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Twenty-five Senators Urge AG Sessions to Address Hate Crimes
Islamaphobia / Jeff Sessions / Key Trumpians / Right Wing Hate Groups

Twenty-five Senators Urge AG Sessions to Address Hate Crimes

Citing the “alarming increase in bias-motivated violence” since the election of President Trump that has left  “[m]any members of racial, ethnic and religious minority communities, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, live in very real fear for their safety,” Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) led a … Continue reading

Trump’s Troubling Poll Numbers
Trump Poll Numbers / Uncategorized

Trump’s Troubling Poll Numbers

APPROVAL RATING Gallup Tracking Rolling average. N=approx. 1,500 adults nationwide. Margin of error +/- 3. 2/13-15/17 1/20-22/17 Approve 40 45 Disapprove 54 45 Difference – 14 0 Pew Research Center Feb. 7-12, 2017. N=1,503 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 2.9 Feb. 7-12, 2017. Approve 39 Disapprove 56 Difference – 17 ON THE ISSUES Disapproval … Continue reading

Trump Violated the Constitution on Day 1
Business Conflicts / Emoluments Clause

Trump Violated the Constitution on Day 1

Norman Eisen explains how Trump is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution. For more information read: Laurel Raymond Trump has violated his oath to the Constitution: His first act as President, Think Progress. See also: Judd Legum, Under political pressure, Kuwait cancels major event at Four Seasons, switches to Trump’s D.C. hotel. After Election Day, everything changed, … Continue reading

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP
Authoritarianism / Trump Appointees / Voter Suppression / White Supremacy

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP

This evening the Senate found Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren out of order for reading a letter from Coretta Scott King submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee with regard to Jeff Session’s 1986 nomination to serve as a federal judge in Alabama.  Senator Warren was shocked and responded, I am surprised that the words of Coretta … Continue reading

Trump Removes Militias from Terror Watch, Ignores Lessons from OKC
Alt-Right / Right Wing Hate Groups / White Supremacy

Trump Removes Militias from Terror Watch, Ignores Lessons from OKC

Originally posted on Bennet Kelley's Clippings & More:
On February 2, Reuters reported that the Trump Administration was changing  the Department of Homeland Security’s program “Countering Violent Extremism” would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States.  The program instead wold focus…

Make America Klan Again – Trump to Drop White Supremacist from Terror Watch List
Islamaphobia / White Supremacy

Make America Klan Again – Trump to Drop White Supremacist from Terror Watch List

The Trump Administration is revamping the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism,” or CVE program. It will now be called “Countering Islamic Extremism” or “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism,”and will no longer target groups such as white supremacists according to a Reuters report. This is despite: the presence of more than 892 active hate groups … Continue reading

David Brooks Rebukes Republicans for Their Faustian Embrace of Trump
Trump Incompetence / White Supremacy

David Brooks Rebukes Republicans for Their Faustian Embrace of Trump

Conservative columnist David Brooks offered a stinging rebuke of Republicans who embrace Donald Trump in yesterday’s New York Times. The Republican Fausts David Brooks  JAN. 31, 2017   But if the last 10 days have made anything clear, it’s this: The Republican Fausts are in an untenable position. The deal they’ve struck with the devil comes … Continue reading