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Struggling in White House bid, Democrat Gillibrand seeks bump in Trump country

Struggling in White House bid, Democrat Gillibrand seeks bump in Trump countryU.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand rolled through Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan last week on a bus emblazoned with “He broke it, we’ll fix it,” as part of a campaign tour highlighting what she called President Donald Trump’s “broken promises” to the region. Gillibrand told laid-off auto workers in Youngstown, Ohio, and healthcare workers in Pittsburgh she would repair the damage of Trump’s presidency if voters choose her as the Democratic nominee to take him on in November 2020. Posing for selfies with voters after a town hall on gun violence in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, on Friday, Gillibrand said she needed thousands more supporters to qualify for the third Democratic primary debate in mid-September.



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California OKs benefits to immigrants in country illegally

California OKs benefits to immigrants in country illegallyCalifornia has become the first state to offer taxpayer-funded health benefits to young adults living in the country illegally. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes low-income adults age 25 and younger eligible for the state's Medicaid program regardless of their immigration status. California already covers children ages 18 and younger regardless of immigration status.



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Love of country? Or a political stunt? Trump holiday speech divides Americans

Love of country? Or a political stunt? Trump holiday speech divides AmericansJan Shairrick and two friends drove more than a thousand miles from southern Arkansas to join President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” Independence Day celebrations in Washington. Some residents of the capital, however, stayed well away from the nearby festivities for fear of being wrongly identified as Trump supporters. Trump has injected himself into this year’s Fourth of July celebrations by planning a speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial and organizing a show of military power that includes a display of tanks and a flyover of fighter jets.



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Democrat Buttigieg proposes expanded national service plan to unify country

Democrat Buttigieg proposes expanded national service plan to unify countryDemocratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is proposing a massive expansion of national service programs in a bid to help unify Americans and bring people from different backgrounds together. Buttigieg, 37, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a military veteran, is due to unveil the plan during a speech on Wednesday in Iowa, where the Democratic nominating contest kicks off in February. “National service can help us to form connections between very different kinds of Americans, as was my experience in the military,” Buttigieg, who deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 as part of the Navy Reserve, said in a news release ahead of the speech.



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Dominican Republic official says country is safe: 'There is not an avalanche of deaths'

Dominican Republic official says country is safe: 'There is not an avalanche of deaths'The Dominican Republic tourism minister said the country is taking the deaths very seriously.



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Trump's visits Buttigieg country for speech at NRA convention but singles out only Bernie Sanders

Trump's visits Buttigieg country for speech at NRA convention but singles out only Bernie SandersPresident Donald Trump visited Pete Buttigieg territory for the NRA convention and mentioned Bernie Sanders but not the South Bend mayor.



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Trump's visits Buttigieg country for speech at NRA convention but singles out only Bernie Sanders

Trump's visits Buttigieg country for speech at NRA convention but singles out only Bernie SandersPresident Donald Trump visited Pete Buttigieg territory for the NRA convention and mentioned Bernie Sanders but not the South Bend mayor.



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Donald Trump declares 'our country is full' during visit to Mexico border

Donald Trump declares 'our country is full' during visit to Mexico borderDeclaring "our country is full," Donald Trump on Friday insisted the US immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at the Mexican border. The US president, making a renewed push for border security as a central campaign issue for his 2020 re-election, participated in a briefing on immigration and border security in Calexico before viewing a 2-mile see-through steel-slat barrier that was a long-planned replacement for an older barrier – and not new wall. "There is indeed an emergency on our southern border," Mr Trump said at the briefing, adding that there had been a sharp uptick in illegal crossings. "It’s a colossal surge and it’s overwhelming our immigration system, and we can’t let that happen. … We can’t take you anymore. We can’t take you. Our country is full." As Air Force One touched down in the state, California and 19 other states that are suing Mr Trump over his emergency declaration to build a border wall requested a court order to stop money from being diverted to fund the project. But Mr Trump, who ratcheted up his hard-line immigration rhetoric in recent weeks, declared that his move, which included vetoing a congressional vote, was necessary. US President Donald Trump speaks with members of the US Customs and Border Patrol as he tours the border wall between the United States and Mexico in Calexico Credit: AFP Also on Friday, House Democrats filed a lawsuit preventing Mr Trump from spending more money than Congress has approved to erect barriers along the southwestern border. Congress approved just under $ 1.4 billion for work on border barricades. Mr Trump has asserted he can use his powers as chief executive to transfer an additional $ 6.7 billion to wall construction. Mr Trump, who earlier in the week threatened to shut down the border over the high numbers of migrants trying to enter the US, appeared to walk back his comments on Thursday. He said on Friday that it was because Mexico had got tougher in stopping an influx of immigrants from moving north. "Mexico has been absolutely terrific for the last four days," the president said as he left the White House. "I never changed my mind at all. I may shut it down at some point." The president’s visit came a day after he withdrew his nominee to lead US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Longtime border official Ron Vitiello appeared to be cruising towards confirmation, but Mr Trump said on Friday that he wanted to go in a "tougher direction." At a glance | Donald Trump’s border wall Mr Trump complained about the Flores legal settlement that governs treatment of migrant children and families. He blamed "Judge Flores, whoever you may be", but Flores was an unaccompanied 15-year-old girl from El Salvador. He also downplayed the claims of people seeking asylum at the border, declaring without evidence that many are gang members while comparing some of their efforts to find safety in the US to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. "It’s a scam, it’s a hoax," Mr Trump said. "I know about hoaxes. I just went through a hoax." As Trump landed in California, the state’s governor criticised the president’s push for Congress to pass legislation that would tighten asylum rules to make it harder for people to qualify. "Since our founding, this country has been a place of refuge – a safe haven for people fleeing tyranny, oppression and violence. His words show a total disregard of the Constitution, our justice system, and what it means to be an American," said Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. Mr Trump has been increasingly exasperated at his inability to halt the swelling number of migrants entering the US, including thousands who have been released after arriving because border officials have no space for them. Arrests along the southern border have skyrocketed in recent months, and border agents were on track to make 100,000 arrests or denials of entry in March, a 12-year high. More than half of those are families with children, who require extra care.



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'Our country is full': Trump says migrants straining system

'Our country is full': Trump says migrants straining systemLAS VEGAS (AP) — Declaring "our country is full," President Donald Trump on Friday insisted the U.S. immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at the Mexican border.



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Tucker Carlson: ‘How Did We Wind Up With a Country in Which Feminists Do Science?’

Tucker Carlson: ‘How Did We Wind Up With a Country in Which Feminists Do Science?’Chip Somodevilla/GettyDays after facing widespread ridicule and criticism for saying primetime cable news competitor Chris Hayes is “what every man would be” if feminists had absolute power, Fox News host Tucker Carlson wondered Thursday how America wound up being a country where “feminists do science.”During Thursday night’s broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the conservative primetime star shared a clip—full of scary music and eerie effects—of Democratic politicians warning about the dangers of climate change, mockingly noting that it’s “so bad they’re running out of adjectives.”Carlson then highlighted a recent study that asks whether “toxic masculinity” is a driver behind climate change by arguing that “when men’s gender identity was threatened, they tried to reassert their masculinity through environmentally damaging choices.” The report added that once this “unconscious bias is revealed, it has the potential to help society shift our increasingly precarious relationship with the environment for the better.”Or, the way Carlson sees it, “if we want to save the environment we have to suppress men.”The Fox News host turned not to a scientist or climate-change expert to dissect the study’s conclusions, but conservative author and frequent guest Mark Steyn, who quipped that his insecurities about his masculinity “are causing rising sea levels in the Maldives” and that he’s “kind of on board” with the study’s thesis.“How did we wind up with a country in which feminists do science?” Carlson asked, apparently not the least bit fazed by the current ad boycott he is facing. “I mean, isn't that sort of bound to get a study like this, right?”Steyn replied that it’s “almost impossible” to tell if the study is legitimate or an “ingenious parody.” This caused him to go on a tangent about one of the study’s experiments, which he claimed consisted of “pantywaist” Walmart gift cards causing men to buy “very macho masculine things that melt the polar ice caps.” “This is the kind of social science that the higher-education institutions of America are spending a fortune investigating,” Steyn sneered.After Carlson said he thought “climate science was all about ice core samples” and not Walmart gift cards, Steyn scornfully responded that “climate science is a state of mind” and that the “big bucks” are in surveys where you “decide what’s heating up the planet is men.” Eventually, Steyn concluded by ranting about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) “flatulent” cows, claiming they will team up with a “plague of locusts” to wipe out “toxic masculine men” and save the planet.“I wish there was a Latin term for government by unhappy crazy people because that’s where we are,” Carlson concluded.Read more at The Daily Beast.



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