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Trump asks at Saturday's Rally. "Any Hispanics in the room". Answer silence

He proceeded this comment by asking 'any Hispanics in the room', before adding when he was met with relative silence, 'No, not so many? That's ok.'

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Tenney's red-meat rhetoric alarms House Republicans

Tenney’s red-meat rhetoric alarms House Republicans
The congresswoman suggested most mass shooters are Democrats and called for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton.

Rep. Claudia Tenney learned last week that she’d been outraised by her Democratic opponent for the third quarter in a row, a sign that her hold on a moderate upstate New York district is in peril.

But if GOP leaders thought that would be a five-alarm reminder for the vulnerable freshman to pursue a moderate path to reelection, they were mistaken. Days later, Tenney called for the jailing of Hillary Clinton and James Comey — embracing a hard-line stance championed by President Donald Trump but shunned by most GOP leaders and virtually all moderates.

“Lock them up!” a Tenney campaign email blared on Tuesday, touting her call for a special counsel to investigate the Democrat presidential nominee and former FBI director.

Tenney's red-meat rhetoric may play well with a national GOP base that's loyal to Trump. But some Republicans are nervous that she's boxing herself into a posture that won't play well in her center-right district.

Tenney is one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the House. Her once reliable GOP district is now considered a toss-up by political handicappers. But unlike other colleagues in swing districts who have distanced themselves from President Donald Trump and shunned partisan rhetoric, Tenney is leaning into both.


At the U.S. border, a diminished migrant caravan readies for an unwelcoming reception

Marin and her three children are among the 300 or so remaining members of the migrant caravan who have arrived here at the end of a month-long geographic and political odyssey, a trip that has piqued Trump’s Twitter anger and opened new cracks in U.S.-Mexico relations.

The organizers of the caravan say they are planning to hold a rally Sunday at Friendship Park, the international park where a 15-foot border fence splits the beach. From there, activists and attorneys plan to lead a group of the migrants to the U.S. port of entry at San Ysidro, Calif., where they will approach U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and formally

Tired and anxious after more than a month on the road, they bring searing personal stories of murdered family members and gang threats back in Central America. It will be up to U.S. courts — if they are admitted into the country — to sort out whether they deserve protection or deportation.

Organizers say they expect about 100 people to attempt Sunday’s crossing but acknowledge that many could get “cold feet” after o much buildup.

Regardless of the final number, it will be something considerably more modest than the procession of 1,500 people who appeared on Fox News in late March and seized the president’s attention. His successive tweets depicted them as a lurid threat moving to storm a lawless U.S. border.

Trump has ordered U.S. soldiers to deploy and Homeland Security officials to block the migrants. But the diminished version of the caravan that has arrived here, mostly women and children, has only underscored its meekness.


LAPD commander and sergeant drunk in public at 145am

A high-ranking officer and another supervisor with the Los Angeles Police Department were taken into custody by Glendale police early Friday morning in an alcohol-related incident, marking the third time this week that LAPD officers had been arrested, authorities said.

Glendale police identified the two as Cmdr. Nicole Mehringer, who was booked on suspicion of being intoxicated in public, and James Kelly, who was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence. Kelly is listed as a sergeant in LAPD records.

Glendale police Sgt. Dan Suttles said Mehringer was not cited and won't be charged.

Mehringer and Kelly were taken into custody about 1:45 a.m. near Lomita Avenue and Brand Boulevard after officers saw that their car had "come to rest" up against another vehicle, Glendale police said. No one was hurt, but officers suspected the two had been drinking, Suttles said.


Golf course that called the police on black women loses business

Golf course that called the police on black women loses business, faces call for state investigatio

In the days after white golf course owners called the police on five African-American women they said were not playing fast enough, a Pennsylvania state senator has called for an investigation into the incident and the club is losing local business.

On April 21, the women were told by owners and employees of the Grandview Golf Course in York County, Pennsylvania, that they were taking too long. The club offered to refund their memberships and then called 911.

Video footage taken by one of the women shows the club's owner, Jordan Chronister, saying he had been timing the women. He interrupts them in a mocking tone and tells the women to leave before the police arrived. The police have said that once officers arrived at the course, it was clear that law enforcement did not need to be involved.


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, along with the state's Human Relations Commission and the Governor's Advisory Commission on African American Affairs, issued a statement Thursday condemning racial discrimination in public places, including the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks and the incident at Grandview.

"We urge business managers and owners to reflect upon the treatment of individuals who seek to patronize your businesses," the statement read.

'Mass firing' at conservative site RedState (for not being pro Trump enough)


Salem Media, owner of the influential conservative outlet RedState, froze the site on Friday and dismissed many of its writers.
Bloggers were locked out of their accounts -- some just temporarily, while the cuts were made, and others permanently.

Erick Erickson, the site's longtime editor who left in 2015, tweeted about what he called the "mass firing" on Friday morning.

"Very sad to see, but not really surprising given Salem's direction," he wrote. "And, finally, after all these years, they've turned off my account."

Multiple sources told CNNMoney that they believed conservative critics of President Trump were the writers targeted for removal.

"Insufficiently partisan" was the phrase one writer used in a RedState group chat.

Trump's silence on Waffle House shooting speaks volumes


This has been Donald Trump’s response to Sunday’s bloody massacre at a Tennessee Waffle House that killed four people of color and injured four others.


There are, however, two undeniable reasons Trump has refused to say anything about the shooting: He doesn’t want to. And he doesn’t have to.

Trump seems to think that most people of color are a nuisance to America. They are not worthy of condolences from the president.

Whether those who support Trump agree with his decision to remain silent, they are not demanding that he speak up. Even his enablers within the walls of Congress have not questioned the president’s silence.


Someday he will be gone, but people will remember what you were willing to say and do on his behalf

Washington today suffers from multiple deficits: The budget deficit, a failure to match resources to appetite, measured in hard dollars and red ink. The institutional deficit, the misalignment of national needs and political capacity to respond, displayed in legislative gridlock and partisan bickering. But also, and maybe most worrying, the decency deficit, etched in acid sound bites and accusatory tweets that forsake stating facts for impugning motive.

This deficit of decency, of course, is trickle-down, with President Trump as its most masterful practitioner. And so, because presidential indecency no longer surprises, we scarcely pause to note the latest iteration. And, in turn, we become numbed to its presence when practiced by others, who may be in less exalted positions but who ought to know better. We shrug and move on.

Not this column. It is both a lament about the latest manifestation of the decency deficit and a celebration of a recent pinpoint of decency. And it is a reminder to courtiers brought low by Trump: Some reputational damage is beyond repair. Someday he will be gone, but people will remember what you were willing to say and do on his behalf.

The immediate target of this advice is White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who took to “Fox & Friends” Monday to urge the confirmation of Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state. “Look, at some point, Democrats have to decide whether they love this country more than they hate this president,” Sanders said, thus equating support for the president’s nominee with patriotism.


Macron embraces Trump and elegantly knifes him in the back

But now Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, has tried something more complicated. Apparently on a whim — he didn’t believe the invitation would be accepted — he invited the president and first lady last year to a lavish celebration of Bastille Day. Now he has been rewarded with a full state dinner, plus lots of other honors, including more hand-holding, even laughing off a classic Trump dominance gesture: an attempt to brush dandruff off his suit. Yet instead of following this obsequious behavior with an obsequious request, Macron made a speech — using lots of flattering language and lavish references to American history — directly attacking the worldview of Trump.

He called for greater efforts on climate change — because “there is no planet B” — as well as “a more effective, accountable, and results-oriented multilateralism.” He wasn’t even subtle in his attack on Trump’s backward-looking nostalgia and xenophobic language: “We can choose isolationism, withdrawal and nationalism . . . but that will only inflame the fears of our citizens.” And, of course, he supported the Iran deal, which Trump has railed against as recently as this week.

This combination – flattery plus direct talk — hasn’t yet been tried on Trump. The friendly gestures will appeal to his narcissism; there is a slim chance — very, very slim — that it might even get him to change his mind about some things. There is a greater risk that the clear opposition, even cloaked in elaborate references to Lincoln and both Roosevelts, might irk him.

But the most likely result is that the American president won’t pay attention to what Macron was trying to say — indeed, that he won’t even understand that he has been so openly challenged. And that may have been the point, for Macron’s speech will be perfectly understood in France, in Europe, and even in the United States (at least outside the White House). It thus preserves the French president’s dignity in the face of the dandruff incident.


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