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“I feel as if an angel must be looking after me.”
“The heat is forecast to be oppressive and dangerous everywhere, with possibly some of the hottest conditions since 2012.”
“I wish that all of you would ask me about prescription drugs.”
“We know that Trump isn’t a sweetheart sometimes. But we’re not going for that.”
“Quite honestly, once our officers got there they found it quite ingenious.”
It’s not a constitutional power granted explicitly by name to Congress, but lawmakers have slapped a censure on four sitting Presidents.
Pres. Trump makes history as #5.
Practically: Not much. It’s a public reprimand with no other actionable or legal punishment.
Politically: Democrats can rally together, showing a united front against a Republican president ahead of an election year. President Trump can also use this to rally his base.
The first time censure was considered in Congress? In 1798, when one state lawmaker spat on another; ultimately there was no censure vote. Mostly censure has been used for bad behavior: "defamatory or insulting statements."
“…the earliest, sharpest, and most accurate surviving video images of man’s first steps on the moon.”
“I am leaving because the new board chairs and I have philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood.”
“The Rule is a part of an unlawful effort to significantly undermine, if not virtually repeal, the U.S. asylum system at the southern border, and cruelly closes our doors to refugees fleeing persecution, forcing them to return to harm.”
“With the U.S. unilaterally reneging on its commitments, we are gradually losing our justifications to follow through on the commitments we made with the U.S. as well.”
“Ryan was a beloved warrior who epitomized the quiet professional.”
“This is indeed a national security issue.”
“(T)here are no shortcuts and this nominee, like every nominee to this critical post, must be thoroughly vetted and carefully evaluated.”
“I tell them to be quiet, you don’t want to wake her.”
The White House announces a new rule for asylum seekers arriving at the U.S. southern border.
Anyone who passes through another country en route to U.S. southern border w/o applying for protection from persecution or torture in a third country is ineligible for asylum in the U.S. …
EXCEPT if person is victim of trafficking, did not pass through a country with a refugee treaty, or applied but was denied protection.
“Ultimately, today’s action will reduce the overwhelming burdens on our domestic system caused by asylum-seekers failing to seek urgent protection in the first available country, economic migrants lacking a legitimate fear of persecution, and the transnational criminal organizations, traffickers, and smugglers exploiting our system for profits.”
Organizations like the ACLU promise to "sue swiftly" for "trying to unilaterally reverse our country's legal and moral commitment to protect those fleeing danger." The top 3 countries with the most asylum applications granted: China, El Salvador & Guatemala.
“Don’t be afraid to say ‘I don’t know’ or ‘I don’t understand’ – no question is a dumb question.”
#OTD 50 years ago the Apollo 11 mission launched. Computer scientist Margaret Hamilton lead the team that wrote the software for the Apollo 11 mission, earning her the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to the first successful moon landing.
A former jet-skiing champion turned entrepreneur developed the hoover board shown France's Bastille Day parade. But is it for real? Check out a few facts on our source page.
“I just tried to fight and find a way when it mattered the most.”
Tennis player Novak Djokovic beat crowd-favorite Roger Federer Sunday in the longest Wimbledon singles final in history - it lasted nearly 5 hours. Djokovic called it the "most demanding match" of his career.
ICE raids. Threats of arrests. Heated political debate.
What’s the real deal when it comes to *deportations* in America?
ICE uses 2 deportation categories:
Removals: a person who had been in the U.S. illegally, received a court order of removal (deportation), and is confirmed to have left.
Returns: a person who did not receive a court order of removal but leaves the U.S. – i.e., someone turned away at the border who exits the country.
How the U.S. handles deportations over the last 20 years changes depending on how you look at these categories.
“The Trump administration would have to increase the pace of interior removals dramatically to reach Obama’s previous peak. Unless something dramatic changes, that won’t happen…”
When focusing on illegal immigration in the "interior" of America (outside of the southern border), less than 1% of the total estimated illegal immigrant population has been removed in recent years.
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