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Dems bring migrant kids to House floor to protest family separation — but are shouted down by GOP for ‘decorum breach’

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After House Democrats brought immigrant children to the chamber’s floor in protest of the Trump administration’s controversial family separation policy, the Republican presiding over the day’s hearings blasted them for a “breach of decorum” — and called for recess.

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The House Hispanic Caucus brought the children to the floor in an effort to end the policy that the White House claims only Congress can fix, and in her statement, Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) said she and her colleagues traveled to the US-Mexico border to witness firsthand the families being “terrorized by the most anti-immigrant, xenophobic and racist administration” of her lifetime.

“I‘m here with two children today to call on this administration to stop this cruel, inhumane practice that betrays who we are as a country,” Grisham said. “The president could make the decision to end this practice right now and do the right thing. Failing that, Congress must act.”

She gave the rest of her time to Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), who gave an impassioned speech about the ordeals and struggles the children had gone through and the policies of President Donald Trump.

“It is about the president of the United States who has chosen to take this democracy to its very bottom,” Jaypal said. “This is the bottom. This is abuse. It is a human rights violation, and we must end it. He must end it.”

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She yielded her time to Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), who gave a similar speech — only to be interrupted by Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who was presiding over the floor.

“The gentlemen’s time has expired,” Cheney said, cutting off Gutiérrez as he continued discussing the children.

“The gentleman is no longer recognized,” she said before invoking a rule that allows the presiding chairperson to shut down members of Congress who exhibit a “breach of decorum.” She then banged her gavel and called for a recess.

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North Carolina towns forced to cancel Christmas celebrations over fear of violence from right wing extremist groups

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Two North Carolina towns are canceling their annual Christmas celebration parades "amid fears of violence due to Confederate groups’ participation in the events," The Daily Beast reports.

Citing a “potential for violence,” for the first time in over 70 years the town of Wake Forest, North Carolina says it will have no Christmas parade. Garner, NC, has also canceled its Christmas parade.

The Daily Beast cites "reports that Garner had plans to include a float sponsored by a chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans but said social-media posts led town officials to believe 'the event could be targeted for disruption.'"

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Giuliani’s deceitful Ukraine business web should leave everyone speechless

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I am not making this up, so fasten your seatbelts belts. It is all downhill from here in the ever-stranger Trump universe.

Moving to the global front pages is a company called Fraud Guarantee. Its co-owners, Ukrainian and U.S. nationals, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, have held many meetings at the Washington, D.C. Trump Hotel with Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York city and the real-life version of Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter.

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The View audience goes wild after Meghan McCain gets schooled on Pelosi’s ‘don’t mess with me’ moment

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"The View" co-host Meghan McCain frequently cites politically themed T-shirts for sale online to take the public temperature about any given topic, but she didn't like that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi quickly started selling shirts based on her viral encounter with a conservative reporter.

The California Democrat unloaded on Sinclair Broadcasting reporter James Rosen, who asked if the impeachment process was based on her supposed hatred of President Donald Trump, and Pelosi capped off her scolding with the warning, "Don't mess with me."

"She did answer it masterfully," McCain said, "the problem is now she's selling T-shirts that say #don'tmesswithnancy. For $39, you can buy a T-shirt."

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