WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents who patrol the U.S. borderwill deploy to “sanctuary” citiesacross the country where local jurisdictions are hindering stepped up immigration enforcement, officials said Friday.The deployment of Customs and Border Patrolagents, some with tactical training, to the interior of the country is unusual and represents another escalation in the confrontation between the Trump administration and the local jurisdictionsthat have set up roadblocks to immigration enforcement.Newark was also one of the cities where the agents would be deployed, according to the New York Tim...
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A Trump-appointed State Dept. aide allegedly beat officers at the U.S. Capitol with a stolen riot shield, used it to force open a Capitol Hill door, verbally engaged with police, and led insurrection rioters into the building, shouting, “We need fresh people, need fresh people."
These new details come from The Washington Post, after Politico Thursday night broke the news that the State Dept. aide, Federico Klein, appointed by Trump in 2017 after working on the Trump campaign, was arrested by the FBI in connection with the deadly January 6 insurrection.
According to a report from Politico's Playbook, Donald Trump and House Minority Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) are making a public show of unity after the two had a public squabble over the former president's involvement in the Jan 6th. insurrection, but behind the scenes Trump is doing everything he can to make the senior Republican's life miserable.
On the day of the Capitol riot that forced lawmakers to flee for their lives, McCarthy reportedly engaged in a heated phone call with the ex-president while trying to get Trump to call his supporters off.
One of the more revealing political moments of recent times was when the Republican Party decided they weren't going to bother writing a platform for the national convention in 2020. They simply announced that they supported President Trump and pretty much left it at that. It's not that platforms necessarily guide the party's agenda, but they are an indicator of its priorities, philosophy, ideology, etc. Yet the erstwhile "party of ideas" didn't think it was important enough to even make a half-baked stab at writing them down ahead of the last election. That's because they don't have ideas anymore, at least any that could possibly be translated into a legislative program.
Maybe it's the influence of Donald Trump or the fact that the right-wing media's culture war machine is permanently turned up to 11, 24 hours a day, but the right has clearly decided that turning politics into a non-stop circus is all they need to do. That's why we have Republicans in Congress refusing to negotiate in good faith on the COVID relief bill and pulling stunts like forcing the clerk of the Senate to read the bill aloud for no good reason other than to delay the process.
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