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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Don Jr. Promotes Fake Story About ‘Illegal Voters’ In Florida

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

Is it true that “nearly 200,000 Florida voters may not be citizens?” No, but that didn’t stop some prominent conservative social media accounts — including that of the president’s son — from spreading a since-debunked 2012 story making that claim.

To understand how this happened, it’s good to know a little background about Florida’s brush with “anti-fraud” initiatives in recent years.

In May 2012, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced a partnership between the Florida Department of State and Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to remove possible noncitizens from the state’s voter rolls ahead of that year’s election.…

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Trump Reportedly Wants To Fire DHS Secretary Nielsen

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

When Trump demanded immigrant families be cruelly ripped apart, it was Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen who led the administration’s effort to kidnap more than 2,600 children.

Yet now, the Washington Post reports Trump is “looking for a replacement who will implement his policy ideas with more alacrity” than Nielsen.

Nielsen certainly seemed eager to carry out Trump’s orders, which left parents weeping and begging for information about their stolen children. But apparently, Nielsen wasn’t eager enough for Trump’s tastes.

Nielsen showed her dedication to Trump’s monstrous immigration policies when she flat-out lied to the nation and declared that there was no family separation policy.…

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Lawsuit: Maryland Challenging Appointment Of Whitaker

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Trump’s decision to install his crony Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general of the United States is being challenged in court by the state of Maryland.

Maryland filed suit against the Trump administration over its decision to stop defending key portions of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in court. The suit was originally filed against then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Now Maryland says that Whitaker’s appointment was unlawful, and as a result, he doesn’t have the authority to respond to their suit.

In their filing, they note that Whitaker was not confirmed for his position by the Senate, while Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been.…

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