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Chicago cops to be punished for ‘taking a knee’ in protest against police brutality

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After a weekend of intense political debate about the increasingly popular “take a knee” protest spurred on by President Donald Trump, two Chicago police officers are facing a reprimand for engaging in their own protest.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, two uniformed officers were photographed kneeling with fists raised in the “black power symbol” — and the Chicago Police Department was not pleased.

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“We are aware of the photo,” CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Sun-Times on Monday, “and we will address it in the same way we have handled previous incidents in which officers have made political statements while in uniform, with a reprimand and a reminder of department policies.”

The photo was posted on the Instagram account of a woman who sells shirts bearing the anti-police brutality slogan “Hugs no slugs,” and appears to have been taken inside a police station in Chicago’s South Side.

In the Instagram post, the user who posted the photo took and posted the photo of the took officers said she walked into a police department, asked the officers if they are against police brutality and stand with former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest, and then took a knee when she requested it.


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White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney caught on tape saying US is ‘desperate’

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White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney was caught on tape admitting that, despite President Donald Trump's policy preferences, the United States is "desperate" for more immigrants, according to a recording obtained by the Washington Post.

He further undermined the administration's claims of its economic prowess, admitting that immigration is necessary for sustained economic growth.

"We are desperate — desperate — for more people," Mulvaney said, according to the post, stressing that it should be legal. "We are running out of people to fuel the economic growth that we've had in our nation over the last four years. We need more immigrants."

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Intelligence failure: Donald Trump’s personal politics comes second to national security

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Joe Maguire, a Manhattan College alum whose life and career we admire, is out as President Trump’s acting director of national intelligence for committing an unpardonable sin. He told the unvarnished truth.A president needs confidence in his appointees. Trump apparently has more trust in Maguire’s replacement, U.S. Ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell, despite the fact that he lacks a background in intelligence.But watch that trust evaporate if and when Grenell dares deliver facts the president really doesn’t want to hear.A week ago, a Maguire aide briefed the House Intelligence Committee on a bi... (more…)

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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews suggests four more years of Trump might be better for Democratic Party

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As Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared headed for a decisive victory Saturday in the Nevada caucuses, MSNBC host Chris Matthews pondered whether President Donald Trump's re-election might be better for the Democratic establishment than the Vermont senator's multiracial, multigenerational movement taking over the party.

"I'm wondering if Democratic moderates want Bernie Sanders to be President?" said Matthews. "Maybe that's too exciting a question to raise. Do they want Bernie to take over the Democratic Party in perpetuity? Maybe they'd rather wait 4 years and put in a Democrat that they like."

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