Trump administration to continue deporting Venezuelans despite crisis

US as yet unwilling to grant temporary protected status but senators accuse Trump of having it both ways over Maduro The Trump administration has said it is not yet willing to grant temporary protected status to Venezuelans, meaning it will continue to deport people back to a country it says is being destroyed by a tyrant. The news comes amid a humanitarian crisis that could forcibly displace as many as killing thousands of its own citizens. In a Venezuela is now the leading country of origin for asylum336 Venezuelan citizens. At the same time the government is saying it needs to monitor the situation more, administration officials are calling the government of Maduro a thugocracy, and decrying the humanitarian situation …

Trump’s Fourth of July celebration helped bankrupt DC security fund

In a letter to the president, the citys mayor said the fund is running a $6m deficit for the fiscal year Donald Trumps Salute to America Fourth of July event in Washington and subsequent protests cost the District of Columbias security fund $1.7m, a sum that has contributed to the bankruptcy of the fund, according to the mayor of Washington DC. according to the Washington Post. ABC news featured a rally and a bombastic show of military might, including F-22 Raptors, a B-2 stealth bomber and six Blue Angel F-18s flying over the Washington monument. The controversial event also included two Abrams tanks and two Bradley fighting vehicles.

Trump fact check: is the Chinese economy really ‘going down the tubes’?

The president reckons Beijing will jump at a trade deal because the countrys grow is slowing. Martin Farrer takes a closer look Donald Trump has claimed ahead of his crunch meeting with Xi Jinping that Chinas economy is going down the tubes and that Beijing is desperate to do a trade deal to avert a bigger slowdown. So is there any truth to the US presidents claims? 1. Its true that China is slowing a bit, but not much China has seen more than 30 years of spectacular growth. The countrys share of global manufacturing was close to zero in 1990 but today accounts for a quarter of the worlds factory output. The transformation has dragged hundreds of millions out …

‘We see you!’: Democratic 2020 hopefuls visit migrant detention center

Candidates participating in the debates including ORourke, Sanders and Warren stopped by the Homestead facility in Florida For all the unprecedented scale and diversity of the massive number of candidates vying for presidential nomination of the Democratic party, they can be sheeplike in their herd behavior. No fewer than 12 of the 20 candidates who are appearing at the NBC News debates in Miami this week are making their way to the same spot that has become the current must-do photo op for the presidential hopefuls. The setting is an immigration detention center for far from humane. And it is here that the Democratic presidential candidates have been landing like bees to the hive. On Monday it was Eric Swalwell, …

US supreme court blocks 2020 census citizenship question for now

Lower court ruling upheld in blow to Trump, but commerce department may have time to advance alternative reasoning The Trump administration will not be able to move ahead with its original, highly controversial plan to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 US census, after the court on Thursday upheld a lower court decision rejecting the commerce departments stated justification for doing so. The ruling represented a setback for the president though perhaps only a temporary one. The commerce department might have time to advance alternative reasoning for including the citizenship question on the census, resulting in its inclusion, analysts warned. In a 5-4 ruling authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court said that it would not be …

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to eliminate $1.6tn in student loan debt

Democratic presidential candidate proposes to pay for plan, which would cost $2.2tn over next decade, through a tax on Wall Street Bernie Sanders on Monday introduced legislation to eliminate the entire $1.6tn in student loan debt owed by 45 million Americans. The Vermont senator announced the move as he vies for the Democratic presidential nomination in a primary contest marked by sweeping economic proposals. This initiative builds on Sanders previous higher education plan, and would make two- and four-year public colleges and universities tuition-free and debt-free. The plan would cost $2.2tn over the next decade, a figure Sanders proposes to pay through a tax on Wall Street. This is truly a revolutionary proposal which accomplishes three major goals, Sanders said …

Facebook says it can’t handle election misinformation crisis alone

Speaking at Aspen Ideas Festival, Mark Zuckerberg says private companies shouldnt have final word on such decisions Mark Zuckerberg has said Facebook cannot be expected to manage the crisis around election misinformation campaigns on its own. The Facebook CEO, speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival on Wednesday, said that while the company was focused on questions of election security and interference before the 2020 US presidential election, those are really hard questions to answer. I dont think as a society we want private companies to be the final word on making these decisions, he added. Facebook is scrambling to a potential $5bn (4bn) fine from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which opened an investigation in response to the Cambridge …

Biden stumbles over abortion rights while Warren receives cheers

In a first-of-its-kind forum, the former vice-president claimed a 100% voting record before his mic suddenly cut out In the first presidential forum on reproductive rights in recent memory, former vice-president Joe Biden told an audience of mostly female Planned Parenthood supporters he had a 100% voting record on reproductive rights. In fact, gone back and forth on support for abortion access. In this election cycle, reproductive rights has emerged as a top issue as Republican statehouses across the US have attacked abortion rights. Biden told his audience in Columbia he would codify the right to an abortion, granted in Roe v Wade, into law as defined by Casey a stance more conservative than those of many other Democratic candidates …

Oregon set to join California with market-based plan to cut emissions

Clean energy job bill would allow cap and trade of emissions and Governor Kate Brown says: Oregon can be the log that breaks the jam Oregon is poised to becomethe second US state after California to impose a cap and trade program aimed at reducing industrial carbon emissions. If passed into law, the energy statement. Redirecting the cost of climate change California in 2013 became the first US state to establish its cap and trade program. The biggest share of those revenues so far has gone to high speed rail construction. Oregons carbon market would join Californias in the Western Climate Initiative, which also includes Quebec carbon credits could be auctioned across borders. Carbon pricing essentially redirects the costs of …

Bosses pocket Trump tax windfall as workers see job promises vanish

AT&T, General Motors and Wells Fargo vowed to use tax cuts to create jobs. In fact, they did the opposite Stephen Smith worked at an AT&T call center in Meriden, Connecticut, for over 20 years before the giant telecoms company announced it was closing the citys three call centers in February 2019. At 46 years old, Im looking for a new job, Smith said. They basically told us we either need to move south or lose our job. It was out of the blue. We had no idea. Smith and about 90 of his colleagues were offered severance packages or the option to relocate to Georgia or Tennessee. But for most workers who have spouses with their own careers, elderly …

Tweets, lies and the Mueller report: Sarah Sanders’ lowest moments

Few aides have been as willing to step out in front of the worlds media and defend Trump, no matter what he has said or done Sarah Sanders, who will leave her position as White House press secretary at the end of the month, will likely be remembered for her contentious or adversarial relationship with the press during her time in the role. Few Trump aides have been so willing to so often step out in front of the worlds media and defend him, no matter what he had done or said. In a press conference to mark her departure, Sanders said she will continue to be one of the most outspoken and loyal supporters of the president and his …

All I have done, no credit! Enraged Trump defends US-Mexico migrant deal

President tweets ire at New York Times and opponents as agreement to avoid tariffs comes under scrutiny The Trump administration was forced to defend its immigration agreement with Mexico on Sunday, bringing the highest number of monthly apprehensions made by US authorities in the past 13 years. In the deal announced with in the joint declaration during secretive negotiations over the past six months. On Sunday, the president fired off a series of enraged tweets as he headed for a second day of golf at his course in Sterling, Virginia. Lamenting what he called another false report in the Failing New York Times, he wrote: If President Obama made the deals that I have made, both at the Border and …

‘I’ve paid a huge personal cost:’ Google walkout organizer resigns over alleged retaliation

Longtime employee who helped organize global protest alleges Googles response was designed to have a chilling effect on growing workplace activism A prominent internal organizer against Googles handling of sexual harassment cases has resigned from the company, alleging she was the target of a campaign of retaliation designed to intimidate and dissuade other employees from speaking out about workplace issues. Claire Stapleton, a longtime marketing manager at Google and its subsidiary YouTube, said she decided to leave the company after 12 years when it became clear that her trajectory at the company was effectively over. I made the choice after the heads of my department branded me with a kind of scarlet letter that makes it difficult to do my …

US won’t ‘tiptoe’ around Chinese behaviour in Asia, says US defence chief

Acting US defence secretary Patrick Shanahan warns stability in the region is under threat, including the South China Sea The United States will no longer tiptoe around Chinese behaviour in Asia, with stability in the region at threat on issues ranging from the South China Sea to Taiwan, acting US defence secretary Patrick Shanahan has said. Shanahan did not directly name China when making accusations of actors destabilising the region, but went on to say on Saturday that the United States would not ignore Chinese behaviour, the latest acerbic exchange between the worlds two biggest economies. He added he was keen to foster a military relationship with Beijing. Perhaps the greatest long-term threat to the vital interests of states across …

All we know is MONEY!: US cities struggle to fight hackers

Baltimore this month joined Atlanta, San Diego and Newark in the list of US cities hit by ransomware attacks as the cyber intrusions are expected to continue We wont talk more, all we know is MONEY! Hurry up! This was the ransom hackers crippled government computers with a virus, taking the systems hostage. The ongoing cyber-attack has water bills and other services. The horrors of hobbled cities and municipalities across the globe in recent years. The crisis in Baltimore, where officials have refused to pay the $76,000 bitcoin ransom, follows similar Atlanta, San Diego and report suggesting the cybercriminals used a malware component that originated with the National Security Agency (NSA). The NSA allegedly lost control of the tool, called …

California middle school corrects yearbook after photo shows students flashing white supremacy sign

Incident in Petaluma prompts calls for schools to be more proactive in teaching about hate symbols Three middle school students in a predominantly white suburb of northern California flashed a gesture associated with white supremacy in a basketball team photo, prompting the school to correct the yearbook which contained the photo. The students involved at Kenilworth junior high school claimed innocence after a parent flagged the photo to the school district, saying they were merely playing the 79% white. Oak Park in Illinois is Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific