Meanwhile, the White House’s immigration hardliners are defending the so-called “zero tolerance” policy, which was put into place earlier this year. Top administration officials, including Sessions and White House chief of staff John Kelly, have argued that the policy acts as a deterrent to limit the number of illegal border crossings. Between mid-April and the end of May, around 2,000 children were separated from their parents, according to the Department of Homeland Security. … [Read more...] about Kellyanne Conway: ‘Nobody Likes’ Family-Separation Policy
The conservative attorney, who’s married to White House counsel Kellyanne Conway, also referred to an article in Axios that reported how Trump’s former White House counsel Don McGahn had confided to a group of Republicans that the president frequently “yelled” at him. Conway assumed those heated confrontations concerned McGahn’s warnings to Trump not to break the law: … [Read more...] about George Conway Rips Trump For Punishing Those Who Won’t Help Him Break Laws
MSNBC’s David Gura, on Twitter, noted that the United States now lacks a permanent Homeland Security secretary as well as a permanent Department of Defense secretary (former Boing executive Patrick Shanahan has been serving as acting defense secretary since Mattis’ departure). And GC, responding to Gura’s tweet, posted, “In all seriousness, we have no competent, functioning president.” … [Read more...] about George Conway slams Donald Trump after Nielsen’s exit: “We have no competent, functioning president”
CNN's Erin Burnett says former Vice President Joe Biden is on White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's mind after Conway brought up Biden unprompted while speaking with reporters. … [Read more...] about Burnett on Conway’s Biden comments: No one asked you
The Trump administration regularly undergoes staff turnover. Nielsen is the fifteenth member of Trump’s Cabinet to step down from a job, which is more than left during the early years of Obama's or Bush's administrations, according to USA Today. Multiple positions are currently being filled by "acting" or interim directors, which now also includes the Department of Homeland Security. … [Read more...] about Trump Cabinet down to 3 women amid administration turnover
This hasn't stopped Republicans from engaging in a concerted campaign to paint Democrats as an anti-Semitic party. In a speech to AIPAC last month, Vice President Mike Pence declared that "it’s astonishing to think that the party of Harry Truman ... has been co-opted by people who promote rank anti-Semitic rhetoric. And as I stand before you, eight Democrat candidates for president are actually boycotting this very conference. So let me be clear on this point: Anyone who aspires to the highest office in the land should not be afraid to stand with the strongest supporters of Israel in America." … [Read more...] about Schiff says Trump is making Jews more pro-Democrat than ever.