Thomas Broadfoot

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Fox & Friends host justifies family separation on the grounds that “these aren’t our kids”

Brian Kilmeade accidentally told the truth about Trump’s immigration policy.<p>There’s a fundamental element of the US immigration debate — a moral element — that typically goes unspoken in the national conversation. Basically, it’s a debate over what the US government owes to non-Americans: Are they …

United States

The GOP's Racist Rot Began Long Before Trump

The party’s rot didn’t begin with this president, but it’s collapsing beneath him.<p>The Republican Party is in tatters.<p>After spending decades investing …

Donald Trump

Melania Trump Is Just a Typical White Woman. That’s All

Melania Trump exists in what appears to be a loveless relationship with her husband.<p>And that’s it.<p>Aside from the mysterious illness she battled a …

Donald Trump

While you weren’t looking: 5 things Trump’s Cabinet did this week besides separating families

This week, the nation’s attention was mostly laser-focused on the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the border.<p>But as …

Trump Administration

Ivanka Trump Reportedly Made Sizable Donation To Texas Church Ahead Of President’s New Executive Order

Ivanka Trump is said to have made a generous donation to a Texas church shortly before President Donald Trump signed his latest executive order<p>First …

Donald Trump

A Former ICE Director Explains How Separated Children Can Easily Become Orphans

President Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy has ripped thousands of children – some as young as 3 months old – from their migrant parents. …

Immigration

Steve King singles out Somali Muslims over pork

The Iowa congressman says they shouldn’t work in his district’s meat-packing plants because they won’t eat pig products.<p>Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Friday that he doesn’t want Somali Muslims working at meat-packing plants in his district because they want consumers of pork to be sent to hell.<p>In a …

Breitbart News

Oregon DOT employee suspended after Facebook post calling on immigrants to be shot

An Oregon woman who works for the Department of Transportation was suspended after she allegedly made remarks on Facebook calling for illegal immigrants to be shot at the Mexican border.<p>The department announced on Thursday that a member of staff had been placed on leave after the post was widely …

Social Media

Emails Raise Questions About Interior Secretary Zinke's Link With Oil Executive

Ranking U.S. House Democrats are calling for an ethics investigation into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. They want to know more about a land deal between Zinke's family foundation and a real estate project with ties to the oil and gas giant Halliburton. Earlier this week, Politico broke the story …

Salt Lake City

Congratulations to the Trumps: You Played Yourselves

I don't want to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but I'm starting to think that the Trump family doesn't <i>quite</i> have our best interests in mind. Maybe I'm reaching here, but it seems like there's a hidden code in the bellicose messaging coming from the White House and its inhabitants this week.<p>After …

Donald Trump

Father of girl who has become the face of Trump's zero-tolerance policy speaks out

Tegucigalpa - The Honduran toddler pictured sobbing in a pink jacket before US President Donald Trump on an upcoming cover of Time magazine was not …

Immigration

Cohen's photo with Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's former longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen retweeted a photo of himself with comedian Tom Arnold, who is working on a TV show to hunt down recordings of the president, fueling speculation Friday that Cohen has secret tapes of Trump and is willing to …

Donald Trump

Woman at Trump rally sobs because critics hate his child camps: ‘He tries so hard and people are so down on him’

A supporter of President Donald Trump broke down in tears on Wednesday because she said that critics have unfairly condemned the president over his …

Donald Trump

Mike Pompeo’s plan to denuclearize North Korea is blind trust in a totalitarian dictator

What could possibly go wrong?<p>Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted during a cabinet meeting on Thursday that North Korea will follow through on the …

North Korea

John Oliver joins Winnie the Pooh on Chinese government’s block list.

On Sunday, the host of <i>Last Week Tonight</i> mocked the Chinese government’s internet censorship using Winnie the Poor as an example. Chinese President Xi …

Immigration

Pentagon To House Up To 20K Migrant Children On Military Bases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after …

Immigration

Trump's campaign pledges should be taken 'seriously and literally'

Despite making outrageous claims on the campaign trail, President Trump is proving again and again that candidate Trump's pledges should be taken …

Donald Trump

Climate Change Report Describes How Screwed Miami Will Be In 30 Years

The sunshine state is about to get a whole lot wetter.<p>While hurricanes or volcanic eruptions inflict an immediate blow, the Earth’s rising sea levels …

Climate Change

WSJ: Feds Subpoena National Enquirer Publisher In Cohen Investigation

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed the publisher of the National Inquirer as part of their probe into Michael Cohen’s business dealings, including …

Donald Trump

Kobach Finally Tells Clerks To Comply With Court Order On Proof-of-Citizenship

After two days of confusion — with some but not all county election officials enforcing a Kansas voting restriction struck down by a federal judge …

Government

Tinder parent company buys anti-Tinder dating app Hinge

Match Group, a massive online dating conglomerate, acquired Hinge today in a deal that gives the company a 51 percent stake in the app. Hinge initially marketed itself as a more welcoming version of Tinder in which users could only see potential matches who shared a mutual Facebook friend. The …

Relationships

Google partnership with Huawei worrying US lawmakers

The scrutiny over Chinese phone maker Huawei continues to intensify.<p>US lawmakers on Wednesday sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai expressing concerns regarding Huawei's ties with the Chinese government. The lawmakers said the strategic partnership between Google and Huawei on instant …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Scoop: The White House looks to coordinate online privacy plan

The White House is in the early stages of determining what a federal approach to online data privacy should look like, Axios has learned. Why it …

Privacy

Europe considers internet copyright law that would kill your favorite GIFs and memes

Say goodbye to Doge and Grumpy Cat.<p>The European Parliament legal branch voted to pass a new copyright laws today that could possibly kill internet …

Privacy

Microsoft follows Google with its own overhauled news app

Microsoft has overhauled its MSN News app for mobile. As you might expect, it's curated for your interests, offers breaking news alerts, support for widgets on both Android and iOS, continuous scrolling and a dark theme for reading at night. A blog post from Microsoft is quick to point out that its …

BBC

Instagram Adds TV Feature After Reaching 1 Billion Users

Facebook Inc.’s photo-sharing app Instagram has reached 1 billion monthly active users. To spur future growth, the company announced a new feature: …

Social Media

Tech Companies Push Back On Trump's Family Separations

“It’s heartbreaking to see the images and hear the sounds of the kids,” Tim Cook said.<p>Several of Silicon Valley’s top executives at its largest companies have spoken out against the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that separates migrant children from their parents at the …

Immigration

Buffett, Bezos, Dimon appoint Dr. Atul Gawande as CEO of their newly formed health-care company

Dr. Atul Gawande will lead the joint health-care venture between Amazon, J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway, the three companies announced …

Health Care

EU Retaliation Against U.S. Over Metal Tariffs to Start June 22

The European Union triggered the first phase of retaliation against the U.S. over its metal-import tariffs imposed on national-security grounds, …

Economy

8 states refuse to deploy National Guard troops to border in protest of Trump immigration policies

"Children should be with their families, not trapped in cages, sobbing and calling out for their parents."<p>U.S. governors, both Republican and …

Immigration