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8,566. 6/29/2017

DHS/IMMIGRATION/LEGAL/SANCTUARY CITIES: “A group of nine state attorneys general, including California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra, filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday [6-29-17] seeking records that would clarify how the Trump administration is enforcing federal immigration law.
The request seeks the number of immigration detentions, deportations and detainer requests, and the rationale for each, as well as clarifying information on whether Trump is following through on comments that he will not target young people who were brought to the country illegally by their parents.
The attorneys general also want to know whether immigrants in the country illegally have been detained at schools, hospitals and places of worship, which the state officials feel should be off-limits for enforcement.
‘Mixed messages from the Trump Administration on immigration enforcement are sowing confusion and increasing anxiety among immigrants,’ Becerra said in a statement. ‘Today we ask the Administration to tell us what it is doing in this area.’
The data could be used in a barrage of legal challenges the states have filed against federal immigration policies.”

-Patrick McGreevy, “California joins other states asking the Trump administration for information on how it’s enforcing immigration law,” The Los Angeles Times online, June 29, 2017 10:39am

8,335. 6/19/2017

NAVY: “My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the 7 @USNavy sailors of the #USSFitzgerald and their families. ➡️… https://t.co/L3u5c8Iymh”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 19, 2017 03:15pm

8,149. 6/7/2017

POLITICS/TRUMP FAMILY/ERIC TRUMP: “Eric Trump is pushing back against a Forbes report released Tuesday [6-6-17] that alleges his Eric Trump Foundation shifted money from a charity golf tournament for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital into the Trump Organization.
The annual Eric Trump Foundation golf invitational took place each year from 2007 to 2015 at the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York. President Donald Trump’s second eldest son told the magazine that use of the golf course was free, and much of the merchandise, drinks and entertainment was comped.
‘We get to use our assets 100% free of charge,’ he told Forbes.
But, per the Forbes report, ‘in reviewing filings from the Eric Trump Foundation and other charities, it’s clear that the course wasn’t free — that the Trump Organization received payments for its use, part of more than $1.2 million that has no documented recipients past the Trump Organization.’
Two people directly involved told Forbes that in 2011 Donald Trump ‘specifically commanded that the for-profit Trump Organization start billing hundreds of thousands of dollars to the nonprofit Eric Trump Foundation.’ “

-Betsy Klein, “Forbes: Eric Trump charity money went to Trump business,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, June 7, 2017 05:21pm

7,531. 5/1/2017

POLITICAL FIGURES: “President Andrew Jackson, who died 16 years before the Civil War started, saw it coming and was angry. Would never have let it happen!”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 1, 2017 07:55pm

6,760. 3/6/2017

IMMIGRATION/TRAVEL BAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP EXEC ORDER: “President Trump on Monday [3-6-17] signed a revised version of his executive order banning migrants from predominantly Muslim nations, removing Iraqi citizens from the original travel ban at the urging of the State and Defense departments.
The order, which comes about a month after federal judges blocked Mr. Trump’s haphazardly implemented ban in January on residents from seven Middle Eastern and African countries, was delayed for about a week as the White House sought to better coordinate its activities with federal agencies.
It was also pushed back to maximize its public relations impact, according to three administration officials.
The timing of the ban is intended to reset the White House political narrative, after a tumultuous week that began with a well-received address to a joint session of Congress. That was overshadowed quickly by the controversies over the failure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to inform the Senate of his contacts with a Russian diplomat and of Mr. Trump’s unsupported accusation that President Barack Obama tried to wiretap his phones during the 2016 campaign.”

 – “Trump’s New Order Bans Immigrants From 6 Muslim Nations, Except Iraq,” The New York Times online, March 6, 2017, Glenn Thrush, 3/6/2017

6,411. 2/6/2017

HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA): "Over the last few days, the Republicans’ campaign against the Affordable Care Act has undergone a subtle shift in branding. They’re no longer talking about a strategy of 'repeal and replace’: The new buzzword is 'repair.'
Yet a package of three Republican bills reviewed last week by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce suggests that the GOP caucus may actually be getting serious about fixing the pieces of the ACA that have needed fixing for years. That’s an indication that repeal may be falling off the table. At least some Republicans appear to accept that if the ACA is here to stay, they may as well do their part to make it work better. This is at best a belated recognition of reality, and long overdue."

 – “In a hopeful sign, Republicans are finally getting around to ‘repairing’ Obamacare — six years late,” The Los Angeles Times online, Feb. 6, 2017, Michael Hiltzik, 2/6/2017

6,280. 1/30/2017

IRAN/FOREIGN AFFAIRS: "Iran staged a missile test launch, U.S. officials said Monday, posing a possible violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions and an early challenge to the Trump administration’s campaign pledge to confront Tehran."

 – Jay Solomon, “Iran Missile Launch Detected, a Possible Violation of U.N. Resolution,” The Wall Street Journal online, Jan 30, 2017, Jay Solomon, 1/30/2017

6,265. 1/29/2017

BORDERS/TRAVEL BAN: "Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW. Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world – a horrible mess!"

 – Twitter.com, Jan. 29, 2017, Donald Trump, 1/29/2017

6,267. 1/29/2017

BORDER/IMMIGRATION/ISIS/NATIONAL SECURITY: "The joint statement of former presidential candidates John McCain & Lindsey Graham is wrong – they are sadly weak on immigration. The two……Senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III."

 – Twitter.com, Jan. 29, 2017, Donald Trump, 1/29/2017

6,258. 1/28/2017

MISC: "Today, we remember the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger, 31 years later. #NeverForget" https://t.co/OhshQsFRfl

 – Twitter.com, Jan. 28, 2017, Donald Trump, 1/28/2017

6,241. 1/27/2017

CABINET/DEFENSE/JAMES MATTIS: "Congratulations Secretary Mattis!" https://t.co/mkuhbegzqS

 – Twitter.com, Jan. 27, 2017, Donald Trump, 1/27/2017

6,239. 1/27/2017

PROTESTS: "The #MarchForLife is so important. To all of you marching — you have my full support!"

 – Twitter.com, Jan. 27, 2017, Donald Trump, 1/27/2017

6,243. 1/27/2017

MISC: "Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day:" https://t.co/KjU0MOxCHk

 – Twitter.com, Jan. 27, 2017, Donald Trump, 1/27/2017

6,238. 1/27/2017

IMMIGRATION/MEXICO: "Mexico has taken advantage of the U.S. for long enough. Massive trade deficits & little help on the very weak border must change, NOW!"

 – Twitter.com, Jan. 27, 2017, Donald Trump, 1/27/2017

6,226. 1/26/2017

POLITICS: "Spoke at the Congressional @GOP Retreat in Philadelphia, PA. this afternoon w/ @VP, @SenateMajLdr, @SpeakerRyan. Thank you for your support!" https://t.co/ALSADGrwoe

 – Twitter.com, Jan. 26, 2017, Donald Trump, 1/26/2017

6,200. 1/25/2017

SUPREME COURT: "I will be making my Supreme Court pick on Thursday of next week.Thank you!"

 – Twitter.com, Jan. 25, 2017, Donald Trump, 1/25/2017

6,146. 1/20/2017

AMERICA FIRST: "At the center of his foreign policy vision, Donald Trump has put 'America First,' a phrase with an anti-Semitic and isolationist history going back to the years before the U.S. entry into World War II."

 – “‘America First,’ a phrase with a loaded anti-Semitic and isolationist history,” The Los Angeles Times online, Jan 20, 2017, Brian Bennett, 1/20/2017

6,120. 1/19/2017

RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE/PAUL MANAFORT: "Some of his contacts there were under surveillance by the National Security Agency for suspected links to Russia’s Federal Security Service, one of the officials said.
Mr. Manafort is among at least three Trump campaign advisers whose possible links to Russia are under scrutiny. Two others are Carter Page, a businessman and former foreign policy adviser to the campaign, and Roger Stone, a longtime Republican operative.
The F.B.I. is leading the investigations, aided by the National Security Agency, the C.I.A. and the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit. The investigators have accelerated their efforts in recent weeks but have found no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing, the officials said."

 – “Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates,” The New York Times online, Jan. 19, 2017, Michael S. Schmidt, Matthew Rosenberg, Adam Goldman, Matt Apuzzo, 1/19/2017

6,101. 1/18/2017

JOBS: "Totally biased @NBCNews went out of its way to say that the big announcement from Ford, G.M., Lockheed & others that jobs are coming back… to the U.S., but had nothing to do with TRUMP, is more FAKE NEWS. Ask top CEO's of those companies for real facts. Came back because of me!"

 – Twitter.com, Jan. 18, 2017, Donald Trump, 1/18/2017

6,068. 1/16/2017

MISC: "Celebrate Martin Luther King Day and all of the many wonderful things that he stood for. Honor him for being the great man that he was!"

 – Twitter.com, Jan. 16, 2017, Donald Trump, 1/16/2017

6,060. 1/15/2017

JOBS/POLITICS: "The Democrats are most angry that so many Obama Democrats voted for me. With all of the jobs I am bringing back to our Nation, that number… will only get higher. Car companies and others, if they want to do business in our country, have to start making things here again. WIN!"

 – Twitter.com, Jan. 15, 2017, Donald Trump, 1/15/2017

6,067. 1/15/2017

CABINET/ANDREW PUZDER/LABOR: “At first, Andrew F. Puzder’s California story sounds like one of the state’s sunny dreams come true: Midwestern lawyer stumbles into burger business, nurses storied chain back to health, wins industry plaudits and record profits.
But Mr. Puzder became an outspoken critic of his adopted state because of its vigorous workplace regulations. The mandatory rest breaks required by California made no sense, he felt, leaving restaurants understaffed when a rush of customers came in. His company paid millions of dollars to settle class-action lawsuits that accused it of cheating workers.
He spoke out against labor laws intended to benefit hourly workers like the ones who serve shakes and mop floors at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, the chains he runs.
‘California has gone really from being this golden state, the state of opportunity, to being a kind of nanny state,’ he said in 2009. ‘You can’t be a capitalist in this state.’ “

 – “Workers Say Andrew Puzder Is ‘Not the One to Protect’ Them, but He’s Been Chosen To,” The New York Times, Jan 15, 2017, Jodi Kantor and Jennifer Medina, 1/15/2017

6,062. 1/15/2017

INTELLIGENCE/MEDIA: "Thank you to Bob Woodward who said, "That is a garbage document…it never should have been presented…Trump's right to be upset (angry)… about that…Those Intelligence chiefs made a mistake here, & when people make mistakes, they should APOLOGIZE." Media should also apologize"

 – Twitter.com, Jan. 15, 2017, Donald Trump, 1/15/2017

5,967. 1/9/2017

MEDIA/MEXICO: "Dishonest media says Mexico won't be paying for the wall if they pay a little later so the wall can be built more quickly. Media is fake!"

 – Twitter.com, Jan. 9, 2017, Donald Trump, 1/9/2017

5,880. 12/22/2016

JOBS/TRUMP FAMILY/IMMIGRATION: “Presidential candidate Donald Trump ran on the promise to bring jobs back to the US and called out companies that used foreign workers instead of Americans — but now his son’s Virginia winery is doing just that: asking the government for six workers to do seasonal work pruning grapevines.
The petition to the US Department of Labor from Trump Vineyard Estates, owned by the president-elect’s son Eric Trump, seeks temporary visas under the H-2A program for the foreign laborers who would work for about four months at the vineyard near Charlottesville doing a ‘variety of manual/equipment operation tasks in a vineyard operation.’
The application, filed Dec. 2, says the vineyard would pay the workers $10.72 an hour for work between January and June 2017.
The winery’s petition said the workers would be required to lift 80 pounds, would be exposed to ‘extreme’ temperatures and the job would involve ‘extensive walking’ and ‘frequent stooping.’
Trump’s winery also sought 19 temporary visas under the same program last spring. It also requested temporary visas in 2014 and 2015, ABC News reported.”

 – Mark Moore, “Trump Winery is trying to hire foreign workers,” The New York Post, Dec 22, 2016,