ㅤô¿ô …Because of partisanship in the US congress, democracy is failing. Both parties apparently want a King whom they can blame when anything goes wrong. People get the form of government they deserve.ㅤ
ㅤ"The House version also includes new work requirements for food stamp recipients, which Republicans have touted as a way to lift people up out of poverty."ㅤ
Full story at The Washington Times, image from szzljy(.com) – 6/21/18. See "farm bill, farm."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"The House defeated the first of two GOP immigration bills Thursday, rejecting an enforcement-heavy approached favored by conservatives that would have mixed a narrow legalization for ‘Dreamers’ with a major boost in border and interior enforcement.
ㅤThe bill was expected to fail, but it still marked a blow for conservatives who’d said it was a viable alternative that improved security without offering a full amnesty.
ㅤIt was defeated 231-193.
ㅤNext up for a vote is a more moderate bill that combines a full pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and other immigrants with less comprehensive enforcement measures.
ㅤThat too is expected to fail."ㅤ
Full story at The Washington Times, image from youtube(.com) – 6/21/18. See "daca, dreamers."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ”The President told reporters in the Oval Office before signing the document that his ‘zero-tolerance’ policy against illegal border crossing will remain in place, but that the order allows children and their parents to remain together in custody.”
ㅤô¿ô… It’s telling that Congress can’t change the law. So an executive order is required to keep families together. America should bypass the nonsense and crown a King.
Full story and video at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 6/20/18. See “donald trump, potus, president, trump.”ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤô¿ô …The total amount of the cuts would have been less than 0.5% of the budget.ㅤ
Full story at The Washington Times, image from onsizzle(.com) – 6/20/18. See "spending cuts, democratic party, democratic socialists, democrats, progressives, socialists."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"The order would provide Customs and Border enforcement with a ‘workaround’ to the Flores settlement, a 1997 order that prevents the federal government from holding minor children in detention facilities for more than 20 days, allowing entire families to be detained together."ㅤ
Full story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from dailywire(.com) – 6/20/18. See "family separations, flores settlement, border separations."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) rejected a GOP legislative proposal on Tuesday that would fix the border separation issue that has consumed the national news cycle over the last week."ㅤ
Full story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from dailywire(.com) – 6/19/18. See "chuck schumer, schumer."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"I’m following the law as it’s written. If you don’t like the law then Congress needs to change it. It’s simple. Simple. I’m with you but if you don’t like it you need to do something about it…It looks bad. Sure. Really bad. If you want to change that then change the law. DO SOMETHING. You people (Congress) have to change it. That’s how it has to be done,’ the President said.
ㅤ’We all know what it is. It’s fake. Fake news. CNN…it’s fake. The pictures…that was Obama’s, during his administration, not mine. You can’t let it scare you. That’s what they want. That’s why they do it. This law, you just need to change it if you don’t like it. And that’s the way it is. I’m not here to save you. I’m here to let you know I’ll support you but you have to do something. Or not. But if you don’t do something don’t come crying to me about it okay? Right?," he added.ㅤ
Full story at DC Whispers, image from dcwhispers(.com) – 6/19/18. See "donald trump, potus, president, trump."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"Politico reported Tuesday that Trump is uninterested in the Senate’s plan to provide $1.6 billion on Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Instead, according to the news outlet, he wants the full $25 billion for the project funded all at once.
ㅤTrump told meeting attendees on Monday that he will shut down the government in September if he does not receive the full funding, Politico reported."ㅤ
Full story at The Hill, image from dailycaller(.com) – 6/19/18. See "border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, national security."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"’The bottom line is that it would make sure families stay together through the entirety of the legal proceedings and make sure they get an expedited hearing in front of an immigration judge,’ Cornyn said."
ㅤô¿ô …Expedited hearings…he can’t be serious. He wants zero tolerance to stop without offering a realistic alternative solution.ㅤ
Full story at The Hill, image from axios(.com) – 6/19/18. See "expedited hearing, immigration judge."ㅤHomeㅤ
Pictured: The photo used to attack Trump immigration policies was actually taken during the Obama years when the Obama administration held thousands of families in processing centers.
ㅤ”Donald Trump wants to end this horrific status-quo and for that, he is being attacked and vilified. He wants to make sure the children being dragged (often against their will) across the border are in fact with family and not someone only using them to get into the United States. He wants to make sure the women are safe, and that the men are who they say they are. These are reasonable goals. They are moral ones. They exemplify true American values.
ㅤThe leftist media would have you believe different. They would risk the lives of women and children in the hopes of swaying votes.”ㅤ
Full story at DC Whispers, image from dcwhispers(.com) – 6/19/18. See “illegal aliens, illegal immigrants.”ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"’We must always arrest people coming into our Country illegally. Of the 12,000 children, 10,000 are being sent by their parents on a very dangerous trip, and only 2000 are with their parents, many of whom have tried to enter our Country illegally on numerous occasions,’ the President wrote on Twitter.
ㅤ’Democrats are the problem. They don’t care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13. They can’t win on their terrible policies, so they view them as potential voters!’ he continued in another tweet."ㅤ
Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 6/19/18. See "illegal aliens, illegal immigrants."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"You may be shocked to learn that, according to a recent study by Southern Methodist University, our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., has the country’s highest concentration of psychopathic individuals.
Okay, you won’t be surprised at all."ㅤ
Full story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from wsimg(.com) – 6/18/18. See "psychopaths, washington."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"Thirty-six percent of independents in the May-June polling are pleased with the country’s trajectory, up from the 25 percent in March-April."ㅤ
Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 6/18/18. See "republicans, independents."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"The court has two cases before it to resolve in the coming weeks – Gill v. Whitford, a challenge to Wisconsin’s 2011 redistricting plan, and Benisek v. Lamone, a challenge to the lines of Maryland’s 6th District, currently represented by Rep. John Delaney (D).
ㅤIn the Wisconsin case, Democratic voters argue that the Republican-controlled legislature drew the districts with a discriminatory intent to dilute the Democrats’ voting power throughout the state.
ㅤIn Maryland, Republicans are the ones arguing Democrats put them at a disadvantage. They claim top Democrats in the state in 2011 drew the district lines intentionally to dilute the votes of Republicans and their support for the incumbent, then-Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R)."ㅤ