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Trump’s racist ‘sh*thole’ comment: Who censored and who didn’t?

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Trump’s racist comment about “shithole” countries shocked with its crudity, leaving the press figuring out how to deal with the word.

The U.S. president used the word to refer to Haiti, El Salvador and other African countries. Trump questioned why its people were were coming to America, and asked lawmakers why the U.S. didn’t accept more people from Norway, a majority Nordic (white) country.

In the original Washington Post report, “shithole” appears in all its unsightliness throughout the article and in its headline.  Read more…

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Zuckerberg-backed FWD.us: Congress failed Dreamers

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Congress passed a stopgap measure on Thursday that will prevent a government shutdown, at least until January. But FWD.us, the organization founded by such tech titans as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, isn’t happy about one thing the spending bill is missing: protection for Dreamers. 

Democratic leaders wanted an extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — which protects undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as young children — in the bill. That didn’t happen, but the legislation passed anyway, funding the government until Jan. 19.  Read more…

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Will The GOP Pass Anything Before Midterms?

In this week’s politics chat, we discuss what major legislation, if any, Republicans in Washington can pass. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): We’re going to play a game today! This was supposed to be the week when President Trump really started selling the American public on tax reform. […]

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Trump Is Already Curtailing DACA

Hundreds of thousands of people could become eligible for deportation from the U.S. over the next two years if President Trump phases out an Obama-era program for certain undocumented immigrants, a move that reportedly may soon be announced. But the Trump administration may have already had an effect on who participates in the Deferred Action […]

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Mark Zuckerberg decries reported end of DACA in heartfelt Facebook post

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President Donald Trump’s decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is nearing a critical crossroads, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants his stance — along with most of Silicon Valley’s — on the Obama administration policy to be clear. 

In a Facebook post published Thursday night, Zuckerberg pledged his support of DACA, called “Dreamers” the future of the country, and urged other business leaders to join in signing an open letter addressed to Trump. The letter has already been signed by fellow tech giants Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Apple CEO Tim Cook, along with numerous others. Read more…

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Sessions Is Cracking Down On Sanctuary Cities Again

Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s weekly feature on the latest policy developments in Washington and beyond. Want to get TrumpBeat in your inbox each week? Sign up for our newsletter. Comments, criticism or suggestions for future columns? Email us or drop a note in the comments. Health care has once again dominated the headlines this week, […]

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Tim Cook’s Fourth of July tweet is pretty pointed

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Apple CEO Tim Cook displayed his patriotic side by wishing everyone a happy Independence Day with a rather pointed tweet.

Wishing everyone a happy #Independence Day! 🇺🇸 “Remember always that all of us … are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” -FDR

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 4, 2017

Cook was referring to this particular quote from former President Franklin D. Roosevelt: “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”

This comes just weeks after Cook sat down with President Trump at a roundtable meeting with other tech execs to discuss concerns regarding the proposed executive order on immigration. Read more…

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Refugees May Be Good For The Economy

As the Trump administration continues pushing to limit — and temporarily block entirely — the admission of refugees into the United States, new research finds that refugees, over time, end up being valuable contributors to the economy. President Trump has justified his suspension of the U.S. refugee program primarily on national security grounds, arguing that […]

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TrumpBeat: A Budget With Math Errors And A Fraction Of A Wall

Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s weekly feature on the latest policy developments in Washington and beyond. Want to get TrumpBeat in your inbox each week? Sign up for our newsletter. Comments, criticism or suggestions for future columns? Email us or drop a note in the comments. Regulation: Rules are rules President Trump has had a rough […]