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immigrant voters stand in Trump's path - army of naturalized citizens will vote against him Nov 2020


HOUSTON — This is where a nation changes: a public school auditorium that moonlights as a veritable citizenship factory.
At the M.O. Campbell Educational Center, where murals honoring the arts and sciences adorn the walls, U.S. immigration officials routinely hold packed naturalization ceremonies. Immigrants approved for citizenship walk in, take the oath of allegiance, and walk out as Americans — and as a small army of new voters.

“It will never, ever be easier to register than it is this morning,” U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison, who presided over a ceremony last month, told the 2,155 immigrants from more than 100 countries who had just taken their citizenship oaths. “The record for registrations is 89% of those who are sworn in.... Let’s see if we can break that record today.”

Amish Soni, a 34-year-old radiologist from India holding a small American flag, was one of the 85% who registered to vote that morning, aided by a volunteer from the League of Women Voters. He “definitely” plans to vote in 2020, partly because he thinks the healthcare system should be fixed, but also: “I’m not a big fan of Donald Trump.” And he’s far from the only one.

Over the last two decades, naturalized immigrants have grown into a force at the ballot box, with the United States recently swearing in more than 700,000 foreign-born U.S. citizens each year.

Naturalized citizens — who share the full legal rights of natural-born citizens, except for the ability to become president — cast more than 8% of the ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, almost double their share in the 1996 presidential contest, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

Surveys show that many of the new citizens are liberal-leaning, which is one of several demographic trends helping put some historically red states such as Texas, Arizona and Georgia closer to Democrats’ reach.

The gains in immigrants’ electoral strength have been gradual. But Trump’s anti-immigration policies may be accelerating the trend by spurring even more people to naturalize and to vote, worrying some moderate Republican experts.

“It’s not ‘bad-ish’ news. It’s extremely bad,” said Mike Madrid, a Sacramento-based GOP consultant who studies Latino voters. He thinks the party’s use of anti-immigrant rhetoric to mobilize non-college-educated white voters will come at a steep electoral price. “This is a five-alarm fire.”

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White House to cancel Times, Post subscriptions after Trump's 'Hannity' comments


The White House said Tuesday it will not be renewing subscriptions to The New York Times and The Washington Post, two papers the president frequently attacks as “fake” and which he suggested canceling the previous night in a TV appearance.

Monday on Fox News’ “Hannity,” President Donald Trump called the Times “a fake newspaper” and said “we don’t even want it in the White House anymore.”

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“We’re going to probably terminate that and The Washington Post,” Trump said. “They’re fake.”

Trump’s “terminate” remarks were interpreted by journalists on Twitter as meaning canceling paper subscriptions, rather than kicking reporters out of the White House. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham confirmed to POLITICO that he was talking about subscriptions, “which we won’t be renewing.”’

Representatives from the Post and Times declined to comment.

While Trump routinely blasts the news media, he seems to care deeply about how major news outlets — especially the Times, his hometown newspaper — cover him.

'Human scum:' Donald Trump has harsh comments for 'Never Trumper' Republicans

Having attacked some of his critics as "Do Nothing Democrats," President Donald Trump reserved a harsher term Wednesday for "Never Trumper Republicans" who continue to opposed him amid an impeachment inquiry.

"Human scum."

"The Never Trumper Republicans, though on respirators with not many left, are in certain ways worse and more dangerous for our Country than the Do Nothing Democrats," Trump tweeted Thursday. "Watch out for them, they are human scum!"

Trump has ratcheted up his criticism of Republicans in recent weeks, as some GOP lawmakers question his decisions to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, pressure Ukrainian officials to weigh into U.S. politics and select a Florida property he owns to host the next G-7 summit of world leaders. Trump later reversed himself on the Florida resort and has described his July 25 phone call with Ukraine as "perfect."

During a mid-day tweet storm, Trump identified one of his Never Trumper critics as Bill Taylor, the diplomat who told House impeachment investigators Wednesday he was "alarmed" by the linking of aid to investigations of Trump's Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Other Republicans who oppose Trump proudly claimed the mantle the president bestowed on them.

Donald J. Trump

The Never Trumper Republicans, though on respirators with not many left, are in certain ways worse and more dangerous for our Country than the Do Nothing Democrats. Watch out for them, they are human scum!

Responding to Trump on social media, Peter Wehner – who worked for three Republican presidential administrations – said: "What those of us who are 'human scum' with an exclamation point particularly appreciate is how you've more than validated our concerns about you-psychologically, morally/ethically and in terms of temperament/judgment."

He added: "You turned out to be at least as bad as we warned you'd be."

Remains of Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney found in Alabama dumpster


Remains of Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney found in Alabama dumpster

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The remains of missing Alabama 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney have been found at a landfill, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith confirmed at a news conference Tuesday evening.

Police are obtaining kidnapping and murder warrants for two persons of interest, 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth and his girlfriend, 29-year-old Derick Irisha Brown.

“I wish I had all of you gathered here with good news. I wish I could share a high five or some other celebratory salutation, but I cannot,” said Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith. “I brought you here today because the Birmingham Police Dept., along with the FBI, have located the remains of a 3-year-old child who we believe to be Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney.”

Investigators found the remains inside of a dumpster at a Birmingham landfill, Smith said.

“We have been detaining all of the trash being collected from one area and we found this evening remains of a child,” Smith said.

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Trump Attacks Obama As He Spends 283 Years Of Presidential Salary On Taxpayer Funded Golf


Trump Attacks Obama As He Spends 283 Years Of Presidential Salary On Taxpayer Funded Golf

Trump attacked Obama for not donating his presidential salary, but Donald Trump has spent nearly 300 years of presidential salary on taxpayer-funded trips to go play golf at his private clubs.

Trump said, “I give away my salary. I give it away and nobody said anything. Now it comes up because of this. I give away my presidential salary. They say no other president has done it. I am surprised to be honest with you. They say if George Washington may have been the only other president. Let’s see whether Obama gave up his salary or all your favorites give up their salary. The answer’s no. They say it is the only one. $450,000, a lot of money, close to. I give that up.”

Trump later ranted about Obama’s book and Netflix deals.

In August 2019, we reported that Trump had spent 278.5 years of presidential salary on taxpayer-funded golf trips. Trump had taken 207 golf trips as president at a cost of $108 million. Since our initial report, the numbers have grown. According to Trump Golf Count, the president has now taken 223 golf trips at a cost to taxpayers of $110 million.

Trump has spent 5 more years of presidential salary in the last two months on taxpayer-funded golf trips.

Trump has spent more money on golf in three years than Obama spent on all of his travel in eight years.

Taxpayers would be better served if Trump took his salary and paid for his own golf.

Trump's company removes his name from Central Park ice rinks ahead of skating season

Does Donald Trump’s company think the Trump name is bad for business?

The president’s eponymous business has scrubbed his name from a couple of ice rinks in Central Park that he has owned since the 1980s, according to city officials.

Meghan Lalor, a spokeswoman for the Department of Parks and Recreation, told the Daily News on Tuesday that the Trump Organization notified the city in late August that it planned to remove the president’s last name from the rinks it operates in Central Park, one on the southern end officially called the Wollman Rink and one on the northern end called the Lasker Rink.

The Trump Organization did not “provide rationale” for the change, which had not been requested by the city, Lalor said.

A spokeswoman for the Trump Organization did not return a request for comment.


Northern Ireland Set to Legalize Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage

Northern Ireland Set to Legalize Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage
The collapse of local government allowed Parliament to step in and bring the territory’s laws in line with Britain’s principles of human rights.

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Traditionally conservative Northern Ireland is about to legalize both abortion and same-sex marriage, a head-snapping about-face that was imposed on the territory by the British Parliament.

The changes, bitterly resisted by anti-abortion and church groups, were mandated in an amendment to a routine bill on governance of Northern Ireland that Parliament passed in July amid a power vacuum created by the collapse of the region’s governing assembly nearly three years ago.

The amendment will go into effect at midnight on Monday, weeks after the High Court in Belfast rebuffed a legal challenge, ruling that Northern Ireland’s 158-year-old abortion laws are incompatible with the United Kingdom’s human rights commitments.

The judgment was a major victory for women’s rights activists, who had felt left behind after the Republic of Ireland voted to legalize abortion last year. Although Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom, and the majority of its people say they would like abortion to be made available, the regional power-sharing government had blocked abortion reform before collapsing in 2017 over sectarian divides.


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