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Donald Trump Wouldn’t Have Appointed Jeff Sessions If He Had Known He Was a Mark Ass Buster

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U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo by Michael Reynolds – Pool/Getty Images)

Where are your president’s handlers when he needs them? Does he even have handlers? Is there anyone in the White House that is in charge of making sure he doesn’t say stupid stuff to the media he is so critical of? Apparently not, because this latest thing is a doozy.

Read “BIG MAD: Trump Says He Never Would Have Appointed Sessions If He Had Known He Wouldn’t Have His Back With That Whole Russia Thing

Jeff Sessions Just Made It OK For Police to Take Your Property Even If You Haven’t Been Charged With a Crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it will be restarting the controversial “adoptive forfeiture” program, which allows local police departments and law enforcement agencies to seize the property of people suspected of a crime, even if they haven’t been charged with or convicted of one.

Read “Jeff Sessions Just Made it Easier For Law Enforcement to Seize Your Assets Even If You Haven’t Been Convicted of A Crime

 

Aramis Ayala and Racism in Florida Politics

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Aramis Ayala (YouTube screenshot)

I had a Twitter thread the other night about Aramis Ayala, the Florida state’s attorney who was stopped by two Orlando police officers who didn’t recognize her.

I took the thoughts from that thread and added context via this article on The Root:

The viral video of a black female state attorney in Florida getting pulled over by police officers who don’t recognize her and say they couldn’t get any information off of her plates has been making headlines and sparking discussion for days, but is it possible that there is more to the story than meets the eye?

Read “Fla. State Attorney Aramis Ayala: Is Viral Video Latest Evidence of Targeted Harassment Against Her? 

#Impeachment – The Process Begins

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President Donald Trump (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

For months the nation’s collective breath has been held waiting for something, anything, that the president has done to be held against him and used to get him out of office, and it appears that time has finally come, so we can all exhale: a California congressman has filed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Read “#Impeachment: 2 Democratic Congressmen Take the First Step to Get Donald Trump Out of Office

Barack Obama Calls the New Senate Healthcare Bill Out For the Bullshit it Is

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Former President Barack Obama took to his official Facebook page on Thursday to criticize the new Senate healthcare bill released today, calling it “a massive transfer of wealth” to “the richest people in America,” asking the Senate to “take a step back and measure what’s really at stake.”

Read “Barack Obama: Senate Health Care Bill Is a Massive Transfer of Wealth to the Richest People in America

Congressional Black Caucus: Donald Trump Doesn’t Care About Black People

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US Representative Cedric Richmond of Louisiana (Photo credit should read Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Cedric L. Richmond, Democratic Representative from New Orleans and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, wrote a three-page letter Wednesday to Donald Trump declining his invitation to meet with the CBC and outlining the many reasons why the group as a whole is saying no.

More Allegations of Trump Attempting to Obstruct Justice Come Out

Director Of Nat'l Intelligence Daniel Coats

Director of National Intelligence Agency Dan Coats (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Daniel Coats, Director of National Intelligence, told associates in March that Donald Trump asked him to intervene with then-FBI Director James Comey and get him to have the bureau back off of its investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his ties to Russia.

Read Trump Asked National Intelligence Director to Intervene in Comey’s Russia Probe: Report

Democratic Senators Have Asked the FBI 3 Times to Investigate Jeff Sessions

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senators Al Franken (D-Minn.)  and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) have made three separate requests to the FBI to have U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions investigated amid concerns that he perjured himself when questioned about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

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James Comey’s Public Testimony is Confirmed

Former FBI Director James Comey

Former FBI Director James Comey (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

It looks like Former FBI Director James Comey’s public testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee is a go, and could happen as early as next week. Comey will be confirming what we all already know: your president attempted to obstruct a federal investigation.

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Federal Student Aid Chief Quits, Refuses to Testify

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James Runcie, the Federal Student Aid chief, quit his job unannounced Tuesday night, and left an email for his staff explaining his reasoning. Among other things, it sounds as though Runcie did not want to be the department’s fall guy in a hearing before the House Oversight Committee.

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Ben Carson Believes Poverty is Just a ‘State of Mind’

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

When Sallie Mae calls you next month to collect on your student loans, tell them that your debt is just a state of mind, and you actually don’t owe them a thing.

Read Ben Carson Thinks Poverty is Just a ‘State of Mind’ Passed Down From Parents to Their Children

Your President Really Hates Poor People

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 19: Copies of President Trump’s FY’18 budget books are stacked, at the Government Publishing Office, on May 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Donald Trump’s new budget proposal will be reveals that he really and truly hates poor people. It comes with major cuts to Medicaid and changes to anti-poverty programs that would allow states to limit a range of benefits for needy families, something that Congress has already been uneasy about.

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