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  • How Trump's Dangerous and Misguided Trade War Could Reshape the American Diet June 21, 2018
    Tariffs on imports and exports could lead to increased food prices. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump made his protectionist views clear, saying that, if elected, he would renegotiate trade deals. He slammed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as "the worst trade deal the U.S. has ever signed." He also criticized the […]
    Reynard Loki, Independent Media Institute
  • 'A Complete Farce': Military Lawyers Will Reportedly Go to the Border to Prosecute Immigrant Parents June 21, 2018
    Rachel Maddow first reported the move, which she said was likely unprecedented. In a startling move, the U.S. military will send judge advocates general (JAGs) to the border to help manage the flow of families detained by President Donald Trump's administration, according to a report from MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Wednesday.But they won't be there to […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • 'That's Pretty Pathetic': Bernie Sanders Tears into Trump for Acting Tough on 'Little Children' to Get Votes June 21, 2018
    The Vermont senator said the president's actions echoed the approach of "authoritarian types" in Europe. As the White House scrambles to fix a crisis of its own making, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday night lambasted President Donald Trump's policy of breaking apart immigrant families as a "pathetic" attempt to please his voters."He created the […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • White House Plan Would Do Away with an Independent Department of Education: Report June 21, 2018
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1093514'; Click here for reuse options! Betsy Devos may be out of a job if the plan goes through. A new plan from the White House would merge the Department of Education with the Department of Labor, according to a Wall Street Journal report, accomplishing a long-time conservative […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • Here Are 5 Major Problems with Trump's Executive Order Supposedly Stopping Family Separations June 20, 2018
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1093513'; Click here for reuse options! Trump change his tune under pressure, but will it make any real difference? President Donald Trump presented the executive order he signed Wednesday as a solution to the problem of widespread separations of immigrant families — a problem he created — but […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • National Enquirer Records of Playboy Model Payout Subpoenaed as Investigators Zero in on Michael Cohen: Report June 20, 2018
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1093511'; Click here for reuse options! The president's ex-lawyer has been facing tough scrutiny from federal investigators, but no charges have been brought against him. The publisher of the National Enquirer, an outlet that was exceptionally friendly to President Donald Trump during the campaign, has been subpoenaed for […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • 'He Got Caught Doing Exactly What He Wanted to Do!’: MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace Explains Why Trump ‘Blinked’ on Family Separation Policy June 20, 2018
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1093510'; Click here for reuse options! "He didn't blink because he had some sort of wave of morality." MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace argued Wednesday that President Donald Trump's decision to stop defending the separation of immigrant families was not a moral awakening on his part, but a cold, political […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • Trump Signs an Executive Order to 'End Family Separation' by Locking Up Whole Families Indefinitely Instead June 20, 2018
    This doesn’t seem any less scary than what was happening before. Rather than wait for any bill to pass Congress that might have placed some limits and rules around actions at the border, Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday afternoon which, according to Trump, ‘ended’ family separation by ordering that families be locked up together. […]
    Mark Sumner, Daily Kos
  • National Outrage Forced Trump to Sign Executive Order to Treat Immigrants Humanely June 20, 2018
    With human rights violations like this, America is far from being a shining city on a hill. By signing an executive order ending forced separation of immigrant families, President Donald Trump today admitted that the cruel practice was his administration’s policy and that he could have stopped it at any time.Despite having the power to […]
    Leo W. Gerard, Independent Media Institute
  • Rudy Giuliani Goes Rogue to Help His New Girlfriend's Ally Defeat a GOP Incumbent June 20, 2018
    var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1093507'; Click here for reuse options! The president's lawyer is dipping his toe into many issues outside the narrow scope of his job. When President Donald Trump hired former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to represent him in the Russia investigation, he may not have realized all the […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

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