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Biden Focuses Campaign Attacks on Trump's Character

It is obvious the Evangelicals and maga folks do not care what a creep Trump is.

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Biden Focuses Campaign Attacks on Trump’s Character


https://www.courthousenews.com/biden-focuses-campaign-attacks-on-trumps-character/

August 9, 2019 ASSOCIATED PRESS


BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden’s campaign is not anchored in a big policy idea like Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All. He is not proposing transformative change like Elizabeth Warren. Biden’s call to voters is a more visceral one, casting the 2020 race as a test of the country’s character.

The recent mass murders in Texas and Ohio have, for now, allowed Biden to re-center his campaign on those ideas. After spending the past three months largely on defense over a long policy record that draws fire from Democratic Party’s most progressive corners, Biden reasserted himself this week with a blistering takedown of President Trump’s racist language and the ways in which some of the Republican president’s anti-immigrant outbursts could have inspired one of the shootings.

“I will not let this man be reelected president of the United States of America,” Biden said this week in Iowa, where he weaved between hushed disappointment and incredulous fury over a president who offers “no moral leadership.”

Biden has hardly been alone among Democratic presidential candidates in assailing Trump after the latest murders. The shooting suspect in El Paso has been linked to a racist screed that echoed many of the president’s own tirades about an immigrant “invasion,” prompting at least two of Biden’s rivals to brand Trump a “white supremacist.”

Yet only Biden has made questions of character — that of Trump and the nation — the centerpiece of his White House bid. He says it was Trump’s equivocating response to the 2017 racial clash in Charlottesville, Virginia, that prompted him to run and he has repeatedly declared the election a battle “for the soul of the nation.”....
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Immigration Raids Will Have Long-Term Effects on Poultry Towns

Not many local people will pluck chickens 8 hours a day.


Immigration Raids Will Have Long-Term Effects on Poultry Towns


https://www.courthousenews.com/immigration-raids-will-have-long-term-effects-on-poultry-towns/

August 9, 2019 ASSOCIATED PRESS



MORTON, Miss. (AP)...........................................

A store owner who caters to Latino poultry plant workers fears he will have to close. A school superintendent is trying to rebuild trust with the Spanish-speaking community. The CEO of a local bank says the effects are likely to touch every business in her town.

More than 100 civil rights activists, union organizers and clergy members in Mississippi denounced the raid, but the state’s Republican Gov. Phil Bryant commended federal immigration authorities for the arrests, tweeting that anyone in the country illegally has to “bear the responsibility of that federal violation.”

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“All the workers, the people that have been taken, they’re not going to be able to spend money,” Garcia said. “They’re not going to be able to work in the plant.”

Garcia said many workers at the two raided poultry plants — Koch Foods and PH Foods — have bought houses. He questions whether they will be able to keep up their mortgage payments. ..........................................
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Martha Rogers, the chairman and CEO of the Bank of Morton, also expressed concern for the local economy. Rogers said many Spanish-speaking residents have become customers of the bank.

“Every business in town will be affected,” said Rogers, whose family has owned a controlling interest in the small bank since the 1950s.

Scott County Schools Superintendent Tony McGee said more than 150 students were absent Thursday from the 4,100-student district, including a number of students in Morton, where the enrollment is about 30% Latino.

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A federal agent stands by a trailer loaded with chickens after immigration raids on Mississippi food processing plants Wednesday that led to hundreds of arrests. (AP photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

82 juvenile sex-trafficking victims rescued, 67 suspects arrested in nationwide FBI sting

It is good to hear the FBI is doing good things instead of all of the criticism we get from Trump and the WH about the FBI.





82 juvenile sex-trafficking victims rescued, 67 suspects arrested in nationwide FBI sting

http://www.fox13news.com/news/82-juvenile-sex-trafficking-victims-rescued-67-suspects-arrested-in-nationwide-fbi-sting


Updated Aug 08 2019 07:46PM EDT

WASHINGTON - The FBI conducted a monthlong sweep known as Operation Independence Day that targeted sex traffickers and helped save minors across the country, the agency announced Thursday.

The sting happened in July and resulted in the identification of 21 minors, rescue of 82 minors and arrest of 67 suspected traffickers. It also prompted 60 federal investigations.


“The FBI is fiercely focused on recovering child victims and arresting the sex traffickers who exploit them,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement. “Through operations like this, the FBI helps child victims escape the abusive life of sex trafficking.”


FBI agents relied on more than 400 law enforcement agencies working on the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Forces in each of the 56 field offices for the bureau. The sweep included undercover operations.

In total 161 operations were conducted around the country, according to the agency, and 33 field offices helped recover or ID the juveniles.

Here are the number of recoveries or identifications from each area:

Albuquerque: 1

Atlanta: 6

Boston: 1

Buffalo: 1

Charlotte: 3

Chicago: 2

Cincinnati: 1

Cleveland: 2

Columbia: 2

Dallas: 13

Detroit: 9

Denver: 4

Honolulu: 1

Houston: 3

Jacksonville: 1

Kansas City: 2

Knoxville: 2

Las Vegas: 14

Little Rock: 1

Los Angeles: 4

Memphis: 2

Miami: 1

Milwaukee: 1

New Haven: 1

New Orleans: 1

Portland: 4

Richmond: 1

Sacramento: 1

San Antonio: 4

San Diego: 4

San Francisco: 2

Seattle: 6

Washington Field: 2

The FBI said that it worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to identify young runaways and missing children and juveniles who might have been trafficked.......................................

9 Candidates Now Qualify For The September Democratic Primary Debate


GRAPH with photos at link:




https://www.npr.org/2019/08/08/749412337/9-candidates-now-qualify-for-the-september-democratic-primary-debate



9 Candidates Now Qualify For The September Democratic Primary Debate


August 8, 20191:43 PM ET
Jessica Taylor at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley) (Square)


Andrew Yang participates in the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN last month in Detroit.
Paul Sancya/AP

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang is the ninth Democrat to qualify for September's next presidential primary debates.

Yang crossed the threshold on Thursday after a Monmouth poll in Iowa put him at 2% support. He had previously hit the donor requirements of 130,000 unique donors from 20 different states. His campaign had said he qualified outright based on an earlier poll, but the Democratic National Committee said it wouldn't count that poll.



Who Qualifies For The September Debate?

Candidates must meet both a polling and a fundraising requirement: reaching at least 2% in four DNC-approved separate national or early state polls released from June 28-Aug. 28, in addition to getting donations from a minimum of 130,000 unique donors, including 400 unique donors in 20 different states.
Last updated on Aug. 8 at 12:30 p.m. ET
All Requirements Met
Photo of Joe Biden
Joe Biden

Former vice president
Photo of Cory Booker
Cory Booker

Senator from New Jersey
Photo of Pete Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg

Mayor of South Bend, Ind.
Photo of Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris

Senator from California
Photo of Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar

Senator from Minnesota
Photo of Beto O'Rourke
Beto O'Rourke

Former representative from Texas' 16th District
Photo of Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders

Senator from Vermont
Photo of Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren

Senator from Massachusetts
Photo of Andrew Yang
Andrew Yang

Founder of Venture for America
Donor Requirement Met
Photo of Julián Castro
Julián Castro

Former secretary of housing and urban development
Photo of Tulsi Gabbard
Tulsi Gabbard

Representative from Hawaii's 2nd District
No Requirements Met
Photo of Michael Bennet
Michael Bennet

Senator from Colorado
Photo of Steve Bullock
Steve Bullock

Governor of Montana
Photo of Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio

Mayor of New York City
Photo of John Delaney
John Delaney

Former representative from Maryland's 6th District
Photo of Kirsten Gillibrand
Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator from New York
Photo of John Hickenlooper
John Hickenlooper

Former governor of Colorado
Photo of Jay Inslee
Jay Inslee

Governor of Washington
Photo of Wayne Messam
Wayne Messam

Mayor of Miramar, Fla.
Photo of Seth Moulton
Seth Moulton

Representative from Massachusetts' 6th District
Photo of Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan

Representative from Ohio's 13th District
Photo of Joe Sestak
Joe Sestak

Former representative from Pennsylvania's 7th District
Photo of Tom Steyer
Tom Steyer

Billionaire business executive, activist
Photo of Marianne Williamson
Marianne Williamson

Spiritual guru, entrepreneur

Source: RealClearPolitics, FiveThirtyEight, NPR reporting

Photos: Air National Guard (Bullock); Amr Alfiky/NPR (Sanders); City of New York (De Blasio); Department of Housing and Urban Development (Castro); Getty Images (Abrams, Messam and Steyer); Olivia Sun for NPR (Buttigieg); State of Colorado (Hickenlooper); State of Washington (Inslee); U.S. Military (Sestak); U.S. House (Delaney, Gabbard, Moulton, O’Rourke, Ryan and Swalwell); U.S. Senate (Bennet, Booker, Gillibrand, Harris, Klobuchar and Warren); White House (Biden); Courtesy of Andrew Yang; Courtesy of Marianne Williamson


This picture of Children who's parents were taken by ICE is #TRumps #Republican Party. Say it over



This picture of Children who's parents were taken by ICE is #TRumps #Republican Party. Say it over and over #CrueltyIsThePoint #TrumpRaids

https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano/status/1159327869178302464?s=20

Hillary wades into impeachment in Watergate interview

Hillary is a walking Hertory book!


Hillary wades into impeachment in Watergate interview



https://www.yahoo.com/news/hillary-impeachment-lessons-not-pursue-090305871.html?.tsrc=fauxdal

By Darren Samuelsohn

Politico•August 8, 2019

Hillary Clinton has a message for lawmakers contemplating impeachment: Steer clear of politics, don’t hold press conferences and avoid leaks.

The former secretary of state’s advice came in a little-noticed interview conducted last July as part of an oral history project tied to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, and quietly published earlier this summer. The interview amounts to some of her most extensive public comments on impeachment, and a fascinating window into her current thinking on the subject as House Democrats contemplate ousting yet another Republican president.

While President Donald Trump’s name didn’t come up during the hour-long sit-down, the man who bested Clinton in the 2016 general election looms over her answers as she opined from a perspective no one else in American history can claim: First as a young law-school graduate working for the Democrat-led committee that voted to remove Nixon and then more than two decades later as first lady when Republicans tried without success in the late 1990s to oust her husband, President Bill Clinton.

“I think that it's such a serious undertaking. Do not pursue it for trivial partisan political purposes. If it does fall to you while you're in the House to examine abuses of power by the president, be as circumspect and careful as John Doar was,” Clinton said of the Judiciary Committee’s lead impeachment staffer, a Republican who served as a civil rights chief during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.

“Restrain yourself from grandstanding and holding news conferences and playing to your base,” Clinton added. “This goes way beyond whose side...you’re on or who's on your side. And try to be faithful purveyors of the history and the solemnity of the process.”.............................................

More than 200 mayors push Senate to return to Washington for gun bill vote

Source: AP







Associated Press Aug 8, 2019


WASHINGTON — More than 200 mayors, including two anguished by mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, are urging the Senate to return to the Capitol to act on gun safety legislation amid criticism that Congress is failing to respond to back-to-back shootings that left 31 people dead.

In a letter Thursday to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer, the mayors wrote, “Our nation can no longer wait for our federal government to take the actions necessary to prevent people who should not have access to firearms from being able to purchase them.”

The mayors urged the Senate to vote on two House-passed bills expanding background checks for gun sales that passed that chamber earlier this year. It was signed by El Paso, Texas, Mayor Dee Margo, Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley and others where mass shootings have occurred, including Orlando and Parkland, Florida, Pittsburgh and Annapolis, Maryland.

“There is no worse thing that can happen to a city,” Whaley said of the weekend shooting that killed nine people in Dayton. “We cannot allow this tragic event to fade from our memories without taking action. Politics has stood in the way of action for too long, and I can tell you politics seems very petty when it is your friends and neighbors who are injured or dead.”

The push comes as McConnell, the Republican leader, resists pressure to recall senators from the congressional recess, despite wrenching calls to “do something” in the aftermath of the shootings.

Instead, the Republican leader is taking a more measured approach, as GOP senators talk frequently among themselves and with the White House in the face of mounting criticism that Congress is failing to act.

President Donald Trump is privately calling up senators while publicly pushing for an expansion of background checks for firearms purchases, but McConnell knows those ideas have little Republican support. In fact, the White House threatened to veto a House-passed background checks bill earlier this year. Yet, as the nation reels from the frequency of shootings and their grave toll, McConnell’s unwillingness to confront the gun lobby or move more swiftly is coming under scrutiny.......................................

Read more: https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/08/08/Mayors-push-Senate-to-return-to-Washington-for-gun-bill-vote-mass-shootings/stories/201908080090







Mitch McConnell plans to visit CA next week to raise money. Instead he should visit Washington DC to save lives by allowing votes on the House's common-sense gun safety bills. If you agree, retweet this message and call the @senatemajldr

at (202) 224-2541 or (502) 582-6304.
10:00 AM · Aug 8, 2019·TweetDeck

https://twitter.com/BarbaraBoxer/status/1159479377161269248?s=20






Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., smiles after vote on a hard-won budget deal that would permit the government to resume borrowing to pay all of its obligations and would remove the prospect of a government shutdown in October, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.

Barbara Boxer urges us to call #MoscowMitch. (202) 224-2541 or(502) He is going to CA to raise FUNDS

Guess he fractured shoulder is healed!! But his priorities are off!



Mitch McConnell plans to visit CA next week to raise money. Instead he should visit Washington DC to save lives by allowing votes on the House's common-sense gun safety bills. If you agree, retweet this message and call the @senatemajldr
at (202) 224-2541 or (502) 582-6304.

10:00 AM · Aug 8, 2019·TweetDeck

https://twitter.com/BarbaraBoxer/status/1159479377161269248?s=20

https://twitter.com/SafetyPinDaily/status/1159246608787279873?s=20



https://twitter.com/JadedCreative/status/1159438003359690752?s=20

https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff/status/1159211845246492672?s=20



https://twitter.com/elzey_t/status/1159484201487536129?s=20



54 years after passage of the Voting Rights Act, and six years after Shelby County v. Holder gutted

Good reminder.

Fifty-four years after passage of the Voting Rights Act, and six years after Shelby County v. Holder gutted the landmark law, racial discrimination in voting persists. It's past time for lawmakers to #RestoreTheVOTE and work to modernize our democracy. #VRA54

https://twitter.com/RepShalala/status/1158824141287567360?s=20

https://twitter.com/RepJahanaHayes/status/1158839810196463618?s=20

Attorney for Montana man who threw teen in national anthem attack says Trump rhetoric to blame

Source: CBS




August 8, 2019 / 7:36 AM / AP

The attorney for a Montana man accused of throwing a 13-year-old boy to the ground at a rodeo because the teenager didn't remove his hat during the national anthem said Wednesday his client believes he was acting on an order from President Donald Trump.

The president's "rhetoric" contributed to Curt Brockway's disposition when he grabbed the boy by the throat and slammed him to the ground, fracturing his skull, at the Mineral County fairgrounds Saturday, attorney Lance Jasper told The Missoulian .

Jasper said Brockway is a U.S. Army veteran who believes he was acting on an order by the commander in chief. He added that Brockway's decision-making has been affected by a traumatic brain injury he suffered in a vehicle crash in 2000 while he was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington.


"His commander in chief is telling people that if they kneel, they should be fired, or if they burn a flag, they should be punished," Jasper said. "He certainly didn't understand it was a crime."...............

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/attorney-for-montana-man-who-threw-teen-in-national-anthem-attack-says-trump-rhetoric-to-blame/



People who follow Trump do not need a previous head injury to do dangerous things to others.

Per the article, Brockway has a brain injury, yet he was aware enough to say that the boy was disrespecting the Flag and he had a right to throw him to the ground. damn.





..........Jasper said Brockway is a U.S. Army veteran who believes he was acting on an order by the commander in chief. He added that Brockway's decision-making has been affected by a traumatic brain injury he suffered in a vehicle crash in 2000 while he was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington.




Man allegedly throws 13-year-old boy to the ground for not taking hat off during national anthem


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/curt-james-brockway-national-anthem-montana-superior-mineral-county/

By Christopher Brito

August 7, 2019 / 1:22 PM / CBS News

A Montana man has been charged after he allegedly threw a 13-year-old to the ground because the boy didn't take his hat off during the national anthem at a rodeo event over the weekend, according to prosecutors. The teen was airlifted to a hospital with a possible concussion and skull fracture, Mineral County prosecutor Elena Donahue wrote in court documents, the Associated Press reported.

According to the prosecutor, Curt James Brockway, 39, told a sheriff's deputy that he asked the child to remove his hat out of respect before the "Star Spangled Banner" was played at the Mineral County Fairgrounds in Superior on Saturday. He said the boy cursed at him before Brockway grabbed him by the neck and slammed him to the floor.

A witness who was the rodeo told the Missoulian that Brockway tried justifying his actions by saying the boy "was disrespecting the national anthem so he had every right to do that."
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