👓 Why a Government Lawyer Argued Against Giving Immigrant Kids Toothbrushes | The Atlantic

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The sheer effrontery of the government’s argument may be explained, but not excused, by its long backstory.

We certainly have a lot of things we need to fix in this country, but knowing a bit of the history of how we got here may also help to fix the problem. 

👓 New Policy: Do Not Post In Support of Trump or his Administration | Ravelry

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We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry. This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content. Note that your project data will never be deleted. We will never delete your Ravelry project data for any reason and if a project needs to be removed from the site, we will make sure that you have access to your data. If you are permanently banned from Ravelry, you will still be able to access any patterns that you purchased. Also, we will make sure that you receive a copy of your data.

This is going to be the signal that starts the beginning of the end.

👓 Donald Trump Assaulted Me, But He’s Not Alone on My List of Hideous Men | The Cut

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“I made a list of hideous men in my life. It includes the president — who assaulted me in the dressing room of Bergdorf Goodman 23 years ago.”

👓 The cheater in the Oval Office should be banished from the tribe | LA Times

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Think Trump didn't know he was getting a shady assist at the ballot box. Read the Mueller report.
Watched May 29, 2019 - PBS NewsHour from PBS NewsHour
Wednesday on the NewsHour, special counsel Robert Mueller speaks publicly for the first time about the Russia investigation. Plus: Political and legal analysis of Mueller’s statement, severe storms continue to lay waste to parts of the central U.S., what political issues voters are most concerned with and the convergence of art and technology in Miami murals.

👓 Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts | New York Times

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Anti-money laundering specialists proposed filing “suspicious activity reports” about transactions connected to President Trump and his son-in-law. Bank managers said no.

👓 Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes | New York Times

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Military officials received expedited requests for paperwork needed to pardon several military members on or around Memorial Day.

🎧 The Daily: How Trump’s Protector Became Mueller’s Best Witness | New York Times

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At first, Don McGahn tried to limit White House cooperation with the special counsel investigation. He became one of its key cooperators.

🎧 The Daily: The Mueller Report Is Released | New York Times

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We dig into the highly anticipated findings of the special counsel’s two-year investigation.

👓 Decade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Business Losses | New York Times

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Newly obtained tax information reveals that from 1985 to 1994, Donald J. Trump’s businesses were in far bleaker condition than was previously known.

Amazing businessman apparently = total failure. The numbers and statistics here are simply staggering!

👓 How to Get Trump’s Tax Returns—Without a Subpoena | Politico

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A 1924 law suggests Democrats can sue the Treasury Department if it doesn’t turn over the president’s taxes.

Followed Trump, Inc. | ProPublica

Followed Trump, Inc. (ProPublica)

Exploring the Mysteries of the President’s Businesses

He’s the president, yet we’re still trying to answer basic questions about how his business works: what deals are happening, whom they’re happening with, and if the president and his family are keeping their promise to separate the Trump Organization from the Trump White House.

“Trump, Inc.” is a joint reporting project from WNYC Studios and ProPublica that digs deep into those questions. We’ll be laying out what we know, what we don’t and how you can help us fill in the gaps.