House Judiciary Committee subpoenas 12 witnesses, Jared Kushner and National Enquirer's David Pecker and Dylan Howard included

On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday expanded its investigation into Donald Trump and obstruction of justice by authorizing subpoenas to 12 officials, including the President's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former top National Enquirer executives David Pecker and Dylan Howard. Read the rest

PAC for private prison giant that builds ICE 'detention centers' gave money to these 50 lawmakers

Peek inside this corporate report to see how private prison companies make money from migrants in ICE concentration camps.

'The kidney has a very special place in the heart' —Trump, signing kidney health executive order

“The kidney has a very special place in the heart,” President Donald J. Trump said today, just before he signed an executive order on kidney health care. Read the rest

Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein's curious connection

“Sam Nunberg and Michael Cohen recalled David Pecker meeting with Trump in 2015 in Trump Tower, where they talked about what the Enquirer/Epstein may have had on Prince Andrew and President Clinton,” writes Emily Jane Fox. Read the rest

Trump Doral resort to host golf tourney run by strip club, dancers auctioned off as 'caddy girls'

How bad are things at Donald Trump's garbage Doral golf resort? On Saturday the resort is scheduled to host a golf tournament run by a Miami-based strip club. Read the rest

Only jerks are invited to Trump social media summit

Trump says Google wants to rig the 2020 election.

How much is Trump's taxpayer-paid golf bill? $108.1 million and counting

“I just want to stay in the White House and work my ass off.” —Candidate Donald Trump, 2016

Britain's US ambassador: Trump is "insecure, incompetent, inept"

A leaked cable from the British ambassador to the US, sent home to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has the ambassador calling Trump "insecure," "incompetent" and "inept." In the ambassador's defense, it's completely true. Trump has not yet commented on the news. Read the rest

Trump defeated: 2020 Census will not contain citizenship question

Following the Supreme Court's determination that there was no good reason to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, the Trump administration has abandoned its pursuit of the project. Read the rest

Billionaire newspaper monopolist family cancels editorial cartoonist after anti-Trump drawing

Canada's Irving family is one of the richest in the world, owning more land than anyone except the British royals and the Catholic church; they also own virtually all the media in New Brunswick, as well as the industries that those newspapers cover, and they augment their media control over the public discourse with a ruthless approach to their critics. Read the rest

Trump asked about busing, announces new plan coming in four weeks

During a press conference at the G-20 Summit in Japan, President Trump was asked about federally mandated busing, a topic that Senator Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden sparred over during Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate. Read the rest

Watch Trump suck up to Saudi Crown Prince MBS at G-20

The shame just keeps on coming, America. Read the rest

'Hello(?)!' Trump solicits Kim Jong-Un over Twitter at G20

Call me maybe

G-20: 'Get rid of them,' Trump says of journalists. Putin: Russia also has 'problem' of 'fake news.' They chuckle

Today is the one year anniversary of the 2018 Capitol Gazette mass shooting, in which a gunman shot and killed 5 people, and injured more.

At the G20 summit today on the other side of the world, illegitimate United States president Donald Trump shared a chuckle with his boss, Russian president Vladimir Putin, over their shared wish to “get rid of” of journalists. Read the rest

Why the Trump DOJ argues keeping kids in cages is "safe and sanitary"

They are monsters looking for any loophole to torture children who came desperately seeking the America that claimed to be a haven. My family sought and received that refuge when we ran from pogroms and German National Socialists.

In a fantastic piece by former Federal prosecutor Ken White The Atlantic shares the hows and whys of this inhumane argument:

It was this sequence of events that brought Fabian before three judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week to make her startling argument. The panel—which included Judge A. Wallace Tashima, who as a child in World War II was confined to an internment camp with other Japanese Americans—was perhaps not an ideal forum. The judges were openly hostile, incredulous that the government would argue that a facility is “safe and sanitary” even if the minors confined there have no soap, toothbrushes, or dark places to sleep. “I find that inconceivable that the government would say that that is safe and sanitary,” said Judge William Fletcher, in a representative comment. The judges ultimately suggested that the United States should consider whether it wanted to maintain the appeal—a signal that litigants ignore at their grave peril.

The United States’s loathsome argument—that it is “safe and sanitary” to confine children without soap, toothbrushes, dry clothes, and on concrete under bright lights—is morally indefensible. It’s also a spectacularly foolish argument to raise in the famously liberal Ninth Circuit, where the United States should have expected exactly the reception that it got.

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Why CBP won't accept supplies for separated children in migrant detention camps

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol basically just admitted openly that it has all the supplies needed to take care of the children separated from their families at the border—-toothpaste, soap, beds to sleep on-- CBP just won't give any of the stuff to the detained kids. Read the rest

Kids’ mag 'Highlights for Children' condemns Trump policy of separating migrant children from families

The long-running kids' publication 'Highlights for Children' condemned the Trump administration's policy of separating children from families at the US-Mexico border in a statement published on social media. Read the rest

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