Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a sweeping set of immigration reform proposals on Tuesday, pledging to make the issue a top priority of his administration if elected president. The ten-page proposal proposes pro-immigrant policies from everything like deportation and detention reform to prison reform to rejecting free trade agreements like NAFTA. – Read the full article
Donald Trump must apologize to Muslim Americans and to Jersey City for his untrue, divisive and reprehensible comments perpetuating an old rumor we thought had rightly died. By repeating – and indeed embellishing – this hateful rumor, Trump once again ratchets up the ugliness in the current political climate. – Read the full article
Source: CNN Several attendees at the rally punched and kicked a protester who tried to disrupt Trump’s speech. At least a half-dozen attendees shoved and tackled the protester, a black man, to the ground as he refused to leave the event. – Read the full article
Just a short one this week, gang, since I’m still recovering from surgery (which went very well, thank you).
Abortion & Reproductive Rights
♀ Supreme Court Sends Mixed Messages on Reproductive Rights
If there’s one thing made crystal clear by a summer’s worth of anti-Planned Parenthood smear videos, it is that anti-choice activists are intent on running the reproductive health-care provider out of business and are perfectly willing to ignore or elide the law to reach that goal. – Read the full article
WASHINGTON — The U.S. needs to “intensify and broaden” its effort against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, including sending more ground forces, Hillary Clinton said Thursday in a speech that set out clear differences with the Obama administration as well as the Republican presidential field. – Read the full article
Republicans, Fox News and other Conservative media outlets continually demand that Democratic politicians use the GOP talking points that have been approved by Frank Luntz, or else they are weak, weak, weak on terrorism, hates America and wants us to lose. – Read the full article
Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, told CNN that we should only be taking Syrian Christian refugees into our country this past Sunday. There are a lot of Christians in Syria that have no place now,” he explained. “They’ll be either executed or imprisoned, either by Assad or by ISIS. – Read the full article
From Right Wing rag Breitbart:
Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush stated that while allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the US is “a bad idea if there’s no screening,” “we should take every Christian Iraqi and every Christian Syrian” in a position where if they stay, they’ll die on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. – Read the full article
The sacrifices made by veterans are far reaching. The pain of leaving one’s family to go overseas is only compounded by the uncertainty he or she faces while away. Many veterans return emotionally scarred and/or physically injured, and are often expected to re-adjust to life at home seamlessly. – Read the full article
I don’t understand Ben Carson’s supporters. There are two major issues that should send RWNJs running to other candidates:
There are so many lies. Ben Carson is a big bullshitter. He’s the crazy uncle that says he was in the CIA. – Read the full article
I don’t know if the GOP’s “professional” campaign managers decided to sit the 2016 election season out or what, but it sure seems like a bunch of amateurs running things this time around.
Let’s start with Jeb!’s campaign. Maybe he thinks it’s his due, like he’s next in line or something, but he seemed dumbfounded when he didn’t skyrocket to the top of the heap. – Read the full article
Bernie Sanders to ABC News:
Hillary Clinton will be an infinitely better candidate and president than the Republican candidate on his best day.
Sanders makes a point here that applies to pretty much every aspect of American life; Anyone is better than a Republican on his best day. – Read the full article