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VogueMusic    0

Made his Harvey response in Houston all about him like it was a campaign rally.

He's a total sociopath.

mother fuck.

 

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runa    0
On 2017-08-28 at 10:43 PM, StrawberryBounce12 said:

35% approval rating is still much too high for this bastard.

I agree Strawb. Still way too much high.

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Hector    0

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/president-trump-confirm-tweet-daca-article-1.3470041

Trump administration confirms end to DACA program

BY  JASON SILVERSTEIN    TERENCE CULLEN

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 11:29 AM

The Trump administration announced the end of the DACA program Tuesday, putting into question the fate of nearly one million immigrants who depend on the program to live and work in the United States.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the decision after President Trump essentially confirmed it in a morning tweet.

Sessions denounced DACA as an executive overreach and said the administration would work on an "orderly" wind-down of the program while Congress has time to replace it with a new immigration policy.

Trump wrote in a tweet, “Congress, get ready to do your job - DACA!”

Early reports said Trump would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but with a six month delay for Congress to come up a legislative solution.

Former President Barack Obama started DACA in 2012 as an executive order, and critics of the program have deemed it as an overreach of presidential power.

DACA protects about 800,000 immigrants in the United States and allows them to legally work there. It is not immediately clear how they will be affected by Trump's withdrawal.

A congressional attempt to replace DACA will not come easily, since attempts at legislating a new path to citizenship have repeatedly failed in the past 16 years.

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) in July introduced the latest version of the Dream Act, a proposal similar to DACA that has sputtered in multiple drafts since 2001. 

Trump's decision is also likely to face legal challenges from state governments. The Democratic attorneys general for 19 states and the District of Columbia urged Trump to keep the program and could take him to court over it. 

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he launch a lawsuit to protect Dreamers if Trump trashes the program. 

Trump's decision kicked off immediate protests in Washington and New York City.

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Skin    0
52 minutes ago, Hector said:

:lmao:

 

Thats an instant classic.

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Pedro    0

Not really funny but interesting to see a Mexican ex president be so confrontational. 

 

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On 9/8/2017 at 10:06 PM, Pedro said:

Not really funny but interesting to see a Mexican ex president be so confrontational. 

 

:lmao:

I actually want one of those hats....just can't decide on which one!!!

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Pedro    0
10 minutes ago, todsmod said:

:lmao:

I actually want one of those hats....just can't decide on which one!!!

:chuckle:

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Watching this it felt like there had been an alien invasion and Trump was having a press conference with their ambassador. She looks like Diana from V

 

 

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Hector    0

I feel sick to my stomach seeing him speak as our president today on the 9/11 anniversary!

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1 hour ago, Hector said:

I feel sick to my stomach seeing him speak as our president today on the 9/11 anniversary!

He is not the president, nothing about him is presidential. He's at best the CEO of the United States.

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Icykiller    0
23 hours ago, Roland Barthes said:

He is not the president, nothing about him is presidential. He's at best the CEO of the United States.

He is the junior vice president:

https://youtu.be/9STeegpxSb0    (aw! Damn cannot embed the video, is Homer Simpson though!)

 

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Pedro    0

U.S.

TRUMP BLAMES BAD CELL SERVICE FOR FAILURE TO CALL MEXICO AFTER EARTHQUAKE

BY HARRIET SINCLAIR ON 9/14/17 AT 4:31 PM 

Mexico Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 90 As Devastation Revealed

U.S.DONALD TRUMPMEXICO

President Donald Trump has claimed the reason he did not reach out to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto immediately after the country’s huge earthquake was because there was no cellphone reception in Mexico.

The president was asked why he had not yet contacted Peña Nieto following last Thursday’s magnitude 8.1 earthquake in Mexico that left at least 96 people dead, prompting White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to claim on Tuesday that a phone call between the pair was imminent.

And following up on that pledge, the president days later said he had managed to call Peña Nieto, claiming that poor cell service had prevented him from doing so earlier.

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His tweet was immediately criticized by fellow Twitter users.

“It’s been a week and a half. If you didn’t have cell phone service or three days why couldn’t you contact him after that?” user Ed Krassenstein‏ wrote. Another, David Putnam‏, said, “Wow, Trump is just now getting to the Mexico earthquake disaster. Most (good) people would send condolences immediately.”

It had been noted that Trump had not reached out to Mexico after the country was hit by two natural disasters—the earthquake and Hurricane Katia—in a short space of time, prompting Mexico to withdraw its offer of aid to the U.S. after Hurricane Harvey.

Mexico had earlier offered help after Harvey hit Texas, saying it was what good neighbors did. Trump never issued a response to that offer.

A statement released by Mexico’s foreign ministry said, “Given this situation, the Mexican government will channel all available logistical support to the families and communities that have been affected in Mexico and has informed the Texas and U.S. governments that, unfortunately, on this occasion, it won’t be possible to provide the assistance originally offered to Texas in late August in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.”

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MeakMaker    0

^ Funny how he never gets bad connection when he sends out those disgusting tweets. He's such a lousy man. 

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VogueMusic    0
 

The House just passed a bill that could politicize churches – ThinkProgress

Jack Jenkins Twitter

The U.S. House of Representatives quietly passed a spending bill on Thursday that could transform churches and other houses of worship into entities more closely resembling SuperPACs.

When House members passed a $1.2 trillion megabus” spending bill yesterday in a 211-198 vote, media attention largely focused on the proposal’s high cost and potential challenges in the Senate. But according to the House Appropriations Committee press release, the bill contains a rider with a provision that would make it difficult to enforce the so-called Johnson Amendment, a part of the tax code that prohibits churches and other houses of worship from endorsing political candidates.

“Members of Congress had ample opportunities to strike [the provision] from this bill; when it was debated at the sub-committee level, at the full committee level, when Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz offered an amendment to cut it from the bill, and when it was on the floor of the House of Representatives,” Larry T. Decker, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America, said in a statement. “At every point, Congress failed to stand up for a law which has helped maintain the separation of church and state for more than 63 years.”

The provision, which is nestled within the “2018 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill” that was attached the larger House spending bill according to the press release, would stop funding most attempts by the IRS to penalize churches that violate tax law by engaging in explicit political action. Rather, the provision states any funds used to enforce the Johnson Amendment on churches would require agents to notify two congressional committees, endure a 90-day waiting period, and obtain sign-off from the IRS commissioner (nonprofits that are not faith based would still be subject to enforcement).

It’s unclear if the provision will survive when it reaches the Senate, but the potential consequences of signing the bill into law are already alarming advocates for the separation of church and state and scholars of tax law. As ThinkProgress reported in July, chipping away at the Johnson Amendment (which experts say is rarely enforced to begin with) could open the door for churches to receive funds while endorsing candidates—all while remaining tax-exempt.

“You could have unlimited dark money flowing to a campaign [from churches] if this gets passed, and there is nothing the IRS could do about it,” Nick Little, Center for Inquiry’s legal director, told ThinkProgress in July. “They would be getting a double benefit.”

Eradicating the Johnson Amendment has been a longtime goal of many leaders of the Religious Right, as well as President Donald Trump, who has promised to  “totally destroy” the tax provision and has already weakened its enforcement by signing a much-discussed executive order in May. Trump’s own lawyer, Jay Sekulow, was one the first to advocate for doing away with the law, and even represented a church that lost its tax-exempt status for running ads against Bill Clinton (he lost).

But despite claims that the Johnson Amendment infringes on religious liberty, the idea is deeply unpopular with most people of faith. According to a 2016 PRRI poll, not only do 71 percent of Americans oppose allowing churches to endorse politicians while retaining their tax-exempt status, but so do majorities of every major U.S. faith group—including white evangelicals.

In fact, faith groups have actively lobbied against the idea: in April, 99 religious groups (including entire denominations) sent a letter to Congress imploring lawmakers to halt all efforts to politicize churches. More recently, over 4,000 faith leaders signed on to a letter specifically asking Congress not to weaken or repeal the Johnson Amendment.

“Changing the law would threaten the integrity and independence of houses of worship,” the letter reads in part. “We must not allow our sacred spaces to be transformed into spaces used to endorse or oppose political candidates.”

 

https://thinkprogress.org/house-quietly-passes-bill-that-could-make-churches-super-pacs-3ca499ba1a5d/

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