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Babies in poor health at ICE-run detention facility, Dilley, Texas, says complaint -

I sent this to my Rep and Senators. Pass on to all please.


Babies in poor health at ICE-run detention facility, says complaint – Center for Public Integrity


March 1, 2019

Madeline Buiano James R. Soles Fellow

6-8 minutes

A privately-run Texas detention center has been holding nine mothers with babies, including a 5-month-old, who have allegedly lost weight and aren’t sleeping or feeding properly because of abrupt changes in the availability of formula, according to a new complaint filed by three immigrant advocacy groups.

The South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, is the largest family detention center in America, with capacity for 2,400 people. The private prison company CoreCivic operates the facility under contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. The letter of complaint — from the Immigration Council, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network — alleges that the number of infants held at the Dilley center is increasing at an “alarming” rate and that the institution has a troubling history of inadequate care.

“We have grave concerns about the lack of specialized medical care available in Dilley for this vulnerable population,” the complaint says. “Infants are especially vulnerable to serious illnesses, pain, disability, and even death from preventable infections and diseases.”

The complaint notes that pediatricians advise against abrupt changes in formula routines, a process that should be gradual and monitored by a doctor. The complaint also points out that the Dilley center is more than an hour away by car from San Antonio, “the nearest metropolitan center with facilities equipped to provide specialized medical services.”

The complaint was sent to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s civil rights staff and the department’s Office of the Inspector General.

The advocacy groups are urging officials to release the infants and their mothers, all of them Hondurans, from the South Texas facility, so they can fight their asylum cases outside of detention. As of Feb. 28, one mother and her baby had been detained at the center for more than 20 days........................

Nadler wants docs from Don JR Ivanka & Eric Trump, Jared Kushner, & assistant Rhonda Graff, others..

I imagine most of these people will delay delay delay........


4h ago
Nadler: House Judiciary Will Send Over 60 Doc Requests To Don Jr., Weisselberg, Others


By Matt Shuham

March 3, 2019 12:29 pm

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) announced Sunday that his committee would be issuing document request “to over 60 different people” on Monday in order to eventually “present the case to the American people about obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.”

Nadler, who said later in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that “it’s very clear that the President obstructed justice,” said “I would imagine” the list of people who will receive a document request includes former White House chief of staff John Kelly and former White House Counsel Don McGahn.

“We will be releasing the list tomorrow of over 60 entities, people, et cetera,” he said, specifically naming Donald Trump Jr. and Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg.

The Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed source “familiar with the list,” reported later on Sunday that it also included document requests for Eric Trump, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump’s longtime Trump Organization assistant Rhona Graff..................

Distraught GOP consultant hints she may leave party after 'disgraceful' display by Trump and CPAC

Then just leave!!


Distraught GOP consultant hints she may leave party after ‘disgraceful’ display by Trump and CPAC crowd


03 Mar 2019 at 14:04 ET
Susan Del Percio -- screenshot


Echoing the sentiments of her colleague Rick Tyler on Saturday — who said the Republican Party is no more — Susan Del Percio scalded both the president and the attendees while speaking with MSNBC host Alex Witt.

“What do you think about what he [Tyler] said there and how the president portrayed himself yesterday,” host Witt asked after airing a clip of the GOP consultant gloomily describing the state of the party.

“I think Rick was absolutely right, Alex,” Del Percio replied. “I don’t think it was embarrassing — I think it was an embarrassment. I don’t think it was a speech, I think it was a rant and a disgraceful way for the president of the United States to handle himself.”

“Rick is right about what he’s done to the conservative movement — it’s been completely hijacked,” she continued. “I blame the people in that crowd because they would rather be entertained than face hard realities and face the fact that they have sold themselves out to the great entertainer of our political times. That’s all they have done, they are doing nothing to move forward policies that matter, for us to be taken seriously as a party.”

“I’m fortunate enough that I have some, actually prominent Democrats saying, ‘Please don’t leave the party yet. I know you’re ready to go but we need solid Republicans like yourself to move forward’,” she added.

House Judiciary chair Rep Jerry Nadler: "It's very clear" Trump obstructed justice

House Judiciary chair: "It's very clear" Trump obstructed justice


Marisa Fernandez6 hours ago

House Judiciary chair: "It's very clear" Trump obstructed justice

House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), whose committee would be responsible for starting impeachment proceedings, told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday that "it's very clear" President Trump obstructed justice.

"1,100 times he referred to the Mueller investigation as a 'witch hunt.' He tried to protect Flynn from being investigated by the FBI. He fired Comey in order to 'stop the Russia thing,' as he told NBC News. He's dangled pardons, he's intimidated witnesses in public."

— Nadler

The big picture: Nadler acknowledged that the committee is still a “long way” from impeachment and that it needs to be able to persuade the American people that impeachment is warranted — not just politically motivated.
While it waits for special counsel Robert Mueller's report to be made public, Nadler said the committee will demand documents from more than 60 Trump associates, including Donald Trump Jr. and Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg.

State lawmakers pushing for laxer vaccine rules despite measles outbreaks

Source: Politico

'We still get messages that say these diseases are good for you,' says one Oregon lawmaker who opposes efforts to let more parents opt out.

By VICTORIA COLLIVER 03/03/2019 07:05 AM EST

Measles is spreading from New York to Texas to Washington state in the worst outbreak in years, but some state lawmakers want to take the vaccination debate in the opposite direction: Loosening rules covering whether kids get inoculated.

In Oregon, state lawmakers will consider a so-called transparency bill favored by the "vaccine hesitant." New York is simultaneously considering eliminating and expanding exemptions that allow parents to opt out. One bill in Texas would prohibit the state from even tracking exemptions.

The push to loosen the rules is occurring even as the U.S. has experienced more than 160 measles cases in 10 states since Jan. 1, including 74 in Washington state and Oregon linked to the outbreak in the Pacific Northwest, according to the states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The outbreaks have turned 2019 into one of the most active years for vaccine policy in recent memory, inspiring several states to try to toughen their vaccination mandates with the aim of stemming future outbreaks. Yet some legislators are advocating giving parents more control over whether their children need to be vaccinated..........................................

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/03/measles-outbreak-vaccination-1192887

Childhood vaccines are a haven for conspiracy theorists. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Scottish government wins Donald Trump wind power legal costs

Pay up dude!!

In Scotland, @realDonaldTrump fought the Scottish govt over a windfarm that would alter the view from his golf course. He lost. Now, a court says he's also got to pay his opponents' legal fees.


Robert Kantner @robert_kantner
Feb 28
Replying to @Fahrenthold @realDonaldTrump

Now that the Trump "Foundation" was forced to shut down, where will he get the money?
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‏ @watz58
Feb 28

He will go to deutsche bank and tell them mara lago is worth 99 kazillion and they will give him a loan.

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Scottish Government Burns Trump In ‘Reverse Emoluments’ Case


March 1, 2019 5:34 pm

In Scotland, President Donald Trump battled the government over a wind power development that, he complained, would alter the view from his golf course in Aberdeenshire. But he lost that battle. And a court in the U.K. has ruled that the Trump International Golf Club Scotland must pay all of the legal costs that the Scottish government incurred fighting Trump.

In late 2015—before Trump was president—the U.K. Supreme Court rejected the Trump Organization’s legal challenge to the wind farm. Former First Minister Alex Salmond asserted that the ruling left Trump a “three time loser.” And the Trump Organization had a characteristically Trumpian response: “Does anyone care what this man thinks? He’s a has-been and totally irrelevant.”

The wind farm, which contains eleven turbines altogether, generated its first power in July 2018 and was developed by the Swedish energy group Vattenfall.

According to the BBC, the exact sum that the Trump Organization will owe the Scottish government has not been disclosed..........................................

Some days-I am still really shocked at what comes out of the the vile mouth of Trump...

I try not to be, but it is so shocking still to think he is the POTUS!!


Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado is quietly and seriously thinking about a run for president.

And another to welcome to the primaries

The Democrat Who Wants to Stop the Rage

Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado is quietly and seriously thinking about a run for president.

Edward-Isaac Dovere

10:14 AM ET
Ed Andrieski / Associated Press

POLK CITY, Iowa—Sitting under a framed ticket from an old Obama town hall meeting, down in the basement of a farmhouse surrounded by snowy fields of corn and soybeans, I tell Michael Bennet that an Iowa Democrat who’d come to hear him speak compared him to pea soup. Good pea soup, hearty. But still pea soup, in a 2020 primary field that has sizzling fajitas and cake on the table.

Some politicians might have been be insulted. Bennet smiles. “There’s something to that,” he says.

The Colorado senator was here on the last stop of his tour through the northwest part of the state, feeling good about what he heard, and what he saw. What began two months ago as a vague notion about running for president had become a long and deliberate thought process. And now, after two and a half days on the ground, he was closer to getting in the race than when he landed.

Read: The delusions and realities of the immigration debate

Bennet’s not interested in an argument about progressives versus moderates, though he warns that Democrats shouldn’t make it easy for Donald Trump to write them off as socialists (he jumped up and applauded when the president said “America will never be a socialist country” in his State of the Union address, realizing only later that Bernie Sanders was right behind him, scowling in his seat). To Bennet, the presidential race should be about taking stock of what’s become of politics in the last 10 or 15 years and thinking about how to actually move forward, in a way that won’t just destroy the country even more.

People are tired of the rage Olympics, he believes, and they know in their guts it’s not working. He thinks they want something else.“If you promise people that you are going to give everybody in America Medicare, that you are not going to have to raise taxes, that you’re not going to have to cut healthcare massively, that 180 million people, 80 percent of whom like their insurance are going to be willing to give it up, 20 million…” Bennet says, trailing off. “It is possible to write policy proposals that have no basis in reality, and you might as well call them candy. That’s what people want, as the song said, but I think that’s not where people are, I don’t think people believe that stuff. I think they want to see a serious approach to politics and a serious approach to policy.”

The noisiest voices in the party want Medicare for All and a Green New Deal. They want to answer Mitch McConnell’s Merrick Garland blockade by packing the Supreme Court and getting rid of the filibuster entirely. Learn the lessons of dealing with Republicans in modern politics, they say. Stop showing up to gun fights waving copies of Robert’s Rules of Order. It’s the way, they say, to ensure Democrats keep losing even when they win............................

Pelosi aide: Dems 'will take all necessary steps' to get Trump's tax returns

Source: the Hill

By Naomi Jagoda - 03/01/19 07:18 PM EST


“Every day the American people and Congress learn more about President Trump’s improprieties, from conflicts of interest to influence peddling, potential tax evasion and violations of the Constitution – all roads leading back to President Trump’s finances," Pelosi spokeswoman Ashley Etienne said in a statement. "These improprieties, and the lack of transparency around them, give the House legitimate legislative, oversight and legal reasons to review the President’s tax returns."

"We will take all necessary steps, including litigation, if necessary, to obtain them," she added. "Given President Trump’s recalcitrance, the committees with jurisdictional and legislative equities are working with the Ways and Means Committee to ensure the House is able to present the strongest possible case.”

Cohen said during his testimony Wednesday that Trump would undervalue his assets to reduce his real-estate tax bill, but inflate the value of his assets to boost his rankings on Forbes's lists of wealthiest people and for insurance purposes.

Cohen also cast doubt on whether Trump's tax returns were under audit during the 2016 presidential election.

The statement from Pelosi's office is one of the strongest to date from Democratic leadership about plans to try to obtain the president's tax filings..............................................

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/finance/432286-pelosi-spokeswoman-house-dems-will-take-all-necessary-steps-to-get-trumps-tax

I read elsewhere this process will take WEEKS just to get the Dem request constructed and sent to IRS. THEN expect stalling or outright obstruction from Trump Adm.
Patience is a virtue. Long wait folks

Interesting--Trump is or has read Cohen's book manuscript- and DEMANDS that CONgress get it also....

How did Trump get a manuscript??????? Trump sure has his panties in a tight wade this morning.

Donald J. Trump Verified account @realDonaldTrump
3h3 hours ago

Michael Cohen’s book manuscript shows that he committed perjury on a scale not seen before. He must have forgotten about his book when he testified. What does Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, say about this one. Is he being paid by Crooked Hillary. Using her lawyer?
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Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
3h3 hours ago

...and the fraudulent and dishonest statements he made on Wednesday. No way, it’s time to stop this corrupt and illegally brought Witch Hunt. Time to start looking at the other side where real crimes were committed. Republicans have been abused long enough. Must end now!

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Donald J. Trump Verified account @realDonaldTrump
3h3 hours ago

Congress must demand the transcript of Michael Cohen’s new book, given to publishers a short time ago. Your heads will spin when you see the lies, misrepresentations and contradictions against his Thursday testimony. Like a different person! He is totally discredited!

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Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
3h3 hours ago

Wow, just revealed that Michael Cohen wrote a “love letter to Trump” manuscript for a new book that he was pushing. Written and submitted long after Charlottesville and Helsinki, his phony reasons for going rogue. Book is exact opposite of his fake testimony, which now is a lie!
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Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
4h4 hours ago

Great to be back from Vietnam, an amazing place. We had very substantive negotiations with Kim Jong Un - we know what they want and they know what we must have. Relationship very good, let’s see what happens!
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