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Trump Administration Announces Changes to Citizenship Test

Photo: John Moore (Getty Images) Because the white nationalists immigration hardliners in the executive branch just can’t help themselves from showing their true colors, Trump administration officials announced major changes to the mandatory test required to become a naturalized citizen of the U.S. In a statement Friday, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced […]

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Kellyanne Conway Goes on Unhinged Rant and Asks Reporter ‘What’s Your Ethnicity?’

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) I don’t know why we are forced to live in a world where Kellyanne Conway talks to reporters but this is the life Donald Trump has created. On Tuesday, Conway spoke to journalists—and things took a really weird turn. According to the Daily Beast, Andrew Feinberg, a writer for BeltwayBreakfast.com […]

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Top Conservative Calls for Chief Justice’s Head Over High Court’s Ruling on the Census Citizenship Question

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts during a February 2019 appearance in NashvillePhoto: Mark Humphrey (Associated Press) Because (obvi) any Supreme Court justice handpicked for the job by GOP conservatives owes strict allegiance to the Constitution conservatives everywhere, the head of the nation’s oldest conservative advocacy group is calling for Chief Justice John Roberts’ impeachment. Matt […]

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Leaked Documents Show Trump Team Used Google to Vet Staff, Considered Hiring a ‘White Supremacist,’ and Wondered Why an Official Put His Junk in People’s Faces

Donald Trump and Kris KobachPhoto: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) A treasure trove of previously unseen documents reveals Donald Trump’s presidential transition team vetted potential administration officials with a not-so-stringent process that amounted to looking them up on the internet. The lackluster investigative method still raised concerns about possible White House candidates, including their ties to […]

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He’s Baack: Trump Appointee Who Quit Consumer Watchdog Agency After Racial Backlash Gets New Government Job at HUD

Donald Trump. Trump appointee Eric Blankenstein’s new job at HUD weeks after he quit the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau following a backlash over racially charged blogs he wrote is causing new outrage.Photo: Getty Apparently, when it comes to the Trump administration, a racially charged past is no bar to being able to stay employed from […]

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Federal Judge Rules New Evidence of Race and Partisan Bias in Citizenship Question Issue Deserves a 2nd Look

Signs sit behind the podium before the start of a press conference April 3, 2018, with the then New York attorney general Eric to announce a multistate lawsuit to block the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census form. Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty) A federal judge in Maryland on Wednesday […]

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FCC blames Commerce Department for 5G weather scare, spectrum delays

Although the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has the final say on allocating wireless spectrum for public and private sector purposes, other federal agencies have input — and may be unreasonably obstructing 5G deployments, according to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Testifying at a Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing (via MobileWorldLive), Pai and other commissioners called out the Department […]

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Nation’s Treasury Department Is Said to Be a Bastion of White, Male Privilege

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifying before a House committee in May 2019. Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) The Trump administration is well known to be well stocked in rich, white males, but it turns out the Treasury Department, headed by Steve Mnucin, himself a rich, white male, may be the richest, whitest and most male […]

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Trump Administration Bars Pride Flags from Embassy Flagpoles

Photo: Photo provided by family Four-year Dadaist art installation Trump and his administration are rejecting requests from United States embassies to fly the rainbow flag most closely associated with June, LGBTQ+ Pride Month, according to NBC News. Embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil and Latvia have seen their requests denied, according to diplomats. While the prose […]

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It’s Almost Decision Time for the US Supreme Court, With Questions Regarding Census 2020 and Gerrymandering High on the List

The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme CourtPhoto: Chip Somodevilla (Getty) With the start of each June, the countdown begins to when the Supreme Court is expected to hand down decisions in cases that came before them in the term, and among the biggest items this term were cases involving census 2020 and partisan gerrymandering. […]

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Trump Administration to Require Visa Applicants to List ‘Social Media Identifiers,’ Previous Phone Numbers

Photo: Getty Images According to CBS News, the State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for United States visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers, a vast expansion of immigrant and visitor screening under the Trump administration. Applicants for certain diplomatic and official visas are exempt from the […]

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Lynne Patton Doesn’t Care if She Violated the Hatch Act Again

Photo: Getty Images When Lynne Patton isn’t violating the sensibilities of hairdressers this side of 1999, she’s possibly violating the Hatch Act, a federal law meant to prevent officials from politicizing positions in the government, with her social media habits. Congressional gollywog Patton is tasked with overseeing the largest regions controlled by the Department of […]

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West Point Graduates Most Diverse Class Ever, Ruins it With Mike Pence Speech

Photo: Getty Images If you’re like me, you wish your wife and loved ones would stop complaining about your ballooning weed budget. If you’re like me, you’ve likely also taken the time during a movie about some evil villain, or regime, or crime figure, to consider if villains ever take the time to stop and […]

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A Federal Judge in California Temporarily Blocked Trump’s Border Wall Funds

  The U.S./ Mexican border wall as seen in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images On Friday, a federal judge in California temporarily blocked Donald Trump’s invalid administration, preventing the transfer of $1 billion in Defense Department funds to build a border fencing wall. As reported by NPR, U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam’s injunction […]

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