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WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today announced that the Committee will hold a public hearing with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
“As I said earlier, anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has done deserves to be heard. My staff has reached out to Dr. Ford to hear her account, and they held a follow-up call with Judge Kavanaugh this afternoon.

***Reminds me of #AbolishICE (I love you @ICEgov )***
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Thread on the second Ezra Klein tweet in recent days that, I believe, frames an important problem badly, and dangerously so. (The first was on Trump's view of history.) This one manages to be bad in multiple ways. 1/
First, he elevates business (Silicon Valley) at the expense of politics (DC), invoking a false dichotomy. As @margaretomara and many other historians have shown, Silicon Valley would not exist were it not for the federal government. 2/
Second, by invoking "DC" and its inability to solve problems, Klein is sowing further doubt about the possibility of government to do good. Like the first misconception (that business and the state are totally separate entities), this diminishes the realm of politics. 3/
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I dedicate this particular thread to Chuck Schumer, professional Wall Street and AIPAC puppet, and coward in the face of the worst Republican administration since George W. Bush. There is a good reason for that which I will get to momentarily.
There seems to be a pattern with Mr. Schumer in that he doesn't do anything to make sure the Democrats actually oppose Donald Trump like they should at every turn. Take fast tracking 15 lifetime appointment conservative judges so Democrats can go home. huffingtonpost.com/entry/senate-d…
It could have something to do with how Donald Trump used to donate to Chuck Schumer all the time, along with Trump's family, even holding campaign fundraisers for him at Mar A Lago. opensecrets.org/news/2017/09/t…
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This isn’t just a child that doesn’t recognize his mom, this is a trauma response following an attachment injury caused by the US government. As a psychotherapist that works with children I can’t tell you how heartbreaking this clip is to watch.
Attachment is foundational and the building block for how we relate to our world. It is a survival strategy developed in response to our caregivers to get our needs met. A secure attachment creates resilience, leads us to form healthy relationships & general well-being
In order to survive the separation with his caregiver, this child learned during his time institutionalized that to get his needs met for comfort, food, etc. he likely had little to no impact on his rotating and inconsistent staff of “caregivers”.
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WHOA WHOA WHOAAAAAAA NELLY THIS THREAD RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW

NEW SECRET TASK FORCE NOBODY KNEW ABOUT, YOU SAY?! How'd that happen?

OMG OMG OMG kiss vote fraud by the Democrats GOODBYE

All of a sudden the Democratic Party's huge #AbolishIce push is making a whole lot more sense, ain't it? 🤔

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Hey you insane deranged Open Borders Progressives: yoo hoo!

Pay attention to what I'm about to say to you.

IOWA IS NOT CALIFORNIA. You *can't* count on Democrat/Progressives to get this guy off & minimize the fallout from this.
Progressives are right now struggling to defend the usual weekly bloodbath in Chicago by screaming about the NRA. It's not working any more.

And now this.

This was the LAST thing you needed.
BUT YOU MADE YOUR CHOICES AFTER KATE STEINLE and Trump's election.

You *chose* to go 'all in' in Open Borders Lunacy and Sanctuary Cities & undermining the immigration laws passed by our elected representatives.

Now you will reap what you've sown.

/end
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"Rivera has been living in the United States illegally for several years, police said, adding he was also employed in the area"

When in THE HELL are we going to FIX our unacceptably broken immigration system?

And fuck you, #AbolishICE
Also, who employed him, and why?
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Illinois: Man in the US illegally, who had an ICE deportation order, gets 80 years in prison for beating, raping two women chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-… (via @chicagotribune)
Rapist Gets Maximum Sentence patch.com/illinois/jolie… (via @jolietpatch)
Canal path rapist gets max sentence theherald-news.com/2018/08/20/can… (via @Joliet_HN)

cc: #AbolishICE
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Covering the White House ICE/CBP circle jerk.
@SecNielsen is here to salute ICE and CBB...
yes CBB
You all know she is the boss at homeland security right?
SeeeBeeeeeBeeeeeNielsen
Not to be outdone... Trump also thanks ICE and CBC..... ( it is CBP)
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Just a gentle reality check to all you #AbolishICE morons...
We're not trying to be mean when we say #AmericaFirst...
We just want our children SAFE.
#1A #2A @POTUS #gunsense foxnews.com/us/2018/08/08/…
MAN ARRESTED AT 'EXTREMIST MUSLIM' NEW MEXICO COMPOUND WAS (allegedly) TRAINING CHILD FOR SCHOOL SHOOTINGS!!!

EQUIPPING TRAINED/CERTIFIED TEACHERS WITH FIREARMS
CAN PREVENT A TRAGEDY BEFORE IT HAPPENS!
#1A #2A #AmericaFirst #gunsense @POTUS
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Thread: Take a look at the ICE news release section of their website and see how they spin things to fit their agenda. ice.gov/news/all
This one is about an ICE officer that raped women while on the job then told them that the police won't help them because he was a federal officer. Headline says arrested on "federal civil rights charges" that "allege" he sexually assaulted 2 women. ice.gov/news/releases/…
That's a strange way to say rape. Also uses "alleges" to cast doubt on the story. It even includes this important note "An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty."
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Because of #CatchAndRelease a sexual predator was let go because of #KeepFamiliesTogether they could not separate him from the 13yr old he claimed as his daughter and because of #SanctuaryState CA he won’t be deported for raping her. This is the #OpenBorders legacy #BuildTheWall
Congratulations @TheDemocrats you enabled a thirteen year old girl to be brutally raped and abused but don’t worry, he’s safe in California and will be released into our communities because #AbolishIce right? You are all sick.
Cover your ears liberals, @ChuckGrassley AND @SenFeinstein have requested an investigation into abuse at detention centers that went IGNORED during the Obama admin😱Including detaining children in handcuffs where was everyone? The complaints started in 2014 #KeepFamiliesTogether
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'Trump Derangement Syndrome has no natural stopping point...'

By @Sultanknish (full text, links) ⤵️
frontpagemag.com/point/271019/u…
One grandiose act of vandalism is soon exceeded by another.

The true resistance is in topping all previous acts of resistance.

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#AbolishICE? Nah.

Abolish the presidency.

⤵️
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Thread on growing threats targeting immigrant and refugee survivors and how we can support as part of #FreeThemAll National Week of Action. #SurvivedAndPunished #AbolishICE
#ICYMI, check out the recording of #AbolishICE Teach In: Free All Criminalized Survivors featuring Ny Nourn and Floricel Liborio Ramos, formerly incarcerated immigrant survivors! #FreeThemAll #SurvivedAndPunished facebook.com/survivedandpun…
Immigration laws have always been rooted in the violent history of genocide and slavery. Fleeing violence (migration) is often deeemed "illegal" by immigration and criminal legal systems #SurvivedAndPunished #FreeThemAll #AbolishICE
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I’m out in DC this afternoon. #AllOutDC #DefendDC
DC ain’t Charlottesville. I had a cop come up to me on the subway saying he liked my sign.
The tourists are broadly sympathetic, too, and the #MAGA hatters look distinctly uncomfortable.
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I have a new piece @BostonReview on how the left needs to take global trade seriously, avoiding nationalism and protectionism and embracing global solutions that we can also implement at the national level. I'm going to tweet some points and solutions.

bostonreview.net/class-inequali…
First, the global trade system is disastrous for the world's workers, both in the U.S. and overseas. The reason is that capital mobility and international legal regimes and disconnected companies from any responsibility to anywhere or anything but shareholders.
Like the late 19th century, recent changes in capitalism have slapped us in the face and we don't really know how to respond. One of those changes is extreme capital mobility wrapped up in neoliberal trade agreements. How do we respond on the left?
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I think what separates normal Trump opponents on the right from those who have become deluded, and what prevents those critics from backing moderate Dems, is the inability to recognize that the left has just as many crazy ass elements as the right does
It’s one thing to oppose Trump because he’s an insane, unconservative manchild. It’s another to pretend that his opponents on the left are sane and will save the republic in office. I’m not going to pretend Kamala Harris is great or #AbolishICE is normal or socialism is okay.
Now if you want to advocate for a particular Democrat as an acceptable alternative, fine. I’m with you. If you want to make a case for, say, a Biden who is a known element with more moderate and established governance, I’m all ears. But just pretending “the left” is better, no.
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The Power of ‘Abolish ICE’ nytimes.com/2018/08/04/opi… Democrats are shifting left on immigration, and it shows at the polls.
Some folks want to ameliorate ICE rather than abolish it. But I am in the latter camp because ICE has become an entity powered by hatred that functions without accountability to abuse immigrants of color. It is now a monument to institutionalized racism. nytimes.com/2018/08/04/opi…
The idea that the call to #AbolishICE will hurt Democrats is not supported by data. In fact, the opposite is true. Democrats should leverage this moment to redefine the immigration landscape so it is textured by ethics & vision worthy of our party's values nytimes.com/2018/08/04/opi…
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Ok here’s my thread for #AllOutPDX today #Portland
Proud Boys / Patriot Prayer kicked out of parking lot in Vancouver WA by property owners.

Russell Schultz of Patriot Prayer says they’ll march outside Portland waterfront park today because they don’t want to be subjected to police search.
About 80 Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer gearing up to go into Portland. They’re at the boat launch in Marine Park in Vancouver, WA
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ICE IS BAD BECAUSE IT IS BAD.

The people running it & the President directing its policies are also bad.

But ICE was still bad when the President was better.

Its purpose is bad.

Its mandate is bad.

Its unaccountability is bad.

Okay, so any questions on that

#AbolishICE
SO WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO INSTEAD?

Maybe *not* have a rogue, unaccountable, armed secret police force & threat of indefinite detention in a disgusting American gulag archipelago terrorizing immigrant communities in the name of enforcing civil immigration orders
BUT WE HAVE TO HAVE IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT

Coordinated internal immigration enforcement is a very new idea in US history. But apart from that: we've only been doing it this way for 15 years. If you are doing anything to make this model inevitable, you're on the wrong side
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With the horrible treatment of immigrant/refugee children in private prisons being revealed, it's worth reposting this thread from my old account, showing how the prisons #ICE uses are filled with abuse; and that ICE is both unwilling and unable to fix it
#AbolishICE
ICE’s Inspections and Monitoring of Detention Facilities Do Not Lead to Sustained Compliance or Systemic Improvements
oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/…
Summary:
-ICE doesn't comply w/ detention standards
-Contracted inspections not thorough; don't fully examine conditions/identify issues
-ICE inspections thorough but rarely happen
-ICE doesn't work to correct issues after they're identified, leaving problems remaining for years
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Records reveal “lax” supervision, sexual activity at Chicago-area shelters housing immigrant children
propublica.org/article/heartl…
#AbolishICE

"Among other incidents, an employee at a Heartland shelter in Chicago was investigated for an alleged sexual relationship with a teenager. And at least 10 children have run away while in Heartland’s care in recent years"
Any system that allows facilities like this to exist is irredeemably broken.

"Records also show that on more than one occasion, not enough staff was on duty to meet the needs of children or employees didn’t have plans to properly monitor them."
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⚖️Obstruction⚖️

Trump is obstructing justice in plain sight as he tweeted out to Sessions to shut down Mueller's probe into RU interference in the 2016 elex.

Mueller wants to askTrump about obstruction of justice.

Who says COLLUSION is a crime?

⚖️The Justice Department
⚖️Obstruction2⚖️

Three members of the notorious international cybercrime group “Fin7” In US custody for role in attacking over 100 US companies. 🤗
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Paul Manafort = Evidence of Collusion with the Kremlin

Trump & Manafort have known each other since the 1980s.
⚖️Obstruction3⚖️

Manafort Trial Day 2: Fake bills (💰wash), a banned word & a Rick Gates surprise, a parade of luxury vendors testify for the pros’n

Senate GOP kill extra funds for elex security despite intel warning & evidence hacking has already occurred targeting DEMs
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