2018-06-23: News Headlines

Jessica Corbett (2018-06-23). Supreme Court Just Ruled Against Warrantless Cellphone Tracking. mintpressnews.com In a decision that digital rights advocates called "a groundbreaking victory for Americans' privacy rights," the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that police generally must obtain a warrant before collecting cellphone records that can be used to track a person's movements. | The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which represented the petitioner, predicted the "historic" win "will have a ripple effect for privacy," particularly as it applies to data held by third parties. As the group explained in a series of tweets, "It will help protect all sorts of digital information stored online, from emails to data from smart home appliances." | #GetAWarrant pic.twitter.com/iIXvODUKpX | — ACLU (@ACLU) June 22, 2018 | Nate Freed Wessler, the ACLU staff attorney who argued the case, discussed the ruling and what it could mean for future cases in a short video posted…

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-06-22). Trump Said There's No More Nuclear Threat from North Korea — But the White House Just Admitted That Was a Lie. alternet.org The level of deception and complete contradiction in this White House is unmatched. | After President Donald Trump held a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — a meeting that was by most accounts a dismal failure of strategy— he made a bold declaration that was surprising, even for him. "Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office," he said in a tweet. "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future! "No credible experts on North Korea actually made this claim, and few Americans except the most diehard Trump supporters were likely to believe it. Even if, implausibly, U. S. -North Korea relations are entirely friendly for the foreseeable future,. . .

maymebarth, Daily Kos (2018-06-22). Michael Cohen and Tom Arnold Are Teaming Up to Take Down Trump. alternet.org "I say to Michael, 'Guess what? We're taking Trump down together, and he's so tired he's like, 'OK,' and his wife is like, 'OK, f*** Trump. '" | Tom Arnold is on the hunt. And Michael Cohen has been caught, quite willingly it seems. Cohen is feeling so betrayed and tired of the Trump bulls*#t that he is cooperating with Tom Arnold for a new show that is hunting for incriminating tapes of Donald Trump. Thursday night, Arnold tweeted this photo of himself and Cohen together — looking quite happy — and then followed up with saying, "this dude has all the tapes. "I love New York pic. twitter. com/J7AJg1HiHo— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) June 22, 2018 NBC News asked Michael Cohen about the tweeted photo and he referred their inquiries to Tom Arnold who later contacted NBC News. Arnold said he was in New. . .

Janine Jackson (2018-06-22). WaPo Can't Believe White Supremacist Senate Candidate Really Means It. fair.org Washington Post ( 6/15/18) takes on Corey Stewart and his "combative style." | A few things about Virginia Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart: | He described as "one of my personal heroes" Wisconsin congressional candidate and self-described "pro-White Christian" Paul Nehlen, who suggests deporting all Muslims, and whose overt and various hatreds have led Breitbart to break ties with him, along with a Twitter ban. | Stewart joined his endorser Jason Kessler at a rally for Kessler's group, Unity and Security for America, last year. Kessler, of course, was the organizer of the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally, with the Nazi salutes and the "blood and soil" chanting, and the murder of counter-protester Heather Heyer. After the Charlottesville rally, Stewart declared there was "no reason to apologize." | A self-described "proud Southerner" who was born and raised in…

Jon Queally, Common Dreams (2018-06-22). Trump Originally Told Us 'I Alone Can Fix It' — Now He's Changing His Answer. alternet.org On Monday of this week, Nielsen had defiantly told reporters, "Congress alone can fix it. " | President Donald Trump on Friday morning told Republican members of Congress to "stop wasting their time" on immigration reform, less than a day after two competing bills in the House (one worse than the other) both failed to pass despite the GOP majority. The statement from the president, which of course came in the form of a tweet, was a glaring departure from his infamous "I alone can fix it" declaration during the 2016 presidential campaign and comes after his "cruel and usual" family separation and child imprisonment policy—spearheaded by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen—exploded in his face spectacularly this week as national protest and international condemnation dominated the news. On Monday of this week, Nielsen had defiantly told reporters, "Congress. . .

Laura Clawson, Daily Kos (2018-06-22). Huge Majority of Americans Say a President Should Be Impeached if He Pardons Himself. alternet.org There's no ambiguity in the poll results. | Donald Trump says he has the right to pardon himself. Legally, that may be a gray area, but politically, it's crystal clear: The American people say no. A new AP/NORC poll finds overwhelming opposition to Trump—or any other president—self-pardoning if charged with a crime, and support for consequences that Congress might want to sit up and take note of: 85 percent think it would be unacceptable for presidents to pardon themselves if charged with a crime, and 76 percent think Congress should take steps to remove a president from office if they did so. Of course this is before the right-wing outrage machine kicks into gear and Trump's base decides he was framed by Hillary Clinton, but still. It should send a message to both Trump and congressional Republicans. Related Stories: Michael Cohen and Tom Arnold Are Teaming Up to Take Down TrumpCohen Is Very Publicly Turning on Trump — And He's Doing It with Help from Tom Arnold'Stone Cold Racist': Internet Excoriates 'Fox & Friends' Host for Saying Migrant Kids Are Less Important Than U. S. Kids

Jessica Sutherland, Daily Kos (2018-06-22). Multitaskers Michael Avenatti and Stormy Daniels Are Now Taking on ICE. alternet.org It all started with a California family reaching out for help. | First they came after Donald Trump, and now they're coming for immigrants. Not content to rest on the heady laurels of their slow takedown of the Commander of Cheese and his boy Cohen, Michael "Basta" Avenatti and his client Stormy Daniels are each gearing up to flex their new power against the cowardice and cruelty that defines the United States Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. | Though he tells The Washington Post that Michael Avenatti ‚úî@MichaelAvenatti16 JunThis. . .

Samantha Borek (2018-06-22). Trump Has Called for Pentagon to Make Beds Available for 20,000 Children at US Military Bases. truthout.org Responsibility for unaccompanied children and families who arrive in the US via the southern border appeared to shift to the US military on Thursday, as the Trump administration called on the Pentagon to make preparations to house approximately 20,000 children on military bases. | t.co/SHaZGyPrCZ | — Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) June 21, 2018 | Following President Donald Trump's executive order in which he directed federal agencies to prepare detention facilities to house families together and to end the forcible separation of families, Pentagon officials agreed to determine whether military bases in Arkansas and Texas could house families and unaccompanied minors. | According to the Washington Post, the arrangement would involve housing children on military bases for at least six months, until the end of 2018. | The deal between the Pentagon and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),…

Chris Sosa (2018-06-22). 'Stone Cold Racist': Internet Excoriates 'Fox & Friends' Host for Saying Migrant Kids Are Less Important Than U.S. Kids. alternet.org Co-host Brian Kilmeade once again is under fire for sharing his racist views on the Fox News morning show. | "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade once again is under fire for sharing his racist views on the Fox News morning show. On Friday Kilmeade weighed in on the 2,400 or so migrant children who were kidnapped by the Trump administration, are being held hostage, and likely will not be reunited with their parents. "Like it or not, these aren't our kids," Kilmeade told his co-hosts. "Show them compassion, but it's not like [Trump is] doing this to the people of Idaho or Texas. These are people from another country. " . @kilmeade on children who have been split from their parents as a result of Trump administration policy: "Like it or not, these are not our kids. Show them compassion,. . .

Staff (2018-06-22). Trump Calls for 20,000 Children's Beds at U.S. Military Bases. truthdig.com Responsibility for unaccompanied children and families who arrive in the U.S. via the southern border appeared to shift to the U.S. military on Thursday, as the Trump administration called on the Pentagon to make preparations to house approximately 20,000 children on military bases. | t.co/SHaZGyPrCZ | — Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) June 21, 2018 | Following President Donald Trump's executive order in which he directed federal agencies to prepare detention facilities to house families together and to end the forcible separation of families, Pentagon officials agreed to determine whether military bases in Arkansas and Texas could house families and unaccompanied minors. | According to the Washington Post, the arrangement would involve housing children on military bases for at least six months, until the end of 2018. | The deal between the Pentagon and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),…

Samantha Borek (2018-06-22). If You've Got Hepatitis C, Spitting Can Be a Felony. truthout.org Last week, an Ohio man who has the hepatitis C virus was sentenced to 18 months in prison for spitting at Cleveland police and medics. | Matthew Wenzler, 27, was reportedly lying on a Cleveland street across from a downtown casino in January. When police and emergency medical technicians tried to put him on a stretcher to take him to a hospital, he spit saliva mixed with blood repeatedly at them, hitting an officer in the eye. | In Ohio, it's a felony for people who know they have HIV, viral hepatitis or tuberculosis to intentionally expose another person to their blood, semen, urine, feces or other bodily substances such as saliva with the intent to harass or threaten the person. | Advocates for people living with diseases like hepatitis C and HIV say these laws add to the…

Sam Biddle (2018-06-22). Trump Insider Wanted to Sell Social Media Surveillance Tools to Abusive Governments, Leaked Documents Suggest. theintercept.com Earlier this year, it was reported that Elliott Broidy, a convicted felon in a 2009 bribery case and a top Donald Trump fundraiser, proffered meetings with the president to foreign regimes who were also potential clients of his defense firm Circinus. Little is known about Circinus, but purported company documents obtained by The Intercept contain plans to peddle social media surveillance software to repressive regimes. | The Circinus website paints the contractor as a red-blooded defender of U.S. national security: "Are you a patriot determined to keep our country — both government and private industry — safe?" its careers page reads. Circinus's executive roster boasts experience in U.S. special forces, Homeland Security, and military intelligence. But the documents, a series of pitch decks, indicate that the company was prepared to sell what's described as a suite of sophisticated internet-mining tools to…

RT (2018-06-22). ABC to bring back 'Roseanne' without Barr after show's star booted for racist tweet. rt.com Bittersweet news for 'Roseanne' fans – the show is coming back but without Roseanne Barr. The spinoff series was announced about three weeks after ABC axed the iconic comedienne and television star over a racist tweet.

RT (2018-06-22). WikiLeaks hosts ICE officer database banned by GitHub, Medium & Twitter. rt.com The transparency organization WikiLeaks has published a database with public information about employees of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which was previously taken down by several other sites.

Justin Anderson (2018-06-21). Elon Musk's Latest Brainstorm Takes Aim at Meddlesome Media. fair.org Elon Musk gazes into the future. (cc photo: Michelle Andonian/ OnInnovation) | Elon Musk, the eccentric South African billionaire head of electric vehicle/battery maker Tesla and rocket company SpaceX, is anything but subtle when it comes to marketing his own personal brand of nerd-cool CEO. | Musk's latest wild business ideas include consumer-ready flamethrowers and a candy company aimed at trolling See's Candies owner Warren Buffett. His own cutely named Boring Company has announced plans to dig an express transit tunnel from downtown Chicago to O'Hare Airport, and is currently digging a Hyperloop-equipped tunnel under the Los Angeles 405 freeway. It also intends to repurpose the dirt from the Los Angeles dig into Lego-like bricks for purchase by Musk-obsessed consumers. | In a Twitter tirade last month, the billionaire announced his newest enterprise, a far…

Matt Agorist (2018-06-21). "Where Are the Girls?" Child Trafficking Feared as DHS Can't Say Where Immigrant Girls Are Being Held. globalresearch.ca As the debate swarms over illegal immigration, Americans on both the left and the right are at each other's throats pointing fingers over who's responsible. In the meantime, what was a "conspiracy theory" a month ago is now being confirmed

RT (2018-06-21). 'Call them yourself': Girlfriend of Kushner's brother in hot water for urging fans to call lawmakers. rt.com Victoria's Secret model and girlfriend of the brother of top Trump aide Jared Kushner, Karlie Kloss, got scorched on Twitter for urging fans to "call politicians" to support a US bill limiting the separation of immigrant families.

RT (2018-06-21). Billboard urging liberals to leave Texas to be taken down after causing social media pandemonium. rt.com A cheeky Texas billboard encouraging liberal motorists to keep driving until they've left the state will be taken down after photos of the roadside 'advertisement' sparked a social media uproar.

Elizabeth Preza (2018-06-20). From Nazi Germany to Japanese Internment Camps: Here's the Disgusting History Behind Trump's 'Infest'. globalresearch.ca Donald Trump on Tuesday elected—nay, made the political calculus—to use the word "infest" while describing real, human beings ("illegal immigrants") who allegedly "pour" into our country and presumably must be stopped."Democrats are the problem," the president wrote in Twitter

Robert Mackey (2018-06-20). U.K. Won't Cancel Trump's Visit Despite "Deeply Disturbing" Images of Caged Children. theintercept.com Donald Trump is still welcome to visit Britain next month, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, despite widespread revulsion at what she called "deeply disturbing" images of children being held in "what appear to be cages" along America's border with Mexico.Theresa May says images of caged children in U.S. are 'deeply disturbing' t.co/VgxwMnl8u8 pic.twitter.com/lc44zDuDEg | — Reuters UK (@ReutersUK) June 20, 2018 | May, who is pursuing a trade deal with the United States to mitigate the looming economic catastrophe of Brexit, has generally been reluctant to criticize Trump, but in the House of Commons on Wednesday she was forced to address the American president's abduction of immigrant children. | "President Trump has locked up 2,000 little children in cages and is refusing to release them unless he's allowed to build a wall," Gavin Shuker of the opposition Labour…

RT (2018-06-20). Secret Service on alert after actor calls for Trump's son to be put 'in a cage with pedophiles'. rt.com First Lady Melania Trump has notified the Secret Service, after actor and activist Peter Fonda called for her son Barron to be kidnapped and imprisoned with pedophiles in an unhinged Twitter rant.

Democracy Now! (2018-06-20). Seymour Hersh: Media Today Must Cover Yemen & Trump Policy, Not Get Distracted by Tweets. democracynow.org "Our Country's biggest enemy is the Fake News," President Trump tweeted last week, in his latest attack on the nation's press. A week earlier, federal prosecutors revealed they had secretly captured years' worth of phone and email data from journalist Ali Watkins, who broke several high-profile stories related to the Senate Intelligence Committee. A former top aide on the committee, James Wolfe, has been charged with lying to the FBI about his contacts with the press. Meanwhile, Reporters Without Borders recently dropped the United States to number 45 in its annual ranking of press freedom. When the group first published its list in 2002, the United States came in at number 17. We speak with the nation's best-known investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh. He has a new book out looking back on his more than half-century of scoops and digging up secrets. It's titled "Reporter: A Memoir."

RT (2018-06-19). Anti-Trump crusader sets Twitter ablaze with 'dumpster fire' Senate campaign ad (VIDEO). rt.com A Minnesota Senate candidate has become an internet sensation after releasing a campaign ad in which he pledges to put out the "inferno" raging in Washington — while standing in front of a flame-engulfed dumpster.

RT (2018-06-19). Russiagaters aim high and miss again with fresh attempt to link RT to election interference campaign. rt.com Democratic lawmakers have finally managed to expose RT's extensive efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential election — by releasing a list of advertised tweets, most of which actually had nothing to do with the election. |

RT (2018-06-19). 'Nazis didn't let Jews leave,' AG Sessions says replying to border 'concentration camps' comparison. rt.com US Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a viral gaffe as he disagreed with comparison of the Trump administration's immigration policies to that of Nazi Germany. The Nazis didn't let the Jews leave Germany, he said. |

RT (2018-06-19). Twitter rages after Fox host Laura Ingraham calls child detention facilities 'summer camps'. rt.com Twitter has erupted after Fox News host Laura Ingraham offered an original take on the Trump administration's family separation policy on the US-Mexico border by referring to child detention facilities as "summer camps". |

Democracy Now! (2018-06-18). With Spotlight on Migrant Families Separated at the Border, Will Democrats Push to Abolish ICE? democracynow.org On Saturday, President Trump blamed the widely condemned family separation practice on Democrats, tweeting, "Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation." Trump is set to meet Tuesday with Republican lawmakers to discuss a so-called compromise immigration bill they claim would end family separation while lifting limits on how long families can be detained, and which also includes a promise of $25 billion for Trump's border wall. Democracy Now! correspondent Renée Feltz discusses a history of family separation that has stemmed from previous legislative compromises with Democrats, and looks ahead to calls for them to defund Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), if they gain control of the House in November.

RT (2018-06-18). 'We don't want European-style immigration here': Trump slams Merkel's policy. rt.com Amid a national furor over his immigration policy, US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to call for stronger border laws, citing Germany's 'open-door' migration policy as a "big mistake." |

RT (2018-06-18). 'Racist' makeup branding? Twitter outraged after dark foundations named caramel, tiramisu. rt.com A US makeup brand has stirred the anger of internet denizens who have questioned why it has named a large proportion of dark skin foundations after food products. It has since issued an apology.

RT (2018-06-18). John Cusack accused of inciting violence for 'burn it down' tweet during immigration rant. rt.com Actor John Cusack's flurry of tweets on President Donald Trump's immigration policy has prompted concern that he may be inciting violence. Some rushed to Cusack's defense however, insisting his posts were being misinterpreted.

RT (2018-06-18). 'Germany crime up due to immigration,' Trump tweets, and media go into frenzy. rt.com Donald Trump's opponents and the media have lambasted the president and accused him of lying, after he made a series of tweets savaging German Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policy and calling for tougher laws at home.

RT (2018-06-18). Former CIA chief likens Trump immigration policies to Nazi Germany, faces backlash. rt.com After a significant backlash, former CIA Director Michael Hayden has defended his tweet likening US President Donald Trump's immigration policies to Nazi Germany — comparing Trump's cult of power to that of der Fuhrer.

RT (2018-06-16). Debunked: Viral image of crying, caged toddler 'detained by ICE' not what it seems. rt.com A distressing image of a crying toddler locked in a barred cage after purportedly being detained by US immigration officials has gone viral — but despite online claims, it does not actually depict what has been alleged.

RT (2018-06-16). 'Bad photos!' Trump blasts media for 'fake' G7 summit reporting & tweets GOOD PHOTOS. rt.com Donald Trump has slammed the "fake news media" for showing his encounters with the G7 leaders in a "bad" light and unleashed a series of tweets depicting his friendly relationship with the world elite, full of coziness and smiles.

RT (2018-06-16). Soldiers in NY warned not to procreate or end up in 'hospital, newspaper or jail' when on leave. rt.com A photograph of a peculiar army safety briefing has been doing the rounds on social media. In it, soldiers are urged not to add to the population and to stay out of jail, among other things.

Democracy Now! (2018-06-15). Headlines for June 15, 2018. democracynow.org Republicans Draft Immigration Bill That Would End Family Separations, U.S. Catholic Bishops Blast "Immoral" Trump Immigration Policy, AG Sessions Quotes Scripture to Justify Immigration Policies, White House Press Secretary Confronted over Family Separations, Texas Children's Detention Center Features Trump Mural, Quote, New York Sues Trump Foundation over "Repeated Self-Dealing", DOJ Inspector General: Comey Mishandled Clinton Email Probe, Nicaragua: General Strike Called Amid Mounting Violence Against Protests, Russian Police Arrest British LGBT Protester as World Cup Opens, Argentine Lawmakers Advance Bill to Decriminalize Abortions, Bill Clinton: Norms Have Changed on "What You Can Do to Somebody Against Their Will", American Medical Association Demands Gun Control, Divests from Fossil Fuels, Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King Retweets Neo-Nazi, U.S. to Repatriate Remains of Native Children Who Died in Boarding Schools, Civil Rights Leader Dorothy Cotton, Who Advised MLK, Dies at 88…

Democracy Now! (2018-06-11). Michael Eric Dyson on NFL Protests, Malcolm Jenkins & Listening to Black Americans on Issues of Race. democracynow.org Last week Donald Trump abruptly called off a planned visit by the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles, tweeting, "Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!" While not a single Eagles player kneeled during the national anthem in the 2017 season, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins did protest by raising a fist during the national anthem, in what has become one of the most enduring images of the protests. Last week, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins silently held up a series of signs to reporters in a team locker room in response to their questions about the cancellation of the team's White House visit. For more, we speak with Michael Eric Dyson, professor, political analyst and author. His latest book is "What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America."

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2018-06-23: Social Media Postees

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Supreme Court Just Ruled Against Warrantless Cellphone Tracking
Jessica Corbett | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-23
In a decision that digital rights advocates called "a groundbreaking victory for Americans' privacy rights," the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that police generally must obtain a warrant before collecting cellphone records that can be used to track a person's movements. | The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which represented the petitioner, predicted the "historic" win "will have a ripple effect for privacy," particularly as it applies to data held by third parties. As the group explained in a series of tweets, "It will help protect all sorts of digital information stored online, from emails to data from smart home appliances." | #GetAWarrant pic.twitter.com/iIXvODUKpX | — ACLU (@ACLU) June 22, 2018 | Nate Freed Wessler, the ACLU staff attorney who argued the case, discussed the ruling and what it could mean for future cases in a short video posted…
mintpressnews.com/supreme-court-warrantless-cellphone-tracking/244633/

Michael Cohen and Tom Arnold Are Teaming Up to Take Down Trump
maymebarth, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-06-22
"I say to Michael, 'Guess what? We're taking Trump down together, and he's so tired he's like, 'OK,' and his wife is like, 'OK, f*** Trump. '" | Tom Arnold is on the hunt. And Michael Cohen has been caught, quite willingly it seems. Cohen is feeling so betrayed and tired of the Trump bulls*#t that he is cooperating with Tom Arnold for a new show that is hunting for incriminating tapes of Donald Trump. Thursday night, Arnold tweeted this photo of himself and Cohen together — looking quite happy — and then followed up with saying, "this dude has all the tapes. "I love New York pic. twitter. com/J7AJg1HiHo– Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) June 22, 2018 NBC News asked Michael Cohen about the tweeted photo and he referred their inquiries to Tom Arnold who later contacted NBC News. Arnold said he was in New. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/michael-cohen-and-tom-arnold-are-teaming-take-down-trump

Trump Originally Told Us 'I Alone Can Fix It' — Now He's Changing His Answer
Jon Queally, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-06-22
On Monday of this week, Nielsen had defiantly told reporters, "Congress alone can fix it. " | President Donald Trump on Friday morning told Republican members of Congress to "stop wasting their time" on immigration reform, less than a day after two competing bills in the House (one worse than the other) both failed to pass despite the GOP majority. The statement from the president, which of course came in the form of a tweet, was a glaring departure from his infamous "I alone can fix it" declaration during the 2016 presidential campaign and comes after his "cruel and usual" family separation and child imprisonment policy–spearheaded by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen–exploded in his face spectacularly this week as national protest and international condemnation dominated the news. On Monday of this week, Nielsen had defiantly told reporters, "Congress. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trump-originally-told-us-i-alone-can-fix-it-now-hes-changing-his-answer

Trump Said There's No More Nuclear Threat from North Korea — But the White House Just Admitted That Was a Lie
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-22
The level of deception and complete contradiction in this White House is unmatched. | After President Donald Trump held a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — a meeting that was by most accounts a dismal failure of strategy– he made a bold declaration that was surprising, even for him. "Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office," he said in a tweet. "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future! "No credible experts on North Korea actually made this claim, and few Americans except the most diehard Trump supporters were likely to believe it. Even if, implausibly, U. S. -North Korea relations are entirely friendly for the foreseeable future,. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trump-said-theres-no-more-nuclear-threat-north-korea-white-house-just-admitted-was

WaPo Can't Believe White Supremacist Senate Candidate Really Means It
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2018-06-22
Washington Post ( 6/15/18) takes on Corey Stewart and his "combative style." | A few things about Virginia Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart: | He described as "one of my personal heroes" Wisconsin congressional candidate and self-described "pro-White Christian" Paul Nehlen, who suggests deporting all Muslims, and whose overt and various hatreds have led Breitbart to break ties with him, along with a Twitter ban. | Stewart joined his endorser Jason Kessler at a rally for Kessler's group, Unity and Security for America, last year. Kessler, of course, was the organizer of the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally, with the Nazi salutes and the "blood and soil" chanting, and the murder of counter-protester Heather Heyer. After the Charlottesville rally, Stewart declared there was "no reason to apologize." | A self-described "proud Southerner" who was born and raised in…
fair.org/home/wapo-cant-believe-white-supremacist-senate-candidate-really-means-it/

If You've Got Hepatitis C, Spitting Can Be a Felony
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-06-22
Last week, an Ohio man who has the hepatitis C virus was sentenced to 18 months in prison for spitting at Cleveland police and medics. | Matthew Wenzler, 27, was reportedly lying on a Cleveland street across from a downtown casino in January. When police and emergency medical technicians tried to put him on a stretcher to take him to a hospital, he spit saliva mixed with blood repeatedly at them, hitting an officer in the eye. | In Ohio, it's a felony for people who know they have HIV, viral hepatitis or tuberculosis to intentionally expose another person to their blood, semen, urine, feces or other bodily substances such as saliva with the intent to harass or threaten the person. | Advocates for people living with diseases like hepatitis C and HIV say these laws add to the…
truthout.org/articles/if-youve-got-hepatitis-c-spitting-can-be-a-felony/

Trump Insider Wanted to Sell Social Media Surveillance Tools to Abusive Governments, Leaked Documents Suggest
Sam Biddle | theintercept.com | 2018-06-22
Earlier this year, it was reported that Elliott Broidy, a convicted felon in a 2009 bribery case and a top Donald Trump fundraiser, proffered meetings with the president to foreign regimes who were also potential clients of his defense firm Circinus. Little is known about Circinus, but purported company documents obtained by The Intercept contain plans to peddle social media surveillance software to repressive regimes. | The Circinus website paints the contractor as a red-blooded defender of U.S. national security: "Are you a patriot determined to keep our country — both government and private industry — safe?" its careers page reads. Circinus's executive roster boasts experience in U.S. special forces, Homeland Security, and military intelligence. But the documents, a series of pitch decks, indicate that the company was prepared to sell what's described as a suite of sophisticated internet-mining tools to…
theintercept.com/2018/06/22/broidy-circinus-spying-tunisia-romania-uae/

WikiLeaks hosts ICE officer database banned by GitHub, Medium & Twitter
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-22
The transparency organization WikiLeaks has published a database with public information about employees of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which was previously taken down by several other sites.
rt.com/usa/430505-ice-database-hosted-wikileaks/

ABC to bring back 'Roseanne' without Barr after show's star booted for racist tweet
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-22
Bittersweet news for 'Roseanne' fans – the show is coming back but without Roseanne Barr. The spinoff series was announced about three weeks after ABC axed the iconic comedienne and television star over a racist tweet.
rt.com/usa/430538-roseanne-barr-show-spin-off/

Elon Musk's Latest Brainstorm Takes Aim at Meddlesome Media
Justin Anderson | fair.org | 2018-06-21
Elon Musk gazes into the future. (cc photo: Michelle Andonian/ OnInnovation) | Elon Musk, the eccentric South African billionaire head of electric vehicle/battery maker Tesla and rocket company SpaceX, is anything but subtle when it comes to marketing his own personal brand of nerd-cool CEO. | Musk's latest wild business ideas include consumer-ready flamethrowers and a candy company aimed at trolling See's Candies owner Warren Buffett. His own cutely named Boring Company has announced plans to dig an express transit tunnel from downtown Chicago to O'Hare Airport, and is currently digging a Hyperloop-equipped tunnel under the Los Angeles 405 freeway. It also intends to repurpose the dirt from the Los Angeles dig into Lego-like bricks for purchase by Musk-obsessed consumers. | In a Twitter tirade last month, the billionaire announced his newest enterprise, a far…
fair.org/home/elon-musks-latest-brainstorm-takes-aim-at-meddlesome-media/

'Call them yourself': Girlfriend of Kushner's brother in hot water for urging fans to call lawmakers
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-21
Victoria's Secret model and girlfriend of the brother of top Trump aide Jared Kushner, Karlie Kloss, got scorched on Twitter for urging fans to "call politicians" to support a US bill limiting the separation of immigrant families.
rt.com/usa/430481-karlie-kloss-bill-call/

Billboard urging liberals to leave Texas to be taken down after causing social media pandemonium
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-21
A cheeky Texas billboard encouraging liberal motorists to keep driving until they've left the state will be taken down after photos of the roadside 'advertisement' sparked a social media uproar.
rt.com/usa/430403-texas-billboard-liberals-scandal/

From Nazi Germany to Japanese Internment Camps: Here's the Disgusting History Behind Trump's 'Infest'
Elizabeth Preza | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-20
Donald Trump on Tuesday elected–nay, made the political calculus–to use the word "infest" while describing real, human beings ("illegal immigrants") who allegedly "pour" into our country and presumably must be stopped."Democrats are the problem," the president wrote in Twitter…
globalresearch.ca/from-nazi-germany-to-japanese-internment-camps-heres-the-disgusting-history-behind-trumps-infest/5644762

Secret Service on alert after actor calls for Trump's son to be put 'in a cage with pedophiles'
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-20
First Lady Melania Trump has notified the Secret Service, after actor and activist Peter Fonda called for her son Barron to be kidnapped and imprisoned with pedophiles in an unhinged Twitter rant.
rt.com/usa/430330-peter-fonda-twitter-trump/

U.K. Won't Cancel Trump's Visit Despite "Deeply Disturbing" Images of Caged Children
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2018-06-20
Donald Trump is still welcome to visit Britain next month, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, despite widespread revulsion at what she called "deeply disturbing" images of children being held in "what appear to be cages" along America's border with Mexico.Theresa May says images of caged children in U.S. are 'deeply disturbing' t.co/VgxwMnl8u8 pic.twitter.com/lc44zDuDEg | — Reuters UK (@ReutersUK) June 20, 2018 | May, who is pursuing a trade deal with the United States to mitigate the looming economic catastrophe of Brexit, has generally been reluctant to criticize Trump, but in the House of Commons on Wednesday she was forced to address the American president's abduction of immigrant children. | "President Trump has locked up 2,000 little children in cages and is refusing to release them unless he's allowed to build a wall," Gavin Shuker of the opposition Labour…
theintercept.com/2018/06/20/u-k-will-not-cancel-trumps-visit-deeply-disturbing-images-caged-children/

Seymour Hersh: Media Today Must Cover Yemen & Trump Policy, Not Get Distracted by Tweets
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-06-20
"Our Country's biggest enemy is the Fake News," President Trump tweeted last week, in his latest attack on the nation's press. A week earlier, federal prosecutors revealed they had secretly captured years' worth of phone and email data from journalist Ali Watkins, who broke several high-profile stories related to the Senate Intelligence Committee. A former top aide on the committee, James Wolfe, has been charged with lying to the FBI about his contacts with the press. Meanwhile, Reporters Without Borders recently dropped the United States to number 45 in its annual ranking of press freedom. When the group first published its list in 2002, the United States came in at number 17. We speak with the nation's best-known investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh. He has a new book out looking back on his more than half-century of scoops and digging up secrets. It's titled "Reporter: A Memoir."
democracynow.org/2018/6/20/seymour_hersh_media_today_must_cover

'Nazis didn't let Jews leave,' AG Sessions says replying to border 'concentration camps' comparison
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-19
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a viral gaffe as he disagreed with comparison of the Trump administration's immigration policies to that of Nazi Germany. The Nazis didn't let the Jews leave Germany, he said.
rt.com/usa/430229-sessions-nazis-jews-leave/

Russiagaters aim high and miss again with fresh attempt to link RT to election interference campaign
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-19
Democratic lawmakers have finally managed to expose RT's extensive efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential election — by releasing a list of advertised tweets, most of which actually had nothing to do with the election.
rt.com/usa/430246-democrats-rt-promoted-tweets/

Twitter rages after Fox host Laura Ingraham calls child detention facilities 'summer camps'
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-19
Twitter has erupted after Fox News host Laura Ingraham offered an original take on the Trump administration's family separation policy on the US-Mexico border by referring to child detention facilities as "summer camps".
rt.com/usa/430233-laura-ingraham-summer-camps/

Anti-Trump crusader sets Twitter ablaze with 'dumpster fire' Senate campaign ad (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-19
A Minnesota Senate candidate has become an internet sensation after releasing a campaign ad in which he pledges to put out the "inferno" raging in Washington — while standing in front of a flame-engulfed dumpster.
rt.com/usa/430205-painter-dumpster-fire-ad/

With Spotlight on Migrant Families Separated at the Border, Will Democrats Push to Abolish ICE?
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-06-18
On Saturday, President Trump blamed the widely condemned family separation practice on Democrats, tweeting, "Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation." Trump is set to meet Tuesday with Republican lawmakers to discuss a so-called compromise immigration bill they claim would end family separation while lifting limits on how long families can be detained, and which also includes a promise of $25 billion for Trump's border wall. Democracy Now! correspondent Renée Feltz discusses a history of family separation that has stemmed from previous legislative compromises with Democrats, and looks ahead to calls for them to defund Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), if they gain control of the House in November.
democracynow.org/2018/6/18/with_spotlight_on_migrant_families_separated

'We don't want European-style immigration here': Trump slams Merkel's policy
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-18
Amid a national furor over his immigration policy, US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to call for stronger border laws, citing Germany's 'open-door' migration policy as a "big mistake."
rt.com/usa/430119-trump-attacks-merkel-twitter/

Former CIA chief likens Trump immigration policies to Nazi Germany, faces backlash
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-18
After a significant backlash, former CIA Director Michael Hayden has defended his tweet likening US President Donald Trump's immigration policies to Nazi Germany — comparing Trump's cult of power to that of der Fuhrer.
rt.com/usa/430137-hayden-nazi-trump-immigration/

'Germany crime up due to immigration,' Trump tweets, and media go into frenzy
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-18
Donald Trump's opponents and the media have lambasted the president and accused him of lying, after he made a series of tweets savaging German Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policy and calling for tougher laws at home.
rt.com/usa/430153-trump-immigration-crime-germany-merkel/

'Racist' makeup branding? Twitter outraged after dark foundations named caramel, tiramisu
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-18
A US makeup brand has stirred the anger of internet denizens who have questioned why it has named a large proportion of dark skin foundations after food products. It has since issued an apology.
rt.com/usa/430115-racist-foundation-twitter-debate/

John Cusack accused of inciting violence for 'burn it down' tweet during immigration rant
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-18
Actor John Cusack's flurry of tweets on President Donald Trump's immigration policy has prompted concern that he may be inciting violence. Some rushed to Cusack's defense however, insisting his posts were being misinterpreted.
rt.com/usa/430073-john-cusack-burn-down-immigration/

'Bad photos!' Trump blasts media for 'fake' G7 summit reporting & tweets GOOD PHOTOS
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-16
Donald Trump has slammed the "fake news media" for showing his encounters with the G7 leaders in a "bad" light and unleashed a series of tweets depicting his friendly relationship with the world elite, full of coziness and smiles.
rt.com/usa/429932-bad-photos-trump-g7/

Soldiers in NY warned not to procreate or end up in 'hospital, newspaper or jail' when on leave
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-16
A photograph of a peculiar army safety briefing has been doing the rounds on social media. In it, soldiers are urged not to add to the population and to stay out of jail, among other things.
rt.com/usa/429983-military-weekend-advice-presentation/

Debunked: Viral image of crying, caged toddler 'detained by ICE' not what it seems
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-16
A distressing image of a crying toddler locked in a barred cage after purportedly being detained by US immigration officials has gone viral — but despite online claims, it does not actually depict what has been alleged.
rt.com/usa/429956-caged-boy-immigration-debunk/

Michael Eric Dyson on NFL Protests, Malcolm Jenkins & Listening to Black Americans on Issues of Race
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-06-11
Last week Donald Trump abruptly called off a planned visit by the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles, tweeting, "Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!" While not a single Eagles player kneeled during the national anthem in the 2017 season, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins did protest by raising a fist during the national anthem, in what has become one of the most enduring images of the protests. Last week, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins silently held up a series of signs to reporters in a team locker room in response to their questions about the cancellation of the team's White House visit. For more, we speak with Michael Eric Dyson, professor, political analyst and author. His latest book is "What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America."
democracynow.org/2018/6/11/michael_eric_dyson_on_nfl_protests

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