US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

7 Mar 2017

While Trump distracted media, AG Jeff Sessions ensured billions in profit for prison corporations

The private detention facilities holding immigrants, which were not part of the Obama-era phasing out plan, is another overlooked  subject of human rights violations. Most detainees have committed no crimes other than a misdemeanor for crossing the U.S. border without proper documentation. The are segregated and kept in jail indefinitely and many are treated worse than criminals with practically no medical or  legal help available to them. If keeping prisoners locked is more profitable than releasing them,  then there is the crux of private  prisons and the detriment to America. 
The private detention facilities holding immigrants, which were not part of the Obama-era...

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26 Jan 2017

Trump’s top staffers have their own private email server; Trump is still using his unsecured phone

Senior Trump administration staffers including Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer and Steve Bannon have active accounts on a Republican National Committee email system, Newsweek has learned.
Senior Trump administration staffers including Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer and...

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24 Nov 2016

Dan Rather sounds the alarm: ‘Now is a time when none of us can afford to remain seated or silent’

History will demand to know which side were you on. This is not a question of politics or party or even policy. This is a question about  the very fundamentals of our beautiful experiment in a pluralistic  democracy ruled by law.  When I see neo-Nazis raise their hands in terrifying solute, in  public, in our nation's capital, I shudder in horror. When I see that action mildly rebuked by a boilerplate statement from the  President-elect whom these bigots have praised, the anger in me grows
History will demand to know which side were you on. This is not a question of politics...

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28 Oct 2016

These three maps show just how effectively gerrymandering can swing election outcomes

North Carolina is perhaps the ultimate swing state in 2016: It’s the only one with truly competitive races for president, Senate, and governor. Remarkably, though, not a single seat is expected to change hands in the state’s House delegation, where Republicans hold a lopsided 10-to-3 advantage over Democrats.
North Carolina is perhaps the ultimate swing state in 2016: It’s the only one with truly competitive races for...
25 Oct 2016

Sanders is prepared to be a liberal thorn in Clinton’s side

Clinton’s one-time primary rival wants to work with her if she is elected, but he will oppose appointments and legislation that don’t pass muster with the left wing of her party. Sanders said, he plans to push for the breakup of “too big to fail” banks and to pressure Clinton to appoint liberals to key Cabinet positions, including treasury secretary.
Clinton’s one-time primary rival wants to work with her if she is elected, but he will oppose appointments and...

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13 Sep 2016

The Trump Foundation is a real scandal, and it should be a campaign-ending scandal

This article documents multiple violations by the Donald J. Trump Foundation regarding false tax filings, using charity money for personal gain. This is all about a charity formed in 1987 as a foundation to supposedly use personal wealth to charities, which turned into an method for people to give money to Trump without handing him a cashed stuffed briefcase.
This article documents multiple violations by the Donald J. Trump Foundation regarding false tax filings, using charity...

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