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Trump’s Not Gonna Let a Little Murder Get in the Way of His $110 Billion Arms Deal
The president sees no reason to stop doing business with Mohammed bin Salman, despite a credible allegation that Saudi Arabia killed and dismembered a journalist last week.
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpIncompetence  globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
5 days ago by joeybaker
Trump Administration Seeks to Stifle Protests Near White House and on National Mall
President Trump has a record of attacking the rights of protesters, from suggesting that protest be illegal to praising dictators who crush any kind of dissent.Now, the Trump administration proposes to dramatically limit the right to demonstrate near the White House and on the National Mall, including in ways that would violate court orders that have stood for decades. The proposal would close 80 percent of the White House sidewalk, put new limits on spontaneous demonstrations, and open the door to charging fees for protesting.Fee requirements could make mass protests like Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic 1963 March on Washington and its “I have a dream” speech too expensive to happen.The public has until October 15 to comment on the plans, and on Monday, we submitted our formal written comment explaining why the planned changes are unconstitutional.In 1967, in the middle of the Vietnam War, the federal government tried to impose severe limits on protests near the White House. The ACLU of the District of Col
trumpAuthoritarianism  popularUnrest 
7 days ago by joeybaker
The FBI's investigation seemed set up to clear Brett Kavanaugh. This is what corrupt nations do
Instructing the FBI to severely limit its inquiry into the sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh colors the investigation as politically biased and untrustworthy.
12 days ago by joeybaker
Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an “absolute no” on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan’s mayor remain in office, the
22 days ago by joeybaker
Trump suggests protesting should be illegal
“I think it’s embarrassing for the country to allow protesters,” the president said in an interview with the Daily Caller following demonstrations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
'Absolutely Repulsive': After $1.5 Trillion Tax Giveaway to the Rich, Trump Cancels Modest Pay Raise for Federal Workers
“President Trump pushed through a tax scam that gave unprecedented handouts to billionaires and corporations—but believes it’s too expensive to pay hardworking federal workers a reasonable wage.”
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpIncompetence  kleptocracy 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
Rep. Bill Pascrell calls Trump's 'violence' remarks 'fascism in the flesh'
President Donald Trump reportedly told evangelical leaders Monday night that there will be “violence” if the Democrats win in November.
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
U.S. court forces Trump administration to reinstate Obama-era chemical safety rule
The court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to implement the Chemical Disaster Rule, saying the agency did not have authority to delay the rule for 20 months.
judicialImpotence  trumpAuthoritarianism  corporateIndemnity  win 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Giuliani: ‘Truth isn’t truth’
“This is going to become a bad meme,” Chuck Todd predicts.
trumpPropaganda  trumpAuthoritarianism 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump-appointed judge upholds special counsel Mueller's authority
A federal district judge who was appointed by President Donald Trump has upheld Robert Mueller’s appointment and constitutional authority in the special counsel’s case against Russian social media propagandists.
trumpAristocracy  judicialStupidity  judicialIncompetence  trumpAuthoritarianism  win 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Sarah Sanders refuses say press is not 'enemy of the people' at White House briefing
President later says fake news - ‘which is a large percentage of the media’ - is the enemy
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump calls media 'very unpatriotic' for reporting on government affairs
President Trump on Sunday unleashed a tirade against the media in which he called reporters “unpatriotic” for reporting on the inner workings of the government.
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpPropaganda 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
Reagan’s Son: Trump’s Base Would Pick Putin Over Any Democrat As U.S. President
“The most important thing to them is that Trump seems to hate the same people they hate,” Ron Reagan says.
cultureWars  informationWar  fearmongering  trumpAuthoritarianism  authoritarianism 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
Kavanaugh: Watergate tapes decision may have been wrong
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over t
judicialStupidity  authoritarianism  trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpAristocracy 
12 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump derides news media as 'enemy of the people' over Putin summit coverage
President Trump tweeted that “The Summit with Russia was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media.”
trumpPropaganda  fourthEstate  trumpAuthoritarianism 
12 weeks ago by joeybaker
AP NewsBreak: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated
immigration  trumpAuthoritarianism  racism  militaryCorruption 
july 2018 by joeybaker
Judge rules that Trump administration has been wrongly detaining asylum seekers
A federal judge in the District of Columbia ruled that the Trump administration has been barring wrongly detaining asylum seekers who have shown that they have a “credible fear” of returning to their home countries.
judicialIncompetence  immigration  casteingTheLowerClass  racism  trumpAuthoritarianism  win 
july 2018 by joeybaker
Trump planning one-on-one meeting with Putin without aides present: report
President Trump is planning on meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin alone later this month, a source
july 2018 by joeybaker
Poll: Majority says Trump has emboldened racists
A majority of U.S. voters say President Trump has emboldened racists to express their beliefs openly, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.
trumpIncompetence  trumpAristocracy  trumpAuthoritarianism  racism 
july 2018 by joeybaker
The Trump administration changed its story on family separation no fewer than 14 times before ending the policy
In one week, the Trump administration issued a series of wildly contradictory statements on its immigrant family separation policy.
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpPropaganda  trumpLies 
june 2018 by joeybaker
Document reveals Trump administration planned on separating migrant families soon after inauguration
Notes from a meeting soon after Trump’s inauguration show a Department of Homeland Security official listed it among the methods that would discourage asylum seekers.
immigration  trumpAuthoritarianism 
june 2018 by joeybaker
Trump brushes off Kim's human rights record, saying a lot of others have done 'bad things'
President Trump is brushing aside concerns about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s human-rights abuses as he seeks to broker a nuclear deal with the young autocrat. Pressed by Fox New’s Brett Baier in an intervie
june 2018 by joeybaker
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