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Sunday, May 27, 2018

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah On Trump’s Total Ignorance Of Immigration Law

Trevor Noah is fabulous at making a crowd relax and see the lighter side, and his daily send-up of GOP-controlled Washington is badly-needed medicine for Democrats. But when it comes to President Trump’s complete lack of knowledge, the voluble comedian admits to not having a single joke left in the bag.

Noah showcases Trump’s ignorance on immigration, playing a clip of the clueless dotard describing a 15-million-strong online data bank as “names from a bowl.” In Trump’s world, of course, the names drawn are exclusively those of criminals and crooks. In Trevor’s world, Trump is ridiculous, and he lets the Orange One have it for a full five minutes.…

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Trump Is Playing Dangerous Military Gambit In Central America

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

There has been a flurry of Trump administration activity around Central America recently. Most prominently, several cabinet members and Vice President Pence traveled to Miami last month for the administration’s “Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America” that the United States cohosted with Mexico.

The signals so far are not encouraging. In the Trump White House’s proposed 2018 budget, we can see a shift toward trying to spur private sector investment in Central America, while increasing “defense” spending to more than half the overall budget. State Department and USAID programs for Central America are cut by over 30 percent, while additional security assistance is expected to come from the Pentagon budget.…

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Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dies At 90

HAVANA (Reuters) – Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. He was 90.

A towering figure of the second half of the 20th Century, Castro stuck to his ideology beyond the collapse of Soviet communism and remained widely respected in parts of the world that had struggled against colonial rule.

He had been in poor health since an intestinal ailment nearly killed him in 2006. He formally ceded power to his younger brother Raul Castro two years later.…

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