On Friday, June 15, the day after reports began to surface about the former Walmart that had been retrofitted into a private shelter for teenage boys apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, and as public outrage over the Trump administration policy of separating undocumented families began to swell, President Trump‘s official page on Facebook posted a video in which he told his millions of followers that ‘the Democrats are forcing the
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Detained migrants who have been split up from their children are reportedly being told they will be able to get their kids back if they agree to be deported. The Texas Tribune cites a 24-year-old Honduran man who is being detained in Texas and claims to have abandoned his asylum case out of ‘desperation‘ to see his six-year-old daughter. Two immigration attorneys also confirmed that they had heard about similar offers to other detaine
England and Belgium are both guaranteed places in the World Cup‘s Round of 16, but good manners could decide who they‘ll play in the knockout stage. The countries have been so evenly matched after their first two games that FIFA may have to count yellow and red cards to determine the winner of Group G.
Facing a growing outcry over his administration‘s separation ofmore than 2,300 children from their parents between May 5 and June 9, President Donald Trump signed anexecutive orderWednesday that hesaidwould ‘keep families together.‘ The order seeks to accomplish that not by ending ‘zero tolerance‘ prosecutions of parents for crossing the U.S.-Mexico border (though reportedly there has been at least atemporary pause),
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President Donald Trump is upping his anti-immigrant rhetoric, now saying that deportations should take place without any kind of judicial due process. In the process, he also managed to confuse Republicans even more ahead of a planned immigration vote.
Just because someone is terminally ill doesn‘t mean he‘ll be spared the wrath of the commander in chief. President Donald Trump made clear Saturday night he has no intention of stopping the attacks on Sen. John McCain that his daughter, Meghan McCain, had called ‘gross‘ a few days earlier.
When Sarah Huckabee Sanders took to her official Twitter account to recount how she was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant, it launched a vicious online attack campaign against the establishment. It also amounted to a violation of federal ethics laws. At least according to the former head of the U.S. office of Government Ethics. ‘Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politel
A heated discussion on Fox News took a turn into the surreal Sunday morning when Donald Trump‘s former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, used a racial insult to deny that there was racism in the White House. The already heated exchange with Democratic strategist Joel Payne, who is black, reached an apex when he accused the administration and its allies of using coded racism to appeal to a certain segment of the population. ‘You d
We all know how to use a desktop browser. You type in a URL or search term, head to the website of your choice, and read the information it serves up. While browsers have added some bells and whistles-additional security features to protect your data while browsing, for example, or things like Reading Lists to circle back to longreads when you‘ve got extra time-their general operation and navigation hasn‘t changed much over the past d
The list of social activities open to Trump administration cronies keeps getting shorter and shorter: No Mexican restaurants, no non-Mexican restaurants, no movie theaters regardless of their cultural background, and now, no fan photos with actor and comedian Seth Rogen. As Rogen revealed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he had a simple answer when Speaker of the House Paul Ryan asked to take a picture with him: ‘No way, man!‘
Protests took place across the country Saturday amid growing confusion about what an end to separating families caught crossing the borders will mean for those who have already been split up and for new arrivals. Several Democratic lawmakers also used the day to visit facilities holding immigrant children.
Michelle Wolf‘s new Netflix show The Break has a tremendous disadvantage compared to her White House Correspondents‘ Dinner monologue: She can‘t cut to reaction shots of the Trump administration mouthpieces she‘s making fun of. Still, her show, like all late night topical comedy, is perpetually in a dialogue with the dinner‘s usual attendees, politicians and journalists alike, and it‘s not a very cheerful conve
Just because the whole thing has been more than a little controversial doesn‘t mean that the owner of the Red Hen regrets her decision Friday night to kick out Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, from her restaurant. The Washington Post talked to Stephanie Wilkinson, who recounted how the whole evening unfolded.
For the first 95 minutes of its match against Sweden, Germany found itself in an unfamiliar position. The score was knotted at one goal apiece, and a draw would have put the defending World Cup champions at the mercy of others. To ensure progression to the Round of 16, it would have had to win its final match and hope for a sequence of results elsewhere in the group. You don‘t hear this too often, but the Germans were not in control.
The Late Late Show‘s James Corden released a delightful special edition of ‘Carpool Karaoke‘ with Paul McCartney this week, accidentally hammering the final nail into the coffin of the just-world hypothesis in the process. It‘s hard to imagine anything your prototypical white baby boomer would enjoy more than a personal tour of Paul McCartney‘s childhood home followed by a raucous surprise concert at a local pub. And
State Rep. Katie Arrington, who made news around the country earlier this month when she defeated incumbent South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford in a Republican congressional primary, was hospitalized with serious injuries after she was involved in a fatal car crash Friday night. At around 9 p.m. Friday night, a driver traveling in the wrong lane crashed into the vehicle where Arrington was traveling as a passenger.
Saturday‘s match against South Korea went about as well for Mexico as its fans could have hoped. The 21 victory all but guaranteed a trip to the World Cup‘s knock-out stages and bolstered El Tri‘s chances of winning its tough group outright. The game also didn‘t feature any homophobic chants, so it was a very fine day indeed.
A Vatican court convicted a former diplomat to five years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography, marking the first conviction of its kind inside the Holy See. The trial only lasted two days as Monsignor Carlos Alberto Capella readily admitted to ‘compulsive acts of improper internet consultations‘ of photos, videos, and other images of minors engaged in sexual acts.
A fun jog through a picturesque landscape turned into a nightmare for 19-year-old Cedella Roman when she was suddenly apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents. The French citizen, who was visiting her mother in Canada, was jogging south of White Rock, British Columbia when she crossed into the United States without realizing it. At one point she decided to stop to take a photo and when she turned around she saw there were two Border Patrol agents
Long gone are the days when former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee ran for president on a nice-guy platform. Now he‘s become a partisan attack dog who, as he demonstrated on Saturday, has no problems with appealing to racism and bigotry to blast the opposition. Huckabee raised online outrage after he tweeted a picture of five tattooed Hispanic men who appear to be flashing MS-13 gang hand signals. ‘Nancy Pelosi introduces her campaign com
It seems that it is getting more and more difficult for members of the Trump administration to get a decent meal in restaurants around Washington. On Friday night, it was apparently the turn of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was apparently kicked out of a Virginia restaurant. Word of the move first came from Jaike Foley-Schultz, who describes describes himself as a waiter at The Red Hen, a restaurant in Lexington, Virginia. In a Facebook post, Foley
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