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Janet Napolitano: Trump’s ‘Mythological’ Border Wall ‘Does Not Suffice as an Immigration Policy’


Friday at the Brookings Institution forum on immigration policy, former Obama administration Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is a “mythological structure” that “does not suffice as an immigration policy.” Napolitano said, “I think the notion of building a wall across the Southwest border—I mean, I just, first of all, just doing it that border from a geography standpoint, you’re talking about going through riverbeds, over mountains. There’s a great deal of private property ownership along the border. When there was money set aside and a Secure Fencing Act a decade and a half ago, a number of the property owners whose property would be used for that sued. Those cases, many of them are still in litigation. So you’ll have those issues. You have Indian reservations that straddle the border in Arizona, the community lives on both sides of the border. They’ve already said they’re not going to have a wall. So, just the pure doing of it, not to mention the actual cost. Which, you know, I think the numbers I’ve seen are low numbers. And I think you’re probably talking in excess of $20 billion to build

Tucker Takes Rob Reiner to Task Over ‘War With Russia’ Claim — ‘This Is Deeply Disingenuous’


Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson debated director and actor Rob Reiner about his claims we are at “war” with Russia over their 2016 presidential election meddling. Discussing Reiner’s organization the “Committee to Investigate Russia” releasing a new video about Russia cyberattacks on the United States, Carlson asked, “How would you respond if President Trump took you seriously and sent the B-52s to St. Petersburg or blockaded the Gulf of Finland? Would you support that?” Reiner responded, “We’re not advocating going to war … or a traditional war with Russia.” Carlson accused Reiner of hypocrisy for focusing on Russia and not China, saying,  “A lot of this is deeply disingenuous. Anyone who looks at cyber warfare will tell you — any honest person will say the Chinese military is the primary culprit in the United States. They hacked into the White House not that long ago, into the computer system there and almost every federal agency and nobody says anything.” He continued, “You guys in Hollywood sell your movies in China. You bow to the imperatives of their propaganda and censorship office. You change your movies to suit them. And yet no one says we

Strange Predicts Win: Polls ‘Almost ‘Meaningless,’ It Is About ‘Ground Game’


Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Happening Now,” Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) said he was confident he will beat his opponent former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore next Tuesday because now it is all about “ground game effort,” therefore “the polls are almost meaningless.” When asked if he has the votes to win, Strange said, “I do. I think this is going to be a ground game effort now. The polls are almost meaningless at this point. It’s who gets their voters out to the polls. The fact that the president is coming in and vice president on Monday night—to have the president and the vice president say, ‘This is the guy we need in Washington because we can work with him. He’s effective, he understands how to get things done.’ I think that’s going to be the difference in the race. I really do.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

John Lewis: Trump ‘Made It Very Comfortable for People to Put on Those Hoods, Put on Those Sheets’

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Thursday at the Congressional Black Caucus Town Hall on Civil Rights, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) said the election of President Donald Trump emboldened racists to “to put on those hoods, put on those sheets.” Lewis said, “When we had this most recent election, it helped create the climate and environment to bring out something that had been a little asleep, and people feel like now they can just get away with doing everything.” He continued, “What happened in Virginia made me very sad. We faced mobs, we faced the Klan, we faced overt, open racism during the ’60s. During the freedom rides in 1961, black people and white people couldn’t be seated together on a Greyhound bus, leaving Washington, D.C. to travel through the South. We were beaten, attempted to burn us on the bus, we were left bloody and unconscious by angry mobs.” “When we attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery just for the right to vote, to protest in a peaceful, orderly, non-violent fashion, we were beaten by the state police and left bloody and some unconscious, and some of our people died,” Lewis added. “After the march on Washington in 1963, there was so much hope

Mika Brzezinski: ‘It’s Crazy’ Melania Does Not See Donald Trump Is a ‘Rude,’ ‘Mean,’ ‘Bully’


Thursday on ABC’s “The View,” while discussing first lady Melania Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly about combating cyber-bullying, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski said “it’s crazy” the first lady would make such a speech without acknowledging her husband, President Donald Trump, was a “bully.” Brzezinski said, “Do you guys know she is married to the guy who tweeted I was bleeding badly from a facelift? Among other things, the guy is a bully. The guy is a bully up and down, whether it’s verbal, whether it’s written, whether it’s tweeted, he is rude, and he is mean to people. And I think it’s strange the first lady would make a speech on such a platform just completely not discussing the fact that her husband, the president of the United States, is a bully. It’s crazy.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Obama: GOP Is Seeking to ‘Inflict Real Human Suffering’ By Repealing Obamacare


Wednesday in New York during a speech to the Gates Foundation, former President Barack Obama said it is “aggravating” the Republican Party is seeking to inflict “real human suffering” with their attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Obama said, “But it was better, so when I see people trying to undo that hard-won progress for the 50th or 60th time with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage or roll back protections for older Americans or people with pre-existing conditions, the cancer survivor or the expecting mom or child with autism or asthma, for whom coverage would once again be untenable, it is aggravating. And all of this being done without any demonstrable economic or actuarial or plain common sense rationale. It frustrates—and it is certainly frustrating to have to mobilize every couple months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on our constituents.” He added, “But typically, that’s how progress is won and how progress is maintained on every issue. We have to stand up for each other, recognize that progress is never inevitable.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Pelosi: DREAMers’ Families Did a ‘Great Thing’ Illegally Bringing Children to America


Wednesday at her weekly press briefing, when asked about the DREAM Act negotiations in Congress, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the families of DREAMers did a “great thing” bringing them into America illegally. Pelosi said, “Their families did a great thing for our country bringing those kids here—who are working, who are in the military, who are in school, who are a brilliant part of our future.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Huckabee Sanders: Obama Did Not Put America First — There Was a Lot of ‘Apologizing for Our Success’

White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders smiles during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, May 5, 2017. Sanders discussed the republican health care bill and other topics. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration of President Barack Obama did not always put America first. When asked about Trump calling Kim Jong-un “rocket man,” Sanders said, “That’s a Trump original. He is a master at branding. One of the reasons I think you hit the nail on the head. This is a problem we have been dealing with for 20 years. Americans wanted somebody, a strong leader, somebody who wasn’t going to put up with it anymore. That’s one of the reasons I think Donald Trump won. They saw strength. They saw somebody who was not going to apologize for America. Was not going to apologize for America’s sovereignty and our success. They wanted somebody to stand up and be a fighter. They got that in Donald Trump. I think that was on full display yesterday in one of his stronger moments. It was a great reminder why people supported him and certainly why he is going to be very successful president.” She added, “Certainly I don’t think the previous administration was always putting America first. I think there was a lot of, as I said apologizing

Jerry Brown: CA Is Protecting ‘Hard Working’ Undocumented Immigrants from Washington D.C. ‘Xenophobia’


Tuesday on CNN's "The Lead," Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) said his state passed a bill to protect "hard-working," undocumented immigrants from Washinton D.C.'s "xenophobia."

Keith Ellison Compares DACA Recipients to Jews in Nazi Germany


Monday in Minneapolis, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) compared recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy to Jews in Nazi Germany. Ellison said, “I heard today as many as 3 million DACA recipients live with someone who is a citizen of the United States. Add that to the people who work with DACA recipients. Add that to the people who are the parents of a DACA recipients. Add that to people who are parents to America citizens. You are literally talking about over 100 million Americans who are in some way—way more than 100 million, maybe well over that—who are deeply connected to people who have immigrated to the United States, some with official papers some with not. So this is not someone else’s fight. This is all our fight, but some are in the bullseye, and others of us are not exactly the target. Therefore, it is our responsibility to stand up and fight and do the right thing.” He continued, “I’m going to tell you right now, I’m one of the people who believe we should give our neighbors sanctuary. And if you ask yourself what I would do if I were a Gentile in 1941, if

ABC’s Moran: Trump’s North Korea Warning ‘Borders on the Threat of Committing a War Crime’


Tuesday on ABC, while reacting to President Donald Trump saying at the United Nations that the U.S. may “have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” ABC chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran said that the remarks bordered “on the threat of committing a war crime.” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos said, “Terry, if you read the president’s words, he said the conditions for totally destroying North Korea would be if forced to defend ourselves and our allies. You can read that possibly to even open up a justification for preventative war against North Korea.” Moran replied, “That is a potential justification, but the words ‘totally destroying’ a nation of 25 million people, that borders on the threat of committing a war crime.” (h/t WFB) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Josh Earnest: Trump’s U.N. Speech was ‘Foolish,’ Lacked ‘Coherence’

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Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” while reacting to President Donald Trump’s speech at United Nations, former White House press secretary for the Obama administration Josh Earnest said the overall speech lacked “coherence,” and Trump mocking North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un was “foolish.” Earnest said, “Having sat in the hall of the United Nations where the president of the United States delivers an address for gathered world leaders — that’s something I did for the last three years—what you know world leaders are looking for in that room is a coherent strategy for taking on the biggest challenges around the globe. Whether that is climate change or refugee problems or rogue nations with nuclear weapons, the world looks to the United States to organize a coherent strategy.” “As you point out, Andrea, there is a distinct lack of coherence in this strategy President Trump outlined today,” he added. “On the one hand, he’s suggested to North Korea that they need to work with the United Nations to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. Then two or three sentences later, he is trashing and vowing to tear up a deal that the United Nations is implementing to prevent Iran from getting access to a nuclear

Hillary Clinton Won’t Rule Out Challenging Legitimacy of 2016 Election


Monday on NPR’s “Fresh Air,” 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said she would not “rule out” challenging the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election, although she said she wasn’t sure if there was a “legal, constitutional way to do that.” Partial transcript as follows: GROSS: Democrats have said that they think there was Russian interference in the election, but that they’re not challenging the results of the election. As more and more information comes out about the depth of Russia’s interference in the election, do you think, at some point, that it would be legitimate to challenge the legitimacy of the election? CLINTON: I don’t know if there’s any legal, constitutional way to do that. I think you can raise questions. In fact, I think part of the reason Trump behaves the way he behaves is that he is a walking example of projection. Whatever he’s doing and whatever he thinks is happening he will accuse somebody else of. And there are examples during the campaign when he did just that, like when he called publicly on Russia to hack my personal emails. He knew they were trying to do whatever they could to discredit me with emails, so there’s obviously

Immigration Protesters Force Pelosi to End Presser by Chanting ‘You Are a Liar’

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 15: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on June 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Pelosi fielded questions about the congressional baseball shooting and healthcare. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Monday in San Francisco, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was forced to leave her DREAMer press conference after being shouted down by protesters who said they are undocumented and unafraid. After over 20 minutes of chants, the protestors chanted “you have the audacity to tell us you have been fighting deportation.” Pelosi shot back “Yes, I am.” The group began chanting, “You are a liar.” She responded, “You don’t know what you are talking about.” The crowd continued chanting, “You are a liar.” Pelosi said, “You are not helping the cause.” Before walking out, she added, “Since you don’t want to listen we will have to just go.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Jennifer Palmieri: Trump’s Golf Gif Is ‘Promoting Violence Against Women’

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Monday on MSNBC, former Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign director of communications Jennifer Palmieri said President Donald Trump’s retweet of an animated gif that shows him knocking down Hillary Clinton with a golf ball was “promoting violence against women.” Palmieri said, “I thought it was both appalling and revealing about his state of mind. And it’s appalling because it is making, you know — let alone being unable to let go of the election, but promoting violence. You know, that is promoting violence against women from the president of the United States.” She continued, “You can disagree with Hillary Clinton on policy, you can think she makes mistakes, but the hatred that surrounds her is irrational. And I think that’s a—that is one of the things that’s positive about her writing this book is that we are able to step back and, you know, outside of the heat of the campaign, without any sort of electoral stakes at hand, and consider why that is. And she’s just been this lightning rod her whole adult life, and I think it is because she’s always—whatever role she’s been in, from when she was a young woman, to the first lady, to a

Kellyanne Conway: ‘If There Is No Funding for the Wall, No Deal Can be Made’

Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President, speaks at the Newseum during their 'The President and The Press, The First Amendment in the First 100 Days' event April 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Conway, formerly President Trump's campaign manager, is one of the administration's main surrogates appearing often on television. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said that President Donald Trump would not make a deal with Democrats on immigration that does not include funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Conway said, “The president has made clear, including this week that if there’s no funding for the wall, no deal can be made. He said it as plainly as possible for all to hear. Those are the president’s words take it to the bank. Secondly, bipartisanship is a means; it is not an end, it is not a goal or an objective here. It is a vehicle by which you get things done particularly when you need 60 votes in the Senate for certain matters.” “So this is what good negotiators and dealmakers make, but President Trump’s ideas prevailed. Hillary Clinton and the Democrat’s ideas failed. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer’s ideas failed last year,” she continued. “Donald Trump’s ideas that prevailed he’s the president for a reason. He ran on the program, and it’s that program that will be implemented.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Howard Dean: Supporters Who Stick With Trump After Golf Retweet Are ‘a Little Off’


Sunday on MSNBC former Vermont Governor and DNC Chair Howard Dean said any supporters who still support President Donald Trump after he retweeted an animated gif that shows him knocking down Hillary Clinton with a golf ball were “a little off.” Dean said, “I thought Trump was ill for a long time.” He continued, “The one with Hillary Clinton, knocking her off with a golf ball, really and truly, this is the president of the United States? Nah he is not the president. I don’t know where his head is, but it’s not in his job. He added, “The only thing he’s doing is making his base as small as it possibly can be. Anybody who sticks with Trump after this morning is, you know, they’re not going to leave him no matter what he does. And frankly, I think they’re a little off, too. Who does this?  This is — a third grader wouldn’t do this. ” Donald Trump's amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary pic.twitter.com/vKhxxFCBV1 — Mike (@Fuctupmind) September 14, 2017 Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

McCain on Transgender, DREAMer Military Ban: ‘Just Not Fair’

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 10: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., attends a news conference in the Capitol introducing a bipartisan bill to increase sanctions on Russia for it's role in U.S. computer hacking, January 10, 2017.(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said President Donald Trump’s announced ban on transgender troops in the military was “just not fair.” The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee also included DREAMers in his comments. Partial transcript as follows: JOHN DICKERSON: You supported on Friday a bill that would prevent President Trump from implementing a ban on transgender. JOHN MCCAIN: Uh-huh. JOHN DICKERSON: What – Give me your opinion on that– JOHN MCCAIN: Well, first of all, I think that transgender people are in the military. And to somehow tell them, along with the Dreamers, that they have to leave the military, which is short of qualified personnel, I believe that a study– I know that a study is going on right now conducted by General Mattis as to the whole issue. One, we wait until that is completed. And finally, what do we tell those young men and women who are transgender that are serving? That, that they’re out? Same thing with the Dreamers. There’s 900 Dreamers in Iraq and Afghanistan right now. What if we tell them – what are we going to do? Go to them and say, “Hey, pack up, you

CNN’s Ana Navarro on Hillary Golf Retweet: Trump Is a ‘Jerk,’ Not a President


Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” network contributor Ana Navarro called President Donald Trump a “jerk” for his retweet an animated gif that shows him knocking down Hillary Clinton with a golf ball. Navarro said, “If your six-year-old son did this, he’d be punished. And so this 71-year-old should not be accepted. This is––he’s being a jerk and he’s not being a President.” Donald Trump's amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary pic.twitter.com/vKhxxFCBV1 — Mike (@Fuctupmind) September 14, 2017 Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN  

Cotton: The DREAM Act Is ‘the Single Biggest Amnesty in the History of the U.S.’


Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R- AR) said passing the DREAM Act, which includes a pathway to citizenship, would “be the single biggest amnesty in the history of the United States.” Cotton said, “Well if you pass the so-called DREAM Act it will be the single biggest amnesty in the history of the United States. Even bigger than the 1986 amnesty which Ronald Reagan said was his biggest mistake in office. The core debate has never been legal status it’s been how are we going to control the side effects. Which is undercutting jobs and wages — which my legislation the RAISE Act would do — and deterring more illegal immigration.” “Put yourself in the shoes of the parent in El Salvador,” he continued. “If you have the promise of American citizenship for your child trying to get away from the poverty and violence in that country and we pass a straight amnesty with no effort to increase enforcement or change Green Cards, would you take the very dangerous risk to get your child in America for the next amnesty? That’s why we can’t simply codify DACA. We also have to deal with the negative side

Bernie Sanders: ‘The Current Model of the Democratic Party Obviously Is Not Working’

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Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) argued the “current model of the Democratic Party was “not working.” Sanders said, “The current model of the Democratic party obviously is not working. Republicans control the House, the Senate; they control the White House, they control two-thirds of the governors’ offices throughout this country. In my view, Chuck what we need to do is to reach out to independents. There are a heck of a lot more independents in this country than there are Republicans or Democrats. I’ve worked within the Democratic caucus for over 25 years. I continue to do that.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Tillerson: Trump Open to Staying in Paris Climate Accord, ‘Under the Right Conditions’

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson participates in a media availability May 18, 2017 at the State Department in Washington, DC. The State Department hosted a Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said President Donald Trump would be open to remaining in the Paris climate accord. Tillerson said, “The position is being led and developed by Gary Cohn over at the National Economic Council. I think if you recall, the president also said, look, we are willing to work with partners in the Paris climate accord. If we can construct a set of terms that we believe is fair and balanced for the American people and recognizes our economy, our economic interests, relative to others, in particular, the second-largest economy in the world, China.” He added, “I think under the right conditions, the president said he’s open to finding those conditions where we can remain engaged with others on what we all agree is still a challenging issue.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Cotton: Trump Told Me There Is No Deal on DACA


Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen, Tom Cotton (R- AR) said President Donald Trump called him a few nights ago to say there’s no deal with Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Cotton said, “I think the president has said publicly there is not a deal. He wants to see a deal. In fact, he called me a couple of nights ago to so say there is no deal. He wants to make sure that we protect the interest of the American workers, in particular by ending unlimited chain migration. He asked me to sit down with Senator Schumer and some other Democrats. They want to focus on a package of benefits for illegal immigrants. We want to put American workers’ interests first, and we’ll do that. But there is no deal right now. I’m happy to work with the president and Democrats in Congress try to reach a deal that helps American workers.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

McMaster on Bannon Leaving WH: ‘There Were Some’ Advancing Their Own Agendas

US National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster speaks during a briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, May 16, 2017. McMaster on Tuesday denied that US President Donald Trump had caused a "lapse in national security" following reports he disclosed highly-classified information about the Islamic State group to Russian officials. SAUL LOEB / AFP
On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace asked National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster if the administration is better off without Steve Bannon. McMaster said, “The administration is better off when we can serve the president by integrating and coordinating across all of our departments and agencies, with our key allies and partners, and to present the President with multiple options, and then, based on his decisions, to help the President implement these policies that prioritize protecting and advancing the interests of the American people. And so, what’s important is to have an inclusive process, not to try to manipulate into a particular decision or to advance your own agenda.” When Wallace asked if  he was referring to Bannon, McMaster said, “There were some who tried to operate outside of that process for their own narrow agendas, and that didn’t serve the president well.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Stephanopoulos: Trump’s Retweet of Golf Ball Knocking Down Hillary Clinton Is ‘Alarming’


Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” host George Stephanopoulos called President Donald Trump’s retweet an animated gif that shows him knocking down Hillary Clinton with a golf ball “alarming.” Stephanopoulos said, “We had a tweet storm form the president this morning including a retweet — I want to put it on the screen right now — which showed President Trump swinging a golf ball, whacking it right into the back of Hillary Clinton. She goes down right there. Kind of surprising — maybe it’s not surprising — kind of alarming tweet right there. Does it make you question how real this outreach to Democrats was this week?” Donald Trump's amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary pic.twitter.com/vKhxxFCBV1 — Mike (@Fuctupmind) September 14, 2017 Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Dem Rep Schiff: Trump’s Tweets ‘Juvenile,’ Hurt the ‘Stature of Our Whole Country’


Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Rep Adam Schiff (D-CA) said President Trump’s retweet of an animated gif that shows Trump knocking down Hillary Clinton with a golf ball was “juvenile.” Schiff said, “It’s distressing to have a president that frankly will tweet and retweet things as juvenile as that. It doesn’t help, I think, I terms of his stature, the stature of our whole country.” Donald Trump's amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary pic.twitter.com/vKhxxFCBV1 — Mike (@Fuctupmind) September 14, 2017 Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Durbin: Dems Have ‘Understanding’ Trump’s DACA Deal ‘Includes Citizenship’


On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that last week in a meeting between President Donald Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), a “basic understanding” on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was reached. Durbin said, “We’re going forward with the understanding that we can work with the White House to come up with an agreement that includes DACA, that includes citizenship for those who are protected under the DREAM Act and also has a substantial commitment to increase border protection. Those are the two pillars of this understanding.” When asked if Trump committed to those pillars during the meeting Durbin said,  “Yes.” (h/t the Hill) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Nikki Haley: If They Continue Being Reckless ‘North Korea Will Be Destroyed’


Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union, ” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned if North Korea kept on with “reckless behavior” it will be destroyed.” When asked if President Trump’s “fire and fury” remark was an empty threat Haley said, “It was not an empty threat. What we were doing is being responsible. Where North Korea was irresponsible and reckless, we were using every diplomatic possibility we could do. We have pretty much-exhausted all the things we can do at the Security Council at this point. Now, I said yesterday I perfectly happy kicking this over to Secretary Mattis. He has plenty of military options The fired and fury; we wanted to be responsible and go through all diplomatic means to get their attention first if that doesn’t work, General Mattis will take care of it.” She added, “If North Korea keeps on with this reckless behavior if the United States has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed. We all know that, and none of us want that. None of us want war, but we also have to look at the fact that dealing with someone who

Feinstein: Senate’s Russia Probe Could Take Another ‘a Year-and-a-Half, If Not More’


Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said the Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign could go on for “a year, a year-and-a-half, if not more.” When asked if Donald Trump Jr., will testify in public Feinstein said, “It will be this fall, I know that for sure.” She added, “Things keep changing. Not by design but by just the press of other business on the committee. I think people have to anticipate — I know because as I walk through the halls, there is a rush of the press, you know, question after question, it will take a long time. This could take a year, a year-and-a-half, if not more. So I think people have to be patient. The chairman and I work well together. If we have a difference, we work it out between us. I think the Democratic side is very constructive in how they work at this and we will be able to answer some questions.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Feinstein: Senate’s Russia Probe Could Take Another ‘a Year-and-a-Half, If Not More’


Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said the Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign could go on for “a year, a year-and-a-half, if not more.” When asked if Donald Trump Jr., will testify in public Feinstein said, “It will be this fall, I know that for sure.” She added, “Things keep changing. Not by design but by just the press of other business on the committee. I think people have to anticipate — I know because as I walk through the halls, there is a rush of the press, you know, question after question, it will take a long time. This could take a year, a year-and-a-half, if not more. So I think people have to be patient. The chairman and I work well together. If we have a difference, we work it out between us. I think the Democratic side is very constructive in how they work at this and we will be able to answer some questions.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Hillary Clinton: Trump ‘Has Given a Lot of Encouragement and Rhetorical Support’ to the KKK


Friday on PBS’s “NewsHour,” former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said President Donald Trump had given a lot of “encouragement and rhetorical support” to the Ku Klux Klan. When asked if President Trump is a racist, Clinton said, “Here’s what I believe. I believe He has given a lot of encouragement and rhetorical support to the Ku Klux Klan, he accepted the support of David Duke. I believe that he has not condemned the neo-Nazis and the self-proclaimed white supremacists in Charlottesville and other settings.” She continued  “I can’t tell you what’s in his heart, Judy. I don’t know. It could be total rank cynical opportunism. He has a hardcore base that believes these things and he is going to keep feeding it.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Hillary Clinton: Trump ‘Has Given a Lot of Encouragement and Rhetorical Support’ to the KKK


Friday on PBS’s “NewsHour,” former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said President Donald Trump had given a lot of “encouragement and rhetorical support” to the Ku Klux Klan. When asked if President Trump is a racist, Clinton said, “Here’s what I believe. I believe He has given a lot of encouragement and rhetorical support to the Ku Klux Klan, he accepted the support of David Duke. I believe that he has not condemned the neo-Nazis and the self-proclaimed white supremacists in Charlottesville and other settings.” She continued  “I can’t tell you what’s in his heart, Judy. I don’t know. It could be total rank cynical opportunism. He has a hardcore base that believes these things and he is going to keep feeding it.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Robert De Niro: ‘Disgusting’ Trump Administration Won’t Say Global Warming Behind Hurricanes


Friday on CNN, actor Robert De Niro said it was “disgusting” that President Donald Trump and his administration would not link the devastation of Hurricane Irma to climate change. De Niro said, “Well, I think we all know the feeling from the White House, that they’re not too in favor of the idea of global warming, so we have to deal with that. But people will deal with it because no matter what the White House wants to do, the world sees it. There are changes. And we’re not certainly helping it by ignoring it. We, at the least, are exacerbating the situation. And for the administration to turn their back on that is disgusting.” (h/t Grabien) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Michael Moore: We Are Obstructing Trump Because He Is ‘Not Well’


Thursday night on MSNBC’s “All In,” liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said there was a resistance movement to President Donald Trump because he is “not well.” Moore said, “Impeachment is not around the corner. People are hoping Bob Mueller can somehow indict him, but there’s a lot of constitutional questions about that. And he can indict him after he’s a civilian — after Trump’s a civilian, then we can indict him? Then I think our only question is going to be, do we try him as an adult? That will be the only thing yet to be determined.” He continued, “Our opponent is not well. So we’ve taken advantage of that. We feel bad as liberals because you want to be nice to people who are not—we can’t let someone behind the wheel of the car, you know if they’re intoxicated. And you have to pull them out. So what we’ve done is we’ve obstructed him, and we continue to do that. All the legal groups are going to continue to take him and his people to court. The resistance will be in the streets. It will be at town halls. We are recruiting people in congressional districts and state

Pelosi: Trump, Ryan Agreed to Move Forward With the DREAM Act Which Includes a Path to Citizenship


Thursday at her weekly press conference, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said both President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) have agreed to move forward with the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which includes a pathway to citizenship for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Pelosi said, “Last night leader Schumer and I had a productive meeting with President Trump where we agreed to a path to work out an agreement to protect our nations Dreamers for deportation. We insisted that the bipartisan DREAM Act the one introduced by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) would be the basis for the protection and that we would review border security measures that do not include building a wall as we go forward.” She added that Ryan was on board, saying, “We had a very good meeting with the speaker in which we agreed to move forward to try and put the DREAM Act on the floor as soon as possible. He too wanted to see some border initiatives that we said we would look into.” Pelosi then explained that the DREAM Act includes a pathway to citizenship, adding, “It’s a

Press Sec Sanders: Trump Is ‘100 Percent Committed to the Wall’


Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump wanted “to get a deal done” on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program but added that he remains “100 percent committed to the wall.” Sanders said, “The president is clear about what his priorities are all along. He went into last night specifically wanting to talk a lot about tax reform, which they did. Schumer and Pelosi came in wanting to talk a lot about DACA, which they also did. The president has been very clear in what his position is. He wants to get a deal done. He wants to do that with DACA, but also to include massive border security and interior enforcements. That is what he tweeted this morning. That was the message he relayed last night.” She continued, “They’re already building sample walls. That part is already moving forward. That’s going to continue. The president’s 100 percent committed to the wall. The deal with DACA, they want to include border security. The president wants to make sure that massive border security and interior enforcement is part of any deal on that front.” She added, “The president

Trump: ‘The Rich Will Not Be Gaining at All’ With My Tax Plan

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Wednesday at the White House, President Donald Trump argued that the rich “will not be gaining at all” with his proposed tax plan. Trump said, “We are looking at a 15 percent rate, and we want a 15 percent rate because that would bring us low. Not by any means the lowest, but bring us to a level where China and other countries are. And we will be able to compete with anybody. Nobody will be able to touch us. So we would like to see percent.” He continued, “And by the way lower for individuals, much lower than that for individuals. And the rich will not be gaining at all with this plan. We’re looking for the middle class, and we’re looking for jobs, jobs meaning companies. We’re looking for the middle class, and we’re looking at jobs.” He added, “I think the wealthy will be pretty much where they are —pretty much where they are. If we can do that, we’d like it. If they have to go higher, they’ll go higher, frankly. We’re looking at the middle class, and we’re looking at jobs.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Hillary: Bernie Did Not Give Me the ‘Respect’ I Deserved


Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton insisted her Democratic primary opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) did not give her the “respect” she deserved during the campaign. Clinton said, “I know what it’s like to lose. I lost in 2008 to President Obama. As soon as I lost I endorsed him. I worked hard for him. I was arguing with my supporters at the Denver convention in 2008 why they had to stop complaining about how I didn’t win and to get out and work for President Obama, and I didn’t get that respect.” She added, “Let’s remember he’s not a Democrat. That’s not a slam. He says himself I’m not a Democrat. The whole DNC issue was blown way out of proportion.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Hillary: Bernie Did Not Give Me the ‘Respect’ I Deserved


Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton insisted her Democratic primary opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) did not give her the “respect” she deserved during the campaign. Clinton said, “I know what it’s like to lose. I lost in 2008 to President Obama. As soon as I lost I endorsed him. I worked hard for him. I was arguing with my supporters at the Denver convention in 2008 why they had to stop complaining about how I didn’t win and to get out and work for President Obama, and I didn’t get that respect.” She added, “Let’s remember he’s not a Democrat. That’s not a slam. He says himself I’m not a Democrat. The whole DNC issue was blown way out of proportion.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Pelosi: ‘They’re Coming For The Dreamers,’ Like Interned Japanese During WWII

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 25: U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a weekly news briefing May 25, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Pelosi held her weekly briefing to answer questions from members of the media. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Tuesday at a press conference with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said President Donald Trump was “coming for the Dreamers” like Japanese-Americans who were interned in camps during World War II. Pelosi said, “A week and a half ago, I was in Chicago, and I saw this art exhibit that I was invited to see. It’s called ‘And then they came for me,’ and it’s about the internment of the Japanese-American patriots in our country who were interned into camps during World War II while their family members were fighting for freedom for America and for the world. in World War II they were in camps—and they came for me. And now they’re coming for the Dreamers.” She added, “We cannot let them come for them, so while the president thinks that giving six months time for Congress to act, we want to do that sooner. We want to do it within six weeks and hopefully we can by supporting the Dream Act that is in the House and the Senate.” (h/t WFB) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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