from over the years, including former Nevada Democratic lawmaker Lucy Flores, who recently wrote about her “awkward” experience with Mr Biden in The Cut. But not everyone is app...
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Delaware, Coons, Lucy Flores, Nevada Democratic, Christopher Coons


New York vows to keep trying after Orwellian facial recognition program fails

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s driver recognition pilot program has yielded perfect results: it works zero percent of the time. Congratulations would be in order, but despite this fantastic failure the state intends to continue building it’s privacy-smashing facial recognition program. The program, according to The Wall Street Journal, suffered from abject failure due to the current technology’s inability to detect faces at high speeds. The Journal reports a November document related to the Ne...
Tags: Startups, Politics, New York, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Andrew Cuomo, Wall Street Journal, Journal, RFK, New York Metro Transit Authority


Judge blocks Trump policy of sending asylum seekers to Mexico – live

Decision comes after the Department of Homeland Security said it planned to expand the programSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.38am BST A number of reports today have suggested that the departure of Kirstjen Nielsen as homeland security secretary will give even more power to Stephen Miller, the far-right senior adviser in the White House known for aggressively pushing some of Trump’s most extreme anti-immigrant initiatives. Analysis: Stephen Miller, the hard-line youn...
Tags: Republicans, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Nielsen, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Miller, Trump, Stephen Miller


Brexit: Parliament votes through bill to prevent no-deal - as it happened

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenMay to resume Brexit talks with Labour to find compromiseAnalysis: can May keep her deal alive?Downing Street lobby briefing - SummaryBarnier/Varadkar press appearance - Summary 12.20am BST That’s all from us this evening. Thanks for reading and commenting. Here’s a summary of the day’s events: Related: May risks wrath of Tory Brexiters to plead with EU for more time 11.33pm BST Brexit talks between Labour and the Tori...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Tories, Parliament, Keir Starmer, Article 50, Brexit


Shake-up at Homeland Security goes beyond Nielsen's exit

President Donald Trump and White House allies pressing for a harder line on immigration sped up their campaign Monday to clean house at the Department of Homeland Security with a mission far wider than just the departure of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
Tags: White House, Homeland Security, Nielsen, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security


Trump Administration Ends Deal Allowing Cuban Baseball Players to Directly Sign With MLB

It reverses an Obama administration decision
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Uncategorized, Mlb, Baseball, Trump Administration, Onetime


Theresa May forced to delay Brexit after historic win for MPs

Cooper-Letwin bill on article 50 passes parliament in just three working daysBackbench MPs have passed historic legislation to delay article 50, forcing the government to set out its timetable for the length of the Brexit delay in order to prevent the UK exiting the EU with no deal.In extraordinary circumstances, the bill devised by passed its final stages in the House of Lords on Monday night and was approved by the Commons that evening. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, House Of Lords, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Yvette Cooper, Article 50, Brexit, Oliver Letwin, Cooper Letwin


Tory Brexiteers' bid to torpedo Brexit delay fails as MPs pass Cooper Letwin Act

Yvette Cooper's law has passed its final Parliamentary hurdle despite attempts to neuter it by Tory hard Brexiteers [Author: Mikey Smith]
Tags: Politics, Yvette Cooper, Mikey Smith, Cooper Letwin


Brexit: Parliament votes through bill to prevent no-deal - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenMay to resume Brexit talks with Labour to find compromiseAnalysis: can May keep her deal alive?Downing Street lobby briefing - SummaryBarnier/Varadkar press appearance - Summary 11.33pm BST Brexit talks between Labour and the Tories will continue on Tuesday, a spokesman for the former says.Following meetings between Labour party and government officials today, ministerial and shadow ministerial negotiating teams will meet tom...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Tories, Parliament, Keir Starmer, Article 50, David Davis, Brexit


Trump tax returns: New York considers law to force president to release financial records

Democrats in New York State have launched a new effort that would make it possible for Congress to get ahold of Donald Trump’s tax returns, sparking criticism among Republicans who say the effort is “ludicrous” and illegal.While New York law currently makes it illegal to release any individual’s tax returns, a new bill would allow the state’s commissioner of taxation and finance “to cooperate” with congressional investigations and queries.“This new bill will permit New York State to comply with ...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, White House, US, House, Donald Trump, New York State, Trump, Brad Hoylman, Nadler, Ed Cox, Jerry Nadler, New York State Republican Party


Mar-a-Lago mystery Chinese malware lady to stay in jail for another week

COURT SKETCH: WILLIAM HENNESSY. Yujing Zhang, the Chinese woman who was arrested for illegally entering the president's Mar-a-Lago resort, appeared in court Monday. Yujing Zhang was arrested in March for lying to Secret Service agents at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, to gain access to the private club. According to investigators, the 32-year-old Chinese national had malware on her person, and behaved more like a bumbling spy than anything else. So who is she? Looks like we're ...
Tags: Post, Business, Florida, Politics, Technology, News, Bloomberg, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Trump, Garcia, West Palm Beach, Bloomberg News, Zhang, Adler, Picks


White House scuttles MLB's Cuban agreement

MLB's agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation is illegal, the Treasury Department said in a letter, because a payment to the federation is a payment to the Cuban government.
Tags: White House, Mlb, Baseball, Treasury Department, Cuban Baseball Federation


Theresa May in dash to Berlin and Paris to beg for extra time for Brexit

Back in Britain, the Prime Minister's team will try to resurrect the floundering compromise talks as they continue to try to cobble a deal together [Author: Pippa Crerar]
Tags: Politics, Berlin, Britain, Theresa May, Paris, Pippa Crerar


The age of Obama is over, for Dems

In Berlin, the city famous for once dividing itself in two with a wall, former President Barack Obama tackled the issue of division in politics and his worries for the Democratic Party's future: "Among progressives in the United States ... is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, 'Uh, I'm sorry, this is how it's going to be.'" Obama argued, at an Obama Foundation event on Saturday, that party infighting usually leads to the weakening of a movement by "creating what's called a 'circular firing...
Tags: News, Obama, Berlin, Barack Obama, United States, Stories, Democratic Party, Obama Foundation


Democrats may ignore Obama

In Berlin, the city famous for once dividing itself in two with a wall, former President Barack Obama tackled the issue of division in politics and his worries for the Democratic Party's future: "Among progressives in the United States ... is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, 'Uh, I'm sorry, this is how it's going to be.'" Obama argued, at an Obama Foundation event on Saturday, that party infighting usually leads to the weakening of a movement by "creating what's called a 'circular firing...
Tags: News, Obama, Berlin, Barack Obama, United States, Stories, Democratic Party, Obama Foundation


Opinion: Obama's 'circular firing squad' remarks may not persuade 2020 Democrats

In Berlin, the city famous for once dividing itself in two with a wall, former President Barack Obama tackled the issue of division in politics and his worries for the Democratic Party's future: "Among progressives in the United States ... is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, 'Uh, I'm sorry, this is how it's going to be.'" Obama argued, at an Obama Foundation event on Saturday, that party infighting usually leads to the weakening of a movement by "creating what's called a 'circular firing...
Tags: News, Obama, Berlin, Barack Obama, United States, Stories, Democratic Party, Obama Foundation


Obama's 'circular firing squad' remarks may not persuade 2020 Democrats

Nayyera Haq writes that, despite Barack Obama's remarks against party infighting, there are good reasons why progressives may want their 2020 Democratic candidates to be assertive and not give in to compromises.
Tags: Obama, Barack Obama, Cnn, Nayyera Haq




Amy Klobuchar raises $5.2 million for White House bid, campaign says

Sen. Amy Klobuchar raised more than $5.2 million in the first seven weeks of her presidential bid, the Minnesota Democrat's campaign announced Monday.
Tags: Minnesota, White House, Cnn, Amy Klobuchar, Sen Amy Klobuchar



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