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Immigrant Children Taken From Parents at U.S. Border

Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families during a six-week period in April and May, as the Trump Administration cracked down on illegal immigration with a “zero-tolerance” policy of separating families at the border.

 

Listen to children who’ve just been separated from their parents at the border

ProPublica has obtained audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, in which children can be heard wailing as an agent jokes, “We have an orchestra here.”

 

Chaos and Cruelty for Immigrants Held in Brownsville, Texas

In the federal courthouse in Brownsville, in the space of 75 minutes, 63 people were read their charges, asked to plead guilty or not guilty, and sentenced. Handcuffed and chained at the waist, they had to stoop to raise their right hands.All this for a misdemeanor: entry without inspection.

Trump Abuse of Power

 

President Trump Mar-A-Lago Visits Cost More Than Russia Probe

Trump is complaining about the cost of the Mueller investigation – while he’s spending far more government money on frequent trips to his own golf properties

Right-Wing Propaganda Forced on Viewers at Local TV Stations

Trump and those who support him are making the United States more like an authoritarian dictatorship like Russia every day.

TV news is supposed to be unbiased. Sinclair Broadcast Media is posing a Threat to Democracy by forcing “Must-Run” Pro-Trump, Pro-Conservative Propaganda on Americans through local news outlets.

The little-known local news giant Sinclair Broadcast Group forces its stations to run right-wing commentary – and it’s poised to get even bigger.

 

Trump Crony Boris Epshteyn has joined forces with Sinclair Media to force “Must-Run” Pro-Trump News Propaganda stories on Americans through trusted local news outlets

 

Sinclair Broadcasting is engaging in Propaganda by forcing their many local stations to run one-sided segments praising Trump and his administration as shown in this video. This is a threat to democracy and MUST be stopped

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO MAKE SINCLAIR STOP FORCING THEIR PROPAGANDA DOWN AMERICAN CITIZENS THROATS

Sign the Petition

END Sinclair Broadcasting Propaganda

 

Ex-Sinclair reporter: It was a culture of misogyny, xenophobia

Former Sinclair-owned station reporter Jonathan Beaton speaks out about his experience inside the company and what happened when he tried to leave.

 

Watchdog group asks FCC to deny Sinclair Broadcast’s Tribune Media deal

Consumer watchdog group Allied Progress, which is opposing Sinclair Broadcast Group’s planned $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co., asked the Federal Communications Commission on Monday to deny the deal. In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit V.

How Trump’s FCC aided Sinclair’s expansion

Sinclair Broadcast Groupis expanding its conservative-leaning television empire into nearly three-quarters of American households – but its aggressive takeover of the airwaves wouldn’t have been possible without help from President Donald Trump’s chief at the Federal Communications Commission.

 

Sinclair TV chairman to Trump: ‘We are here to deliver your message’

The chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group met Donald Trump at the White House during a visit to pitch a potentially lucrative new product to administration officials, the Guardian has learned.

 

There is no audience for Boris Epshteyn’s pro-Trump propaganda, so Sinclair forces it on people

For nearly a year now, Sinclair Broadcast Group has been mandating that its local news stations air commentary segments from former Trump aide Boris Epshteyn. It’s essentially force-feeding local audiences Trump propaganda between community news and weather — and the numbers show no one would watch it otherwise.

 

Below are a list of Sinclair Broadcasting Stations

City of license / Market Station
Birmingham – Tuscaloosa – Anniston, AL WTTO
WABM
WDBB 1
(satellite of WTTO)
WBMA-LD α
Mobile, AL & Pensacola, FL WEAR-TV
WPMI-TV
WFGX
WJTC ∞ 2
Little Rock, AR KATV α
Bakersfield, CA KBAK-TV §§
KBFX-CD §§
Chico – Redding KRCR-TV
KXVU-LP
KCVU 1
KRVU-LD
KZVU-LD
(Satellite of KRVU-LD)
KUCO-LP
KKTF-LD
Eureka, California & Arcata KAEF-TV
(Semi-satellite of KRCR)
KBVU 1
(Semi-satellite of KCVU)
KECA-LD
KEUV-LP
Fresno & Visalia, CA KMPH-TV
KFRE-TV
Washington, D.C. WJLA-TV α
Fort Pierce & West Palm Beach, FL WPEC ≈≈
WTVX ƒ
WTCN-CA ƒ
WWHB-CA ƒ
Gainesville & High Springs, FL WGFL 3
WNBW-DT 3
WMYG-LP 3
WYME-CD 3
Tallahassee, FL & Thomasville, GA WTWC-TV ¤¤
WTLH 3
WTLF 3
Albany, GA WFXL ‡‡
Macon, GA WGXA
Cedar Rapids – Waterloo – KGAN ¤¤
Dubuque – Iowa City, IA KFXA
Des Moines, IA KDSM-TV ##
Sioux City, IA KPTH
KMEG
Boise, ID KBOI-TV §§
KYUU-LD §§
Lewiston, ID KLEW-TV §§
(KIMA-TV semi-satellite)
Champaign – Urbana – WICS ¤¤
Decatur – Springfield, IL WICD ¤¤
(WICS satellite)
WRSP-TV
WCCU
WBUI
Peoria & Bloomington, IL WHOI ‡‡
WYZZ-TV 1, 5
South Bend, IN WSBT-TV
Wichita, KS KSAS-TV ∞
KAAS-TV ∞
KOCW ∞
KMTW ∞
Danville – Lexington, KY WDKY-TV
Portland, ME WGME-TV ¤¤
WPFO
Baltimore, MD WBFF **
WNUV 1
WUTB 2
Flint – Saginaw – Bay City, MI WEYI-TV ‡‡ 7
WBSF ‡‡ 1
WSMH
Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids, MI WWMT ≈≈
Traverse City – Cadillac, MI WPBN-TV ‡‡
Cheboygan – Sault Ste. Marie, MI WTOM-TV ‡‡
WGTU ‡‡ 1
WGTQ ‡‡ 1
Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN WUCW
Cape Girardeau, MO – Paducah, KY – KBSI
Harrisburg, IL
WDKA
Columbia – Jefferson City, MO KRCG ‡‡
Hannibal, MO – Quincy, IL KHQA-TV ‡‡
Kirksville, MO – Ottumwa, IA KTVO ‡‡
St. Louis, MO KDNL-TV ##
Missoula, MT KECI-TV
Kalispell, MT KCFW-TV
(Semi-satellite of KECI)
Butte, MT KTVM-TV
(Semi-satellite of KECI)
Bozeman, MT KDBZ-CD
(Satellite of KTVM)
Hayes Center, NE KWNB-TV
(Satellite of KHGI-TV)
Kearney – Hastings, NE KHGI-TV
Lincoln, NE KFXL-TV
North Platte, NE KHGI-CD
(Satellite of KHGI-TV)
Omaha, NE KPTM
KXVO
Elko, NV KENV-DT
(Semi-satellite of KRNV)
Las Vegas, NV KSNV
KVCW
Reno, NV KRNV-DT
KRXI-TV
KAME-TV 2
Buffalo, NY WUTV ††
WNYO-TV
Rochester, NY WHAM-TV ∞ 2
WUHF ††
Schenectady – Albany – Troy, NY WRGB ≈≈
WCWN ≈≈
Syracuse, NY WSTM-TV ‡‡
WTVH
WSTQ-LP ‡‡
Asheville, NC WLOS ##
Greenville & Spartanburg, SC
WMYA-TV ## 1
Greenville – New Bern – Morehead City, NC WFXI 1
WYDO 1
(Satellite of WFXI)
WCTI-TV
Raleigh – Durham, NC WLFL
WRDC
Winston-Salem – Greensboro – High Point, NC WXLV-TV ††
WMYV
Cincinnati, OH WKRC-TV ∞
WSTR-TV 4
Columbus & Chillicothe, OH WSYX ##
WTTE ** 1
WWHO 10
Dayton, OH WKEF
WRGT-TV †† 1
Steubenville, OH & Wheeling, WV WTOV-TV
Toledo, OH WNWO-TV ‡‡
Oklahoma City, OK KOKH-TV
KOCB
Tulsa, OK KTUL α
Eugene, OR KVAL-TV §§
Coos Bay, OR KCBY-TV §§
Roseburg, OR KPIC §§ 11
KMTR §§
KMCB §§
KTCW §§
Medford, OR KTVL ≈≈
Portland, OR KATU §§
KUNP §§
Harrisburg – Lancaster – Lebanon – York, PA WHP-TV ∞
Johnstown & Altoona, PA WJAC-TV
Pittsburgh, PA WPGH-TV
WPNT **
Scranton – Wilkes-Barre, PA WOLF-TV 3
WQMY 3
WSWB 3
Providence, RI & New Bedford, MA WJAR
Charleston, SC WTAT-TV †† 1
WCIV
Columbia, SC WACH ‡‡
Florence & Myrtle Beach, SC WPDE-TV ‡‡
WWMB 7
Hardeeville, SC & Savannah, GA WTGS
Chattanooga, TN WTVC ≈≈
WDSI-TV 3
WFLI-TV 3
Nashville, TN WZTV
WUXP
WNAB
Abilene, TX KTXS-TV
KTES-LD
Amarillo, TX KVII-TV ‡‡
Clovis, NM KVIH-TV ‡‡
Austin, TX KEYE-TV ƒ
Beaumont & Port Arthur, TX KBTV-TV 2
KFDM ≈≈
El Paso, TX KDBC-TV
Las Cruces, NM KFOX-TV
Harlingen, TX & the Rio Grande Valley KGBT-TV ‡‡
San Angelo, TX KTXE-LD
(Satellite of KTXS)
San Antonio – Kerrville, TX KMYS 2
WOAI-TV ∞
KABB ##
Salt Lake City, UT KUTV ƒ
KJZZ-TV
St. George, UT KMYU ƒ
Bristol, VA – Greeneville – Johnson City – WCYB-TV
Kingsport, TN WEMT 1
Lynchburg & Roanoke, VA WSET-TV α
Norfolk, VA & Hampton Roads WTVZ-TV
Richmond, VA WRLH-TV ††
Seattle & Tacoma, WA KOMO-TV §§
KUNS-TV §§
Yakima, WA KIMA-TV §§
Pasco & Kennewick, WA KEPR-TV §§
KUNW-CD §§
KVVK-CD §§
KORX-CD §§
Charleston & Huntington, WV WCHS-TV
WVAH-TV †† 1
Green Bay, WI & the Fox Cities WLUK-TV
WCWF
Madison, WI WMSN-TV
Milwaukee, WI WVTV
WCGV-TV

Scott Pruitt Wasting Taxpayer Money

Scott Pruitt, longtime adversary of EPA, confirmed to lead the agency

“Scott Pruitt as administrator of the EPA likely means a full-scale assault on the protections that Americans have enjoyed for clean air, clean water and a healthy climate,” Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, said in an interview. “For environmental groups, it means we’re in for the fight of our lives for the next four years.”

Scott Pruitt’s Growing Scandals

A new window into the paranoid world of EPA chief Scott Pruitt.

 

Former EPA Official: Scott Pruitt Is A Liar

As the scandals keep coming, a Trump loyalist whistleblower says his former boss lied to Congress.

 

Perks For Scott Pruitt Staffers Swell List Of Scandals At Donald Trump’s EPA

Rachel Maddow rounds up the latest reports on Donald Trump’s scandal-plagued EPA chief Scott Pruitt, including pay raises for his friends on staff, a no-show job for senior counsel Samantha Dravis, and Congressional interest in corruption warnings that went ignored.

Republicans Wasting Trillions On The Military

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post.

Over $125 Billion in Bureaucratic Military Waste, yet Republicans want to spend MORE on the Military while cutting Health Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security.

The U.S. already spends more on the military than 14 countries combined.  We have nothing to show for it, except a huge debt & crumbling infrastructure.

Republicans are constantly wanting to cut “Entitlements” such as SNAP, Health Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security.

The reason other countries has better airports, roads, bridges and Health Insurance everyone is because they don’t waste billions on their military.

In 1991, Bernie Sanders made the above speech demanding that congress stop wasteful military spending. Since that time the military budge has only increased.

 

President Eisenhower was right about the vast military complex and military spending.

 

This was the Republican Party Platform in 1956 when President Eisenhower was campaigning to be re-elected as President. This is the platform Republicans should have TODAY.

If Republicans would make cutting wasteful spending a top priority, there would be funds to pay down our huge debt, fix our crumbling infrastructure and for programs which help average Americans such as SNAP, Health Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security.

Trump Is A Serious Threat To U.S. National Security

Gen. McCaffrey: Trump is a serious threat to national security

Retired four-star U.S. Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey says he’s concluded that Trump is ‘a serious threat to U.S. national security’ and ‘for some unknown reason under the sway of Mr Putin.’

 

Trump says Russia should be a part of G7 meeting

President Trump, sparring with allies over trade, said Russia should be at the negotiating table. Russia was kicked out of the G7 group in 2014 over its annexation of Crimea.

 

Here’s What America Needs to Know About Trump and Russia

This weekend, we finally learned the CIA’s professional conclusion about Russia’s involvement in our presidential elections: Russia hacked both the Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign, and the goal was to help Trump win.

 

Florida Republicans Refuse to Ban Assault Weapons

Florida House votes down assault weapons ban debate as students watch on

Not even a week has passed since Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was the site of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, but lawmakers in Florida have already demonstrated their complete unwillingness to tackle the issue of gun control.

 

Florida Republicans refuse to consider assault weapons ban despite call for tougher gun control laws

Teacher talks about students being attacked by gunman

 

Republicans are owned by the NRA and gun lobbies. Although over half of Americans want Assault Weapons banned and enhanced background checks to stop mentally ill people from getting guns, Republicans don’t care and will continue to do nothing.  The only solutions is to vote Republicans out of office.

 

Consumer Protection Disappearing Under Trump and Republicans

Trump Administration To Defang Consumer Protection Watchdog

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created after the financial crisis to protect Americans from being ripped off by financial firms. Now, President Trump’s interim appointee to run the bureau Mick Mulvaney is making radical changes to deter the agency from aggressively pursuing its mission.

After the Wall Street collapse, Elizabeth Warren pushed the consumer protection agency into law.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created after the financial crisis to protect Americans from being ripped off by financial firms. It’s battled the big banks, predatory lenders, and big corporations on behalf of families.

Now, President Trump’s interim appointee to run the bureau, Mick Mulvaney, is making radical changes to deter the agency from aggressively pursuing its mission.

NPR reports that the CFPB will unveil a new strategic plan “to deter the agency from aggressively pursuing its mission to protect Americans from being ripped off by financial firms.”

 

An internal memo obtained by NPR says the CFPB on Monday will unveil a new strategic plan to that end. A “revised mission and vision of the bureau” for the years 2018 through 2022 will call upon the agency to “fulfill its statutory responsibilities but go no further.” It also says the bureau should be “acting with humility and moderation.”

This new direction is consistent with Mulvaney’s other memos and statements and formalizes his plans for defanging the watchdog bureau and reshaping its mission, according to insiders and experts that NPR has talked to.

Within weeks of coming on board, Mulvaney has worked to make the watchdog agency less aggressive. Under his leadership, the CFPB delayed a new payday lending regulation from going into effect and dropped an investigation into one payday lender that contributed to Mulvaney’s campaign. In another move that particularly upset some staffers, the new boss also dropped a lawsuit against an alleged online loan shark called Golden Valley Lending. The suit says the lender illegally charges people up to 950 percent interest rates. It took CFPB staffers years to build the case.

“People are devastated and angry — just imagine how you would feel if years of your life had been dedicated to pursuing justice and you lose everything,” says Christopher Peterson, a former Office of Enforcement attorney at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau who worked on this particular case early on.

Nunes Memo Exposed as a Partisan Hack Job

Jake Tapper exposes Nunes Memo as a Partisan attempt to  provide cover for Trump by discrediting the FBI and Justice Department

 

For All The Hype, Nunes Memo Delivers Sad Trombone For Donald Trump

Rachel Maddow points out that despite two weeks of Fox News hype, the Nunes memo is not only underwhelming as a political stunt, it actually undermines the argument it was meant to make for Donald Trump.

 

Shepard Smith Dismantles Bogus Devin Nunes Memo Narrative: “A Classic Weapon Of Mass Distraction”

Fox News’ lone credible and seemingly sane anchor, Shep Smith, destroyed the bogus Devin Nunes memo narrative on his show yesterday, calling it “a classic weapon of mass distraction.”