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Toon- Trump's Legion of Doom



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by Jon Rosenberg
https://thenib.com/trump-s-legion-of-doom?t=recent

Private prison company will build 1,000-bed detention center in TX as part of Trump's deportation

GEO Group, one of the nation's largest for-profit prison companies, announced Thursday that it will build a 1,000-bed detention center for immigrants in Conroe under a contract that is part of a major expansion of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's deportation programs as ordered by President Donald Trump.

The $110 million facility, expected to open in 2018, will join three existing ICE detention centers in the Houston metro area - the others are located next door in Conroe, in Livingston and Houston - making the metro area a major hub for U.S. immigration detention and deportations. Together, the four centers will have a capacity to hold 3,000 adult immigrants, said Greg Palmore, a spokesman for ICE in Houston.

At any one time, ICE currently holds about 40,000 detainees nationwide, though the numbers are expected to grow. More than 60 percent of ICE detainees already are housed in for-profit prisons under government contracts.

GEO Group already is one of the nation's largest for-profit prison companies - and the announcement makes it the first private prison company to secure a contract to build a new immigration detention facility under the Trump administration. The Boca Raton-based business already contracts with both ICE and with the U.S. Marshall's service to hold detainees and federal prisoners at 24 detention centers with a capacity of 23,000 beds nationwide, said Pablo E. Paez, vice president for corporate relations in an e-mail to the Chronicle.
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http://www.chron.com/125years/article/Private-prison-company-will-build-1-000-bed-11072517.php

Trump Effect: Dems Shatter Fundraising Records

by ALEX SEITZ-WALD


The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $31 million in the first three months of the year, setting a record for the group's typically sluggish early cash chase.

"Our record-breaking fundraising is a clear reflection of the urgency that people have towards fighting back against a reckless Republican agenda, including ongoing efforts to rip apart the Affordable Care Act," said DCCC spokesman Tyler Law. "The massive amount of small-dollar, online donations — much of which came from first-time donors — provides another clear sign that the grassroots energy is behind House Democrats this cycle."

The haul was fueled by a surge in online contributions, including 121,000 new donors, according to the campaign arm of House Democrats.

It's the latest evidence that antipathy toward President Donald Trump is a boon for Democratic fundraising efforts.

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http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/democrats-vs-trump/trump-effect-dems-shatter-fundraising-records-n746591?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

Trump has spent over 1/4 of his presidency at Mar a Lago

Trump visits Mar-a-Lago resort for 23rd day as president

President Trump’s Friday trip to his Mar-a-Lago resort marks the 23rd day he’s visited the Palm Beach club over the first 84 days of his presidency.

Trump will spend the full three-day Easter weekend at the resort. No senior staff took the Air Force One flight to Florida, according to a report.

Donald Trump. Jr appeared to be in Florida to welcome his father, tweeting a photo of Trump deboarding the plane.

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http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/328817-trump-visits-mar-a-lago-resort-for-23rd-days-as-president

'Fox & Friends' cheers Afghan bomb video

"Fox & Friends" on Friday admiringly aired a government video showing a massive bomb being dropped in Afghanistan, with one host touting it as "what freedom looks like."

The U.S. military on Thursday dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb — GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), commonly called the "mother of all bombs" — onto a terrorist tunnel network in Afghanistan.

Fox News's morning show on Friday aired the video of the bombing to the sounds of Toby Keith's “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.” The country song, written in 2002 amid calls for military action after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, famously contains the line “We’ll put a boot in your ass, it’s the American way.”

Host Ainsley Earhardt referenced the song's lyrics, saying that even though the video is in black and white, “That’s what freedom looks like, that’s the red, white, and blue."

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http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/328820-fox-friends-cheers-afghan-bomb-video

Friday TOON Roundup 4 - The Rest

Spicer







Devos


Sessions



Aliens



Garland


Taxes


The Issue




War







Friday TOON Roundup 3 - Fly the stupid skies









Friday TOON Roundup 2 - Spinning Sleeze






Friday TOON Roundup 1 - White Liar




































Why the Hell Did the New York Times Just Hire a Climate Denier?

In late March, the New York Times’ editorial board called President Trump’s move to dismantle Obama-era climate protections “deeply dismaying,” citing “the rock-solid scientific consensus that without swift action the consequences of climate change—rising seas, more devastating droughts, widespread species extinction—are likely to get steadily worse.” Today the paper announced it has hired a climate denier as an op-ed columnist.

Bret Stephens, currently the Wall Street Journal’s deputy editorial page editor, has won a Pulitzer Prize. He has also written multiple pieces casting doubt on what in 2014 he called “the purported threat of global warming.” In 2010, following a hyped-up pseudo-controversy over a climate researcher’s emails, he cheerfully announced that the “secular panic” of “global warming is dead, nailed into its coffin one devastating disclosure, defection and re-evaluation at a time.”

“Herewith, then, I propose a readers' contest to invent the next panic,” he urged. “It must involve something ubiquitous, invisible to the naked eye and preferably mass-produced.”

To be fair, the New York Times opinion page could use a few fresh voices. And while it may have been nice not to go with yet another Gen X, middle-aged and/or old white man, contrarian (read: conservative) views do have a place in the national debate.

But whether climate change exists is no longer a debate. False equivalence has been a fatal flaw in much mainstream climate coverage: Offering equal space to two sides of a controversy that doesn’t exist, and has been fueled to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars by fossil fuel-funded disinformation campaigns.

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http://inthesetimes.com/article/20062/why-the-hell-did-the-new-york-times-just-hire-climate-denier-bret-stephens
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