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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 19, 2019. 1 comments

Trump Administration Reportedly Thinking of Admitting Zero Refugees Next Year

Trump Administration Reportedly Thinking of Admitting Zero Refugees Next Year

Officials within the Trump administration have proposed cutting the number of refugees it admits into the U.S. next year to almost zero, according to Politico, which heard of the plan from several anonymous sources.

According to Politico’s sources an official from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services who is close with Trump’s awful white nationalist adviser Stephen Miller proposed...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 19, 2019. 22 comments

Bernie Sanders' Staff Union Demands Better Working Conditions

Bernie Sanders' Staff Union Demands Better Working Conditions

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign staff is apparently engaged in their very own fight for $15, according to the Washington Post. Due to overwork, the staffers, who are one of only a few unionized campaign staffs, say they are making less than the living wage that their campaign is promising to all Americans.

Documents obtained by the Post show ongoing negotiations between the union,...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 19, 2019. 14 comments

Finally, More Criminal Charges for Opioid Executives

Finally, More Criminal Charges for Opioid Executives

A rare criminal charge has been brought against former executives at a company who helped pushed opioid pain medications across the U.S., helping to fuel the national opioid addiction crisis, according to the Washington Post.

On Thursday, federal prosecutors in Cincinnati, OH filed charges against the company Miami-Luken and two of its former top executives. This is the second time that a...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 19, 2019. 1 comments

Three American Children Were Detained for 12 Hours at Chicago O'Hare Airport Today

Three American Children Were Detained for 12 Hours at Chicago O'Hare Airport Today

Three American children and their adult Mexican cousin were held by immigration authorities at Chicago O’Hare Airport for 12 hours today, according to WBEZ.

Lawyers, a representative from the Mexican Consulate, a U.S. Congressperson, and the mayor of Chicago spoke with Customs and Border Protection officials to try to resolve the situation.

The three girls, ages 9, 10, and 13, were detained at...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 18, 2019.

House Votes to Hold Barr and Ross in Criminal Contempt

House Votes to Hold Barr and Ross in Criminal Contempt

After many, many threats , the House finally followed through and held Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress on Wednesday, according to Politico. It’s only the second time in history that Congress has voted to hold a cabinet member in criminal contempt.

The contempt vote, which serves as a formal request for the Justice Department to...

Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 18, 2019. 15 comments

Texas Border Agent Allegedly Sexually Harassed Mother of Child Held in Detention Center

Texas Border Agent Allegedly Sexually Harassed Mother of Child Held in Detention Center

A border agent who worked at a child detention facility in Clint, TX allegedly sent harassing messages to the mother of a 12-year-old child who was detained where he worked, according to the Washington Post. The mother filed a complaint with Customs and Border Protection about the alleged incident.

The complaint alleges that the agent sent abusive chats and video calls to the undocumented...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 18, 2019. 24 comments

Trump Is Playing With Fire, and Someone Is Going to Get Burned

Trump Is Playing With Fire, and Someone Is Going to Get Burned

At a rally in Greenville, NC tonight, President Trump spent minutes attacking freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

“She looks down with contempt on the hard-working Americans [by] saying that ignorance is pervasive in many parts of this country,” Trump said.

“Omar has a history of launching vicious anti-Semitic screeds,” he added.

The crowd then broke into a terrifying, full throated chant: “SEND...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 18, 2019. 17 comments

RIP Impeachment Attempt #3, We Hardly Knew Thee

RIP Impeachment Attempt #3, We Hardly Knew Thee

There was a brief, shining moment amid the bedlam in Congress last night during which Rep. Al Green promised to file articles of impeachment against President Trump for being a big ol’ racist. This was the third time that Green has proposed resolutions forcing a vote on impeachment, but the first time since Democrats have controlled the House, giving the resolution a real shot.

Everyone was...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 17, 2019.

Nancy Pelosi Has to Decide Whether to Halt a New Push to Impeach Trump

Nancy Pelosi Has to Decide Whether to Halt a New Push to Impeach Trump

Amid Tuesday’s circus show in Congress, it was almost hard to notice that someone did the damn thing and filed articles of impeachment against the president. That person was Rep. Al Green, who acted despite the lack of support from Democratic leaders, according to the Washington Post.

Green has tried twice before to formally impeach Trump, but more of his colleagues agree with his view than...

Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 17, 2019. 13 comments

RIP Justice John Paul Stevens

RIP Justice John Paul Stevens

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died at the age of 99, according to the New York Times. Stevens was appointed by President Gerald Ford and served on the court for 35 years, leaving behind an unlikely progressive legacy. He died from a stroke at a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

“He brought to our bench an inimitable blend of kindness, humility, wisdom and independence,”...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 17, 2019. 5 comments

CNN What Are You Doing???

CNN What Are You Doing???

CNN, a nominally respectable cable news network, invited an honest-to-god neo-Nazi on air today to represent those who think racism is good, actually, as part of a discussion about the president’s most recent racist meltdown . This is truly baffling, and it gets even worse when you see the actual segment.

On Jake Tapper’s show “The Lead,” CNN reporter Sara Sidner covered the reaction of white...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 17, 2019. 10 comments

B O O M

B O O M

In a live video interview earlier today, Washington Post reporter Robert Costa attempted to own presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders with his record on school busing. It didn’t work out the way he hoped.

In the clip, Costa asks Sanders to respond to a quote of his from 1974, in which Sanders said that “busing policies are well meaning in theory, but sometimes result in racial...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 16, 2019. 5 comments

Neo-Nazi Blogger Hit With $14 Million Fine for Vicious Harassment

Neo-Nazi Blogger Hit With $14 Million Fine for Vicious Harassment

Andrew Anglin, who publishes the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, has been ordered to pay $14 million to a woman whom he asked his followers to harass, according to BuzzFeed News.

Federal judge Jeremiah Lynch found in Missoula, MT that Anglin “acted with actual malice” by telling his followers, “Let’s Hit Em Up. Are y’all ready for an old fashioned Troll Storm? Because AYO - it’s time,...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 16, 2019. 20 comments

Republicans Hate That They Have to Respond to Trump's Racism

Republicans Hate That They Have to Respond to Trump's Racism

It’s been only a couple of days since President Trump tweeted a racist screed telling four congresswomen of color, three of whom were born in the U.S., to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Since then, Trump has doubled down on his attacks, and many Democrats , and the four legislators themselves , have responded.

But what has the GOP...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 15, 2019. 23 comments

The Squad Fires Back At Trump Over His Mega-Racist Tweets

The Squad Fires Back At Trump Over His Mega-Racist Tweets

The ongoing battle between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the progressive freshman legislators known as “the Squad” reached its climax on Sunday, when our dear old president decided to weigh in on the dispute . He did so by telling the four women of color to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

This was an extremely obvious act of racism,...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 15, 2019.

Cuomo Administration Reportedly Pushed for a Flashy Bridge Opening Ahead of the Primary

<a href="https://splinternews.com/cuomo-administration-reportedly-pushed-for-a-flashy-bri-1828959515" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Cuomo Administration Reportedly Pushed for a Flashy Bridge Opening Ahead of the Primary<em></em></a>

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration appears to have offered the contractor working on the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge incentives to finish the bridge before the New York Democratic primary, according to documents first reported by the New York Times .

This news comes just days after Cuomo held a ribbon cutting ceremony where he drove across the new stretch of the bridge in a 1932 Packard...

Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 15, 2019.

U.S. Agriculture Sec. Says Florida Race Against Gillum is 'Cotton-Pickin' Important' 

<a href="https://splinternews.com/u-s-agriculture-sec-says-florida-race-against-gillum-1830216821" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">U.S. Agriculture Sec. Says Florida Race Against Gillum is &#39;Cotton-Pickin&#39; Important&#39; </a>

The highest official in President Trump’s Department of Agriculture, Secretary Sonny Perdue, said on Saturday while campaigning in the Florida gubernatorial race that it was “cotton-pickin’ important” to vote for Ron DeSantis, the Republican endorsed by Trump. DeSantis, who is white, is running against Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, who, if elected, would be the first black governor of the...

Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 15, 2019. 16 comments

Beto Tries to Save His Campaign By Revealing... His Family Owned Slaves???

Beto Tries to Save His Campaign By Revealing... His Family Owned Slaves???

Beto O’Rourke has the saddest story of the 2020 campaign thus far. After nearly beating Ted Cruz for his Senate seat in the midterms, the buzz around O’Rourke and his fledgling presidential campaign was palpable... until it wasn’t .

Now, O’Rourke is stuck at the bottom of the polls , and after a disappointing showing at the first debates, will do anything to get the spotlight back. We...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 15, 2019. 10 comments

Puerto Ricans Are Furious at Their Dumb Government

Puerto Ricans Are Furious at Their Dumb Government

Only days after several former top officials in Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s administration were arrested on corruption charges , the island’s Center for Investigative Journalism published hundreds of pages of Telegram messages between Rosselló and top officials. The chats contained profane insults about other officials, which has outraged Puerto Ricans, who are now calling for...

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Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 15, 2019. 18 comments

Lindsey Graham Is Fine With Keeping Migrants in Horrific Conditions for '400 Days' if Necessary

Lindsey Graham Is Fine With Keeping Migrants in Horrific Conditions for '400 Days' if Necessary

Speaking on “Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News, Sen. Lindsey Graham said that migrants should be kept in detention for as long as necessary, regardless of the appalling conditions in detention facilities.

Graham spoke in reference to his visit to two migrant detention centers with Vice President Mike Pence and other Republican lawmakers on Friday.

“I don’t care if they have to stay in...

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