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Madeline Albright rails against the travel ban: Trump officials need to ‘actually read the Constitution’



Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is not happy about President Donald Trump’s latest executive order to ban certain immigrants and refugees from coming into the United States.

In an interview with Chris Cuomo Tuesday, the Bill Clinton appointee blasted the ban and those who helped write the order. “It would be helpful if the people at the top of our government actually read the Constitution,” she said.

Albright explained that the “unprepared plan” will not make America safer, rather it is dangerous to Americans.

“It has actually created more danger,” she said. “Because there are countries that are now, in fact, not able to cooperate with us in terms of intelligence sharing or generally mistrust, and there’s going to be tit for tat, where we have troops in Iraq and we have to worry how they are going to be treated.”

She went on to say that it has created chaos internationally as well as domestically.

“I think it’s one of the worst decisions,” she continued. “And then blaming a whole religion for this is truly outrageous and un-American. I think the question is, there’s danger in the world, no question about it, but all the facts that you have been presenting in terms of who are the ones that commit terrorist attacks, it’s not people that come from those seven countries.”


Albright wants to know where this decision comes from and why some countries that are a danger were excluded.

“There are lots of questions that have not been answered,” she said. “Part of what really bothers me is that this country is based on diversity and respecting diverse opinions. What is happening is that this administration is making decisions based on the decisions of people that are uninformed about what is going on in the world.

She also noted that the information that led to the ban is “not based on facts” about refugees and their impact on the United States. No refugee has been involved in any attack on the U.S. in over 40 years. However, the 9/11 hijackers came into the U.S. as legal immigrants from countries that are not listed in Trump’s ban.

As a two-year-old, Albright escaped then-Czechoslovakia as a refugee just two weeks after the Nazi occupation began. While she was raised Roman Catholic, her parents were both Jewish and many of her family members were murdered in the Holocaust.


She explained that she found it “stunning” that the Trump White House left Jews out of it’s Holocaust Remembrance Day proclamation and didn’t use the opportunity to denounce Anti-Semitism.

“I think that it was really unbelievable, in terms of what day it was issued, on Holocaust Memorial Day, and not to understand the suffering,” she said. “By the way, that one of the things people remember about the United States is that during the 1930s a ship of Jews was turned away from America. Is that the things we want to remember is how we turn people away from this country when they need help?”

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It’s Biden vs rest of Democrats in 1st 2020 debate clash



For Democrats seeking to challenge Donald Trump in 2020, the rubber meets the road in Miami this week, where Joe Biden will defend his frontrunner status as presidential candidates finally square off face to face.

Americans are bracing for the nation's biggest political debate since the slugfests of 2016, a two-night showdown beginning Wednesday with 20 Democrats vying for a breakout moment that could showcase their talents, or see them stumble on the world stage.

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How Texans in Congress feel about Trump’s delay of family deportations depends on their party affiliation



Republicans say the postponement will be successful at bringing Democrats to the negotiating table. But Democrats say the president is making people pawns in a political game.

President Donald Trump's abrupt delay in launching a massive deportation effort aimed at families in several American cities — including Houston — drew responses divided along partisan lines.

After exchanges via news release, Twitter and a phone call, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi successfully lobbied Trump to hold off on deporting immigrants around the country. Trump announced the delay in Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids via Twitter on Saturday.

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People are calling Denver’s newest city council member a communist — but she’d rather be called an anarchist



On April 10, Candi CdeBaca’s 33rd birthday, Denver’s second “bomb cyclone” of the year brought snow and heavy wind, and knocked out power in some areas, including at CdeBaca’s house in Elyria-Swansea. When CdeBaca, then a Denver City Council candidate, finally got power back and turned on her phone, she saw she had an unusually high number of missed calls and messages. Birthday wishes, she assumed.

“There was a death threat,” she said. “There were two of them within an hour. One of them said, ‘I was trained to kill commie shit like you.’”

The context: At a candidate forum on April 7, CdeBaca offered some remarks that, to many, sounded like she was advocating a Communist form of government.

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