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Dem Sen. Merkley: Migrant Children Being Hurt ‘Deliberately as Part of a Political Strategy’

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) stated that “trauma is being inflicted” on migrant children in shelters “as part of a political strategy, to hurt children deliberately as part of a political strategy.” Merkley said that “almost every conversation we have,” the number of children in the shelters increases. He continued, “And we’re told that number is now 15,000 children. And think of that, 15,000 children in child prisons, Trump administration child prisons across America. And they are planning to add a couple more. ……

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Donald Trump Visits ‘Wreaths Across America’ Volunteers at Arlington Cemetery

President Donald Trump made an unscheduled stop at Arlington National Cemetery on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Although it was not on his official schedule, the president traveled via motorcade to the cemetery, where Wreaths Across America volunteers were placing wreaths at the graves of soldiers. The group coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at veterans cemeteries all across the country, every year on December 15. Volunteers help to lay holiday wreaths at graves at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Saturday Dec. 15, 2018, during Wreaths Across America Day.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)…

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‘Border Patrol Agents Did Everything in Their Power’ to Save Migrant Girl, Says CBP Commissioner

Border Patrol agents from the Lordsburg Station in New Mexico did “everything in their power” to save the life of Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin after she crossed the Mexican border on December 6 as part of a group of 163 migrants. The Guatemalan girl died after her father reported her ill to Border Patrol agents seven hours after they were apprehended. “Border Patrol Agents, including trained Emergency Medical Technicians did everything in their power to provide emergency medical assistance for Jakelin Caal Maquin immediately after her father notified the agents of her…

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Dem Rep. Roybal-Allard: Republicans ‘Have the Responsibility’ to Keep Government Open

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) said Republicans “have the responsibility and the power to keep our government open.” “Hello. I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard of California’s 40th Congressional District, and I serve as the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. Appropriators understand we have a critical responsibility that transcends politics: to keep our government funded, so it can serve the needs of the American people. Unfortunately, House Republicans and the President have – once again – walked away from that responsibility. Due to…

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CBP Releases Detailed Timeline Regarding Guatemalan Girl’s Death

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials released a detailed timeline relating to the death of seven-year-old Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin. The young girl crossed the New Mexico-Mexico border on December 6 as part of a group of 163 migrants and died shortly after midnight on December 8. “Border Patrol Agents, including trained Emergency Medical Technicians did everything in their power to provide emergency medical assistance for Jakelin Caal Maquin immediately after her father notified the agents of her distress at a remote Forward Operating Base, 94 miles from the…

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Brooks: Trump Undercut His Own Party’s Message on Shutdown

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that President Trump undercut his own party’s message on a government shutdown during his meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Brooks said, “Republicans were organizing, at that moment, their messaging of how we’re going to handle the shutdown, and they were going to call it the Schumer shutdown, and try to pin it on the Democrats. And then Trump says, no, it’s mine. It’s my shutdown. So, he completely undercuts the message of…

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Women’s March Leaders Face Anti-Semitic, Corruption Charges Ahead of Second Anti-Trump Event 

The anti-Trump Women’s March that hit the streets the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration is now gearing up for a repeat event on January 19 in Washington, DC, but some of its founders are facing charges from former fellow activists that the left-wing group is promoting the bigotry and corruption it claims to oppose. Teresa Shook, credited as one of the women who launched the march on social media, spearheaded the criticism last month when she called on the women now running the “movement” to step down. Those women…

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Leaving Donald Trump Administration

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke plans to leave the administration at the end of the year, President Donald Trump announced Saturday. “Ryan has accomplished much during his tenure and I want to thank him for his service to our Nation,” Trump wrote on Twitter, confirming the news first reported by Bloomberg News reporter Jennifer Jacobs. Despite big plans for the Department of the Interior, Zinke was facing heavy scrutiny from Democrats fueled by Interior employees who opposed his agenda. The Department of Interior’s inspector general launched several investigations targeting the…

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Patreon Tolerates Calls for Violence from Leftists While Demonetizing Conservatives

Patreon, a website which allows users to submit donations to independent creators and projects on a monthly or one-time basis, has attracted a reputation for banning right-wingers from the platform for dubious reasons. Meanwhile, it tolerates open calls for political violence from the extremist left. Research by Far Left Watch, which monitors left-wing extremism, found numerous examples of pro-violence left wing groups and individuals that have active Patreon accounts. Because Patreon takes a cut from donations processed via the platform, the crowdfunding site directly profits from these pro-violence accounts. Per…

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Paris: Arrests and Tear Gas as ‘Yellow Vests’ Protest Macron’s France

PARIS (AP) – Scuffles broke out between protesters and police in central Paris on Saturday on the sidelines of a largely peaceful demonstration, during the fifth straight weekend of protests by the “yellow vest” movement. Riot police fired small amounts of tear gas to disperse groups of protesters who headed down the side streets off the French capital’s famed Champs-Elysees boulevard, some with traffic still flowing. About 8,000 police and 14 armoured vehicles were deployed in Paris for the demonstration, after similar protests in recent weekends turned violent, with protesters…

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