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Are school trips to Ark Encounter legal? Ken Ham and group wage battle

Source: Louisville courier-journal

Updated 7:37 a.m. ET Jan. 22, 2019


Ken Ham, the creationist founder of the Ark Encounter in Northern Kentucky, is sparring with a national group over whether public schools are legally allowed to visit his religious attractions.

Earlier this month the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which promotes the separation of church and state, sent letters to more than 1,000 public school districts in Kentucky and four other states saying that field trips to Ham's Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are unconstitutional.

The letters, sent Jan. 8, were prompted by Ham encouraging public schools to visit his theme park, which features a 510-foot-long model of Noah's Ark.

"It is unacceptable to expose a captive audience of impressionable students to the overtly religious atmosphere of Ham’s Christian theme parks," wrote Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker, co-presidents of the Wisconsin-based foundation. ..................................

Read more: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2019/01/19/kentucky-ark-encounter-freedom-from-religion-group-fights-school-field-trips/2615675002/

whew so glad we didn't elect that lady with no stamina who traveled 956,733 miles as Sec of State...

MSM needs to start using the big L word as in LAZY!!Trump


whew so glad we didn’t elect that lady with no stamina who traveled 956,733 miles as Secretary of State

https://twitter.com/goldengateblond/status/1087500247461289984



Ocat Nesnah
‏ @Ocat_Nesnah
11h11 hours ago
Replying to @goldengateblond @LindaKWS1

As far as I'm concerned, the fewer hrs tRump spends in office - the better. Less damage being done.
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don
‏ @don15037249
12h12 hours ago

Replying to @goldengateblond

Takes time to get the comb over just right.
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Equanimity
‏ @shunyata2000
12h12 hours ago

Replying to @goldengateblond

The more I think about that, the more outraged I get. My anger isn't decreasing over time, it's increasing. Between the NYT, Chuck Todd, and Facebook, you can't tell me that didn't make a difference of 80,000 votes. Add Bernie Bros, Jill Stein, and Sarandon, and there you go.

@CharlesPPierce: Yeah, they're pretty much the entitled little jackeens you thought they were.

We have to remember that these HS boys came to DC to participate in the anti-abortion March for Life event.




@CharlesPPierce
7h7 hours ago

Charles P. Pierce Retweeted StanceGrounded

Yeah, they're pretty much the entitled little jackeens you thought they were.

https://twitter.com/CharlesPPierce/status/1087548167997009926


https://twitter.com/_SJPeace_/status/1087546798418345984







https://twitter.com/waltshaub/status/1087551313678872576







US aid cuts hit Palestinians, further dimming hope for peace

Source: AP



By JOSEPH KRAUSSan hour ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Tens of thousands of Palestinians are no longer getting food aid or basic health services from America, U.S.-funded infrastructure projects have been halted, and an innovative peace-building program in Jerusalem is scaling back its activities.

The Trump administration’s decision last year to cut more than $200 million in development aid to the Palestinians is forcing NGOs to slash programs and lay off staff as the effects ripple through a community that has spent more than two decades promoting peace in the Middle East.

The U.S. government’s development agency, USAID, has provided more than $5.5 billion to the Palestinians since 1994 for infrastructure, health, education, governance and humanitarian aid programs, all intended to underpin the eventual creation of an independent state.

............

President Donald Trump says the USAID cuts are aimed at pressuring the Palestinians to return to peace talks, but Palestinian officials say the move has further poisoned relations after the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last year. The aid groups, many of which have little or no connection to the Palestinian Authority, say the cuts hurt the most vulnerable Palestinians and those most committed to peace with Israel.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/3fad5d9e1fb94159a95decb08623e7d2

Donald Trump: The First Catholic President? NEW from CVTV:

lordy--I hope there is nothing to this?? But it was scary watching





CatholicVote.org
‏ @CatholicVote
9h9 hours ago

Donald Trump: The First Catholic President?
NEW from CVTV:


https://twitter.com/CatholicVote/status/1087368236486807557

House GOP revives long-shot FBI probe


Xposting.


https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142248774


House GOP revives long-shot FBI probe


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Source: Politico







Republicans, however, are severely hindered since they're in the minority.


01/21/2019 08:01 AM EST


House Republicans were sent into the purgatory of the minority after their midterm drubbing. But they are still pressing ahead with longstanding probes into the FBI and DOJ — even though they lack much power to do anything about it.

Barely three weeks into the minority, a band of Trump loyalists says they want to revive the remnants of an investigation that formally concluded last year, which they believe shows that federal law enforcement officials weaponized their biases against President Donald Trump in 2016 while he was a candidate for president.

Yet the group, led by Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), won’t have a single tool at their disposal to compel testimony or demand documents, and not nearly enough manpower to keep up with the work.

“We’ve got to keep digging for the truth no matter what,” Jordan said, confirming that he is working with a handful of Republicans to continue the work of a joint effort with the Judiciary Committee that former chairmen Trey Gowdy and Bob Goodlatte pursued last year.............................

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/21/weve-got-to-keep-digging-house-gop-revives-longshot-fbi-probe-1115133






silly boys with their bitterness showing.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/21/weve-got-to-keep-digging-house-gop-revives-longshot-fbi-probe-1115133

Jim Jordan

Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, who will be the top Republican on the Oversight Committee, said he has tasked staff to stay the course on the GOP’s investigations into the FBI. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Get used to it: The 'I-word' -- impeachment -- is about to dominate Trump coverage




https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/get-used-to-it-the-i-word--impeachment--is-about-to-dominate-trump-coverage/2019/01/18/0d488fc6-1b44-11e9-8813-cb9dec761e73_story.html?utm_term=.7d40a95d50db



Get used to it: The ‘I-word’ — impeachment — is about to dominate Trump coverage


The word “impeachment” is likely to follow Trump around in 2019. (Martin H Simon/Pool/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)


By Margaret Sullivan
Media columnist
January 19

Not too long ago, Jeffrey Goldberg, the top editor of the Atlantic, thought that beginning an impeachment investigation of President Trump would be “a formula for chaos — the sort of chaos no fractured nation needs.”

But last Wednesday night, the magazine published an issue whose cover was dominated by a single word in huge red letters (roughly 370-point type): “IMPEACH.”

A smaller sub-headline previewed the historically rooted 8,000-word argument within, written by Yoni Appelbaum: “It’s time for Congress to judge the president’s fitness to serve.”

With that notable media moment, the I-word seemed to leap across an invisible divide.

The Atlantic article was not the first to make the argument, but its depth and dramatic presentation set it apart.

...................................................

No matter what happens next, the Atlantic cover story is likely to get an entry on any timeline of the Trump presidency. Its impact was that memorable...........................................





Impeach Donald Trump

Starting the process will rein in a president who is undermining American ideals—and bring the debate about his fitness for office into Congress, where it belongs.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/03/impeachment-trump/580468/


Benjamin Lowy / Getty / The Atlantic


On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump stood on the steps of the Capitol, raised his right hand, and solemnly swore to faithfully execute the office of president of the United States and, to the best of his ability, to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. He has not kept that promise.


Instead, he has mounted a concerted challenge to the separation of powers, to the rule of law, and to the civil liberties enshrined in our founding documents. He has purposefully inflamed America’s divisions. He has set himself against the American idea, the principle that all of us—of every race, gender, and creed—are created equal.

This is not a partisan judgment. Many of the president’s fiercest critics have emerged from within his own party. Even officials and observers who support his policies are appalled by his pronouncements, and those who have the most firsthand experience of governance are also the most alarmed by how Trump is governing.


“The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naïveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate,” the late senator and former Republican presidential nominee John McCain lamented last summer. “The president has not risen to the mantle of the office,” the GOP’s other recent nominee, the former governor and now senator Mitt Romney, wrote in January............................

House GOP revives long-shot FBI probe

Source: Politico







Republicans, however, are severely hindered since they're in the minority.


01/21/2019 08:01 AM EST


House Republicans were sent into the purgatory of the minority after their midterm drubbing. But they are still pressing ahead with longstanding probes into the FBI and DOJ — even though they lack much power to do anything about it.

Barely three weeks into the minority, a band of Trump loyalists says they want to revive the remnants of an investigation that formally concluded last year, which they believe shows that federal law enforcement officials weaponized their biases against President Donald Trump in 2016 while he was a candidate for president.

Yet the group, led by Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), won’t have a single tool at their disposal to compel testimony or demand documents, and not nearly enough manpower to keep up with the work.

“We’ve got to keep digging for the truth no matter what,” Jordan said, confirming that he is working with a handful of Republicans to continue the work of a joint effort with the Judiciary Committee that former chairmen Trey Gowdy and Bob Goodlatte pursued last year.............................

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/21/weve-got-to-keep-digging-house-gop-revives-longshot-fbi-probe-1115133



silly boys with their bitterness showing.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/21/weve-got-to-keep-digging-house-gop-revives-longshot-fbi-probe-1115133

Jim Jordan

Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, who will be the top Republican on the Oversight Committee, said he has tasked staff to stay the course on the GOP’s investigations into the FBI. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

So Giuliani is pre-confirming what he knows Michael Cohen's Congressional testimony will be?



Changed my OP title and @Lawrence has a good question................

So Giuliani is pre-confirming what he knows Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony will be?

Rudy's evolving Lies about #TrumpRussia from No biz deals. to...to..Lasted till Nov 2016 to SO WHAT



https://twitter.com/Lawrence/status/1087105007466528768


Emoluments Clause
‏ @Emolclause

#BREAKING:So we went from "I have no biz deals in Russia" to "#Trump Tower Moscow talks ended in July 2016" to "They actually lasted till after Nov 2016". Folks, #ImpeachTrump!!


https://twitter.com/Emolclause/status/1087343913235595266



Add:

https://twitter.com/r_komer/status/1087344650237693952

Republican Senator John Kennedy: "I don't think we are going to get the money for the border wall."





Ed Krassenstein
‏ @EdKrassen
55m55 minutes ago

Republican Senator John Kennedy: "I don't think we are going to get the money for the border wall."


https://twitter.com/EdKrassen/status/1087062957408669696




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