Emmanuel Morales

48 Flips | 12 Magazines | 9 Likes | @EmmanuelMor33 | Keep up with Emmanuel Morales on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Emmanuel Morales”

Trump Just Incriminated Himself

At the center of the Comey firing is, it seems to me, a simple question. Is the presidency of Donald Trump a threat to liberal democracy? This has …

Trump doesn't want to be president, he wants to be emperor

The president apparently woke up in a bad mood Friday morning and took it out on his Twitter account. "The Fake Media is working overtime today!" he tweeted. He also pushed his stale argument that the investigation into questions of collusion between Russian meddlers and his presidential campaign …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's Own Words Become 'Exhibit A' Against Him

The president’s interview with Lester Holt exposed White House obfuscation, unethical interactions with James Comey, and circumstantial evidence that the FBI director’s termination was improper.<p>The most widely reported statement from Donald Trump’s NBC News interview with Lester Holt concerns this …

James Clapper on collusion between Russia, Trump aides: There could be evidence

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told MSNBC'S Andrea Mitchell on Friday that there could be evidence of collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign -- a statement that comes on the heels of an apparent public threat Trump made this …

Donald Trump

Government accused of 'outsourcing' family law policy to Safe School critic

The federal government has been accused of outsourcing policy over its proposed “parenting management hearings” to resolve family law disputes after it was revealed that it was modelled almost entirely on a paper by an outspoken critic of the Safe Schools program.<p>Professor Patrick Parkinson has …

Book Stores Fuming Mad Over State Law Forcing Them To Keep Records Of All Autographed Books

Walk into an independent book store in most cities and you’re likely to find signed copies of various authors’ books sitting around. Sometimes the …

Planned Parenthood Funding Could Thwart GOP Efforts On Health Bill

If there’s anything congressional Republicans want to do more than “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act it’s defund Planned Parenthood, which …

Health Care

Paul Ryan on Trump and Comey: 'I'm focusing on what's in my control'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Speaker Paul Ryan deflected the question Friday when asked about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump's related tweets this week.<p>"I'm focusing on what's in my control, and that is what is Congress doing to solve people's problems," the …

Will Supreme Court rescue Trump's immigration travel ban?

WASHINGTON — As President Trump's effort to ban some travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries heads to yet another federal appeals court next week, the federal government's lawyers can't be blamed for looking further ahead — to the Supreme Court.<p>Nearly all the judges who have heard the …

5 Judges Of 5 Religions To Hear Triple Talaq, Twitter Says ‘It Happens Only In India’

The Supreme Court will commence hearing from today on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of 'triple talaq', <i>'nikah halala</i>' and …

Defining Deference Down

A chance for the Supreme Court to revisit its Chevron doctrine.<p>President Trump has promised to roll back the regulatory state, but he’ll need the help of a judiciary that has for decades deferred too eagerly to executive agencies. The Supreme Court has an opportunity to refine a doctrine known as …

Donald Trump

Facebook to appeal court order requiring the company to globally impose an Austrian law to curb hate speech

Social networking giant Facebook will appeal a court order that requires the company to globally impose an Austrian law to curb hate speech against …

SC judgment denying HIV positive rape survivor right to terminate pregnancy overlooks her reproductive autonomy

Tortured Kentucky court ruling brings mixed results for anti-LGBTQ groups

Refusing to print shirts for a pride festival somehow isn’t about identity.<p>The Kentucky Court of Appeals issued a decision Friday concluding that a …

Trump Has Sparked the Biggest Political Crisis Since Watergate

The disorienting quality of the Donald Trump administration lies in the tension between the vastness of the threat it poses to the health of the …

Five Reasons the Comey Affair Is Worse Than Watergate

A journalist who covered Nixon’s fall 45 years ago explains why the current challenge to America may be more severe—and the democratic system less capable of handling it.<p>The tangled affair now known as Watergate began 45 years ago, before most of today’s U.S. population had even been born. (The …

Government ethics office appears to troll President Trump on Twitter

WASHINGTON — The government's top ethics watchdog may have been trolling President Trump on social media Friday, following reports that Trump sought ousted FBI Director James Comey's "loyalty" at a dinner earlier this year.<p>The Office of Government Ethics tweeted out a quote from the U.S. Code that …

We overanalyze Trump. He is what he appears to be.

There is no correct Theory of Trump.<p>Why did Donald Trump fire FBI Director James Comey so abruptly, in such humiliating fashion, with no plan to communicate the reasoning behind the move and no list of replacements ready?<p>It is the question that launched a thousand think pieces. Even Trump …

Donald Trump

Anti-abortion student group sues California professor over free speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> A lawsuit filed by a student anti-abortion group against a California university professor claims he and some of his students infringed on their free speech rights when erasing chalk messages on campus.<p>According to the lawsuit, Fresno State Students for Life planned to write messages in …

Georgia death row inmate's lawyers plea for firing squad rather than lethal injection

The firing squad is the only appropriate method of execution for a condemned Georgia prisoner — even though it's not permitted under state law — because the state's lethal injection drug could cause him to suffer more than the Constitution allows, his lawyers say.<p>J.W. Ledford Jr. is scheduled to …

Donald Trump isn't being defensive over firing James Comey. You're the one being defensive!

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's Twitter feed provides a near-constant window into what he's thinking at any time. Which is what makes Trump's tweetstorm Wednesday morning -- in the wake of his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey -- all the more revealing.<p>Before 7:30 a.m. on the east coast, …

Congo forces arrest dozens after deadly anti-Kabila protests

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo authorities swept through the southeastern mining hub of Lubumbashi on Thursday making dozens of arrests, local activists said, after at least 34 people died in protests against President Joseph Kabila.<p>Congolese opposition Union for the Congolese Nation (UNC) president …

Africa

Latinos Will Never Vote For A Republican, And Other Myths About Hispanics From 2016

There were two major assumptions about Latino voters throughout the presidential campaign:<p>(1) a record number of Latinos would show up on Election Day to oppose Donald Trump's candidacy and<p>(2) the anti-immigration rhetoric that launched Trump's campaign would push conservative-leaning Hispanics to …

Dems don't want Hillary Clinton to run again in 2020, want someone new, according to poll

Democrats are looking for a new face to run for president in 2020 — and certainly don't want Hillary Clinton to run again, a new Suffolk</i> …

Hillary Clinton

Is Donald Trump a traitor? His path to the White House suggests a pattern of profound disloyalty

<b>(Reuters/Lucas Jackson)</b><p>There’s a word for someone who colludes with a foreign power to subvert democracy and overthrow political norms<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>December 22, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Donald Trump urged a foreign power, Russia, to interfere in …

Donald Trump

America Already Had a Muslim Registry

A program that targeted visitors from Muslim-majority countries was phased out in 2011—but unless it’s dismantled completely, Donald Trump could easily reinstate it.<p>Toward the end of 2002, nearly two years after arriving in the U.S. with a student visa, Ammar Khawam took a day off from classes to …

Immigration

The only thing standing in the way of Donald Trump becoming US president now could be Joe Biden

The United States’ 538 Electoral College members voted mostly as expected on Dec. 19, paving the way for Donald J. Trump to be the country’s next president with 304 votes, despite widespread bipartisan concerns about whether he is unfit for the office because of his temperament and myriad business …

Donald Trump

The Republican war on democracy: Jason Sattler

As norms collapse, do liberals have the guts to adopt the conservative just-say-no playbook?<p>Now that the War on Christmas has been won by a thrice-married philanderer who ran for president as an aspiring theocrat, the North Carolina GOP has decided it’s time to win the War on Democracy.<p>First, …