They know he's telling lies; but they just don't care, because he is replicating their own sordid lack of values. Unfortunately while there are decent, honourable Americans there are also many Americans with Trump's biased attitudes.Why do his supporters keep on swallowing all the lies that Trump tells?
Some Republicans have better ideas....Some Americans abusing the immigration laws to bring child brides to the US.
House Republicans effectively kill anti-child marriage bill, cite possible case against gay marriage - TennesseanHouse Republicans effectively killed a bill Wednesday that would prohibit child marriages in Tennessee,
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The national nonprofit Unchained at Last has cited marriages in the state involving minors as young as 10 years old,
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Fowler argued that passing Jernigan's bill could interfere with a lawsuit he is mounting to counter the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing gay marriage.
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Jernigan questioned Fowler as to why this should affect his legislation, and Fowler responded, "Some people think the state should regulate marriage, and I do not."
The "ugly" reality of child marriage in the U.S. - CBS NewsIn a survey of marriage licenses compiled by Unchained At Last, at least 167,000 children under 18 were married in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010. (That number is likely on the conservative side, as Unchained At Last could obtain age data from only 38 U.S. states.)
The vast majority of those children were girls married off to adult men, Reiss said.
Child marriage is most common in the southern United States, according to the Pew Research Center. It's most common in West Virginia and Texas, followed by states like Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Nevada and California.
When it comes to child marriage laws, the U.S. in comparable to countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, . . .
Turned out its actually 60-80% of trafficked women being raped en route to crossing the southern border. CNN have largely ignored that element of it. They had someone from the Toronto Star on after the statement and he said he didnt know the truth about Trumps claim it was one third of women. But the deleted CBS News fact check says its even worse - 60-80%.CBS tried to do fact checking and what happened
CBS News Deletes Viral Fact Check On Migrant Women Raped Crossing Southern Border
They have supported--and still do--the use of strategic fencing in places and manners where it makes sense to do so, not a demagogic and race dog whistling Trumpian 'Wall of China' along the entire border that he claimed Mexico would pay for. They supported the Secure Fence Act of 2006 and the Senate comprehensive immigration reform bill passed with bipartisan approval during the Obama Admin that the GOP-led House under Boehner refused to bring to a vote. Thanks to their support of the Secure Fence Act of 2006, there's already substantial strategic fencing along the US-Mexico border.Fact Check: Yes, Democrats Once Supported Walls on the Border... :wink:
I think it could stop some men who plan to bring them to the US getting in through the southern border. One of the problems is that some Latin American countries have very low ages of consent.Do you think Trump's wall/fence/barrier/beaded curtain will stop this activity?
Think about what you just wrote. Do you really think that instead of flying them in and marrying them, that they'd walk them in through the desert and then marry them?I think it could stop some men who plan to bring them to the US getting in through the southern border. One of the problems is that some Latin American countries have very low ages of consent.
All the more reason to get more conservatives appointed to the vacancies on the 2nd Circuit.More bad news for Trump.
A federal judge in New York has ruled against the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ordered the administration to stop its plans to include the controversial question on forms for the upcoming national head count "without curing the legal defects" the judge identified in his opinion released on Tuesday.
This decision will be appealed to the 2nd Circuit and from there to the Supreme Court
Sounds like you'd simply prefer a Trump Admin rubber stamp kangaroo court than a 'conservative' one, which are materially distinguishable things.All the more reason to get more conservatives appointed to the vacancies on the 2nd Circuit.
Federal judge rules against Trump administration's plan to add 2020 census citizenship question - The Hill. . .
Ross violated a statute that requires him to collect data through the acquisition and use of “administrative records” instead of through “direct inquiries” on a survey such as the census.
Ross announced in March that he was granting a request from the Justice Department to reinstate the citizenship question on the decennial population count to help the agency better enforce the Voting Rights Act.
The decision led to a flurry of lawsuits across the country.
In his 277-page ruling, Furman called Ross’s violations of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) “egregious.”
“He failed to consider several important aspects of the problem; alternately ignored, cherry-picked, or badly misconstrued the evidence in the record before him; acted irrationally both in light of that evidence and his own stated decisional criteria; and failed to justify significant departures from past policies and practices — a veritable smorgasbord of classic, clear-cut APA violations,” he wrote.
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The biggest creature in the swamp? Wilbur Ross - Boston Globe. . . while in office, Ross had kept financial stakes in companies “co-owned by the Chinese government, a shipping firm tied to Vladimir Putin’s inner circle (and) a Cypriot bank reportedly caught up in the Robert Mueller investigation.”
Forbes also found that Ross lied when he submitted a sworn statement to federal officials promising to divest himself of these key financial holdings.
Most amazing of all, Forbes discovered that when news stories first emerged last fall showing Ross’s connection to the Putin-connected shipping firm, he shorted the company’s stock, on the assumption that its price would drop (which it modestly did, earning him a small profit).
In July, Alexander reported that during Ross’s first few months in office, the secretary repeatedly held meetings with companies that had direct connections to his personal financial holdings.
He met with officials in Greece, “while holding an interest in a major Greek bank.” He sat down with Brazilian officials while maintaining “investments in a Brazilian auto parts company.” He broke bread with the heads of “state-controlled funds from Qatar, Japan and Singapore, all of whom had invested money in his private equity firm.”
Then earlier this week, Forbes revealed that Ross is not just a greedy, ethically corrupt liar . . . he’s also a world-class grifter.
According to Forbes, Ross is alleged to have siphoned or stolen more than $120 million from business partners and customers. Forbes recounted accusations against Ross that included “taking handfuls of Sweet ’N Low packets from a nearby restaurant, so he didn’t have to go out and buy some for himself,” and not paying workers who had done work at his house in the Hamptons.
Sounds like you'd simply prefer a Trump Admin rubber stamp kangaroo court than a 'conservative' one, which are materially distinguishable things.
The court struck it because its inclusion failed to satisfy statutory APA requirements, the very kind of grounds today's fake conservatives in the Trump Party claim to be all about, e.g., "must interpret the law, not make the law per Justice Kavanaugh.
Federal judge rules against Trump administration's plan to add 2020 census citizenship question - The Hill
The court's decision regarding Wilbur Ross's lack of candour and bad faith regarding the law's requirements shouldn't be surprising but expected. Next to Scott Pruitt, Wilbur Ross is corrupt as F and not a well meaning and credible person and is also tied up in the Mueller investigation.
The biggest creature in the swamp? Wilbur Ross - Boston Globe
The Trump Admin is such a cesspool that stories like this get the back burner every day because even worse things are afoot. Even the NASA mission to Mars six weeks ago got completely overshadowed by the overflowing public toilets of the Trump Admin.Delightful to see this ball of filth torn asunder in court today.
I suspect Trump will fire him now (unless Trump owes him dosh, which I have long suspected might be teh reason he gave him the gig)
This of course has nothing to do with the census but everything to do with voter suppression and intimidation and most of all trying to illegally prevent further House gains for Democrats and possible Electoral College gains as well.
A great victory for democracy and surprised it hasn't been headline news today