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cognitive dissonance

https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/834816323007950848
https://twitter.com/RichEdsonDC/status/834839146162176001
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320821-trump-calls-deportation-push-a-military-operation

Dream Job?

https://twitter.com/J4CKMULL/status/834727787508486145

TPM: Abuse, Humiliation and the Wall

https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/834812055521726464


the rest:
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/abuser-in-chief

As SEALs Fought For Their Lives, Trumps Account Sent And Deleted A TV Tweet

WASHINGTON ― As a team of elite U.S. commandos found themselves under unexpectedly heavy fire in a remote Yemeni village last month, eight time zones away, their commander in chief was not in the Situation Room.

It’s unclear what he, personally, was doing. But his Twitter account was busy promoting an upcoming appearance on the Christian Broadcasting Network.

“I will be interviewed by @TheBrodyFile on @CBNNews tonight at 11pm. Enjoy!” read a tweet from President Donald Trump’s personal account on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Whether it was Trump himself or an aide who sent out that tweet at 5:50 p.m. ― about half an hour into a firefight that cost a Navy SEAL his life ― cannot be determined from the actual tweets, and the White House isn’t saying. Likewise, it’s not clear who deleted the tweet some 20 minutes later, or why the new president, just a week on the job, chose not to directly monitor the first high-risk military operation on his watch.



MORE:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-yemen-raid-twitter_us_58ae0acbe4b057efdce8c07c?

California moves to pre-empt Trump on environment, endangered species

Needling President Donald Trump and bracing for a rollback of Obama-era environmental protections, Democrats in the nation’s most populous state are launching a preemptive strike.

California lawmakers are expected Thursday to propose legislation to fold existing federal air, water and endangered species standards into state law, sources said, enshrining pre-Trump levels of protection in California regardless of any reversal at the federal level.


The legislation, to be introduced by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and other Democratic senators, would require state air and water pollution regulators to maintain environmental standards at least as stringent as federal law required before Trump took office. And it would add state-level protections for species currently listed as endangered or threatened on the federal Endangered Species Act.

In an effort to impede the Trump administration from transferring federal lands to private developers for oil drilling or other purposes, Democratic lawmakers are also expected to propose a bill to give the State Lands Commission right of first refusal on such transactions.




MORE:
http://www.politico.com/states/california/story/2017/02/california-moves-to-pre-empt-trump-on-environment-endangered-species-109820

"I Was a Muslim in Trump's White House. I lasted eight days."

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/834794321496899584

In 2011, I was hired, straight out of college, to work at the White House and eventually the National Security Council. My job there was to promote and protect the best of what my country stands for. I am a hijab-wearing Muslim woman––I was the only hijabi in the West Wing––and the Obama administration always made me feel welcome and included.


Like most of my fellow American Muslims, I spent much of 2016 watching with consternation as Donald Trump vilified our community. Despite this––or because of it––I thought I should try to stay on the NSC staff during the Trump Administration, in order to give the new president and his aides, a more nuanced view of Islam, and of America's Muslim citizens.

I lasted eight days.

When Trump issued a ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries and all Syrian refugees, I knew I could no longer stay and work for an administration that saw me and people like me not as fellow citizens, but as a threat.


MORE:
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/rumana-ahmed-trump/517521/?utm_source=twb

MUST SEE: TV Commercial that will air during the Academy Awards - NY Times - The Truth Is Hard

https://twitter.com/NoShock/status/834778591816724480

NYPD TO TRUMP: THE HELL WE WILL

https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/834735079402434560
NYPD commissioner reminds cops to ignore President Trump’s immigrant deportation orders
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-won-immigrants-trump-deportation-orders-article-1.2979616?utm_content=buffer94dc7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=NYDailyNewsTw

Pence: Recent grad w honors from The Paul Ryan School of Photo-ops


https://twitter.com/sarahkendzior/status/834769367116169218

Chicago public schools wont let ICE agents in without a criminal warrant

CHICAGO — As educators around the United States wonder whether a crackdown on immigrants will reach their schoolhouse doors, principals in Chicago have been given a simple order: Do not let federal immigration agents in without a criminal warrant.

The stand taken by Chicago Public Schools, the country's third-largest school system, is among the boldest of the districts that have announced measures to protect those who may be living in the country illegally.

It remains unknown how much interest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will show in schools under President Trump, and there is little schools can do to thwart agents who show up with warrants, but they are acting at least in part to ease concerns of skittish immigrant communities.

In districts like Chicago, where nearly half of the 381,000 students are Hispanic, there is concern that immigration authorities could grab parents outside the schools and their children inside.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/chicago-schools-won-ice-agents-warrant-article-1.2980123?utm_content=buffer7eb10&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=NYDailyNewsTw
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