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trump accuses democrat of undermining trust on immigration


washington — president donald trump turned his twitter torment on the democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying sen. dick durbin misrepresented what he had said about african nations and haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal.on a day of remembrance for rev. martin luther king jr., trump spent time monday at his golf course with no public events, bypassing the acts of service that his predecessor staged in honor of the civil rights leader. instead trump dedicated his weekly address to king's memory, saying king's dream and america's are the same: "a world where people are judged by who they are, not how they look or where they come from."that message was a distinct counterpoint to words attributed to trump






trump accuses democrat of undermining trust on immigration


washington (ap) — president donald trump turned his twitter torment on the democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying sen. dick durbin misrepresented what he had said about african nations and haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal.on a day of remembrance for rev. martin luther king jr., trump spent time monday at his golf course with no public events, bypassing the acts of service that his predecessor staged in honor of the civil rights leader. instead trump dedicated his weekly address to king’s memory, saying king’s dream and america’s are the same: “a world where people are judged by who they are, not how they look or where they come from.”that message was a distinct counterpoint to words attributed to






trump goes after dem who spilled his immigration remark


west palm beach, fla. — president donald trump turned his twitter torment monday on the democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying sen. dick durbin misrepresented what he had said about african nations and haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal.on a day of remembrance for rev. martin luther king jr., trump spent time at his golf course with no public events, bypassing the acts of service that his predecessor staged in honor of the civil rights leader. instead trump dedicated his weekly address to king's memory, saying king's dream and america's are the same: "a world where people are judged by who they are, not how they look or where they come from."that message was a distinct counterpoint to words attribut






california democrat launches longshot bid to impeach trump


washington — a california democrat has filed an article of impeachment against president donald trump in a longshot bid to remove the president from office.rep. brad sherman filed the article wednesday. in it, he accuses trump of obstructing investigations into russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in part by firing former fbi director james comey.sherman acknowledges that filing the article is "the first step on a very long road."he has one co-sponsor, fellow democrat al green of texas. democratic leaders have distanced themselves from the effort, believing it energizes trump's base.sherman filed the article a day after the president's son, donald trump jr., acknowledged that he met with a russian lawyer during the campaign. the lawyer promised damaging information from the






trump faults schumer, 'diversity' immigration in nyc attack


president donald trump is calling for "merit based immigration" following the deadly truck attack in new york city that killed eight people and injured 11.trump says on twitter wednesday that the driver in tuesday's attack "came into our country through what is called the 'diversity visa lottery program,' a chuck schumer beauty."officials said the attacker is an immigrant from uzbekistan who came to the u.s. legally in 2010. they haven't said whether he came in through the diversity immigrant visa program, which covers immigrants from countries with low rates of immigration to the u.s.trump tweeted, "we are fighting hard for merit based immigration, no more democrat lottery systems. we must get much tougher (and smarter)."






george shultz's advice to trump on obama wiretap claim


former secretary of state george shultz told cbs news’ john dickerson on cbs news’ “face the nation” that president donald trump should admit that his claim that he was wiretapped by president obama was a “mistake.” “he’s got to figure out a way to get out of it,” said shultz, who served in the cabinets of republican presidents richard nixon, gerald ford, and ronald reagan. “to say, ‘okay, i made a mistake,’ and go on from there. because you’ve got to establish an atmosphere of trust. trust is the coin of the realm. and you need to do that with other leaders or people you’re going to deal with, including your adversaries.”mr. trump has provided no evidence for the claim, which has been roundly rejected by republicans and democrats alike. playvideosaturdayhouse intel committee in turmoil ov






majority of americans trust the media more than trump: poll


president trump is pictured speaking during a meeting on the federal budget in the roosevelt room of the white house. (photo: evan vucci, ap)when it boils down to matters of trust, a majority of americans say they trust the media more than president trump, according to a new poll.the quinnipiac university poll, released on wednesday, asked participants if the media or trump "tell you the truth about important issues." the survey said that 52% of voters trust the media, with only 37% saying they trusted trump more.among democrat voters, 86% said they were more inclined to believe the media than the president, while 78% of republican voters said that trump tells them the truth, not the media, according to the poll.the survey comes after trump repeated his criticism of the press, calling the






majority of americans trust the media more than trump: poll


president trump is pictured speaking during a meeting on the federal budget in the roosevelt room of the white house. (photo: evan vucci, ap)when it boils down to matters of trust, a majority of americans say they trust the media more than president trump, according to a new poll.the quinnipiac university poll, released on wednesday, asked participants if the media or trump "tell you the truth about important issues." the survey said that 52% of voters trust the media, with only 37% saying they trusted trump more.among democrat voters, 86% said they were more inclined to believe the media than the president, while 78% of republican voters said that trump tells them the truth, not the media, according to the poll.the survey comes after trump repeated his criticism of the press, calling the






rep. gutierrez attacks trump's immigration order


chicago-area democrats in congress lashed out monday at what party leaders called president donald trump's "hateful" executive order on immigration, and several joined an evening protest outside the supreme court.rep. raja krishnamoorthi, a new delhi-born democrat from schaumburg, addressed a... (katherine skiba)






democrat in meeting with trump backs reports of his vile language


illinois sen. richard durbin, the senate’s second-ranking democrat, said president trump “said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist” during a meeting on thursday with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, refuting trump’s denials that he slurred immigrants from what trump called “shithole” countries.“i cannot believe that in the history of the white house, in that oval office, any president has ever spoken words that i personally heard our president speak yesterday,” durbin told reporters on friday, after trump tweeted a denial of sorts.“i’ve seen the comments in the press,” durbin continued, referring to reports about the white house meeting that he attended. “i have not read one of them that’s inaccurate.”early reports of the meeting, in which trump rejected a bipartisan immigration






california democrat launches longshot bid to impeach trump


washington (ap) — a california democrat filed an article of impeachment against president donald trump wednesday in a longshot bid to remove the president from office.rep. brad sherman accuses trump of obstructing investigations into russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in part by firing former fbi director james comey.sherman acknowledges that filing the article is “the first step on a very long road.”“but if the impulsive incompetency continues, then eventually — many, many months from now — republicans will join the impeachment effort,” sherman said in a statement.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the effort has little chance of success in the republican-led house. sherman doesn’t even have the backing of many fellow democrats.democratic leaders ha






china accuses australian leader of undermining trust


beijing — china on friday said australian prime minister malcolm turnbull has undermined mutual trust by accusing foreign powers of seeking to influence the country's political process.foreign ministry spokesman geng shuang said turnbull's remarks were prejudiced against china and had poisoned the atmosphere of china-australia relations."we are astounded by the relevant remarks of the australian leader. such remarks simply cater to the irresponsible reports by some australian media that are without principle and full of bias against china," geng said at a regularly scheduled briefing."it poisons the atmosphere of the china-australia relationship and undermines the foundation of mutual trust and bilateral cooperation. we express strong dissatisfaction with that and have made a serious compl






vulgar remark removes all doubt: trump is a racist


ok, can we finally stop beating around the bush and say outright that president donald trump is a white supremacist?as our nation heads into the martin luther king jr. day weekend, our gaffe-prone president, who began the week fending off allegations of mental unfitness, finishes it by denying charges that he is a racist.in a story first reported by the washington post and confirmed by nbc news, trump was speaking to lawmakers thursday when he angrily slammed their desire to restore protections for refugees from haiti, el salvador and some african countries.“why are we having all these people from s------- countries come here?” said the president of the united states,trump was balking at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from haiti and some nations in africa. in






more americans trust media than trump


as a whole, americans have more trust in the news media than they do in president donald trump but republican voters have overwhelmingly more faith in their man in the white house, a new survey has indicated. in total, 52 percent of respondents to a quinnipiac poll released wednesday said they have more trust in the…






naperville eyes 'welcoming city' status to promote diversity, acceptance


naperville-area congressmen criticize trump's immigration executive ordersuzanne baker and steve lorda congressional democrat from naperville denounced president trump's executive order on immigration monday while one republican questioned how it was implemented and another remained silent despite a weekend of airport protests.u.s. rep. bill foster strongly disagrees with the order, order, which...a congressional democrat from naperville denounced president trump's executive order on immigration monday while one republican questioned how it was implemented and another remained silent despite a weekend of airport protests.u.s. rep. bill foster strongly disagrees with the order, order, which... (suzanne baker and steve lord)






lake co. releases 1st immigrant from jail under trust act provisions: 'i could b


a few hours after guillermina vazquez and others prayed outside lake county jail for the release of her son, the anguished 57-year-old mother was able to bail him out and take him home.vazquez's son was being held at the jail after his arrest earlier this month on felony drug charges, officials said. he also had a federal immigration detainer blocking his release, officials said."i felt like i could breathe again," vazquez said of the moment she saw her son come out through the doors and into her arms.gov. bruce rauner signed the illinoist trust act into law monday, a move that paved the way for 32-year-old luis antonio camacho vazquez to be released after his bond was posted. authorities said he was the first detainee at the lake county jail released under the state's new trust act.the tr






crackdown on immigrants undermines public safety


anti-immigrant rhetoric from the trump administration is undermining the relationships between immigrants and law enforcement officers.president donald trump claims that immigrants threaten public safety, and he promises that a massive wall, immigration agency sweeps and deportations will make us safer. from my position as king county prosecutor, i can tell you these actions have the opposite effect for crime victims.dan satterberg is king county’s prosecuting attorney.when victims of crime are afraid to trust police and the courts, the only winners are violent people. because our top mission is public safety, this “crackdown” is an immediate and serious concern to those of us who work to protect all king county residents.there are an estimated 1 million immigrants in washington, one in ev






yahoo and ex-execs face suit over chinese dissidents fund


sunnyvale — yahoo, a yahoo human rights trust and some former yahoo executives have been accused of mismanaging money that should have been used to support imprisoned chinese dissidents, according to a lawsuit filed tuesday.the litigation emerges from the management of a trust that yahoo established in 2007 that resulted from the settlement of a lawsuit that chinese dissidents brought against yahoo over the internet company’s role in providing information to the chinese communist party about political dissidents who also were yahoo customers.sunnyvale-based yahoo agreed to settle the lawsuit by creating the yahoo trust to provide humanitarian assistance to chinese political dissidents imprisoned for exercising their freedom of expression, a trust that yahoo funded with $17.3 million.the la






crackdown on immigrants undermines public safety


anti-immigrant rhetoric from the trump administration is undermining the relationships between immigrants and law enforcement officers.president donald trump claims that immigrants threaten public safety, and he promises that a massive wall, immigration agency sweeps and deportations will make us safer. from my position as king county prosecutor, i can tell you these actions have the opposite effect for crime victims. when victims of crime are afraid to trust police and the courts, the only winners are violent people. because our top mission is public safety, this “crackdown” is an immediate and serious concern to those of us who work to protect all king county residents.there are an estimated 1 million immigrants in washington, one in every seven people in the state. police and prosecutor






business pushes rauner to sign bill to protect immigrants


for the second time this year, an influential group of chicago-area business leaders is openly challenging the trump administration's tough anti-immigration policies.but this time around, the more than 170 corporate ceos, midsized-business owners, neighborhood entrepreneurs and investors are pressing gov. bruce rauner to join their crusade.this week, the illinois business immigration coalition sent a letter to rauner urging him to sign the illinois trust act, which recently was passed by the general assembly. the bipartisan measure seeks to provide increased legal protections to immigrants.rauner should sign this bill into law, despite the possibility of political blowback or maybe a nasty tweet from president donald trump. it will boost the state's economic fortunes, while enabling illino






california politics news feed - la times


house minority leader nancy pelosi on wednesday called on the gop-controlled congress to pass the dream act by year's end. pelosi appeared at the coalition for humane immigrant rights with community leaders and deferred action for childhood arrival recipients in los angeles.the san francisco democrat said she has confidence republicans and democrats will be able to work together to pass the dream act. president trump "said we had shared values when we spoke to him," pelosi said. "i trust that he will honor that commitment because the american people want him to do so."the democratic leader had conversations with trump about continuing daca after his "heartless" decision to end the program.pelosi said that president reagan was "great on immigration" and noted his immigration agenda protecte






trump accuses obama of having 'wires tapped' in trump tower


palm beach, fla. — president donald trump is accusing former president barack obama of having trump's telephones "wire tapped" during last year's election, but trump isn't offering any evidence or saying what prompted the allegation.trump says in a series of tweets that he "just found out that obama had my 'wires tapped' in trump tower."there's no immediate white house comment, and an obama spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.trump's tweets could be in response to democrat's outcry following revelations that attorney general jeff sessions — in his confirmation hearings — didn't disclose his contacts with russia's american ambassador during the campaign. sessions — a senator at that time — was trump's earliest senate supporter.u.s. intelligence agencies have conclu






woman accuses rep. john conyers of 'violating my body'


marion brown breaks confidentiality agreement saying the michigan democrat touched her in ways that was uncomfortable and unprofessional.        






the unintended consequences of trump’s immigration policies


a possibly unanticipated side effect from president donald trump’s executive order on immigration was all but confirmed tuesday: small businesses in states where immigration raids have been taking place were suffering as most of their clientele was made up of undocumented immigrants. the demographic targeted by the department of homeland security’s u.s. immigration and customs enforcement…






melania could have been a deportation priority under trump’s new immigration rul


going by president donald trump’s new immigration rules, melania trump would have been a priority for deportation for accepting paid modeling jobs while on a tourist visa in the 1990s, immigration attorneys said friday. hasan shafiqullah, deputy attorney in charge of the immigration law unit at the legal aid society, said in an interview with slate…






california aims to quash immigration detention growth


santa ana, calif. (ap) — california is aiming to quash the growth of immigration detention in the state in a proposed budget measure to push back against the trump administration’s plans to boost deportations.the state’s $125 billion budget — which is set to be approved thursday — has a related measure to prevent local governments from signing contracts with federal authorities for immigration detention facilities or expanding existing contracts. it would also have the state attorney general review conditions at immigration detention facilities in california.“i think we send a very clear message in this budget that california is going in the opposite direction of trump’s administration,” said sen. ricardo lara, a democrat from bell gardens.the budget was negotiated by gov. jerry brown and






federal judge temporarily blocks texas' tough 'sanctuary cities' law


with mariachis performing in the background, governor bruce rauner signed the trust act on monday, at a mexican restaurant in chicago’s little village neighborhood, officially barring cooperation between illinois police departments and immigration officials. the trust act, valid in all cases except... (julia esparza)






sweeping immigration enforcement legislation passes house committee


republicans in the house of representatives are moving forward with sweeping immigration legislation that would crack down on sanctuary cities, hire thousands of new armed immigration officers and help facilitate president donald trump’s plans to deport undocumented residents.the wide-ranging bill was approved this week by the house judiciary committee, with all 19 republicans on the committee supporting it and all 13 democrats opposing it.among a long list of other provisions, hr 2431 would transform an undocumented immigrant’s presence in the u.s. from a civil violation to a criminal misdemeanor. it would essentially “turn millions of americans into criminals overnight,” rep. jerrold nadler, a new york democrat, said at a hearing last week.“being alive would be a misdemeanor,” rep. zoe l






sweeping immigration enforcement legislation passes house committee


republicans in the house of representatives are moving forward with sweeping immigration legislation that would crack down on sanctuary cities, hire thousands of new armed immigration officers and help facilitate president donald trump’s plans to deport undocumented residents.the wide-ranging bill was approved this week by the house judiciary committee, with all 19 republicans on the committee supporting it and all 13 democrats opposing it.among a long list of other provisions, h.r. 2431 would transform an undocumented immigrant’s presence in the u.s. from a civil violation to a criminal misdemeanor. it would essentially “turn millions of americans into criminals overnight,” rep. jerrold nadler, a new york democrat, said at a hearing last week.“being alive would be a misdemeanor,” rep. zoe






illinois senate passes anti-trump law enforcement immigration bill


senatedemocrats pushed through a measure thursday that would prevent state and local police from making arrests due to a person's citizenship status, an effort supporters say is designed to build trust between law enforcement and communities living in fear following the immigration crackdown under president donald trump.the bill would prohibit police from searching, arresting or detaining a person because of their immigration status absent a federal criminal warrant. it also would create so-called safe zones in state-funded schools, health care centers and secretary of state facilities, and block state and local law enforcement agencies from creating registries based on race, religion and national origin.sponsoring senate president john cullerton said the bill is about providing stability






a republican, a democrat and an independent smoke weed together / boing boing


three young adults get stoned and talk politics. white republican (to black democrat): "i think some of these stigmas you guys have, you place upon yourselves. democrat: like what? give me an example. republican: like, you can move on from that. like, when i was two years old, you know, i'd shit my pants. my mom told me not to. i stopped. democrat: so, you're comparing the oppression of black people to shitting your pants?they were also asked who, if presented with trump, ryan, and pence, they would choose to "fuck, marry, and kill." democrat: fuck trump, kill pence, marry ryan. independent: fuck ryan. republican: fuck trump, kill ryan, marry pence. loading...






new york’s top lawman defiant in the face of sessions’ sanctuary cities threat


new york attorney general eric t. schneiderman has responded to the federal government’s threats over so-called sanctuary cities.u.s. attorney general jeff sessions on monday warned that the justice department could hold back federal grants to cities that refuse to participate in federal immigration enforcement operations.“despite what attorney general sessions implied this afternoon, state and local governments and law enforcement have broad authority under the constitution to not participate in federal immigration enforcement,” schneiderman said in a statement.“as my office’s legal guidance makes clear, president trump lacks the constitutional authority to broadly cut off funding to states and cities just because they have lawfully acted to protect immigrant families.“public safety depen






trump says u.s. is ready to act without china's help on north korea


top democrat accuses white house of trying to distract from russia probeashley parkerrep. adam schiff, d-calif., the top democrat on the house intelligence committee, on sunday accused both the white house and the republican chairman of the intelligence committee of attempting to "distract" from the congressional investigation into whether russia meddled in the 2016 presidential...rep. adam schiff, d-calif., the top democrat on the house intelligence committee, on sunday accused both the white house and the republican chairman of the intelligence committee of attempting to "distract" from the congressional investigation into whether russia meddled in the 2016 presidential... (ashley parker)






trump faults schumer, 'diversity' immigration in nyc attack


vowing to "stop this craziness," president donald trump on wednesday urged tougher immigration measures based on "merit" after the deadly truck attack in new york city.trump said on twitter that the driver in tuesday's attack "came into our country through what is called the 'diversity visa lottery program,' a chuck schumer beauty" — a reference to the senate's democratic leader.schumer fired back from the senate floor, accusing trump of "politicizing" the tragedy.officials said the attacker is an immigrant from uzbekistan who came to the united states legally in 2010. they haven't said whether he was admitted through the diversity immigrant visa program, which covers immigrants from countries with low rates of immigration to the u.s.trump also tweeted: "we are fighting hard for merit base






morning spin: rauner primary challenger ives to make immigration law an issue


welcome to clout street: morning spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from chicago to springfield. subscribe here.topspinrepublican governor challenger jeanne ives is scheduled to hold a thursday news conference to unveil legislation that would repeal an immigration law gov. bruce rauner signed.the trust act was approved by lawmakers and the governor just months ago, so a bid to repeal it is all but dead on arrival. the law protects immigrants who are in the country illegally from being detained solely because of their immigration status.for ives, thursday's event outside the cook county jail will be a chance to highlight another difference she has with rauner in their race for the republican governor nomination. his signature on the tru






'nobody...will trust' us commitments as a result of trump undermining iran nucle


iran’s foreign minister, mohammad javad zarif, warned sunday that president trump’s efforts to weaken the 2015 nuclear agreement will broadly harm u.s. international credibility.in an interview on cbs’ “face the nation,” zarif suggested that washington might ending up suffering more adverse consequences than iran as a result of trump’s steps last week against the accord between tehran and six world powers, including the united states.“nobody else will trust any u.s. administration to engage in any long-term negotiation because the length of any commitment, the duration of any commitment from now on with any u.s. administration would be the reminder of the term of that president," zarif, a key architect of the deal, said. the interview was conducted saturday in tehran and aired sunday.on fr






5 things you need to know tuesday


trump welcomes governors to the white house trump to skip white house correspondents' dinner trump calls media 'very dishonest people' trump slams fbi 'leakers' amid russia investigation trump lifts obama's transgender bathroom protections raw: secretary tillerson arrives in mexico city trump urges fight against hatred, anti-semitism white house details border, immigration measures trump visits african american history museum president trump names new national security adviser trump's sanctuary city fight could hurt his infrastructure plans trump to meet with black caucus after unorthodox back and forth raw: mattis makes surprise visit to baghdad trump restates campaign promises at florida rally trump admits defeat on travel ban, plans new immigration order president trump accuses news med






landscape shooter lisa bettany shares her story of healing through p og hy: digi


 lisa bettany is a renowned landscape p og her whose career began as she was recovering from a traumatic injury. born in canada, she was a competitive figure skater until the age of 21 when she suffered a back injury while skating. years into her recovery it was still extremely difficult to walk and sit up, but when she acquired a era things started to change for the better. one day at a time she ventured farther and farther from home, increasing each trip minute by minute, growing stronger and learning the art of p og hy. for her, learning p og hy was very much a journey from darkness into light, and nothing has slowed her down since then.you can read the inspiring account of how her career started and the success she's achieved as a pro p og her over on resource travel. you can also take