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Name: Miles Archer
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Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 06:49 PM
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David Corn: "I think he actually likes the fact that Putin attacked the U.S. and got away with it"


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"He identifies with Putin. He seems to want Putin's respect and legitimacy ... and I think he actually likes the fact that Putin attacked the United States and got away with it." @DavidCornDC on Trump. #Hardball


After Backlash, Pentagon Scraps Proposal for Immigrant Detention Camp Outside San Francisco

After Backlash, Pentagon Scraps Proposal for Immigrant Detention Camp Outside San Francisco

Maybe holding 47,000 people at a military Superfund site wasn’t such a great idea.

MADISON PAULY JUN. 28, 2018 7:24 PM

The Concord Naval Weapons Station land identified by the Navy as a site for a potential detention camp. Madison Pauly/Mother Jones


President Donald Trump’ family separation policy may be over for now, but his administration is still making plans to keep immigrant families crossing the border under lock and key—on military land if they have to. On Wednesday, Department of Defense officials announced that they have been asked by the Department of Homeland Security to get ready to hold up to 12,000 people in military facilities or temporary camps on Pentagon property, preferably in Arizona, California, New Mexico, or Texas. Two thousand migrant parents and children could be transferred to the first site, which has yet to be identified, by mid-August.

Federal officials from the Department of Health and Human Services were already evaluating Air Force and Army bases in Texas and Arkansas as potential locations to hold migrant children, including those who arrived at the border unaccompanied and those who had been separated from their families. Meanwhile, Navy officials were identifying sites that could be used hold DHS detainees, according to a leaked draft memoreported by Time. The memo identified several possible locations for migrant detention centers, including abandoned airfields in Alabama, which could hold up to 25,000 people in “temporary and austere” tents, as well as Camp Pendleton near San Diego and the Concord Naval Weapons Station near San Francisco, each of which was slated to hold up to 47,000 people.

It is not clear how much vetting any of these sites received. On Thursday, the Navy confirmed that it is no longer considering the Concord location, a 5,028-acre swath of rolling hills dotted with abandoned bunkers about 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. The inactive portion of the Concord Naval Weapons Station had been used to store ammunition and heavy explosives for decades before it was closed in 2007. Parts of the area are contaminated with chemicals like arsenic, lead, and mercury as well as unexploded ordnance, and it has remained a Superfund site while undergoing a major environmental cleanup. What’s more, the portion of the base that the Navy identified as a possible encampment location has “no useful infrastructure” for water, sewage, or electricity, according to a letter from Concord Mayor Edi Birsan to the secretary of the Navy.

The leaked Navy proposal quickly sparked a backlash in Concord. Rep. Mark Desaulnier (D-Calif.) called the plans “absolute madness.” Residents packed two city council meetings, urging local politicians to do everything in their power to stop a potential detention site in their backyard. Several compared the proposal to Japanese-American internment or German concentration camps. Outside the meeting, a troupe of Mexican Aztec dancers used drums and smoke to send prayers to President Trump “so that he knows we are human,” in the words of Concord resident Alejandra Macias.

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Andrew Feinberg

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Replying to @realDonaldTrump
You caused this, Mr. President.

1:50 PM - 28 Jun 2018
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Trump sends his "thoughts and prayers" to victims and families of Capital Gazette shooting

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Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Thank you to all of the First Responders who are currently on the scene.

1:49 PM - 28 Jun 2018


After meeting with North Korean dictator, Trump calls press America's 'biggest enemy'

by Brian Stelter @brianstelter
June 13, 2018: 12:18 PM ET


Hours after returning from a trip where he lavished praise on one of the world's worst dictators, President Trump declared that America's biggest enemy is... "fake news."
He singled out NBC and CNN in his angry tweet on Wednesday.

Trump frequently portrays the news media as one of his enemies, but rarely has he been this blunt about it. Wednesday's tweet harkens back to February 2017, when he called several news outlets "the enemy of the American People!"

He was roundly criticized back then. This time, there's been a somewhat more muted reaction, perhaps because he is repeating himself. But it's important to recognize just how extreme this rhetoric is.

Melania asked. These protestors answered.

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) on SCOTUS: "I would never tell anybody how to vote but..."

GOP leaders are already advising Trump to draft a justice who is restrained in rhetoric and that the president try to appeal to moderates. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said a nominee who stated to senators that he or she would “work hard to overrule these precedents … that’s going to cause a lot of problems” for centrist senators.

A buttoned-up justice with somewhat opaque views on hot-button issues might be more palatable to Murkowski and Collins, Cornyn suggested.

Though the duo rejected the GOP’s effort to nix Obamacare, they also voted for Gorsuch. And most Republicans anticipate they will ultimately get behind Trump’s next pick.

“I expect the Republicans to back the nominee, whoever it is,” said Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, a close Trump ally. “I would never tell anybody how to vote but this is one where the president’s demonstrated he will put forward a very reasonable candidate.”


Trump, in Wisconsin, tells Harley-Davidson "don't get cute with us" and to continue to build in USA

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While in Wisconsin, where Harley-Davidson was founded, President Trump tells the company "don't get cute with us" and to continue to build their motorcycles in the U.S.A.

11:44 AM - 28 Jun 2018


Ted Lieu Slams "RIDICULOUS AND STUPID" Republican Emergency Clinton Email Hearing

Louie Gohmert (R-TX) attempts a "gotcha" moment with Rosenstein and fails tragicaly


Jamie Raskin (D-MD), addressing the pissing and moaning over the length of the Mueller investigation, referenced the Benghazi hearings, "which of course included our beloved Mr. Gowdy"...

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