US Politics in Trump era Public date: 03.10.2019 13:07:34

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3 May 2019

State Dept. allowed foreign govts to lease luxury condos at Trump World Tower without Congress OK

The U.S. State Department allowed at least seven foreign governments to rent luxury condominiums in New York's Trump World Tower in 2017 without approval from Congress, according to documents and people familiar with the leases, a potential violation of the U.S. Constitution's emoluments clause.
The U.S. State Department allowed at least seven foreign governments to rent luxury condominiums in New York's Trump...

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2 Dec 2018

Texas woman with four children gets eight years in jail for voter fraud

A Texas appeals court upheld the conviction of green card holder Rosa Maria Ortega for voter fraud on Wednesday, cementing a sentence of eight years in jail and a likely deportation. Ortega, a mother of four, reportedly thought she was able to vote because she was a permanent resident. She voted five times between 2004 and 2014 — once for the attorney general, Ken Paxton, who later prosecuted her, according to her attorney. She also reportedly served as a poll worker.
A Texas appeals court upheld the conviction of green card holder Rosa Maria Ortega for voter fraud on Wednesday,...

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10 Oct 2018

Trump’s tariffs have already cost Ford $1B; now it’s planning layoffs

Ford will be making cuts to its 70,000-strong white-collar workforce in a move it calls a "redesign" of its staff to be leaner, have fewer layers, and offer more decision-making power to employees, the company announced.
Ford will be making cuts to its 70,000-strong white-collar workforce in a move it calls a "redesign" of its staff to be...

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18 Sep 2018

DHS transferred $169 million from other programs to ICE for migrant detention

The Department of Homeland Security transferred $169 million from other agencies to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the detention and removal of migrants this year, according to a document sent to Congress by DHS.
The Department of Homeland Security transferred $169 million from other agencies to Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

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8 Sep 2018

I knew Brett Kavanaugh during his years as a Republican operative. Don’t let him sit on the Supreme Court.

I used to know Brett Kavanaugh pretty well. And, when I think of Brett now, in the midst of his hearings for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, all I can think of is the old "Aesop's Fables" adage: "A man is known by the company he keeps." And that's why I want to tell any senator who cares about our democracy: Vote no.
I used to know Brett Kavanaugh pretty well. And, when I think of Brett now, in the midst of his hearings for a lifetime...

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17 Aug 2018

Officials worry Trump may back Erik Prince plan to privatize war in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump is increasingly venting frustration to his national security team about the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and showing renewed interest in a proposal by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize the war, current and former senior administration officials said.
President Donald Trump is increasingly venting frustration to his national security team about the U.S. strategy in...

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21 Jun 2018

Trump admin’s ‘tent cities’ cost more than keeping migrant kids with parents

The cost of holding migrant children who have been separated from their parents in newly created "tent cities" is $775 per person per night, according to an official at the Department of Health and Human Services — far higher than the cost of keeping children with their parents in detention centers or holding them in more permanent buildings.
The cost of holding migrant children who have been separated from their parents in newly created "tent cities" is $775...

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24 Apr 2018

Special Trump tax provision gives $17 billion break to millionaires, gov’t report finds

In 2018, the lion's share of the benefit — $17.4 billion, or 44.3 percent of the total — will go to roughly 200,000 Americans making $1 million or more who claim the pass-through deduction, the committee said. Another $3.6 billion, or 8.9 percent, will go to a similar number  of taxpayers who earn $500,000 to $1 million.
In 2018, the lion's share of the benefit — $17.4 billion, or 44.3 percent of the total — will go to roughly...

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1 Nov 2016

Analysis: The Vengeful World of Donald Trump, and Why It Matters

Summarizing Donald Trump's worldview isn't easy, but this may come close: The world is a violent place, and it demands a violent response. His campaign might seem like a storm emitting strikes of lightning: He's made news by giving out a Republican rival's phone number, tweeting about a "sex tape" and even accusing his opponent, Hillary Clinton, of possibly taking drugs.
Summarizing Donald Trump's worldview isn't easy, but this may come close: The world is a violent place, and it demands a...

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