The Justice Department today fired an opening shot in the Trump administration’s crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities, sending letters to eight jurisdictions asking for proof that they are cooperating with immigration enforcement, and indicating they are at risk of losing federal grants.
The letters went to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as well as officials in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee and New York.
All have laws or policies that restrict the ability of police and jails to hand over people who are in the country illegally to federal immigration officers.
The “sanctuary cities” were a reaction to Obama-era policies that enlisted local police in immigration enforcement. They have come under heavy attack from President Trump and Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions.
Voters are not happy with Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, playing such significant roles in the Trump White House, according to a new Quinnipiac poll out Wednesday.
Ivanka and Kushner have seen their White House responsibilities grow in recent weeks, while chief strategist Steve Bannon — who bickered with Kushner in a very public feud — was forced to accept a more diminished role.
The anarchist leftist group Antifa says it wants to “push back against fascism”—but judging by the street brawl in Berkeley this past weekend it’s more than willing to use fascist tactics against political opponents.
The protests against Donald Trump this past weekend didn’t only involve violence between Antifa and members of the alt-right. In Berkeley, some Antifa members assaulted observers, according to commenters on Reddit who said they were at the scene.
Battle Of Berkeley – The Wedgie Heard Round The World
“Weimerica” is a common term for neoreactionaries and right wingers disgusted with the decadent culture and self-hatred of the modern United States. But it took on a whole new meaning Saturday when street fighting between organized groups of the Left and the Right broke out in Berkeley, California as antifa tried to shut down a free speech rally. And by all accounts, it was the nationalists who came out on top.
Berkeley, California, descended into total chaos Saturday as right-wingers and left-wingers engaged in massive brawls throughout the college town.
The violent scenes captured the attention of cable news and social media, and inevitably led to questions as to who should take the blame for the ordeal.
Liberals on Twitter was quick to point the finger at the “alt right” for purposefully inciting a riot, with a few brave tweeters going so far as to point the inevitable finger at Russia for the violence.
“The actual uses are not that stunningly different from what we’ve done historically,” said Michael O’Hanlon, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. “I don’t see a cruise missile strike as a sign of Trump being off his rocker. To the extent that the North Koreans want to believe otherwise, that may be good as long, as he’s not really off his rocker.”
Twice in a period of seven days, President Donald Trump has told the world something they hadn’t heard in quite a few years: You don’t mess with America.
First, the U.S. president changes the game in Syria last week by launching 59 Tomahawk missiles on an Assad-controlled airfield. Then, on Thursday afternoon, the U.S. military drops the biggest non-nuclear bomb the U.S. has in its arsenal over an Islamic State tunnel complex in Afghanistan.
It’s called a MOAB – the Mother of All Bombs. If that doesn’t send a message to the world’s bad guys, I don’t know what does.
During his trip to the southern border, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it clear that he will carry out the mandate he was given by President Donald Trump: to vigorously enforce our immigration laws, and go after the human smugglers and traffickers who work for the Mexican cartels that have caused many of our border security problems
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has so far got it right on Donald Trump every step of the way. The question now, as the PM voices approval for the wagons circling around Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, is how far it goes.
Sooner than later there will be a time when Trudeau’s pressed to go along with Trump in a way that pulls him away from his progressive philosophy. That’s where the relationship will strain and Trudeau will find himself – either by his choice or Trump’s – on the outside looking in.
A new hero has been born in the Arab world and his name is Donald Trump. And this is not a joke.
Arabs and Muslims love leaders who talk tough and do not hesitate to use force. In the Arab world, compromise is a sign of weakness.
Until recently, Trump was anathema to many Arabs and Muslims. So what happened? U.S. President Donald Trump did something Arab leaders have failed to do: he helped the Syrian civilians who were being gassed by their ruler.
“Every single agent I have spoken with has been upset,” Breitbart Texas’ director said. “They tell me ‘We feel betrayed by the Trump Administration. We don’t understand how the Trump Administration could pick this person to be our boss after what we did.’ …I find it to be very concerning … I have not spoken to one who does not feel hurt, betrayed, let down about this.”
…Bannon, the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, was elevated to the National Security Council’s principals committee at the beginning of Trump’s presidency. The move drew criticism from some members of Congress and Washington’s foreign policy establishment.
A White House official said that Bannon was placed on the committee in part to monitor Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and never attended a meeting. He’s no longer needed with McMaster in charge of the council, the official said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At approximately the time that the U.S. House of Representatives was supposed to vote on Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare replacement bill—the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—news broke that the vote had again been canceled.