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    [–] AOC Calls for WH Adviser Stephen Miller to Resign After Emails Show He Promoted White Nationalism wonderingsocrates 1 points ago in politics

    Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called for Stephen Miller to resign on Tuesday after leaked emails revealed the White House senior policy adviser relied upon white nationalist sources and tropes in order to promote an anti-immigrant agenda while he worked for then-senator Jeff Sessions in 2015 and 2016.

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    good for her! - i think he's done.

    [–] Trump is about to get the cruel immigration policy he wants wonderingsocrates 1 points ago in politics

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    Trump and his White House tried to finesse this by initially arguing that, great though their love for dreamers is, they had no choice but to end DACA because it was unconstitutional in the first place. But at Tuesday’s oral arguments, the administration abandoned that position. “We own this,” said Solicitor General Noel Francisco, making clear that ending DACA is what the administration desires, not just a legal position it was forced to take. The five conservative justices seemed ready to support them, which means that hundreds of thousands of dreamers will lose the ability to work legally and will become eligible for deportation. The Trump administration claims it’s in no hurry to deport them. If you believe that, I’ve got a wall (paid for by Mexico!) to sell you.

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    [–] Giuliani Was Close To A Podcast Deal With News Outlet That Spread His Ukraine Conspiracies wonderingsocrates 1 points ago in politics

    of course, solomon now works for fox, as of last month. he needs a subpoena for spreading conspiracy stories on biden. ... and while that happens i hope rudy is indicted by thanksgiving.

    [–] Trump adviser Stephen Miller injected white nationalist agenda into Breitbart – report wonderingsocrates 37 points ago in politics

    Senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller shaped the 2016 election coverage of the hard right-wing website Breitbart with material drawn from prominent white nationalists, Islamophobes, and far-right websites, according to a new investigative report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

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    Emails from Miller to a former Breitbart writer, sent before and after he joined the Trump campaign, show Miller obsessively focused on injecting white nationalist-style talking points on race and crime, Confederate monuments, and Islam into the far-right website’s campaign coverage, the SPLC report says.

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    The SPLC story is based largely on emails provided by a former Breitbart writer, Katie McHugh. McHugh was fired by Breitbart over a series of anti-Muslim tweets and has since renounced the far right, telling the SPLC that the movement is “evil”.

    However, throughout 2015 and 2016, as the Trump campaign progressed and she became an increasingly influential voice at Breitbart, McHugh told the SPLC that Miller urged her in a steady drumbeat of emails and phone calls to promote arguments from sources popular with far-right and white nationalist movements.

    Miller’s emails had a “strikingly narrow” focus on race and immigration, according to the SPLC report.

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    [–] Steve Schmidt: Trump might dump Pence for Haley in 2020 wonderingsocrates 11 points ago * (lasted edited 13 hours ago) in politics

    Fmr. Republican strategist Steve Schmidt says on Morning Joe: "I think there's an overwhelming chance that Trump will dump Pence to put Nikki Haley on the ticket." Nikki Haley claimed in her new memoir that fmr. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and fmr. Sec. of State Rex Tillerson tried to recruit her to "save the country" by undermining President Trump.

    edit: he may very well be right: https://www.thedailybeast.com/nikki-haley-i-believe-donald-trump-is-truthful

    [–] A Message to PBS: Televise the Trump Impeachment Hearings for All to See wonderingsocrates 291 points ago in politics

    • you do know youre a PUBLIC broadcasting service right (and this is donnie we're talking about)

    [–] A book written by an anonymous White House official claims that staff react to Trump’s tweets like finding your 'elderly uncle running pantsless across the courtyard' wonderingsocrates 43 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) in politics

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    "It's like showing up at the nursing home at daybreak to find your elderly uncle running pantsless across the courtyard and cursing loudly about the cafeteria food, as worried attendants tried to catch him," the author writes, according to The Post. "You're stunned, amused, and embarrassed all at the same time."

    "Only your uncle probably wouldn't do it every single day, his words aren't broadcast to the public, and he doesn't have to lead the US government once he puts his pants on," the author continues.

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    • yeah, sounds like what we've been seeing for years.

    (edit, above: been merrily drinking due to the damage done to donnie today)

    [–] The words Trump had to hear: Investigations, Biden, Clinton wonderingsocrates 29 points ago in politics

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    That’s according to the transcript, released Thursday, of an impeachment inquiry interview with career State Department official George Kent.

    “Potus wanted nothing less than President Zelenskiy to go to the microphone and say investigations, Biden and Clinton,” Kent testified. “Basically there needed to be three words in the message, and that was the shorthand.”

    Kent told investigators that that was his understanding of what Trump wanted Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to say in order to unlock U.S. military aid, as relayed to the official by others, including those in direct contact with the president.

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    • bribery and extortion -- that's what the public needs to understand