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Chucky costume for dog? Take my money, please.

https://twitter.com/FavoriteHorror/status/1174373647189868545

President Trump will slap the city of San Francisco with a notice of environmental violations...

President Trump will slap the city of San Francisco with a notice of environmental violations within about a week related to its homelessness problem.
WH pooler called this in from AF1 early this morning

https://twitter.com/cherylbolen/status/1174629424760856579


BREAKING: Trump told reporters aboard AF1 that the EPA is going to declare San Francisco in violation because of homeless population putting “tremendous pollution” - including needles - into the ocean

https://twitter.com/justinsink/status/1174510855221915648

The General's response: "Sir, there could be some merit in not discussing that."

https://twitter.com/ScottMStedman/status/1174450157925982208

Homestead, now an empty facility for migrant children, costs $720,000 a day to staff

Source: CBS

The last migrant child to be held at the Homestead facility for unaccompanied minors left on August 3 – but, since then, the U.S. government has likely spent more than $33 million to staff the massive, empty space.

The spending was revealed Wednesday during congressional testimony with Jonathan Hayes, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Hayes said Homestead remains staffed to support up to 1,200 children. "I think it's about $600" per day, Hayes estimated — a total of roughly $720,000 per day, or more than $33 million in the nearly seven weeks since it stopped sheltering children.
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"What troubles me deeply about Homestead is that this is a private contract with Caliburn International, where Secretary John Kelly sits on the board," said Congresswoman Katherine Clark, a Democrat from Massachusetts. "And they wrote in their SEC filings as they announced plans to go public 'border enforcement and immigration policy is driving significant growth for our company.' Significant growth at what cost to the human experience?"

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/migrant-children-empty-holding-facility-homestead-fl-720000-dollars-per-day/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=73886234

Military has spent nearly $200,000 at Trump's Scottish resort since 2017

Source: Politico

Since Donald Trump took office, the U.S. military has spent nearly $200,000 at the president’s luxury Scotland resort, according to documents the House Oversight Committee said it received from the Pentagon on Wednesday.

The spending, which has all occurred since August 2017, paid for the equivalent of hundreds of nights of rooms at the Turnberry resort over approximately three dozen separate stays, the committee said.

The Air Force confirmed last week that its crews had stayed up to 40 times at Trump’s property since 2015, but has not provided a breakdown of the number of stays since Trump was elected. The figures provided to the House Oversight Committee suggest the vast majority of stays — if not all of them — have occurred since Trump took office, raising concerns among Democrats about a conflict of interest.

POLITICO first reported earlier this month that the Oversight Committee had been probing military spending at Turnberry since April to determine whether the money constitution a violation of the Constitution’s domestic emoluments clause, which prohibits the president from receiving any compensation from the federal government other than his salary.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/18/military-trumps-scottish-resort-1501877



https://twitter.com/NatashaBertrand/status/1174389283400105985

WATCH: 3 year old girl leads chant of "Better Wages, More Toys" #gmstrike

https://twitter.com/MikeElk/status/1174354665384923137

30 Americans Respond To 'What's The Most Absurd Medical Bill You Have Ever Received?'

NEW: GM is cutting off striking workers' health care coverage effective today. The UAW will now...

NEW: GM is cutting off striking workers' health care coverage effective today. The UAW will now pick up the bill for their members' continued healthcare through COBRA. This development shows just how costly this strike will be to both sides.

https://twitter.com/vyurkevich/status/1174036332320088065

Streetwear brand faces backlash over school shooting-themed sweatshirts

Source: The Hill



A New York-based streetwear brand is facing backlash after debuting a series of school shooting-themed sweatshirts as part of its new collection.

Bstroy’s spring 2020 collection, unveiled earlier this week at a fashion show, features several sweatshirts embroidered with the names of schools where deadly shootings were carried out: Columbine, Sandy Hook, Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Virginia Tech.

Each sweatshirt looks distressed and has several circular cutouts that resemble bullet holes.

A day after posting photos of the garments on its Instagram page, Bstory garnered widespread criticism over the designs, with survivors of the massacres and other social media users criticizing the brand for a lack of sensitivity toward school shootings.

Read more: https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/461769-streetwear-brand-faces-backlash-over-collection-of-school-shooting?rnd=1568745154

Per pool, here's Trump on the death of Cokie Roberts: "I never met her. She never treated me nicely.

Per pool, here's Trump on the death of Cokie Roberts: “I never met her. She never treated me nicely. But I would like to wish her family well. She was a professional and I respect professionals...Never treated me well, but I certainly respect her as a professional.”

https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/1174023396352331776

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