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First responders sue Texas chemical plant for gross negligence

Harvey's aftermath: more fires expected at chemical plant

Seven first responders filed a lawsuit Thursday against a chemical company whose Houston-area facility exploded after Hurricane Harvey. The lawsuit against Arkema and three of the company’s executives is seeking over $1 million in monetary relief, and alleges that the company did not adequately warn law enforcement and public health agencies about hazardous materials at the… Continue Reading →

Who helped Russia target their Facebook ads?

Rest assured, these weren’t the only ad buys.

All roads lead back to the Trump campaign. Stay tuned.

Billionaires who own GOP are stopping action on climate change

Irma Is Getting Stronger

Climate change is an issue that should not be partisan, yet in the United States, acceptance and belief in action on the issue are split down Party lines. This is because the wealthy interests who own the Republican Party don’t want action on climate change because it could cut into their profits, and they are the… Continue Reading →

Will Bunch: Trump sends out Sessions to do his ‘Dreamers’ dirty work

Trump Makes History? 19 Trillion Dollar Windfall? Really?

The idea behind the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program is to recognize that hundreds of thousands of migrants who were brought across the U.S. border — undocumented and often unaware — as children have grown up to accomplish wonderful things on American soil. They are top college students, nurses, and construction workers, and pillars… Continue Reading →

Kris Kobach to Dreamers: Leave the country, get in line

Constitution Day at the Dole Institute of Politics

Kris Kobach, Trump’s anti-immigrant zealot told MSNBC that DACA recipients should go back to their countries and wait in line to legally migrate to the U.S. because they are responsible for our economic woes. There is a special place in hell for Kris Kobach. MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson interviewed Kobach before Jeff Sessions began his press conference… Continue Reading →

Obama to speak out if Trump ends DACA

Barack Obama Gives Trump Presidential Tips in Parting Letter

Former President Barack Obama is said to be considering speaking out against Donald Trump’s alleged plan to scrap the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). The president will reportedly announce on Tuesday a plan to end the Obama-era program within the next six months, a move those close to Obama say the former president will… Continue Reading →

Gov. Abbott: VP Pence has shown ‘genuine Lord-empowered leadership’

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Governor Greg Abbott threw some shade on Trump’s visit to Texas during Hurricane Harvey by introducing Mike Pence as “a man who’s shown genuine Lord-empowered leadership as the Vice President of the United States.” Pence and the Second lady Pence, joined Gov. Abbott outside the First Baptist Church in Rockport, Texas to do the job that… Continue Reading →

Oh my

FBI catea casa del exjefe de campaña de Trump por “Rusiagate”

The shit is beginning to hit the fan:

WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort’s notes from a controversial Trump Tower meeting with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign included the word “donations,” near a reference to the Republican National Committee, two sources briefed on the evidence told NBC News.

The references, which have not been previously disclosed, elevated the significance of the June 2016 meeting for congressional investigators, who are focused on determining whether it included any discussion of donations from Russian sources to either the Trump campaign or the Republican Party.

It is illegal for foreigners to donate to American elections. The meeting happened just as Trump had secured the Republican nomination for president, and he was considered a longshot to win. Manafort was the campaign chairman at the time.

Manafort’s notes, typed on a smart phone and described by one briefed source as cryptic, were turned over to the House and Senate intelligence committees and to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. They contained the words “donations,” and “RNC” in close proximity, the sources said.

If, as has long been rumored, McConnell and Ryan backed Trump in exchange for illegal Russian donations, this is going to get very interesting.

‘Give us the tax cuts or we’ll shoot these kids’

White house social media director fires back at mitch mcconnell

Republicans are such lovely people. Good Christians, too:

Congress returns next week to a nightmarishly short calendar during which they must pass a host of bills to keep the government running, including the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) which provides health coverage to millions of children in low-income families and expires on Sept. 30.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Republicans may attempt to use the CHIP deadline as a vehicle to revive their effort to chip away at the Affordable Care Act, and could try to attach amendments to the bill to reauthorize its funding.

Congressional sources told the Wall Street Journal that Republicans are in particular looking at linking a repeal of Obamacare’s medical device tax to CHIP. Other lawmakers are considering amendments that would stabilize Obamacare’s marketplaces, fearing that a standalone bill to do so would either not pass Congress or would draw a presidential veto.

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