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2018-06-20: News Headlines

Cherise (2018-06-20). After Tax Cuts for Richest, House GOP Unveils $5.4 Trillion Attack on Nation's Safety Net. truthout.org With the nation's attention rightly fixated on President Donald Trump's horrific treatment of immigrant children, House Republicans on Tuesday quietly unveiled their 2019 budget proposal that calls for $537 billion in cuts to Medicare, $1.5 trillion in cuts to Medicaid, and four billion in cuts to Social Security over the next decade in an effort to pay for their deficit-exploding tax cuts for the wealthy. | "It's morally bankrupt, patently absurd, and grossly un-American," the advocacy group Patriotic Millionaires said of the GOP's budget proposal, which calls for $5.4 trillion in spending cuts from major domestic programs. | #FY19Budget t.co/lN1X6zuLeZ | — Patriotic Millionaires (@PatrioticMills) June 19, 2018 | Robert Greenstein, president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), argued in a statement that the Republican proposal demonstrates clearly shows the "House majority's fiscal…

Prof. James Petras (2018-06-20). Washington's 'Pivot to Asia': A Debacle Unfolding. globalresearch.ca Relevant article first published by Global Research in October 2016. | In 2012 President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter launched a new chapter in their quest for global dominance: a realignment of policies designed to …

Ann Garrison (2018-06-20). Nikki Haley: Damn the UN Human Rights Council and the Rest of You Too. mintpressnews.com Who gives a damn what the world thinks of us? We are good! As Hillary Clinton said at the last Democratic National Convention, "America is great because it's good."

Scott Ritter (2018-06-20). Trump's Cowardly War on Immigrant Children. truthdig.com Editor's note: After this article was filed, President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. Author Scott Ritter comments: "Trump's executive order is an empty shell. The language is loose and kids will still be separated and imprisoned apart from their parents." | Like clockwork, every Sunday night I talk to my parents (by way of explanation, I live in New York, they reside in Rancho Mirage, California—a distance that makes in-person discussions somewhat difficult to manage). After catching up on family news, inevitably our conversation devolves into politics. I had (infamously, in my mom's view) predicted Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election shortly after the Democratic National Convention in July of that year, citing Hillary Clinton's shortcomings as a candidate more than Trump's…

Elizabeth Preza (2018-06-20). From Nazi Germany to Japanese Internment Camps: Here's the Disgusting History Behind Trump's 'Infest'. globalresearch.ca Donald Trump on Tuesday elected—nay, made the political calculus—to use the word "infest" while describing real, human beings ("illegal immigrants") who allegedly "pour" into our country and presumably must be stopped."Democrats are the problem," the president wrote in Twitter

Staff (2018-06-20). It's All About the Midterms: Trump Took Those Children Hostage to Stoke His Base. truthdig.com Steve Bannon is still advising the White House, and he believes that immigration—whenever and however it becomes a headline—hurts the Democrats.

C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout (2018-06-20). Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Showmanship and Democrats' Hypocrisy in the Trump Era. alternet.org World-renowned linguist and public intellectual Noam Chomsky analyzes some of the latest developments in Trumpistan and their consequences for democracy and world order. | After 18 months of Trump in the White House, American politics finds itself at a crossroads. The United States has moved unmistakably toward a novel form of fascism that serves exclusively corporate interests and the military, while promoting at the same time a highly reactionary social agenda infused with religious and crude nationalistic overtones, all with an uncanny touch of political showmanship. In this exclusive Truthout interview, world-renowned linguist and public intellectual Noam Chomsky analyzes some of the latest developments in Trumpistan and their consequences for democracy and world order. C. J. Polychroniou: Noam, I want to start by asking for your reading of what took place at the Singapore summit, and the way this event was covered in the. . .

Merula Furtado (2018-06-20). Charlottesville Continues to Be a Battlefield Between Far-Right Forces and Protesters. truthout.org

| Today we bring you a conversation with Molly,* an activist in Charlottesville, Virginia. Molly discusses updates on trials of Charlottesville protesters, how local activists are facing resistance from the city in the creation of a police civilian review board and what actions are coming to Charlottesville this summer. | Sarah…

Staff (2018-06-20). U.S. Government Meddling Machine Boasts of 'Laying the Groundwork for Insurrection' in Nicaragua. truthdig.com As Nicaraguan student protest leaders meet with neoconservatives in Washington, D.C., organizations funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) are spending millions to fuel an "insurrection" against Daniel Ortega.

21stCenturyWire (2018-06-20). The Insanity of the American Anti-Trump, Pro-War Left. mintpressnews.com What's becoming ever clearer is that Democratic Party establishment and its media surrogates are no longer part of 'the Left' as it was once traditionally known. | Whether it's egging on increased tensions between the US and Russia, or a violent proxy war and regime change in Syria, (Obama's) war on Yemen, general support for Israel's brutal occupation and repression of the native Palestinians, or their opposition to any constructive peace between the US and North Korea — through their incessant pro-war rhetoric, it should be self-evident by now that America's Democratic establishment and its media arms in MSNBC and CNN — are clearly in common cause with Neoconservatives, the military establishment and transnational corporate monopolists. If they have their way, all of these illegal wars of aggression will carry on, and US will continue its 21st century downward spiral from world leader…

Shima Vezvaei (2018-06-20). On Green Movement Anniversary, Iranian Democracy Under Greater Threat. iranian.com Today, Iran struggles with economic recession, a recent currency devaluation, and demands for greater social freedom from inside as well as a debilitated nuclear deal, sanctions, and the push for regime change from outside. What has become ever more dangerously fragile is not the government of Hassan Rouhani but the country's narrowly functioning democracy. It has […]

trnn_cms_operator (2018-06-20). What Does Maryland's Gubernatorial Race Mean For Flood Management? therealnews.com In the wake of devastating floods in Ellicott City, some have criticized Larry Hogan's repeal of the "rain tax." This voting guide explains each Democratic gubernatorial candidate's plan to improve floodwater management

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-06-20). Leaving the UN Human Rights Council: Crimes against Humanity. Washington Endorses The State of Israel. globalresearch.ca Nikki Haley announced that the U.S. would be withdrawing from "an organisation that is not worthy of its name", peopled, as it were, by representatives from such states as China, Cuba, Venezuela and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Lauren Walker (2018-06-20). Defenders of Democracy. truthout.org This is not a drill!

Middle East Monitor (2018-06-20). On World Refugee Day, Education Is Under Attack. mintpressnews.com There are few places that can be as vibrant as a school, as creative and colourful or as full of energy and youthful enthusiasm. For children growing up in conflict zones, schools should be places in which they can seek refuge from the violence of daily life. The reality, unfortunately, could not be more different. | Violent conflicts persist relentlessly in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Palestine, Nigeria, Yemen and other war-torn countries. Attacks on students, teachers, schools and universities have become part and parcel of protracted conflicts, and the long-term effects on education cannot be ignored any longer. | Where we fail to protect children in education from conflict, we pass an unthinkable decision onto their parents. In effect, we ask them to decide whether to send their children to school and give them the transformative gift of education, even when there…

David Schultz (2018-06-20). Less Than Fundamental: the Myth of Voting Rights in America. counterpunch.org There is a myth among election law experts that voting is a fundamental right in the United States. However, the Supreme Court's recent Husted v. Philips Randolph Institute upholding Ohio's voter purge law and Minnesota Voter Alliance v. Mansky striking down Minnesota's political apparel ban are only latest instances demonstrating that the right to vote More

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-06-20). National Enquirer Records of Playboy Model Payout Subpoenaed as Investigators Zero in on Michael Cohen: Report. alternet.org The president's ex-lawyer has been facing tough scrutiny from federal investigators, but no charges have been brought against him. | The publisher of the National Enquirer, an outlet that was exceptionally friendly to President Donald Trump during the campaign, has been subpoenaed for its records related to the payment of a playboy model Karen Dougal in relation to her story about an affair with the president, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The subpoena is reportedly a part of the investigation of Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer who arranged for payments to women to keep them quiet about affairs with the president. The Enquirer paid McDougal for her story about Trump before the election, but it never published her claims. Reports suggest that this decision may have been part of a "catch and kill strategy," in which outlets pay sources for stories. . .

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-06-20). Erdogan Accelerates Attacks on Syria and Iraq in Lead-up to Turkish Election. therealnews.com Turkish President Erdogan is escalating military intervention in northern Syria and Iraq as the snap election approaches. Scholar Baris Karaagac says this is part of a political strategy to unite right-wing nationalist forces. It is also a continuation of a decades-long war on Kurds

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-06-20). Rudy Giuliani Goes Rogue to Help His New Girlfriend's Ally Defeat a GOP Incumbent. alternet.org The president's lawyer is dipping his toe into many issues outside the narrow scope of his job. | When President Donald Trump hired former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to represent him in the Russia investigation, he may not have realized all the baggage the attorney would bring along with him. The latest headache Giuliani is causing for the White House surrounds an obscure House race in Louisiana. As Politico reported, Giuliani is backing Josh Guillory, a Republican challenger to the incumbent GOP Rep. Clay Higgins in the states 3rd district. The reason? Many insiders believe, Politico reports, that Giuliani's romantic relationship with fundraiser Jennifer LeBlanc, employed by the Guillory campaign, has driven his support. Giuliani has confirmed his relationship with LeBlanc to the New York Daily News. Trump himself hasn't thrown his weight behind the challenger. Political parties tend to support their. . .

Leo W. Gerard, Independent Media Institute (2018-06-20). National Outrage Forced Trump to Sign Executive Order to Treat Immigrants Humanely. alternet.org With human rights violations like this, America is far from being a shining city on a hill. | By signing an executive order ending forced separation of immigrant families, President Donald Trump today admitted that the cruel practice was his administration's policy and that he could have stopped it at any time. Despite having the power to stop taking children from parents, the Republican administration enforced the practice since April, splitting more than 2,300 youngsters, some just months-old babies, from their mothers and fathers. The administration continued to enforce it even after photographs showed toddlers wailing, audio recordings revealed young children sobbing and pleading for their Mami and Papa, a 30-year-old Honduran father torn from his wife and three-year-old son killed himself in a jail cell, and some parents were deported without their children and without information about. . .

Samantha Borek (2018-06-20). ALEC's Deadly Asbestos Agenda Benefits Koch Industries, Nationwide. truthout.org The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) named Missouri Republican state Rep. Bruce DeGroot as a "Legislator of the Week" in June. | Why is ALEC so fond of DeGroot? Because he has cheerfully championed ALEC legislation to restrict the right of terminally ill, asbestos victims to sue over mesothelioma. In doing so, DeGroot is helping the many US companies, including ALEC funders Koch Industries and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, that have asbestos-related liability. | Nationwide, Not on Your Side: | Mesothelioma is an aggressive type of lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Even though the dangers of deadly asbestos have been known for over 100 years, industry worked hard to bury evidence that workers were being harmed by asbestos exposure. Three thousand people are diagnosed each year with mesothelioma in the United States and most die…

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-06-20). Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Resigns From RNC — Tells Friends He's 'Willing to Give Info' on the President. alternet.org Cohen also blasted the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy on his way out the door. | Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, has resigned from his position as deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee's Finance Committee as he considers cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, ABC News and CNN report. In his resignation letter, Cohen cited the special counsel investigation, writing it's "simply impossible" for him to proved the "the full time attention and dedication" the role requires. As CNN reports, Cohen has told friends he's "willing to give investigators information on President Trump. ""He knows a lot of things about the president and he's not adverse to talking in the right situation," a friend of Cohen's told CNN. "If they want information on Trump he's willing to give it. "As CNN's Wolf Blitzer notes, Cohen reportedly feels "let down" and. . .

Alex Emmons (2018-06-20). Democratic Megadonor Haim Saban Attacks Senators for Urging Humanitarian Aid to Gaza Strip. theintercept.com Television mogul and Democratic Party megadonor Haim Saban is privately reprimanding lawmakers who spoke out about the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. Saban emailed the senators, some at their personal addresses, to directly express his displeasure with a letter organized last month by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. | Twelve Democrats and Sanders signed the May 11, 2018, letter calling for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to "act urgently in order to help relieve the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip." The letter, which came amid a deadly Israeli response to a protest movement in the Gaza Strip, said that the Trump administration should restore funding to a United Nations humanitarian effort and encourage Israel to ease restrictions on Palestinians living in Gaza. Three days after the senators sent the letter, Israel fired on another round of protests, leaving

Rachel M. Cohen (2018-06-20). Backed by Obama Alums, a Law-and-Order Candidate Aims to Topple Progressive Leaders in Baltimore. theintercept.com Robbyn Lewis's appointment to the Maryland General Assembly in late 2016 was met with excitement. The first black woman to ever hold office in Maryland's 46th Legislative District, she said her life's work in public health and transit advocacy prepared her to meet the needs of those in south and southeast Baltimore. | Her appointment was recommended by the Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee, but now she is running in her first election. Next Tuesday, Maryland voters will head to the polls for the Democratic primary (early voting began on June 14), and Lewis, 54, is facing a formidable challenge from Nate Loewentheil, an alumnus of the Obama administration whose campaign has been fueled largely by donors outside the city. Loewentheil has centered his campaign on Baltimore's high levels of crime, even though state delegates have little control over implementing crime…

Democracy Now! (2018-06-20). Headlines for June 20, 2018. democracynow.org Governors Recall National Guard Troops from Border over Separation of Families, Intercept: U.S. Has Separated At Least 3,700 Children from Parents Since October, AP: Babies Jailed in "Tender Age Shelters" Across South Texas, Recalling Nazi Propaganda, Trump Says Immigrants "Infest" United States, As Trump Holds Refugee Children Hostage, GOP Pushes Sweeping Anti-Immigrant Bills, "Mr. President: Don't You Have Kids?": Trump Heckled by Latino Lawmakers, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Heckled at Mexican Restaurant, Members of Sessions' Church Accuse Him of Child Abuse & Immorality for Child Separation, Hundreds Protest Family Separation Practice in Cities Across United States, 10-Year-Old Mexican Girl with Down Syndrome Separated from Parents and Jailed in U.S., U.S. Withdraws from U.N. Human Rights Council, Canada to Become Second Country in World to Legalize Marijuana, AP: Prisoners Face Rampant Sexual Abuse in UAE Prison in Yemen, Charleston Apologies for Its Role in Transatlantic Slave Trade…

Democracy Now! (2018-06-20). Remembering the My Lai Massacre: Seymour Hersh on Uncovering the Horrors of Mass Murder in Vietnam. democracynow.org In 1970, Seymour Hersh won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on how the U.S. slaughtered more than 500 Vietnamese women, children and old men in the village of My Lai on March 16, 1968. The event became known as the My Lai massacre. We speak with Seymour Hersh in New York City.

wsws.org (2018-06-20). Left Forum gathering's "strategy for the left": Support the Democratic Party. wsws.org The orientation to the Wall Street and CIA Democrats was very clear at this year's gathering in New York City of assorted opponents of revolutionary socialism.

wsws.org (2018-06-20). Assets of world's "high net wealth" millionaires surged to $70 trillion in 2017. wsws.org The stock market boom and the entire process of social plunder have depended on the suppression of working class opposition and a savage attack on workers' living standards.

wsws.org (2018-06-20). The United States of America: Land of internment camps. wsws.org The attack on immigrants and democratic rights is of urgent importance to the entire working class.

Human Rights Watch (2018-06-20). US: Child Detention Tent City Image Illustrates Crisis. hrw.org Satellite image of newly-constructed detention camp for migrant children in Tornillo, Texas. Satellite image taken June 19, 2018. | © 2018 Planet Labs | (New York) — A satellite image taken of the desert tent city for children the US government is taking from their families shows the humanitarian crisis manufactured by the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, Human Rights Watch said today. | The image from June 19, 2018, shows the Department of Health and Human Services tent city in Tornillo, Texas which was built on June 10 initially with 360 beds but with room for expansion. Republican Representative Will Hurd, who recently visited the site, said the facility can hold up to 4,000 beds. The image is sufficiently detailed to show 28 tents erected to date, each approximately 50 square…

Democracy Now! (2018-06-20). Seymour Hersh on Torture at Abu Ghraib & Secret U.S. Assassination Programs. democracynow.org In 2004, investigative reporter Sy Hersh exposed the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal in Iraq that shocked the world. Shocking photos of U.S. military personnel humiliating and torturing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib sparked global outcry, as well as national hearings, investigations and finger pointing. We speak with Sy Hersh about his investigation, nearly 15 years later.

Sam Biddle (2018-06-20). State Election Officials Didn't Know About Russian Hacking Threat Until They Read It in the News, Emails Show. theintercept.com The officials were unaware that Russia was trying to infiltrate their voting systems until months after the elections took place.

Democracy Now! (2018-06-20). Seymour Hersh: Media Today Must Cover Yemen & Trump Policy, Not Get Distracted by Tweets. democracynow.org "Our Country's biggest enemy is the Fake News," President Trump tweeted last week, in his latest attack on the nation's press. A week earlier, federal prosecutors revealed they had secretly captured years' worth of phone and email data from journalist Ali Watkins, who broke several high-profile stories related to the Senate Intelligence Committee. A former top aide on the committee, James Wolfe, has been charged with lying to the FBI about his contacts with the press. Meanwhile, Reporters Without Borders recently dropped the United States to number 45 in its annual ranking of press freedom. When the group first published its list in 2002, the United States came in at number 17. We speak with the nation's best-known investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh. He has a new book out looking back on his more than half-century of scoops and digging up secrets. It's titled "Reporter: A Memoir."

wsws.org (2018-06-20). Pickets in Sri Lanka and India demand freedom for Julian Assange. wsws.org The campaign to free Assange "is inseparably bound with the struggle for the defence of democratic rights and against the repression of the basic rights of the working class."

Democracy Now! (2018-06-20). Sy Hersh: I Knew Richard Nixon Beat His Wife in 1974, But Did Not Report the Story. democracynow.org Soon after President Richard Nixon resigned in 1974, Seymour Hersh got a call from a source at a California hospital. He learned that Nixon had beaten his wife so severely in 1974 that she sought treatment at an emergency room. Hersh did not report the story. Years later, he received criticism for this choice. We speak with Sy Hersh in New York City. He says of his decision not to report on Nixon beating his wife, "I was obtuse to the notion that it was a crime. … I didn't get it."

wsws.org (2018-06-20). On the eve of Turkish elections: Erdogan prepares new intrigues and a major crackdown. wsws.org In a short video, Erdogan asks his cadres to secure AKP majorities on ballot box monitoring committees, to "finish the job in Istanbul before it has even started."

Democracy Now! (2018-06-20). Sy Hersh: Henry Kissinger Must "Count Burned and Maimed Cambodian & Vietnamese Babies" in His Sleep. democracynow.org While Sy Hersh was working at The New York Times Washington bureau, he would watch reporters call then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger nearly every day, diligently writing down his comments and then reproducing them as front-page news. This is one of many stories Hersh tells in his new memoir, "Reporter." We speak with award-winning investigative journalist Sy Hersh about his many years reporting on Kissinger. He says, "What I always said about Kissinger, publicly, and again and again, is that when people … can't sleep and they count sheep, I think Kissinger has to count burned and maimed Cambodian and Vietnamese babies the rest of his life. But, of course, he doesn't."

Democracy Now! (2018-06-20). Investigative Reporter Sy Hersh: Working with Gene McCarthy's Presidential Bid Shaped My Life Path. democracynow.org Before investigative reporter Sy Hersh exposed many of the government's deepest secrets, from Nixon's bombing of Cambodia to the CIA's role undermining the Chilean government of Salvador Allende, he served as press secretary for Democrat Eugene McCarthy during his 1968 presidential bid. We speak with Hersh in New York City about this little-discussed time in his life.

Lawrence Davidson (2018-06-19). The Republican Party Falls Apart, the Democrats Get Stuck. counterpunch.org The Republican Party has been falling apart for at least 54 years. The official start of this process can be dated to 1964, when the conservative Republican Barry Goldwater captured the GOP nomination for president. When asked his plans if elected, he replied, "I do not plan to pass laws. I plan to repeal them." That More

WTWJ (2018-06-19). Right-wing candidate wins Colombian presidency but left forces see gains. peoplesworld.org Senator Iván Duque was victorious in second round voting June 17 in Colombia, running as the presidential candidate of the rightist Democratic Centre party. The party was founded by former President àÅlvaro Uribe whose administration was riddled with secret wiretapping, corruption, blatant support of right-wing paramilitaries, and severe human rights abuses. Duque, a 42-year-old lawyer, […]…

Ann Robertson, Bill Leumer (2018-06-19). We Can Thank Top Union Officials for Trump. counterpunch.org As Trump keeps depressing us with his erratic politics swinging wildly around his fragile ego, even to the point of threatening nuclear war, one might ask: How did we get here? And, of course, we naturally turn to the Democratic Party dominated by its pro-corporate agenda as the proximate cause. The Democratic Party has always been More

Kenneth Surin (2018-06-19). 2018 Electioneering in Appalachian Virginia. counterpunch.org In a couple of previous pieces in CounterPunch I dealt with the political situation in rural southwest Virginia, where I happen to live. As a non-citizen (by choice), I can't vote, but since I pay taxes I have a vested interest in electoral outcomes. The two congressional districts in this region are at stake in the More

Lee Fang (2018-06-19). Trump Cabinet's Bible Study Minister Justifies Child Separation as Consequence of Immigrants' "Illegal Behavior" theintercept.com Amid increasing scrutiny of President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policies, criticisms have been lodged against the policy of family separation at the border by, among others, members of his own party and otherwise stalwart Christian right allies of the GOP. One Christian ally of the White House, though, came out swinging in favor of taking children away from their parents: Capitol Ministries. | Ralph Drollinger, the head of the private Christian group, which leads Bible study sessions for Republican lawmakers and senior members of Trump's Cabinet, led the charge to defend the administration even as photos and stories emerge showing children crowded into cages and snatched from their mothers."It follows that when someone breaks the law of the land that they should anticipate that one of the consequences of their illegal behavior will be separation from their children. | "No one, especially…

Human Rights Watch (2018-06-19). UK Should Reject Extraditing Julian Assange to US. hrw.org WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. | © 2017 Reuters | It has been six years since Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, fled to the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to seek asylum from possible extradition to the United States to face indictment under the US Espionage Act. | At the time, Assange, an Australian national, was wanted by Sweden for questioning over sexual offense allegations. Assange had also broken the terms of his UK bail. Since then, he has become even more controversial, having published US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails and internal emails from Democratic Party officials. | While some admire and others despise Assange, no one should be prosecuted under the antiquated Espionage Act for publishing leaked…

Lee Fang (2018-06-19). Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley, Facing Progressive Challenge, Turns to GOP Lobbying Firm for Cash. theintercept.com House Democratic Caucus Chair Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., is raising last-minute campaign cash from a corporate lobbying firm famous for its ties to the Republican Party. | Faced with a surprisingly strong challenge from progressive first-time candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York's Democratic primary, Crowley, the fourth-ranking House Democrat, is slated to appear at the the offices of BGR Group on 13th Street in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon for a fundraising reception, according to a copy of an invitation obtained by The Intercept.The fundraiser is at an odd venue for a Democrat who claims to be an avowed opponent of the GOP. | The invitation lists Crowley's position in leadership of the Democratic Party and as a member of the powerful Ways & Means Committee, which oversees tax policy. The fundraiser, which asks for $500 minimum to attend as an individual and…

Democracy Now! (2018-06-19). Caged Children & Terrified Infants: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Describes "Acts of Indecency" at Border. democracynow.org President Trump is continuing to blame Democrats for his administration's practice of separating at least 2,000 children from their parents in recent weeks. He also doubled down on the practice in an address Monday, ahead of his meetings today with Republicans to discuss compromise legislation on a hardline immigration bill. We speak with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Democrat of Texas. She has represented the 18th Congressional District since 1995, which includes most of central Houston. She is just back from the Texas border with Mexico, where she joined a delegation of lawmakers who visited a processing center in McAllen, Texas, and the Southwest Key Programs' Casa Padre, which houses 1,500 children in Brownsville, Texas.

RT (2018-06-19). 'No borders, no country': Trump digs in on immigration, says Democrats want illegals to 'infest' US. rt.com President Donald Trump has doubled down on his tough immigration rhetoric, vowing to keep arresting illegal immigrants and blaming Democrats for wanting illegal immigrants to pour in as their potential voters.
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Democracy Now! (2018-06-19). As Demonstrators Demand Nicaraguan President's Resignation, Government Accuses Opposition of Coup. democracynow.org The political crisis in Nicaragua is intensifying. More than 178 people have been killed since widespread demonstrations to oust Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April, when his government announced plans to overhaul and slash social security. Amnesty International has accused the Nicaraguan government of using "pro-government armed groups to carry out attacks, incite violence, increase their capacity for repression and operate outside the law." But the Nicaraguan government has blamed part of the violence on armed members of the opposition who are trying to overthrow the democratically elected government. We speak with Paul Oquist, senior minister for national policy in the Nicaraguan government.

Democracy Now! (2018-06-19). Headlines for June 19, 2018. democracynow.org Despite Outrage, Trump Defends Practice of Separating Immigrant Children from Parents, ProPublica Releases Audio of Separated Children Sobbing "Mama" and "Papi", Microsoft Facing Threats of Boycott for Collaboration with ICE, U.S. and South Korea Cancel Joint Military Exercises, After Trump's Meeting with Kim, Trump Directs Pentagon to Create Military Branch to Dominate Space, Afghan Peace Activists Finish 435-Mile March to Kabul, Demand Extension of Ceasefire, Judge Strikes Down Kansas Proof-of-Citizenship Voter ID Laws, Former CIA Software Engineer Accused of "Vault 7" Leak Indicted, Leftist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Challenging NY Rep. Joe Crowley in Next Week's Primary…

RT (2018-06-19). Russiagaters aim high and miss again with fresh attempt to link RT to election interference campaign. rt.com Democratic lawmakers have finally managed to expose RT's extensive efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential election — by releasing a list of advertised tweets, most of which actually had nothing to do with the election. |
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