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Marvin, a 32 yr old man from El Salvador, died in front of his 8 yr old daughter this morning...


Marvin, a 32 yr old man from El Salvador, died in front of his 8 yr old daughter this morning in a CBP detention center.

The mother of their child is not yet reunited w/her grieving daughter.

This is the 8th death in CBP custody in 9 months.

RIP, Marvin,

Via - @angelcanales


From @IlhanMN 's Instagram: "They said 'send her back' but Speaker Pelosi...

“They said ‘send her back’ but Speaker Pelosi didn’t just make arrangements to send me back, she went back with me. So grateful for the honor to return to Mother Africa.”



Exclusive: FBI document warns conspiracy theories are a new domestic terrorism threat

Source: Yahoo News

The FBI for the first time has identified fringe conspiracy theories as a domestic terrorist threat, according to a previously unpublicized document obtained by Yahoo News. (Read the document below.)

The FBI intelligence bulletin from the bureau’s Phoenix field office, dated May 30, 2019, describes “conspiracy theory-driven domestic extremists,” as a growing threat, and notes that it is the first such report to do so. It lists a number of arrests, including some that haven’t been publicized, related to violent incidents motivated by fringe beliefs.

The document specifically mentions QAnon, a shadowy network that believes in a deep state conspiracy against President Trump, and Pizzagate, the theory that a pedophile ring including Clinton associates was being run out of the basement of a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant (which didn’t actually have a basement).

“The FBI assesses these conspiracy theories very likely will emerge, spread, and evolve in the modern information marketplace, occasionally driving both groups and individual extremists to carry out criminal or violent acts,” the document states. It also goes on to say the FBI believes conspiracy theory-driven extremists are likely to increase during the 2020 presidential election cycle.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/fbi-documents-conspiracy-theories-terrorism-160000507.html


Question: "Are you suggesting that Republicans in Congress, around the country, are enabling racism?


Warren: My friend @AdyBarkan came to the Senate a few months ago to testify about why we need...


Creepy: Someone who was in Rep. Steve King's office recently noticed a small plastic fetus behind

Someone who was in Rep. Steve King’s office recently noticed a small plastic fetus behind his family photos and thought it was so bizarre they took a pic and sent it to me.

(I assume the fetus is some kind of anti-abortion thing.)



Edit: OK, I just read the printed tweet... . One never knows these days!

Edit #2: I am so confused:


Preview of #AmericanSwamp (Sunday at 9pm on MSNBC)


Gerry is a font created by your congressional districts:

Graham being an ass: @SenFeinstein : "Your breaking the rules of the committee...This is unprecedented


Trump spoke to Putin this week and hardly anyone noticed

President Donald Trump spoke Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but the only reason anybody knows about the call is because the Russians publicly disclosed it. The White House made no public mention of it until late Wednesday night.

According to the official Russian account of the call, shared to the Facebook page for Russia’s U.S. embassy, the discussion of the call focused on the wildfires currently ravaging Siberia. Putin spoke of a “powerful group of aircraft” they were using to fight the wildfires. Trump offered to help with this effort, and Putin regarded this offer “as a sign that it is possible that full-scale bilateral relations will be restored in the future.”

This latest round of Trump and Putin cozying up comes just a week after former special counsel Robert Mueller testified that Russians are still very much meddling in U.S. elections. A new report from the Senate Intelligence Committee last week confirmed the extent of Russia’s interference in 2016 and how ill-prepared the country is as it enters its 2020 election cycle. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is also facing massive public scrutiny for his unwillingness to let the Senate take up any election security legislation (#MoscowMitch).

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told Wired this week that there is every reason to worry about what’s to come. “The intelligence community’s own reporting was that Russia didn’t throw its full force of efforts in 2018,” he warned. “Chances are they’ll reserve those for the presidential election.”

Early into Trump’s first term, his administration provided only the most basic readouts of calls with foreign leaders, providing far less context as to what was discussed compared to past administrations. It was also far less than what other countries were releasing about the calls. In 2017, the full transcripts of two such calls leaked, revealing how easily foreign leaders manipulate Trump in these isolated one-one-on conversations.

Last year, the White House said it would end the long tradition of releasing any summaries whatsoever of calls Trump has with world leaders. This week’s call with Putin seems to suggest that the administration went a step farther by ending the practice of even acknowledging when the calls have taken place.

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