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Trump's mass deportation idea was tried in '30s

(AP) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.

During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest forced Mexican immigrants and their families to leave the U.S. over concerns they were taking jobs away from whites despite their legal right to stay.

rsexaminer

Obama's approval compared to Bush during same time period is not even close

(Examiner) Comparing Obama and Bush with 17 months left in office, there's a wide gap between them. Bush's approval was just 32 percent, 14 points lower than Obama. Bush's first term was much more well received than his second, holding an average approval of 62 percent. The second Bush term averaged an approval of only 37 percent, bottoming out at only 25 percent at the end of October 2008, after the financial crisis reached it's peak.

riversedge

Petraeus prosecutor: Clinton has committed no crime

(USA Today) Former attorney general Michael Mukasey recently compared the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of State with former CIA director David Petraeus’ federal conviction for the unauthorized removal and retention of classified information.

As the former U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, I oversaw the prosecution of Gen. Petraeus, and I can say, based on the known facts, this comparison has no merit. The key element that distinguishes Secretary Clinton’s email retention practices from Petraeus’ sharing of classified information is that Petraeus knowingly engaged in unlawful conduct, and that was the basis of his criminal liability.

Fearless

Obama Will Restore Mt. McKinley's Name To Denali On Alaska Trip

(Reuters) President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.

Eugene

Democratic Senator Carper pledges support for Iran nuclear deal

(Reuters) U.S. Senator Tom Carper, a Democrat from Delaware, said on Friday that he will support the nuclear deal with Iran.

"This is a good deal for America and our allies, including Israel, one of our closest allies. And, oh yes. It beats the likely alternative – war with Iran – hands down," Carper wrote in an opinion piece published in The News Journal of Delaware on Friday.

n2doc

Ben Carson: There's No War On Women, But On 'What’s Inside Of Women’

(TPM) Republican presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said during a campaign stop in Arkansas on Thursday there isn't a war on women, but rather there may be "a war on what's inside of women."

"They tell you that there’s a war on women," Carson said while in Little Rock, according to RawStory. "There is no war on women. There may be a war on what’s inside of women, but there is no war on women in this country."

DonViejo

Zimmerman brags about killing Trayvon Martin: ‘We all know how it ended for the last moron....'

(Raw Story) George Zimmerman, the man acquitted in the shooting death of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin, has apparently perfected the art of tough guy tweeting.

The killer-cum-Twitter troll on Thursday threatened someone by raising the specter of Trayvon Martin’s death and insulting the slain teenager in the process.

DetlefK

Trump loves the Bible. Yet can't name a verse.

(Salon) “The Bible means a lot to me, but I don’t want to get into specifics,” Trump told Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin, refusing to list one or two favorite verses.

Pressed again, Trump said the Bible was simply too personal to discuss publicly: “I wouldn’t want to get into it because to me that’s very personal. You know, when I talk about the Bible, it’s very personal, so I don’t want to get into verses.”

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