Top officials of the Department of Veterans Affairs declined to step in to try to exempt veterans and their families from a new immigration rule that would make it far easier to deny green cards to low-income immigrants, according to documents obtained by ProPublica under a Freedom of Information Act request.
The Department of Defense, on the other hand, worked throughout 2018 to minimize the new policy’s impact on military families.
As a result, the regulation, which goes into effect in October, applies just as strictly to veterans and their families as it does to the broader public, while active-duty members of the military and reserve forces face a relaxed version of the rule.
This is what we’ve become under Trump and his supporters & enablers:
Alleged white supremacists were responsible for all race-based
domestic terrorism incidents in 2018, according to a government document
distributed earlier this year to state, local and federal law
The document, which has not been previously reported
on, becomes public as the Trump administration’s Justice Department has
been unable or unwilling to provide data to Congress on white
supremacist domestic terrorism.
The data in this document, titled “Domestic Terrorism in 2018,” appears to be what Congress has been asking for — and didn’t get.
He still got elected, even after this was broadcast nationally:
“I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and fuck her.
She was married. And I moved on her very heavily,” Trump said on the
tape. “In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get
some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice
furniture.’ I took her out furniture—I moved on her like a bitch. But I
couldn’t get there. And she was married.”
Then, when the two men spotted a young woman awaiting them outside the bus—actress Arianne Zucker—Trump told Bush, “I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful—I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”
The problem is not Trump. It’s the people who voted for him.
Sabotaged meatballs. The wrong soap. Franchisees say supervisors manipulated inspections — then took their stores. A company ‘hit man’ says it’s true.
Far too many franchises are financial death traps for franchisees.
Also see: CertaPro Sucks
Remember what Republicans called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”?
As you know (if you’ve been paying attention), the “Jobs” part of the Republican bill was a huge lie.
Corporations didn’t generally invest in their companies, their workforce, or create jobs. They spent BILLIONS buying back shares to boost the stock price (executives’ bonuses get a boost when the company’s stock price goes up).
Five companies blow $55 billion in Q1 to prop up their own shares.
“Partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts,” Chief Justice John Roberts, joined by the Court’s other four conservatives, wrote in the 5-4 Rucho v. Common Cause decision. “Federal judges have no license to reallocate political power between the two major political parties, with no plausible grant of authority in the Constitution, and no legal standards to limit and direct their decisions.”
Along with finance and technology.
In 2017, 29 percent of those surveyed worldwide said they “often or sometimes avoid the news,” including 38 percent in the United States and 24 percent in the U.K. By 2019, those numbers had increased to 32 percent worldwide (+3), 41 percent in the U.S. (+3), and 35 percent in the U.K. (+11).
Read about it, including comments about why they avoid the news. (Nieman Lab)