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Monday, February 18, 2019

Judiciary Committee Launches Probe Of Trump’s ‘Emergency’

That was fast.

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), announced that they’re launching an “immediate investigation” into the national emergency declaration Trump made on Friday, which was intended to allow him to go over Congress’ head and raid money from other areas of the federal government to fund his needless border wall.

“We believe your declaration of an emergency shows a reckless disregard for the separation of powers and your own responsibilities under our constitutional system,” Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee wrote in a letter to Trump on Friday afternoon.

In the letter, committee members laid out their position for why a national emergency declaration is not only unwarranted but also illegal, based in part on the “series of misleading statements” Trump made during his bizarre and at times incoherent announcement on Friday.…

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Many Federal Workers Remain Unpaid In Wake Of Shutdown

As of Thursday, some federal workers have not received back pay from the first Trump government shutdown — even as a White House spokesperson says Trump is “on the verge” of initiating yet another shutdown.

The continued lack of paychecks is just one of many headaches federal employees are facing in the aftermath of Trump’s record-long, damaging 35-day shutdown.

Alfreda Dennis-Bowyer, a USDA meat inspector in Delaware, is owed $9,000 in backpay, but she only received a check for $250.

“When I saw that $250 I thought, ‘What in the world is this? Where’s the rest of my money?’” she told the Washington Post.…

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Betrayed In Virginia

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

First, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said he wasn’t sure which of the two people in the 1984 “clearly racist and offensive” photo on his yearbook page was he.

Was he the grinning white guy wearing blackface?

Or was he the guy wearing the Ku Klux Klan robe and hood?

“I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo,” he said in a statement, “and for the hurt that decision caused then and now.”

The next day, Northam, a Democrat, held a news conference to say: No, wait.…

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