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Republicans represent almost none of the places most immigrants live

Republicans represent almost none of the places most immigrants live

President Donald Trump’s openly racist and xenophobic attacks on four Democratic House women of color, like his threatened immigration enforcement raids in major cities and the sweeping proposed new restrictions on asylum seekers that he announced Monday, underscores his transformation of the Republican Party into a coalition centered on the voters and places in America…MORE

Progressive lawmakers stand firm against Trump’s repeated racist attacks

Progressive lawmakers stand firm against Trump’s repeated racist attacks

Washington’s newest political force — the four progressive women of color hit by racist Donald Trump tweets — are determined not to take the President’s bait, but they’re not going to take his attacks, either. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez remained defiant Tuesday morning, responding to new Trump taunts by reminding him of his crude comments he…MORE

Beto O’Rourke’s fundraising plummets to $3.6 million in 2019’s second quarter

Beto O’Rourke’s fundraising plummets to $3.6 million in 2019’s second quarter

The small-dollar fundraising machine Beto O’Rourke expected to power his presidential bid sputtered in 2019’s second quarter, with O’Rourke’s $3.6 million haul falling short of the torrid pace he’d set in the early days of his campaign. The former Texas congressman’s drop from $9.4 million in the first quarter — which at the time was…MORE

US aid cuts to UN agency will hurt vulnerable women and children, critics say

US aid cuts to UN agency will hurt vulnerable women and children, critics say

The Trump administration will withhold funds from the United Nations agency focused on reproductive and maternal health care for a third consecutive year, though critics and lawmakers say the decision will hurt vulnerable women and children, undermine US interests and is not based on evidence. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo authorized the move to cut…MORE

Republicans give Trump a rare rebuke over racist comments

Republicans give Trump a rare rebuke over racist comments

For many Republicans in Congress, President Donald Trump’s call for some Democratic congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” was worthy of a rare rebuke. As she entered Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office in the Capitol on Monday evening, GOP Sen. Joni Ernst…MORE

George Will’s startling assessment of Donald Trump

George Will’s startling assessment of Donald Trump

In an interview with The New York Times Book Review podcast, longtime conservative commentator George Will offered a stirring and stark assessment of what Donald Trump’s presidency will mean for our politics and our culture. Here’s the key bit: “I believe that what this president has done to our culture, to our civic discourse ……MORE

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