Posts Tagged ‘ Donald Trump ’

The Daily Rattle (Trump Edition)

The Daily Rattle (Trump Edition)

According to a recently published study, over 27 billion dollars in federal grants and direct payments are awarded to sanctuary cities, although that figure probably doesn’t take into account the recent designations of the Borough of Prospect Park and Cincinnati as such. One need only recall the names of Adrienne Shelly, Jamiel Shaw Jr. and...
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Separation Of Powers

Separation Of Powers

  The big news to come out of the President’s first weeks in office is a federal judge enjoining his executive order blocking immigration from 7 nations of concern. The motion by the Trump administration for an emergency stay has been denied by the 9th Circuit, a decision which bodes ill for its ultimate fate,...
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Loose Talk

Loose Talk

Update: CIS has published a backgrounder on this agreement.  Whatever adjectives can be used to describe our new President, ‘diplomatic’ is not one which springs readily to mind. His phone conversation with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull merely serves to reinforce a reputation for bluntness that was already solidified within the public imagination. In...
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Moving Forward (Jeff Sessions Is Approved)

Moving Forward (Jeff Sessions Is Approved)

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of Jeff Sessions on a party-line vote, which means his nomination will be voted upon by the full U.S. Senate. This as the Democrats in that body continue their unprecedented obstruction of President Trump’s Cabinet-level appointees.
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President Trump’s SCOTUS Pick (Watch Live)

Update: Reason has a detailed analysis of Judge Gorsuch’s judicial philosophy.  There are 2 Senate Democrats who have signaled a willingness to vote on President Trump’s SC nominee. Here’s a brief overview of Neil Gorsuch, courtesy of NPR.
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The Plot Thickens

The Plot Thickens

As if the President’s first week in office weren’t interesting enough, he has decided to fire Attorney General Sally Yates, who had been the placeholder until Jeff Sessions is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Or so we thought. The proximate cause of her dismissal was her refusal to defend the legal actions of the...
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Passing Through

Passing Through

As most of you probably know, a federal judge has blocked portions of President Trump’s executive order pertaining to refugees from 7 Muslim majority nations. Josh Blackman has published a good summary of what this injunction accomplishes, as well as a copy of the temporary restraining order itself. According to reports, it applies to a...
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Another Domino Falls

Another Domino Falls

Miami-Dade is the latest city to come to the realization that Donald Trump really is President of the United States. Just like the Sheriff of Suffolk County, Carlos A. Giménez has recognized the new reality of a federal government which will actually enforce its immigration laws.
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President Trump’s Press Conference


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Dropping The Ball

Dropping The Ball

Update: Why DACA must end.  For those of you on the Trump Train, I have some disappointing news. It seems that the President, at least, if we’re to believe his chief mouthpieces, has accepted DACA as a fait accompli.
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