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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Trump's immigration crackdown chalked up another casualty today, and it may have all been a big mistake.

A 53-year-old Chicago man was shot in the arm by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents attempting to make an arrest after they burst into his home at 6:20 a.m. in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the city's Northwest side, according to the Chicago Tribune.

ICE put out a statement saying that they shot Felix Torres because he aimed a weapon at them. The ICE Office of Professional Responsibility will review the case. read more


Monday, March 27, 2017

PoliticsUSA: CNN's Brian Stelter delivered a scathing and factual questioning of Donald Trump's worthless words and said what few on cable news have been willing to admit on the air. Donald Trump's promises and words are useless and worthless because he has no credibility. ... "What happens to a country when a leader's words are worthless when their promises are toothless or utterly useless? Is that where we now with President Trump? From the collapse of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, something that Trump said he would do on day one, to the explosive FBI announcement that there is an ongoing investigation into possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign, the common thread here is a White House with a credibility problem that's getting worse and worse and worse." read more


A white Army veteran accused of killing a 66-year-old black stranger in a racial attack in New York City says he regrets killing the man because he would rather have killed a younger or more successful black victim.

James Harris Jackson told the Daily News Sunday he's "sorry" he stabbed Timothy Caughman, who was collecting bottles. He says it was dark and he didn't know the victim was elderly.

Authorities say Jackson came to Manhattan from Baltimore earlier this month with the aim of killing black men and to "make a statement." read more


President Trump said Friday the White House "learned a lot about loyalty and the vote-getting process" following the dramatic failure of a Republican-backed bill that would have made good on a campaign promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Trump said House Republicans were 10 to 15 votes shy of getting the bill passed and blamed the defeat on Democrats. House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill minutes before a vote was to take place as it became apparent there was not enough support for passage. Democrats were united against it, and a conservative bloc of Republicans were unmoved by 11th-hour negotiations. read more


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch:

Yesterday, Pat Robertson kicked off "The 700 Club" by declaring that the American Health Care Act, the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, "is going to pass" and "they're going to give Trump a victory."

"It's going to go through the Senate, and we're all going to rejoice that we're going to pay less on health care," he said, despite the fact that if enacted, most people would see their premiums skyrocket. read more


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