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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 22, 2019 at 05:00.

The President Is on Some Real Shit Right Now, Honestly

The President Is on Some Real Shit Right Now, Honestly
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Trump is having a wild ass August.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:Somehow, President Trump has been acting stranger than usual lately, particularly when he raved about a “stimulant” made by Johnson & Johnson when asked about reducing suicides among veterans. Man, what? ...
Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 22, 2019 at 02:00.

Trump Administration Wants to Detain Migrant Children Indefinitely

Trump Administration Wants to Detain Migrant Children Indefinitely

Since 1997, the Flores Settlement Agreement—named after a 15-year-old El Salvadorian refugee who endured brutish conditions while she was detained in U.S. custody in the 1980s—has been the bedrock for improved immigration standards in the United States. On Wednesday, the Trump administration presented a plan that they hope wipes away those regulations for good.

Department of Homeland Security...

Esther Wang Esther Wang Aug 15, 2019. 3 comments

The Lingering Aftermath of an ICE Raid

The Lingering Aftermath of an ICE Raid

Since the agency’s creation post-9/11, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials have always made it clear that their priority is to enforce cruelty. During last Wednesday’s ICE raids on seven poultry plants in Mississippi, that mission was on full display—in the form of weeping children separated from their parents and distraught family members frantically trying to locate their...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 14, 2019. 21 comments

How Dry Is Pete Buttigieg's Skin Right Now?

How Dry Is Pete Buttigieg's Skin Right Now?
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Buttigieg, never drop the skin routine.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:During an appearance hosted by the Des Moines Register, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was asked to offer advice to teenagers headed for college. His response: “Dish soap and soap are...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 14, 2019. 13 comments

Terrible Asshole Would Like to Update "The New Colossus"

Terrible Asshole Would Like to Update "The New Colossus"

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services and longtime fucker , apparently thinks the poem on the Statue of Liberty that welcomes immigrants to America’s shores could use a little update.

The Emma Lazarus poem, “The New Colossus,” has been mounted at the base of the Statue of Liberty since 1903. It famously reads, in part:

Give me your tired, your poor, your...

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Esther Wang Esther Wang Aug 13, 2019. 11 comments

The Fear Is the Point

The Fear Is the Point

On Monday, days after ICE conducted the largest workplace raid in its history and targeted and arrested hundreds of undocumented workers at poultry factories in Mississippi, the Trump administration announced that a rule that would make it harder for immigrants who use public programs like Medicaid or SNAP to obtain green cards would go into effect in October.

The rule, first proposed by the...

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Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Aug 09, 2019. 6 comments

The Theater of ICE

The Theater of ICE

On Wednesday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted a series of raids across Mississippi that resulted in the arrest of 680 people . It was brutal spectacle by design, almost cinematic—a swarm of 600 agents, a fleet of buses rolling across the state, a military hangar commissioned to serve as a makeshift processing facility. Raids are a means of mass-arrest and they are also state...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 01, 2019. 5 comments

Tim Ryan Is a Weenie

Tim Ryan Is a Weenie
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Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:Tim Ryan, one of the one million Democrats running for president, rolled out a new hashtag campaign that not so subtly calls out Bernie Sanders, who took aim at Ryan twice during Tuesday night’s CNN debates. During an exchange on...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Jul 27, 2019. 7 comments

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Brett Kavanaugh Is 'Very Decent'

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Brett Kavanaugh Is 'Very Decent'
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Hot girl summer is canceled for RBG.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:Remember the other day when Ruth Bader Ginsburg sneered in the faces of those who predicted her death and that was kind of cool? Well here’s something that sucks: at an event at Duke Law School, a...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Jul 25, 2019. 17 comments

How Many Fights About Robert Mueller Did You Get Into Today?

How Many Fights About Robert Mueller Did You Get Into Today?
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So, it looks like my entire Twitter timeline is trying to jump Chuck Todd?

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before the House Oversight Committee Wednesday and said that his investigation did not exonerate the president,...

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Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Jul 24, 2019. 17 comments

Trash Time on Repeat

Trash Time on Repeat
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Another cry day in trash time, so let’s get at it.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:Every day there are new stories demonstrating the incoherence and violence built into the systems that enforce our borders. “I had to stay almost two days like this, standing. I didn’t...

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Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Jul 23, 2019. 11 comments

The People vs. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

The People vs. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

On Monday morning, Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE) agents tried and failed to detain a man in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee. According to reports from local news station WTVF, when the agents approached the man’s vehicle and attempted to block his exit, he remained inside his van along with his 12-year-old son. As the man and his son waited out the agents, who only had an...

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Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Jul 17, 2019. 11 comments

The Democratic Primary Is Now a Race to See Who Can Go Totally Broke First

The Democratic Primary Is Now a Race to See Who Can Go Totally Broke First
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Tuesday, a day for the true cry heads out there.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:It looks like a bunch of the Democratic primary candidates are burning through their campaign funds and might go broke. Bring on the culling, but please protect and defend John Delaney . [

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Jul 16, 2019. 20 comments

They Won't Be Distracted

They Won't Be Distracted
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Happy Monday!

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:Freshman Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib held a press conference in response to President Trump’s racist tweets , in which he said the four women should “go back” to “the...

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Molly Osberg Molly Osberg Jul 13, 2019. 11 comments

First Woman to Lead Border Patrol Was a Member of Agents' Deeply Misogynistic and Racist Secret Facebook Group

First Woman to Lead Border Patrol Was a Member of Agents' Deeply Misogynistic and Racist Secret Facebook Group

Carla Provost, current chief of the Border Patrol and the first woman to hold the position, was reportedly once a member of “I’m 10-15,” the recently shuttered members-only Facebook group in which agents shared racist and sexist memes, including at least two doctored images of Representative Ocasio-Cortez engaging in oral sex. As The Intercept noted when it first reported Provost’s...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Jul 11, 2019. 19 comments

Alex Acosta Thinks 2008 Was a Very, Very Long Time Ago

Alex Acosta Thinks 2008 Was a Very, Very Long Time Ago
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Don’t worry, Acosta is woke now.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:Labor Secretary Alex Acosta took some time out of his busy schedule to host a press conference defending his tenure as the Florida prosecutor who let alleged serial predator Jeffery Epstein off with what...

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Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Jul 10, 2019. 20 comments

Lay Down Your Vapes?

Lay Down Your Vapes?
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Back to back cry days? Unbelievable!

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

Do you find the above tweet persuasive?
Julián Castro continues to put out ambitious and desperately needed proposals to decriminalize the immigration system. This time, he’s talking about repealing...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jul 03, 2019. 9 comments

There'll Be No Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census, After All

There'll Be No Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census, After All

Donald Trump wanted to get his racist citizenship question on the 2020 Census so badly he tried to postpone the whole Census. And yet, it seems the president’s tantrum didn’t get him what he wanted—the 2020 Census will be printed without the citizenship question after all, finally ending a very miserable and stupid battle.

According to the New York Times, the Department of Justice confirmed...

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Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Jul 03, 2019. 24 comments

So Why Do We Think Mike Pence Abruptly Returned to the White House?

So Why Do We Think Mike Pence Abruptly Returned to the White House?
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Why not cry it out over the long weekend?

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:Did the president secretly die on Tuesday? Ha ha ha, I’m just kidding about this question of course! [CNN]John Hickenlooper is reportedly being urged by his staff, and now also by me, to drop out...

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Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Jul 03, 2019. 2 comments

Things Working As They're Supposed to

Things Working As They're Supposed to

“It feels like a jail, and they’re treating them like they’re in jail,” Joseph Kennedy III, a Democratic representative from Massachusetts, told the New York Times after visiting a detention facility in Clint, Texas. Kennedy was part of a congressional delegation that arrived in response to reports from investigators about the inhumane and presumably illegal conditions that children were...

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